James Hammond of St Mary Axe

???? - 1771


London merchant, partner with John Banister (q.v.) and William Manning senior (q.v.).

  1. Will of James Hammond of St Mary Axe proved 28/01/1771. In his will he left his 'lands, tenements hereditaments and real estate whatsoever' on St Kitts to his son Richard Hammond. He left £500 each to his son Francis and daughter Jane. His executors were his partners John Banister of Hill Street and William Manning of Old Broad Street and his friends Henry Evans of or near Charterhouse Square and John Bradshaw of Lombard Street. He made his three children his residuary heirs at 21, and in a codicil specified that his daughter should inherit at marriage before 21 only with consent of the executors.

  2. In 1770, John Banister was party to a deed with James Hammond and William Manning, and the Cranstoun family, presumably a mortgage of the latter family's estate on St Kitts.


  1. PROB 11/963/327.

  2. Deed between Lord James, Lady Sophia, and William Cranstoun and John Banister, James Hammond, and William Manning, of London, about grant and demise of lands and slaves for 99 years, 1770 June 21, Archives at Yale, British Caribbean Collection, https://archives.yale.edu/repositories/11/archival_objects/2192398.

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
1765 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

Oliver History of Antigua Vol. I p. 106 shows an indenture of 1790 recapitulating a series of arrangements commencing in 1765 between Martin Byam and his mother Anne on the one hand and John Banister and James Hammond mortgaging an [unnamed] estate for £4600; it was then conveyed in 1768 to Edward Warner and Godschall Johnson of London, and in 1782 to Alexander Willock and in 1790 to James, John and Joseph Kirkpatrick and William Parsons. The estate was 517 acres and had 276 enslaved people attached. It was described as 'that plantation of Martin Byam in the division of New North Sound and parish of St George.' LBS has tentatively inferred it to have been this estate, Fitch's Creek which appears also to have been known as [Martin] Byam's.

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Banister & Hammond
West India merchant?  

Relationships (3)

Business partners
Business partners
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

St Mary Axe, City of London, Middlesex, London, England