James Ballmer

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James Ballmer was a London merchant (formerly in partnership with Richard Beckford q.v.) bankrupted in 1775. He had been guarantor with William Forbes of a Dutch mortgage on what were then known as Homes [possibly Horns] and Lemon Harbour estates in Barbados in 1774. He was also a creditor of Valentine Morris II, administration of whose will passed to Thomas Plummer, Nathaniel Snell Chauncy and Richard Frisby, assignees of James Ballmer, and apparently thereby creditors of Valentine Morris' estates.


London Gazette 12821 16 January 1787 p. 22; his bankruptcy records are at TNA, B 3/178, B 3/179, B 3/182.

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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 [SY] - → Other

Co-guarantor with William Forbes of a mortgage taken out by Francis Bell over Homes [Hornes] and Lemon Arbour estates in 1774.

1787 [EA] - → Not known

Probably mortgagee-in-possession. The assignees in bankruptcy of James Ballmer sought approval to convey Jolly Hill to an unnamed purchaser in 1787.

Not known

Assignees of the deceased (and bankrupt) London merchant James Ballmer were shown against the estate in the Slave Registers of 1821-1832 for Morris Looby's.

Relationships (2)

Business partners
Bankrupt → Assignee-in-bankruptcy