John Kearton of St Vincent

???? - 1803


Speaker of the House of Assembly in St Vincent in 1800, nephew and heir of George Kearton (q.v.) and husband or partner of Ann Kearton (q.v.), with whom he had several children, including George, Anthony and Thomas. 'G & J Kearton' were early purchasers of land in Tobago, but 'J. Kearton' most probably refers to a brother of George Kearton rather than his nephew given here.

  1. Death of John Kearton, planter at St Vincent 25/05/1803.


London Gazette 15306 28/10/1800 p. 1230, reproducing an address to George III after his escape from assassination, signed by Henry Hassey, President of the Council, and John Kearton, Speaker of the House of Assembly, and presented by William Manning, member for Lymngton and one of the agents for St Vincent. 'Tables showing the Lots in each Parish, numbered as originally granted - the original Grantee - the name of the Lot, or lots, if one has been acquired, and the present Possessor where there is one' and 'A Table, showing the Estates in cultivation in 1832, and their Owners, in 1832, copied from the list appended to Byres' map of that date, with those in cultivation in 1862', Henry Iles Woodcock, A History of Tobago (Ayr: Smith and Grant, 1867; new impression London: Frank Cass and Company Limited, 1971); John Fowler, A summary account of the present flourishing state of the respectable colony of Tobago in the British West Indies illustrated with a map of the island and a plan of its settlement, agreeably to the sales by his Majesty’s Commissioners (London: A Grant, 1774) pp. 36-37.

  1. Newcastle Courant August 13 1803, accessed through [acccessed 13/12/2013].

We are grateful to Jonathan Kirton for his help with this entry.

Further Information

West Indian

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1783 [SY] - 1803 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Extra-marital relationships
Nephew → Uncle
Father → Son