John Hilton

???? - 1830


Slave-owner in Jamaica, dying c. 1829-1831. Owner of Mountain Spring in Westmoreland which passed to Hannah Shekell nee Hilton and her husband Thomas Shekell (both of whom q.v.) after his death c. 1830. Nephew and legatee of John Hilton of Chester Castle (q.v.) in Hanover, Jamaica. (The latter died c. 1808-1810 and bequeathed Comfort Hall to his nephew John Hilton [then given as 'junior']; £200 currency to his 'mulatto' son John Hilton, £20 currency to his 'quadroon' daughter Mary Hilton and £10 to his 'mulatto' daughter, also called Mary Hilton; and the residue of his estate he bequeathed to his nephew 'William Cook of the parish of Westmoreland'.)


Christer Petley, '"Legitimacy" and social boundaries: free people of colour and the social order in Jamaican slave society', Social History, 30:4, 481-498, pp. 492, 496.

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Associated Estates (4)

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
1799 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner
1831 [EA] - → Previous owner
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1817 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner

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Nephew → Uncle
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Either brother and sister of first cousins. The two were nephew and niece of John Hilton of Chester...