John Ravel Frye

???? - 1799


Slave-owner on Montserrat, dying in London in 1799. Son of Edward Frye of Montserrat and his wife Mary. A man of the same name was an early purchaser of land in Dominica.

  1. Died...In Wimpole Street, Cavendish Square, John Ravel Frye Esq. [August 1799]

  2. Will of John Ravel or Ravell Frye of [Wimpole Street in the parish of] St Marylebone Middlesex [made 08/11/1798] proved 10/07/1799. In the will he left 'all my plantations lands tenements and real state whatsoever in the island of Montserrat and elsewhere and all my slaves live and dead stock and personal estate whatsoever in the said island and all my personal estate and effects whatsoever in Great Britain or elsewhere' to his daughters Mary and Sarah Frye, William Baker of Bayford Burt in the County of Hertford and Samuel Compton Cox of Lincolns Inn in trust to carry on the plantations for the equal benefit of his five children Mary, Sarah, William, Percivall [sic] and Charles until the plantations should be sold, when the proceeds would be split equally and given his daughters Mary and Sarah, and to his sons on their majorities.


John Byres, References to a plan of the island of Dominica as surveyed from the year 1765 and 1773 p. 16 showed John Ravel Frye as the original purchaser of Lot No. 53 in St Joseph Dominica..

  1. Monthly Magazine or British Register (1799 Part II) Vol. 8 p. 573.

  2. PROB 11/1327/90.

Further Information

Sarah Pott
Major William Edward; Rev. Percival; Col. Charles; Mary; Sarah

Relationships (1)

Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
Walter Frye Skerrett was the son of Walter Skerrett and Henrietta Frye, the daughter of Edward Frye of Montserrat; John Ravel Frye was the son of Edward Frye of...

Addresses (1)

Wimpole Street, London, Middlesex, London, England