James Mapp Allen [Alleyne]

1757 - 1824


Son in law of John Asgill Gosling (q.v.), in whose will he appears as James Mapp Allen. Possibly James Mapp Allen who was baptised and christened in St Philip, Barbados, 17 May 1757, the son of Henry and Susannah Allen. Deceased by the time of the 1826 Barbados Slave Register, having died in 1824 probably in England.

  1. Will of James Mapp Allen [indexed as James Mapp otherwise James Allen] of Lymington Hampshire [made 1820] proved 08/09/1824. Under the will he left 'all my slaves employed on my Valley plantation' and all his other property to his children Frances Ford Allen, Henry Allen and Maria Louisa the wife of Major Charles Roberts as tenants-in-common subject to the payment of £100 to Nathaniel Lucas.


Caribbean Births and Baptisms, 1590-1928, FamilySearch; T71/535, pp. 269-73. A zero return of the enslaved was filed by Nathan Lucas (q.v.) in 1826 showing that Allen had previously owned 150 enslaved, but the Register entry is incomplete in that it does not show what happened to the enslaved (other than those recorded as born and died). A plaque was reported on the west wall of Lymington Parish Church to James Mapp Allen dying 21/08/1824 aged 67; his wife Mary Wood Allen who died 03/05/1803 aged 41; and their son James who died 01/12/1802 aged 20, A new guide to Lymington, by a resident gentleman (1841) p. 37.

  1. PROB 11/1689/457.

Further Information

Mary Wood Gosling
Frances Ford; Henry; Maria Louisa

Associated Estates (3)

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
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Owner
1808 [EA] - → Administrator

John Asgill Gosling left a plantation [singular] called Valley and Locust Hall in his will, attested in Barbados in 1790 and of which administration was granted in London in 1808 to James Mapp Allen.

1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Father → Daughter
Father → Daughter
Father → Son
Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Son-in-law → Mother-in-law

Addresses (1)

Lymington, Hampshire, Wessex, England
Notes →

Of Lymington when he made his will in 1820