James Gibson

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Owner of Leogan sugar estate in St James, Jamaica. Deceased by 1794. Probably the merchant of Kingston Jamaica who was co-owner of vessels with Joseph Birch of Liverpool and in one case with John Hatton of Montego Bay. Gibson and Hatton advertised miscellaneous goods just imported from Liverpool in the Hall in 1789. James Gibson invested in five slave-trading voyages from Liverpool with Sir Joseph Birch (q.v.) and others, and appeared as a slave factor at Montego Bay for several voyages in the 1780s.


Liverpool Registry of Merchant Ships, https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=LmW7AAAAIAAJ&pg=RA2-PA63&lpg=RA2-PA63&dq=gibson+%26+hatton+jamaica&source=bl&ots=dpWRRNRAYM&sig=ACfU3U2_Tp49q2kyNhEOgWK-yv51EyFTSw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiE3Nza9aXmAhWagVwKHemGBJYQ6AEwC3oECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=gibson%20%26%20hatton%20jamaica&f=false; Cornwall Chronicle, 02/01/1789, via http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/c/CornwallC_01.htm [accessed 07/12/2019].

Associated Estates (1)

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1794 [EA] - → Previous owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Gibson and Hatton
West India merchant  

Relationships (3)

Business associates
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The two men were co-owners of ships in the Liverpool Registry, and co-partners with others in five slave...
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