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1.1         INDEX:

INDEX: 1-1


The New Jamaica Magazine: 1-5

Maps of Jamaica and Place Names 1-5

Laws of Jamaica 1-5

1      Introduction 1-1


2      The Maitlands & Rebecca & Ann Wright 2-1

2.1      JOHN MAITLAND 2-1




3      PATTY PENFORD 3-1

1/1.        Rebecca Dunston Wright. B 5/1749 3-3

1/2.        Margaret Forbes (Hyem Cohen will). 3-3

1/3.        John PInford, son of Patty Pinford, 3-4

Forbes Information 3-4

4      WRIGHT FAMILY 4-1

Wright Summary 4-1

Wright Deed Timeline 4-1

Early 17thC Wrights 4-2

John Wright - 1714 4-3

Robert Wright - 1674 4-4

4.1      ANDREW WRIGHT – died 1712 4-5


4.3      FRANCIS WRIGHT - 1715 4-11

Chambers Family: 4-13

4.4      ANDREW WRIGHT - 1752 4-15

RUTH SINCLAIR - 1764 4-17

Summary 4-17

Slave Compensation - Mitcham 4-20

4.5      Wint & Pusey 4-20

Samuel Wint 4-20

4.6      Dunston Family 4-24

Dunston Deeds 4-24

Henry Dunston – 1710 4-25

Dunston Wills 4-25


Sinclair Summary 5-1

Sinclair Deed Timeline 5-1

Other Contemporary Sinclairs in Jamaica 5-2

Sinclairs of Caithness, Notes 5-4


5.2      JOHN SINCLAIR 5-5

Edward Smith et al to Francis Smith – 1753 5-8

John Sinclair’s main holdings 5-9

Priscilla Hayle - 1707 5-11

1/1.        John Hayle Sinclair. 5-12

1/2.        Elizabeth Sinclair 5-12


Judith Burton 5-14

6      BURTON FAMILY 6-1

Burton Summary 6-1

Burton Time line 6-1

Early Barbados Burtons 6-2

Burton/Arundell Connection 6-3

Robert Burton of Barbados 6-5

Jacob Burton of Barbados 6-6

Ellacott/Ellicott 6-6

Thomas Ellacott snr: 6-6

Burtons Plantations - Rose 6-7


Judith Burton 6-16

6.2      BENJAMIN BURTON - 1674 6-23

Elbeatha Maskall 6-24

Hannah Mendez 6-29

Unknown Burton/Witter/Swabys etc of this Generation 6-30

6.3      BENJAMIN BURTON - 1703 6-31

7      BOOTH FAMILY 7-1

Booth Introduction 7-1

The George Booth Conundrum 7-1

Henry Booths 7-3

Contemporay Booths in Barbados: 7-4

Misc other notes 7-4

Booth Time line 7-5

Booth Land 7-7

Vere 7-7

Booth Land on Maps: 7-8

George Booth 1 7-8

Land Transaction: 7-8

7.1      George Booth – D 1676/8 7-10

Inventory 7-11

Frances Booth: 7-12

Issue of George Booth 7-13


7.2      George Booth – 2nd – D 1702/5 7-19

Land Transactions: 7-20

1/1.        Thomas Booth – AM11/21. 7-24

1/2.        Eliza Booth 7-24

1/3.        George Booth – “GB3” 7-24

1/4.        Samuel Booth – D 1733 7-25

1/5.        Simon Booth – D bef 1764 7-29

1/6.        William Booth (<21 1702). 7-35

1/7.        Sarah Booth (<15 - 1702) 7-35

1/8.        Henry Booth – D 1738-9. 7-36

7.3      Thomas Booth – D. 1729 7-39

1/1.        Henry Booth – AM10/11 7-40

1/2.        Thomas Booth – D 1747 7-40

1/3.        Benjamin Booth – D abt 1730?? 7-41

1/4.        Mary Booth 7-41

7.4      Henry Booth – D 1743 7-42

1/1.        Anna Mary Booth 7-45

1/2.        William Thomas Booth 7-45

1/3.        Peter Gravett Booth. 7-45

7.5      The Gall Booths 7-46

7.6      Capt George Booth – D 1695: 7-50

Land Transaction: 7-50

2/1. George Booth, 1707-1769 7-58

Booths of St James 7-63

Golding: 7-65

Unknown Booths: 7-71

7.7      DOWNER & SMART FAMILIES: 7-72

Landholders – Booth 7-74

8      HAYLE FAMILY 8-1

Hayle Summary 8-1

Property Locations & Maps 8-2

Hayle Deeds Time Line 8-2

8.1      WILLIAM HAYLE 8-5

1/1.        John Hayle of whom later. 8-6

1/2.        Thomas Hayle, died before 1691: 8-6

1/3.        William Hayle ch 1638 8-10

1/4.        Richard Hayle, died before 1693, 8-10

8.2      JOHN HAYLE snr. – Died 1717 8-14

1/1.        John Hayle, (jnr) died 1712 8-19

John Hayle Shickle 8-23

1/2.        Neville Hayle – see below. 8-25

1/3.        Alice Hayle, M Mar John Anderson 8-25

1/4.        Priscilla Hayle, Mar Mr Allen 8-26

1/5.        Margaret Hayle, Mar Thomas Biggs 8-26

1/6.        Elizabeth Hayle, mar Dr James Smith. 8-26

8.3      NEVIL & SARAH HAYLE 8-26

Later Hayles 8-30

William Pusey Hayle 8-30

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior 1808 – 1886 8-32

9      ANDERSON 9-1


David Robeson to Mary Wright - 1750 10-1

St Elizabeth & Vere Parish Records: 10-1

St Elizabeth Wrights: 10-1

Barzilla Wright of St Elizabeth 10-1

Land Grants 10-1

Nathaniel Wright of St Elizabeth 10-1

Nathaniel Wright & Isaac Fouro - 1716 10-2

Nathaniel Wright & Margaret Andriess - 1715 10-2

1/1.        Cooper Wright 10-2

1/2.        Bazill Wright 10-5

1/3.        Brooks Family 10-7

11        BARBADOS RECORDS 11-1



12        ROBERTS FAMILY 12-1

12.1         GEORGE ROBERTS 12-1


Ruth Angell 12-1

13        COHENS 13-1

13.1         Parish Records, St Elizabeth 13-1

14        Patty Penford Act of Privilege 14-1

Heading: 14-1

Body: 14-1

15        Slave Compensation Records 15-1

Slave Compensation – Booth 15-1

Slave Compensation – Burton: 15-1

Slave Compensation, Hayle: 15-4

Slave Compensation - Sinclair 15-5

Slave Compensation- Wint 15-6

Slave Compensation – Wright: 15-6

16        Illustrations 16-1

16.1         John Pusey Wint, abt 1807 by J Fruman. 16-1

16.2         Eliza (Bailey) Wint, abt 1807 by J Fruman. 16-1

17        Changes: 17-1

1.2         SOURCES

JG: Jamaica Gazette.

Sloane map P169 Vol 1.

1675 Map by Ford of Barbados.

UCL: Legacies of British Slave Ownership, online 3/2013.

Barbados Baptims & Wills Ancestry.com:
These are a 1984 transcription of the 19th Century copies of the older registers by Joanne McRee Sanders.
Hotton’s Original Lists of Persons of Quality (1874)
Copy held by AM.

Jamaica Parish Records:
Early researches were done using the microfilm copies at the LDS centre in London, but more recently, they have been available on the LDS website: births are indexed, but the remainder not. However, the images are all on the site together with the contemporary indices.
Vere, an important parish for our early family, has no records for 1720-30: there are a number of individuals of interest who might have been in this period.

Booth:      Vere  1707-1773
Burton:     St Elizabeth 1707-1774
            Clarendon: to 1800
            Vere 1696-1800
            Westmoreland: to 1800
            St Catherine ch to 1784
            St Andrew
            St Dorothy

Cohen:      St E 1790-1815
Earl: St E 1830-1845
Forbes:     St E to 1800 - index only no Margaret.
            Westmoreland 1696 to 1800 - index only no Margaret.
Hayles:     Clarendon to 1750 - nil sig.
            St Cats
            St Andrew
            St Dorothy
Maitland: St E to 1864
            Manchester to 1844 - index only
Penford:    St E to 1800, nil sig
            Westmoreland to 1800, nil sig
Roberts:    St E 1788-1821
            Vere 1714-1803
Sherman:    St E 1762-1854
Sinclair:   St E to 1813
            Manchester 1813-1842 (index done, copied to 1826)
            St Catherine nil to 1800
Wint:       St E 1800-1820
            Vere 1770-1800
Wright:     Clarendon 1706-1750
            Kingston to 1781 (Index done, some copied)
            St Catherineat 1693-1800
            St E 1707-1826
            Vere to 1800
            Westmoreland to 1805
            St John to 1800.

Burton:     Westmoreland Mar to 1800.
Burton:     Vere Mar 1696-1800
Maitland:   St E to 1855
Wright:     Clarendon Mar to 1800 (index done, but not all copied)
Wright:     Kingston to 1781 (Index done, some copied)
Wright:     St Catherine Mar 1680-1750
Wright:     St E to abt 1840
Wright:     Vere Mar 1696-1800

Booth:      Vere early to 1824
Burton:     St Catherine Bur to 1776.
Forbes:     St E Bur: to 1800.
            Westmoreland ditto
Maitland:   St E to 1856
Wint: St Catherine to 1776
Wright:     Clarendon   Bur to 1800
            St Catherine Bur to 1776
            Vere 1765-1806 at least
            Westmoreland 1757-1824
Wrights:    St E Bur to 1821.
Penford:    St E Bur: to 1800.
            Westmoreland ditto

The Parish Records seem to be reasonably good on baptisms of whites. Early records probably did not cover baptisms done away from the church, later records have lists of individuals baptised on the properties.
The issue of mixed race couples are not as well recorded, initially the child is usually recorded as the base born child of the mother, usually with no reference to the father, except that the child is often baptised with what was presumably the father’s surname. The use of the phrase “reputed son/dau of” appears in the latter half of the 18thC.
Burials records are limited, probably because the dead were buried very quickly for obvious reasons in a hot climate, and so a priest was not involved. In St Elizabeth at least, the burial records state burials of white persons. This might explain why there is no record of Rebecca Wright or Patty Penford being buried in Black River: Rebecca Wright has a memorial tomb stone in spite of having died in Bristol – her remains must have been transported back to Jamaica for interment.

The New Jamaica Magazine:

V2 1798, July-December
V1 1799, January-May.
Contains interesting articles etc and shipping intelligence.

Maps of Jamaica and Place Names

A number of maps of Jamaica between 1671 and 1804 have been analysed and reveal the movements of the families.
Place name spelling vary; in the case of some significant ones such as the major rivers and mountains, they have been unified as the modern spelling.
Maps used are:
John Ogilby 1671 - digital version downloaded,
Bochart & Knollis 1684 – National Archives copy photographed
Lee 1671 – National Archives copy photographed,
Senex 1715 - digital version downloaded
Moll 1717 - digital version downloaded
Browne 1730/55 - digital version downloaded & Nat Archives copy from Blain.
Bowen 1747 - digital version downloaded
Craskell 1763 National Archives copy photographed
Robertson 1804 – National Archives copy from D. Blain.

Laws of Jamaica

The_Laws_of_Jamaica_1760_1792 contains a list of private acts indexed on page 89ff
The acts are summarised in the early part of volumes 1 & 2, but private acts do not seem to be repeated in the main body of the volume.

1         Introduction

    The Maitland male line was a late arrival in Jamaica, but they intermarried with families some of whom had been very early immigrants to the Island. Ours appear to have been the only one to have stayed and produced a local family. There was a Richard Maitland who was in St Elizabeth around 1740, but returned to live in London, leaving one or two mixed race offspring.
    Captain John Maitland, our ancestor, first landed in Jamaica as master of a merchant ship (the Atlantic) sometime around 1774, sailing in and out of the Island until August 1781 when he was wrecked off Black River Bay in a hurricane. He partnered up with a free quadroon woman, Rebecca Dunstan Wright, and had 2 sons by her before he died in late 1786. John’s father, Richard, was also a merchant master, with a long career from 1740 until his death in 1778. His origins are unknown.
    John & Rebecca’s surviving son, Francis, married Ann Wright, “reputed white”, whose father was probably Rebecca’s ½ sibling, making Ann and Francis ½ 1st cousins. Ann’s parents came from well established Jamican families, 2 of whom were very early immigrants from Barbados. Francis, son of John & Rebecca is variously described as “1” or senior to differentiate him from his son Francis.
    Rebecca Dunston Wright was the daughter of Francis Wright, son of William & Elizabeth Wright, (although her baptism does not name a father, she was bought and manumitted as a baby by him, making it almost certain that he was her father); John’s son, Francis snr’s wife, Ann, was the daughter of Andrew Wright (son of Francis Wright & Anna Maria Booth) and Ruth Sinclair (the daughter of John Hayle Sinclair and Judith Burton and a mestize or octoroon), so Francis Maitland’s mother and his wife’s father were half first cousins.
    Our earliest known ancestors on the Island were George Booth and Francis Burton, both of whom migrated from Barbados in the 1660’s as Jamaica opened up after the English invasion of 1655 and the Spanish deaparture in 1660. George Booth refers to Barbados in his will, but there is no reliable evidence of him in Barbados, unlike Francis Burton whose children appear in the Barbadian records. The Wrights and Hayles were somewhat later, with John Sinclair of Caithness in Scotland the latest arrival. The families were concentrated in Clarendon, Vere and St Catherine and later in St Elizabeth and briefly in Westmoreland. They appear in the parish records of birth, marriages and deaths from the beginning of the records (about 1710). The entries in the early days are probably not complete: baptisms are best recorded, but the couples often did not marry (particularly where the woman was of mixed race, when it was largely illegal) and burials were carried out very quickly, more often than not without a priest present.
    The Wrights and Sinclairs descended on the female side from the Hayle, Burton & Booth families. All 3 were very early immigrants to Jamaica, and the Booths & Burtons came to the Island from Barbados, but it is not known their, presumably, English origins. A speculative origin for the Hayles of St Albans is suggested.
    They were also connected by marriage with the Roberts, Cohen, Brooks, and many other early families.
    The tree below shows the ancestors of Francis Maitland, the 2nd, the last Jamaican born: his wife was English, from Devon. He disappeared at sea in 1842, and she later remarried.





2         The Maitlands & Rebecca & Ann Wright



   John Maitland was a mariner who settled in St Elizabeth Parish, probably finally by being shipwrecked in Black River bay in a Hurricane. John Maitland’s father was merchant seaman, Captain Richard Maitland of Shadwell in London; Richard’s antecedents are not known (12/2014). John died between October 1786 & January 1787.
   Details of him and his father are to be found in their own volume.
   He had 2 sons by Rebecca Dunston Wright



Born[1]: St Elizabeth, May 1749, St Elizabeth PR.
Ch: 12/11/1752, St Elizabeth
Parent: Patty Penford, mulatto & probably, Francis Wright.
Died: 1805, Bristol, buried Black River, St Elizabeth although not recorded in the parish recods (but confirmed by her gravestone & will).

Will & Inventory held.


   The mother of Francis Maitland snr, Rebecca Dunston Wright was born in 1749 of Patty (later called Patty Penford), a mulatto slave; she was sold by Thomas Forbes 25 August 1749, to Francis Wright, who manumitted her 25 October 1749. For that reason, that Rebecca called her son Francis, and her 2nd name was Dunston (Francis Wright’s brother’s name) makes it highly likely that Francis Wright was her father. As Francis died in 1758 and made no mention in his will of Rebecca, it is likely that she then returned to, or was already with, her mother.

   This Francis Wright was also the father of Andrew Wright, and grand father of Ann & Rebecca Wright who married Francis Maitland and George Roberts. Rebecca and Andrew would thus have been half siblings. This might explain the curious restriction in Andrew’s will on his daughters marriage in England.

    Rebecca’s mother, Patty became a woman of substance in her own right, as described in their privilege act in 1784. Rebecca had a (half) sister by Patty, Margaret Forbes. Margaret was the partner of Hyem Cohen, a rich man who died about 1804, leaving a substantial real and personal estate, which included a large portfolio of debtors. According to Rebecca's inventory, he owed her about £680.

    Rebecca had real estate in Westmoreland and St Elizabeth in addition to a significant personal estate by the time of her death in 1805 which she left to Francis. The largest of property was called The Cove (see below), was at Scott's Cove on the Westmoreland & St Elizabeth boundary; according to her will, it was 214 acres. Francis Maitland was "of Westmoreland" when he bought Giddy Hall in 1809, so he was still resident there. Some of her St Elizabeth property looked to have been rental property in and around Black River (probably at least 5 dwellings), but her will described her as of Black River when she died in Bristol and mentioned her dwelling house on Black River Bay, so some of it must have been for her own use. This latter may have been the property bought by John Maitland in 1784 just west of the town centre, on the shore. The dimensions are those of a town property: there still some handsome properties along the road west out of town - let's hope it was one of these, although they are probably much too recent! She was left a dwelling house on the Black River by her mother, so that is probably the one left to Francis.

    There is no indication that she had any other partner after John Maitland's death in 1787. She probably lived off the property left by him or she may have had property left by her mother who did not die until 1795. The name Pentford appears on the 1804 map on the west side of Scott's Cove. She must have been close to the Cohen family, who were substantial land holders and bankers in the area on the 1804 map. At some stage she and presumably Francis sailed to England as she died there in the winter of 1804/5; he was married there July 1806. The Cove was not sold until about 1808 by Francis, to pay for Giddy Hall.

    She must have been of some status to judge by her gravestone in Black river churchyard and the fact that she was buried there in spite of having died in Bristol, England (according to her will). Her inventory totalled £8328, £7000 of which was in the value of her 80 slaves. It shows her as having 5 tenants owing house rent; the household utensils values indicate that The Cove was a less equipped property than her other residence and so was not her principal abode.

    She would have been on good terms with Andrew Wright, father of her future daughter-in-law and half first cousin, as he was an executor of her estate. He in fact died shortly after her, also in England. It may be assumed that she was on close terms with Hyem Cohen of Black River and surrounds, her brother-in-law (except that nobody was married!).

The property referred to in her will as The Cove was Cove Pen, on the Westmoreland side of Scott’s Cove, listed in later Almanack in the Bluefields area. It was originally purchased by her mother, Patty.

John Maitland is recorded as buying property in Westmoreland in the 1780's.
Her Cohen nephews and nieces, (Alexander & Henry, Catherine & Caroline) to whom she made bequests were the children of her sister, Margaret Forbes by Hyem Cohen of Black River (ref HC will).

Rebecca had a sister, Margaret Forbes who had a daughter Elizabeth Littlehales, and 4 children by Hyem Cohem.

Partner: John Maitland
1/1. Francis Maitland, ch. 25/2/1784,

Vol 1, folio 49 (1720-1800):
1784 May 23: Francis Maitland baptised, reputed son of John Maitland by Rebecca Wright. Born 25 Feb 1784. (Listed under Non White).

1/2. Richard Maitland, ch. 4/8/1786. (StE PR)

Vol 1, folio 54:
1788: Richard Maitland baptised, reputed son of John Maitland by Rebecca Wright. Born 4 August 1786.
Presumed died between 1789 and 1806 – mentioned in grandmother Patty Penford’s will but not in mother’s

St E PR has following entry
Rebecca Dunston Wright, daughter of Patty, a mulatto, lately a slave belonging to Mr. Roderick Rose, three years old last May and baptised Nov 12 1752. Thus born 5/1749. (St E V1F8)
(Patty later shown to be Patty Penford – manumission records show nothing about Roderick Rose)

Reference in Hyem Cohen's Will to Patty Penford as mother of Rebecca Wright - her will not found in Jamaica Indexes.

1754: Rose, Matthew, St. Elizabeth 126
      Rose, John, St. Elizabeth 1105


MI of Jamaica: Gravestone @ Black River church (#1658):
(Re)becca Wright, 29/?/1805, aged 56. (seen by A Maitland in April 1998, less legible, even less so in 12/2006).

There is no record of her burial in the St Elizabeth parish records, according to her will, she died in Bristol.
Her will was dated 14/11/1804, and proved in Canterbury in 28/6/1805. From the gravestone, it may be assumed that she died early in 1805.

Privilege Bill:
PRO CO 139/39 (Jamaican House of Assembly minutes)
Courtesy of Dan Livesay Jan 2008 (see notes).

23 December 1784: “…Patty Penford of the parish of Saint Elizabeth a free Mulatto woman and Rebecca Wright and Margaret Forbes her Daughters and Francis Maitland the Son of the said Rebecca Wright and Elizabeth Littlehales the Daughter of the said Margaret Forbes to the same rights…”

They are listed as having been baptized, Christian, and having received communion. Patty is possessed of “real and personal Estate in this Island to a very Considerable value which she intends to bestow on the said Rebecca Wright and Margaret Forbes and their Children."

Leah Wright & Cohen Connection

Parish records show Leah Wright baptised 7/7/1791, a free negro aged about 43.
2 sons recorded, reputed sons of David Cohen by Leah Wright
Hyman Cohen, b 25/12/1788, ch 1791, St Elizabeth.
David Cohen, b 12/12/1792, ch 14/4/1793, St Elizabeth.
who became a big property owner.
See end of this section for Cohens.
A Leah Wright bur 4/12/1812, at churchyard, free negro, aged 47. Probably the same person, in spite of the age difference.

A slave, Maria Wright bapt 8/6/1794, belonging to Rebecca Wright St E (she is mentioned in Rebecca's will).

Her Will[2]
Dated 14/11/1804, proved 28/6/1805. Full Will Text
"Late of Black River .. but now of Bristol ...
left some specified slaves to nephews Alexander & Henry & nieces Catherine & Caroline Cohen ... (see Cohen family later in this file).
left the remainder to son Francis Maitland: land of about 214 acres in Westmoreland named "The Cove" (Difficult to read, but confirmed by the will inventory), Dwelling house on land adjoining Lowerworks Estate on or near the Black River called "the Ground" (again best guess), a tenement or property lying behind the Church on Black River Bay, (Lowerworks just north of Black River town centre)
tenements in or near the Logwoods on Black River Bay
The remainder of his slaves.
The remainder of her estate.
Executors Andrew Wright, Francis Maitland both of Jamaica, and Christopher Henbury of Bristol and Thomas Hogg of Jamaica.
A study of the 1804 map of Jamaica shows no suitable property entries for her, either in Westmoreland or St Elizabeth.

Jamaica inventory Date 7 September 1805, Ent 20 September 1805.

A possible nephew:
Henry Cohen was born 1796, and died December 1846, Age: 50 years
Burial: December 17, 1846, New burial ground, Black River, St. Elizabeth
Occupation: 1846, Domestic
Residence: 1846, Black River, St. Elizabeth

The Cove
A property called Cove listed to Letellier, Ann, Cove, 13/2 in 1817 Almanack. 1818, 11 slaves and 2 stock. 11 in 1831.
1829 Cove Pen listed to Thomas Tate, 36 slaves, he also owned Old Shafston & Rotherwood, both significant pens. in 1831, Cove listed as 33 slaves.
In 1891 & 1910, a property called Cove listed to William Hogg, a pen post office Blue Fields. Was this the same family as Thomas Hogg, one of Rebecca Wright's executors.




Parents: John Maitland and Rebecca Dunston Wright.
His story and those of his descendants, is told in the Jamaica Maitland section.





The wife of Francis Maitland snr and daughter of Andrew Wright and Ruth Sinclair (see below), was born in 1788 in St Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica, probably at Mitcham Pen in the East of the Parish. Her father was Mitcham's owner in 1793 when he was advertising for a runaway slave. She and her sister, who later married George Roberts of Jamaica, were taken to England with her father and step-mother, Elizabeth Wint. Their father imposed a curious condition to their inheritance that his daughters should marry before returning to Jamaica on pain of losing their inheritance. Hence their marriages in England! She seems to have inherited Mitcham pen and her surviving sister, Rebecca, Silver Grove; the properties are contiguous and were operated together between about 1810 and 1840.
She returned to Jamaica after the birth of her first daughter, ch 1807 in Camberwell. Her next 7 children were baptised in Jamaica. She and Francis returned to England where he died in 1824. After that event, her movements are unknown, but it is likely that she at least visited Jamaica again, having become the owner of Giddy Hall, before dying in London in 1833. It may be significant that some of her sister's, Rebecca Roberts, children were baptised around Camberwell and Kennington, where Ann's last child was baptised in 1825, after Francis' death.

Ann & her sister, Rebecca’s legacy from their father’s estate was conditional upon their not returning from England unmarried without the permission of his executors. It is quite possible that this restriction was to prevent Francis & Ann marrying, Francis being Ann’s half first cousin, and a man of colour. Ann & Francis circumvented this by Francis going to England and marrying there.

Ann Wright’s grandfather, Francis, was very likely also Francis Maitland’s and George Roberts’s grandfather. Ann and Francis would thus have been half first cousins, with Francis being born coloured. This may explain the curious restriction in Andrew’s will on his daughters’ marriages in England.


MT: b. 8/2/1788  m.29/7/1806  d.23/10/1833 (ref will: in London).
MB: departed this life October 23rd 1833 aged 45 years at Giddy Hall. (not correct from will).
(1) St Elizabeth PR: Born: Feb 1788, ch 18/12/1789, St Elizabeth
Parents: reputed dau of Mr. Andrew Wright by Ruth Sinclair, a free Mestize, child reputed white.
"Residing in Chester Place, St Mary Lambeth" in her will of 1834, but no record of her burial in St Mary at Lambeth PR.
Chester Place not found in "Sewer Rates" Records for Lambeth 1834.

Chester Place, Lambeth, became 233-291 Kennington Rd:
“Nos.233–291 form a balanced terrace of three storeys with basements and attics. A number of houses have ground floor windows set in round-headed openings of the same size as those of the entrances. Extending above the parapets of the three houses slightly set forward at the centre of the terrace is a weakly-designed pediment.”[3]

This seems the most likely wife of Francis Maitland.
a) their first born son was called Andrew Wright, their first born, a daughter being Frances Ann.
b) the baptismal entry for sons George, Alexander and Septimus refers to Francis as being a person of colour, but his wife as being reputed white (this implies some negro ancestry).
c) geographically more likely: why were they married in London? Probably Andrew Wright's will specifying that Ann must be married before returning to Jamaica. The record at St Clement Danes almost certainly refers to them.
d) the baptism of 6 "slaves belonging to the estate of Andrew Wright" at Giddy Hall when Francis's slaves were baptised (12/4/1814).
e) Andrew Wright was the proprietor of Mitcham pen, which came into the Maitland family. This Ann Wright is mentioned in Andrew's will.
f) Ann's sister, Rebecca, married George Roberts, co-owner with Francis of slaves at Mitcham & Silver Grove.

Will found by Jackie Ranstone:
Ann Maitland, Supreme Court Wills 114/172 entered 22/5/1834.  "Ann Maitland of parish of St Elizabeth, county of Cornwall, but at present residing in Chester Place in the parish of St Mary Lambeth in the County of Surrey in the Kingdom of Great Britain, widow, I give and bequeath unto Wm. Wilson of London, Merchant and John Salmon of the parish of St Elizabeth, esq. all that my Plantation and Estate called Giddy Hall situated in St Elizabeth with slaves, cattle and stock, Plantation utensils and effects ... in Trust for all and every or such one or more of my sons Andrew Wright, John, Francis, George, Alexander, Septimus and Octavius and daughter Emma Rebecca living at my decease..."
Three pages follow about trustees duties etc.
A codicil dated 10 May 1826, (date as report, but prob of original will: Emma married 1832) London says:
" I revoke ... my appointment in said will of Wm Wilson of London as Executor and in his place appoint my son-in-law Samuel Sherman of the parish of St Elizabeth, planter.  As soon as convenient after my decease ... - Giddy Hall and slaves cattle etc and other estate valued and ??? to be paid to my daughter Emma Rebecca Sherman or to her heirs one eighth part or equal moiety."

inventory found in Jamaica Archives totalling £6882, of which £3550 was in slaves. Copy Held. [=£760,000 2014]





    Patty Penford was a mulatto slave, of unknown origin, belonging to the Forbes family of Westmoreland who had several children by at least 2 partners, Wright & Forbes between 1749 and 1769. She was manumitted in 1756 and became a woman of substance, owning substantial assets by her death in 1795. She was granted the Rights & Priviledges of Whites in 1784. In her will she mentions the Cove Pen, Little Cullodden, a house on Black River Bay and a small plot by Lower Works Pen. An estate plan for 1792 shows Patty’s Cow pasture of 42 acres[4].

Buried: 10/7/1795, in the Church Yard, St Elizabeth (prob Black River).
Will of 1789, proved 1795, she was of St Elizabeth, free mulatto.

    Nothing has been found so far of her birth in St E, Westmoreland, Vere, Clarendon, St Catherine & St Andrew Indices, as Penford, Rose or Forbes. St Elizabeth & Westmoreland registers checked for other similar names to about 1760, none found. If she had Rebecca in 1749 and a son 1769, she was probably born between 1725 and 1734. The practice of recording the baptism of slaves was not evidently common before late in the 18thC. Unless she appears in a will, deed or inventory, there is not much chance of establishing her origins. As there was a 10 year gape between Rebecca & Margaret and John (if he was her son), it is highly probable that there were other unrecorded children, but they did not survive.

    In Rebecca’s baptism record, Patty is described as “lately a slave belonging to Mr Roderick Rose” in 1752. Rebecca was bought by Francis Wright from Thomas Forbes, of St Elizabeth, and freed August 1749. It is therefore probable that in 1749, Patty also was owned by Thomas Forbes. The surname Penford only appears after she was freed with the first deeds in her name. As Patty was manumitted by Alexander Forbes in 1756, it is likely that the reference to Roderick Rose, of whom no trace has been found, in 1752 was false. A tavern is described in Journal of a West Indian Proprietor of 1816, which tavern was probably owned by the Forbes.

It is noticeable that illegitimate children bore a variety of surnames, not always related to the mother’s name.

She was manumitted 25 May 1756:
“...Know ye that I the said Alexander Forbes (Tavern Keeper [of St Elizabeth]) for and in consideration of the good will which I have and bear to my Mulatto Slave named Patty and for and in consideration of the many good services done and performed by her to me and other good causes and considerations me hereunto moving...”

    Patty’s first recorded transaction was in 1766[5] when she bought a mulatto slave named Sam from Lewis Vassall of St Elizabeth; she was a spinster of St Elizabeth. The Vassal family had extensive lands granted in the Black River area.

