John William Bovell

???? - 1811


John William Bovell died in 1811 at Plantation Haslinton [sic] in Demerara. The sons of John William Bovell of Barbados were awarded the compensation for the estate in the 1830s.

  1. The will of Rebecca Brathwaite Bovell [formerly of the Island of Barbados] widow of Clifton Bristol was proved 04/05/1846. She directed that she should be 'opened' and her head and heart examined to ascertain the cause of the 'excruciating pain that I feel at times on my Brain and under my heart.' The will identifies Sir Reynold Abel Alleyne (q.v.) as her brother and John William Bovell [II] as her son.

  2. John William Bovell [I] had first married Margaret Downes Nihell, the daughter of Michael Nihell of Barbados (q.v.). John William Bovell's brother-in-law was John Nihell formerly of Demerara but now of Devonshire Street Portland Place (q.v.), whose will was proved 31/08/1808 and who left his estate to his mother for life and then one moiety to be disposed by her and the other moiety to the Bovell family.


Essequebo & Demerary Royal Gazette 31/08/1811 accessed via 20/05/2014.

  1. PROB 11/2035/189.

  2. PROB 11/1484/300.

Further Information

West Indian
(1) Margaret Downes Nihell (2) Rebecca Brathwaite Alleyne
John; John Roach; Michael Nihell; with (2) John William

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
- 1811 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Previous owner

Registered as estate of Bovell: probably John William Bovell, who had died c. 1811.

1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (7)

Father → Son
Notes →
John William Bovell was also co-heir under the will of John...
Father → Son
Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Son-in-law → Mother-in-law
Other relatives
Notes →
John Roach described John William Bovell as his 'kinsman' in his will proved...