John Henry Earle Berkeley

9th Feb 1784 - 7th Jan 1839

Claimant or beneficiary


Owner with Thomas Berkeley of the Paradise, Mt Horne, Plaisance, Springs and Paraclete estates in Grenada, for all of which the compensation was awarded to the Berkeley's mortgagee Archibald Paull.

  1. Son of Henry Earle Berkeley and his wife Mary nee Elliot. Married his first cousin Mary Elizabeth Berkeley (1792-), daughter of George Berkeley (1760-1821) in Basseterre, 15/12/1808. His business partner Thomas Berkeley was probably his uncle (b. 1770).

  2. Death of John Earle Berkeley at Grenada aged 55 1839. Will of John Henry Earle Berkeley of Grenada but presently residing in London proved 27/03/1839.


T71/880 Grenada Nos. 700, 772, 773, 775; John Berkeley of Middlesex also counterclaimed as creditor on Grenada Nos. 467 and 774; and John Berkeley of the City of London counterclaimed on Antigua No. 930. John Berkeley also appears as a trustee in St Kitts No. 674 in which Thomas Berkeley of Brussels was originally claimant.

  1. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) Vol. VI pp. 17-22.

  2. Times 19/03/1839 p. 7; PROB 11/1907.

Further Information

Mary Elizabeth Berkeley
7 sons, 6 daughters

Associated Claims (6)

£4,969 7S 10D
Unsuccessful claimant
£3,629 8S 7D
Unsuccessful claimant
£1,358 17S 8D
Unsuccessful claimant
£3,140 18S 5D
Unsuccessful claimant
£2,876 0S 6D
Unsuccessful claimant
£2,022 14S 9D

Associated Estates (7)

1817 - → Attorney
1829 - 1834 → Joint owner
1820 - 1820 → Other

'John Berkeley of Grenada' is shown as purchasing the enslaved people on Pagoa c. 1820 and shipping them to Grenada. This is inferred to be John Henry Earle Berkeley (q.v.) whose Paradise estate on Grenada shows an equivalent rise in the number of enslaved people on it around the same time.

1829 - 1834 → Joint owner
1817 - 1834 → Joint owner
1829 - 1834 → Joint owner
1826 - → Owner

Relationships (2)

Grandson → Grandfather
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (1)

London, Middlesex, London, England