She is recorded as buying 3 properties in Westmoreland.

   The first was purchased from Alexander & Mary Forbes (planter of St Elizabeth) in 1769 12 ½ acres on the sea[6], and whilst it is described in the deed, there is little idea of where it was, however the Forbes are shown on the 1755 map. J£60 sell to Patty Pentford 12.5 acres of ground in Westmoreland, part of 23 acres of land patented to Morice Rowlinson, bound South East on White Savannah Gulley, South West on the Sea, Northerly on Lewis Alfoand?, and Westerly on Derrick Durrant. This plot looks on the Sloane 1707 to have been a little way west of Scotts Cove, Alford & White Savanna being marked there.

   The next was Little Culloden, bought 1778[7] from Thomas Taylor of Hannover, practitioner of Physic and surgery of Hannover for J£200 .. convey Little Culloden containing 96 acres and one half .. bounding southerly on the sea easterly on Great Culloden Westerly on Ankerdown (Ankendown?). She left this property to daughter Margaret Forbes. This property was on Parker’s Bay and Little Culloden was a guest house in 2010.

    The last and biggest was the Cove Pen bought in 1785 from Thomas Hogg for J£1000[8]. The boundary of the Pen begins on the road from Black River to Sav-la-Mar on the eastern edge of Scott’s Cove. She granted to Thomas Hogg 15 feet square around the grave of Thomas George, the owner in 1775; nothing has been checked, but the assumption would be that Thomas Hogg inherited the Cove from Thomas George. This is the property marked as Penford’s in the 1804 map. She left the Cove to Rebecca who in turn left it to Francis Maitland. The Pen bordered on land patented to Major General James Bannister[9].

     In addition to these 3 main purchases, in her will, she had a house on Black River Bay and 3½ acres adjoining the Lower Works Pen. An estate map of 1792 shows “Patty’s Cow Pasture” being 42 acres adjoing on its Eastern side the Church land. This was probably the land referred to in Rebecca’s will as being “behind the Church”, and was probably land mentioned in Rebecca’s will, as was “The Grounds”.

     She also had a property called the Grounds adjoining Lower Works Pen on the northern edge of Black River. I suspect that this was her “retirement home”, with Margaret Forbes occupying Little Culloden and Rebecca Wright the Cove with her 2 boys, Francis and Richard Maitland.

Named fully in Hyem Cohen's will: subsequently found in Privilege Bill.

    In 1784, she was the subject of a Privilege Bill[10], granting her, her daughters and grand children the rights of whites: she seems to have been a woman of substance, and baptised etc. These were relatively unusual, only about 650 cases being recorded in Jamaica. They were necessary to enable persons of colour to own more than £2000 worth of property.

In her will[11] of 1789, proved 1795, she was of St Elizabeth, free mulatto.
No inventory found.
To Rebecca Wright, free quadroon… Cove Penn abt 214 acres… for life and then to her 2 sons, Francis & Richard Maitland...
18 slaves and their children to Rebecca Wright
Half of my mares at the Pen of Mr Andrew Wright to Rebecca...
Daughter Margaret Forbes. Land called Little Culloden 96.5 acres, or if sold before Patty’s death the resulting sum.
11 slaves and their children to Margaret Forbes
To grand daughter Elizabeth Littlehayes 2 slaves and my black mare
To Francis Maitland 2 cows one mare and the remaining half of the mares at Andrew Wrights pen.
To Rebecca and Margaret
house etc on Black River bay ..
& also land adjoining Lowerworks Pen called the Grounds 3.5 acres.
Remainder to daughters Rebecca & Margaret.

Margaret Forbes by the time of Patty’s will was probably a partner of Hyem Cohen, a rich man, and may have been the younger of the 2 daughters mentioned. As she was probably supported by him, she would have received rather less than Rebecca, whose good friend John Maitland was by this time dead.

Journal of a West Indian Proprietor  - Forbes Tavern

The following extract very probably refers to the Tavern once owned by the Forbes. There were very few in the area, and while Lewis’s visit was in 1816 some 50 years after Patty probably left, the description gives an idea. Patty had bought property from the Forbes’s in 1769 and 1778, the latter in Bluefields Bay. She later bought the pen at The Cove, described below.

From: Journal of a West Indian Proprietor by MG Lewis, published in 1839[12]. Page 157, 1 February 1816. (also briefly referred to by Cundall in his 1915 History of Jamaica)

Between eight and nine we reached a solitary tavern, called Blue-fields, where the horses rested for a couple of hours. It had a very pretty garden on the sea-shore, which contained a picturesque cottage, exactly resembling an ornamental Hermitage; and leaning against one of the pillars of its porch we found a young girl, who exactly answered George Colman's description of Yarico,
"quite brown, but extremely genteel, like a Wedgewood teapot." She told us that she was a Spanish creole, who had fled with her mother from the disputes between the royalists and independents in the island of Old Providence[13]; and the owner of the tavern being a relation of her mother, he had permitted the fugitives to establish themselves in his garden-cottage, till the troubles of their own country should be over.
She talked perfectly good English, for she said that there were many of that nation established in Providence. Her name was Antonietta. Her figure was light and elegant; her black eyes mild and bright; her countenance intelligent and good-humoured; and her teeth beautiful to perfection: altogether, Antonietta was by far the handsomest creole that I have ever seen.
February 2: ...Yesterday the only very striking point of view (although the whole of the road was picturesque) was "the Cove," situated between Blue-fields and Lakovia, and which resembled the most beautiful of the views of coves to be found in "Cook's Voyages"...

White House & Vicinity (Jamaica, A Visitor’s Guide; Harry S. Pariser)

The ruined 19thC castle in the grounds of Auchindown Farm is rumoured to have been built by one Archibald Campbell to house Napoleon. Its two towers are, rather absurdly, connected underground. The 300 room Sandals South Coast is slated for construction near here. See the early morning fish market at Whitehouse, where dugout canoes are still constructed. At now nearly landlocked Scott’s Cove the Spanish once unloaded munitions and supplies for the colonists who remained to fight off the British. Vendors sell fish and bammy here.
   Accommodations: Basic rooms in White House are available above the fast food place. White House Beach Villa is to the right after the town. The Jamara Villa... Dine at the Auchindown Restaurant. .... Attractive Natania’s Guest House (969-2513; Whitehouse PO) at Little Culloden has a garden, pool and beach; ... The Little Culloden Villa (979-9200) offers five a/c bedrooms, including two in a gingerbread-style cottage. It comes with cook, housekeeper, and satellite TV.

Sandals South Coast appears to be just to the NW of New Hope (Culloden), between there & Auchindown.

25/1/1794: Jamaica Gazette, ....Alexander Forbes of

Roses Valley,

in St Elizabeth, is named after the first owner, William Rose (Jamaica Almanacs, 1811) of this now defunct estate. Roses Valley is now a village in the centre of which is a Baptist Church, There is also Roses Valley Post Office.                 DPNJ.
Rose Hill is only about 2 miles from Giddy Hall.


1/1.   Rebecca Dunston Wright. B 5/1749

1/2.   Margaret Forbes (Hyem Cohen will & Privilege Act).

Margaret the base child of Patty a free mulatto about 1 year old baptised 13 June 1759, St ElizabethPR. No surname or father given, but deduced from later documents.

As Patty was owned by Alexander Forbes until 1756, it is probable that Margaret was his daughter.

Patty bought 12 ½ acres from Alexander Forbes and his wife Mary in 1769

Described as a free quadroon in Hyem's will of 1803, and Margaret already deceased.
Mrs Margaret Forbes buried 21/8/1797, White, Northampton (PR) – this may have been her, but may have been another.
Will not found but many other Forbes about.
Hyem Cohen died about 1803 (ref will & inventory)

of Mr Clayton Littlehayes by Margaret Forbes, St ElizabethPR:
Of these, only Elizabeth is mentioned in the Privilege Act, so John & Martha probably died before 1784.
2/1. John Littlehayes, b 2/8/1777, ch 12/10/1777, non white.
2/3. Elizabeth Littlehayes, B 21/9/1779, ch 3/3/1779, non white
2/2. Martha Littlehayes, b 28/12/1778, ch 4/3/1780, non white.

Of Hyem Cohen, from his will and Rebecca’s will as nephews & nieces:
These are not mentioned in the Privilege Act, so were probably born after 1784, but the Jewish connection may have excluded them.
2/3. Catherine Cohen, aft 1778
2/4. Caroline Cohen, aft 1778
2/5. Alexander Cohen aft 1782
2/6. Henry Cohen, aft 1778

1/3.   John Pinford, son of Patty Pinford,

The Illeg Son of Patty PInford a free mulatto, b 1767 bap 28/11/1769PR St Elizabeth. No other mention of him in wills or otherwise. Assumed died early.

Pinford, Charles, bapt St Elizabeth 12/6/1795 aged 65, Negro belonging to Rebecca Wright.

Penford, Martha, A free mulat? Ch. 16/12/1784PR, Westmoreland.

George Brimicane & Maj Gen James Bannister - 1674

1/268 dated 11/7/1674
Refers to border dispute between George Brimicane & the general over land in St E called Lime Tree Pond bounding on the sea

An Act to Entitle Patty Penford of St Elizabeth a free Mulatto woman and Rebecca Wright, Margaret Forbes her daughters and Francis Maitland the son of the Rebecca Wright and Elizabeth Littlehouse the daughter of Margaret Forbes to the same Rights and Privileges with English Subjects born of White Parents under certain Provisions---
...Patty Penford, Rebecca Wright, Margaret Forbes Francis Maitland and Elizabeth Littlehales have been Baptized Educated and Instructed in the principles of the Christian Religion and in the Communion of the Church of England. Patty Penford is Possessed of real and personal Estate in this Island to a very Considerable Value which she intends to bestow on Rebecca Wright and Margaret Forbes and their Children Francis Maitland and Elizabeth Littlehales in such manner as to raise them above the level of people of colour in General but for the Unfortunate Circumstances of their Birth the said Patty Penford being a Mulatto and her said daughters being Quadroons, and their Children Mustees they may be subject and liable to the same pain and penalties as free Mulattos who have no property altho' the Children of the said Francis Maitland born of White Women and the Children of the said Elizabeth Littlehales begotten by White Men will be entitled to by Law to all the Rights and Privileges of White People. ...shall henceforth be deemed and taken for and free and natural born subjects of this Island ... and that they ... shall be entitled to have ... all the  Rights Privileges humanities and Advantages whatsoever as if they ... were born of White Ancestors ... Provided that nothing in this Act Shall ... confer upon (them) any Power Capacity of Ability of giving Testimony against any White Person or Persons in any Trusts or Lower Court or Criminal Except in Criminal prosecutions for Robberies Assaults Batteries Breaches of the Peace or any ?? Committes against them or either of them. also that nothing in this Act .... confers upon Francis Maitland any Power ... of voting either in the Council or Assembly of this Island or of holding or enjoying any Office Civil or Military or Serving as Jurors or Vestrymen or of Voting at any Election whatsoever
fifteenth November 1784.

Forbes Information

MI St Catherine’s:

Arms (As Forbes of New hall), Azure on a chev. between three boars' heads erased argent, as many unicorns' heads erased, gules. Crest, A cubit arm grasping a snake, gules.

Alexander Forbes will of 1727 of St Catherine has wife Christian, son David, brothers William & John, cousin William. Plus a son mentioned in a codicil madde very soon before his death in late 1729 early 1730. This could have been the Alexander who had children in St Elizabeth in the 1760’s.

Alexander Forbes born  17th December 1733, bap Kingston 13th February 1733-4, son of Margaret Edwards by Alexander Forbes. He died in Kingston in 1770.

It is possible that this Alexander was the father of Patty’s Forbes children.

Issue of Alexander Forbes & Mary, St Elizabeth
Helen Forbes, b 7 11/1759, ch 2/2/1761 P22
Ann Forbes, b 27/6/1761, ch 6/11/1762 P23
Mary Forbes, b. 19/12/1762, ch 19/12/1765 P27
Alexander Forbes b. 27/4/1766, ch abt 10/1767 P28

Also Dorothy Forbes, dau of Alexander Forbes & Hannah Prince, b 8/12/1758, ch Kingston 14/6/1761, p154. HP free negro.




1.3         Wright Summary

    There were a number of Wrights appearing in the early days of Jamaica, in particular our line which originates with Andrew Wright of Vere, who died about 1712, the grandfather of Francis Wright mentioned in the Introduction. Francis’s son, Andrew had his 2 daughters by Ruth Sinclair, grand-daughter of a first generation Scottish immigrant, John Sinclair. Francis Wright was also the father of Rebecca Dunston Wright, mother of Francis Maitland.
    Andrew Wright, d 1712, was granted land in Vere in 1703; his son William & Elizabeth had Francis Wright, b 1715 (Andrew's father) and his brother Dunston, b 1713.
     There was a long established Wright family in St Elizabeth who were not obviously related to our Wrights, descending from Bazil Wright, an early grantee in that Parish, whereas ours started in Vere/Clarendon.

Information has been gleaned from parish records, the Jamaica Almanacs, the 1804 maps and Vere Langford Oliver's work (see below). Property information can be found under the
Jamaica General chapter.

Wright Deed Timeline

1670: Landholders: Robert Wright 100 acres Clarendon
1675: Elizabeth Wright Grant in Vere.
1686: Robert Wright leases 25 acres in Vere + negroes
1693: Robert Wright takes mortgage on in St Elizabeth
1693: Andrew Wright, bricklayer, leases land in Vere for 7 years
1694: Robert Wright buys land in St Jago
1696: Robert Wright will.
1699: Andrew Wright leases land in Vere (probably same as 1693)
1703: Andrew Wright & Phillip Edmond granted land
1710: Phillip Edmond dies about here.
1711: Rev George Wright leases Glebe land (ref 51/49).
1712: Andrew Wright leases land in Vere – Indigo.
1712: Andrew Wright dies, widow Rachel.
1713: Rachel Wright, widow of Andrew, discharges debts
1714: John Wright of Clarendon will, to son John.
1714: Nathaniel Wright of St E sells 2 acres in Lacovia
1714: Robert Wright sells 300 acres to buy back in 1 yr.
1714: Nathaniel Wright buys plot in Lacovia
1740: Nathaniel Wright Will
1742: John Wright will
1742: Robert Wright passes land in Clarendon to Judith Theobald – as executor?
1744: Barzilla Wright buys land originally pat to John Chambers snr.
1746: Robert Wright sells land in St E – mortgage or estate settling?
1747: Andrew Wright, s of Andrew 1712 will.
1748: Barzilla Wright will
1748: Robert Wright of St E will & Inventory – is this the correct one??.
1749: Francis Wright of St Elizabeth, planter sells to John Wallen 1 negro.
1749: John Chambers & Francis Wright enter into partnership.
1749: Francis Wright of St Elizabeth, sells 1 negro.
1749: John Chambers to Francis Wright.
1750: John Wright of Clarendon buys land in Smoakey Hole (Pat John Hayle)
1750: Mary Wright, widow of Nathaniel, will.
1750: Mary Wright (of Vere, wid of Humphrey Styles) buy slaves.
1752: John Chambers dies (ref to his will in 1749 deed).
1752: William Wright, son of Barzilla, sells land in Westmoreland.
1752: Andrew Wright born
1753: John Chamber will.
1754 Landholders:

Wright, John, St. Mary 700
Wright, Mary, Vere 88
Wright, Joseph, St. Elizabeth 550, Vere 27, Tot 577
Wright, Barzilla, Westmoreland 75
Wright, James Cooper, St. Elizabeth 776
Wright, Francis, Vere 26
Wright, Robert, St. Elizabeth 550, Clarendon 100, Vere 44, Tot 694
Dunston, George, Westmoreland 1200
Dunston, John, St. Catherine 300, St. Andrew 65, Total 365
Chambers, Jacob, Westmoreland 158
Chambers, Ephraim, Westmoreland 525
Chambers & Pinto, Hanover 500
Chambers, Edward Senr., Hanover 920
Chambers, William, Hanover 400
Chambers,  Edward, Hanover 20
Chambers, John, St. Catherine 582, Westmoreland 888, St. Thomas in the Vale 790, Total 2260

1755: 161/130 John Howell to Francis Wright Lease – no copy yet
1756: Peter Chambers & Francis Banks sell negroes to Francis Wright
1756: Francis Wright & Susannah convey lands to Robert Clark, FW use for life.

1758: Francis Wright will
1758: Francis Wright Inventory.

1760: Francis Wright 2nd Inventory due to wife’s death.
1765: John Dunston Will.
1766: Joseph Wright of Vere inventory.
1782: Andrew Wright to Susannah Rose, Sa Neg – no copy
1783: Andrew Wright to Peter Neath et al, Mortgage – no copy
1785: Andrew Wright to George Netherwood, Con Slaves – no copy

1790: Andrew Wright marries Elizabeth Pusey.
1806: Andrew Wright dies England.

1766: 228/181 Lewis Vassall to Patty Penford
1769: 249/116 purchase of 12.5 acres of land dated 5/9/1769 Ent 8/8/1772.
1778: 291/73 purchase of Little Culloden Date 19 January 1778 Ent 27 May 1778
1784: 15 November 1784 Privilege Bill.
1785: 339/116 Purchase of the Cove Date 1/12/1784 Ent 4 March 1785
1785: Patty Penford Will
1795: Patty Penford Inventory

Early 17thC Wrights

A William Wright was a soldier under Venables 1655 (Carabbinaea V 2 P209)
A William Wright appears in deeds etc late 17thC.
William Wright & Dorothy Allen were married, St Catherine, 8 April 1669 at Guanaboa (Carbeannea Vol 1 p12 & PR). (Guatiboca is on the eastern side of the mouth of the Rio Minho on the modern map – in this context it probably refers to the Alley Church).
Stephen Penniston & Dorothy Wright at Guanaboa 5 May 1670.
9 April 1677: William Wright m Susanne Wheterall St Catherine.

Several Wrights had land granted in the late 17thC and early 18thC.

     The early maps of Jamaica show Wrights in a number of places in Vere/Clarendon, the earliest being in 1684 with an indigo farm on the east bank of the Rio Minho and a sugar estate on the eastern flank of the Brazilatto mountains. By 1763, Only one Wright property is shown in Vere, a pen a few miles east of the Rio Minho. Andrew Wright’s 1703 patent was in the Brazilatto mountains, but there is no exact position. It is possible that this grant was in the positon show of the 1684 sugar estate in the Brazilatto Mountians.

Buried Vere, James Wright esq, of Stretton Hall estate, died 14/9/1806, bur day following. Stretton Hall is in the East of Vere (1888) just inland from Salt River Bay.

Dunston Family:
St Catherines: John Dunston JP 1751.
John Dunston probably had wife Frances who later married Fortunatus Dwarris of Kingston, Jamaica, doctor of phy.  Will dated 17 June 1789.

Sept 1798, Vere, James Wright M Miss Redwar, Ygst dau of Henry Redwar Esq (VLO V4 P296)
Sept 1798, St E, Robert Benstead Wright died. (VLO V4 P297)

Elizabeth Wright - 1675

A plat dated 1675 granted one Elizabeth Wright 65 acres in Vere – who was she?? There is no indication of this land being in any way related to Andrew Wright’s land.
This land is mentioned in a deed of 1687[14]: Henry Beck sells to George Booth jnr of Vere for £50 26 acres patented[15] to Elizabeth Wright for 26 acres (& 2nd plot of 39 acres), sold in 1677 to Henry Beck. N (Vere) Common, Derunt John E & S, W Francis Welliscott

John Wright - 1714


John Wright sold to William Rouce in 1668[16] land in St Katherine. For £5 stlg, 35 acres, moity of land pat 3 March 2C18 (1667) at Milk River at Black Stump

Will of John Wright - 1714[17]:
Planter of Clarendon,
To dau Sarah J£100 when 21 of married
To dau Mary Garbrand wife of Joseph Garbrand 3 negro women 1 boy and 2 girls
To wife Sarah remainder for life and after her decease
To son John Wright
Executrix wife Sarah
Trustees John Read and John Morant of Clarendon

Joshua Grabrand married Mary Wright, Clarendon, 31/12/1708.

Wife Sarah will of 1725.
16/163 Dated 8/2/1724, ent 4/8/1725
Of Clarendon, widow, sick
To son John Wright land at Salt Pond St C, NW on Samuel Barrett, all rest on Capt Samuel Hemmings. If he dies
To grandson Robert Bonner he to pay £J100 to grand child Joshua Garbrand
To g/dau Sarah Garbrand 5 slaves in possession of Caleb & John Garbrand. After her death
To Grand son Joshua Garbrand
Mentions foot land in St Jago.
Execs Caleb Garbrand, Thomas Barrett esq & Col Rule.

Deed 74/108 27/6/1726: John Wright late of Vere now of St George, buys land in St George from Thomas Walker.

Deed 101/198 re land near Caymanas in St C. William Stoddard sells to John Wright. 4 parcels of about 50 acres each.

John Wright of Clarendon


John Wright - 1742

23/150-130 19/3/1741-2 Dated Ent 27/7/1742
Of Clarendon, planter, in certainy of death
All my land in Clarendon mountains to be sold to pay debts
To son John 2 negroes
Free negro man London & 40/-
To loving friend Sarah Castears rest & residue and after her death divided between my mullato children
Execs Henry Bonner os St d & Major Robert Burberry of Clarendon.

George Manning junr to John Wright – 1750

140/25, ent 29/8 1750, Copy held
Between George Manning jnr of Vere planter and John Wright of Clarendon
George Manning sells to John Wright land in Smoakey Hole in Clarendon for 5 shillings 100 acres (plat says 10 acres) bounding north on part on same Run, the rest? Patented by John Hayle.
Signed by George Manning Junior & Mary his wife.

John Wise to John Wright – 1750

141/27 Date 24/5/1743 ent 5/12/1750:
Sale Land -, John Wright of St Cat gentleman, land in Kingston of John's Lane bought from John Wise, peruke maker & Elizabeth his wife of Kingston.

Probably not relevant.

Robert Wright - 1674

These all look to be the same Robert: wife’s name Isabella & Sibella are near enough the same. The only obvious issue relates to “daughter in law” Mary Tragarne. This man could be the father of Andrew because of the name Robert, but there is no other evidence and Andrew is not mentioned in Robert’s will!

1670: Robert Wright owned 100 acres in at Guadabacoa in Clarendon[18] (shown on the 1:50K modern map as Guatiboca a couple of miles inland from Carlisle Bay). This is the land patented to him in 1666.

Robert Wright of Vere and wife Isabella gives in 1674[19] to dau in law Elizabeth Soares, a widow, 1 brooding mare 1 negro woman one pickany boy, 40a land at Dry River in Vere N on the river & William Harrison S & E on John Gale E on Ed Gale? By bill of sale from William Lord OTP

John Downer & wife Rebecca of Vere sell in 1675[20] for £40 to Robert Wright OTP 180a in Piggs Bay OTP N on Christopher ?? NW & SW on the Salt Savannah, E & SE on morass & Robert Franklyn (Piggs Bay same as Salt River Bay).
The Downers made a further sale in 1675[21] for £60 to Robert Wright OTP 300a in Vere N on mountain land unpossessed, E on unpossessed lands SE on Capt Christopher Deac...? & S & W on Valentine Mumbee.

Robert Wright planter leases to Richard Cargill planter in 1686[22], fallow & planted land 25 acres in Vere. Bounding on Christopher Hirkins Gully and Mr Alvarez Land. Also 6 negroes Horton, Jack, Whanito, Mingo, Peggy, and Hannah.
Let to Richard Cargill for Indigo. Richard Cargill has rights of timber on adjoining land. Discusses joint premises for Indigo production.
7 years, 1st year £45, rest £50

Robert Wright lends Jonathan Jerom bricklayer of Vere in 1693[23] by way of mortgage on land: Robert Barrisse? Senr & wife Elizabeth 17/7/1689, granted to Jonathan Jerom ½ of his plantation and 50 ft of Carlisle Bay also 11 acres of Comon Land and 60 acres in St E. Jonathan Jerom sells to Robert Wright for £120. If Jonathan Jerom pays £123-4 by 22/6/1694 he gets it back.

Robert Wright of Vere planter buys from Francis Whittall of St Catherine, planter, & Mary wife in 1694[24] land in St Jago which John & Margaret Shrewsbury 28/10/1692 sold to Francis Whittall 100 ft Front land in St Jago.
Francis Whittall sold for £400 to Robert Wright. Location given.

Robert Wright – 1696

8/121-275 Dated 30/7/1694 Ent 9/12/1696
Planter of Vere, well
dau in law Mary Tragasne ½ of my estate
wife Sibella other ½ for life and then to Mary Tregarne
if Mary Tregarne dies without issue to Richard and Robert Sevaston? Children of ye parish of Vere (looks as if there is a line missing in the 19thC transcript here) If they die, then to the poor children of Vere.
Exec wife Sibella.

4.1    ANDREW WRIGHT – died 1712


Probably the original immigrant from England.
Or a descendant of
Robert or
William or
Elizabeth Wright
who left deeds etc from 1663 onwards.

Married: Rachel in his will, surname unknown, no will or inventory found. As the Dunston name appears in succeeding generations, she might have been a Dunston, but this also applies to his son William’s wife.

Andrew Wright was described as a bricklayer in the deeds of 1693. Bricklayers seemed to have been the contractors who constructed forts etc, they were not necessarily the manual labourers actually laying bricks.

Land Transactions:

Bochart & Knollis 1684 map shows Wright with an indigo farm on the east bank of the Rio Minho, about 1.5 miles upstream of Goodwin, with Ivy between them.
The land referred to in the deeds with Arthur Goodin was probably somewhere between their two indigo farms.
A Wright sugar estate is also shown in the same map in the northern area of the Braziletto mountains. The 1703 grant was probably in the south end of the mountains. Edmonds are shown in 1684 on the west bank of the Rio Minho opposite Goodwin. This estate is still shown on Moll 1720, on the Vere/Clarendon border, towards St Catherine; it is one of the few shown on this map, so was either very notable or a friend of the cartographer!

Deed 1693[25]
Arthur Goodin of Vere and Andrew Wright Bricklayer of Vere
Arthur Goodin allows so much land (adjoining to his Arthur Goodwin Pen) as Andrew Wright with his negroes can manure for and during the 7 years .. and for every 2 negroes Andrew Wright shall put on premises Arthur Goodin shall put one
Arthur Goodin to have half the Cassada (Cassava), half the stock raised (Fowles only excepted)
and half the benefits and profits.
Costs of a well/s or Indigo works to be born by each equally.

Deed 1699[26]:
Henry Napier as Guardian to Thomas Goodin, son of Arthur Goodin decd of Vere,
Lease to Andrew Wright for 5 years land bounding east west north & south on Common land near Arthur Goodin Penn. 25 Shillings per acre per year.

1703/4 Grant.

The supposed plat for this patent is a square, but the text implies a more complicated shape. In particular, the “own land” probably refers to Phillip Edmonds to the South West. This grant being “IN” the Brazilatto mountains fits with an earlier grant to Phillip Edmonds in 1684. The NW boundary could fit with the combined Ivy plats 34F52 & 54. The known George Ivy does not fit.
This land devolved onto Andrew Wright on the death of Phillip Edmonds.
300 acres was left by Andrew to his son Robert, who mortgaged it in 1714.

500 acres in the Braziletto Mountains.
In partnership with Phillip Edmonds.
Letters Patent[27] of 1703/4 to Phillip Edmond & Andrew Wright:
....All that parcell of land meadow pasture or whatever kind of Land ye same Situate Lying and being in Brazillatta Mountain in the parish of Vere Containing five hundred acres, Bounding South West upon the said Philip Edmonds West on Coll George Ivy North western on Coll Valentine Mumbee and East and South East on waste Land & rocky mountain cockpit....

Ivy Plat 1B/11/2/34f42, ref deed under son Robert.

In 1664, Richard Wright and Phillip Edmonds were granted land at Guardebcoa – if related, these must be an earlier generation. (Guatiboca in 2015, East side of the Rio Minho mouth).

Andrew Wright - 1709[28]

Division of common land at Salt Savanna in Vere. Andrew Wright granted 12¼ acres lot 52 profitable land & 22 acres unprofitable land lot 28. Neighbours listed.

Deed 1712[29]:
Benjamin Booth planter of Vere leases to Andrew Wright, bricklayer, of Vere
12¼ acres, East on Andrew Wright, west on John Bosley, North on Francis Moore esq, South on John Turner a miner. £20 pa for 10 years.

Mentions Indigo.
Witness inter alia Jonathan Facey. William Wright & George Jenkins.
Probably Benjamin Booth, son of Benjamin died 1686.

Deed 1713[30]:
Rachel Wright of Vere widow of Andrew Wright planter
Andrew Wright by deeds 10/2/1709 for divers slaves from Richard Thompson late of Kingston now of GB, to Andrew Wright owes penal sum of £330 on £165 owed on slaves if not paid by 10/8/1709.
Rachel Wright discharges debt by 5 negro men, 3 women, 2 boys 1 picanny all branded “AW”.

Will of 1712/3[31]
planter of Vere,

... I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Rachell Wright two negro girls named Bella and Hagar and my white horse her side sadle and all the household goods which I now have for and during her naturall life and after her decease to be equally divided between my two sons Robert Wright and Andrew Wright ... as soon as my said son Andrew Wright attains the age of eighteen years
I give and bequeath unto my beloved son William Wright and his heirs three negro men and three negro women to be bought from on board a Ship out of the produce of my Estate two years after my Decease.
all the residue of my Estate as well as all as personall I give and bequeath unto my Beloved sons Robert Wright and Andrew Wright ... Equally to be divided between them But if it should happen that either of my sons die without heirs .. then it is my will that my said Estate descend to the survivor of them,
Lastly I appoint my beloved wife Rachell Wright my executrix and my Loving Friend John Morant Esq Executor ... and Guardian my children
and further it is my will that my said son Andrew Wright shall be maintained and educated until he shall comes to the age of eighteen years out of the produce of my whole Estate
it shall be in the power of my said Executrix and Executor to ??suffer my said Estate to be divided until my son Andrew Wright attains to the age of eighteen years only my son Robert to have his respective share of the neat produce my said estate shall make every year until that time...

In his inventory[32] of 1712 shown by Rachell Wright, he left 9 adult negroes and 6 negro children. His personal belongings were modest, except for 3 lbs of indigo.
Total value was £318/10/2d.

