James Cockburn

No Dates

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Resident merchant in Kingston Jamaica, partner with Thomas Legall Yates (q.v.). Counterclaimant for several estates in Jamaica as receiver in the case Commissioners of the Greenwich Hospital v. Willis (Brown Willis, as heir at law of John Willis, claimed to have the money paid to the Court of Chancery in relation to the case Pratt vs Willis).

Sturge and Harvey commented described Williamsfield as 'a fine sugar estate, under the attorneyship of James Cockburn, a gentleman who bears a high character for humanity and respect to the legal rights of the apprentices.' But also commented that '[t]heir attorney, who lives in Kingston, is good to them, but the overseer compeles them to watch... without any allowance.'


Sources

Jamaica St Dorothy 123 (Thetford Hall Pen); Jamaica St John 21 (Fuller's Rest); Jamaica St Mary 343 (Cardiff Estate); Jamaica St Mary 402 (Spring Valley); Jamaica St Mary 79 (Dee side); Jamaica St Thomas-in-the-East, Surrey 72 (Williamsfield); Jamaica Trelawney 405 (Peru).

Joseph Sturge and Thomas Harvey, The West Indies in 1837 (London, Hamilton, Adams, & Co., 1838) pp. lxvii, 296.


Associated Claims (11)

£181 1s 3d
Awardee (Assignee)
£30 5s 5d
Awardee
£216 12s 9d
Awardee (Trustee)
£630 17s 1d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£906 17s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant
£1,538 0s 6d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£624 14s 0d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£1,622 16s 1d
Unsuccessful claimant (Receiver)
£1,690 19s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant (Receiver)
£620 19s 7d
Awardee (Trustee)
£2,456 3s 2d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (30)

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
1819 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Receiver
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Receiver
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Receiver
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Receiver
1825 [EA] - 1827 [LA] → Not known
1839 [EA] - → Not known
1817 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1834 [EA] - → Not known
1829 [EA] - → Trustee
1832 [EA] - → Agent
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Receiver
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Receiver
1826 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Receiver
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Receiver
1826 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Receiver
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Receiver
1829 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Receiver
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Receiver
1839 [EA] - → Not known
1826 [EA] - → Executor
1826 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1829 [EA] - → Other
1823 [EA] - → Attorney

Relationships (1)

Business partners