John Castelfranc Cheveley
Profile & Legacies Summary
1795 - 1870
Claimant or beneficiary
John Castelfranc Cheveley's brother Charles Cheveley (q.v.) was awarded the compensation for a group of enslaved people in British Guiana as the trustee of the marriage settlement of John Castelfranc Cheveley and Frances Barry.
- The Cheveley brothers were the sons of Richard Dodson Cheveley and Marie Letice Castlefranc. John Castelfranc Cheveley married Frances Barry, the daughter of a British Guiana slave-owner, and himself spent time in British Guiana in the early 1820s. At the time of compensation he was working in the merchant house of Daniel Willis in Liverpool.
T71/886 British Guiana no. 1917A. T71/1259 counterclaim from Charles Chiveley [sic] of City of London, clerk in the Bank of England, trustee under marriage settlement of John C Chevely and Frances Chevely, born Barry.
- C.C. Thornburn, No Messing: the story of an Essex Man. The autobiography of John Castelfranc Cheveley I, 1795-1870 Volume One (Spennymoor, Co. Durham, The Memoir Club, 2001) p. 8; 1881 census online. Mr Cliff Thornburn very kindly made available to us extracts from the manuscript of the second volume of the autobiography of John Castelfranc Cheveley, including an account of Cheveley's years in British Guiana 1821-1826. This has now been published as C.C. Thornburn, No Messing: the story of an Essex Man. The autobiography of John Castelfranc Cheveley I, 1795-1870 Volume Two (Chichester: Crosswave Publishing, 2012).
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Journal of John...
The journal of John Castelfranc Cheveley has now been edited and published by C. C. Thornburn, No Messing: the story of an Essex man. The autobiography of John Castelfranc Cheveley I 1795-1870...
Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England