John Barclay

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Slave-owner in Jamaica. The Hon John Barclay was Custos of St David in 1851. James A. Delle traces his trajectory from a book-keeper on Whitfield Hall in 1802, through his slave-ownership by his establishment of Woburn Lawn and by his purchase and sub-division of Mavis Bank, and then to his office-holding post-Emancipation.


Jamaica Almanac 1851; James A. Delle, The Colonial Caribbean: Landscapes of Power in Jamaica's Plantation System (2014) pp.127-8. Kathleen E. A. Monteith, Plantation Coffee in Jamaica (2019) p. 29 shows him as the same man as the John Barclay employed, by 1806 as overseer, on Abbey Green between 1803 and 1811.

Associated Claims (1)

£2,288 18s 6d

Associated Estates (4)

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
1807 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Overseer
1829 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Not known
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner