George Joad

1764 - 27th Dec 1837

Claimant or beneficiary


London ropemaker and shipping agent, who was awarded the compensation for several estates in Jamaica, as a result it appears of his mortgage lending to slave-owners, including the London merchants Plummer and Wilson and the descendants of the planter Thomas Kaylet (q.v).

  1. Identified as a creditor of the bankrupts John Plummer and William Wilson (each of whom q.v.), in an announcement calling creditors to meet with the Assignees to discuss a transaction and suit with Joad, concerning two estates - Anchovy Bottom and Mount Thirza [sic: Mount Zion in St Elizabeth appears in the compensation records to correspond to the details for 'Mount Thirza' in the London Gazette] - over which he held security. The compensation records show him as assignee of John Plummer, but it is clear that Joad was not himself an Assignee in the bankruptcy, but a creditor: his assignment must have predated Plummer's failure in 1830-1. Plummer lived in Blackheath, as did Joad.

  2. Deaths of 'George Joad' are registered in Eastry Kent Q4 1837 and Q1 1838, as well as Q2 1847; George Joad 'Blackheath but died nr Deal' aged 73 was buried 05/01/1838 at St Mary Rotherhithe (the minister was William Curling); Mary Joad and Harriet Joad, daughters of George and Rebecca Joad, were baptised at St Mary Rotherhithe 27/05/1800 and 22/02/1805 respectively.  

  3. Call for creditors, pursuant to Chancery suits of Joad versus Ripley and Joad versus Pearce, of George Joad late of Blackheath and of Walmer, who died 27/12/1837   

  4. Will of George Curling Joad [whose birth was registered Q4 1837 at Eastry: probably a grandson] late of Oakfield in Surrey who died 24/10/1881 at Oakfield proved 01/12/1881 by Arthur Henty of Westerfield Worthing and Robert Curling 55 Princes Square Hyde Park the executors, personal estate £91,366 19s 5d.


  1. London Gazette, Issue 18852, 20/09/1831, p. 1933.

  2. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online];, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online];, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].

  3. London Gazette, Issue 20719, 30/03/1847, p. 1228.

  4. National Probate Calendar 1861-1941; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online].

Further Information

Mary (1800-), Harriet (1805-)

Associated Claims (5)

£4,081 0S 11D
£2,182 7S 11D
£1,049 18S 5D
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£375 0S 8D
£3,722 9S 3D
Awardee (Mortgagee)

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
1813 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Assignee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (3)

Firm Investment
George Joad
Plummer & Co.
West India merchant  
Other partner

Addresses (2)

Blackheath, Kent, London, England
Walmer, Dover, Kent, South-east England, England