Rev. John West

1794 - 15th Dec 1857

Claimant or beneficiary


Trustee of Mount Lebanus estate with Rev. David Laing (q.v.), and the son of John West of Jamaica and then Brixton. Described as a clerk in the slave register of 1817.

  1.  John West, son of John West of the Island of Jamaica, matriculated Exeter College Oxford 26/01/1813 aged 18; BA 1816, MA 1819; bar-at-law Lincoln's Inn 1819 (? Vicar of Clipsham Rutland from 1846 until his death 15/12/1858 [sic] aged 63).

  2. In 1851, the Rev. John West Rector of Clipsham and magistrate for the county of Rutland aged 56 born Kingston Jamaica  was living at the Rectory Clipsham aged 56 with his wife Mary aged 58 (born Portland Place, Bath).

  3. The will of Rev. John West formerly of Coleford Somerset and lately of Clipsham in Rutland who died at Clipsham 15/12/1857 was proved 13/02/1858 by Mary West his relict and executrix, effects under £6000.


T71/867 St Thomas-in-the-East claim no. 473.

  1., Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online] [the question-mark is in the original]. There are other clergymen called John West at this time, but it was presumably his sister (the daughter of John West of Jamaica) at whose marriage to David Laing this Rev. John West officiated in 1824. CCEd [database online] Person ID 40815 for Rev. John West of Exeter College Oxford has no family background but shows him as curate for Huntspill (20/04/1824) and Vicar Evercreech with Chesterblade 16/07/1825.

  2. 1851 census online.

  3. National Probate Calendar 1858.

We are grateful to James Brennan for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Oxford (Exeter) [1813-16 ]
Church of England

Associated Claims (1)

£2,881 5s 0d
Awardee (Trustee)

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
1817 [EA] - → Joint owner

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
Husband → Wife
First Cousins

Addresses (1)

The Rectory, Clipsham, Rutlandshire, East Midlands, England