James Cunningham

1780 - 1852

Claimant or beneficiary


Probably the son of Hon. John Cunningham, Member of Assembly for St James. [NB this is a separate James Cunningham from James Cunningham 46762, also of Clifton]

  1. "The parish of St James Montego Bay. 'The Hon John Cunningham Esq., Member of Assembly  Born at Kirknewton, Scotland 1738. He married Elizabeth, relict of Robert Westland, and died in 1812. Erected by his sons James, Samuel and George'. He acquired Maxfield estate of which he had been the attorney for the Hodges family. 'John, eldest son of John and Elizabeth Cunningham ob. 1804' 'Mrs Elizabeth Cunningham ob. 1806' (Archer, 318, 319)".

  2. 1851 census shows a James Cunningham at Sidmouth Devon aged 71 Landed Proprietor born West Indies, wife Mary aged 52 and daughter Ellen S., born Clifton Gloucs., aged 17.

  3. Will of James Cunningham of St James Cornwall Jamaica proved 15/10/1852.


  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. 2, p. 18.

  2. 1851 census online.

  3. PROB 11/2159.

Further Information

Ellen S.

Associated Claims (7)

£93 5S 7D
£3,798 9S 3D
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£1,408 3S 3D
£579 18S 7D
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£1,911 4S 5D
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£3,870 16S 8D
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£4,688 3S 10D
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Addresses (1)

Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England