John Alves

1802 - 31st Aug 1857

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of William Alves of Enham (1780-1835) (q.v.). William Alves was the brother of Archibald, and co-owner of Rose Hall in 1817 with John Cameron. In 1801, William had married Sarah Davidson, daughter of London sugar merchant Duncan Davidson of Tulloch. Their son John Alves 'went out to Berbice' and became a civil magistrate by 1827. Married Susan Barclay Katz (née Fraser, daughter of Simon Fraser of Belladrum) 1837. John Alves is last recorded on Rose Hall in 1856: his wife died there in 1874. Duncan Davidson Alves (q.v.) was another son of William Alves and Sarah Davidson. John Alves Esquire of Enham, near Andover, Hants, died at the residence of F. T. Bourne in Georgetown, Demerara, 31/08/1857 aged 55 years.


T71/885 British Guiana claim nos. 1 (Rose Hall) and 7 (Bloomfield). Almost certainly the same man as the John Alves acting as sequestrator in British Guiana nos. 90 and 494.

David Alston, [accessed 09/09/2010].

Hampshire Chronicle 10/10/1857.

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Susan Katz (1837), daughter of Simon Fraser and widow of Wolfert Katz
John (?-1882)

Associated Claims (3)

£830 15s 1d
£164 17s 2d
£2,088 9s 3d
Awardee (Sequestrator)

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Enham House or Place 

Relationships (3)

Son → Father
Second Husband → Wife