John Milbourne Stokes

1813 - 18th Sep 1880


Second son of Robert Stokes and his wife Martha Frances nee Barker (both q.v.). Inherited a quarter share in the proceeds of the sale of the lease of Abbey Court pen in St Andrew, Jamaica, and 33 enslaved people on the death of his father in 1819. Moved with his widowed mother and elder brother Robert Stokes junior (q.v.) to Britain where they lived in Chelsea. Emigrated to New Zealand in 1840. Owned 30,000 acres in New Zealand jointly with his brother Robert Stokes by the time of his death in 1880. Both John and his brother had returned to London, both died at 1 Clanricarde Gardens, London.

Sources, New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records [database online]. Will of Robert Stokes senior PROB 11/1623. Fully sourced article on Robert Stokes junior in [accessed 16/12/2016].

We are grateful to James Hodsdon for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information


Associated Estates (1)

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
02/02/1819 [SD] - → Legatee

Relationships (6)

Nephew → Aunt
First Cousins
Nephew → Aunt
Son → Father
Son → Mother

Addresses (3)

Wellington, New Zealand
Chelsea, London, Middlesex, London, England
1 Clanricarde Gardens, Bayswater, London, Middlesex, London, England