Hon. John Sanderson

???? - 1849


Chief Justice of Grenada c. 1832 to c. 1849, and the subject of an attempt to remove him in 1847, dying at Bath c. 1849. LBS has tentatively connected him to the lawyer John Sanderson active in Trinidad in the early 1800s and in turn with the owner of Bon Air in Trinidad in the 1820s, but both are highly speculative. The will of John Sanderson of Grenada does show him as owning property in Trinidad - four town lots in San Juan de Aricagua - at the time he made it in 1847. John Sanderson barrister-at-law was the author of An appeal to the Imperial Parliament upon the claims of the ceded Colony of Trinidad to be governed by a Legislature and Judicature (London, 1812).

  1. Will of Hon. John Sanderson, Chief Justice of the island of Grenada [late of No. 2 Nelson Place, Bath] [made in January 1847 and attested in January 1849] proved 06/02/1849.


Edmund F .Moore (ed.) Reports of Cases Heard and Determined...in the Privy Council Vol. VI 1846-1849, pp. 38-42 'Representatives of the island of Grenada v Sanderson.'

  1. PROB 11/2088/329.

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
1819 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Owner

The association of John Sanderson the owner of Bon Air in the 1820s with John Sanderson the Chief Justice of Grenada is speculative at this stage.

Addresses (1)

2 Nelson Street, Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England