John Alleyne Beckles

1777 - 15th Jul 1840

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of John Beckles, and a resident planter. Uncle of John Beckles Hyndman (q.v.) and brother and trustee of John Beckles Hyndman's mother, Elizabeth C. Hyndman. Father of John A. Beckles junior (q.v.).

  1. Baptised 1777 in Westminster, England, son of John Beckles and Elizabeth. Baptism of his sister Elizabeth Christian Beckles, to John and Elizabeth, Marylebone, 04/11/1776.

In a Levy Book list for St James, Barbados, 1822, Beckles was listed as owning 244 enslaved and 478 acres of land. The name of the estate (or estates) was not given. The person referred to in the list was John A. Beckles: it is assumed that this is the correct person.


T71/895 Barbados claim nos. 1 (Bay Estate), 3 and 6; T71/899 Barbados claim no. 4548; T71/900 Barbados claim no. 5288 (Airy Hill).

  1. batch no. C13550-9., London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].

Levy Book for St James, 1822. Barbados Department of Archives, RB9/3/7.

Further Information

Elizabeth Spooner
Including John Alleyne Beckles (1810-1841)

Associated Claims (6)

£3,636 19S 4D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£135 18S 9D
Awardee (Trustee)
£42 14S 5D
Unsuccessful claimant
£3,050 15S 8D
£277 13S 11D
Awardee (Trustee)
£19 8S 4D

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Son → Father
Brother → Sister
Uncle → Niece

Addresses (1)