General John Gustavus Crosbie

1765 - 1843

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on Crosbie's in Antigua and for White's on St Kitts (where he appears as John G. Crosbie). Son of Charles Crosbie (d. c. 1807) and nephew of Major-General William Crosbie (d. c. 1798) MP and John Crosbie of Antigua.  

  1. Married Frances Page White Thomas, daughter of George White Thomas MP [for Chichester 1784-1812] and Frances Page, through whom he inherited White's on St Kitts and Watergate House; knighted 1837, died 1843. Watergate House sold by auction after Sir John Gustavus Crosbie's death.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 26 Sir Gen John Gustavus Crosbie Watergate House nr Petersfield; T71/879 St Kitts claim no. 316; will of Charles Crosbie General in HM's Army and Colonel of the 53rd Regiment of Foot proved 26/03/1807, PROB 11/1457/293; History of Parliament, P.A.Symonds, 'William Crosbie c. 1740-1798) of Upper Seymour Street Marylebone [MP for Newark 1790-1796] [accessed 30/07/2015].

  1. Victoria History of Sussex, vol. 5 (i) Barnham Court, pp. 105-17; Times 30/05/1844, p. 12.

Further Information

Frances Page White Thomas
5 daughters, 4 sons, including John Gustavus, William Adolphus

Associated Claims (2)

£772 1s 7d
£3,312 12s 5d

Associated Estates (2)

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
1821 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Heir-at-law

Although the path to ownership is not fully clear, it appears that Crosbies had belonged to John Crosbie, uncle of Sir John Gustavus Crosbie, and that William Crosbie (d. c. 1798), a second uncle of Sir John Gustavus Crosbie, was the mortgagee of his brother's estate.

1822 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
General William Crosbie left his estate in trust, subject to several annuities to his female family members, to his brother Charles Crosbie and then to Charles' son John Gustavus Crosbie....
Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (2)

Barnham Court, Barnham, Sussex, South-east England, England
Watergate House, Up Marden, Sussex, South-east England, England