John Whyte

1782 - 1862


Born December 1782 and baptised 22/02/1783 at Cave Bottom, son of James Whyte (1732-1822) and Esther Crawfurd/Cranford. Of London, where he was a merchant, at least between 1816-1837. Very likely the John Whyte, Gentleman, born West Indies, age 67, living in Wentworth County, Ontario, in 1851 and at Barton, Wentworth County, in 1861 (where his birth place is given as Scotland). The suggestion that his wife Isabella was a natural daughter of the Duke of Kent and Madame de St Laurent has been analysed and rejected by Mollie Gillen.

Sources, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]; Canadian censuses online; Mollie Gillen, The Prince and His Lady (Halifax Nova Scotia, 1970) pp. 267-70.

Further Information


Associated Estates (1)

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] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

John Whyte
Colonial Brokers  

Physical (1)

Urban Development
Hippodrome Racecourse [Built] 
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The John Whyte who developed the Hippodrome Racecourse in Notting Hill between 1834 and 1837 has been associated in secondary literature with the John Whyte of the compensation records by Mollie...

Relationships (2)

Son → Father

Addresses (3)

London, London, England
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Cumnock, Ayrshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland