John Thomas Belgrave

1770 - 1809


Son of Jacob Belgrave senior and his first wife Elizabeth Ann Spike.

  1. John Thomas Belgrave married Elizabeth Phillips 29/01/1801 in St Michael, Barbados. The parish register gives them both as FM ("free mulatto"). They had two children: Julia (baptised 1805) and Thomas Joseph (born and baptised 1810). Julia married John Edward Cumberbatch in 1823.

  2. John Thomas Belgrave, free coloured man, buried 28/06/1810 in St Philip, Barbados, age 40.


Jerome S. Handler, The Unappropriated People: Freedmen in the Slave Society of Barbados (1974) p. 121.

  1., Barbados, Church Records, 1637-1849 [database online].

  2. Ibid.

We are grateful to Ruth Hecht for her assistance with compiling this entry.

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
- 1810 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (8)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Notes →
It is possible that the Jacob Belgrave who was brother of John Thomas Belgrave was the Jacob Belgrave who was owner of an estate in St Michael, 1829-34 and an awardee on the claim, Barbados...
Son → Father
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Uncle → Nephew
Other relatives
Notes →
Cumberbatch's natural son married Belgrave's...