Issue of Andrew & Rachel Wright Ref will of 1712.
Age order guessed from the will: William is treated differently in his will, and was probably the eldest who already had his legacy.

1/1. William Wright

Married Elizabeth
2/1. Francis Wright (ref uncle Andrew’s 1747 & uncle Robert’s 1749 wills)

1/2. Robert Wright

Bur Robert Wright, St E 14/12/1748 (PR)

Deed 1714[33]: 51/49-54 Takes mortgage on 300 acres.

Robert Wright to John Morris – 1714
Robert Wright planter of Vere &
John Morris & Edward Pratter of Kingston merchants
Letters Pat 4 Sept 1703 to Philip Edmond & Andrew Wright father of Robert Wright in Vere of 500 acres West on Col George Ivy, SE in waste Land,
Andrew Wright survived Philip Edmond and in his will left to Robert Wright 300 of the 500 acres bounding east on the heirs of John Golding and John Mooore esq, west on Col George Ivy lately decd & SE on waste land with option for Robert Wright to buy back in 1 year.
Sell to Robert Wright for £236-7-6

Also 26/7/1714 2 more deeds
Dated 19 July 1714, Sells for 5/- the 300 acres in Vere E on heirs of John Golding & John Moore esq, W on Col George Ivy lately decd, SE on Waste land. Peppercorn rent of 1 year. 2 other deeds

Ivy Plat 1B/11/2/34f42, but this does not fit.

1754 acreage: Wright, Robert, St. Elizabeth 550, Clarendon 100, Vere 44, Tot 694

Deed 1742[34]:
(copy held)
Robert Wright, planter of St Elizabeth sells for 5/- to Judith Theobald, wife of Henry Theobald, planter of Clarendon, 100 acres near Cartwheel, Clarendon butting and bounding west on Milk River south on the heirs of Edward Pennants esq deceased East on lands belonging to Robert Wright north on Edward Barker Sampson Vale and others being part of a larger parcel belonging to Robert Wright.

Granted 2 plots[35] Land in St Elizabeth of 300 acres each: one in 1740, the other in 1745, both in the Nassau area, in the One Eye River area between Island Estate & Appleton, the latter on the road from Island (Estate) to Foster’s Run, probably just south of Balaclava, maybe Phoenix Park & Union: the road appears to fit roughly right.

Peter Sinclair, John’s brother & executor, was sued in the Court of Chancery by Robert Wright[36].
A complicated set of answers to tbe Bill filed by Robert Wright seems to show that Robert was overseer to John Sinclair, and was involved in bonds between the Burtons and Sinclair. The result being that at Robert’s death, he claimed to be owed momney by both John Sinclair and Benjamin & Thomas Burton. The bill was filed against Peter Sinclair as executor of John Sinclair. Part of the transactions was the sale of 2 horses by John Sinclair to Robert Wright and then on to the Burtons, in settlement of a bond, but it seemed uncertain that the Burtons accepted this in part payment of the bond.
As part of the dealing, Francis Wright, Robert’s brother seems to have paid £40 to Peter Sinclair.
Only the answer by Peter Sinclair to Robert Wright’s bill of complaint seem to exist, so deduction of the original bill is difficult!
Benjmin & Thomas Burton were the sons of Benjamin Burton, b 1674.

The Crawles: Craskell 18N 77W12, NE Clarendon). Woodstock shown north of Lacovia estate on Browne 1755.
Two Hopes shown in 1842 Arrowsmith, both in what was Eastern St Elizabeth, then in Manchester.

Will 1748-9[37]:
Of St E planter.
Grand son John Pridie ref his land at Milk River
G/daus Judith & Elizabeth, Mary & Rebecca Theobalds, daus of Henry Theobalds and his wife Judith
Ref 100 acres given to them some years ago (ref 121/19).
To son Joseph Wright all land etc in St Elizabeth named Hope bought off Barnard Andrias Woodstock and land I patented named the Crawl if no heirs, to Joseph’s sisters:
Ratchell Evans, Mary Hunt, Judith Theobalds
And all land in Vere
the money that Mr Florentine Vassal owes me on Messrs Foster’s account and all the money that Messrs Thomas & Benjamin Burton owes me and what John Sinclair’s estate owes me shall be raised and also stock sold to pay debts for the pens.
The pens to go to 4 children, Joseph, Ratchell, Mary & Judith.
If all die & grandchildren, then to nephew Francis Wright.
Joseph Cremer & Nephew Francis Wright attorneys to Samuel Foster’s estate called Two Mile Wood (a few miles WSW of Spanish Town, Craskell).

The reference to moneys owed by Burton & Sinclair was the subject of a suit in Chancery[38], see under John Sinclair.

Two mile wood was in the East of St Elizabeth, below Don Figuero’s mountains, probably north of modern day Gutters and was a water powered sugar estate. Did this end up with Robert Wright’s estate?

Inventory[39] of Robert Wright, 1749. He left £4922-6-8 1/2d, including a lot of clothes, wigs etc!

The debtors in his will do not show up on the inventory – maybe settled before the inventory date.

Issue of Robert & Judith Wright, Vere PR & Robert’s will:
Will mentions grandson John Pridie with land at Milk River.
2/1. Joseph Wright – inherited land in St Elizabeth from father.

Possibly “my kinsman Joseph Wright” in Francis Wright’s will of 1758

In his will, Andrew Wright, son of Francis (son of William 1/1 above) refers to Andrew Wright Booth of Vere as his cousin and relation. It seems likely the "late Andrew Wright Booth" was probably the one referred to in Andrew Wright's will and is likely to be an unrecorded son of John Gaul and Rachel Judith (Wright) Booth, who were breeding in Vere between about 1773 and 1796. Rachel Judith Wright was christened 8/8/1756 in St Elizabeth, the daughter of Joseph & Elizabeth Wright. Joseph & Elizabeth had earlier had children christened in Vere. Andrew Wright Booth would then be a 2nd cousin of Andrew Wright.

This Joseph Wright appears as an executor & in inventories. He is referred to by Francis Wright in his will as “kinsman”.

Will - 1766[40] .
planter of Vere
To wife Elizabeth half of estate during widowhood, but if she intermarry, then the half to daughter Rachell Judith Wright. This is in place of any claim for Dower by wife.
To daughter Rachell the other half.
If Rachell predeceases mother who remains unmarried, then Rachell’s half to Elizabeth for life. In that case the estate to his nephews and nieces John Priddie, Thomas Henry Hogg, Judith Jack [maybe Thoebalds], Elizabeth Bird [Theobald], Mary Osborne [Theobald], Rebecca Dunstone Swinhoe [Theobald], Elizabeth Hog and Rachel Hog
Exec John Priddie

Hogg’s & Jacks nor found, bap or marriage.

Joseph Wright Inventory

... Of Joseph Wright late of the parish of Vere .. Planter deceased according as they were shown unto us by Elizabeth Wright his sole executrix....
Left £2564/19/6

Left daughter Rachell Judith & wife Elizabeth in his will. Presumably the first 2 recorded children did not survive.

1754 acreage: Wright, Joseph, St. Elizabeth 550, Vere 27, Tot 577
Joseph Wright was also producing children about the same time in Westmoreland & St Elizabeth.
3/1. Rachel Judith Wright 8/8/1756 of Joseph & Elizabeth, St Elizabeth.

She probably married John Gall Booth (see end of Booth section).

These 2 are much earlier in Clarendon, were they the same family?
3/2. Joseph Wright ch 22/8/1742 of Joseph & Elizabeth.
3/3. John Phillips Wright 13/8/1744 “son of Elizabeth” (no father).

2/2. Rachell Wright – from father’s will. M Mr Evans

Francis Wright’s will of 1757-58 refers to John Pridee, son of Rachel Turner, dau of Robert Wright dcd.
Married, 1st, Henry Pridie, Clarendon, 6/6/1734PR.
Married 2nd, John Evans of St Catherine, she of Vere, 7/6/1740, St Catherine[42]. No mention of any issue of this union.
Married 3rd as Rachel Evans, St Catherine, John Turner, 28/12/1749.
Issue, as mentioned in wills – maybe not all?
3/1. John Pridee

St Catherine burial 2/6/1776PR, John Priddie, planter, consumption, maybe him.
Issue of John Pridee & Elizabeth Alpress, St Catherine except noted.
4/1. Mary Alpress Priddee 20/1/1760
4/2. Elizabeth Wright Priddie 30/11/1760.
4/3. Judith Pridie 29/3/1764PR Clarendon
4/4. Henry Priddee b 11/11/1766, ch 11/2/1767PR.
4/5. John Pridee b 25/1/1769, ch 17/5/1769PR.

2/3. Mary Wright, b 18/8/1716, ch 9/11/1718,

sponsors Mary & Thomas Wilkinson, & Mary Savny.
From father’s will, married Mr Hunt.
Francis Wright’s will of 1757-58 refers to the heirs of Thomas Hogg and Mary his wife, daughter of Robert Wright deceased. Hunt & Hogg may be 2 different husbands, or may be 19th C transcription errors.
Nothing found of Hunt/Hogg – with 2 references to Hogg, it is probable that Hogg it was.
Brother Joseph refers in his will to Thomas Henry Hogg, Elizabeth & Rachel Hogg as nephew’s & nieces: they must have been the children of Mary Wright & Mr Hogg. Nothing found of their marriage or the children.
A deed in 1744 listed as Robert Wright selling land to Thomas Hog, but volume not available (123). Mary’s husband probably Thomas Hog.
3/1. Thomas Henry Hogg
3/2. Elizabeth Hogg
3/3. Rachel Hogg.

2/4. Judith Wright, b 4/11/1718, ch 6/1/1719,

sponsors Rachel & Elizabeth Wright, Simon Booth & Wm Wright.
Died bef 1757 (ref Francis Wright’s will dated 1757).
From father’s will, married Henry Theobalds
Henry Theobald married Judith Wright, 22/3/1739, ClarendonPR.
Will refers to 100 acres of land given to these daughters.
Francis Wright’s will of 1757-58 names these 4 girls.
3/1. Judith Theobalds Bap Clarendon, 10/7/1740PR.

Perhaps married Mr Jack – Uncle Joseph has niece Judith Jack

3/2. Elizabeth Theobald, ref Uncle Joseph’s will:

Married Benjamin Bird, Vere 6/5/1760PR.

3/3. Mary Theobald, re Uncle Joseph’s will.

Married George Osborne, Vere 30/12/1762PR, both of Vere.
No issue in Vere of George & Mary, but George & Jane had Elizabeth, 1769.

3/4. Rebecca Dunston Theobald.

Vere PR: Samuel Swinhoe, planter married Rebecca Dunston Theobalds 10/6/1762, both of Clarendon.
4/1. Grizzel Swinhoe, bap Clarendon, 28/7/1763.
4/2. John Swinhoe, b 3/12/1766, Bap Clarendon, 18/4/1768

This was probably the same Henry Theobald after Judith died.
Henry Theobald was producing children in the 1760’s by Elizabeth:
A daughter, Kitty, was baptised the same day as John Swinhoe (18/4/1768), having been born 17/2/1768.
Joan, natural daughter of Henry Theobald by Elizabeth Parkins Bap 28/6/1764, ClarendonPR.

1/3. Andrew Wright, B aft 1694, married Mary

1739[43]: Andrew Wright & wife Mary planter of Vere & William Hicks planter of Vere sell for 5/- 3 slaves.
1741[44]: Richard Franklin of Vere planter, sells to Andrew Wright of Vere, planter:

2/3 part of plot of 33 acres in Vere, N on land of George Clark dcd, E on land formerly of George Downer dcd S on Kings Rd, W on Capt Humphry Mumbee for 11 years at £9 pa. If rent 40 days behind then RF takes over

died Nov/Dec 1747 (will[45]).
Sick and Weak of body
To wife Mary for life, then nephew Francis Wright, if no heirs then to brother Robert, Executors wife & honourable John Gale
Inventory, April 1749[46]:
Shown by Mary Wright. Left total of £467.
Mary had died by Francis Wright’s will of 1758.

As they were sponsors to each others children, it is probable that Robert and William Wright were brothers.

Robert Lancashire, 1/2009:
have you come across a James Wright Esq who married Miss Redwar in Vere in Sep 1798? She is the daughter of Henry Redwar and brother of William Gale Redwar and sister of Mary Gale Redwar, Ann Elizabeth Redwar and Harriet Gibbons Redwar.
Dept of Chemistry



Parents: Andrew and Rachel Wright
Mentioned in his father Andrew’s will of 1712, when he was left a few slaves.
The connections are born out by the references to his brothers in this will and to Francis, William’s son, in William’s brothers Andrew and Robert’s wills.

His father’s will treats hims differently from his brothers Robert & Andrew, Andrew certainly being younger: “...I give and bequeath unto my beloved son William Wright and his heirs three negro men and three negro women to be bought from on board a Ship out of the produce of my Estate two years after my Decease...” William was probably the eldest, and already had his own place.

Seems to have left no trace (will or inventory). It becomes difficult to find births much before about 1710 in most parishes as the records were only just starting.

Elizabeth may have been Elizabeth Dunston, as they christened their first son Dunston, and son Francis gave Dunston as a 2nd name to his son and to Rebecca. If this were the case, she could have been an unrecorded daughter of John & Joane Dunston, maybe baptised Port Royal pre 1722. The alternative would be for William’s mother, Rachel to have been a Dunston.

Issue of William & Elizabeth Wright, Vere PR:
1/1. Son Wright: b. 6/12/1712, ch. 8/1/1713 Vere.

PR: “the whole of the register for the year 1711 wanting”.
The few entries for 1711/2 appear to have been done from memory.
Last Bapt with full date 19/11/1710, one with 1712, but no month, then:
Wm & Eliz Wright had a son born Dec 6th 1712 & bapt 8th Jan following.

1/2. Dunston Wright, ch. 6/12/1713.
1/3. Francis Wright, b. 12/10/1715, ch. 15/11/1715,
1/4. William Wright, b. 21/8/1718, ch. 2/10/1718,

Sponsors Simon Booth, John & Sarah Fisher

4.3    FRANCIS WRIGHT - 1715


The father of Andrew Wright.
There is no doubt that he was the grand-son of Andrew Wright who died in 1712, his father is deduced by supposition.
Sources: parish records, will references to nephews & nieces; Andrew Wright of 1747 will refers to nephew Francis Wright – a purchase by Andrew Wright from Franklin refers to the land mentioned in Francis’s will (although this land appeared to be leased for 11 years); Robert Wright 1749 refers to nephew Francis Wright: Grandfather Andrew Wright’s will of 1712 refers to all three, William (Francis’s father) and Andrew & Robert Wright.

Gibraltar shown on St Elizabeth 987. There was also a Gibraltar adjoing Hope Pen in western Vere, in Carpenter’s Mountains: Hope Pen was a John Gall Booth property.

Born: 12/10/1715, chPR. Vere, 15/11/1715, Spon: Sarah Booth,
Parents: William & Elizabeth Wright.
MarriedPR, 1st: Ann Mary Booth, St Catherine, 30 October 1749, he of St Elizabeth, she of St Catherine (Ann Maria), burPR 31/1/1754 St Catherine
MarriedPR, 2nd: 12/8/1755, Kingston, Susannah Chambers; he a planter of St Catherine, she a widow of Kingston.
BuriedPR: 15/5/1758 St Catherine.
Will of 1757 & Inventory held.

1749 Executor to uncle Robert Wright’s will.

1749[47] Francis Wright of St Elizabeth, planter sells to John Wallen 1 negro.

In 1749[48], Francis Wright entered into a partnership with John Chambers whereby Francis agreed to farm 600 acres of land in St Thomas-in-the-Vale belonging to John Chambers. They each provided slaves and livestock for a share in the profits. The deed is a long document describing the exact arrangements, account to be kept etc. John Chambers’s wife Susanna, and his brother Peter, are mentioned. After John Chambers’s death in about 1752, and Francis’s wife’s death in 1754, Francis married Susannah Chambers. In 1756, there were a couple of deeds moving slave ownership about for a nominal sum – this was presumably part of unravelling the partnership arrangement. Susanna then gives up her claim to that (large) part of John Chambers’s estate left to her, it passing to Robert Clarke, but with Francis Wright’s use for life.

1755 161/130 John Howell (mentioned in John Chambers’s will) to Francis Wright Lease

Francis Wright to John Howell 1756

This property is about 5 miles East of Bog Walk, along the Rio Pedro.

161/131 date 29/1/1756 ent
This indenture....
Made between Francis Wright of the parish of St Catherine .. planter, and Susannah his wife of the one part
and John Howell of the same parish, gentleman, of the other part
Francis Wright letts to John Howell...all that parcel of land in Saint Thomas in the Vale commonly called Chamber’s Plantation containing seven hundred acres as by a plat annexed...And also all negro and other slaves mules cattle and stock in a schedule annexed marked [A] together with their future issue .... from the first of January before the date of these presents for ... five years ... paying yearly rent of two hundred pounds on th the first of January ...the first payment thereof to begin and be made on the first day of January 1757
Provided if the rent of £200 or any part thereof shall be (unpaid) then it shall lawful for Francis Wright and Susanna ... to reenter and the same from thenceforth to have again or posses ...That the said John Howell shall pay to Francis Wright and Susanna... one third part of the neet proceeds of the first crop of Ginger that shall be made off the said plantation after the day of the date of these presents in one month after the ?? thereof....

Conditions of valuations & losses during the term.

The above scheme represents several parcels of land situated above Rocks in the Parish of St Thomas in the Vale.
The Red lines represent 429 acres of land purchased by Lr John Chambers senr of Doctor Mathew Gregory being part of a larger run formerly patented by Mr Morley which according to the old marked lines on the earth measures 646 acres
The Blue lines represent 100 acres purchased by Mr John Chambers senr of Mr Josuha Crosby which measures 144 acres and is part of a greater run formerly patented by Andrew Wreid part of which platt on the west side of the ridge in sod by Mr John Chambers to Mr William Powell and is represented by green lines and all within the Red lines now belongs to Mr John Chambers at whose request it was resurveyed the 25th Day of Feburary 1746-7.
A schedule or inventory of slaves mules cattle and stock in the demised indenture of lease mentioned and thereby demised and also the names and valuations of each of such and every the said demised negro and other slaves mules cattle and stock and to which schedule the annexed indenture refers:
1     Harry       55    8     Hazard      35    7     Jamuato     5
2     Mingo       65    9     Hunter      50    Carried over      800
3     Billy       75    1     Mary        55    Children
4.    Cato        50    2     Fibba       65    1     Quaco       10
5.    Toby        60    3     Beck        60    2     Polly       10
6     Hampshire   60    4     Bathseba    55    3     Sam         5
7     Robin       50    6     Dido        15
Cattle and other stock:
12 Mules @ £13/hd             372

1` ditto                      20
4 Bulls @ £8                  32
15 Cattle great & small @£5   75
1 Old Ginger Copper           15
Total                         1339
£200 the yearly rent

His Will[49] of 1757/8:

To well beloved wife Susanna Wright ½ of all my estate real & personal likewise the ½ of the estate of (uncle) Andrew Wright decd bequeathed unto me after the death of his wife Mary Wright
for and during her natural life and after her decease unto my loving son Andrew Wright, likewise the other ½ of my real & personal estate and the ½ of estate of Andrew Wright afsd when 18 years of age. (to son Andrew)
His Costs maintenance education to be paid out of the estate.
If he dies before 18 and before Susanna, then all to Susanna and after her death bequeath to kinsman Joseph Wright 5 negroes and lands in Vere called Bemecary and Franklins or the half part of my lands called Gilberalter which I bought of Thomas Harper which he shall choose for his life and after his death to heirs etc. In case of failure of such heirs, this bequest goes back to the estate
Rest & residue to between
John Priddee, son of Rachel Turner, dau of Robert Wright dcd as
also the heirs of Thomas Hogg and Mary his wife daughter of Robert Wright decd and
Judith, Elizabeth, Mary & Rebecca Dunston Theobald, daughters of Henry Theobald & Judith his wife dau of Robert Wright dcd.

If all die, all estate to the heirs of Daniel Clark and Rebecca his wife the heirs of William Goss & Catherine his wife dcd the daughter of Christian Christians and also the heirs of Thomas Alpres decd and Rebecca his wife
if anyone attempts to disbar another legatee, they will be disbarred with 5/-
Execs Susanna Wright & guardian of Andrew.
after her decease, John Anderson jnr, John Turner snr & William Anderson.

All devolve onto son Andrew.
Craskell has only one relevant Wright entry for Vere in 1763: just NE of Chesterfield, East of The Alley on the modern map. This could have been Franklin’s.

All in Vere from will:
Bemecary – no information. This may be a combined name with Franklin
Franklins, no relevant Franklins on maps.
Gibraltar, bought from Thomas Harper, it should be noted that at this time, Vere extended to the Alligator River mouth.
shown on Senex 1715 map in St John at 18N 76W54 square, to the west of the Rio Cobre, perhaps 10 miles NW of Spanish Town.
Modern day Gibraltar is about 5km SW of Brown’s Town in St Ann.
There is also a Gibraltar shown on Liddell 1888 to the West of Aligator Pond river mouth, but this would have been in St Elizabeth in 1758.
Gib shown at Senex 18N0 76W54, Franklins was bought by uncle Andrew in 1741 – 22 acres in Vere

First inventory[50] 1758-9:
Francis Wright late of St Catherine, planter, shown by Susannah Wright
A second inventory[51] was carried out in 1760-1 after Susannah’s death:
To Joseph Wright of Vere, planter … of Francis Wright decd un-administered by Susannah Wright his late exec deceased according as they shall be shown unto you by John Anderson junr his acting Execr of the Goods un-administered or which you know did belong to the said ...
“An appraisal of the negroes belonging to Francis Wright dcd.”
This second inventory was only of the slaves, which had reduced since the earlier one.

In his estate inventories he is described as a planter of St Catherine.
The inventory of 1758 was shown by Susannah Wright, and was valued at £1662/13/2d and included 13 men 12 women and 6 children.
A second inventory was carried out after Susannah’s death when the estate was referred to as being “unadministered”: Joseph Wright, planter of Vere was named as an administrator and the property to be shown by by John Anderson junr
“An appraisal of the negroes belonging to Francis Wright dcd.”
This second inventory was only of the slaves, which had reduced since the earlier one from £1330/5/- to £1030 in the late one.

Issue of Francis & Anne Marie Wright:
1/1. John Dunstone Wright, ch 25/9/1750 St Catherine

(of Ann Maria), bur 8/6/1754, an infant. (PR)

1/2. Andrew Wright, b. 18/2/1752, ch 6/3/1752, St Catherine. (PR)
1/3. Susannah Wright, b 23/10/1753, ch 10/1/1754, St Catherine,

bur 30/4/1755, an infant. (PR)

Chambers Family:

The name Mary Chambers Wright appears twice in the Wright baptism records, born 5/5/1758 St Elizabeth of Edward & Ann Wright, and in 1799, dau of Edward Wright & Elizabeth Sables.
John Chambers executor of Andrew Wright’s will.
Barzilla Wright of Westmoreland referred to Jacob Chambers as his uncle and land bought of John Chambers in his will of 1747. John Chambers an extensive grantee of land (plats).
There is no evidence that the Westmoreland/St Elizabeth Chambers were connected with our Chambers from St Thomas in Vale.

Chambers shown on the 1747 Bowen map in St Thomas in the Vale on the river which runs into Kingston Bay, in the area of what is now Bog Walk.

A probable family line:
Peter Chambers & Frances issue, St C:
1/1. William 16690822

1/2. Mary 16720227

1/3. Elizabeth 16740513

1/4. Peter John Chambers ch 20/10/1679, of St TiV

John Chambers married Jane Vesey 1/8/1703, St Catherine, but both of St Thomas in the Vale. This John Chambers was probably Peter John Chambers above.
2/1. Jane 17060924
2/2. John 17090717

John Chambers of St Thomas in the Vale married Susanna Trusler? Of St C 26/4/1739, St C.
Peter Gravett Booth – John Chambers – 1752
146/37 dated 17/1/1752, ent 18/1/1752 (2-3?)
Peter Gravett Booth of St Catherine for £J45 from John Chambers of St Catherine for mulatto girl named Sally, dau of negro woman named Coobah.

2/3. Peter 17110930

1/5. Rosanna 16791020, of St TiV

John Chambers snr to John Chambers jnr – 1738
101/111 dated 3/2/1737-8 ent 30/3/1738.
John Chambers snr of St TiV planter & son John Chambers jnr of St TiV planter,
for natural love and affection & 5/-
sells 2 negros.
(this deed seen by chance!).

John Chambers Jnr letters patent 1740 for foot land in St Catherine.

John Chambers will[52] 1753:
of St Thomas in Vale planter
To wife Susanna Chambers that piece of land in the Red Hills in St John lately purchased from Foster (March) of St C 302 acres
Brother Peter Chambers horse & 20 acres where he lives in St Thomas in the Vale
Sister Frances Banks.
God dau Elizabeth Howell dau of John & Elizabeth
Cousin William Powell of St Thomas in Vale
Bill in chancery exhibited by me against Frances Wright if not determined before my decease shall be forwarded and prosecuted by my execs.

1754: Francis Wright owned in Vere 26 acres (JFS)

Deed[53] of 1756: Peter Chambers of St Thomas in the Vale, planter, & Frances Banks widow of St Catherine one part and Francis Wright other part: Peter Chambers sells to Francis Wright 9 negroes for 10 shillings.

Then Francis Wright sells 3 slaves to Peter Chambers for 5/- same dates and ref
Then Francis Wright sells to Frances Banks 6 slaves for 5/-

Deed[54] of 1756: Francis Wright planter of St Catherine & Susannah his wife of one part and Robert Clarke of St Catherine gent of the other part
John Chambers will 17/4/1753 left land at Red Hills in St John which he purchased from Foster March of St Catherine containing 302 acres & 13 negroes and also half of remaining estate in lieu of dower, as Susannah Chambers also possessed several other properties esp land in St Jago de la Vega
Land at Red Hills to Robert Clarke for 10/- and also the ½ of John Chambers’s estate left to Susannah Chambers to Robert Clarke, but Francis Wright to use for his life.

4.4    ANDREW WRIGHT - 1752


Andrew Wright, the father of Ann Wright, was a white Jamaican, born in St Catherine in 1752, son of Francis & Ann Mary (Booth) Wright and died in Mitcham, Surrey, England 24/2/1806.

He was of a family of substantial planters in the South and South West of Jamaica.
He was the father of Ann & Rebecca Wright by Ruth Sinclair.

BornPR: 18/2/1752, ch 6/3/1752, St Catherine.
Parents: Francis & Ann Mary Wright.
Partner: Ruth Sinclair, mestize, in Jamaica.
Also Married: Elizabeth Mary (Pusey) Wint, 28/12/1790, Clarendon, she a widow (PR).
DiedVLO: 18/2/1806, Great Tower ST, London, 24/2/1806, buried Mitcham, Surrey, England, "Andrew Wright esq aged 54 years late of the Parish of St Elizabeth & Mitcham Penn in the Island of Jamaica." (ref PR from VLO) – this must be the burial record.
Died... On Tuesday the 18th instant (Feb 1806), after a long and painful illness, in Great Tower-street, Andrew Wright, esq. of St Elizabeths, Jamaica.[55]

Will & Inventory held.

Granted 120 acres at Callabash mountains in Vere in 1789: this is Single Rock. From a position on Robertson, it looks to be on the coast road between Aligator Pond & the Round Hill, about at Rocky Point.

An estate map[56] shows Andrew Wright with 225 acres a couple of miles north of Junction in St Elizabeth. This map does not fix with great precision as there are no roads shown; it is supposed to be by T Harrison, although looks earlier than his mid 19thC style. This may be the property called Ramsgate in Andrew’s will.

Estate Map Manch 209 shows Mitcham & Sliver Grove – looks like Andrew Wright had a grant of 300 acres on 1786. The track between the two agrees with the modern map.


Andrew Wright, the father of Ann Wright, was Jamaican born in 1752, probably white, and died in London, England 18/2/1806.
He acquired and probably developed the pens (cattle farms) of Mitcham (which Langford Oliver said he named after the town in Surrey, although in fact it had the same name when owned by Earl Balcarres in 1763) & Silver Grove, in the latter part of the 18thC. His property in Vere, the 200 acre estate of Single Rock, near Calabash Bay was granted to him in 1789[57] (not to be confused with Calabash Bay, St Elizabeth, both of which bays are on the 1804 map, but with A Wright shown on the 1804 in the west of Vere, south of the Plowden Hills). From the wording of his will, it would appear that Mitcham was his principal residence in Jamaica. His inventory shows it to have been well furnished by the standards of the area and time.

His estate also had an overseer's house and another property called Ramsgate in his inventory.

He had a mulatto partner, Ruth Sinclair, by whom he had 4 daughters, only 2 of whom probably survived to adulthood. In 1790 he married Elizabeth Mary Pusey, born about 1743 and daughter of Benjamin Pusey of Cherry Hill and Cherry Garden Estate in the Parish of St Dorothy, Jamaica; she was the widow of Samuel Wint, of Spanish Town, Jamaica. She was buried at Brompton Church, London, 6/8/1821 (tablet in Nave) aged 78. She had a son John Pusey Wint, by her first husband. Benjamin Pusey was a Member of Assembly for St Dorothy’s in 1751 (JFS, Almanack 1751). A William Pusey was a member of Assembly in 1776/82 for Vere; he was also a magistrate, in 1782, a Col in the Midlands division of the Militia.

He appeared in print in 1793 3 times, as a vestreyman for St Elizabeth, as the owner of a horse racing at Lacovia, and as the owner of a slave who "ran" that year - history does not relate any subsequent recapture!

He landed in Jamaica in March 1799: Andrew Wright esq and lady (an F Facey was also in the list).[58]

He came to England (probably after November 1804, re Rebecca Wright's will) with his daughters by Ruth, his wife was probably still in Jamaica at the time of his will. His inventory showed him with substantial personal estate of £21557, about £13700 of which was the value of his slaves and £5700 livestock (77 cattle and 137 horses and mules).

He left Single Rock, some named slaves (also specified in his inventory) and £5000 to John Pusey Wint, his stepson. Most of the remainder he left to his daughters Ann and Rebecca, stipulating that they would forfeit their inheritance if they returned to Jamaica unmarried: this explains Francis & Ann's marriage in London soon after his death, and Rebecca and George Roberts marriage somewhat later! He did not appear to have had any children by his wife, Elizabeth Pusey, who he married in Jamaica, in 1790. It must have taken some time to sort his estate as slaves belonging to his estate were baptized in 1814 at Giddy Hall.

He also refers to a relation and cousin Andrew Wright Booth of Vere (not yet 21 in 1804) in his will. An Andrew Wright Booth was ch 25/11/1813, son of the late Andrew Wright Booth. The "late Andrew Wright Booth" was probably the one referred to in the will and is likely to be an unrecorded son of John Gaul and Rachel Judith (Wright) Booth, who were breeding between in Vere about 1773 and 1796. See under Francis Wright below.

On the 1804 map, "A Wright" is shown as the proprietor of estates at Single Rock, Mitcham and Silver Grove pens. The Earl of Balcarres still owned property around there: he had been a Governor of Jamaica. Was there any connection between him and the Wrights?
    An estate map[59] from early 19thC shows Mitcham as 807 acres (as in the Almanac of 1840), bounded by Goshen to the south, Mount Alta to the East, with Silver Grove on the northern end of the eastern boundary, Cabbage Valley to the north and Peru Pen to the west. The lane to the house can still be seen on the 1952 air photo. At that time, the remains of the negro houses could still be seen.

Much information was from Oliver's Carribeanea (quoting Mitcham PR).

Deeds Grantor:
1782 312/221 Andrew Wright to Susannah Rose, Sa Neg
1783 316/114 Andrew Wright to Peter Neath et al, Mortgage
1785 338/120 Andrew Wright to George Netherwood, Con Slaves

Votes of the House of Assembly,
6 March 1801:
The sum of £100 to the order of James Stewart, John Chamber, William

Kellit Hewitt, Robert Muschett, Andrew Wright, and Richard Boucher, or any

three of them, towards making a new road from Mitcham pafture in the parish of

St. Elizisbeth, through sundry new settlements, to Mr. Hewitt's Wilderness, in said pariah.

The sum of 100/. to the order of Thomas Anderson, John Pusey Edwardes, Robert Porter, Francis Badley, and Andrew Wright, or any three of them, towards repairing the road from the king's road, at Cocoa-Walk, to Calabash-Bay, in the district of Carpenter's Mountains, in the parish of Vere.

The sum of £5. to the order of James Stewart, Matthew Smith, John Chambers William Kellit Hewitt, Robert Muschett, Andrew Wright, and Richard Boucher, or any three of them, towards carrying on the road from Mitcham pasture, in St Elizabeth, through sundry settlements to Mr Hewitt's Wilderness, in said parish.

The sum of 250/. to the order of John Pusey Edwards, Alexander Schaw, Caffillis Schaw, Robert Porter, David Hutchinson, and John Pusey Wint, or any three of them, towards repairing the road from the king's road at Cocoa- Walk, to Calabash-Bay, in the district of Carpenter's Mountains, in the parish of Vere.

The sum of 150/. to the order of Alexander Schaw, John Pusey Edwardes, Robert Porter, John Pusey Wint, and Andrew Wright, or any three of them, towards repairing the road from Calabash-Bay to the interior of Carpenter's mountains.

A petition of sundry coffee-settlers in St. Elizabeth was presented to the house, and read, setting forth, "That the sum granted by the house last year, on the road from Mitcham pastures to the Wilderness, has been duly and economically worked out; but the same is insufficient for completing said road."




Ruth Sinclair was the mother of Ann Wright, by Andrew Wright. The parish record shows her being born about 1764 the daughter of Judith Burton; her father was not given, but John Hayle Sinclair mentions her in his will. The Parish Record  describes her as a "free mestize" (octoroon) at daughter Ann’s baptism. She died about 1799, her will being proved in July of that year.
She had three daughters by Andrew Wright (Ann, Mary & Rebecca, Mary dying between 1799 and 1806). Her will implies that she had two further daughters by  John Read, who was mentioned in her will.
Her father was the son of a 1st generation planter from Caithness. Her grandfather had siblings still in Scotland when he died about 1740.

St Elizabeth PR a free "mestize" in children's record:
Born[60]: abt 1764, ch April 1768 age abt 4 yrs.
Parent: Dau of Judith Burton (Mulatto?) in PR. Father John Hayle Sinclair deduced from his will.
See later section for the Sinclair family.
Partners: Mr Andrew Wright & John Read.

Died: probably late 1798, early 1799, but no record of death found (3/2008) – she may well have died as a result of Ruth Read’s birth in 1798.

Will: dated 19/11/1798, Proved 24 Jul 1799 (no inventory found).

Ruth Sinclair of... Vere,... spinster... poor in health and weak in body... To my well beloved daughter Ann Wright, Mary Wright and Rebecca  Wright....3 negroes (named)
To my beloved daughter Isabella Read who I make and nominate as my heir of this my last will and testament... slaves...To my well beloved daughter Ruth Read....To my well beloved friend John Read of.... Vere......my dearly beloved brother Alexander Sinclair of St. Eliz. and Thomas Read of Vere appoint as executors...  My wench Camilla and Camilla is to serve Isabella Read till she is 15 years....
From the way in which the will is phrased, it is probable that Ruth had children by John Read after those by Andrew Wright, who had married Elizabeth Pusey in 1790.

Deeds Grantor:
1783 314/57 Judith Burton to Ruth Sinclair Sa Neg
1798 449/139 Ruth Sinclair to Thomas Read S Slaves

Francis Wright, ch Kingston of Andrew & Mary 9/10/1782 P316

1/1. Ann Wright (2/1788).
1/2. Rebecca Wright died bef 1830.

No record of her in the St Elizabeth PR, but mentioned in Ruth's and Andrew's wills.
Married: George Roberts, 2/11/1816, St John's, Hackney.
George Roberts was a co-owner (with Francis Maitland) of slaves and eventual proprietor of Silver Grove pen: presumably through inheritance by Rebecca. Silver Grove visited by AM 4/2002.
2/1. Edward Maitland Roberts, b Giddy Hall, 15/8/1817,

D Silvergrove 12/4/1888.

2/2. William Allen Roberts, born England, 23/11/1818.
2/3. Rebecca Roberts, born England, 13/7/1820.
2/4. Georgeanna Roberts, born Silvergrove, 8/4/1822.
2/5. George Roberts, b abt 1824-5

George married, 2nd, Ruth Angell at "Lookout", Balaclava, Manchester, 27/1/1830 and died between 1840 & 1845 (ref Almanac), leaving issue.
PR: GR of Manchester, Gent, & RA of St Elizabeth, spinster, person of colour by licence.
PR: Also found marriage of Benjamin Angell & Sarah Reed of Manch, 18/12/1833

1/3. Mary Wright b 9/1790, ch 22/12/1792[61].

dau of Andrew W by Ruth Sinclair, free mestise, child reputed white.
Mentioned in Ruth's will of 1799, but not in Andrew's of 1806: probably died in this period.

1/4. Sarah Wright, Reputed dau, by Ruth Sinclair, a free mestice

b. 22/9/1785, ch 22/12/1785 (quite probably died soon after) (V1 f50)
St Elizabeth PR.

Mary Wright, 9/1790, d of Andrew W by a negro, St Elizabeth.

Ruth Read rep dau of John Read by Ruth Sinclair, a free quadroon, bap 27/11/1800, St Elizabeth, born 1798.


From Caribbeana by Vere Langford Oliver (1910). Vol 1/P227 (CU Library)

"He has a high stone tomb, formerly enclosed with iron railings to the east of the church and on the top there is the inscription: "Here lies interred the body of Andrew Wright esq formerly of this Parish and late of the Parish of St Elizabeth and of Mitcham Pen, in the Island of Jamaica, who departed this life on the 18th February 1806, aged 54 years. For his great partiality to this place (ed: Mitcham Surrey) he named his Pen in Jamaica Mitcham".
(AM: in fact, the property was known as Mitcham in 1763).
The iron railings were removed from his tomb in 1883 by order of the Mitcham Burial Board. His baptism is not recorded in the register.    Caribbeana also gives a short précis of his will.

1792, Spanish Town Workhouse:
John Jackson, creole mulatto, to Andrew Wright, 5ft 3½ high. 4-18.

Royal Gazette Jamaica, 1794, the following advertisement:

Mitcham Pen, 13/11/1793:
Runaway slave from the subscriber about the latter end of August last, a new negro man named Jamaica, about 5 feet high: has filed teeth, country marks on both temples and right shoulder and breaks down back, marked on right shoulder AW rather small; had on when absconded a blue baise frock and took with him an afnhurgh(?) one, Reward £2-15s. Andrew Wright.

St Elizabeth Vestreyman: Andrew Wright

On Tuesday the 22nd a subscription purse, for two years old, two mile heats, was run for over the Race course at Lacovia, by Mr. Andrew Wright’s Bay Colt, and Mr. Salmon’s Pepper Filly, Brunettes. The first heat was won by the Colt, but in the second he ran out of the course and was distanced ...

His Will
His will (PCC, 265 Pitt), was signed 21 January or February 1806, Proved to "Charles Grant of King Street Southwark" at PCC in London, 5 March 1806 and 28 July 1806.
The will fills 13 pages in the register, probably the lawyer on piecework! Full Will Text
His estate took time to finalise: slaves baptised 1815 at Giddy Hall were described as belonging to the estate of Andrew Wright.
He is described as Andrew Wright of St Elizabeth co Cornwall, Jamaica, esq, but now residing at Great Tower St, London.

“of the Parish of Saint Elizabeth in the County of  Cornwall in the Island of Jamaica Esquire but now residing in Great Tower Street in London”


Trustees and Executors:
"my friends John Chambers of Saint Elizabeth, esquire, Jeremiah Snow of Broad St, Ratcliffe Highway, Middlesex, hatter, John Pusey Wint and James Cross of Southwark, Surrey, Gentleman, They were also guardians of Ann & Rebecca until 21 or marriage.
of .. my pen and plantation in Saint Elizabeth called Mitcham with the slaves, cattle, plantations, utensils and effects .. and all other my lands, tenements, slaves and real estate in Jamaica or elsewhere ..and ...to "cultivate manage and improve the (pen & plantation) to the best advantage and consign the produce thereof from time to time to Great Britain to be sold" and .. use the income towards the £5000 and mortgage payments and repairs and other outgoings for the estate.
To son in law John Pusey Wint: about 30 slaves, Single Rock Estate, near Calabash Bay, Vere (about 200 acres), and 5 £1000 annual payments from Mitcham pen.
to "relation and cossin" Andrew Wright Booth of the parish of Vere £1000 when 21 years old.
to pay an annuity of £300 sterling "to my dear wife Elizabeth Mary Wright" for life (if she makes further claims, she may forfeit the whole), with a further £300 single payment if she moves from Jamaica to GB.
£100 to each Trustee.
to pay .. for the education and benefit of my reputed daughters Ann Wright and Rebecca Wright born of Ruth Sinclair, until aged 21 or married, whichever is the sooner.
..the residue of the income shall, until the last daughter is 21 or married, be added to .. the residue of my personal estate
The residual estate left to Ann and Rebecca Wright and their issue, failing that to John Pusey Wint and Andrew Wright Booth. If either Ann or Rebecca returned to Jamaica unmarried, their share would pass on "were she virtually dead without issue of her body"
"And I direct my said executors to devise to Ann and Rebecca Wright respectively as soon as conveniently after my decease copies of this my last will and testament to the intent that they may be fully acquainted with the contents thereof and particularly the clause prohibiting their return to Jamaica under the circumstances aforesaid"

Note: JPW the son of Samuel & Elizabeth Wint – this legacy probably reflected his wife, Elizabeth’s, inheritance from Samuel Wint.

Inventory: date 18 November 1807, Ent 27 October 1808.
Shown by John Pusey Wint, acting executor

Slave Compensation - Mitcham

Jamaica St Elizabeth 764 (Mitcham)
Claim Details & Associated Individuals
14th May 1838 | 66 Enslaved | £1222 7S 0D
Claim Notes
Not listed in Parliamentary Papers.
T71/870: adjudged (with Manchester claim no. 224) £792 9s 11d to John Pusey Wint; the residue went to John Salmon etc.. John Salmon claimed as executor of Ann Maitland; John Pusey Wint counterclaimed 'under the will of the late Andrew Wright'. Under Andrew Wright's will, dated 21/01/1806, John Pusey Wint is shown as his 'son-in-law' (in fact he was his stepson). John Pusey Wint was a trustee under the will. Reference to the reputed daughters Ann Wright and Elizabeth Wright, born of the body of Ruth Sinclair: 'if the said A & E Wright go to Jamaica unmarried they should forfeit all benefit under the will'.

4.5    Wint & Pusey

Andrew Wright, 1752-1806 married Elizabeth (usey) Wint. Some notes on her family follow.


Elizabeth Mary Pusey (Wright & Wint)

Parish Church of Brompton (on the North Wall of nave) (London)
In memory of Elizabeth Mary Pusey, dau of Benjamin Pusey of Cherry Hill and Cherry Garden Estate in the Parish of St Dorothy, Jamaica. Relict of Samuel Wint, esq of Spanish Town and Andrew Wright, esq of Mitcham Pen St Elizabeth of the same Island. She was interred in the cemetery of this church 6th August 1821 aged 78 years. This tablet is erected in her memory by John Pusey Wint esq, her son.

Benjamin Pusey member of assembly for St Dorothy 1751.
Benjamin Pusey esq bur St D 11/5/1765 P17

Puseys appear in the Jamaica records from a very early date, early 1660’s, but no relevant Elizabeth Mary’s or Benjamins.

MI Jamaica:
Alley, St Peter’s PC (formerly Vere) Clarendon
 Mural Tablets.
William Pusey esq, Representative in Assembly for this parish, and Colonel of the Midland Division of Horse Militia, d 11 June 1783 aged 42
Elizabeth his wife, d 8 June 1780 in her 40th year.
Bur: Vere Pusey Elizabeth 14/6/1780 Wife of Wm PuseyPR

Bur: Vere William Pusey 11/6/1783PR

John Pusey esq, d 24 Jan 1767 aged 75 (and floor slab)PR confirms

Pusey Hall estate owned by the Honourable John Pusey Edwards, Custos of Vere Parish in 1810 (Vere PR).

Samuel Wint

Buried 9/4/1790, St Catherine, merchant, of dropsy[62]
Left his estate to his wife Elizabeth Mary Wint and son John Pusey Wint, legacies to “four children of Ruth Anderson a free Mulatto Woman of the parish of Vere named Mary Wint James Anderson Ann Anderson and Elizabeth Anderson”
Andrew Wright was one of his executors.
Andrew subsequently married Elizabeth.

Samuel Wint Inventory:
Ent 7/12/1790 £6540-10-10¼
Shown by Andrew Wright. Copies held (from Jam Archives via Donna Kenny 12/2013)

Vere  Wint  James Anderson 17761116      

Vere  Wint  Ann Anderson 17761116              

Vere  Wint  Elizabeth Anderson 17761116              

1/1. Mary Wint, 29/12/1768 of Samuel Wint & Ruth Anderson, Clarendon.

Common law wife of John Angel, and mother of Ruth Angel, 2nd wife of George Roberts, whose 1st wife was Rebecca Wright, daughter of Andrew Wright who married later Samuel’s widow, Elizabeth (Pusey) Wint. See Roberts File for further descent from her.

1/2. John Pusey Wint,

See Illustrations section for this couple.

ch 20/3/1781 St Catherine, of Samuel & Elizabeth Mary Wint. (PR), was proprietor of Hyde Pen in Vere parish from at least 1815-24. Married abt 1807, Eliza. Died aft 1871 re census.
Eliza Bailey a minor is shown as of Horton in the County of Buckingham in the marriage registry of 1807; John Pusey Wint as of this parish.
John Pusey Wint died Q2 1876, age 95, Kensington 1a83.
Wints were shown in Vere on the 1804 map.
The Wint family seem to have been in the Staffordshire/ Derbyshire border area from the Census results.

Son of Elizabeth Mary Pusey and Samuel Wint, stepson of Andrew Wright of Mitcham estate St Elizabeth. Eliza Bailey a minor is shown as of Horton in the County of Buckingham in the marriage registry of 1807; John Pusey Wint as of this parish.
1861 census shows John Pusey Wint (1) aged 80 fundholder ; John Pusey Wint (2) aged 48, (head) fundholder b. Jamaica; John Pusey Wint (3) aged 18 b. Boulogne, all at St Mary Abbott's Kensington.[63]

Slave Compensation:

Further Information
Absentee? British/Irish
Spouse Eliza Bailey, daughter of W. Bailey of Kingston (St Marylebone 8/1/1807)
Children John Pusey
Associated Claims (3)
Jamaica Manchester 224 (Silver Grove) £1,271 5S 11D Awardee DETAILS
Jamaica Manchester 94 (Ryde )£1,966 12S 9D Awardee DETAILS
Jamaica St Elizabeth 764 (Mitcham) £1,222 7S 0D Awardee DETAILS

Jamaica Manchester 94 (Ryde)
Claim Details & Associated Individuals
2nd Nov 1835 | 102 Enslaved | £1966 12S 9D

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 23.

T71/860: 'John Pusey Wint absentee Owner' claimed for 109 enslaved persons. A note states: 'Return 102'.

T71/1606: letter, dated 19/10/1835, from E.F. Green, transmitting the anxieties of John Pusey Wint on hearing the dates for this claim. E.F. Green had first applied on 25/09/1835, and again on 19/10/1835, and was told to call again on 26/10/1835, 'Mr Wint being naturally extremely anxious to hear from me on this subject'.

2/1. Eliza Wint, b 9/12/1807, ch 7/7/1809 at Mtcham, of JPW & Eliza.PR
2/2. Mary Wint, b 26/9/1810, ch at the Church, St Elizabeth 12/6/1811

dau of John Pusey Wint esq & Eliza, his wife.PR

2/3. William Shute Wint, b 2/9/1814, ch 29/4/1815 at Hodges, St Elizabeth

of JP Wint & wife.PR
1839 June 19, at St. Mary's Church, Marylebone, William Shute Wint, Esq., 13th Light Dragoons, son of John Pusey Wint, Esq., late of the island of Jamaica, to Maria NA.
Died 1840.
Date:  Fri, 4 May 2007 From: "John Parker" (see notes)
I am a teacher at the King's School, Canterbury. I have worked here thirty years, part of that time in a school hall and former church, St. Mary's, Northgate (Canterbury). The floor will be lifted this summer for refurbishment purposes and I know that there is a stone (about 7X3 feet) dedicated to "William Shute Wint, died at the age of twenty six in 1840, 13th. Lancers."

This hall is now a drama centre. Other items have been found and the Canterbury Archaeological Trust will look in early July.
…. this regiment later became the Light Brigade. Many of the Lancers died of cholera on the way back from India in 1839.

2/4. John Pusey Wint, found in census with father.

B 6/10/1812, ch 29/4/1815, Hodges Pen, St Elizabeth[64], son of JP Wint.
M. 11/3/1841 in Horkstow, Lincoln, Sarah Ann Hele, dau of John Carroll Hele (he was in a shipwreck (story online) and swam ashore).

August 8, 1865, London Gazette:
Notice that John Pusey Wint applies for patent:
And John Pusey Wint, of 12, Kensington square, Kensington, in the county of Middlesex, has given the like notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in instruments used in cutting the soles of boots and shoes."
As set forth in his petition, recorded in the said office on the 18th day of July, 1865.

1861 Census, 12 Kensington Sq, London:
John Pusey Wint (Hd, 48, Fundholder, Jamaica), Sarah Ann (w, 38, Teignmouth, Devon), John Pusey (s, 18, Boulogne), John Pusey Wint (father, wid, 80, Fundholder, Jamaica).
1871 Census, 12 Kensington Sq):
John P Wint (Hd, 90, Fundholder, Jamaica), John P (son, 58, Fundholder, Mar, Jamaica), John P (g/s, 28 Merchant's Clerk, France), Sarah A (d-in-l, 48, Teignmouth).
1881 Census, 8, Poplar Grove, Fulham:
John P Wint (Hd, wid, 68, Independent, Jamaica), John P (son, unm, 38, Independent, France, B Subject).
1901 Census, 120 High St, Kensington:
John P Wint (Hd, S, 58, France)
1911 Census, 65 Palace Gardens Terrace, London
John Pusey Wint, single, private means, 68, France, Brit. Subject, + one servant.
3/1. John Pusey Wint, b Boulogne, 1843.

2/5. Eliza Ann Wint, ch Usk, Glamorgan, Wales, 7/1/1820,

dau of John Pusey Wint & Eliza his wife, Gwehelog, Gwent.[65]

2/6. James Wint, b 5/4/1813, ch Ct Elizabeth church, 22/12/1813

Reputed son of JP Wint by Mary Mitchell, sambo belonging to Francis George Smyth esq.PR

John C Wint, 1816-1866 ref Brett Ashmeade Hawkins.

may not be correct:
MI Jamaica: Ryde, Near Newport:
Mr J.C. Wint born 23 January 1816 died 30 June 1866

It is not known who this was, it is unlikely that he was a son of JPW & Eliza, as they already had a son John alive at the time, but might have been an illegitimate son of his.
It is possible that this is a baptism 12/12/1819 of John Pusey Wint: with no parents given, listed with slave baptisms, but not specifically described as a negro slave as some others were.PR

JP Wint had a bad spring 1813, 2 advertisements in the Jamaica Gazette:
Stolen from Goshen Pen, a dark bay mare, small star on her forehead. A doubloon reward on delivering her to the property and 4 doubloons on providing by whom stolen on application to the overseer at Goshen or the subscriber at Ryde near May Hill,
JP Wint.
Ryde, May Hill.
Strayed from the subscriber on Saturday the 12th, a black and white Fox hound bitch branded on the near side R. A doubloon reward,
JP Wint.

From the Jamaica Gazette:
JP Wint on list of Jurors for February 1814 Grand Court.

From Brett Ashmeade-Hawkins, 9/2006:
John Pusey Wint was born in Jamaica, but like most Planter's sons was sent home to England to be educated. He seems to have returned to Jamaica in 1815. He and his wife and children lived at Ryde, a coffee plantation near Newport, some 2,000 feet above sea level in the Carpenter's Mountains of southern Manchester Parish. The climate here would have been very cool and it must have been a healthy location, a welcome relief from the heat, mosquitoes and fevers of the plains far below. John Pusey Wint's son, John C. Wint (1816-1866), who eventually inherited the coffee plantation, is buried at Ryde and his tomb may still be seen there. In the 1960s the Ryde property was purchased by Ansell Hart, one of Jamaica's best-known Antiquarians, who thought it was the most perfect place in Jamaica to retire.

Mary Wint:

Not known who she was.

Slave Compensation:

Associated Claims (2)
Jamaica Manchester 249 (Look Out)£1,884 17S 1D Awardee (Owner-in-fee) DETAILS
Jamaica Manchester 252 (New Hall)£1,981 8S 10D Awardee DETAILS

Jamaica Manchester 249 (Look Out)
Claim Details & Associated Individuals
4th Apr 1836 | 85 Enslaved | £1884 17S 1D
Claim Notes
Parliamentary Papers p. 293.

T71/860: claim from Mary Wint, as owner-in-fee. Mary Wint was the owner in 1845 of Cowich Park, Lookout estates etc.

See also Manchester claim no. 252.

Jamaica Manchester 252 (New Hall)
Claim Details & Associated Individuals
30th Nov 1835 | 93 Enslaved | £1981 8S 10D
Claim Notes
Parliamentary Papers p. 24.
T71/860: claim from Mary Wint, of Manchester, as executrix of Ruth Anderson.
T71/73 p. 449: Mary Wint registered 89 enslaved persons in 1832, as owner.
See also Manchester claim no. 249.

4.6    Dunston Family

John Dunston M Joane May 16/4/1685, St A.
He may have been of Port Royal at some stage – he had land there, left to his son Henry & Daughter Rebecca.
Died 1692.

Issue St Andrew:
1/1. Mary of John Dunston 8/7/1673 St A F10
1/2. Henry Dunston ch 29/7/1686 of John & Joane, P28

Died abt 1723.
Married Margaret Hazzard 27/12/1709, St A.
Will[66] of Margaret Dunston of 1745, widow Sick, mentions sons John & George.
2/1. Henry Dunston ch 19/6/1712 St A of Henry & Margaret P49

Possible issue of Henry Dunston & Phillis Stephens, Kingston:
3/1. James Stickler Dunston ch 8/2/1754 P118
3/2. Mary Dunston ch 11/4/1755 P124
3/3. Margaret Dunston B 18/10/49, ch 27/12/1749 P101

2/2. George Dunston, ch 25/12/1715 St A of H&M P51
2/3. John Dunston ch 18/10/1710, index shows Dunston, text copy shows Weston, but probably Dunston – correct sequence for index.

1/3. Rebecca Dunston ch 6/9/1687 of J&J P30

Married John Salmon, St A, 30/8/1702
2/1. Mary Salmon, re will of Henry Dunston ch St 16/5/1705 P44.

1/4. William Dunston, ch 19/5/1689 of J&J P31

Judith Owen, dau of Richard & Mary Owen, ch St A 14/2/1711. P49.
Richard Owen married ... Gale, Sept 1725, St A.
Richard Owen married Mary Todd, St A 29/5/1704

John Dunston ch 4/9/1678 of John & Mary St A (f17)

Clarendon Dunston nil
St Catherine Dunston Nil
Kingston only Margaret bef 1751
Vere Nil
St A to 1750
St E nil.
Port Royal records start 1722 – too late.

Dunston Deeds


John Dunston

12/175, dated 7/2/1678-9
George Heales & Jean wife of St A in Liguana, planter
John Dunston planter of St Andrew.
2 negroes  & £12 from John Dunston fro

For 22 ½ acres in St A N & E by James Barrow S by Richard Clarke & George Sullman

John Dunston

13/13 Dated 23/2/1681 Ent 6/12/1681
John Dunston buys 3 acres from George Quarrell adjoins land in 12/175 £15.

Robert Dunston

14/17 Dated 20/1/1681-2 Ent 1/3/1681-2
Robert Dunston & wife Dorothy Bricklayer &
Henry Slaughter of Ligonee
for 15’x30’ land in PR for 15 years for £7 & annually one egg.

Robert Dunston

20/7 dated 24/3/1687-8 Ent 12/4/1688
Mary Stiles widow of John Snr & son John Jnr of St E
Robert Dunston, bricklayer of St E
£22 for 25 acres in Middle Quarters, s on Jervies Cherry? N on George Hill E on Thomas Kitton W on Rocky Mtns, ½ of 50 sold by Christopher Pinder esq to George Rushbrooke 17/9/1671, sold to John Stiles snr dcd by George Rushbrooke 1/1/1675

Henry Dunston

43/192, Ent 1/2/1708-9
Henry Dunston planter of St Andrew leases land in St A

Henry Dunston – 1710

46/10 Dated 12/5/1710 Ent 19/6/1710
Henry Dunston planter of St A
father John Dunston will of 12/7/1692 left foot land in Port Royal to Henry Dunston & his sister Rebecca later married John Salmon planter of St A. they sold to Maurice Ganey? Of Port Royal on 20/11/1705, Henry Dunston then a minor
Now Henry Dunston is 21 and confirms selling to Edward Ganey (son of Maurice Ganey) for 5/-

Dunston Wills


John Dunston - 1692

7/85 24/7/1692 ent 9/9/1692
of St A planter in good health
Wife Joane exec
Son & dau Henry & Rebecca and also child wife now goes with equally divided when 20 years.

PR: St A:

Mary Donston of J&M ch St A 8/7/1673 P10 PR
John Dunston of John & Mary ch St A 4/9/1678 P17

Henry Dusnton, ch 19/6/1712, St A of Henry & Margaret.

Henry Dunston - 1723

16/137-88 Dated 5 Dec 1723, ent 24 March 1723-4
Henry Dunston of St A indisposed of body
1 to son John D 1 negro slave Philander and girl slave Mimba & 2 pick when 21
2 Rest & Remainder to sons John, Henry & George when 21

3 if wife in child then it gets share

4 wife Margaret
5 niece Mary Salmon dau of John Salmon planter (living at Tunanbo?)
6 niece Judith Owen
Wife sole executor

Margaret Dunston – 1740

25/71 Ent 23/2/1745 date 6/12/1740
MD widow sick
sons John & George all estate and land lately purchased from James Pinnock esq

Spanish Town Cathedral:

Ann Margaret Dunston, ch St A 27/3/1758 of John & Frances. (St A F73)

James Dunston mulatto b 7/1750, bap 4/5/1753 St A.


    Ruth Sinclair's forebears can be traced to her grandfather, John, who was born into the Sinclair clan of Caithness, NE Scotland. He had property in Clarendon when he died. It has not been possible to identify her direct Scottish ancestors: there are too many with similar Christian names and no parent has been found with the correct combination of offspring: maybe the supposed siblings were not from the same mother? By 1811, Ruth's brother, Alexander, owned Prospect pen (85 slaves) in St Elizabeth.
    Some Sinclair Graves found at Pinnock Shaftson greathouse, north of Bluefields bay, Westmoreland.

1.4         Sinclair Summary

    Our Sinclair ancestors begin with John Sinclair who died in 1740, and was an emigrant from Caithness in NE Scotland, probably from Thurso (“last resort” beneficiary of his will was Thurso Parish). He had a number of siblings still in Thurso as listed in his will. A John Sinclair, gent, first appears in 1724, when he was of St Catherine. He made a number of deeded transactions over the succeeding years, including a rental arrangement for several hundred acres of land which seemed to be getting him in trouble in the late 1730’s.
    His son and heir, John Hayle Sinclair, was the father by Judith Burton of Ruth Sinclair, mother-in-law of Francis Maitland. John Hayle Sinclair seems from the tone of his will to have fallen out with his family, either the Hayles, or more probably with his uncle Peter, perhaps because of his, probably as a young man, cohabitation and production of many children by a woman of colour, Judith Burton.
    A search of the internet for Sinclair/Caithness/Jamaica gave no relevant finds, but showed that there were Sinclairs either migrating to the Colonies, including Jamaica or being transported there. A little later than this, many Scots emigrated after the Jacobite rebellions. There is no indication that our family was involved in this however.

    There were other Sinclairs about in Jamaica in the 18thC, one of whom, George, was a priest. Another was the Hon Archibald Sinclair, who appears in various official posts.

