John Pemberton Ross

1786 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Slave-owner on St Vincent, where he claimed unsuccessfully for the compensation for the enslaved people on his Belmont estate, but awarded the compensation for a group of enslaved people on Nevis in a claim split into two, and also claimed apparently unsuccessfully for the compensation on the Meales and Mountain estates on Nevis.

  1. Solicitor-General and speaker of the House of Assembly on St Vincent, father of both the writer John Wilson Ross and Sir Robert Dalrymple Ross, army officer and politican in Australia. John Pemberton Ross's wife, unnamed in both ODNB entries, was the daughter of Dr Alexander Anderson, the botanist also in the ODNB.

  2. Son of Andrew Ross of St Vincent, matriculated Brasenose Oxford 31/03/1804 aged 18.

  3. John Pemberton and Eliza Ross's daughter Isabella Augusta was baptised at St Marylebone 23/10/1820.


T71/882 Nevis no. 72A & 72B; T71/882 Nevis nos. 67 (Mountain estate, St George Gingerland, where he counterclaimed as judgement creditor) and 76 (Meales, on which he withdrew his counterclaim).

  1. ODNB online, G. Le G. Norgate, rev. Megan A. Stephan, 'Ross, John Wilson (1818-1887), writer'; Marc Brodie, 'Ross, Sir Robert Dalrymple (1828-1887), army officer and politician in Australia'; and D.J. Mabberley, 'Anderson, Alexander (1748?-1811), botanist.'

  2., Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online]

  3., London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online]

Further Information

West Indian
Married but no further details
Sir Robert Dalrymple Ross; John Wilson Ross; Isabella Augusta
Oxford (Brasenose) [1804 ]

Associated Claims (4)

£191 1S 4D
Unsuccessful claimant (Judgement creditor)
£151 11S 7D
£297 11S 7D
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)
£3,077 16S 3D
Unsuccessful claimant

Associated Estates (1)

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
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

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Father of Sir Robert Dalrymple Ross (1827-1887), soldier and colonial administrator in Gold Coast, Ireland and...
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