John Thompson of Liverpool

???? - 1834

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for enslaved people on Lancaster in St George's, possibly also on Salt Hill in Port Royal, and certainly the same man whose executors (Eleanor Blewart, Charles Horsfall and W. Mason, each of whom q.v.) were awarded the compensation for three other awards in Port Royal and St George. John Thompson had sold the Eden estate in 1831 to George Hall but Hall had apparently defaulted on the purchase agreement. The John Thompson of Liverpool and/or Great Britain shown as owner of Spring Vale in St John between 1794 and 1804 might also be the same man.

  1. Will of John Thompson [late of the Island of Jamaica but at present of Chatham Place, Edge Hill] Liverpool [made in 1824] proved 24/01/1835. In the will he delineated his Jamaican property: the sugar estate called Eden in the parish of St George with the 'negroes' on it, which had been in co-partnership with Daniel Steele but which he then owned outright; a coffee estate called Lancaster in St George; and a building on Port Royal Street in Kingston, which he put in trust for his minor son John Thompson, with remainder to his nephew and niece William and Mary Ann Mason. His executors were his sister Eleanor Blewart, his nephew William Mason of Milnthorpe and Charles Horsfall of Liverpool.

  2. 'Saturday sennight, at Chatham Place, Edge Hill, Liverpool, aged 65, [death of] John Thompson, Esq., late of the Island Jamaica, and of Blythe Hall, Lancashire.'


T71/869 St George no. 214 (Lancaster); T71/864 Port Royal no. 77 (Salt Hill); T71/869 St George no. 42 and 94, T71/864 Port Royal no. 33 (for the awards to the awards to the executors of J. Thompson).

  1. PROB 11/1842.

  2. Cumberland Pacquet, and Ware's Whitehaven Advertiser Cumbria, England 30 Sep 1834.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
John Thompson

Associated Claims (2)

£261 3s 10d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£2,163 15s 9d

Associated Estates (6)

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
1811 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Trustee

Given as trustee for a group of enslaved people owned by Christopher Sayle on the Eden estate.

1806 [EA] - 1807 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

In 1806 and 1807 John Thompson as surviving partner of Steele, Thompson and Mais was shown as in possession as mortgagee. Hon. John Mais was partner from c. 1798, but was still alive in 1806-7, despite the description of Thompson as surviving partner.

1809 [EA] - 1835 [EY] → Owner
1815 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Executor
1826 [EA] - → Owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Steele, Thompson & Mais
West India merchant  

Relationships (4)

Business partners
Brother → Sister
Notes →
Eleanor Blewart was also her brother's...
Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
William Mason was also his uncle's...
Testator → Executor

Addresses (2)

Blythe Hall, Lathom, near Ormskirk, Lancashire, Merseyside, North-west England, England
Notes →

Shown as late of Jamaica and Blythe Hall Lancashire in his death notice of 1834: he died at Chatham Place, Edge Hill, Liverpool

Chatham Place, Edge Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire, Merseyside, North-west England, England