John Croal

1789 - 1853

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Resident (although see below) merchant and planter, partner with Peter Rose. Will of John Croal 'of City of Georgetown Demerary' proved 08/12/1854: he had died at sea on the steamship Derwent 15/05/1853.

  1. In 1851 he was living (widower aged 62 landed proprietor, born Scotland) with his widowed daughter Julia Ethelston (aged 33, born British Guiana) at 25 Stafford Street Islington in Liverpool. In his will he left Lot no. 26 situate in Werken Rust in the City of Georgetown 'and now known as the Clarendon Hotel' to his daughter Julia for life and then to her daughter Isabel Ethelston; he left to Conrad 'the several pieces of plate that have been presented to me as Commissioner of Compensation by the inhabitants of this colony'. To his brother Alexander Croal he left his half of the barque Palmyra. The residue of his estate he left equally in trust for his five children. Among his named estates were Malgre Tout situate on the West Bank of the River Demerary; and Versailles and Regt door Zee situate on the West Bank of the River Demerary.

Sources

T71/885 British Guiana claim no. 107. T71/887 British Guiana claim nos. 2349 (Retrieve), 2369 (Elizabeth Anne), 2373 and 2508 (Lima (?)). PROB 11/2201/397 [TNA gives PROB 11/2201/342].

  1. 1851 census online; PROB 11/2201/342.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
John Croull
Spouse
Married but no further details
Children
Julia; Conrad; Ellen; Peter Rose; Charles Robertson
Occupation
Planter

Associated Claims (7)

£915 14S 7D
Awardee
£15,074 2S 10D
Awardee
£680 14S 8D
Awardee
£26,754 17S 6D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£210 19S 4D
Awardee
£534 12S 6D
Awardee
£9,235 7S 11D
Awardee

Addresses (2)

British Guiana
25 Stafford Street, Islington, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England