John Forster Alleyne

1762 - 1823


Married Elizabeth Gibbes Willing, St Michael, Barbados, 10/06/1782. Father of 16 children including Charles Thomas Alleyne (q.v.) Of the children Henry, Charlotte Emily and Douglas were all christened on 25/05/1808 in St James.

In a Levy Book list for St James, Barbados, 1822, Alleyne was listed as owning 403 enslaved and 740 acres of land. The name of the estate (or estates) was not given. It is probable that the Levy Book referred to this person: the name is given as John F. Alleyne.

See also the return of John Holder Alleyne, Attorney, for Joseph Lowe in the Barbados Slave Register for 1823 which shows the purchase of 51 enslaved from John F. Alleyne.

John Forster Alleyne died 29/09/1823, aged 61. He was buried in St James, Barbados.


Levy Book for St James, 1822. Barbados Department of Archives, RB9/3/7; T71/530, pp. 327-29.

Image of his gravestone available at [accessed 24/04/2018]. The same source gives dates for his children:

Haynes Gibbes Alleyne 1783-1813, married, died at sea; Sarah Gibbes Alleyne 1787-1876, married, died in England; James Holder Alleyne 1790-1842, married, died in England; Margaret Salter Alleyne 1794-1823, married, died in England; Charles Thomas Alleyne 1798-1872, married, died in England; George Forster Alleyne 1801-1802, died in England; (Rev) John Forster Alleyne 1804-1884, married, died in England; Emily Charlotte Alleyne 1805-1884, died in England; Douglas Alleyne 1807-1820, died in England; Henry Alleyne 1808-1852 (died at sea when the Royal Mail steamer Amazon, on its way to the West Indies, exploded and burned in the Bay of Biscay).

and more information on his children:

John Gay Alleyne 1785-1821; Elizabeth Alleyne 1792-1806; Mary Alleyne 1795-1835; Charlotte Willing Alleyne 1797-1797; Charles Thomas Alleyne 1798-1872; Thomas Alleyne 1799-1807; John Forster Alleyne 1804-1884); Henry Alleyne 1808-1852 and Sophia Alleyne (1810-1810).

We are grateful to Ted Robbens and Stephen Van Dulken for their assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Elizabeth Gibbes Willing
7 daughters, 9 sons

Associated Estates (10)

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
1792 [SY] - 1802 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner
1800 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney
1792 [SY] - 1799 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney
1797 [EA] - → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney

Relationships (6)

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