James Law Stewart

1787 - 16th May 1869

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for enslaved people on Green Valley in Port Royal Jamaica as owner-in-fee, and part of the compensation for enslaved people on Islington estate in St Mary Jamaica, the bulk of which went to his brother Robert Stewart (q.v.) .

  1. Son of Hon. James Stewart, Custos and member of House of Assembly for St Andrew (d. 1824) and his wife Ann Mary. Married Anne Wilhelmina [given as Williamina] Brisset in Bath, 1809. The Brissetts were also a plantations owning family in Jamaica. The couple had 7 children: Elmina (b.1811), James, Robert Simpson, Mary Ann, Josephine, Charles and Roberta. Elmina married first Henry Spooner and secondly Eyre Crabbe. In 1835 James Law Stewart was living at Blenheim House, Cheltenham, where the family remained until 1843. Subsequently, they moved to Tudor House, Tenby and then 52 Norton, Tenby.

  2. Death of James Law Stewart aged 82 registered Pembroke Pembrokeshire Q2 1869. Letters of Administration of the personal estate and effects of James Law Stewart late of 6 Norton Tenby Pembroke who died 16/05/1869 granted 14/03/1870 to Anne Wilhelmina Stewart the widow the relict the universal legatee, effects under £600.


  1. Reports of Cases decided in the High Court of Chancery Vol. 10 'Stewart v Garnett' 13/03/1830 pp. 398-407; James Henry Lawrence-Archer, Monumental Inscriptions of Parish of the British West Indies (London, Chatto and Windus, 1875), Jamaica St James Montego Bay Church and Churchyard, p. 352, gives the children as James of Shaw Park, late Lieut in the Army who married Dorcas Northcott; 2 Alexander; Census information on http://pittvillehistory.org.uk/service6h.php?orderby=year&field1=houseid&query1=90&operator1=eq&showsql=

  2. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1870.

We are grateful to Charles Gordon Clark for his help compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
James Stewart
Anne Wilhelmina Brisset
Elmina; James; Robert Simpson; Mary Ann; Charles
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (3)

£4,127 10s 9d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£3,723 15s 5d
£483 16s 11d

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
1810 [EA] - 1835 [LA] → Owner
1839 [EA] - → Not known
1817 [EA] - → Agent

Relationships (4)

Grandson → Grandfather
Father → Daughter
Son → Father

Addresses (2)

Blenheim House, 1 Evesham Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
The Norton, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, South Wales, Wales