John Sheafe Gaskin

1791 - 13th Jun 1864

Claimant or beneficiary


Resident in Barbados in the 1830s, but in England at least periodically from the 1850s onwards.

  1. Marriage 17/09/1856 at St Marylebone of John Sheafe Gaskin, widower, son of Thomas Gaskin, and Mary Eversley, spinster, of Bath, daughter of John Chase Eversley solicitor. In 1861, John Sheafe Gaskin aged 70 President H.M. Council Barbados was staying with his mother-in-law Eleanor Eversley and his wife's Barbadian family at 1 Catherine Place Bath. By 1871, when the Eversley family was living at 33 Eccleston Sq, Mary was widowed.

  2. "He died in 1864 in Pimlico England on June 13,1864 at the age of 73... Honorable John Sheafe Gaskin represented the parish of St. Philip in 1835 and became the president of the legislative assembly in 1848,1849 and 1852... His contributions to Barbadian society were recognized during the 350th anniversary of Barbados. A stained glass 'Gaskin' family crest was installed in the upper chamber of the former house of assembly known today as the senate." He was very likely the John Sharpe Gaskin whose death was registered Q2 in St George's, Hanover Square, London.


  1., London, England, Marriages & Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; 1861 census online; 1871 census online.

  2. Email from Scott Jones 22/05/2014, sourced to: the Argosy British Guyana; The Colonial List; [accessed 23/05/2014]. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online].

We are grateful to Scott Jones for his assistance in compiling this entry.

Further Information

(2) Mary Eversley

Associated Claims (1)

£4,761 12s 9d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (2)

London, Middlesex, London, England
1 Catherine Place, Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England