John James Ronaldson

1791 - 3rd Jan 1870

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on Oldbury estate in Manchester with James Sutton and Robert Sutton junr 'owners-in-fee.' Despite this description, the award appears possibly to be to them as trustees, probbaly connected with the Suttons' borther-in-law James Swaby.

Probably but not certainly the Robert Sutton junr and James Sutton were the two men whose partnership as stockbrokers with Robert Sutton and Thomas Gribble was dissolved 31/12/1842 through the retirement of Robert Sutton. The Oldbury estate is shown against a series of apparently unconnected people in the Jamaica Almanacs.  

  1. Letters of administration of the estate of John James Ronaldson widower late of Portland Place Hackney who died 03/01/1870 granted 24/10/1870 to Edward and Charles Ronaldson merchants of Mincing Lane, the sons, effects under £10,000 resworn £12,000.

  2. John James Ronaldson married Sarah Huthwaite at St Mary Lambeth 24/07/1819. In 1861 he was aged 70 wine merchant living at Sutton place Hackney with wife Sarah 62, son Charles 25, 2 unmarried daughters Louisa 22 and Lucy 20 and a grandson John J. aged 11 born Jamaica.


T71/860 Manchester no. 119; London Gazette, Issue 20183, 03/01/1843, p. 12.

  1. National Probate Calendar 1870; his age was given as 79 at the date of death, FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online].

  2., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; 1861 census online.

Further Information

Sarah Huthwaite
Edward; Charles

Resworn from £10,000 at probate

Wealth at death
Wine merchant

Associated Claims (1)

£2,895 2s 11d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Addresses (2)

6 New Broad Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England
Notes →

Address of Ronaldson as wine merchant.

6 New Broad Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England