John White

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Claimant or beneficiary


  1. One of six children of "mulatto" Mary Cartwright and Andrew White Esquire. Baptism not identified but the eldest Henry (born 1808) and Mary Jane (born 1810) were baptised at their father's estate, Oxford, in St Elizabeth in 1811 and the next child, William (born 1812) was baptised at Oxford in 1813.

  2. "Mary Morrice alias Mary Cartwright & children Lavinia Cartwright, Henry, Mary Jane, William" were manumitted 19/01/1822 by payment of 10s "James Vase & ux to confirm a former deed 15 Dec 1812 by Andrew White & ux". Mary Cartwright and her children Lavinia Cartwright, Henry White, Jane White, William White, Catherine White, John White and James Dunlevy White were manumitted "£500 Sterling left, as the value of their manumission, to a Devisee, who also forfeits a legacy of £5000 Sterlg if such manumission be not effected". This is the manumission stipulated in the will of Andrew White senior, proved in 1820, which also stated that Lavinia Cartwright was born in Liverpool. Andrew White's will also bequeathed annuities of £30 per annum for life to Mary Cartwright and her six children by him, and £10 per annum to Lavinia Cartwright, chargeable on Oxford estate and Evergreen pen.

  3. John and his siblings Henry, Mary Jane, William, Catherine and James Dunlevie White and his mother Mary Cartwright were owners through a trust of Comfort Hall estate in Manchester, Jamaica.

  4. Mary Cartwright and her children have not been identified in the slave registers. They do not appear in James Vose's registration of 1823.


  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  2. 'List of Jamaican Manumissions of 1821-1825 in the Public Record Office (2)','; 'List of Jamaican Manumissions of 1821-1825 in the Public Record Office (5)',; PROB 11/1635/258.

  3. See estate information for Comfort Hall.

  4. T71/67 p. 314.

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Associated Claims (1)

£692 5s 9d

Associated Estates (2)

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
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Trust beneficiary
1834 [EA] - → Joint owner

Relationships (10)

Grandson → Grandfather
Natural Son → Mother
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Natural Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle