James Holder Alleyne

1790 - 1842

Claimant or beneficiary


Hon. James Holder Alleyne, member of HM's Council in Barbados. Son of John Forster Alleyne (1762-1823) and brother of Charles Thomas Alleyne (q.v.). Not to be confused with his son Capt. James Holder Alleyne (1819-1862), or with James Holder Alleyne of British Guiana (1798-1865) (q.v.).

Married Elizabeth Mary James (née Lowe) of Gregg Farm.

  1. Children were born in Barbados. Death registered at Cheltenham Q3 1842. Will of James Holder Alleyne of Cheltenham Gloucestershire proved 17/10/1842.

  2. In a Levy Book list for St James, Barbados, 1822, Alleyne was listed as owning 118 enslaved and 204 acres of land. The name of the estate (or estates) was not given.


T71/898 Barbados claim no. 3984 (Mellowes); T71/899 Barbados claim nos. 4055 (Spa), 4422 (Coxes), 4581 (Gregg Farm) and 4582 (Swans).

  1. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; PROB 11/1969. Summary of the will: James C. Brandow, Genealogies of Barbados families: from Caribbeana and the Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (1983), p. 84. The full will is available (for a fee) at TNA, PROB 11/1969/4 and through Ancestry.co.uk

  2. Levy Book for St James, 1822. Barbados Department of Archives, RB9/3/7.

Further Information

Elizabeth Mary James (nee Lowe)
6 children

Money credited for Gregg plantation with Messrs. George Gibbs & Robert Bright, merchants of Bristol. The Spa and Cox's plantations, with all sugar, stock, funds and personal estate were left in trust (his trustees included his wife, his brother Charles Thomas Alleyne of Clifton, Gloucestershire, Robert Bright and his daughter Margaret Hall and son Joseph). There were also bequests to his children: Margaret Hall Alleyne, Caroline Alleyne and Joseph Alleyne: each received £5,000 + 3 1/2% consols. To son Arthur Osborne Gibbs Alleyne: £5,000. To son James Holder Alleyne, £6,000 and advance money to pay for his Captaincy or Majority in the army. (He was Lieutenant in the 52nd Regiment.) Joseph to receive £250 per annum until he completed his education at Cambridge University. He was then to receive £200 p.a. on the death of his mother. Up to £5,000 to be given to his son Alexander McGeachy [Alleyne] to purchase an ensign's commission or Lieutenancy, Captaincy and Majority. As the surviving trustee of the Marriage Settlement of John Alleyne Holder Esquire and Jane Haggatt [Haggitt?] Holder his late wife and as Guardian of the persons and estates of Julia Holder, John Alleyne Holder and Henry Holder their children the trust estates and property were to be passed to his son Joseph. Other small bequests included to his step-daughters, Georgiana Mary Clarke wife of William Clarke of Barbados and to Mary Reeve Alleyne, wife of Henry Alleyne of Barbados. It was to be lawful he said for his eldest son to purchase either or both of his [the testator's] estates in the West Indies, notwithstanding he the son being a trustee of the will.

Associated Claims (6)

£3,369 5s 4d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£2,019 12s 3d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£3,600 7s 2d
Unsuccessful claimant (Trustee)
£3,064 7s 7d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£1,635 2s 4d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£2,928 8s 10d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (6)

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] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

In fact owner in right of his wife, although registered as owner

1823 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (7)

Son → Father
Second Husband → Wife
Brother → Sister
Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (2)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England