John Rose 'of Clava'

???? - 1805


American loyalist, reportedly moving 170 enslaved people from South Carolina to Jamaica in 1782, where he appears to have stayed only briefly, moving to London by 1784. To date no plantation or estate associated with him in Jamaica has been found by LBS, implying that he sold the enslaved people. He died in London in 1805.

  1. Will of John Rose of Clava [formerly of Charleston in South Carolina but now of Norfolk Street Middlesex] proved 08/07/1805. The will dealt only with property in Charleston and was silent on Jamaica.


Douglas Catterall, 'The worlds of John Rose: A Northeastern Scot's Career in the British Atlantic World c. 1740-1800', in Angela McCarthy (ed.) A Global Clan (Tauris: London and New York, 2006) pp. 67-94 at pp. 79 and 81.

  1. PROB 11/1429/39.

Further Information

Hugh; George; Margaret

Relationships (1)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (1)

Norfolk Street, London, Middlesex, London, England