John Collard

???? - 1788


Bristol merchant and slave-owner in Jamaica, and slave-trader with five recorded voyages.

  1. John Marshall Collard, "about a year old", and Martha Amelia Collard, childen of John Collard, merchant, of St Augustine's, and Joanna his wife, baptised 21/01/1776 at Lewins Mead Chapel (a Unitarian meeting house), Bristol.

  2. Will of John Collard [made in 1787] proved 16/03/1789. Under the will he left £5000 to each of his three children Elizabeth Charlotte Collard, Frances Ann Collard and John Marshall Collard. He left his property in Jamaica including enslaved people in trust, to be sold: until they were sold, the income from Hope River (which had been settled on her) was to go to his wife Joanna and be made up to £500 p.a. His trustees were William Collard and John Anderson, the latter presumably the major Bristol slave-trader.


  1., England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970 [database online].

  2. PROB 11/1176/260.

Further Information

Elizabeth Charlotte; Frances Ann; John Marshall; Martha Amelia

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
1774 [EA] - 1789 [LA] → Owner
1774 [EA] - 1788 [EY] → Owner
1793 [EA] - 1804 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (2)

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

Addresses (1)

Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England