John Edward Cumberbatch

1800 - 1838

Claimant or beneficiary


John Edward Cumberbatch, 'free coloured man', son of Lawrence Trent Cumberbatch (1762-1833) and Elizabeth Cumberbatch ('free mulatto'). Baptised in St Peter, Barbados, 25/01/1807. He married Julia Belgrave, daughter of John Thomas Belgrave in Barbados in 1823. Wrote his will 11/08/1838 (signed by mark) leaving hs property to his wife Julia and thereafter to his four children John Belgrave, George Edward, Thomas Trent and Eliza Caroline. Executors Francis Cumberbatch, Richard Cumberbatch and Julia Cumberbatch.

John Edward and his brother Richard were bequeathed £200 Jamaican currency and the house where they currently resided in Speightstown in the will of their father.


Detailed, fully sourced genealogy available at 'Cumberbatch Family History', [accessed 09/02/2017].

See separate entry for Lawrence Trent Cumberbatch for a transcription of his will.

We are grateful to Bob Cumberbatch and Ruth Hecht for their assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
John Edw. Cumberbatch
Julia Belgrave
John Belgrave, Eliza Caroline, George Edward, Thomas Trent, Mary Elizabeth

Associated Claims (1)

£75 14s 8d

Associated Estates (2)

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
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Guardian
1823 [EA] - → Executor

Relationships (3)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
Father → Natural Son