John Bloxam Elin

1792 - 4th Oct 1873

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

London merchant and Jamaican slave-owner, resident in Jamaica in the 1820s.

  1. Born Middlesex England. In Jamaica in the 1820s: 1824 Jamaica Almanac shows him as Assistant Judge or Magistrate for Kingston. 1823 and 1826 signed Slave Register for 5 slaves in Kingston as owner; 1826 signed Slave Register for 109 slaves in Port Royal as Receiver of estate of Arthur Savage. Sons John (born c. 1820) [per 1871 and 1881 censuses] and George (c. 1828) born in Jamaica [per 1861 census]. 

  2. Dissolution 1830 of partnerships of John Steel and Steel, Elin & Co., viz John Steel, John B. Elin & Alexander R. Scot, merchants and agents at Liverpool firom [sic] John Steel, and at Kingston in Jamaica, firm Steel, Elin & Co. Jan 1 [1830]. In 1832 Elin's slaves on Wakefield estate St Anns were registered by Alex Reid Scott as attorney of JB Elin. 

  3. 1851 census shows him aged 57 at 7 Kent Terrace, St Marylebone, West India & General Merchant with Elizabeth his wife aged 55 (born in Jamaica) and Frederick (aged 16). At the same address in 1871. Died Marylebone Oct-Nov-Dec 1873 age 81 [i.e. b. Abt 1792].

  4. Probate 31/10/1873 (died 4 Oct 1873) effects under £160,000. Will with two codicils of John Bloxam Elin late of 4 Great Winchester street buildings who died at 7 Kent Terrace Regents Park proved by John Elin of 4 Great Winchester street, George Elin of Hertford Esq the sons and Thomas William Bischoff of 4 Great Winchester street, solicitor the executors.

Sources

  1. 1861, 1871 and 1881 censuses online; Jamaica Almanacs.

  2. Law Advertiser Vol. 8 1830 p. 374 and London Gazette, Issue 18716, 10/08/1830 p. 1718.

  3. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online].

  4. National Probate Calendar 1873.


Further Information

Absentee?
Transatlantic
Spouse
Elizabeth
Children
John (1823-), Frederick (1834-), George (1828-)
Will

John Bloxam Elin late of 4 Great Winchester Street Buildings and 7 Kent Terrace, Regents Park, died 4/10/1873. Executors = John Elin, George Elin and J.W.Bischoff [London Gazette 24033 11/11/1873 p. 29]

Wealth at death
£160,000
Occupation
Merchant and planter
Rubinstein
1873/38

Associated Claims (8)

£100 6S 4D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£186 12S 3D
Awardee
£158 12S 7D
Awardee
£2,547 19S 3D
Awardee
£401 5S 1D
Awardee
£1,693 7S 4D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£4,564 6S 1D
Awardee
£1,526 8S 0D
Awardee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (14)

Name partner
John Bloxam Elin
West India merchant  
 
notes →
1. Provisional Director Union Bank of Australia 1853 2. Director 1857,...
Railway Investment
Eastern Counties (Cambridge and Lincoln Line) [1846126]  
£2940 
Railway Investment
Cork and Waterford [184691]  
£15000 
Railway Investment
Cornwall and Devon [184693]  
£5000 
Railway Investment
Bridgewater and Minehead Railway and Pier [184642]  
£2000 
Firm Investment
 
Railway Investment
Dublin and Kilkenny [183735]  
£3000 
Railway Investment
London and Exeter; or Exeter and Falmouth [183733]  
£2000 
Director
 
notes →
1. Elin was shown as provisionally filling a directorship of the Union Bank of Australia in 1853 after the retirement of Robert Gardner and the death of James Russell Todd, and then as a...
Director
Colonial Bank
Banker  
 
notes →
1. Director of Colonial...
Director
 
Director
 
Railway Investment
Cambridge and Lincoln [184524]  
£2500 
Director
Union Bank of Australia
West India merchant  
 
notes →
1. Provisional Director Union Bank of Australia 1853   2. Director 1857,...

Addresses (2)

32 Fenchurch Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England
7 Kent Terrace, Regent's Park, London, Middlesex, London, England