James Dottin Maycock

15th Dec 1786 - 1837

Claimant or beneficiary


James Dottin Maycock, previously resident in Barbados but in Britain at the time of compensation and probably dying there in 1837, claimed unsuccessfully as owner-in-fee for the compensation for the enslaved people on Waterford in Barbados, and claimed on three other awards, one as guardian of Dottin Maycock (q.v.) and two with James Alleyne Holder (q.v.), in one of which (Mellowes) the two men were trustees and executors of Joseph Lowe and in the other (Lemon Arbour) trustees of the marriage settlement of John Holder Alleyne with Jane Haggat Lowe. After James Dottin Maycock's death, the compensation for the claim as Dottin Maycock's guardian was awarded to John Howes Waith, and the compensation as trustee for Joseph Lowe was awarded to James Alleyne Holder; the compensation under the counterclaim as trustees of John Holder Alleyne's marriage settlement was paid to John Holder Alleyne instead.

  1. Born 15/12/1786 and baptised 23/01/1787 in St Michael, Barbados, son of Dotin Maycock and his wife Catharine. He married Sarah Scott Lowe 02/04/1812 in Walcott, Bath. Their children were: James Dottin Maycock Esq (22 Jul 1815 - 1877), Colonel Dottin Maycock (27 Jul 1816 - 14 Dec 1879), Sarah Maycock (1818 - ???), Joseph Maycock (1819-1860), Eliza Lowe Maycock (1821 - ???), Colonel John Gittens Maycock (1822-1906), Reverend William Maycock (1823-1857) and Frederick Maycock (1825-1917).

  2. James Dottin Maycock's death date of 1837 is taken from Brown University Library catalogue, which shows him as the author of 'A sermon preached at the parish church of St Michael Barbados on the 19th March 1820 on the death of our late sovereign of blessed memory' and of 'Flora barbadensis' (1830). The death of a James Maycock was registered Q3 1837 at Wellingborough Northants. Both his sons Dottin (c. 1816-1879) and James Dottin (c. 1815-1858) were educated at Cambridge: their entries in Cambridge University Alumni describe James Dottin Maycock the father as M.D. of Barbadoes.

  3. Relating to his claim for compensation for the enslaved people on Mellowes, James Dottin Maycock wrote to the Commissioners referring to Mellowes as the property of Mrs S.S. Maycock. This was almost certainly his wife, and the same woman as the Sarah S. Maycock aged 73 'Physicians widow' born Barbados West Indies who in 1861 was living at the Parsonage Merther, Cornwall with her daughter Sarah aged 42 [or 43] and her son-in-law George Sharp, perpetual curate, aged 46, also born Barbados, and Sarah and George Sharp's two daughters aged 20 and 17, both born in Europe. Sarah Scott Maycock formerly of Merther Cornwall but late of Foxton, in Leicestershire (the home of Dottin Maycock) died 08/05/1862, leaving under £1000 in personalty.


T71/895 Barbados no. 264 (Waterford), T71/896 Barbados no. 1020 (which shows him as 'at present in Great Britain'), T71/898 Barbados no. 3984 (Mellowes) and T71/899 Barbados no. 4280 (Lemon Arbour); T71/1593 p. 187 letter of Commissioners 30/04/1836 to James D. Maycock of 3 Paragon Buildings Bath.

  1. Ancestry.com, Caribbean, English Settlers in Barbados, 1637-1800 [database online]; Findmypast.co.uk, [database online]; email from Will Davis-Coleman, 15/08/2018.

  2. England and Wales FreeBMD Death Index 1837-1915; Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900.

  3. T71/1611; 1861 census online; National Probate Calendar 1862.

We are grateful to Will Davis-Coleman for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Sarah Scott Lowe

Associated Claims (4)

£64 1s 8d
Deceased claimant successful (Guardian)
£2,726 9s 9d
Unsuccessful claimant (Owner-in-fee)
£3,369 5s 4d
Deceased claimant successful (Executor or executrix)
£3,600 7s 2d
Deceased claimant unsuccessful (Trustee)

Associated Estates (3)

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
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Other
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Husband → Wife

Addresses (1)

3 Paragon Buildings, Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England