John Rutherford

1748 - 1816


Apparently resident slave-owner in Jamaica, owner of Sue River which passed in some form to his wife Jane Rutherford 1816.

  1. John Rutherford of the parish of Kingston, merchant, married Jane McGuffog of the same place, spinster, in St Andrew 18/11/1786.

  2. Death of John Rutherford reported in the Jamaica Royal Gazette in 1816 age 68.

  3. Possibly the same person as John Rutherton (q.v.). The John Rutherford of Westmorland whose will was made in 1819 and proved 31/05/1820 must have been a different man.


  1., unindexed Jamaican parish registers, St Andrew Baptisms, marriages, burials 1664-1807 vol. 1 p. 227.

  2. Jamaica Royal Gazette 06/04/1816.

  3. PROB 11/1630/226. Under the will John Rutherford of Westmorland, he left all his property to his housekeeper Jane Morrison and their four children, Mary, Ann, John and William Rutherford, all of whom he ordered to be manumitted.

We are grateful to James Brennan for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information


Associated Estates (3)

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
1810 [EA] - → Not known
1810 [EA] - → Not known
1817 [EA] - 1830 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (3)

Husband → Wife
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law