John Phipps Hood

1786 - 1869

Claimant or beneficiary


Counter-claimed and then withdrew counterclaim for 18 enslaved people in St Andrew, Jamaica, the compensation for which was awarded initially to Elizabeth Phipps: the award was subsequently revoked and reawarded to the committee in lunacy of Elizabeth Phipps. John Phipps Hood asserted that 'upon her decease the described himself as the was the property becomes mine.'

  1. John Phips Hood had been in Jamaica from 1823 and until 1831. He was in St John New Brunswick at the time of compensation, apparently as a customs officer. He died at 49 Queen Square Bristol 04/01/1869, when he was described as former officer in Her Majesty's Service, will proved 30/06/1869, effects under £3000. His death aged 82 was registered Q1 1869 at Bristol.


T71/865 St Andrew claim no. 359.

T71/1593 p. 160 letter dated 09/04/1836 to J. Phipps Hood, St John New Brunswick agent of Mrs Elizabeth Phipps acknowledging withdrawal of counterclaim. Letter dated 05/03/1835 from J Phipps Hood at Customs St John NB, saying that he had learned that Joseph Gordon had filed a claim, that Joseph Gordon had no power from J Phipps Hood, who begged no payment be made to Joseph Gordon; J Phipps Hood had left Jamaica 1825, given power of attorney to Joseph Gordon then, but returned until 1831; 'I have futher to observe that I am the only Person who ever received a power from Miss [sic] Phipps; and upon her decease the property becomes mine'. 'by making the payment to him it may lead me into endless litigation unjustly '. Letter dated 10/06/1843 from Joseph Wright saying the Rev Charles Gostling Townley of Ilchester Place North Brixton had been made committee of Elizabeth Phipps' estate.

  1. Above, and National Probate Calendar 1869; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online].

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£339 9s 2d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)

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
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1829 [EA] - → Attorney

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

Customs Official
Canada: New Brunswick 

Addresses (2)

St John, New Brunswick, Canada
49 Queen Square, Bristol, Somerset, South-west England, England