John Blair (attorney)

???? - 1846

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Resident 'planting attorney' in Jamaica in the 1830s, but apparently dying in London in 1846, who claimed the compensation for the enslaved people on Rose Hill in Clarendon Jamaica as receiver in Payne v Pallmer. Probably the same man as the John Blair awarded the compensation for two other estates, Hanson Pen in St Catherine and St Clair in St John, as trustee and executor respectively.

  1. Barry Higman, based on the 1832 Slave Registers, concluded that John Blair owned no enslaved people. LBS concurs with the 1832 analysis, although It is possible that the John Blair awarded compensation for two enslaved people St Thomas-in-the-Vale was this man.

  2. The John Blair of Ebury Street who was buried at Holy Trinity Brompton 19/12/1846 is probably this man; under a decree in Chancery in Blair v Donaldson, the creditors of John Blair 'fomerly of Worth[y] Park, in the island of Jamaica, afterwards of Colney Street in the county of Hertford, and late of Pall Mall and Ebury street' Middlesex (who died on the 15th December 1845 [sic]), were called to prove their claims in 1847.


Sources

  1. Higman, Plantation Jamaica p. 85.

  2. Ancestry.com, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]; London Gazette 20760 30/07/1847 p. 2814.


Associated Claims (3)

£4,920 12s 7d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Receiver)
£2,062 16s 11d
Awardee (Trustee)
£1,192 15s 3d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Associated Estates (28)

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
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1839 [EA] - → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney

John Blair was the attorney on Worthy Park and has been inferred by LBS to have been attorney on other Price family estates like Mickleton.

1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1829 [EA] - → Attorney
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Receiver
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee
1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1834 [EA] - → Executor
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1829 [EA] - → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1839 [EA] - → Not known
1839 [EA] - → Not known
1823 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Attorney

Addresses (1)

Ebury Street, London, Middlesex, London, England