John Bell

???? - 1871

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. "At White River House, St George's Jamaica, on the 17th March last, by the Rev. Miles C. Bolton, A.M., the Hon. John Bell of Woodstock, and Custos Rotulorum of that parish to Mary Ann, only daughter of the deceased John Hosack, Esq. of Buff Bay River estate, in Jamaica, and Glengaber, Dumfries-shire."

  2. John Bell was in Scotland in the 1830s, having left Jamaica in 1837, and the question whether he had taken residence there at the time of his wife's death in 1838 was litigated in Bell v Kennedy, reaching the House of Lords in 1868. He later bought Enterkine House in Ayrshire.


  1. The Dumfries Weekly Journal marriages, 17/06/1828, transcribed at [accessed 27/05/2016].

  2. [accessed 11/04/2018]; National Probate Calendar 1871.

Further Information

Mary Anne Hosack

Associated Claims (2)

£5,850 3s 7d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£298 13s 4d

Associated Estates (5)

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
1832 [EA] - → Executor
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Other

Purchaser of enslaved people from this estate and probably land too.

1826 [EA] - → Other

Previous owner of enslaved people sold to this estate.

1809 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (1)

Enterkine House, Ayrshire, Southern Scotland , Scotland