John Wemyss

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Claimant or beneficiary


'Of Scotland', awarded a share in the compensation for Hermitage estate in St Elizabeth Jamaica as one of a group of Scottish heirs of James Moyes, the deceased owner of the estate, and also acting as 'agent' for the other heirs.

  1. Hermitage estate is shown against estate of or late James Moyes from 1811 onwards. 

  2. James Moyes, the absentee owner of Hermitage (a coffee estate) died in 1802. The estate appears in Higman's Jamaica Surveyed with details of correspondence to John Wemyss, the agent of the co-heirs.  





T71/870 St Elizabeth No. 175-A-G. The National Library of Jamaica holds the Letterbook of John Wemyss, Hermitage Estate, St Elizabeth Jamaica 1819-1824.

  1. Jamaica Almanacs 1811-1838.  

  2. B. W. Higman, Jamaica Surveyed: Plantation Maps and Plans of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Kingston (Jamaica), University of the West Indies Press, 2001) pp. 183-5.



Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£1,558 17s 6d

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
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

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