John Payne Blount died in London c1836/37, according to his son Arthur. [Claims to Land in Demerara 1892, p 14, claim No 101]
A man named John Payne Blount died in Islington, London [Registrar's District], in Jan-Mar quarter of 1840 [vol. no. 3, page 137].
John Payne Blount was in Demerara by 1810. He was reported [then a formal requirement for everyone planning to travel abroad] as due to leave the Colony in January 1813 [Essequebo & Demerara Royal Gazette]. He was reported as leaving the Colony of British Guiana with three servants in May/June 1815 and there is a will in Georgetown of John Payne Blount, a native of Barbados, which was deposited on 13 Feb 1840. [Deeds Registry, No 12 of 1840] A John Payne Blount is said to have married ‘Mary Elizabeth W.’ at St Joseph in Barbados in 1815 [IGI – but no details and no precise date].
Blount had a business partnership with Charles Benjamin, as Benjamin & Blount, which was dissolved after the death of Benjamin in 1825. The firm claimed to own:
- the wood lot Seba [Lot 57 Bercheyck]
- and the Coomaka Lands on the East Bank of the Demerara River.
In January 1870 transport was made of a John Paterson Blount’s half-share in Pln Windsor Castle to William Branch Pollard by JW Davson, special attorney of Blount; Blount's address was given as: No 42 Highbury, New Park, Middlesex. [Royal Gazette 8 Jan 1870]
At the 1881 Census a John P Blount, age 56, unmarried, born British Guiana, who worked as a Commission Merchant's clerk, was lodging with the Blackman family at 38 Milkwood Road, Lambeth, Surrey. Also lodging in the same house was Mary I Spencer, age 69, unmarried, born British Guiana.