John Strachan

1764 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


John Strachan, owner of 14 enslaved persons in St Ann, Jamaica. Letters from John Strachan from Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, dated 18/11/1835 and 20/11/1835: ‘I hope there will be no stopage in paying me, I am truly a native of St Ann Jamaica or say a Creole, the above is my property left me by Father and mother.’ Letter dated 24/10/1835: ‘I am no imposter,’ born in 1764 in the Maroon wars, repeated reference to a valuation of £700. No likely match for John Strachan found in the 1841 census.


T71/ St Ann claim no. 335. T71/1606 unnumbered bundle of letters.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£275 2s 6d

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

Addresses (1)

Thurso, Caithness, Highlands & Islands, Scotland