John Sibbit

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Slave-owner in Jamaica, resident, for whom no death-date or will has been traced to date. He was Muster Master-General in the Jamaica militia c. 1799 and Magistrate in St Catherine's c. 1824. He was presumably related to Dr Adam Sibbit, the Rector of Clarendon and author in 1800 of A Dissertation, Moral and Political, on the Influence of Luxury on Nations. The family name occurs in British records in Ancroft, Co. Durham, but the connection has not yet been established with confidence.


Jamaica Almanacs 1799 and 1824; e.g. will of John Sibbit of Ancroft Northumberland proved 28/11/1853 PROB 11/2181/379. The Adam Sibbit son of Edward of Ancoft Co. Durham who matriculated Magdalen Hall Oxford 09/03/1787 aged 26 BA 1791 MA 1800 was possibly the same man as the Rev. Adam Sibbit of Clarendon.

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
1809 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Not known
1809 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner