Sir Reynold Abel Alleyne 2nd Bart.

1789 - 14th Feb 1870

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Sir John Gay Alleyne (1724-1801).

  1. Sir Reynold Abel Alleyne died at Nuttall House Barton-under-Needwood, Co. Stafford England 14/02/1870, leaving effects under £800. In 1861 he was a visitor, widower, baronet and Member of Council, aged 71 born Barbados, with his son-in-law Sir William Fitzherbert at Somershall Herbert, Derbyshire.

  2. He married Rebecca Olton (23 August 1794-5 June 1860). She was the 3rd and youngest daughter of John Allen Olton and Anne, daughter of Alexander Kirton, widow of Henry Peter Simmons of Barbados. John Allen Olton of the Harrow plantation (q.v.).

  3. Sir John Gay Newton Alleyne (1820-1912), the son of Sir Reynold Abel Alleyne, was Warden of Dulwich College 1843-1851 and an engineer responsible for the roof of St Pancras station.

  4. William Fitzherbert, eldest son of Sir Henry Fitzherbert, married Annie, second daughter of the Hon. Sir Reynold Alleyne of Alleyne Dale Hall, in Barbados 20/02/1836.

  5. Sir Reynold Abel Alleyne's father Sir John Gay Alleyne has an entry in the ODNB as 'planter and politician'; the entry points out that one of Sir John Gay Alleyne's sisters married Sir Charles Knowles (d. 1777), later governor of Jamaica, and another married the second Viscount Folkestone (later the Earl of Radnor).

  6. A committee of the Council of Barbados produced a report in 1824 which sought to defend slavery and the treatment of the enslaved by planters against the ‘enemies of the West Indies who had charged that there prevailed ‘the grossest injustice…irreligion and immorality…the most unprecedented degradation, and unrelenting cruelty’. One of those who gave evidence to the committee was Sir Reynold Abel Alleyne, whose testimony can be read here.


English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800 shows the baptism of Reynold Abel Alleyne, son of John Gay Alleyne and Jane Abel his wife 16/07/1789.

  1. National Probate Calendar 1870; James C. Brandow, Genealogies of Barbados Families p. 59; 1861 census online (which gives him in the original as 'Reginald').

  2. The history of Dulwich College, down to the passing of the act of Parliament dissolving the original corporation; Tessa Cox, 'Who was who in Dulwich: Sir John Alleyne', The Dulwich Society 11/08/2008 http:/ [accessed 18/9/2012].

  3. Exeter Flying Post 14/04/1836.

  4. John Gilmore, ‘Alleyne, Sir John Gay, first baronet (1724–1801)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 31 Jan 2014]

  5. A Report of a Committee of the Council of Barbadoes, appointed to inquire into the actual condition of the slaves in this island (London, 1824), pp. 102-5.

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Sir Reynold A. Alleyne
Rebecca Olton
Sir John Gay Newton Alleyne; Annie; Caroline
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (3)

£1,427 6s 6d
£4,233 8s 7d
£2,710 18s 11d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (7)

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
1801 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner
1823 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Other

Note sales of enslaved to Alleyne in 1823.

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Notes →
John Simmons's half-sister was Rebecca Olton, the wife of Sir R. A. Alleyne. So, strictly, Simmons and Alleyne were not...

Addresses (1)

Nuttal House , Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire, West Midlands, England