John L. Walcott

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Claimant or beneficiary


Slave-owner in Jamaica, apparently resident. In the 1851 Jamaica Almanac he was shown as Lt-Col. in the Cornwall Regiment of Horse. The will of John Lawrence Walcott of Trelawny was reported to have been registered in 1883 in Jamaica, having been made in 1835 or 1855.

  1. Robert John Walcott, son of John Lawrence Walcott of Ashley Hall, became the Chief Justice of British Honduras. He died intestate 09/04/1875 late of British Honduras, formerly of Jamaica and afterwards of Perth Australia where he had been Attorney-General.

Sources, which cites Supreme Court Will Book I, 456 10/17/1883.

  1. Joseph Foster, Men-at-the-bar : a biographical hand-list of the members of the various Inns of Court, including Her Majesty's judges, etc. (1885) p. 485; London Gazette 24277 21 December 1875 p. 6546.

Associated Claims (2)

£567 2s 5d
£1,778 7s 1d
Awardee (Mortgagee)

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
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1820 [EA] - → Not known

Very likely the owner

1823 [EA] - → Other

Previous owner of some of these enslaved people.

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

Attorney General
Australia: Western Australia 
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John L. Walcott's oldest son Richard John Walcott was Attorney General in Perth before becoming Chief Justice in British...
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London Gazette 24277 21 December 1875 p....