John Jones

???? - 1842

Claimant or beneficiary


Liverpool merchant, of Everton Crescent Liverpool, assigned the compensation for the enslaved people on Samuel Harman's, Mount and Montpelier estates on Antigua from the claimants (who included John Athill, Joseph Lavicount and Hardman Earle).

  1. Will of John Jones merchant of Everton Crescent Liverpool proved 27/07/1842. Under the will, which included references to Jones' land holding in Denbighshire, he left his estate to partible inheritance equally among his children after his wife's death. In a codicil he made his son Thomas Roberts Jones executor alongside his brother-in-law William Rutter Dawes and one other. William Rutter Dawes has an entry in the ODNB as 'astronomer': the entry says of his father William Dawes (1762-1836), the abolitionist and governor of Sierra Leone between 1792 and 1796, that he ran a sugar estate on Antigua 'employing freed slaves.' It also says of William Rutter Dawes himself: 'Dawes's sister, Judith, had married John Jones, who had business interests in the dockyard at Antigua.'


T71/877 Antigua nos. 269, 270 and 279. T71/1294 John Jones & Co. T71/1221 John Jones of Everton Crescent Liverpool.  

  1. PROB 11/1965/301; R. A. Marriott, ‘Dawes, William Rutter (1799–1868)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 23 Aug 2014]. Some scepticism about this claim about William Dawes is expressed in Sue Thomas, Telling West Indian Lives: Life Narratives and the Reform of Plantation Slavery Cultures 1804-1834 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

Further Information

Married but no further details
Thomas Roberts

Associated Claims (3)

£2,038 2s 0d
£1,708 11s 0d
£1,549 4s 2d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Firm Investment
John Jones & Co.
West India merchant?  

Addresses (1)

Everton Crescent, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England