John Spooner the younger

1761 - 1819


Given as the son of Hungerford Spooner by Venn in Alumni Cantabrigienses. London, England but as the son of the Hon. John Spooner (q.v.) in online genealogies, which given the ties of both men to Barbados appears more likely. Certainly husband of Anna Maria Spooner (q.v.). Described variously as 'the younger' or 'junior', presumably to differentiate him from the Hon. John Spooner (q.v.).

  1. John Spooner Adm. pens. (age 17) at TRINITY, Sept. 18, 1778. [2nd] s. of Hungerford, of St Christopher's, West Indies. Matric. Michs. 1780; B.A. 1783. Collector of customs at the port of Bridgetown, 1808. Died Apr. 6, 1819, in Upper Gower Street, London. (V. L. Oliver; Caribbeana, 1, 2; II. 43; G. Mag., 1819, I. 381.).

  2. A codicil to the will of John Spooner of Barbados was proved 18/05/1819, and the will itself, of John Spooner of Christ Church Barbados was proved 23/03/1820. In the codicil, made in London, and proved until the will itself could be brought from Barbados, John Spooner revoked his allowance for his son's education (set as £300 p.a. until 12 and £400 p.a. until 17 and £600 p.a. at university) as excessive. In the will, he reiterated the settlement of £400 p.a. on his wife, left £2000 to his daughter Elizabeth Bishop Senhouse (already handsomely provided for, he said, under the will of Mrs Eliza. Beckles); £1000 to his daughter Sarah Margt. Downes Eversely in addition to what he had already settled at her marriage, she also benefiting under Mrs Eliza. Beckles will; £1000 to his daughter Mary Thomas Spooner 'she being otherwise already provided for'; and £4000 each to his daughters Hannah Maria Best and Emily Maxwell. His residuary heir was his son John.


  1. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919), Vol. I p. xiii, sourced to Gentleman's Magazine 1837 p. 107; ibid also shows John Spooner junior, late of Barbadoes, dying at Upper Gower street 06/04/1819;, Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900 [database online]; CCEd [database online] Person ID 76842 identifies this John Spooner with the Rev. John Spooner appointed curate of Blyborough in 1784.

  2. PROB 11/1616/293 and PROB 11/1627/193.

Further Information

Anna Maria
Eliza Bishop; Sarah Margaret; John; Mary Thomas; Hannah Maria; Emily
Cambridge (Trinity) [1780-1783 ]

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] → Attorney

This may not be the correct John Spooner.

1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (6)

Deceased Husband → Widow
Father → Son
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father → Daughter
Other relatives
Notes →
Some genealogical sources show the two men as father and son, but possibly uncle and nephew. The will of Hon. John Spooner made no reference to the family of John Spooner the younger (who predeceased...
Father → Daughter

Addresses (1)

46 Upper Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London, Middlesex, London, England