William Bucknor Mowatt

1794 - 22nd Sep 1846

Claimant or beneficiary


Slave-owner in Jamaica, apparently resident.

  1. In 1825, Henry Shergold relinquished his executorship of the will of Elizabeth Anderson of Westmoreland [made in 1823] to her grandson and residuary heir William Bucknor Mowatt of St James Jamaica, then a minor. Oddly, given that William Bucknor Mowatt was ostensibly under 21 or 25 in 1825, a man of the same name William Bucknor Mowatt appears as the owner of an estate as early as 1817, raising the possibility of two generations of a man of this name, but the death-notice below instead suggests a date-of-birth of c. 1795.

  2. Death "On the 22nd Sept. [1846], at Lucea, Jamaica, suddenly, in the 52nd year of his age, Wm . Bucknor Mowatt, Esq ., of the firm of Watson, Mowatt, and Co."


  1. http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/mdeeds1.htm [accessed 26/04/2018].

  2. Simmond's Colonial Magazine and Foreign Miscellany, Vol. 9 p. 520 (December 1846).

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
William B. Mowatt

Associated Claims (1)

£1,765 11s 7d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (4)

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
1820 [EA] - → Other

Purchaser of enslaved people from this estate

1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1830 [EA] - → Not known
1820 [EA] - → Other

Purchased enslaved people from this estate.