John Allen Olton

1st Jul 1751 - 1810


Almost certainly the John Allen Olton, the son of John Olton (1722- ) and Mary Oistin (1732- ). Olton was buried in St Philip, Barbados, 2 August 1810. He married Anne, daughter of Alexander Kirton, and widow of Henry Peter Simmons of Barbados. John Allen Olton of the Harrow plantation. Their daughter, Rebecca Olton (1794-1860) married Sir Reynold Abel Alleyne, 2nd Bt (1789-1870). (See also entry for Henry Peter Simmons, the son of the above H. P. Simmons). For the inventory listing the 189 enslaved he owned at the point of his death see the Harrow estate.

  1. Will of John Allen Olton [now] of St Marylebone Middlesex [but shortly intending to depart for the Island of Barbados] [made in 1809] proved 08/05/1811. He left £10,000 to his daughter Margaret Ann Olton, an annuity of £250 p.a. to his daughter Mary Dunkin and £5000 unless she predeceased her husband, in which case the principal went to her children (if she had none the legacy was reduced to £2500) and £10,000 to his daughter Rebecca at 21 or on marriage with an annuity of £400 p.a. until then. He left his son John Allen Olton the plantation known as Allen's in St Philip containing 380 acres with the enslaved people on it, subject to the above legacies and annuities, with £600 p.a. maintenance until he was of age. He left his slave-property in Surinam in trust to his brother Henry Olton, to be sold to repay his debts with the surplus if any to go to his son John Allen. He was owed money from the estate of James Simmons on the estate called Mount Gay in Grenada previously the property of William Nicholls deceased, by virtue of a Chancery judgment in favour of H.P. Simmons (his wife's previous husband).


James C. Brandow (comp.), Genealogies of Barbados families: from Caribbeana and the Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (1983), pp. 55 & 420; Barbados Church Records, 1637-1887, FamilySearch, accessed 2 July 2015.

  1. PROB 11/1522/110.

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Associated Estates (1)

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1790 [EA] - 1810 [LA] → Owner

This appears to be the plantation referred to as 'Allen's in the will of John Allen Olton.

Relationships (6)

Father → Son
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father → Daughter
Other relatives
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John Allen Olton married in 1785 Anne nee Kirton, the widow of Henry Peter Simmons...
Second Husband → Wife
Other relatives
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John Whitmore's son William Whitmore (d. 1815) married Margaret Ann Olton, daughter of John Allen Olton, in...

Addresses (1)

St Marylebone, London, Middlesex, London, England
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Of St Marylebone when he made his will in 1809.