Rev. John Raven Senior

???? - 1824


Church of England clergyman. Son and co-heir with his mother of Thomas Nassau Senior (q.v.) and father of Nassau William Senior (q.v.). In a Levy Book list for an unidentified parish [probably St Andrew], Barbados, 1804, 'John R. Senior' was listed as owning 57 enslaved. LBS has inferred this to be the same man as Rev. John Raven Senior, although the latter's will proved 23/06/1824 is silent on property in Barbados. His wife was Mary, the daughter of Henry Duke, Solicitor General of Barbados.


Levy Book for unidentified parish [probably St Andrew], 1804. Barbados Department of Archives, RB9/3/7; will of Reverend John Raven Senior clerk of Winterbourne Gloucestershire proved PROB 11/1687/308; Phyllis Deane, ‘Senior, Nassau William (1790–1864)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Sept 2010 [, accessed 8 June 2017].

Further Information

Mary Duke
Nassau William and 9 others

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
1804 [EA] - 1804 [LA] → Owner

This is speculative on LBS' part. John R. Senior was shown as the owner of 57 enslaved people on an unnamed estate in an unnamed parish [probably St Andrew] in Barbados in 1804; his father Thomas Nassau Senior is known to have owned an estate named Pools in St Joseph and St Andrew; and the number of people on Pool estate in St Andrew in the 1817-26 Slave Registers was broadly consistent with the 1804 entry.

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Winterbourne, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England