John Biggar

???? - 1830

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Administration of the will of John Biggar merchant of Kingston Jamaica [made 29/08/1817 and proved in Jamaica 08/02/1830] was granted in London 13/07/1831. Under the will John Biggar left Jeanne Bernard of Kingston a free person of colour 'in consideration of her Faithful services' all his household Furniture plate china bed and table linen and £300 currency upon the sale of his property, and also 'a Negro Woman Slave named Kitty and her future offspring and increase To Hold the said Slave with her said increase unto and to the use of the said Jeanne Bernard, her heirs and assigns for ever.' He left the rest of his estate in trust to be sold. After legacies of £40 sterling each to the children of his sister Sarah the wife of William Dickson and £50 each to his parents ('whereas my honoured father and mother will not require any support from my estate should they survive me I only give to each of them the sum of £50 like sterling in remembrance of me') and 20 guineas to his executors. he left all the rest and residue equally unto and amongst 'my dear Brother and Sisters Sarah the wife of William Dickson, Thomas, Nancy, Jannett and Jane. His executors were his uncle James Walker Esquire of Artillery Place in the city of London, his Uncle William Walker Esquire of Kelton Manse in Dumfriesshire, John Walker the son of the said James Walker also of Artillery Place London Merchant and Hector Mitchell of Kingston Merchant. Administration was granted in 1831 to Benjamin Joseph Truman Nightingale (q.v) the lawful attorney of Hector Mitchell, James Walker and John Walker having renounced executorship.


  1. PROB 11/1787/199.

We are grateful to Marion Moverley for providing a transcription of John Biggar's will.

Associated Claims (1)

£1,529 1s 5d
Beneficiary deceased (Mortgagee)

Associated Estates (18)

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] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1823 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Receiver
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [SY] - 1829 [EY] → Trustee and Executor
1817 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1826 [EA] - → Other

One of the commissioners of the workhouse

1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1817 [EA] - → Executor
1815 [EA] - 1821 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - → Other
1817 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Trustee

Relationships (3)

Executor → Testator
Nephew → Uncle
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The two men appointed each other...
Nephew → Uncle
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John Biggar made his uncle James Walker then of Artillery Place London an executor of his will in...