John Newton

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Of Liverpool, deceased by 1827, former co-owner with Joseph Beete of Clifton (q.v.) in British Guiana of Vrees-en-Hoop. The executor of John Newton, William Wilkinson (q.v.), was awarded compensation for Met en Meerzorg in British Guiana, a moiety of which Newton had purchased from Joseph Beete of Clifton in 1821.

  1. In 1842 William Wilkinson was identified as executor of John Newton late of Hook Lane, Toxteth Park, Liverpool in a contest over a one-half share in Met en Meerzorg, with Moses Jacobs having purchased an interest from Thomas Newton, a legatee of John Newton. The will of John Newton colony of Demerary last of Toxteth Park was proved June 1829 at Chester.


T71/881 no. 707, which identifies Wilkinson erroneously as executor of the London merchants and co-owners Fullarton and McDonald; Report of Cases brought and argued in the Court of King's Bench Vol. VII Trinity, Michaelmas and Hilary Terms 1827-1828 (London, 1828) pp. 453-455.

  1. London Gazette 20086 29/03/1842 p. 906;, UK, extracted Probate records, 1269-1975 [database online].

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Associated Claims (1)

£21,011 2s 7d
Deceased claimant unsuccessful

Associated Estates (2)

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
1821 [EA] - 1842 [LA] → Joint owner

In 1827, the suit of Joseph Beete v Henry Fisher Bidgood was heard in London arising from the agreement in 1821 between Joseph Beete and John Newton under which Beete sold to John Newton Beete's moiety in Met-en-Meerzorg for £25,000 (£16,000 net of notes in the hands of Newton). Henry Fisher Bidgood had previously been known as Henry Fisher Sloane, co-signee with John Newton of the contract. It is not clear from the summary of the case whether this brought Newton to 100% ownership or not. Newton was said to have died before the action was brought.

1817 [EA] - → Joint owner

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Addresses (1)

Hook Lane, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, Merseyside, North-west England, England