James Cruikshank

1762 - 25th Nov 1831


  1. Reputed son of John Cruikshank of Ballard's Valley and Berry Hill Pen, both in St Mary, Jamaica. Inherited a moiety of these estates, subject to £10,000 for his sister Mary Cruikshank.

  2. Inscription in Marylebone church: James Cruikshank 'of Ballard's Valley St Mary's in the Island of Jamaica and of Jamaica and of Gloucester Street Portman Square London', erected by his widow. d. 25/11/1831 aged 30 [sic]: but also shows his daughter Mary Dansey d. 1830 aged 33. Gentleman's Magazine No. 569 1831 shows James Cruikshank dying in Gloucester St 25/11/1831 aged 69. James Cruikshank had inherited with his brother Capt John (d. 1812) from father John Cruikshank of St Mary now of Percy St, as 'reputed' sons. Plaque describes James Cruikshank as 'a kind husband, an affectionate parent, a steadfast friend, and an honourable member of society'.


  1. PROB 11/1160/6 Will of John Cruikshank of [the parish of St Mary in the Island of Jamaica but now residing in] Percy Street, Rathbone Place, Middlesex.

  2. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919), Vol 5, p. 167.

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Estates (4)

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
1789 [EA] - 1812 [LA] → Joint owner
1812 [SY] - 1831 [EY] → Owner
1812 [EA] - 1831 [EY] → Owner
1789 [EA] - 1812 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (3)

Natural Son → Father
Husband → Wife

Addresses (1)

Gloucester Street, London, Middlesex, London, England