James Henry Lawrence

1773 - 1840

Claimant or beneficiary


James Henry Lawrence, Kt of Malta [given in the compensation records simply as James Lawrence], eldest son of Richard James Lawrence (c. 1745-1830) of Fairfield Jamaica and St Marylebone. Known as 'Chevalier Lawrence', he has an entry in the ODNB as 'writer'. The entry, which identifies him as the son of Richard James Lawrence of Fairfield and Mary Hall, 'also of a Creole family', comments that he 'was apparently never at a loss for money' with no further curiosity about the sources of his wealth.


Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919), Vol. 6 pp. 121-132; Richard Garnett, ‘Lawrence, James Henry (1773–1840)’, rev. Nigel Leask, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/16180, accessed 5 Oct 2016]

Further Information

Name in compensation records
James Lawrence
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (1)

£3,499 15s 4d

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
1830 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Historical (2)

The Empire of The... 1811 
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Originally an essay in German on the customs of the Nairs of Malabar, transformed into a romance at the instigation of Schiller and published c. 1801 in Journal der Romane, then translated...
On the Nobility of the British... 1824 
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An argument for British or perhaps English exceptionalism, with the English gentleman [a term of art, and exclusive rather than inclusive] the equal of a European aristocrat. Four editions by the...

Relationships (6)

Grandson → Grandfather
Uncle → Nephew
First Cousins