Henry Simpson Elmslie

1799 - 1836

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of John Elmslie, and awarded a one-fifth share of the compensation for Serge Island in St Thomas-in-the-East in Jamaica: the remainder of the compensation went to James Elmslie, William Elmslie and Eliza Elmslie and her co-executors.

  1. Married Ann Culliford 18/12/1828 British Chaplaincy Genova Italy.

  2. 'Lately. On his passage home from Jamaica, Henry Simpson Elmslie esq., formerly of the Grenadier Guards, youngest son of the late John Elmslie Esq., of Berners St.'  Will of Henry Simpson Elmslie of 39 Allsops Terrace New Road Middlesex proved 03/08/1836.

  3. Harriet Elmslie was the 21st and youngest child of her father, the late John Elmslie of Berners Street London and of Surge Island Estate Jamaica. She married R.R. Madden, later a stipendiary magistrate under Apprenticeship in Jamaica.

  4. 'John Elmslie who is said to have come from Aberdeen, and who lived for years at 21 Berners Street, London and who owned land at Oldmeldrum, was at one time a merchant in the West Indies. He was left a valuable estate in Jamaica by his uncle John Gray, F.R.S., Lord Rector of Marischal College, Aberdeen 1764-69. John Elmslie, who married his cousin, Jane Wallace, at Dumfries, September 16, 1776, had twenty-one children, and he died at 21 Berners Street in 1824.  One of his daughters, Jane, married in March 8 1806, George Gordon of the Croughly family. His grandson, William Elmslie of Lloyd's, had a daughter who married in 1873 the late Dr Barnardo, the well-known philanthropist...I am indebted for this information to Mr Augustus Elmslie, London J.M.B.'.

  5. John Gray Elmslie, son of John and Jane Elmslie was born Sept 12 1777 and baptised Sept. 24 1777 at St Bartholomew by the Exchange was possibly the oldest son and heir, given the above, and the same man as John Elmslie junior whose executors collect under the Jamaican awards for Serge Island etc., but might have been an older sibling who died young before the birth of John Elmslie jun.


St Thomas-in-the-East No. 468A-D.

  1. www.familysearch.org batch no. M86000-1.

  2. Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 161 October 183[7] p. 446 Obituary; Ancestry.com, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online] Lewisham St Mary burial 18/06/1836 of Henry Simpson Elmslie Gloucester Place Marylebone aged 37; PROB11/1896.

  3. John O'Hart Irish Pedigree: Origin and stem of the Irish nation' p. 791 Corrigenda Madden (No. 1)]. Rigg, J. M., and Lynn Milne. "Madden, Richard Robert (1798–1886), author and colonial administrator." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 23 Sep. 2004; Accessed 18 Dec. 2019. https://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-17753; Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 90 1801 p. 773 Obituary 15 August: The wife of John Elmslie esq., of Berners Street who, on the 4th instant, was delivered of her 21st child.

  4. Scottish Notes & Queries 2nd series Vol. VII July 1905 to June 1906 ed. John Bulloch (Aberdeen: the Rosemount Press, 1906): p. 100. Ancestry.com, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online] shows John Elmslie of Berners Street aged 83 buried at Lewisham St Mary August 31 1822.

  5. Ancestry.com, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].

Further Information

Ann Culliford

Associated Claims (1)

£4,853 6s 0d

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
1822 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1822 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (5)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

39 Allsopps Terrace, New Road, London, Middlesex, London, England