John Crosthwaite

1793 - 9th Jul 1866

Claimant or beneficiary


Liverpool merchant, partner in John Crosthwaite & Co. (Liverpool, q.v.) and Wulff, Brown and Company (Berbice), awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on Vryberg plantation, apparently as owner, for a further 14 enslaved people again as owner and, with others, for the enslaved people on Kilcoy as trustees of Leonora Lynch (q.v.), all in British Guiana.  

  1. A John Crosthwaite of Liverpool was bankrupt in 1850. In 1851 John Crosthwaite West India merchant aged 58 born Cumberland was living at Woolton Hill Much Woolton Lancashire with his wife Frances aged 46 and six young children between 2 and 9, including Arthur aged 4, all born Woolton. This was the John Crosthwaite late of Southport who died 09/07/1866 and the administration of whose estate was granted to his son Arthur Crosthwaite stockbroker of Mayfield Wavertree 10/09/1883, effects £543 10s 1d. Arthur Crosthwaite (who died in 1925) was Lord Mayor of Liverpool in 1900 and 1901 and left £70,000 at his death.


T71/885 British Guiana claim nos. 99, 269 (Kilcoy) and 478 (Vryberg). British Guiana claim no. 17 identifies John Crosthwaite as of Liverpool and his local attorney as William Campbell.

  1. London Gazette, Issue 21082, 02/04/1850, p. 974; National Probate Calendar 1883 and 1926.

Further Information

At least 6, including Arthur Crosthwaite (1847-1925)

Associated Claims (5)

£3,194 3s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Judgement creditor)
£12,844 3s 4d
Unsuccessful claimant (Judgement creditor)
£9,310 16s 11d
£633 9s 5d
£7,892 5s 5d
Awardee (Trustee)

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
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Transferred from Wulff Brown & Co.

Legacies Summary

Commercial (5)

Railway Investment
Liverpool and Bury [1846278]  
Railway Investment
Birmingham and Oxford Junction [184629]  
General Investment
Senior partner
John Crosthwaite & Co.
West India merchant  
Railway Investment
London and Brighton (Stephenson's) [183748]  

Addresses (2)

9 Maryland Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England
Woolton Hill, Much Woolton, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England