Liguanea Robert Sinclair M Mary Heriott Sept 1799 (VLO V4 P361)
Falmouth died William Sinclair, shopkeeper Sept 1797. P271

Sinclair Deed Timeline

1712-13: George Sinclair of St James & St Andrew land deeds.
1724: John Sinclair buys slaves & plate from John Bloss.
1724: John Sinclair buys slaves & foot land in Port Royal from Samuel Diggins.
1730: JS takes mortgage on a slave from Peter Rowe
1730: John Sinclair esq of St Elizabeth buys 30 acres from Hump Styles
1730 abt: John Sinclair rents from Mathew Tennant – subject of deed to Peter Sinclair.
1731: John Sinclair buys slave from Zacharia Gaultier
1732: John Sinclair granted 300 acres in Carpenter’s Mountains in St Elizabeth (adjoins Joshua Tennant).
1732: Nevil Hayle sells land in Vere to John Sinclair of St Elizabeth.
1733-42: John Sinclair buys 330 acres from Josiah Bennick
1736-9: Deed with brother Peter re lands 5 parcels of land – 1750 acres
1739: John & Priscilla Sinclair sell 400 acres in Vere to Samuel Biggs.
1740: John & Peter Sinclair & Patrick Adam, deed of trust re lands.
1740: John Sinclair sells 300 acres to Peter Sinclair.
1740: John Sinclair buys 500 acres from Smiths
1740-41: John Sinclair dies.
1745: Nevil Hayle to Peter Sinclair sa negroes

1750: Thomas Durrant to JHS planter 300 acres of land.
1754 Landholders:

Sinclair, Peter,  Vere 300
Sinclair, John Hayle, St. Elizabeth 437
Sinclair, John Hayle, Vere 1580
Sinclair, Priscilla, St. Catherine 25, Vere 200, St. John 20, Tot 245
Anderson, John, St. Andrew 250

1755: John Hayle Sinclair buys land from Thomas Durrant
1764: Priscilla Sinclair dies
1765: JHS rents 21 slaves to JJ Swaby for £5 for 7 weeks
1765: JHS sells land etc to Burtons & Sinclairs. Part of land from Thomas Durrant.
1765: JHS dies.
1783 314/57 Judith Burton to Ruth Sinclair Sa Neg
1798 449/139 Ruth Sinclair to Thomas Read S Slaves

From the Royal Gazette:
Hanover vestreyman: William Sinclair.

April 6, 1793, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
Mar 20  Archibald Sinclair, St. Thomas in the East
Apr 3 Robert Boyd, Westmoreland
   “  Alexander Burton, Kingston

10/12/1822, Richard & Elizabeth Sinclair, £00, by James Sinclair
8/8/1823, Alexander Sinclair, £00, by Walter Sinclair.
21/10/1823, Margaret (Mary) Sinclair & 2 children, Constantine & Mary Sinclair, £00, by Joseph Sinclair.
25/10/1824, Chance al Rebecca Sinclair, 10/-, Richard Sinclair.

Under will:
Eliza Wander & the child with which she is enceint, by Thos Sinclair, probate, 23/2/1824.

Other references:
1804: W Burton of Plowden Hills, SW Vere.
1804: J Burton, of Mayday Hills, by J Swaby.
1815: James Burton, estate of, Plowden, Vere

Most of this information was supplied by Robin Downie of Salt Lake City, Dec 2000. For Will data see Will Text.

Archibald Sinclair:
A number of deeds etc were noted as being the Hon Archibald Sinclair in the 1750’s; this was probably him:

Other Contemporary Sinclairs in Jamaica

Acts of Assembly:
CO139/27 (225) An act for making free a mulatto man Will, belonging to the estate of William Jones and paying to the Hon. Archibald Sinclair & Richard Welsh the value of the said mulatto man. 16.12 1772. (He discovered the murderer - a mulatto, Sam - of a white man. The murderer was burnt alive.)

William Sinclair, vestreyman, Hannover, & Trustees of the Free School 1/3/1793
Archibald Sinclair of St Thomas in East leaving Island 30/3/1793
Alexander Burton of Kingston leaving Island 3/4/1793
William Sinclair of Hannover leaving Island, 26/4/1793

Caveats entered 1794:
Sep 12 Sinclair, Joseph by Lazarus Hyman
Sep 20 Currie, C. Doug by Robert Sinclair & Thomas Kaylett
Oct 17 Sinclair, Edward by Susanna Sinclair

1st battalion of the Royals. Lieutenant James Sinclair, from an independent company, to be Lieutenant, vice Duncan, who exchanges

Misc Sinclair:
Spanish Town Cathedral:
Alexander Sinclair 31/12/1854, aged 52, floor slab
Margaret dau of Mary Sinclair d 1845 aged 30
Spanish Town Parish Cemetary:
Lewis Edward Sinclair of Eusen, 29/5/1874
William Cecil Sinclair oe LE and Lucy Sinclair d Torrington, Santa Cruz 7/9/1895 aged 23
Winchester, Salt Spring, Hannover,
William Sinclair esq, d 15/7/1795 in his 36th year.

Archibald Sinclair

He appears in various deeds in the mid 18thC. He was probably the son of Sir James Sinclair of Dunbeath (see at the end of the Sinclair Section).
Archibald Sinclair, son of Archibald Sinclair by Sarah Jones, St Catherine, Jamaica, b 24/12/1772, ch 28/2/1773PR.

From Henderson’s Caithness Family History, 1884:
Archibald Sinclair, the 4th son of Sir James Sinclair of Dunbeath. Archibald died unmarried in Jamaica mid 18thCP89. Probably buried Kingston, 14/3/1747PR.
Sir Alexander Sinclair, IXth baron of the Sinclairs of Dunbeath and Latheron, died at sea en-route from Jamaica to Hailfax in 1786P91
Alexander Sinclair, 3rd of Achingale and Newton, died in Jamaica after 1768P143.

Lieutenant William Sinclair

A Lieut William Sinclair, later Captain, was granted lands in St Elizabeth about 1675. He appears in various references in Jamaica, but is not thought to be related to our family. Deeds for William Sinclair appear about the same time.
William Sinclair listed in John Ogilby’s 1671 map of Jamaica with a Farm in St Elizabeth Precinct, about where Treasure Beach is now, presumably on the flat ground round Great Pedro pond.

Sinclairs transported to Jamaica:

From the Internet, 4/2001:
SINCLAIR, DUNCAN. Covenanter in Argyll's rebellion. Prisoner in the Laigh Parliament House, Edinburgh. Banished to the Plantations 31 July 1685. Transported from Leith to Jamaica by John Ewing, August 1685
(PC=Register of the Privy Council of Scotland)
SINCLAIR, JAMES. Age 19. Husbandman. Dunbeth, Caithness. Jacobite in Cromarty's regiment. Prisoner in Inverness and ships. Transported from London to Jamaica or Barbados by Samuel Smith, 31 March 1747. (P=Prisoners of the '45) (RM=B. Ransom McBride, "Lists of Scottish Rebel Prisoners...1746" The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal (May 1980)

John Camden Hotten, ed.,
The Original Lists of Persons of Quality: Emigrants; Religious Exiles;
Political Rebels; Serving Men Sold for a Term of Years; Apprentices;
Children Stolen; Maidens Pressed; and Others Who Went From Great Britain to the American Plantations 1600-1700 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983).
Barbadoes - Alphabetical List of Landowners in St. Michael’s p. 458 – Allex: Sinklaire, 10 acres of land, 1 hired servant, 7 negroes
David Dobson, The Original Scots Colonists of Early America 1612-1783 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1989).

6153. Sinclair, Archibald, res. Stempster Thurso Caithness, d. 1778 Jamaica. (SRO.SH.9.12.1778)
6154. Sinclair, Archibald, merchant, res. Greenock Renfrewshire, sh. Pre 1781, sett. Kingston Jamaica (SRO.RD2.235.39\RD2.236.651
6155. Sinclair, David, mariner, parent George Sinclair of Barrack, d. pre 1733 Jamaica, Edin pr1733 CC8.8.95.
6156. Sinclair, Duncan, Covenanter, transported Aug 1685, fr. Leith to Jamaica. (PC.11.136)
6162. Sinclair, James, b. 1728, husbandman, Jacobite, res. Dunbeath Caithness, transported 31 Mar 1747, fr. London to Jamaica, in St. George or Carteret, arr. Jamaica 1747. (P.3.315)(PRO.CO.137.58)(MR87)
6171. Sinclair, Margaret, res. Caithness, parents Sir James Sinclair of Dunbeath, sh. pre 1778, sett. St. Catherine, Middlesex Co., Jamaica. (SRO.RD4.232.906)

Sinclairs of Caithness, Notes


Full copy held of Henderson’s 1884 work.

...Reverting to the succession to the estate of Dunbeath, it appears that on the death of William Sinclair, his fourth son, James, got from his mother a renunciation of her liferent of Dunbeath, at that time worth 200 per annum, and then he ejected her from possession, a step which led to a complaint at her instance to the Privy Council, Next he bought up the family provisions and the debts due by his brother; and finally, in 1720, he adjudged Dunbeath for 48,000 Scots, and was infeft in 1722. In the same year his mother's liferent ceased by her death, and he entered on possession of Dunbeath. In 1704 he was created a baronet,[67] and he died in the Abbey in 1742. and

Sir James Sinclair appears to have been a man of a violent and somewhat unscrupulous character. In 1734, as Baron of Dunbeath, he held a Criminal Court and adjudged one William Sinclair to death for the crime of theft. But the proceedings were quashed, and Sinclair having raised an action against Sir James, obtained large damages. In 1739 one George Sutherland raised an action for wrongous imprisonment against Sir James, in which the latter was subjected to a fine and damages, and declared incapable of public trust in time coming. Sir James was twice married first, to Isabel, daughter of Sir Archibald Muir of Thornton, Provost of Edinburgh, by whom he had four sons and a daughter:

1. William, afterwards Sir William.
2. Alexander, to whom his brother, Benjamin, was served heir.
3. Benjamin, afterwards Sir Benjamin.
4. Archibald, who died in Jamaica, unmarried.
1. Margaret, who married William Sinclair of Achingale and Newton.
Sir James married, secondly, and shortly before his death, Isabel, daughter of John Lumsden, shipmaster in Aberdeen, by whom he had a daughter


Issue at Caithness (from John's will -  all died after 1741 therefore):
Implied in John’s will is that he was from Thurso Parish.
1/1. John Sinclair of Clarendon, died abt 1741, Jamaica.
1/2. Peter Sinclair, Planter (following from JSF)

of Clarendon in John's will, of Vere in John's inventory, Jamaica. Executor of brother John's will. Gentleman in 1741.
1754: Peter Sinclair owned 300 acres Vere.

A Peter Sinclair Bur Kingston 31/3/1750 by Mr Samuel BiggsPR: was this him?

Was this her after Peter’s death in 1750?
Lewis Anderson married Elizabeth Sinclair, widow, both of Vere, 16/2/1762.

Nevil Hayle to Peter Sinclair – 1745[68]
Between Nevil Hayle of Vere, planter and Peter Sinclair, of Vere, planter.
Nevil Hayle for £500J from Peter Sinclair sells 6 male slaves and six female negro slaves, their offspring etc ... subject nevertheless to a certain indenture of mortgage made by the said Nevil Hayle to John Sinclair and which was by the said John Sinclair assigned over to the said Peter Sinclair and by the said Peter Sinclair to Francis Smith ...
In presence of Francis Smith & George Burrell

Will not found.
Issue of Peter & Elizabeth Sinclair:
2/1. Peter Sinclair, bap 12/7/1735 in KingstonPR.
2/2. Alexander Sinclair b 1/14/1736, bap 3/24/1736, Kingston.
2/3. Thomas Biggs Sinclair, b 20/3/1737, bap 9/19/1740 in KingstonPR
2/4. John Sinclair, b 29/5/1740, bap 19/9/1740, KingstonPR.
2/5. Margaret Sinclair, dau of Peter & Elizabeth,

Born 3/1/1741-2, ch 14/11/1742, KingstonPR

2/6. Robert Sinclair ch Vere 9/6/1747 of Peter Sinclair – prob. the samePR.

1/3. Robert Sinclair in Caithness, gent.
1/4. Francis Sinclair of Caithness
1/5. William Sinclair of Caithness
1/6. Margaret Sinclair: John mentioned her eldest son;

maybe she was dead by 1740?

1/7. Elizabeth Sinclair of Caithness.

married Alexander Sinclair. Of Lybster in John's will.
OPR: Elspeth Sinclair married Alexander Sinclair, Thurso, 25/2/1726.

John, William, Robert & Francis found in Caithness, Thurso issue of Donald & Elizabeth (Elspeth Cogill). No Peter or Elizabeth



    John Sinclair was a first generation planter from Thurso in Caithness, Scotland; he still had siblings there when he died. He probably arrived about 1720; during 10 years from the the late 1720’s, he built up a large sugar collection of sugar estates, probably with borrowed money: towards the end of his relatively short carreer, it looked as though it was all unravelling. By the late 1730’s, a number of complicated deeds show him moving his property between himself and his brother, Peter. He was probably not unusual in this. He might still have had assets in Caithness when he died, leaving this to JHS.
     As he only mentioned one son, John Hayle Sinclair, and a daughter, Elizabeth in his will and his wife outlived him by 24 years, it is likely that he was still a comparatively young man when he died. His wife names a daughter, Elizabeth in her will, who married John Anderson in 1744. Elizabeth was born after 1722 (not yet 18 in John’s will), but at the latest by 1726 to be married in 1744, so John Sinclair must have been born by 1705. He died between April 1740 and June 1741, probably earlier in that period.
    A timeline of deeds is shown elsewhere in this paper but he was first described as of St Catherine, but soon became “of St Elizabeth”, but in 1739, he was “of Vere”, while his will describes himself as “of Clarendon”: his lands were on the boders of what was at various times, St Elizabeth, Vere and Clarendon. These latter apparent residence changes reflect this rather than major moves.
      John Sinclair became a substantial land owner, having at least 1750 acres by 1736, much of this was under sugar. The majority seems to have been around Sixteen Mile Gully in the Carpenter’s Mountains of eastern St Elizabeth/Western Vere and Clarendon. The “home farm” was probably around modern day Pratville and Pusey Hill: this was Tophill as mentioned in his will. He also had a small plot on the east side of the mountains down to the Milk River. Whilst his son John Hayle Sinclair was the main legatee after various bequests and his mother’s lifetime use, the estate would only pass the John Hayle’s legitimate heirs: he did not have any. This may explain the rather sour reference to his relatives in John Hayle Sinclair’s will! It appears in the event that John Hayle Sinclair inherited nothing from his father: whether this was Peter Sinclair, and JHS’s brother-in-law John Anderson depriving him, or whether the estate was so encumbered with debt there was nothing to pay out is not clear.
    Only one crop account has been found, that for 1742[69] for “John Sinclair, dcd”, filed by Peter Sinclair. It purports to be for his entire estates in Clarendon and Vere and lists 31 hogsheads of sugar and eleven puncheons of rum. The definition of hogshead and puncheon seems to be variable: a hogshead seems to have been 63 gallons and a puncheon rather larger, between 80 and 100 gallons. One source[70] gives a sugar hogshead as about 1800 lbs. The sugar would have been partly processed on the plantation and was a brown colour – this type of sugar is called ‘muscovado’. The sugar was shipped to England where further processing would produce pure white sugar. At this time, sugar was about 10d/lb, making the estate’s production about £830. Rum seemed to have been in the region of 2/- per gallon, thus John Sinclair’s output would have been about £110.
   A case in the Court of Chancery in 1749 show that Robert Wright was an overseer for John Sinclair, and had dealings with Benjamin & Thomas Burton in St Elizabeth. It is thought that Benjamin Burton was the father of Ruth Burton, John’s son, John Hayle’s partner. A further connection was that Robert Wright was Francis Wright’s uncle, and great uncle of Andrew Wright, whose partner was Ruth Sinclair, John’s grand-daughter.

    In his will[71] of 1740/1, he leaves an annuity of £20 pa and a heifer from Tophill to his nephew, Peter Sinclair’s son, Alexander, and £500 to his brother Peter. His daughter, Elizabeth, was left £1500 in 3 tranches between the age of 18 and 24, subject to not marrying without her mother’s consent. His wife, Priscilla, has the use and occupation of their home and farm at Tophill and the use of the Dixon’s estate until it comes into sugar, when he gives her in lieu the “Ruinate” land at Milk River. She also is entitled to a puncheon of rum and 500 lbs of sugar.
     The rest and residue (in Jamaica and Caithness) was left to John Hayle Sinclair and his “lawfully begotten” issue. If JHS dies without lawful issue, Elizabeth gets another £1500 and the remainder of his legacy goes to Peter and then Peter’s sons. He also lists his siblings in Caithness (see them ealier in this section): the final legatee would be the churchwardens of Thurso to build a school. Amongst others, his executors were Peter Sinclair and Patrick Adam.
     It looks as though the family used these provisos on JHS’s inheritance to deprive him of it. Probably they disapproved of JHS’s many children by Ruth Burton. It is notable that Priscilla leaves Tophill as if it were her own, half to JHS and half to Elizabeth; John’s will appears to leave Tophill to Priscilla for her use, not ownership, in which case it should have belonged in its entirety to JHS.
     His inventory, taken in late 1741[72], lists 49 slaves (value £1337-10s), livestock (mules, horses, cattle and sheep to the value of £813) and sundry other, mainly household, items (value about £70). His debtors amounted to £207, including Solomon Hart (£74), from whom he had bought land. There were no creditors listed. His personal estate totalled £2420.

     Note: at about this time, it seems from the old maps that the boundary of St Elizabeth & Vere was revised. St Elizabeth Precinct on Ogilby was show as extending East to what became the Swift River: Browne (published in 1755, but probably from 1730’s information) shows a similar position for the boundary, but Craskell 1763 shows the boundary in the Aligator Pond area. Thus the location of land in this era must be taken with a bit of care. In the case of John Sinclair’s land, the early boundary seems prevail. This Carpenter’s Mountains & Long Bay Mountains, which seem to be part & parcel the same, are described as in St Elizabeth, but later maps put them in Vere.

    There are a number of references to John Sinclair in the mid 1730’s but unfortunately, few deed books for this decade are still accesible.

    In an early deed of 1724[73], John Bloss & wife Elizabeth, a Tavern keeper of St Catherine sells to John Sinclair, Gent of St Catherine, slaves & plate to £200 for debts by John Bloss to his wife’s 1st husband. John Bloss married Elizabeth Picking 26 August 1722, St CatherinePR, and John Pickering married Elizabeth Bassett 14 February 1711, St CatherinePR. There is no further idea of the reason for this sale.
   Later in 1724[74], John Sinclair (still “of St Catherine”) rented a some footland, a house and some slaves in Port Royal for a year from Samuel Diggins (for 5 shillings) and from his mother, Anne Erasmus, who was resident there at the time. The house was next to Diego Luis Gonzales. Was this soon after his arrival in Jamaica?
    By 1730[75], John Sinclair was described as “of St Elizabeth” (and remained so afterwards), when he loaned money to Peter Rowe, a watchmaker of Kingston, secured on a negro woman. In the same year comes the first mention of his acquiring land, in this case, 30 acres bought from Humphrey Stiles[76], part of Henry Hilliard’s “Ruinate” plantation in Clarendon; this was probably part of Hilliard’s patents between the Milk River and the Round Hill. It is not entirely clear if the ruinate[77] was the name of the plantation or a description of the vegetation; ruinate is often seen on plats as a description of an area of unclaimed land. This land is mentioned in his will.
    In 1731[78], he bought a creole boy from Zacharia Gaultier, with Peter as witness.
     He was granted 300 acres of land in Carpenters Mountains in 1731-2[79], north on William Turner, East on himself, South on heirs of Josuhua Tennant dcd & Jane Clark, West on heirs of William Cockburn, dcd.
    His next land acquisition was in 1732-3[80] when he bought land in Vere from Nevil Hayle of Vere for £850: the remainder of the deed was lost in transcription, but it must have been a substantial area for that price.

    In the mid 1730s, there are 6 deeds listed which are not available:
John Sinclair from Henry Dawkins, abt 1730, this is probably the lease on the Joshua Tennant land.

John Sinclair from Solomon Hart, abt 1733, referred to in later deeds as being 300 acres in Carpenters Mountains

John Sinclair from Philemon Dixon, abt 1735, presumably for land in JS’s will.
John Sinclair to Peter Sinclair, abt 1736, “sale land”.
John Sinclair to Edward Manning Not Available Assignement 1739 107/53

John Sinclair to Peter Sinclair Not Available Assignement 1740 108/51

   In 1733[81], John Sinclair bought 330 acres of land from Josiah Bennick for £100 on the coast between the Swift and Gutt rivers on Long Bay, 1st N on morass E on Swift River S on Long Bay and W on Gutt River, 2nd on Long Bay NW on the Mountains E on mangroves WS on Mangroves. These descriptions do not fit the map, the distance between the Swift and Gutt rivers being too great. However, these lands are not mentioned elsewhere and the deed, while dated 1733, was not filed until 1742, well after John’s death, presumably during the tidying up of his estate, and do not appear again.
    A deed of 1736[82] between John Sinclair & Peter Sinclair, merchant of Kingston laid out the terms of a lease between John Sinclair and Henry Dawkins for land in St Elizabeth, and the consequences of default.
    The deed says that in July 1732 John Sinclair rented land from Henry Dawkins esq & John Mitchell, planter, both of Clarendon, (as executors of Joshua Tennant of St Elizabeth & guardians of his son Mathew, a minor) with Jonathan Gale & John Anderson as Surety’s (guarantors). The lease was for 6 years at £600 pa with a penalty of £10000 on default (this probably refers deed 85/171, not yet found) and included stock and slaves.
    By March 1736, John Sinclair was sick, the lease had not expired and the rent was in arrears, a state which could worsen before John’s possible death. On his death, Jonathan Gale & John Andrews would be liable for any shortfall in rent which was not covered by the negroes and stock in hand. In the deed of this time, John Sinclair for 5/- from Peter Sinclair, Peter Sinclair indemnifies Jonathan Gale & John Anderson from liability resulting from their agreement in 1732.
    Additionally, John Sinclair also sold to Peter Sinclair 5 parcels of land in Carpenters Mountains, St Elizabeth, for the specific use: to pay Dawkins/Mitchell or Mathew Tennant any arrears of rent and stock listed in the original lease and to indemnify Gale/Anderson from any liability under that lease. When these conditions were met, the assets would be disposed as specified in John’s will. However, if John Sinclair in his lifetime satifies the debts and liabilities to Dawkins/Mitchell/Tennant and indemnify Gale/Anderson, the deed becomes null and void. In the case of John Sinclair’s death before the expiry of the lease, Peter Sinclair may sell such land as required to settle the arrears. The indenture excludes the dower of Priscilla, his wife.
    From the description of the five parcels of land in this deed, they all seem to be, if not connected, at least in the same area. An estate plan of 1810 may cover this area, with William Turner/John Booth patent & Henry Lewis patent of 1718 shown: there is 500 acres of Francis Smith surveyed 1759, there are indications that some Sinclair land went to Francis Smith. The lands were probably astride the sixteen mile gully, at the eastern end before it turns south towards the sea, probably on the western side of Pusey Hill. The deed also mentions 80 slaves and livestock. One parcel of 500 acres, purchased from Henry Lewis included a set of Mill works, 4 coppers and a still ready to be erected.
    Somewhat later in 1739[83], John & Priscilla Sinclair sold 400 acres of this land to Samuel Biggs for £500. At the same time, he also sold Biggs 75 acres “known as Thomas Hayle’s” in Vere on the river Minho which he had bought from Samuel Neil Smith. This was probably land once owned by Thomas Hayle, one of the 3 settler brothers, but was this the land bought from Nevil Hayle in 1732? Samuel Biggs was probably the son of Margaret Hayle, dau of John snr, who married Thomas Biggs. The estate plan Manchester 255 shows Samuel Biggs with 500 acres, with a (later?) pencil name “Nonpareil” which appears on Liddell 1888 to the north of sixteen mile gully.
    In 1740[84], John bought a sugar estate of 500 acres from the Francis & Edward (& Katherine) Smith for £1800, still in Carpenter’s mountains, but probably a little further west, at what is now called Smithfield (it is referred to as Smithfield in a later deed). Modern day Smithfield is between Grove Town & Cross Keys, west of sixteen mile gully, towards Aligator Pond. AM drove through Smithfield in November 2014. It did not look like the best sugar country, mountainous and broken ground, but more rain being in the hills and open to the South towards the sea. Smithfield is close to Grove Town on the road from the Gully towards Cross Keys. An estate plan[85] of 1842 showed Smithfield and part of James Biggs on the north side of the road to Aligator Pond, with a cocoa walk to the East.
    Immediately after the last purchase in February 1740[86], he and his brother Peter (involved because of the earlier deeds) convey the Smith land (here specifically called Smithfield) and the other 5 plots to Patrick Adam, a merchant of Kingston, in trust for John’s debts to Adam and others for 3 years to May 1743. Patrick Adam was one of John’s executors.
    At much the same time[87], John Sinclair sells to Peter for £150, 300 acres of land which he bought from Solomon Hart: this would appear to be part of the 650 acres in the 1736 deed. This probably is one reason for Peter Sinclair’s involvement in the deed of trust with Adam. A boundary is quoted as being on Pratter & Anderson: Pratter & Anderson on Craskel in Vere to the west of the Milk River at N17°48 W77°18. This looks to be the wrong side of the ridge, on the east flank of the mountains, dropping down to or on the west side of the Milk River. There is some confusion over Pratt & Anderson and Pratter & Anderson. This Anderson was the wife of Alice Hayle, daughter of John Hayle snr (see her entry for the reasons).
    A later deed in 1745[88] makes reference to a mortgage for £500 by Nevil Hayle to John Sinclair for some slaves, which was subsequently assigned to Peter and then to Francis Smith.
    Priscilla, his wife, mentions Dodson’s Pen in St Catherine, in her will of which there is no mention on the maps or deeds.
    1742 Crop Return[89] for the estate of John Sinclair, esq, dcd in Vere shows:
31 Hogsheads of Sugar and eleven puncheons of Rum, shown by Peter Sincalir, one of the executors.

Edward Smith et al to Francis Smith – 1753

152/161 dated 19/6/1750 ent 16/6/1753
This Indenture between Edward and Katherine Smith of St Catherine’s of the one part and
Francis Smith of Vere planter of the other part

Nevil Hayle late of Vere deceased sold by indenture dated 10/12/1732 (88/179 £850 for land in St Elizabeth) by way of mortgage to John Sinclair late of St Elizabeth’s since deceased land in Vere containing 79 acres bounding round partly on the Dry River and on land of William Followays decd and on Sarah Cammock subject nevertheless to the payment of a sum of money therein mentioned and interest

And the Nevil Hayle by a deed dated 1/10/1745 sold to Edward Smith this land and also all the estate right equity of redemption (See also 135/37 Nevil Hayle to Peter Sinclair)  (This is the right of the mortgagor to repossess the property when the loan is paid off; for full description of Right Equity of Redemption, see Deed full text in Wills File).

and Edward Smith by a deed by way of mortrgage sold to John Shickle and Francis Smith all that sugar works and plantation at Dry River in Vere bounding as in the said indenture

By this indenture Edward & Katherine Smith for £500 sold to Francis Smith half of the above mentioned sugar works or plantation at Dry River in Vere, bounded now westerly on part of the same run in the tenure of Doctor Mounson Smith southerly on land belonging to Mrs Carver and on part of the same land now in the tenure of Smart Hayle easterly on the Dry River from a place on the river called Fig Tree Hole to another on the river called Yarmnouth Hole northerly on part of the same land now in the tenure of Ann Hayle widow and on the Dry River on land belonging to the heirs of William Ivy deceased and also the other piece of land containing 79 acres bounding round partly on the Dry River and on the land of William Followways deceased now in the tenure of John Shickle and on Sarah Cammock and belonging to the heirs of George Ivy and also all those negro slaves (7 named)
...together with ...and the reversion and reversions ..also all the ... equity of redemption ...law or equity of Edward & Katherine Smith ... in the land and negro slaves ... subject nevertheless to the above indenture of mortgages made by Nevil Hayle to John Sinclair and by Edward Smith to John Shickle.
Witnesses Geo Burrell & George Burrell jnr
Appeared before Richard Cargill. 11/9/1750.

John Sinclair’s main holdings

These were decribed in the 1736 deed, repeated in a later deed of 1740:
the first parcel containing 650 acres where John Sinclair dwells, bounding:
Southerly and part South Easterly on Edward Paxtten (Paatten? – Pratt(er)) and John Anderson
Southerly on the said Joshua Tennant
Westerly on unsurveyed land and
North on William Thomas?? and John Booth
It appears that this was probably on the north side of sixteen mile gully. John Booth appears on estate map Manchester 255 sharing with William Turner.

this patent was probably on the western boundary of the first parcel:
the second parcel of Land 300 acres patented[90] in 1732 to John Sinclair bounding:
Easterly on the said John Sinclair
Southerly on John Clark
Westerly on William Cockburn and
part Northerly on land purchased by said John Sinclair of Kyrle Bowerman of the parish of St Catherine Esqr

the third parcel of land lately purchased by John Sinclair from Henry (surname blank, but Lewis from later documents) of St Elizabeth planter and containing 500 acres adjoining to the land of John Sinclair together with four Coppers one large Still and Sett of Miln (Mill??) work on the premises shortly to be erected and affixt?
This was probably Henry Lewis: Manchester 255 estate plan has Henry Lewis, 1718, with 500 acres.

The fourth parcel of land lately purchased by John Sinclair from Philemon Dixon, partly in the parish of Clarendon and adjoining to the land of the said Henry Lewis containing 200 acres (deed 96/71, 1735 not available).

and the fifth parcel Containing about 200 acres (purchased by John Sinclair from Kyrle Bowerman and adjoining the land of John Sinclair and William Turner (& by association John Booth).

together with 22 mules, 10 Mares, 1 ass, 13 Horses, 74 head of neat Cattle all marked J*S and the following negroes and other slaves (80 listed in original text).

The 1739 deed land: 400 acres in Carpenters Mountains in Vere. Written 3 several runs but only 2 mentioned.
one of them butting E on the logwood fence from 16 mile Gulley Hill to the land of William Turner decd & N on William Turner & partly on land purchased by the said John Sinclair of Kyrle Bowerman esq and W on John Sinclair & S on 16 mile Gully Hill.
also land purchased by John Sinclair from Samuel Neil Smith and Ann his wife gent 75 acres known as Thomas Hayle’s and bounding all round on the land of Sarah Cannock William William Holloway decs and the River Minho and land of Richard Hayle decd.
The Smithfield land: 500 acres in Carpenter’s Mountains E on estate of Anderson & Pratter dcd  S on road leading to MR Powell’s, W on unsurveyed and N on George Clark’s land.

...bought by John Sinclair from Solomon Hart E on Blue Hole and land of Pratter and Anderson, S on Waste Rocks adjoining the Morass, W on Tennants plantations, north on Rocky mountains adjacent the estate of said Pratter & Anderson.

Owed Robert Wright, son of Andrew Wright, in Robert’s will of 1749.

Southern Manchester from 1927 Map[91].

Sinclair ad Wright – Answer 4 July 1749 & Burton

Peter Sinclair, his brother & executor, was sued in the Court of Chancery by Robert Wright[92].
A complicated set of answers to tbe Bill filed by Robert Wright seems to show that Robert was overseer to John Sinclair, and was involved in bonds between the Burtons and Sinclair.

Notes on the case:
RW became idebted to B&TB
RW an overseer for JS
PS did not know if:
JS owed RW for wages at the time unknown.
RW claimed on JS for BB or if JS paid it is unknown
RW bought 2 horses from JS
RW made JS any allowance for the horses or that TB accepted the horses in satisfaction of the debt.
That RW & JS had any differences.
PS said:
He saw JS with the bonds and thought that JS had paid off them.
When B&TB settled the account for principle and interest with JS, JS was then indebted to PS.
B&TB on 4/7/1740 assigned the bonds and moneys due to PS
PS paid off the Burtons and credited JS with the amount.
RW claimed that JS put the bonds in trust (for RW?)
PS received £40 as part of the money assigned to him from Francis Wright.
PS did not know that JS was in debt to JS, or that RW obtained a judgement against JS for the debt
RW claims £66/12/11¾ from PS, which PS denies.

Benjmin & Thomas Burton were the sons of Benjamin Burton, b 1674.

There was another claim in 1743 in the Court of Chancery by Nevil Hayle on Peter Sinclair, but the records do not show the details of the claim[93] - this may relate to the land bought by John from Nevil in 1732.

Married: Priscilla Hayle (assumed from son John Hayle Sinclair).

Priscilla Hayle - 1707


ch: 7/10/1707 born 5/9/1707, Vere (PR)
Parents: Neaville & Sarah Hayle.
Died: Abt 1764.

     In her will, she mentions, in addition to Top Hill, 2 other properties, Dodsons Pen in St Catherine and Red Hills in St John. Neither of these appear in John’s papers, so were probably purchased in her widowhood or possibly were part of her Dower from her father. Both properties were left to her daughter, Elizabeth Anderson. They also do not appear in any gazetteer of Jamaica, but Red Hills does appear in 1817 Almanac: Le Ray de la Clartais, John, Red Hills and Devany's, 10/9. There is no sign of Devany, but Craskell has Dehany in central St John; this does not look like any Hayle land area. In any case, from the slave & stock numbers, Red Hills & Devany’s looks to be quite small.

     There are two documented alternatives for Priscilla’s parents, John snr’s son Nevil or John junior.
     Her daughter, Elizabeth (Sinclair) Anderson was married in 1744, so Elizabeth must have been born by say 1726 (and after 1722), so that Priscilla was probably born by 1710.
     John jnr’s daughter Priscilla was alive in 1714, the date of John senior’s and her mother’s will. She was, however, not mentioned in her faher’s will of 1712/3: perhaps she was born after the drafting of his will. If so, she would have been too young to fit Elizabeth’s marriage & deduced birth date.
    Priscilla, daughter of Nevil, is recorded as being born 1707, a date which fits well with her daughter’s marriage, and also of John Hayle Sinclair’s birth which must have been about 1730 or earlier. There is a John Nevil Sinclair baptised in December 1731 (but with no birth date shown), daughter of John & Priscilla. This points the probability of John Sinclair’s wife being the daughter of Nevil. It is a moot point whether the recorded baptism of John Nevil Sinclair is a misprint for John Hayle, of if John Nevil died early and John Hayle was a later son. As John Hayle Sinclair had 12 children by Ruth Burton at his death in 1764, his first born must have been born by about 1750, making his birth no later than about 1731-2. The balance of probablility is that John Hayle Sinclair’s mother was the daughter of Nevil Hayle.

1754: Priscilla Sinclair owned St Catherine 25, Vere 200, St John 20

Will of 1764[94]
Widow of Vere.
She cancelled a mortgage on slaves and cattle for £500 to John Anderson.
...To daughter Elizabeth Anderson wife of John, estate Dodson's pen in St Catherine's and half of Tophill in Carpenter’s Mountains, & slaves Cynthia & dau Mary Rose, Cornwall Corridon Richard a mulatto boy Neptune and Hannah, Also to Elizabeth Joe and Quamina, and to purchase 2 negro men of £40, to give to John Hayle in addition to other slaves, Molly & her 2 sons, James, and Nassaw, Chloe & her 2 children, Ian, Betty, Nanny and Little Tommy a Boy, with one silver cup and one silver tankard to him.
To Elizabeth Anderson piece of land called Red Hills in St Johns occupied by Mr William Thomas.
to John Hayle Sinclair other half of Top Hill
Remainder to Elizabeth.
John Anderson sole executor,

Inventory[95] 7/10/1765 totalled £J1104, almost entirely slaves, shown by John Anderson, her sole executor.


1/1.   John Hayle Sinclair.

He is specifically called John Hayle (Sinclair) in parent’s wills.
A John Nevile Sincklair ch Clarendon, 14/12/1731 of John & Priscilla, looks  a bit young for a spelling error for John Hayle.


1/2.   Elizabeth Sinclair

B aft 1722.
Married John Anderson, planter, Kingston, 3/5/1744, both of Vere (re mother’s will & PR).
See under Anderson section.

Was John a son of John & Alice (Hayle) Anderson?? Their lands were next door to John Sinclair’s (re case in Chancery).
B aft 1722, but probably before about 1726.
Died between Priscilla’s will in 1764 and deed 1765 (210/126)
Issue from PR:
2/1. Lewis Anderson, son of John & Elizabeth Anderson, Clarendon, 19/4/1745.

Lewis Henry Anderson bur St Dorothy, 26/3/1771, aged 27 – probably this one.

Are these 2 the same family: a long gap?
2/2. William Thomas Anderson, Vere, b 16/10/1761, bap 2/12/1761

William Thomas Anderson married Vere 16/1/1781 Mary Anderson.

2/3. Elizabeth Ellis Anderson, ch 29/12/1765 ClarendonPR.
Note: Vere for 1759 & 60 missing.



A John Nevile Sincklair ch Clarendon, 14/12/1731 of John & Priscilla.
On line above the ch of Samuel Nevil s of Nevil & Elizabeth Hayles (PR).
Several Hales breeding about this time.

Parents: John & Priscilla Sinclair.
John Sinclair's will of 1741 makes JHS his heir. JS names his wife as Priscilla, who left much to JHS in her will in 1764.

In his will, he lists 12 children. If they are in age order, and it appears so from the baptisms of the majority of them in the 1760’s; the oldest named child, Elizabeth, no baptism record, had a daughter in 1769, making her born no later than 1752; this ties in with roughly one a year in the later series.

Alexander Sinclair at Prospect (St Elizabeth) with 85 slaves 1811, this estate appears in a chancery suit in 1743 with Andersons etc.

1757[96]: Letters patent to John Hayle Sinclair for 300 acres in Carpenters mountains, Vere, East on Samuel Biggs, west on John Anderson; laid out at the same time as John Anderson.

John Hayle Sinclair to William Mathews – 1758

161/228 Dated 18/1/1758 ent 19/1/1758
Ind Btw John Hayle Sinclair planter of Vere & William Mathews of Kingston, Gent
Whereas Patent to John Hayle Sinclair 10/5/1757 for 300A in Vere, W on John Anderson, E on Samuel Biggs, all other u/s.
William Mathews pays £150 to John Hayle Sinclair for the land. Outright?

1763: JHS & JJ Swaby patent 1B/11/30F81

Whilst John Hayle Sinclair was his father’s main legatee after various bequests and his mother’s lifetime use, the estate would only pass the John Hayle’s legitimate heirs: he did not have any. This may explain the rather sour reference to his relatives in John Hayle Sinclair’s will!

Will of 1765-6[97]
Inventory held.
Property called Bernuda Castle.

I  John Hayle Sinclair... give devise and bequeath unto Sophronia Sinclair, Nicholas Sinclair, Susannah Sinclair, Sarah Sinclair, Thomas Sinclair, James Sinclair, Patrick Sinclair, Edward Sinclair, Joseph Sinclair, and Ruth Sinclair, the children born of the body of Judith Burton (and also John Sinclair born of the body of Sarah Bonner) all my whole estate real and personal or mixed...
In case the surnames hereby expressed should be disputed and Exocotions? Taken on there unto by any person or persons claiming or to claim by right of consanguinity or otherwise any part of my said Estate or the whole thereof as I can find none of my relations ready to do me the least kindness nor did one of them assist me to get money or wealth/ my will and desire is and I do hereby to all intents and purposes give devise and bequeath the said estate real personal or mixed to the above mentioned identical devisees... and in case they attain the age of 21 years without white children... it is my will that Judith Burton shall reside in my home called Bermudas Castle in order to take care of my children during her natural life as she pleases (as long as she doesn't marry or cohabitat) (then all is denied her)

I appoint my dear and trusty friends Thomas Wastnoys? and Joseph James Swaby executors and guardians
Inventory valued at £J2033, of which £1735 was 37 slaves, £220 in livestock and the remainder as household goods.

Inventory: total of £2033-5s, including 43 slaves.

1783: Act for the rights & priviledges for Bonners: Sarah & Grace, free quadroons, & Mary, Elizabeth Frances & John Bonner, & Frances Wilson, free mustees.
Elizabeth Bonner, ch St Andrew 9/8/1771 P86
Sarah Bonner, ch St Andrew 31/1/1773 p88 of Francis & Sarah
Grace Bonner, ch St Andrew 23/5/1774 P89.

1754: John Hayle Sinclair owned 437 acres in St Elizabeth, & 1580 in Vere.

Thomas Durrant to John Hayle Sinclair – 1755

1750: 160/9 (28) ent 30/3/1750
Thomas Durrant planter  of St E and JHS planter of St E
Thomas Durrant sells to John Hayle Sinclair for 10/- 300 acres of land called Manatee Valley commonly called the Ovens. (this is shown in 1683 & 1717 on the north side of the Ste Cruz Mountains). Unknown land all round. The next deed by Durrant sells some land on the Kings Rd to Aligator Pond.

John Hayle Sinclair was an executor of Thomas’s will of 1764 and he also showed Thomas’s property on inventory.

JH Sinclair – Burton – 1765 – was this part of Thomas’s estate?
210/126 April 1765.
Note that JHS will was also dated April 1765.
Indenture (selling part plot of land) between JHS and Judith, Thomas & Francis Burton and Sophronia Sinclair all of St E. £8 from Judith, £150 from Thomas, £48 from Francis, £50 from Sophronia Sinclair, 2 slaves to Judith Burton, 2 to Thomas Burton & 10 acres in Alligator Pond Savannah, being part of 350 acres conveyed (by JHS?) to Thomas Durrant in and about the place the place he dwelleth on. To Francis Burton one slave, to Sophronia Sinclair one slave.

A deed (210/126) of 1765 involved JHS and Thomas’s children.
Thomas (Francis, Benjamin) mentions in his will of 1764 sons Thomas Christopher & John Francis and daughter Judith, inter alia. One of his executors was John Hayle Sinclair. The deed between JHS & Judith, Thomas & Francis Burton & Sophronia Sinclair might refer to the 3 issue of Thomas Burton and to Judith’s daughter Sophronia; the deed in 1765 would tie in with sorting out Thomas’ estate.

A Robert Sinclair was an attorney at law 1790 Jamaica.

A John Hayle Shickle appears in the Deeds and Crop Records in the 1780-90’s. Who????

While trying various searches in Google, in this case for Sinclair Jamaica, your post on genforum came up dated about a year ago.


I am descended from John Hayle Sinclair via one of his many daughters. I wondered where you got the possibility of his being a son of Earl Sinclair and the Westmoreland connection?


My evidence so far is that my JHS was in Clarendon & St Elizabeth. I have copied of the salient points of his will, and that of a John Sinclair who died in about 1740, and mentions his son, John Hayle Sinclair, as does John snr's wife Priscilla. John snr seems to have been an immigrant, and could well have been a son of the Earl.


There was also a Captain William Sinclair in Jamaica about the same time, and I believe he was from the Clan Chief family.


What is your connection with the Jamaica Sinclairs?


Antony Maitland
palis325@gmail.com 20/3:

Hello my maiden name is Sinclair and my grandfather came from a family of 12 from Westmoreland. Last year I went to Scotland to see if I could trace our lineage and it was surprising to see my family deep connections. I found some gravestones in Roslyne Scotland that made some references to Westmoreland/ Jamaica. Could u give me some more info. I also pulled some file from numerous archives ...at this point trying to piece together our history.
Hope to hear back

Had Issue by:

Judith Burton


    From children’s dates, she must have been born before 1735. Her parents are uncertain but were probably Benjamin Burton & Dorothy Rochester. If their daughter she was probably born before June 1730[98] and baptised St Elizabeth 4/4/1734.

    As she was not married to JHS (white) and the wording of his will, nearly white as JHS refers to his children’s ability to produce white issue (by definition less than an eighth black). At Ann & Rebecca Wright’s births their mother, Judith’s daughter, Ruth was referred to as a free mestize (octoroon): as JHS was probably white, Judith must have been a quadroon. There is no real doubt that she was a product of the family of Francis Burton, but via which of his sons is open to question.
    The most likely father was Benjamin Burton (son of Benjamin, son of Francis) who had issue with Dorothy Rochester (mulatto), who were baptised 1734, one of whom was Ann Judy Tervier Burton (who would thus have been a quadroon). The use of Judy in her baptism was probably Judith, but known as Judy. As a quadroon of the right sort of age, she is the most likely candidate for the partner of John Hayle Sinclair. The fact that her father was acknowledged gives her some status. There is no direct indication of her birth date, but that all three of the children were baptised together in 1734 indicates that their ages varied, typically in these cases, from 1-5 years. JHS was involved with this family as he was an executor of Benjamin’s brother, Thomas in 1764, Benjamin having died intestate about 1760.
    Another Judith Burton of the time was a daughter of Thomas (brother of Benjamin, son of Benjamin, son of Francis) & his wife Mary (Moore) Burton; it had been thought that this Judith was of a later generation than the partner of John Hayle Sinclair, but Barbados records show that Benjamin was baptised in Barbados in 1674. Thomas would have been born about 1700, about right for daughter Judith to be born about 1730. She is mentioned in her father’s will of 1764 and appears unmarried, additionally, Thomas & Mary did not marry until 1740, making any children much too young to be Judith, partner of JH Sinclair. However, as suggested above, Judith (or JHS) must have been quadroon to have produced Ruth Sinclair as a Mestize (1/8th black), but Thomas & Mary Burton were almost certainly white.

1: Judith dau of Sarah Witter (see under Nicholas for explanation)
ch 5/9/1755, but no surname given in the PR entry. Suggested by one source, but looks unlikely and too young.

Judith Burton, coloured, bap 18/9/1774, about 16. Other issue of Nicholas Burton same day.

Deeds Grantor:
1783 314/57 Judith Burton to Ruth Sinclair Sa Neg

Issue of Judith Burton, ch St E, no father in the PR, but all in JHS’s will except Priscilla, so there is no real doubt that they were his children.

1/1. Elizabeth Sophronia Sinclair, will entered 20/6/1806 of St 

Elizabeth, dated 10/9/1786, John Swaby and Judith Burton executors.
In JHS’s will and deed 210/126 of 1765.
Information from other sources was that she had issue with John Rotton, but the PR shows Edward (1/2014).

An Edward Rotton was ch 9/4/1734, Duffield, Derbyshire, son of John Rotton (LDS IGI). This is the only Edward Rotton of the period.
Robert Joseph Rotton, ch 4/3/1730, Duffield, Derbyshire, son of John.
Other Rotton researchers think that this a likely candidate: John mentions Edward in his will, but he appears to have been a less favoured son.
It is thus quite probable (better than evens?) that this Edward was dispatched off to Jamaica to make his own way.

There is nothing more immediately obvious in the Jamaican records of these individuals (1/2014).

Issue of Edward Rotten (John R died at sea 1795) & Elizabeth Sinclair:
There is no obvious trace of these 2 after ESS’s will date of 1786 (although proved unchanged in 1806).
2/1. Arabella Rotten, b. 10/8/1769, bap 25 April 1772.[99]

The illegitimate daughter of Edward Rotton & Elizabeth Sophronia Sinclar. D aft 1786 re ESS Will.

2/2. Robert Munro Rotton, b. 17/8/1774, ch 12/8/1792, St Elizabeth[100].

Reputed white, being the reputed son of Edward Rotten, Decd, by Elizabeth Sophronia Sinclair, a free mestice.
D aft 1786 re ESS Will.

Emails from Samantha Hoy 7/05.
She descended from Ambrose and Bridget (nee Smalbroke) Rotton, who are her 10 x great grandparents. They were also John Rotton's 4 x great grandparents and she is researching all the Rottons from the family who originated in Kings Norton, Worcestershire in the 13th Century. Ambrose and Bridget built Stratford House in Birmingham in 1601 and it still stands today, a lovely old half-timbered house.

1/2. Nicholas Sinclair,
1/3. Susannah Sinclair, renounced executorship of Edward's will 8/9/93.

This looks unlikely as administration was granted to Judith Burton for her daughter, Susannah’s estate in 1773[101]; she was a spinster of Kingston.

1/4. Sarah Sinclair, b abt 1755, ch April 1768,
   Natural Child abt 13 - St E PR V1 P29.
1/5. Thomas Sinclair, b abt Oct 1758, ch April 1768,

Natural Child abt 9 & 6  months - St E PR V1 P29.
Issue by Judith Powell:
There is a deed[102] between Judith Powell & Susanna Burton re land in 1786.
2/1. Mary Ann Sinclair, b.3/4/1803.

1/6. Priscilla Sinclair, b 17/10/1759, ch 23/12/1759,

Base Child of Judith Burton. No age given and not mentioned in will, probably died early. (PR) no father (V1/19)

1/7. James Sinclair, b abt 1760, ch April 1768,

Slave return, 28 June 1826 Manchester: 2 males, 2 females, no change.
Natural Child abt 8 - St E PR V1 P29.
Issue of James & Fanny:
2/1. Thomas Sinclair, ch 21/12/1792.

1/8. Patrick Sinclair,
1/9. Edward Sinclair, b abt 1762, ch April 1768,

Natural Child abt 6 - St E PR V1 P29.
Died about 1793 of St Elizabeth.
Will St Elizabeth, planter, 1793, It 1#38.
Partner: Susannah Harriott, who made deed of gift to Sarah Sinclair 20/9/1796.
2/1. Sarah Sinclair, b 9/8/1793
   (Susannah also had child Catherine Ann Malcolm b abt 1795. 

1/10. Joseph Sinclair, b abt 1763,

ch April 1768, Natural Child abt 5, St E PR V1 P29.
Executor of Edward's will 1793.
Issue of Joseph Sinclair & Ruth Million (PR: Mellin):
2/1. John Hale Sinclair, b 1790, ch 23/12/1794PR.

Slave Return, 28 June 1823, Manchester: 2 males, 1 female.
by gift from Judith Burton,
Slave return 28 June 1826, Manchester:
3 males, 1 female, same as last return.

2/2. Joseph James Sinclair, born 1792, ch 23/12/1794PR.

Slave Return, 28 June 1823, Manchester: 2 males, 1 female.
Slave return, 28 June 1826 Manchester: 2 males, 1 females, no change.

2/3. Ruth Sinclair, born abt 1800.

1/11. Ruth Sinclair b abt 1764, ch April 1768,

Natural Child abt 4 - St E PR V1 P29.

1/12. Alexander Sinclair

(mentioned as Ruth's brother in her will - not in John's will). Of Manchester. Born abt 1766. Alexander Sinclair at Prospect, St. Elizabeth, with 85 slaves in 1811.
The slave returns for Manchester 1823 & 1826 list many of his children and their slaves appearing by inheritance.
His land (585 acres) is delineated in an estate map of 1827 (Manchester 76) with his heirs portions. The property is astride the “Kings Road” from Pepper to Aligator Pond, this is the modern road from Gutters to Aligator Pond, about 2 miles up the road north from Aligator Pond; this still is agricultural land, in a broad valley: they had some “mountain” land, roughly on Plowden Hill.
This plan lists his heirs as Jos Sinclair 51A7R, Miss Bessy 71A7R, Mr Thos 71A7R, Miss Sarah 71A7R, James Sinclair 20, Joseph Sinclair not given, Miss Susan 71A7R, Miss Priscilla 71A7R, Jos Sinclair 51A7R.
Mountain Land – cont 12A1R28P each
Miss Susan, Mr Thomas, Mr Joseph, Miss Priscilla, Miss Sarah, Miss Bessy, Mr James
Slave return 1823 show 47 slaves
Slave return, Manchester 28 June, 1826 by John Lea, executor to Alexander Sinclair, senior:
Males: 23 (23 last return) Females: 29 (25 last return)

His will of 16/8/1822. Mentions Sarah dau of brother Edward, heirs of Francis Maitland, housekeeper Lucy Facey & nephews John Hale Sinclair and Joseph James Sinclair.

Slave Compensation:
Jamaica Manchester 379 (Prospect)
Claim Details & Associated Individuals
18th Apr 1836 | 56 Enslaved | £1010 11S 3D
Parliamentary Papers p. 294.
T71/915 p. 115: claim from John Lea, of Manchester, as executor of Alex. Sinclair senior.
T71/73 p. 375: enslaved persons registered in 1832 by John Lea.
Further Information
Colony Jamaica
Parish Manchester
Claim No.379
Estate Prospect
Contested Yes

Issue (ref will, & Downie, probably of Lucy Facey):
2/1. Thomas Sinclair, born abt 1788.

Will entered 28/1/1824 probably his, of Manchester.
Slave return, 28 June 1826 Manchester: 2 males, 4 females.
by Ralph Segree, executor to Thomas Sinclair.
Issue in will (by Sarah Brown??):
3/1. Edward Sinclair, ch 31/10/1826
3/2. George Horatio Sinclair, b. abt 1820, ch 31/10/1826.
3/3. Judith Sinclair, born 1819, ch 27/9/1820.
3/4. Archibald Sinclair, ch 31/10/1826.
3/5. Possibly the issue of Elizabeth Wander

(ref will codicil).
Manumission: Eliza Wander & the child with which she is enceinte, by Thos Sinclair, probate, 23/2/1824.
Priscilla Sinclair, dau of Eliza Wander appears as a slave in the June 1826 return, aged 2½.

2/2. Joseph Sinclair, b abt 1794, ch 4/9/1813

Slave Return, 28 June 1823, Manchester: 1 males, 3 female.
Slave Return, 28 June 1826, Manchester: 0 males, 1 female.
Issue of Joseph Sinclair & Mary Ann:
3/1. Andrew Sinclair, b 10/8/1834
3/2. Rudolph Sinclair, b 14/6/1839.
3/3. Louisa Sinclair, b 8/8/1843.

2/3. James Christopher Sinclair, born 1791, ch 7/5/1826.

Slave Return, 28 June 1823, Manchester: 3 males, 2 female.
Married Grace Powell, 27/10/1839,
3/1. Alexander Sinclair, b 8/3/1810, ch 19/5/1833?
3/2. James Sinclair, b at 1811.
3/3. Catherine Sinclair, b abt 1815
3/4. Annie Sinclair, b abt 1819.

2/4. Alexander Sinclair of Manchester.,

b abt 1796, ch  4/9/1813.
Slave Return, 28 June 1823, Manchester: 2 males, 2 female.
Probably dead by June 1826, from reference in slave returns.
Will entered 19/12/1829 mentions mother Lucy Facy, siblings Joseph, James, Sarah, Susannah, Priscilla, and Elizabeth. (all still living 17/11/1824)

2/5. Sarah Sinclair, b abt 1797, ch 3/12/1817.

Slave Return, 28 June 1823, Manchester: 3 males, 2 female.
Slave return, 28 June 1826, Manchester:
4 males, 2 females, increase of 1 males since last return.

2/6. Susannah Sinclair, Spinster of Manchester

Slave Return, 28 June 1823, Manchester: 2 males, 3 female.
Slave Return, 28 June 1826, Manchester: 3 males, 3 female.
Slave Compensation, possibly her:
Susannah Sinclair AWARDEE
Jamaica Manchester 26 £204 16S 9D [12 Enslaved]
Will Ent 23 Nov 1841 probably hers:
"My property call? Toy? Ball?". Dau 5 acres each.
Issue (by "good friend Ralph Segree"?):
3/1. Isabelle Sinclair, m. Mr Strupart?... her children
3/2. Esther Facey Segree,
3/3. Adeline Segree, ch 25/10/1826.
3/4. Susannah Sinclair Segree,
3/5. Rachel Segree, ch 25/10/1826. Not in will.
3/6. Sarah Victoria Segree, b 28/2/1836, ch 10/6/1838.
3/7. Lucy Facey Segree, b 18/4/1832, ch 28/9/1835.
3/8. Rebecca Fernandes Segree 5 acres each...
3/9. Matthew Segree, ch 5/10/1826.
3/10. Augustus Segree, b 6/3/1830, ch 28/9/1835.
3/11. Abraham DeSouza Segree, b 3/4/1834, ch 28/9/1835.
3/12. Rebecca Fernandes Segree, ch. 1842:

not in will - mother died at or just after birth??

My good friend Ralph Segree... executor and guardian

2/7. Priscilla Sinclair, b abt 1805, ch 7/5/1819.

Issue with John Lea:
3/1. Alexander Sinclair Lea, ch 25/10/1826.
3/2. John Sinclair Lea, ch 25/10/1826.
3/3. William A. Sinclair Lea, ch 25/10/1826.

2/8. Elizabeth Sinclair. Of Manchester,

mentions Prospect Plantation and father and brother Alexander.
Will dated 1/11/1827, ent 29/8/1833.
Issue with Jacob Segree:
3/1. Ralph Sinclair Segree, ch 25/10/1825.
3/2. Abraham Facey Sinclair Segree, ch 25/10/1825.

2/9. Judith Sinclair, born abt 1786, ch 21/12/1792.

(in land deed for 14 acres of mountain land adjoining Providence plantation from Robert Bowes 29/6/1815, ent 5/11/1821 names daughters; Alexander names grandaughters with same name).
Issue of Robert Bowes & Judith Sinclair:
3/1. Henrietta Bowes, born 9/10/1806.
3/2. Caroline Sinclair Bowes, b 24/3/1810, ch 10/5/1813.
3/3. Mary Magelina (or Sinclair) Bowes, b abt 1814. 

Issue of John Sinclair & Sarah Bonner:
1/13. John Sinclair.

Sinclairs Slave Compensation awards:
James Sinclair 5 slaves £105/9/1
Joseph Sinclair 1 slave $75/6/2
Joseph James Sinclair 2 slaves £47/3/7
Sarah Sinclair, 11 - £173/17/10
Susanna Sinclair, 12 - £204/16/9
St Elizabeth:
Sarah Sinclair: 1 - £12/16/2; 5 - £96/10/9



1.5         Burton Summary

    Our direct Burton ancestor was Judith Burton, common law wife of John Hayle Sinclair. It is not clear who she was, but she was very probably a grand daughter of Francis (died 1690) & Judith (died 1712) Burton. A fuller explanation is under Judith Burton’s entry later in this paper.
    Francis & Judith Burton appear to have come from Barbados – 3 of the children mentioned in their wills were baptised in Barbados, where Francis was a Captain in the militia and a landowner and a final legatee in Francis’s will was of Barbados. There were a number of Burtons in Barbados in the latter part of the 17thC, but it is not clear if or how they were related.
    Francis was probably born before 1642, from the times he appears in the Barbados records. A William Burton is listed in Barbados in 1638 as one of a list of holders of more than 10 acres.
    The most likely scenario is that Francis was English born, and came out, perhaps with a brother, John sometime in the 1650’s. It is just possible that a John Burton, who died in Barbados in 1669 was related to Francis, as speculated in a later paragraph on “John Burton snr & Ann”. Francis in his will makes reference to Thomas Ellicott of Barbados, who may have been related to John & Ann Burton of Barbados: Ellicotts appear as landowners in the early Barbados Maps.
    Our Jamaican Burton family start with Francis Burton who was granted 874 acres in St John’s on the Town River (Rio Cobre) in 1682. Over the next few years Francis Burton acquired several more plots of land totalling about 1600 acres. One of these was a large sugar estate in St Thomas in the Vale called Stoneland, acquired by a series of mortgage transactions. On later maps this is shown as Burton’s or Old Burton’s on the south of the Rio Magna while on the north side earlier maps show Burtons New Works, abbreviated on modner maps to “New Works”. In his will of 1690 Francis left his estate between his three sons, Nicholas, Benjamin and John (who died intestate soon after Judith), with bequests to his wife Judith and daughter. In later life, as a widow, Judith bought land in Spanish Town, presumably a town house for her old age.
    There are deeds relating to a Richard Burton, bricklayer in Kingston 1694.
Judith’s will of 1712 also made bequests to her children and grand-children. Subsequent wills of the family give a good description of the family.

A Mr Burton arrived in Jamaica Jan 1799.[103]

Mr Horace Burton died Kingston, May 1799.[104]

   A Peter Burton or Burten left a will in 1669. A Peter Burton was also listed as owning 18 acres in St Andrew in 1670 (St Catherine in Sketch Pedigrees of Jamaica 1670); this does not tie in with the area mentioned in the will of 1669 – this refers to the 120 acres in the 1669 grant. Neither of these were probably connected with our family.

Elizabeth Burton 1287 Linstead St TiV Miss Elizabeth Burton cousin to William & Elizabeth Thomas OTP, d 13 July 1742 in her 18th Yr – floor slab.
Mrs Elizabeth Burton 938 – St Cathedral wife of rev WG Burton d 22/5/1823
Rev William 1284 Rev William Godfrey Pollard Burton d Spanish Town 29/7/1847 after being rector aged 57 otp 31 yrs

Burton Time line

1635: Mention of Jo Burton arriving as a prisoner in Barbados, aged 17[105].
1649: John Burton witness to will in aged 24[106]
1660: July 10, Francis Burton witnessed a will in Barbados (Sanders/Ancestry).
1668-79: Issue of Francis & Judith Burton, Barbados.
1679: Francis B in St Michaels, Capt FB in St James, Barbados. Both the same??
1680: Capt Francis Burton still in Barbados

1661: A Jno Burton was granted land from Lord Windsor.
1664: Peter Burton granted land St C, left to John Garrett in 1669. Pro N/A.
1670 Census: Peter Burton owner of 18 acres in St Catherine.
1670: Capt John Bourden 2225 acres
1670: William Burton owner of 40 acres of land in St Catherine.
1682: Capt FB buys 150A (Rob Hippisley plat) re 51/190. 1714 to Rich Treherne.
1682: Granted Land, 18/12/1682: Platt 1B/11/2/23f25, 779A, 2 plots.
1684 Francis buys 172 acres in St Catherine from Anne (Ash) Cunningham,
(ref 41/89).
1686: Francis Burton of St Jago acquires 400 acres from Harbottle Wingfield
1688: Francis Burton, and Judith his wife mortgage re Stoneland Plantation,
1689: transactions on Stoneland – FB repossesses.
1690: Francis Burton Will: V6/126 (new index) 11/8/1690 Ent 11/2/1690-1.
1693: A Francis Burton, bachelor, leased 7 acres: who was he? (24/16)

1694: Richard Burton, Bricklayer, buys foot land in Kingston Also debts (25/63)
1700: Jno Burton, carpenter, buys footland in Port Royal.
1700: Nicholas Burton eldst son of FB sells slaves.
1701: Nicholas, Benjamin & Judith sell 50A to Nicholas Philpot. Poss Wingfield.
1707: Nicholas Burton gives land to nephew Francis Trehern
1707: Judith Burton buys town land, prob in St Jago, (41/184)
1708: Nicholas Burton sell land to nephew Francis Treherne (41/89)
1711: Jno Burton, carpenter of PR buys land in Lime St, Port Royal.
1712: Judith Burton’s will makes a number of bequests:
1714 before: Nicholas Burton dies intestate.
1714: John & Mary Burton of Port Royal, sell negroes – not our line? (51/87)
1714: Burtons to Richard Treherne 150A land re purch by FB 1682.
1720: Benjamin Burton Will.
1720: John Burton will (son of Benjamin above)
1724: A John & Dorothy Burton merchant, Port Royal sell a negro girl. (70/179)
1728: May Burton of Port Royal will proved.
1728: Benjamin Burton rents land from Zacharia Gaultier
1730: Benjamin & Thomas Burton sell negro to Judith Burton all of St E. (83/79)
1732: John & Dorothy Burton gent of Kingston, son of Mary leases land (88/83)

1742: MI St Catherine:
Miss Elizabeth Burton cousin to William & Elizabeth Thomas of this parish died 13 July 1742 in her 18th year.

1743: Thomas & Mary Burton sell slave to Henry Hudson (120/14)

1749: Francis Treherne sells slaves his daus & Thomas Burton. (137/52)

1750: Benjamin Burton & Thomas & Mary Burton sell land in Vere (140/148)
1750: Thomas & Mary Burton gift slaves to Benjamin Burton (140/157)
1751: James Burton, millwright of Westmoreland – N/A.
1754: Land: Thomas Burton: St. E 158, Clarendon 271, St. John 25, Total 454
1754: Land: Benjamin Burton, St. Elizabeth 155
1755: Deed: 161/201 Thomas Burton to Hannah Mendez Sa Negro
1755: Thomas Burton ref wife Mary Moore – deed – sale land.
1764: Thomas Burton will
1765: JHS conveys to Burton & Sinclairs land & slaves
1767: Mendez/Burton sale of land.
1783: 314/57 Judith Burton to Ruth Sinclair Sa Neg
1806: Deborah Burton granted 2 runs of land of 300 acres in St Elizabeth & Clarendon 11/2/1806 (JFS)

Early Barbados Burtons

   Early on in Barbados, several Burtons appear, none very convincing:

   The earliest are John (b abt 1618) & George (b abt 1612), both being transported to Barbados (on different ships in 1635), having taken Oaths of Allegiance & supremacy. This John is probably the one which is supposed to have gone to Salem, arriving in 1637. It is difficult to see where this idea originated, so I have no idea if it is correct! Sources quoted are: “Putnam's Month. Hist. Mag. Vol. VII, p. 302 et seq. See Pope's Pioneers, p. 83”; Pope’s Pioneers makes no mention of Barbados.
    There is some discussion on Ancestry forums that our Francis might have been one of 3 brothers in Longfield, Virginia who dealt in tobacco & his wife was Judith Allen. It seems unlikely that this is our Francis, although there are Arundell’s appearing in Virginia in Hotton’s Lists.

An example of the internet discussions of the Burtons of Barbados & Virginia follows:
This has Francis Burton, brother of John Burton of Longfield, Virgina, possibly from Longner, Shropshire:-
“Francis Burton dealt in tobacco trade in Virginia and settled in Barbados with 2 sons (which died before him) and wife Judith Allen. He died there, also.

Burton, Francis August 6, 1679, [son of Francis Burton & Judith his wife]

Burton, Georg September 24, 1679, [son of Francis Burton & Judith his wife”
What the original source for this idea is difficult to find.

A John Burton came as an indentured servant from Bristol to Barbados from Fisherton Anger (Salisbury) Indenture dated August 9 1659 to James Bennet of New Sarum, Wilts, merchant.

One source has a John Burton "from London to Barbados in 1635 age 17. By 1637 to Salem, MA, to Long Island, and then back to Barbados."

John Burton snr & Ann
planter of St Michaels, Barbados, will of 1669, proved March 1669/70,
wife Ann, eldest son John Jr, Thomas & Richard daus Elizabeth & Ann, Charles.

If John jnr was born about 1655, then he this John must have been born before 1635.

He may have been the one who was a witness to a will in 1649, then aged 24.

John snr bur Christ’s Church 13/2/1678-9.
John Burton jnr, bur Christs Church, 10/2/1678-9

The juxtaposition of John snr & John Jnr being buried 3 days apart in the same parish make it likely that they were father and son. The John in the Burton/Arudell connection was of St Michael’s Parish.

Thus this John-John line was not the one who married into the Arundell line.

Issue of John Burton snr & Ann:
All sons b aft 1650 (eldest john <21 in 1669).
1/1. John Burton jnr. – too young to be the one married to Frances A.
1/2. Richard Burton, 29/5/1659, son of John & Ann, Bap Christs Church
1/3. Ann Burton, 25/7/1665, dau of John & Ann, Bap Christs Church
1/4. Thomas Burton
1/5. Elizabeth Burton.

Joseph Burton & wife Mary in Barbados in 1709

Burton/Arundell Connection

John Burton,
married to Frances Arundell with 3 sons by 1668 must have been born well before 1650.
Arundell appear in 1675 map of Barbados, on the coast, east of Burton’s estate to the north to St Michaels (Bridgtown).

This John Burton cannot be the son of John & Ann Burton above.

A John Burton married to Frances Arundell, daughter of Robert & Frances Arundell (from RA’s Barbados will of 1668, no church record found; Capt Robert Arundell Bur St James, 14/10/1678).

Issue of John & Frances Burton, St Michaels, Barbados, (from RA will).
1/1. John Burton (jnr in RA will of 1668) – probably the John Burton died about 1720 in Jamaica.
1/2. Maudlin Burton

Probably too young – maybe the next generation.
Bap St M 1/1/1672-3 Maudlin Burton – no parents given, many like this here (Sanders P15)

1/3. Edward Burton

A possible line from this John, because of the son name Arundell, who was seen to have moved between Jamaica & Barbados:
This family appears to have moved between Jamaica and Barbados: both parents died in Port Royal, but son Arundel was married later in Barbados.

John & Mary Burton,
who died in Jamaica in 1720 & 1728, must have been born about 1665-80.

A Mary Burton buried St Andrew 15/7/1691.

As he had a son named Arundell, John must have been a son of Frances (Arundell) Burton, and was probably the John jnr in Robert Arundell’s will dated 1668.

1700 Deed[107]: buys foot land in Port Royal, a carpenter.

1710[108]: Peter Beckford lets land in Port Royal for 9.5 yrs to John Burton carpenter

1711 Deed[109]: John (a carpenter) & Mary bought foot land in Lime Street, Port Royal from Fabritius Smith (gent).

1714 Deed[110]: sells 4 slaves to John Lawrence, planter of Westmoreland. Maybe John & Mary traded in a small way in slaves?

From his will of 1720, John was a carpenter of Port Royal, and listed his children, most of whom were in Mary’s will.

2 inventories were made, the first in 1719, the second in 1720 being for items not shown before. It is assumed that they are both for our John Burton: they show tools and trade goods which a carpenter might have owned.
.. Of Port Royal shown by Robert Buckingham & Mary Burton: £360-12-6 (£170K/2015)
A second inventory … John Burton .. Which were forgot and not shown unto us .. At the first appraisement. Total second £37-5-0

Married Mary (will[112] of 1725/8 Widow of Port Royal)

2/1. John Burton, eldest son.

Was this him? 23/6/1670 Jno son of Mr John Burton St Michaels Barbados (Sanders P13)
£5 left by mother Mary Burton in 1728.
Merchant of Port Royal (1724), of Kingston in 1732
Married Dorothy Foude
1724 Deed[113]: buys slave for wife Dorothy
1732 Deed[114]: as eldest son & heir of Mary Burton, leases in Port Royal inherited from mother Mary to Ignatius Duany
A possibility:
John Burton, merchant of Port Royal
7/2/1733-4  3/96 Admon.
John Burton died intestate
Admon to John Barton trustee for children: John, Samuel, William & Mary Burton, all under 21.

2/1. Mary Burton – b say 1710ish

Mary Burton & Mr James Dewsbury married the same day as brother Arundel in Barbados, 18/7/1731. No further trace of the Dewsbury’s.

2/2. Charles Burton – in Mary’s will
2/3. William Burton
2/4. Arundel Burton – in Mary’s will.

An Arundell Burton will in Jamaica about 1784 (50/190).
Arundell Burton who appears in the Jamaica Deeds in the mid 18thC was probably of this line.

Married Elizabeth Lee, Spinster, St Michaels, Barbados 18/7/1731[115]
3/1. John Burton ch St Michael’s Barbados 3/6/1732,

son of Mr Arundell & Elizabeth Burton b 3d last June. (p 99)

3/2. Edward Burton b 17/3/1738 ch 16/2/1739, Kingston, Jamaica,

of Arundel & Elizabeth spelt Borton in Pr.

2/5. James Burton – in Mary’s will

Was this him?
Deborah Burton, dau of James Burton by Sarah May, b 15/12/1771, bap 3/8/1773 (V1 P36)

2/6. Frances Burton, married Mr. Lawrence bef 1728. In Mary’s will.
2/7. Sarah Burton married Jonathan Dennis before 1719,

marriage not found, so b bef 1700.
3/1. G/son Digby Dennis when 21 in G/mother Mary’s will of 1728

Issue of Digby & Sarah (in one case Sarah Newby)
4/1. Digby William Dennis, Port Royal, 17530905
4/2. Digby Dennis, St Catherine, 17670212
4/3. Jonathan Dennis, St Catherine 17670212
4/4. Phillip Dennis, St Catherine 17641220
4/5. Pinnock Dennis, Kingston 17600531
4/6. Thomas Dennis, Port Royal 17541017
4/7. Catherine Dennis, Port Royal 17611206
4/8. Edwin Dennis, Port Royal 17560412
4/9. George Dennis, Kingston 17581125

Mary Burton also mentioned G/sons John Samuel & William Burton when 21
St Michaels, Barbados, Frances Lawrence god mother 12/6/1724. (p73)

Who was this? Probably of the family of John & Mary Burton from Barbados:
Ch of Thomas Burton & Elizabeth Neif, bap July 1770 (St E V1 p31)
Benjamin Burton, nine years
William Burton, seven years
Grace Burton, five years
Anthony Burton, three years
Joseph Burton, 9 months old.

During his residence in England, Theodore Palaeologus had, by Mary Balls,*~* the following issue: 1. Theodore, [buried in Westminster Abbey, in 1644?] ; 2. John; 3. Ferdinand [the Barbadian] ; 4. Mary, [d. unm.] ; 5. Dorothy, [wife of William Arundel, married 1656].

John Burton of Christ Church, will 1678/9, wife Agnis, sons Thomas & Richard, daus Elizabeth & Ann.
Elizabeth Burton, 22/1/1663-4, dau of John & Agnes, Bap Christs Church
Agnes Burton, widow St Georges 55 acres & 17 negroes

Mar C/C 5/12/1672 John Burton & Judith Griffin (p331).
Mar St C, Jamaica, Frances Burten, 1684

28/11/1678 Charles ye son of John & Elizabeth Burton bur C/C.

Richard Burton buying land in Kingston 1694.

Robert Burton of Barbados

A Robert Burton’s will of 1675 seems to have had no family, but owned slaves formerly belonging to Francis Smith.
A Robert Burton given freedom by Francis Smith’s will of 1671
A Robert Burton witness to wills in 1652 & 1663

Jacob Burton of Barbados

9/9/1694 St M, Barbados, Mary dau of Jacob & Mary Burton (p34)
Will of John Spring St M 8/11/1698 Friends Jacob Burton of St M and Mary Burton his wf xtrs. (p330)

There is also a mention of a Cornet Francis Burton as Cornet as a member of a troop of horse of the Leeward Islands 1 July 1680, Nevis Calendar of State Papers.

Francis Burton in Antigua

A Lieutenant Francis Burton had 300 acres in Antigua in 1683[116].

Langord Oliver documents a Burton tree descending from Capt Francis Burton. In the same section of his volume 1, there is an extract from Barbados parish records of Francis Burton, which we know of. These 2 together may be one of the causes of confusion between the various Francis Burtons in the West Indies and Virginia.


     The connection with Ellacott in Jamaica is via a Mrs Judith Burton who married Thomas Ellacott in 6/3/1678-9; she was very probably the widow of John Burton, who married Judith Griffin in 1672 in Christ Church, Barbados. Lt Thomas Ellacott was a deponent in a Barbados will of 1680[117]. Thomas Ellacott, husband of Judith, died abt 1692.
     Francis Burton makes Thomas Ellicott of Barbados an heir “of last resort” failing all others. It is probable that Francis Burton was closely related to this John, maybe a brother. No will or other evidence of a suitable John Burton has appeared (8/2013).
      In 1674, Ellacot appear a few miles North of St Michaels (Bridgetown) Barbados with a cattle mill, and still there in 1722, Also E & N of St James.
      This John Burton does not fit well with the 2 distinct John Burtons shown above; it is just possible that he was John jnr, son of John & Ann Burton, but wife Judith married Thomas Ellicott an indecently(!) short time after John’s burial. If that were the case, John Burton snr (will of 1669) might have been Francis’s brother, and John who married Judith, Francis’s nephew. All very speculative.

Thomas Ellacott snr:

Probably dead before 1679
1650, witness to will then aged 24.
1658 & 1669 Witness to wills
Ref Wills of Richard & Joane Vines (1651 & 1669)

1679: Widow Ellicott, 86 acres, 10 negroes, St Andrews. Hotton.

Married Margaret Vines, dau of Richard & Joane Vines[118] of St Michaels
Margaret’s will of 1680/4[119]

1/1. Thomas Ellacott (JV will & ME will) died abt 1692 (his will)

Married Judith Burton, St M 6/3/1678-9, probably the widow of John Burton who she married at St Michael’s Barbados, 5/12/1672 as Judith Griffin.
She remarried Mr Smith & her will of 1708, widow of St M. Alive 1692.
Mentioned in sister Margaret’s will.
Omitted Chapters from Hotten's Original list (Ancstry.com image):
Barbados: A list containing the Mrs & Mistresses of Plantations, Quantities of acres, Number of householders serving for themselves, tenants, freemen & servants within the Division of Capt Humphrey Waterman’s Company (6 Jan 1679):
Mr Thomas Ellicot 100 acres, 3 freemen.
A list of the troop of horse under Capt John Merricke
these persons doe not appear: Mr Tho Ellicott & 1 horse.

Thomas Ellacott witness of a will in 1688[120].
Issue (his will 1692)
2/1. Thomas Ellacott – final legatee in Francis Burton’s will of 1690

Mrs Susanna Ellacott (wife of Capt Thomas in birth in 1711) a godmother in a Barbados birth 1722.
Mentioned in sister Margaret’s will

Barbados St Michael’s Marriages: 1/1/1701-2 Mr Thomas Ellicott & Mrs Susana Butterworth.
3/1. Judith Ellicott, b & bur June 1703 (MI)

Died aged 20 hours (MI) PR: 12/6/1703.

3/2. Susanna Ellicot

Died 5/10/17?? Aged 20 days (VLO MI)

2/2. John Ellacott – alive 1708
2/3. Richard Ellacott
2/4. Judith Ellacott
2/5. Margaret Ellacott
2/6. Mary Ellacott – alive & unm 1708

1/2. Vines Ellicott (JV will) (b. bef 1657 re dep 26/8/1657, RV will)

Referred to as cousin to Thomas Lukumbe in the latter’s will of 1681
Vines had land in St Michaels 1685-6
Tickets granted ... for the departure off this Island ... (Hotton):
Vines Ellicott in the ship supply for Boston John Mellowes Commander – security. 24/5/1679.
A Vines Ellicott “MA St Davids” 1704 – JFS.

1/3. Dau Ellicot, d bef 1680 (ME will), M. Mr Jeffers/Jefferys

Vines Jefferys (ME Will) – in Antgoe in 1704 (JJ Will)
John Jefferys (ME Will) – d 1704 (Will)

Issue of JJ:
John Jefferys
Valentine Jefferys.

1/4. Henry Ellacott, b. aft 1659 (ME Will) – had issue – alive 1708.

Mentioned in sister Margaret’s will.

1/5. Richard Ellacott, b. aft 1659 (ME Will)
1/6. Margaret Ellacott, b. aft 1662 (ME Will) – her will spinster 1691[121].
1/7. Mary Ellacott, b. aft 1662 (ME Will)
1/8. Lucretia Ellacott, b. aft 1664 (ME Will)

Her will[122] of 1718, widow of St Michaels
Married Mr Croxon, died bef 1718.
John Nicholas Croxon

Burtons Plantations - Rose

Will of Thomas Rose 1724 PCC Canterbury Prob 11/600

Thomas Rose was born in Jamaica about 1689 the son of Francis Rose from Mickleton Gloucestershire and Elizabeth Price. He married Elizabeth Fuller on 30 April 1713 in Spanish Town, Jamaica. She died in October 1722 and Thomas subsequently travelled to England with his mother, where he died in Red Lyon Square London in November 1724.



In the Name of God Amen
I Thomas Rose late of the parish of St Catherines and Island of Jamaica Esq but now of the Kingdom of Great Britain being of Sound and disposing mind and memory praised be God for the same doe make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following
Imprimis I commend my Soul to God my Creator hoping through the Mediation of my Saviour to be made partaker of life Everlasting as to what worldly Estate it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I will and dispose of it as followeth I will and ordain that all my just debts Legacies and funerall Expenses be first paid out of all my whole Estate real and personall whatsoever and wheresoever
Item I give devise and bequeath unto my dear and well beloved Mother two Thousand pounds Sterling money of Great Brittain all my plate however in England or in Jamaica my Charriot and two Coach Horses
Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Aunt Elizabeth Bush Fifty pounds Sterling money of Great Brittain yearly and every year during her Naturall life
Item I give devise and bequeath unto her son my Cousin Francis Bush the sume of two hundred pounds Sterling money to be paid him within twelve months after my death
Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Cousin Elizabeth Snell twenty five pounds Sterling money yearly and every year during her naturall life
Item I give devise and bequeath unto my cousin Christian Price five hundred pounds Current money of Jamaica to be paid her within Six months after my death
Item I give devise and bequeath unto Mrs Anne Beckford the daughter of Peter Beckford of the Island of Jamaica Esq two thousand pounds Current money of Jamaica to be paid her within twelve months after my death
Item I give to Henry Byndloss the Son of Polnik Byndloss of the island of Jamaica one thousand pounds current money of Jamaica to be paid him at his age of twenty one years
Item I give devise and bequeath unto Jane Byndloss the daughter of the said Polnik five hundred pounds current money of Jamaica to be paid her at the age of twenty one years or day of Marriage which shall first happen
Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Friend William Cockburn five hundred pounds Sterling money of Great Brittain to be paid him within Six months after my death
Item I give devise and bequeath unto Capt Digby Gent five hundred pounds Sterling money of Great Brittain to be paid him in Six months after my death
Item I give devise and bequeath unto Collo Twogood two hundred pounds Sterling money of Great Britain and do Release unto him whatever sume of money I might claime of him for Commission as his Attorney Item whereas Jno Gregory is indebted to me upon Bond I will that the said Bond be released unto him cancelled and do remit and release to him the said debt
Item Whereas William Aikenhead is indebted to me upon Bond I will that the said Bond be delivered up to him Cancelled and do remitt and Release to him the said debt
Item I give devise and bequeath unto the Churchwardens of the parish of St Catherines in the Island of Jamaica for the time being one hundred pounds Current money of Jamaica yearly and every year for and during the space of ten years next after my death to be laid out by them and Expended in maintenance of poor Children of the Said parish and putting them apprentices to trades
Item I do manumise and make free my Negro Slaves Molly and Grace with their and each of their future Issue and Encrease and I do give and to each of my said two Slaves Six pounds a year yearly and every year during their Naturall lifes respectively
Item I do manumise and make free my Negro Saboe and I doe give unto him twelve pounds a year yearly and every year during his Natural life
Item I do manumise and make free his Wife Calia and all her Encrease Item I do manumise and make free Mimba and all her Encrease
Item I do manimuse my Slave Scotland Item I do manumise and make free my Slave Abba (alias Mary) from and after the decease of my mother to whom I will her during her naturall life/
Item it is my will and desire that all the money due to me in Jamaica be forthwith called in by my Executor in Jamaica and by him remitted to Great Brittain to Mr Samuel Bernard and Mr John Serocold of the City of London Merchants which with the money I have in their and each of their hands I will and desire may be by them laid out as Soon as conveniently may be in the purchase of Land in that part of the Kingdom of Great Brittain called England in the names of and to and for the use of my Cousins Charles Price and Thomas Price Sons of my Unkle Charles Price of the parish of St Johns in the Island of Jamaica Esq and the Heirs of their bodys equally to be divided between them and in case of the said Charles Price or Thomas Price death or either of them without Heirs of his body then to the Survivor of them and to the Heirs of his body lawfully begotten and for want of Such Heirs to my Said Unkle Charles Price and his Heirs for ever/
Item I give devise and bequeath my Plantan Walk and Land at the Megotty in the parish of St Thomas in the Vale and adjoyning to any of my three Plantations or Sugar works my Land in the parish of St Mary commonly called by the name of Bagnalls Tuket my pen and pen land at Cuthroath Gully in the parish of Saint Catherines to Such person and persons respectively as shall have and Enjoy my three Sugar works or Estates in the parish of St Thomas in the Vale commonly known and called by the names of the old plantation Burtons and the new Works and that they respectively have such Estate and Estates in the Said Plantan Walk and Land at the Megotty the Pen and Penland and the Land called Bagnells Tuket as they Shall Respectively have in the said three Estates or Sugar works whether in Possession Remainder or Revertion it being my will and meaning that the said Plantan Walk and Land at the Megotty Pen and Pen Land and the land called Bagnalls Tuket should be deemed and taken as appendant and appurtenent to my said three Estates or Sugar works in the parish of St Thomas in the Vale for ever to go along and be Enjoyed occupied for the use and benefit of my Said three Estates/
Item all the rest Residue and Remainder of my whole Estate reall personall and mixt whatsoever and wheresoever I give devise and bequeath to my said cousins Charles Price and Thomas Price sons of my said Unkle Charles and to the Heirs of their body equally to be divided and in case of the death of Either of them without Heirs of his body to the Survivor of them and the Heirs of his body and for want of Such Heirs to my said Unkle Charles Price and his Heirs for ever/
Item it is my will and pleasure and I desire that what can be conveniently of the Sugar or other produce of the Jamaica Estate herein before devised to my cousins Charles and Thomas Price be yearly Shipd by my said Unkle Charles Price untill the Respective ages of my Said Cousins of twenty one years unto the said Samuel Bernard and John Serocold of London Merchant to be by them laid out in the purchase of Lands in that part of Great Brittain called England in the names of and for the use of my said Cousins Charles and Thomas Price and the Heirs of their bodys equally to be divided and in the case of the death of Either of them without Heirs of his body lawfully begotten then to the Survivor and the Heirs of his body and for want of Such Heirs to and for the use of my said unkle Charles Price and his Heirs for ever and
Lastly I Nominate and appoint the said Samuel Bernard and John Serocold of London Merchants Executors of this my last will and Testament for my Estate in Great Brittain and my said unkle Charles Price Executor for my Estate in Jamaica and I do give my said three Executors twenty pounds Sterling Each to buy them mourning and I do hereby revoke and [illegible] all former and other Wills by me heretofore made and declare this only to be my last will and Testament in Testimony whereof I have hereunto put my hand and Seale this Seventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred twenty and four. Tho: Rose Signed Sealed and published by the Testator (the paper being first duly Stampt) as his last will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence Subscribed our names as Witness Tho Barrow Tho: Pickhavor Thomas Clarke

Probate was granted in London to Samuel Barnard and John Serocold on 23 November 1724

Thomas Rose
Profile & Legacies Summary 1689 - 12th Nov 1724
Son of Francis Rose (1656-1720) and his wife Elizabeth nee Price. Born in Jamaica c. 1689. Inherited a life interest in the Jamaican property of his father - Burton's, Savanna (or Old Works) and Rose Hall (or New Works), Bagnall's Thicket (later The Decoy), land in Halfway Tree and two houses in Spanish Town. When Thomas died without issue, the life interest was passed to his mother Elizabeth and then the estates were inherited by his first cousin John Rose.
Thomas was married to Elizabeth Fuller (1699-1722) and described as of Red Lyon Square at his burial in St Andrew, Holborn, 14/11/1724.
Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) Vol. V pp. 130-135.

Michael Craton and James Walvin, A Jamaican Plantation. The History of Worthy Park 1670-1970 (W.H. Allen, London and New York, 1970) pp. 54-55.

Anne M. Powers, 'Descendants of Thomas Rose', http://aparcelofribbons.co.uk/wp-content/paf_files/roseofjam/pafg02.htm#175 [accessed 30/03/2015].
Ancestry.com, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].
Further Information
Absentee? Transatlantic?Spouse: Elizabeth Fuller

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    Francis Burton was probably born before 1642 as he witnessed a will in 1660 in Barbados, and his first recorded son was born in 1668. The most likely scenario is that Francis was UK born, and came out, perhaps with a brother, John sometime in the 1650’s. He was buried in St Catherine, Jamaica, 10 July 1690: “Captain Francis Burton in the Church”PR; being buried in the church indicates he was a man of some importance.

     There were several other Burtons in & from Barbados. One of whom was a carpenter in Port Royal.

     Whilst the origins and birth date of Francis Burton are not known, he must have come to Jamaica from Barbados as he referred in his will to property in Jamaica and elsewhere, and a final legatee was Thomas Ellicot of Barbados (see notes below). He, his wife Judith, sons John, Benjamin & Nicholas, dau Ann (ref will of Ann Aldworth[123]) and 2 other sons Francis and George appear in the Barbadian records. The earliest mention of Francis Burton in Barbados was as a witness to a will in 1660[124]. There are a number of mentions of Francis Burton in Barbados in addition to the baptisms of his children. In 1680, Francis Burtons had 130 acres and 60 negroes in St Michaels and Capt Francis Burton 15 acres in St James[125]. In 1679, Captain Francis Burton was in the Militia and a resident of St James[126]. It seems probable that there were 2 Francis Burtons in Barbados at this time, one in St Michaels, the other in St James; from the baptism of his children, our ancestors, in St Michaels, our Francis might have been a resident of that parish, but as he is consistently referred to as Captain Francis, and that there are no extant records for St James before 1678, it is probable our Francis was the resident of St James and a relatively small land owner. American sources have had discussions that Francis was one of 3 Burton brothers, 2 of whom settled in Virginia, and the 3rd Francis, a tobacco trader, settled in Barbados. This could make the St Michael Francis the tobacco trader referred to by Virginia researchers. By 1722, Burtons had disappeared from Barbados. Just to confuse the issue further, the Francis Burton claimed by the Virginian idea also had a wife Judith, but there is some variations over which generations in this case are being discussed by the internet chat rooms.
    He was described as a Lieutenant at his first son’s baptism in St Michaels in 1668, and at later baptisms as Captain. In Jamaica in all cases bar one, he is referred to as Francis Burton, the exception being in a deed of 1714 (51/190) when as hs called Captain, referring to his will: there is no doubt that the Captain Francis is the same as the one we regard as our ancestor.
     The last mention of Captain Francis Burton in Barbados was in 1680[127], when he and his daughter Ann are mentioned, and he first appears in Jamaican records in 1682, when he bought 150 acres in St Thomas in the Vale[128], close to where he was granted 779 acres very soon after. There are later entries for Francis Burton (ie not Captain) in Barbados.
     One of the pressures that pushed the Barbadian settlers towards Jamaica was the reducing proftability of the smaller sugar estates as the first flush of fertility disappeared. There was then a trend towards fewer, bigger estates. For the owners of the small estates, there was a considerable attraction in the undeveloped and unclaimed lands of Jamaica. Captain Francis Burton was probably one of these; from his commercial activities on arrival in Jamaica, he must have arrived with some financial resources, perhaps from selling his Barbadian estate.

Francis Burton in the Barbados:

1660 July 10: Francis Burton witnessed a will in Barbados (Sanders/Ancestry).

December 1679: Capt Francis Burton inhabitant of 15 acres St James (Hotton).
Francis Burton 130 acres, 60 negroes, St Michaels, 1680. (Hotton)
1680: Capt Francis Burton as “friend” in will of Ann Aldworth, Barbados, 12/12/1680; also mentioned is Ann, dau of Francis Burton. (Sanders 1 p3)

1675 Map[129]: Burton appear to the NNE of Bridgtown (wind & cattle mill) and also SE of Charles town, Christ Church Parish (cattle mill). The Ellacotts were neighbours. NB MAP WEST UP!

