John Lawley

???? - 1770


Previous co-owner of the Upper and Lower Diamond estates on St Vincent and father-in-law of Sir George Bolton (q.v). He was shown as dying in the month of May past in a deed of 15/04/1771 when his executors and Elizabeth Morgan raised £4000 from Richard Willis of London. To date no will has been found for him, but its terms were the subject of extensive discussion in the will of Sir George Bolton made in 1801, and were still the subject of litigation over the estate in 1852.

  1. 'Lawley' was shown as the original purchaser of Lot no. 139 (39 acres, which became Lower Diamond) and 'Lawley and Morgan'were shown as the purchasers of Lot no. 140 (292 acres, which became Upper & Lower Diamond).


London Gazette 21519 07/02/1854 p. 372; Deed Book 1770-1776, British Library, EAP688/1/1/25, pp. 87 et seq.

  1. Charles Shephard, An historical account of the island of St Vincent (1831) Appendix XX.

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
1771 [EA] - 1771 [LA] → Previous owner
1771 [EA] - 1771 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (1)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law