John Burrows of Jamaica and Bath

???? - 1807


Merchant and slave-owner in Jamaica, partner in John West & Co.

  1. Will of John Burrows merchant [late of Kingston Jamaica but at present residing in the City] of Bath Somerset [made in 1805] proved 30/04/1807. His executors in Jamaica were John Fowles and Robert Henry, and in Britain his brother James Burrows of 93 Houndsditch and Samuel Gillbee. He instructed his executors in Jamaica to sell all his property there, excluding his 'domiciliary slaves' whom he left to his wife Sarah for her life. He gave his co-partners, John West and John Fowles of Kingston, in John West & Co. the right to buy his share or interest in property he co-owned with them. The money was to be repatriated to Britain and to be used to buy consols to fund an annuity of £50 p.a. to his sister Elizabeth Mary Burrows. He left the income on half his residuary estate to his wife and the other half to support his children.


  1. PROB 11/1458/281

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
1801 [EA] - 1801 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
John West & Co.
West India merchant  

Relationships (2)

Business partners
Business partners