John Matthias Smith

1799 - 1854

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. John Matthias Smith (1799-1854), land surveyor, a prolific planmaker and Crown Surveyor for Middlesex and Surrey Counties in the 1840s.

  2. Married, St Andrew, 10/07/1841, Margaret Clementina Carver (born 28/03/1820), daughter of William Staker Carver, vestry clerk at St Andrew (1795-1846). The register entry does not record his marital status but he was presumably then a widower (see 3 infra)

  3. Styled “of Camperdown Pen, quondam son-in-law of Hon. Joseph Gordon” (q.v.) in report of the 1849 marriage of his sister-in-law Anne Carver.

  4. Owner of 3 enslaved people at Camperdown Pen, St.Andrew, in 1831 (the same property appears to be registered to Joseph Gordon in 1833).


  1. B. W. Higman, Jamaica Surveyed (2001), p.40.

  2., Jamaica parish registers, St Andrew, 1838-55, p.303.

  3. Liverpool Mercury, 9/10/1849

  4. Jamaica Almanac 1831 and 1833.

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
John M. Smith
Margaret Clementina Carver

Associated Claims (1)

£29 3s 1d

Relationships (1)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
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By Smith's first...