John Baillie of Lovel Hill and Roehampton estate

???? - 1832

Slave-owner and antecedent of claimant or beneficiary


Son of John Baillie of Stenton, East Lothian and owner of Roehampton and Minard estates Jamaica.

  1. Married (1) Jessey Noble Steel (daughter of Ann Jarrett) and Dr Thomas Steel in 1804 (she died 1807) (2) Elizabeth Jarrett Kerr, daughter of David Kerr and Sarah Newton Jarrett. Died 24/06/1832.

  2. John Baillie Esq. of Roehampton Estate, parish of St James's, and formerly of Lovell-hill, Winkfield, Berkshire, died on his passage to Jamaica in 1832. Will of John Baillie of St James Jamaica [but at present staying at St James' Street Middlesex] proved 30/07/1832. His executors included James Hodge Byles (q.v.) and William Mitchell Kerr (q.v.), his brother-in-law by Baillie's second marriage. He left his estates including Roehampton in to raise £3000 each for his daughters Jessey and Elizabeth, and £1000 each for his five sons, the latter also his residuary legatees unless they all died, whereupon his daughters would inherit. In a codicil he said he was heavily indebted on to Charles Stirling and Wm. Leckie Ewing as partners in Stirling Gordon, and he added them as executors.


  1. Family details are from [accessed 30/06/2011].

  2. Morning Post 28/07/1832. PROB 11/1802/211.

We are grateful to William Norton for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

(1) Jessey Noble Steel (2) Elizabeth Jarrett Kerr
With (2), John (1810-80); Grant (1812-54); Jessie (1813-34); Rosa (1815-1903); Elizabeth (1817-88); Dr Herbert (1819-90); William (1819-45); Louisa (1821-59); Gordon (1827-1875)

Associated Claims (1)

£5,745 0s 3d
Other association

Associated Estates (4)

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
1818 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Trustee and Executor

Although shown in the compensation claim, John Baillie had died in 1832. He was appointed trustee and executor under the second codicil of Francis Grant's will, dated 1818, which gave him as of Lovell Hill Berkshire.

1815 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner
1811 [EA] - 1832 [EY] → Owner
1809 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (5)

Testator → Executor
Testator → Executor
Notes →
Added as executor with Charles Stirling in a codicil in 1832 to the will of John Baillie, who said he was 'heavily indebted' to Stirling...
Testator → Executor
Notes →
Added as executor with William Leckie Ewing in a codicil in 1832 to the will of John Baillie, who said he was 'heavily indebted' to Stirling...
Trustee → Testator

Addresses (1)

Lovel Hill, Lovel Lane, Winkfield, Berkshire, Central England, England