John Gordon

6th Oct 1808 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. John and his brother Francis were the reputed sons of John Gordon, 5th Bart. of Earlston. According to their father's will (proved 1845), "... I being at present under an arrangement for the sale of my coffee plantation on Golden River in the parish of St Thomas-in-the-Vale in the island of Jamaica to Francis Gordan and John Gordon my reputed natural sons and having given liberal allowance to them for payment by instalments without interest within fourteen years, I consider them thereby and with their own industry sufficiently provided."

  2. Francis and John Gordon were awarded compensation for 100 enslaved people on Golden River. A counterclaim by Sir John Gordon as mortgage for £4700 was withdrawn in 1836.

  3. John Gordon, "mesteee free", born 06/10/1808 and baptised in St James, 09/02/1809.


  1. SC16/41/13, Kirkcudbright Sheriff Court wills.

  2. John Malcolm Bulloch, The making of the West Indies. The Gordons as colonists (1915) p. 25.

  3., unindexed Jamaican parish registers, St James, Baptisms, marriages, burials 1770-1809, Vol. 1 p. 178.

We are grateful to Greg Gordon for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Associated Claims (1)

£1,967 9s 0d

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] - 1839 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (4)

Nephew → Aunt
Nephew → Uncle
Natural Son → Father