John Olive 'of Bristol'

???? - 1781


John Olive 'of the City of Bristol merchant' was among a group of individuals purchasing, for a total of £15,000, annuities from John Mills secured on the latter's estates and enslaved people on Nevis in 1774, when for £1100 he bought an annuity of £100 p.a. for the lives of his daughters aged 17 and 15 and his nephew, the son of Gregory Olive of Suffolk Lane. John Olive and Gregory Olive had both married daughters of Jeremiah Ames (d. 1776) and were hence brothers-in-law of Levi Ames (1739-1820).

  1. Will of John Olive merchant of London proved 24/04/1781. He left his wife Mary £1000 over and above her settlement of £4000 for life, plus an annuity of £200 p.a.. After monetary legacies to relatives and charities, he left his residuary estate to his daughters Elizabeth (the wife of Alexander Scott) and Catherine Olive.


Common Records 1775-1776, British Library, EAP794/1/1/15, pp. 65-94.

  1. PROB 11/1077/206.

Further Information

Mary Ames
Elizabeth, Catherine

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
1774 [EA] - 1774 [LA] → Annuitant

Relationships (3)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Brother → Sister