John Jacob Gilgeous

No Dates

Claimant or beneficiary


Apparently a resident planter, although attorneys registered enslaved people on his behalf. Gilgeous was awarded the compensation for the Windsor Castle estate, had formerly owned an estate called Catherine Elizabeth and apparently was also a creditor of Better Success.

  1. In 1848, Plantation Better Success was put up for auction as a result of an action by Sarah Maria Gilgeous and William Benjamin Gilgeous, as heiress and heir of John Jacob Gilgeous, by their attorney in the colony William Lyng against John Chandler an inhabitant of Essequebo and John Robert Evans, executor of John Evans deceased, in his lifetime joint proprietor of Pln Better Success. Sarah Maria Gilgeous, described in 1854 as 'widow', died at Liverpool Q2 1857; William Benjamin Gilgeous, presumably the son, was a doctor in Blackrock Dublin.


  1. London Gazette 20910 31/12/1848 p. 3898; England & Wales FreeBMD Death Index 1837-1915 [database online]; Privy Council Papers online Case 1792_868 (1854), [accessed 14/05/2014].

Further Information

Name in compensation records
John J. Gilgeous

Associated Claims (1)

£18,139 1s 7d

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] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner