John Reid of Wakefield estate and Cheltenham

1756 - 1813


Slave-owner of Jamaica, dying at Cheltenham in 1813, and according to online genealogical work son of John Reid senior (q.v.) and Mary Haughton, and brother of George Reid senior (q.v.)

  1. Will of John Reid of [Wakefield estate in the parish of] Trelawny, Cornwall [made in 1807 and attested in Jamaica in 1814] was proved in London 18/04/1815. Under the will, made in 1807, he left his wife Mary Haughton Reid [nee James] all his personal estate except his 'slaves, cattle, stock..belonging to Wakefield estate': these and the estate he left to his wife for life, except if she married, when they would be placed in trust so that she had the income from them. After her death, he left all his property except his house in Portland Place to Richard Quarrell, the son of the late William Dawes Quarrell of Phoenix in Hanover, chargeable with the sum of £5000 to his [Richard Quarrell's] sister Elizabeth Reid Quarrell, to whom he also left his house in Portland Place and whom he described as his and his wife's adopted daughter. He required that she should not marry without his wife's approbation: if she violated this, she forfeited both the house and the legacy, which were to go Mary Haughton Reid.


'Reid of Jamaica family tree',, [accessed 17/11/2016].

  1. PROB 11/1567/300

Further Information

Mary Haughton James

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
1784 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Owner
1815 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (4)

Other relatives
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Elizabeth Reid Quarrell was described as his 'adopted daughter' in the will of John Reid mad in 1813 and proved in...
Deceased Husband → Widow
Testator → Legatee
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Richard Quarrell, described as the son of William Dawes Quarrell of Phoenix estate, was the residuary legatee under the will of John Reid of Wakefield estate and...
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This relationship has been drawn from the detailed 'Reid of Jamaica' family tree ,...

Addresses (2)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Portland Place, London, Middlesex, London, England