John Proctor or J. Proctor was shown as co-owner with the heirs of Thomas Rawlinson and John Bond of Broom Hall in British Guiana. There is ambiguity in the Slave Registers and compensation records as to whether the award was made to his representatives or to John Proctor himself.
John Proctor jun. of Lancaster was declared bankrupt c. 1805, when three of his partners, Samuel Oshom [sp?], John Anthony Englebert and Gustavus Ekerman offered '15,000 dollars' to settle their debts to him. John Proctor the elder, 'common brewer, dealer and chapman' was declared bankrupt c. 1811.
In 1812: 'persons with demands against the estate of John Proctor, late of Queens Square in Lancaster but late of Cranage Hall in County of Chester decd.' were asked to come forward: the contacts were John Bond, Nicholas Salisbury of Liverpool and 'Mr Wilson', two of whom certainly, and the third probably, were the awardees for Broom Hall.
London Gazette 15784 26/02/1805 p.265; ibid, 16535 26/10/1811 p. 2084.
London Gazette 16580 03/03/1812 p. 435.
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There is ambiguity between the Slave Registers and the compensation records as to whether John Proctor was alive or dead in the 1820s and 1830s.
Trustee → Testator
John Proctor merchant of Lancaster was a trustee under the will of Thomas Rawlinson made in 1802 and proved in 1803. It is not clear whether the will - or indeed the compensation records - referred...