John Gully

No Dates

Claimant or beneficiary


Apparently resident in Jamaica, party to the Chancery suit of Gully v Gully into which the compensation was paid for the Sheffield estate in St David; John Gully claimed as administrator of Daniel Gully, the father of the counterclaimant - and opposing party in Chancery - James Manby Gully (q.v.). John Gully the administrator was possibly the John Gully elder son of Daniel Gully, disadvantaged in the latter's will proved in 1824.

  1. John Gully registered 78 enslaved people in 1832, and was shown as an Assistant Judge or Magistrate in St Thomas-in-the-East in the late 1830s.

  2. An advertisement in July 1863 for creditors of John Gully, formerly of Marwell Hall Hants but afterwards of Cochen Hall Co. Durham and late of the Bailey in the city of Durham, who died 9/3/1863, mentions the case of Gully v Gully. However, the John Gully in this advertisement is John Gully 1783-1863 the prize-fighter and colliery owner, with no apparent linkage to the Gully family in Jamaica, and may refer to a different suit of Gully v Gully.


T71/866 St David claim no. 128.

  1. T71/144 p. 107; Jamaica Almanac (1839), List (5).

  2. London Gazette, Issue 22755, p. 3639; G. C. Boase, ‘Gully, John (1783–1863)’, rev. Emma Eadie, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004) [, accessed 12/08/2012]

Associated Claims (1)

£1,671 4s 5d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Administrator)

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
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Administrator
1839 [EA] - → Not known