John Delaroche II

???? - 1812


Slave-owner in Jamaica, marrying Martha Shapland at Marshfield in Gloucestershire in England in 1789.

  1. Will of John Delaroche of St Elizabeth was made in 1810 and registered in Jamaica in 1812 but not proved in London until 14/10/1823. He left £100 each to the daughters and son of Margaret Delaroche, 'a free mulatto' woman, namely Frances, Ann and John Delaroche; and he left two acres of land on Carrisbrook to a 'free black woman' named Elizabeth Delaroche, and £100 currency to each of her four children William, Charlotte, Margaret and Sarah. He left an annuity of £200 p.a. to his wife Martha Delaroche. He ordered Carrisbrook be sold for the benefit of his wife Martha and his eight 'lawful' children with her.

  2. The will of Martha Delaroche widow of Bristol was proved 10/07/1851. Under it she left her railway shares between her son Joseph Delaroche of Clarendon Jamaica and her daughter Mary Ann Coote widow, who was also her residuary legatee. In 1851 Martha Delaroche aged 84 and Mary A. Coote aged 56 (the latter born Carrisbrook Jamaica) were lodging at Catherine Place, St Andrew Bristol.

Sources, Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1938 [database online].

  1. PROB 11/1676/170

  2. PROB 11/2135/388; 1851 census online.

Further Information

Martha Shapland

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
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Previous owner
1797 [EA] - 1810 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (7)

Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
Son → Father
Father → Son
Notes →
Inferred relationship: the will of John Delaroche's widow Martha proved in 1851 showed Joseph Delaroche of Clarendon as her...
Deceased Husband → Widow
First Cousins