John Bovell

???? - 1859

Claimant or beneficiary


Barbados-based partner with his brothers Howard and William in John Heyes & Co. (q.v.) of Liverpool. His son James Bovell (1819-1880) has an entry in the Canadian Dictionary of National Biography (which describes John as a banker) as physician, theologian, Church of England clergyman and educator.

  1. Letters of administration for the estate of John Bovell Esq., late of the parish of St Michael, who died 13/01/1859 in Barbados, were granted 26/06/1860, effects under £3000.


T71/896 Barbados claim no. 1558; T71/898 Barbados claim no. 3970 (Cambridge); T71/900 Barbados claim no. 5178 (Oxford).

Claude E. Dolman, 'James Bovell, 1819-1880' in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online, [accessed 10/08/2012].

  1. National Probate Calendar 1860.

Further Information

Married but no further details
James, John, Howard, William
West India merchant

Associated Claims (3)

£567 0s 10d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£2,462 7s 5d
£2,122 10s 10d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Executor
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Other

Following Elizabeth Bovell's death, John Bovell was her executor: see notes on the associated claim.

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Other partner
John Heyes
West India merchant  

Relationships (3)

Father → Son