John Davidson

1805 - 1898

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Henry Davidson (d. 1827), from whom he inherited estates in Jamaica, brother of Henry Davidson and Duncan Davidson (each of whom q.v.), and awardee of compensation for the enslaved people on Providence and Windsor Castle estates, St Thomas-in-the-East Jamaica. 

  1. Death of John Davidson aged 93 registered at Eastbourne Q2 1898; will of John Davidson of 11 Cornfield Terrace Eastbourne who died 28/04/1898 proved 21/07/1898 by Alexander Henry Davidson, retired Major General in Her Majesty's Army, and Wyndham Henry Davidson retired Major in Her Majesty's Army, effects £707 4s 5d.


T71/867 St Thomas-in-the-East claim nos. 24 (Providence) and 35 (Windsor Castle). 

  1. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1898.

Further Information

Wealth at death
£707 4S 5D

Associated Claims (2)

£3,598 11S 0D
£3,818 4S 10D

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
1828 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Son → Father
Grandson → Grandfather

Addresses (1)

11 Cornfield Terrace, Eastbourne, Sussex, South-east England, England