James Gambier Baron Gambier

1756 - 1833


James, Baron Gambier, brother-in-law of Daniel Byam Mathew (q.v.), and receiver of the Cayon estate in St Kitts in 1834. The Gambier who was party to the suit of Gambier v Mathew into which the compensation for the Cayon estate in St Kitts was paid appears to have been James Baron Gambier's brother, Samuel Gambier, who had married Jane Mathew and died c.1813. James Gambier himself had married Louisa Mathew, daughter of Daniel Mathew of Felix Hall Essex, and had died in 1833, shortly before the compensation process.

  1. James Gambier has an entry in the ODNB as 'naval officer and evangelical activist' which is silent on his connections to slavery.


  1. Richard C. Blake, ‘Gambier, James, Baron Gambier (1756–1833)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/10321, accessed 20 Nov 2014]

Further Information

Louisa Mathew
Sailor (Royal Navy)
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (1)

£4,968 10s 3d
Other association

Associated Estates (1)

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
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Receiver

Relationships (4)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law