John Chambers

???? - 1833

Claimant or beneficiary


Duncan Robertson and Edmund Francis Green claimed compensation as executors of John Chambers who was a judgment creditor in 3 different claims. Almost certainly the John Chambers of Saint Elizabeth County of Cornwall, Island of Jamaica, whose will [made in November 1831] was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 27/09/1833 and among whose executors were Duncan Robertson and Edmund Francis Green. Under the will, John Chambers left £3000 and the enslaved people Edmund John alias John Mahon and Jenny and her four children to his housekeeper Jane Garwang [sp?], a free woman of colour, as well as instructing that a house to the value of £500-700 be bought for her and her grandchildren. He left £2000 currency each to two of these grandchildren, the daughters of his deceased son John Thomas Chambers. He left £1000 sterling each to two of his cousins in England, the daughters of his uncle Thomas Chambers. His residuary heirs were another set of grandchildren, the children of his deceased daughter Eliza Ann Mahon wife of James Mahon of Galway.


PROB 11/1821/142.

Further Information


Associated Claims (3)

£849 5s 5d
Beneficiary unsuccessful
£64 2s 5d
Beneficiary unsuccessful
£5,983 18s 3d
Beneficiary unsuccessful

Associated Estates (5)

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] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1832 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Previous owner
1809 [EA] - 1833 [LA] → Owner
1834 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Previous owner
1794 [EA] - 1795 [LA] → Overseer

Relationships (1)

Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
An inferred relationship: the John Chambers whose will was proved in 1833 alluded in his will to an uncle Thomas...