Rev. John Hendrickson Laurence

1801 - 1836

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Given as Rev. John Hendrickson Lawrence in the compensation records. Clergyman, apparently resident, awarded the compensation for three enslaved people under three separate claims on Nevis and also claimed unsuccessfully with William Lawrence [sic] as trustees and executors of Samuel Lawrence [sic] for the compensation for the enslaved people on two separate awards for the Hanley's estate and for Clifton's, Paynes and Morton Bay on Nevis.

  1. 1st son of Samuel Laurence of Nevis. Matriculated Exeter College Oxford 18/05/1820 aged 18, BA 1824.

  2. Rev. John Hendrickson Laurence, late rector of this parish [St Thomas Lowland, Nevis], died 19/10/1836 aged 35.

  3. Rev. Laurence was a subscriber to the St. Christopher Branch of the Society for the Conversion and Religious Instruction and Education of the Negro Slaves in the British West India Islands.

Sources

T71/882 Nevis no. 132 (the compensation was paid to London bankers and mortgagees).

  1. Ancestry.com, Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online]

  2. Lena Boyd Brown, Vere L. Oliver, More monumental inscriptions: tombstones of the British West Indies, pp. 104-106.

  3. Report of the Incorporated Society for the Conversion and Religious Instruction and Education of the Negro Slaves in the British West India Islands for the year 1828 pg. 93


Further Information

Absentee?
Name in compensation records
John Hendrickson Lawrence
University
Oxford (Exeter) [1820-1824 ]
Occupation
Clergyman
Religion
Church of England

Associated Claims (4)

£3,655 18S 5D
Unsuccessful claimant (Trustee)
£22 14S 9D
Awardee
£24 14S 7D
Awardee
£19 18S 10D
Awardee

Associated Estates (2)

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
1828 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1828 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee and Executor

Relationships (3)

Son → Father
Brothers
Son → Mother