Josias Jackson

1765 - 1819

Claimant or beneficiary


MP for Southampton 1807-1812, died in St Vincent in 1819. 'The heirs of Josias Jackson' made a claim for the compensation for the enslaved people on Rutland Vale in St Vincent, which was paid into the Chancery suit of Baillie v Jackson. The estate was mortgaged to James Evan Baillie and his partners.

  1. Three children of Josias Jackson Esq. and Jane Jackson (Eliza, Frederick Barnwall [sic] and Henry Augustus) were baptised at St Marylebone and St Pancras between 1793 and 1801, and a fourth, Barnewall, was baptised at Southampton 29/01/1803, again with the mother's name as Jane.

  2. Josias Jackson owned 'St Vincent's Rocks', in Clifton 'and owned a similarly named property in...St Vincent'.

  3. Josias Jackson died on his estate in St Vincent in 1819, 'many years one of his Majesty's Council' 'in his 57th year.' He is given as of Bellevue House, Southampton in the History of Parliament, which gives his wife as 'Jenetta, da. of (?Edward) Barnewell (?of Demerara).'

  4. The will of Josias Jackson of St Vincent was proved 06/10/1820. In the will he was identified as Josias Jackson of St Vincent and of the Rocks [Uckfield] in the county of Sussex, and provided an annuity for his wife Jennetta of £1000 in addition to the [unspecified] amounts under their marriage settlement, and annuity of £500 p.a. to his son also Josias and annuity of £100 p.a. to each of his daughters, with his real estate passing to Josias. By the time his son Josias Jackson the younger came to make his will in 1842, there were arrears according to Josias Jackson the younger of £20,000 on the annuity of £900 p.a. [sic] secured on Rutland Vale.

  5. Josias Jackson of Berners Street but now of Hanover Square was the recipient 04/04/1797 of £15,000 of the Exchequer Loans made to planters and merchants of Grenada and St Vincent.

  6. Frederic Barnewall Jackson Esquire, late Lieutenant of His Majesty's Navy, died at Trinidad in 1827 aged 27 years; Henry Barnewall Jackson, gentleman, became an Ensign by purchase in the 46th Regiment of Foot in 1842.


T71/892 St Vincent no. 644.

  1., London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online];, England and Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906

  2. Madge Dresser, Slavery obscured: the social history of the slave trade in an English provincial port (2001), p. 109.

  3. Gentleman's Magazine July-December 1819 Vol. 89 part 2 p. 471; History of Parliament online 1790-1820, R. G. Thorne, 'Jackson, Josias (1765-1819) of Bellevue House, Southampton.'

  4. The will of Josias Jackson of the island of St Vincent proved 06/10/1820, PROB 11/1635/62; will of Josias Jackson of Guingamp France proved 02/02/1848, PROB 11/2069/264.

  5. Museum of London in Docklands, Exchequer Bills for Relief of Persons Trading with Grenada and St Vincent Box 684 [99], Certificate no. 85.

  6. Oxford University and City Herald 02/06/1827; West Kent Guardian 30/07/1842.

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with this entry.

Further Information

Jenetta or Jane Barnewall
4 sons, 3 daughters

Associated Claims (1)

£6,513 8s 2d
Previous owner

Associated Estates (3)

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
- 1787 [EY] → Joint owner
1822 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner
1787 [SY] - 1819 [EY] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

election →
Southampton Hampshire
1807 - 1812

Relationships (11)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Notes →
This is an inferred relationship only. History of Parliament tentatively shows Josias Jackson's wife Jenetta as the daughter of '(? Edward) Barnewell (? of...
Executor → Testator
Father → Son
Notes →
This is an inferred relationship only. History of Parliament tentatively shows Josias Jackson's wife Jenetta as the daughter of '(? Edward) Barnewell (? of...
Son → Father
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Beneficiary of Trust → Trustee
Notes →
James Gerald Morgan held two moieties as trustee of Rutland Vale for Josias Jackson and John Mills...
Executor → Testator

Addresses (2)

Bolney Court, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, Central England, England
Notes →

Given as of Bolney Court Henley in the will of Col. Daniel Henry Shaw, whose executor he was

The Rocks, Uckfield, Sussex, South-east England, England