John Anderson

???? - 28th Dec 1818


Planter in Jamaica, brother and executor of Thomas Anderson. Died 28/12/1818

The estates of John and Thomas Anderson became embroiled in a legal dispute following claims that William Shand, executor of John Anderson, had mismanaged the estate and squandered the inheritance of the heirs of them both.

Margaret Anderson, widow of Alexander Bain deceased, claimed her husband and children were the residuary legatees of both Thomas and John Anderson. She claimed herself and her children were due £43,486 14s 2d from the intromission of William Shand with the Jamaican estates and effects of Thomas Anderson, and similarly £8545 2s 6d from that of John Anderson. Her children were named as Robert Anderson, Margaret Anderson junior, Christian Anderson, Elspet Bain and Isabella Hardy. Her claim against the estate of Thomas Anderson included enslaved people on Constitution Hill and Charing Cross estates (Charing Cross has not been identified).

Rev. J. Bickell married Eliza, daughter of the late J. Anderson Esquire of Clifford's in the island of Jamaica in Bristol in 1819.


The Scottish Jurist... from 24th July 1833 to 18th July 1834, inclusive (Edinburgh, 1834), Vol. VI pp. 262-265 available on Googlebooks., Bristol, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1935 [database online]; New Monthly Magazine and Universal Register vol. 11 p. 563 (1 July 1819).

We are grateful to Alice Kinghorn for her assistance with compiling this entry.

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Associated Estates (2)

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
1809 [EA] - 1818 [EY] → Owner
1820 [EA] - → Previous owner

Relationships (3)

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