Skeete, John Brathwaite, 1775-1862

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Skeete, John Brathwaite, 1775-1862

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SKEETE, JOHN BRATHWAITE, eldest son of John Brathwaite Skeete, St. Peter’s, Barbados, West Indies, and Agnes, dau. of Henry Bishop and sister of Hon. William Bishop, President of Barbados; b. 4 Nov 1775; at school under Vincent one year (Adm. Reg. of Sidney Sussex Coll. ); Sidney Sussex Coll. Cambridge, adm. pens. 14 Jun 1793; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 24 Mar 1795; Chief Justice of Barbados to res. 1830; President of Barbados 1820, 1825, 1827, 1829, 1830, 1832; m. 11 Nov 1799 Mary Bishop; d. before 1862.


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Owner of two plantations in St Peter, Barbados: Rock Hall, with 424 enslaved people at the time of his death (38 men, 57 women, 31 boys, 41 girls); Mangrove, with 212 enslaved people at the time of his death (42 men, 49 women, 27 boys, 36 girls).

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Prepared for import into AtoM by Westminster School Archive staff, 2019-2020
Revised by Bethany Duck, Archive Assistant, September 2020




Supplementary information drawn from UCL's Legacies of British Slave-ownership database. Entry URL:

Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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