John Houstoun

???? - 1846

Claimant or beneficiary


John Houstoun, a lunatic by the 1830s, whose committee Robert John Harper (q.v.) pursued the compensation for Duff House in Trelawney on the basis of what appears to have been a £1000 debt owing to John Houstoun from 1826. Half-brother of Elizabeth Ann Flowers (nee Clark, q.v.), to whom he left £3000 under his will.

  1. Death of John Houstoun registered Q1 1846 Lichfield.

  2. Administration of the will of John Houstoun formerly of the parish of Trelawney Island of Jamaica but late of Lichfield, bachelor, a bastard, (made 11/05/1822), was granted 04/11/1847 to Elizabeth Ann Flowers ('in the will written Elizabeth Flowers'), wife of John Flowers, a legatee. In the will, together with two legacies to friends in Jamaica, John Houstoun left: £100 currency to his 'negro man slave Tom alias William Canning', at a time and manner his executors saw proper; his enslaved people and his land to Robert Clark, now overseer on Leyden estate [St James], together with £5000; 5s to William Clark brother of Robert Clark, 'as a token of my regard for his gratitude towards me'; £2000 to his mother Elizabeth Clark; and £3000 to his half-sister Elizabeth Clark now by marriage Elizabeth Flowers.


  1., England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index 1837-1915 [database online]

  2. PROB 11/2064/383.

We are grateful for the help of Jackie Flowers with this entry. In addition to providing the narrative background to the compensation claims of John Flowers, Elizabeth Ann Flowers and John Houstoun, Ms Flowers has drawn our attention to papers at The National Archives, which we have not yet reviewed: TS 25/643, 'JOHN HOUSTOUN DECEASED: The disposal of escheated property in Jamaica', 15/11/1852.

Further Information


Associated Claims (2)

£116 13s 3d
£1,095 13s 8d
Beneficiary unsuccessful

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] - → Other

Previous owner of enslaved people sold to this estate.

1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Half-brother → Half-sister