James Hozier

1793 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Kingston merchant, in London by 1841, partner in Atkinson & Hozier (q.v.), a successor firm to a partnership which (apparently with the 6th Earl of Balcarres as silent partner when he was Governor of Jamaica) bought enslaved people and contracted them to the British authorities to work in military camps etc. The arrangement continued down to the 7th Earl of Balcarres (q.v.).

  1. In 1841 James Hozier aged 48 merch[ant] born Scotland Ireland or Foreign Parts was living at Sussex Place, Regents Park, with a single servant. The James Hozier of 1 Northwick Terrace St John's Wood Road who was buried at All Souls Kensal Green 28/11/1846 aged 53 may well be the same man. The only will of the same period is the will of James Hozier 'of Clifton Bristol' proved 10/12/1846.

  2. NB No connection has been established between this James Hozier of Atkinson, Hozier and James Hozier of Mauldsley.


London Gazette, Issue 20343, 14/05/1844 p. 1648 : 'Notice is hereby given that the Partnership lately subsisting between George Atkinson of Kingston Jamaica, James Hozier of Sussex Place Regents Park, London and Charles MacGregor of Kingston Jamaica carrying on business as Merchants under the firm of Atkinson, Hozier and Co. In Kingston Jamaica, became dissolved on the 31st of December last, by effluxion of time.' Signed: George Atkinson Kingston Jamaica 8th April 1844; James Hozier 9th May 1844; C. MacGregor Kingston Jamaica 8th April 1844.

  1. 1841 census online. Hozier's first apparent presence in directories is in Robson's London Directory and Court Guide 1840 Jas Hozer [sic] 3 Sussex Pl. Regents Park; 1844 P.O. 3 Sussex Place James Hozier, Esq.; and James Hozier mercht. Nth & Sth American coffee house. 1845 3 Sussex Place James Hozier, and James Hozier merchant Nth & Sth American Coffee House. No entry in the 1846 Royal Blue Book or either the Court or Commercial sections of the 1847 P.O. Directory; Ancestry.com, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]; PROB 11/2046.

  2. Burke's Landed Gentry (1855) Hozier of Newlands. James Hozier of Newlands and Mauldlsey Castle Co. Newark m. Catherine-Margaret, 2nd daughter of Sir William Feilden bart. (of Feniscowles: so created 1846). His grandfather called Maclehose acquired a fortune in the city of Glasgow and in 1784 purchased Newlands from Mr Gray of Dalmarnock and Carntyne. Mr Hozier was succeeded by his son who abandoned his surname and adopted Hozier. He married the daughter of Mr Coats, provost of Glasgow, and by her had son and heir, present James Hozier of Newlands who has acquired by purchase other properties, including Mauldlsey Castle. Burke's Landed Gentry 1871 'Hozier of Mauldlsie Castle' shows James Hozier of Mauldsley Castle and St Enoch's and as lineage William Hozier of Newlands b. 1758, ('son of a magistrate of Glasgow') m. (1) Jean Campbell daughter of John Campbell of Clathick (James Hozier's mother) and (2) Lilias, daughter of John Wallace of Kelly. 'Mr Hozier (=William) died in 1841'. (James Hozier 1791-1878 was a Scottish advocate).]

Further Information

Merchant in Jamaica

Associated Claims (12)

£181 12S 9D
£683 19S 1D
£454 1S 10D
£925 1S 5D
£227 0S 2D
£2,146 17S 2D
£1,447 12S 3D
£384 19S 6D
£239 3S 6D
£153 1S 6D
£0 S D
£571 0S 0D

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Atkinson, Hozier & Co.
West India merchant  

Addresses (1)

3 Sussex Place, Regents Park, London, Middlesex