John Poyer Poyer ne Griffith

1814 - 1850

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on an as yet unidentified estate in Barbados, for which the claim was made originally by John Poyer Griffith (q.v.): John Poyer Poyer (né Griffith) was executor. John Poyer Griffith the elder, nephew of John Poyer and father of John Poyer Poyer né Griffith, died in 1837.

  1. John Poyer Griffith junior, son of J.P. Griffith of Russell pl[ace] esq., in compliance with the will of his great-uncle John Poyer esq., to take the name of Poyer only 27/05/1834. The application was made by John Poyer Griffith the elder on behalf of his only son, John Poyer Griffith junior, a minor aged 20.

  2. When John Poyer Poyer married Maria Jane Shepheard at St Pancras 23/11/1837 his father John Poyer Griffith was described as 'dead.'

  3. Will of John Poyer otherwise Poyyer of Russell Place Fitzroy Square proved 28/02/1834. Will of John Poyer Griffith of Russell Place proved 11/03/1837. Burial of John Poyyer [sic] Griffith aged 50 St Marylebone 21/02/1837. Will of John Poyer Poyer of Russell Place Fitzroy Square proved 06/07/1850. Will of John Poyer Poyer of 7 Russell Place Fitzroy Square proved 13/02/1851.

  4. Rev Thos Griffith Connell of Island of Barbados [married] to Maria Jane, relict of the late John Poyer Poyer Esq. of 7 Russell place Fitzroy Sq and of the same island, September 1853.


T71/897 Barbados claim no. 2734.

  1. Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. 157 (1834), p. 207; London Gazette, Issue 19158, p. 966.

  2., London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online];, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online].

  3. PROB 11/1828; PROB 11/1874;, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]; PROB 11/2116; PROB 11/2127. The latter two must be the same man.

  4. Times 03/09/1853 p. 12.

Further Information

Maria Jane Shepheard
Walwyn; Julia; John Poyer

Associated Claims (1)

£2,347 16s 0d

Relationships (3)

Son → Father
Brother → Sister
Great-nephew → Great-uncle

Addresses (1)

7 Russell Place, Fitzroy Square, London, Middlesex, London, England