John Henry Cutting

16th Sep 1786 - 1856

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Born 16/09/1786 and baptised 01/10/1786 in St Michael, Barbados, son of John Cutting and Sarah Alice his wife. John Henry Cutting married Mary Elvira Williams 06/12/1824 in St Michael, Barbados. Their son John Henry daughter Sarah Margaret were baptised in Barbados in 1827 and 1828, two subsequent children Margaret Elizabeth Alice and John Henry were baptised in Bristol, England, in 1838 and 1840. A fourth child, Malvina Elvira, was baptised in St Michael, Barbados in 1844. Later census records show the three surviving children spent their adult lives in England.

  2. Cutting purchased the Clifton estate in St Thomas from Margaret Elizabeth Williams at some point between 1817 and 1820. She was possibly an in-law of Cutting as he married a woman with the surname Williams and they had a daughter named Margaret Elizabeth. However, this has not been proven from parish registers.

  3. John Henry himself has not been identified in the English census records in 1841 or 1851. John Henry Cutting, age 69 years, of 16 Devonshire Terrace, Notting Hill, was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery in London, 05/04/1856. In 1861 his widow Mary Cutting, age 53, occupation given as "Lady", born Barbados, was living at 10 Brunswick Buildings, Melcombe Regis, Dorset with her daughter Margaret and two female servants.


  1., Barbados Church Records, 1637-1887 [database online]; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Births, 1837-1983 [database online]; 1861 census online.

  2. See estate information for Clifton.

  3. London England, Church of England Deaths and Burials 1813-2003 [database online].

We are grateful to Donna Mendes for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Mary Elvira Williams
John Henry, Sarah Margaret, Margaret Elizabeth Alice, John Henry, Malvina Elvira

Associated Claims (4)

£67 19s 4d
£87 7s 9d
£58 5s 2d
£21 7s 2d

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
1820 [EA] - 1830 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Joint owner

Addresses (2)

Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
16 Devonshire Terrace, Notting Hill, London, Middlesex, London, England