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James Carson, Esq. 
8 October 1862

Volume 9, page 243, sitting number 11,968.

Born James Carson, he was the nephew of James Simpson of Spinfield at Great Marlow in Buckinghamshire. He was appointed the manager of his uncle's extensive estates, Albion and Constant Springs in Jamaica, 'where the finest sugar and its productions were grown and manufactured with the most up-to-date machinery and the most modern principles. [...] Mr James Simpson died in 1851, bequeathing his valuable estates in the West Indies and his residence and estate, Spinfield, to his nephew, who thereupon added Simpson to his name' (Bucks Herald, 19 August 1899),

Major James Simpson Carson died on 26 May 1872. The following information about  him appeared under 'Wills and Bequests' in The Morning Post on 16 August 1872:

'The will of Mr. James Carson, J.P., deputy-lieutenant for Bucks, high sherriff 1868, late of Spinfield, Great Marlow, Bucks, who died at his town residence, Montagu-square, on May 26 last, was proved in London under £70,000 personalty in England. The testator was an extensive West Indian planter, and owner of several considerable coffee and sugar plantations in Jamaica. He was a major in the militia of that island. His estates, called Albion and Hopewell, in Jamaica, he has bequeathed to his eldest son, Captain J. Simpson Carson, who was called to the bar of the Middle Temple in January last: and the estate called Constant Spring, and all his other estates in Jamaica, he leaves in trust for the benefit of his second son, Lieutenant Marriott Simpson Carson. To each of his two daughters he leaves a legacy of £10,000. The rest of his property, real and personal, he leaves to his wife absolutely.'

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