John Joseph Esdaile

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Claimant or beneficiary


Resident slave-owner on Nevis and St Kitts. Given as John J. Esdaile in the compensation records for Hard Times on Nevis, but identified as John Joseph Esdaile in the Slave Register for the estate in 1834.

  1. Appointment of John Joseph Esdaile as Provost Marshall for Nevis in 1851.


Esdaile's son of the same name emigrated to Victoria, Australia: 'ESDAILE : John Joseph ESDAILE 1837-1933, b. Nevis, British West Indies, to John Joseph ESDAILE & Louisa Thurston RAWLINS, Draper & Storekeeper at Casterton 1859-1862, d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1859, Portland, Vic. to Isabella Farquarson GALL 1836-1911, b. Aberdeenshire, Scotland, d. Melbourne, Victoria; 2 children b. Casterton, Vic.'" [accessed 02/07/2018].

  1. Morning Chronicle 13/09/1851 p. 18.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
John J. Esdaile
Louisa Rawlins

Associated Claims (2)

£2,551 15s 2d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£182 9s 3d

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
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner