Dr John Paterson

???? - 15th Apr 1789


Guardian of Rebecca Findlater after the death of her father Alexander Findlater (q.v.) in 1778. Possibly the same man as the Dr John Pat[t]erson who was the father of John Patterson of Baulk estate in Hanover, Jamaica.

  1. Doctor John Paterson and Deborah McKenzie, both of Hanover parish, were married there, 28/04/1776.

  2. Deborah was a daughter of Richard Mackenzie [sic] of London who was lost, swept overboard, when the Queen Charlotte (of which he was captain) was caught in a storm off Dungeness en route for Jamaica, 1763.

  3. Paterson is styled “practitioner of physick” in the will of John Dickson of Hanover (dated 1776, proved 1783) in which he was named an executor.

  4. Dr John Paterson died 15/04/1789 and was buried 16/04/1789 in Hanover, “universally regretted”.


  1. Familysearch.org, Jamaican parish registers, Hanover, Baptisms, Marriages and Burial 1725-1839 p. 45.

  2. Will of Richard Mackenzie, mariner, transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1/1763-9CampbellMackenzie.htm; Caledonian Mercury 21/02/1763.

  3. Will of John Dickson transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/w/willJohnDickson.htm.

  4. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Deborah McKenzie

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
1778 [EA] - 1783 [LA] → Trustee

Relationships (2)

Trustee → Testator
Son-in-law → Father-in-law