Barbados Parishes

Barbados Militia:

The military ranks adopted by many of the early settlers in the west were in the militia. Most able bodied men were members of militia troups as regular troops did not seem to be based in the colonies.

6/1/1679: Francis Burton, Capt in Colonel William Bate’s Regiment of Foot[130].
Capt Francis Burton’s company, Officers & Private Soldiers: 92
Wanting in appearance Capt Burton’s co 17
John Burton, Sergeant.
From Hotton’s Original List, omitted chapters (google books) (P169).
Colonel Bate’s Regiment of Foot, January 6th 1679:
inter al: Francis Burton, Captaine.
Barbados 1 April 1680:

1336. xxviii. Nominal Rolls of the Companies of the Hon Colonel Christopher Lyne's Regiment of Foot:—
Captain Burton's Company, 3 commissioned officers, 89 rank and file

Barbados, Hotton:
Omitted Chapters from Hotton’s:
John Burton buried from Capt Samuel Lamberts 14/9/1679
Col Lyne’s Regiment of Foot
A List of the Company under the Comand of the Hon Coll Christopher Lyne 6/1/1679: Housekeepers & Freemen: Richard Burton
Coll Samuel Troop of Horse:
Mr Thomas Burton.

Francis Burton in Jamaica:

    He may have made land in St Thomas-in-the-Vale his principle residence (re deed in 1700 where he is described as of St Thomas, probably Stoneland Plantation, presumably a sugar estate. This is shown on the 1684 Bochart & Knollis Map.

1682 grant for 874a in St John’s & St Thomas
1682: buys 150a land patented to Robert Hippisley. Goes to Ben & Nick.
date?: bought 50 acres in St Jago Savanna.
1684: bought 172a in St Catherine. Spilt between sons. (effectively Ben & Nick). ½ from Nick to Francs Treherne.
1686: Acquired 400 acres from Wingfield.
1688/9: Acquired Stoneland Plantation, 1065a, in St Thomas.
1701: 50 acres Maggotty Savannah in Clarendon bought by FB in lifetime, sold by 2 sons & widow. Where?

Upper Rio Cobre or Black River Land

1683[131]: Bought 150a of land from Geoffrey Reaves in St Thomas in the Vale, formerly St John. The land was part of a patent[132] to Robert Hippsley late of St Catherine, for 590 acres in St Thomas in the Vale, N on the Black/Blue Mtn, E&S on Maj George Reid, W on the King's land. Robert Hippsley on 10/6/1682 sold it to Jeffrey Reaves late of St Thomas in the Vale 150 acres of the 590 acres, the 150 acres being sold immediately to Francis Burton. Plats for Hippesley, Francis Burton and George Reid appear to connect well, with Francis Burton’s 95 acres between them.

This land went to his sons Benjamin  & Nicholas John having died soon after hso father. Nicholas Burton’s ½ went to his son Francis, who sold it to Richard Treherne.
Benjamin’s half was sold by his son, Benjamin, to Robert Tredaway in 1718[133].

1682: Granted Land[134]:
874 acres of which 779 acres were in St John’s and 95 in that part of St Thomas in the Vale which was formerly St John’s (St Thomas was carved out of St John precinct between 1670 & 1675), part of an Order for 2000 acres. On the Town River (River Cobre); the plat only shows 2 plots, 344 acres and 95 acres. The patent[135] gives text descriptions of all the plots, but no plats. From that, it is clear that the remaining 435 acres are to the west as indicated on Edward Hilliard’s plat; it was probably a rectangular plot similar to the others there.
    The 344 acres borders north on the “alias the Town River” (Rio Cobre), South & east on Rocks & West on Edward Hilliard (his plat fits to this one and describes the “Rio Cobre alias the Town River”)). Hilliard & Burton (344) show the Rio Cobre, although its alignment is not particularly good. Hilliard borders to the Francis Burton to the West along the south bank of the river. This is were the remaining 435 acres lay.
    Neighbour Edward Hilliard’s plat joins well to the Burton plats. “Fra” Burton shown on the west side of Edward Hilliard. Some doubt exists about the orientation; the Burton plat has no north, and that on the Hilliard plat shows the river flowing west-east: not much of the river lies this way.
    From the description in the patents, this land was definitely in St John and must therefore have been on the south bank of what is now called the Black River, which is the northern St John boundary, by Robertson 1804, and what Craskel, 1763, shows as a westward, un-named tributary of the Rio Cobre just north of the St John boundary. Bochart & Knollis 1684 show Burton’s sugar estate in this general area, although a little further north, but not on a river.
     The 1747 Bowen map shows “Bourden” on a westward tributary of the Rio Cobre. This may be the place; the rivers and parish boundaries north of Bog Walk are very inconsistent between the various 18thC maps: the 1804 map is probably the most reliable.

The modern 1:50,000 map shows the upper reaches of the Rio Cobre as the Black River, roughly from Linstead upstream. Just north of Linstead, it turns West: there is a fairly distinctive bend in the river which could fit that shown on the 1682 plats.

The Burton/Hippsely patents would fit in roughtly the left hand 2 mile square on the south side of the river. (!:50,000 1958 edition).

    The 95 acres borders George Read & Robert Hipesly. Patents for Read and Hippesley can be arranged such that the 95 acre Burton plat fits between them: they show a boundary to the north of Hippesley on Mount Diabolo, and west on Bleu Mountain: Read also bounds west on Blue Mountain. Liddel 1888 shows both these mountains in their correct position to the North & north west of Ewarton. This area could have been on the low ground to the west of Ewarton, stretching down to the upper reaches of the Black River (Rio Cobre), Read bounding south on “the river”. This puts the 95 acre plot a mile or 2 to the north west of the bigger areas south of the river.

Other Land

1684: deduced from a deed[136] in 1707 between Nicholas Burton & Francis Treherne, Francis Burton bought 172 acres in St Catherine. ½ of this land went to Francis’s son Nicholas, who gave it to Francis Treherne in 1707. The woodland was patented[137] in 1675 to Ann Ash (she later married David Cunningham of St David), in St Catherine 172 acres near the Kepe (? Page torn) Savanna,  NE on Thomas Andrews SE on Mrs Ann Netts SW on Wasteland NW on Edward Bolt. In the deed dated 2/3/1684 she sold it to Francis Burton of St Catherine.

    1685 Deed[138]: 400 acres were patented[139] in 1674 by Humphrey Knollis in St Catherine south of St Jago town (NE on small mountain, at lower end of St Jago Savanah, S on Gt mountain & John Eubanks, SW on William Butler & WN on unpossessed land). In 1681 he sold it to Harbottle Wingfield of Port Royal who then sold it by deed in 1685 to Francis Burton of St Jago for £170. This may have been a mortgage.
1686: Mortgage? With Harbottle Wingfield for land in St Jago Savannah (Plat 1B/11/2/7f81, Humphrey Knowles/Knollis 1674 400 acres south of St Jago)

1686 Deed[140]: Sells 200 acres of land, recently bought, to George Needham & John Archer, for a profit! The land was at Two Mile Wood in St Catherine which was a short distance SW of Spanish Town on Harper 1683. The land passed through 3 other owners between 1679 & 1686. Francis Burton was probably financing the deals.

Stoneland Plantation.

    Stoneland became the family’s principal holding, though by 1785 seems to have passed out of their hands; it became “Burtons” & Burton’s New Works to the East of Linstead. In the 1900 Jamaica Handbook, New Works was in Clarendon and owned by FW Aris as a banana & Cocoa plantation. Craskel of 1763 shows Old Burton & New Burton cattle sugar mills on either side of the Rio Magno Gully.
     Francis Burton acquired 1065 acres of this estate with a mortgagge from Captain Robert Hewitt. He defaulted but the mortgage was taken over by Roger Elletson in 1686 for £3000 who then sold it to Thomas Ballard jnr in 1688. The Burtons paid it off for £3500 in 1689.
     An estate plan of 1785 shows Burton’s Great House, Burton’s Works & “New Works”, a plan of 1811 ahows similar. The 1785 plan of the river agrees very closely with Google maps and the 1:50,000 1950’s map, almost within the limits of river bed changes over 200 years. The junction of the Rio Magno and the Black River/Rio Cobre at the SW corner of the extracts shown below is on the NW edge of Linstead. The 2 estate maps seem to be drawn to establish the boundaries and areas of the estates, probably by new owners.

Craskell 1763                         Estate Plan St Catherine 1043 1785

The Hilliard land on the Estate Plan is described as in the Maggotty Savanna, on the north side of the Rio Magno.
Most of the areas shown on this plan are mid to late 1660’s surveys, and are in St John.

Deed 1701[141]: ...Francis Burton, gent, in his lifetime bought land in Maggotty Savannah in St Jago now in Clarendon, 50 acres South on Maj George Reid, West on Robert Nelson & Camp? Gully....
Probably up river from St Jago towards Moneague. This land was sold by Judith, Benjamin & Nicholas in 1701 to Nicholas Philpot of St Thomas in the Vale, planter for £40 (£20K 2015) 11/11/1701.
   The Magotty Savanna is up river from St Jago towards Moneague on one old map (Bowen 1747). Capt George Reid’s Plat[142] for 149 acres was on the north side of Town River (Rio Cobre), therefore probably NW of Linstead, where the river turns west and becomes the Black River.

Several deeds give the history of Stoneland Plantation in St Thomas (in the Vale):
1688 Deed[143]: Francis Burton, Gentleman of St Jago and Judith his wife had mortgaged to Captain Robert Hewitt late of Jamaica 1065 acres in St Thomas in the Vale called Stoneland Plantation, complete with Boiling House, Curing House, Still house, Mill House & 67 negroes, 5 Coppers and 2 Stills.
21 men, 10 boys, 28 women, 7 girls, 12 mules, 2 horses, 35 cattle, 6 coppers, 2 stills and worms. Hewitt was an original grantee of the eastern part of the Stoneland Estate. Francis repossessed this as Hewitt was in arrears and resold it to Roger Elletson for £3000 (£1.35M 2015), for reasons not immediately apparent, the property was sold to Thomas Ballard Junr and then back to Francis in a Deed[144] 9/1689. Thomas Ballard was a grantee of substantial lands on the Eastern boundary of Hewitt/Stoneland.
2 Estate maps show the Burton plantations, the first in 1785 at the desire of Charles Price, and the other covering the same area, and confirming changes in 1811 at the desire of Francis Graham.
In 1785, Burtons was measured as 1146, but mortgaged as 1281. Wallens were to the north, but it appears from the Almanacs that John Chorley and then John Blackburn had taken over Burtons and surrounding land.

Francis’s Will[145]:
of St Catherine’s Dated 11/8/1690
To wife Judith 1/3 of estate in lieu of her dower for her natural life. After her decease to my three sons Nicholas John and Benjamin.
To wife one negro woman and her 2 children, one horse and decent furniture for one chamber
To dau Ann £100 when 16, £50 for maintenance and education to 16 years and one negro woman
Wife to have the privilege of one negro for her and Ann
Remainder to sons Nicholas, John & Benjamin.
If sons die without issue, estate to go to Ann. If Ann dies without issue, goes to Thomas Ellicot son of Thomas Ellicot, in Barbados.

As his son John died soon after the probating of Francis’s will, all the property devolved onto Nicholas & Benjamin; this is confirmed in several deeds.

Thomas Ellicot son of Thomas & Judith (Burton) Ellicot. Se intro for Ellacotts of Barbados.

No inventory found for Francis.

At his death, Francis appears to have owned:
172 acres in St Catherine, patented to Ann Ash.

½ sold in 1707 for 2/- by Nicholas Burton to Francis, son of Richard & Ann Treherne.

789 acres on the south side of the Black River (Rio Cobre).
95 acres on the south side of Mount Diabolo, by patent.

½ of 874 acres to Nicholas inherited by son Francis, who sold it in 1716.
the other half inherited by Benjamin sold in 1718.

150 acres on the south side of Mount Diabolo, by purchase.

½ to Nick, to Francis to Richard Treherne
the other half inherited by Benjamin sold in 1718.

1065 acres in St Thomas at Stoneland (east of Linstead), name confirmed by 1688 deed.
50 acres on the Magottty Savanna. Sold whole in 1701.
2331 acres in total.

Jamaica Almanac:
1811 (1809): Burton’s: John Chorley, 62/0, New Works: John Blackburn, 213/20
1812 (1811): Burton’s: John Chorley, 60/0, Blackburn: Wallen’s etc, 437
1816 (1815): John Blackburn: Wallens, 234/156, Burton’s, 55/69, New Works, 204/184
1817: John Blackburn, Wallens, 234/144, Burton’s & New Works, 260/361
1818: John Blackburn, Wallens, 213/167, Burton’s & New Works, 219/286
1820: John Blackburn, Wallens, 241/9, Burton’s & New Works, 253/97
1821: John Blackburn, Wallens, 239/2, New Works, 342/74
1822: John Blackburn, Wallens, 237/184, New Works, 350/306
1823: John Blackburn, Wallens, 239/185, New Works, 310/286
1824: John Blackburn, Wallens, 313/175, New Works, 308/323
1833: John Blackburn still.
1838: Henry Lowndes: New Works 220, Wallens 220.
1840: Henry Lowndes, New Works 2060 acres, Wallens 1760
1845: A Sutherland, New Works, 2000 acres.

Sir Charles Price appears to have been the owner of Stoneland in Estate Map 1043, me was a Member of the Assembly for St Thomas in 1751 & 1785.

Judith Burton

Bur St Catherine 13 March 1713, widow.

    Her origins and maiden name are unknown, but she and Francis were married before they left Barbados.
    After Francis’s death, she lived in St Jago; from a later deed, her son-in-law, Richard Treherne took over the houwse, presumably with his wife, Ann. He bought an adjacent property in 1731.
    In her will, she specifically left her books to her son Benjamin, indicating she (and Benjamin) was literate and had some education.

    Grandson John (ch 1701), son of Benjamin, refers to a legacy from his late grandfather Elisha Clark of Vere. As John’s other grandfather was very probably Maskall, the reference could have been to John’s Great Grandfather: if so, this makes Judith a Clark. An Elisha Clark was ch Vere 19/8/1716 of George & Joan.
Jane & Elisha Clark were landowners about the turn of the 18thC from a grant[146] in 1665 for 240 acres in Clarendon (in what became Vere). The Booths had land around this plot.
    In a deed[147] of 1694, Thomas Rowland sells Judith Burton, widow of St Catherine 90’x44’ of land for £5 (probably in St Jago de la Vega, although not specified), and in a later deed[148] of 1707 she buys town land, again assumed to be in St Jago – as her retirement home; probably the house & land where she now lives in mentioned in her will, lefdt to her grand daughter, Sarah Treherne.
    In 1701, Judith and her 2 sons Nicholas and Benjamin sold the 50 acres Francis had bought in the Magotty Savanna.

Her will[149] of 1712 makes a number of bequests:
A Widow of St Catherine, “weak”.

First to my son Benjamin Burton one negro boy by the name of Jack also one small feather bed and bolster and two pillows
I give to my daughter Ann Trehern one negro woman by the name of Moll also a negro boy by name Dick
I give to my grand son John Burton the son of my son Benjamin Burton one negro man by the name of Tom
I give to my grand son Francis Trehern the son of my daughter Ann Trehern one mulata man named Sambo but if he should dye before the age of 21 then I give to his mother Ann Trehern
I give to Mary Burton the daughter of my son Nicholas Burton one negro woman by name Maddam and her daughter by name Hannah also my bed and furnishings but if she should die before the age of eighteen years or day of marriage then the negroes to go to my son Benjamin Burton, the bed furniture to my daughter Ann Trehern
I give to Ellbaton Burton the daughter of my son Benjamin Burton one negro girl by name of Black Sarah but if she should dye before the age of eighteen or day of marriage then to go to her brother Thomas Burton
I give to Sarah Hunt the daughter of my daughter Ann Trehern six slaves by name Jobo and her three children by name Jesse Castor and Page also Mary her son a mulata by the name of Tom but if she dye before the age of twenty one or marriage then to be to go to her mother with her three children aforenamed with all their increase and as to Naney her son and all her increase beside to go to my son Benjamin and his heirs
I give to Sarah Hunt the daughter of my daughter Ann Trehern my house and land that I doe now live in but if the said Sarah Hunt should dye before the age of twenty or day of marriage then to go to Mary Burton her heirs but neither of her brothers neither Francis nor John Burton but to go to Ellbaton Burton.
I give to Sarah Hunt the daughter of my daughter Ann Trehern one English down bed and bolster two pillows of the same down, curtains, and vallins?? Of Garlickow Dimmite counterpain fringeround about now in the hands of her mother. I give her two pair of Garlick sheets two pairs of pillows on dozen of fine Osbrig napkins work with Blew thread and mark with the same thread with three letters EBI one diaper table cloth five towels but if she should die before the age of one and twenty years or day of marriage then to go to her mother Ann Trehern
I give to Francis Burton and his brother John the sons of my son Nicholas Burton to each of them a shill apiece for their disobedience to me
I give to Benn Burton and his brother Thomas six silver spunes between them marked with IB also two silver forks marked IB also two sliver forks marked IB
I give old Bess to Sarah Hunt and Mary Burton
I give my books to my son Benjamin Burton
As to the small quantity or goods and linen that doth belong to my house I do give it to my daughter Ann Trehern
As to my wearing clothes I give them to Sarah Hunt & Mary Burton my grand children
And as to my funeral charges it is my desire that I may be laid in my grave with as little charges as may be,

The name Trehern is spelt various ways in the original text, a file copy of the original.

Son Benjamin Burton, Richard & Ann Treherne, were directed to look after the estate, but were not formally decribed as executors, so Administration deeds[150], appointed them, and then Benjamin renounced his executorship.

Inventory of 1713[151]:

...widow late of the Town of St Jago de la Vega (modern day Spanish Town) .. Shown by Richard Treherne, Cooper her administrator - at the end he is only named as Richard Treherne (no Cooper – which was his trade).
Left 14 slaves and a good list of household goods, a few chickens and a gold ring – presumably her wedding ring, total £592-14-6d.

Issue of Francis & Judith Burton:
(JB will 1712)

1/1. Nicholas Burton (FB & JB Will)

Ch St Michaels Barbados of Mr Fra: Burton 4/6/1670
Eldest son of Francis & Judith Burton.[152]
Specified in mother’s will.
Died: 1712-1714 – no trace of will or inventory – died intestate[153].
Inherits ½ of Francis’s land on death of brother John by 1701.
From a deed where Nicholas’s son, Francis, sold some of the 874 acres “inherited from his father”, it would appear that Nicholas took the 874 acres of the original grant, however, a deed of Benjamin’s refers to ½ of the 874 acres, which he sold.

1700 Deed[154]: sells 6 slaves for £70 to John Dove. He is referred to as son of Francis Burton late of St Thomas, planter.

In 1701, Nicholas, Benjamin and their mother Judith sold the 50 acres Francis had bought in the Magotty Savanna for £40.

1707 Deed[155]: gives ½ of 172 acres of Ash land to nephew Francis Trehern, bought by Francis Burton 1684.
Ann Ash plat of 1675: Near the Kepe? Savanna, Woodland; SE Mrs Anne Bills; NE Tho Andrews; NW Edward Boult; SW Waste Land

From a deed bwteeen his son Francis, he must have inherited all of his brother, John’s, share of their father’s estate.

Mentioned in parent’s wills,

Deed[156]: His share on his death of 150 acres of Hippesley land went to son Francis. That deed sold ½ of 150 acres to Richard Treherne in 1714 for 15/-.

Married Mary & Alice, from the reference in son John’s will, one of these must have been a Clarke.

Their son John, refers to “his late grandfather, Elisha Clarke late of Vere” in his will of 1720. It is very unlikely that this refers to a great grandfather therefore, Alice or Mary could have been a daughter of Elisha and Elizabeth Clarke (Elizabeth died as a widow about September 1722), or possibly a sister of Elisha, and daughter of Elisha & Jane.
   Elisha & Jane Clark had land granted at Withywood 10/3/1664[157]. Mrs Jane Clark had land granted in the Carpenters Mountains in St Elizabeth in 1676, implying that Elisha was dead by then. The Elisha referred to by John Burton knew of his existence, therefore died after about 1700, making Mary or Alice’s parents Elisha & Elizabeth, son of Elisha and Jane (note that Elizabeth Clark in her will mentions a daughter Jane).
   An Elisha Clark was ch Vere 19/8/1716 of George & Joan, and had a daughter, Joan, in 1735. George was probably a son of Elisha & Elizabeth as mentioned in her will. A deed[158] of John Wright in about 1722 makes reference to Elisha Clark and his wife Elizabeth and refers to land sold by Elisha Clarke before 1718.

Will of Elisha Clarke not found 10/2013. Vere burials do not start until 1753.

Will[159] of Elizabeth Clarke, 1722:
Widow of Elisha of Vere, weak.
To dau Jane 3 negroes Membo, Dido & Quamelo
To son George a boy & heifer.
Dau Mary Pitcairn wife of David Pitcairn 14 negroes, pen of cattle.
Elizabeth, dau to David & Louise Ann Pitcairn b 10/3/1753, VerePR.

Issue from Judith’s will:
2/1. Francis Burton (left a shilling disobedient in Judith’s will!)

As Francis appears to have been the eldest, and his father died intestate, he would have inherited all his father’s real estate.
Ch 30/10/1693 St Catherine of Nicholas & Mary BurtonPR.
1714: A joyner of St Catherine in 1714[160] when he sold (for 15/-) his half of the 150 acres at Mount Diabolo.
A Francis Burton bur Kingston 11/4/1732PR.
Francis Burton (of St Thomas) sells by indenture[161] in 1716 to Lawrence Dowdall, planter of St Thomas, 1/3 of 874 which he inherited from his father, Nicholas, for £100.

2/2. Mary Burton, b aft 1694 PR: St C ch 18/11/1705 of Nicholas & Alice

Left by grandmother Judith one negro woman by name Maddam and her daughter by name Hannah also my bed and furnishings. If she dies before 18 or marriage, then negroes to uncle Benjamin, and furnishings to aunt Anna.
Also shared Judith’s wearing clothes with cousin Sarah Hunt.
Marriage Mary Burton & Richard Ragg, St Catherine 13/12/1726PR – poss?
The only issue found in the parish records:
3/1. Thomas Ragg ch St Catherine 29/12/1738 of Richard and MaryPR.

2/3. John Burton (left a shilling, disobedient in Judith’s will!).

Will[162] of 1720: of St Catherine, mariner.
This must be of this general family with the Treherne reference.
.. All that bequest legacy or sum of money devised to me in and by the last will and testament of my late grand father Elisha Clarke late of the parish of Vere dcd and all my estate ..
to my cousin Francis Treherne son of Richard Treherne of the parish of St Catherine Gent …

There is a possibility that this John Burton could have been the son of Benjamin, but the “grandfather Elisha Clarke” fits with a son of either Benjamin or Nicholas with the relationship with Richard & Francis Treherne and it is certain that Benjamin’s wife was a Maskall.

2/4. William Burton.

Ch 25/8/1709 St Cat of Nicholas & Alice (PR),
not in Judith’s will, so maybe d. young.
A William Burton bur Kingston 16/10/1745, bur by his wife.

1/2. Francis Burton,

Sanders: ch St Michael’s, Barbados, 5/9/1668, son of Lt Francis Burton.
Hotton (St Michael):
Bap March 6 1678-9 Francis ye son of Capt Francis Burton & Judith his wife
Bur August 6 1679 Francis ye son of C Francis Burton & Judith his wife.

1/3. John Burton,

Sanders: b 6/12/1672, ch St Michael’s, Barbados, 5/3/1673-4, son of Capt Francis Burton. Baptised with his brother, Benjamin. Died about 1700 or earlier as a deed in 1716 says “soon afterwards (FB’s will)” as he was mentioned in his father’s will but not in Judith’s, so died without issue bef 1712, and probably before 1701 when the 50 acres in Magotty Savanna was sold, his interest in 150 acres devolved to Benjamin & Nicholas. This is confirmed by a deed of 1716[163]. He must have died intestate as his 1/3 devolved onto the eldest brother, Nicholas.

1/4. Benjamin Burton died 1720

Ch. 5/3/1673-4, St Michael’s Barbados, son of Capt Francis Burton
Married Elbeata Massall (spelling??) St Catherine 4/6/1700
(FB & JB will), died 1720
Sanders: Ch St Michaels Barbados 5/3/1673-4, son of Capt Francis Burton. Baptised with brother John.
Mentioned in father’s will, alive 1714.
See Generation 11

1/5. George Burton

Sanders: Ch St Michaels, 12 Sept 1679 George son of Capt Francis Burton & Judeth his wife. (p20) (Hotton also has this).
Hotton: Bur 24 September 1679 Georg ye son of Capt Francis Burton & Judith his wife


1/6. Ann Burton

B aft 1674.
appeared unmarried in Francis’s will of 1690 and under 16, but Ann Treherne in Judith’s will of 1712, but with Sarah Hunt as her daughter.

Legacies from her mother, Judith:
A negro woman named Moll and remaining goods and linen from Judith’s house.

Sanders: Mentioned as dau of Francis Burton in a Barbados will 12/12/1680.

Married 1st:
William Hunt jnr (from PR for Sarah who is in Judith’s will).
Married St C 2/10/1695 Anne Bur... – must be the one.
William Hunt father & son goldsmiths in St Jago.
Bur William Hunt jnr St C 9/9/1697 (PR 185), this will be the William Hunt jnr mentioned in a later deed of 1741-2 whose will was dated 30/8/1697.
William Hunt also buried St C 15/9/1697 – it is assumed that this is William Hunt snr mentioned in the 1741-2 deed[164]

Will of William Hunt in 1701/3[165] is the father of William jnr who married Ann Burton.
Goldsmith of St Jago

To son John Hunt house were I dwell & all lands etc

The White house were John Hunt dwells to him

John Hunt to pay Mrs Joane Enseme, Mar George Williams, & Mr Edward Puresy such sums of money I owe them

The house where John Hunt lives to my son Richard Hunt for life, then to his son my g/s William Hunt. If g/s dies, then to heirs of Richard Hunt.

Richard Hunt to pay to my dau Mary Cousens, wife of Charles Cousens £20.

To daughter Mary Cousens £50.

Wife Sarah & son John executors.
Bur William Hunt, St Catherine 16 Jan 1701-2.

William & Sarah Hunt:
1/1. Elizabeth Hunt, ch St Catherine 27/12/1680.
1/1. John Hunt, ch 6/2/1696, St Catherine
1/2. William Hunt, married Ann Burton, d 9/1697 (jnr).
1/3. Richard Hunt

William Hunt, of Richard & Frances 20/10/1700 St Catherine.

1/4. Mary Hunt, married Charles Cousens.

Ch 9/11/1683, abt 2 years St C. Mar 31/12/1699, St Catherine.

William Hunt – will[166] 1697
Of St Jago, Goldsmith. Must be junior to William who died in 1702.
Wife Ann, 1 negro mentions brother John Hunt.
Also to Ann house in front of old negro market in St Jago, but m-in-l Judith Burton to live there for life.
Son William & dau Sarah.
B-in-L Benjamin Burton.

William Hunt – Will[167] 1710
No obvious connection with us.
Millwright of St Catherine
Eldest dau Elizabeth Hunt Dwelling house at 16 or marriage.
Dau Ann Hunt land in St Jago
Wife Elizabeth
Son Richard land in St Thomas in the Vale.
mar Elizabeth Johns, 12/7/1700, St Catherine
Bur 22/9/1710, St Catherine
Elizabeth ch 25/10/1701
Ann ch 5/3/1707

Who were John & Ann Hunt who were both buried St Catherine October 1702?

A deed[168] of 1741, shows that William Hunt snr goldsmith of St Catherine owned 28 ft of land facing negro market in St Jago, which he passed in a deed 6/4/1692 to his son William Hunt jnr, goldsmith; William Hunt jnr in his will of 30/8/1697, left the land to Benjamin Burton snr his brother in law, who this deed said died intestate so Benjamin Burton jnr inherited. Benjamin Burton jnr sells this plot to Samuel Gabay for £30. The deed seems to be incorrect in that Benjamin Burton snr left a will in 1720.

2/1. Sarah Hunt.

As Sarah Hunt in Judith’s will, and unmarried and under 20 in 1712.
Sarah Hunt, bap 16/5/1697 St Catherine of William & Ann.
Married Thomas Biggs, Merchant, 8/11/1717, St CatherinePR.
Margaret Hayle, dau of John snr, also married a Thomas Biggs, probably rather earlier, say about 1710.

Left by grand mother Judith:
six slaves by name Jobo and her three children by name Jesse Castor and Page also Mary her son a mulata by the name of Tom
My house and land that I doe now live in (Judith bought 2 plots of land in, it is assumed Spanish Town, one in 1694, the other in 1707).
one English down bed and bolster two pillows of the same down, curtains, and vallins?? Of Garlickow Dimmite counterpain fringeround about now in the hands of her mother. I give her two pair of Garlick sheets two pairs of pillows on dozen of fine Osbrig napkins work with Blew thread and mark with the same thread with three letters EBI one diaper table cloth five towels
Also shared Judith’s wearing clothes with Mary Burton (prob dau of Nicholas).
As Richard Treherne seemed to be in possession of this house in 1731, Sarah may have died before then, but no burial record has been found in Kingston or St Catherine.

Issue (probably theirs):
3/1. Sarah Biggs, b 4/6 & ch 19/6/1724, KingstonPR.

Sarah Biggs bur Kingston 8/5/1727 aged 6yrs too young?

3/2. Frances Biggs, b 9/2 & ch 10/3/1727-8, KingstonPR.

2/2. William Hunt, bap 22/12/1695, St C of William & Ann.


Ann Burton Married 2nd
Richard Treherne, a Cooper, 15/4/1703 St CatherinePR
various spellings – Traharn in Benjamin Burton’s inventory of 1721. He probably died 7/12/1731 or 12/11/1737 (St C PR).
A Samuel Treherne was ordered to be transported to the West Indies (Jamaica) 1664 – it is not immediately evident if they actually reached there[169].

The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776 (online transcription for “English” one name).
20 February 1677.
The following apprenticed in Bristol: Henry Williams to Dennis Lond, 7 years Nevis or Antigua by Exchange; William Whiteacre to William Bradly, 4 years Barbados by Gabriel; Giles English to same, 4 years Barbados by Gabriel; William English to same, 4 years Barbados by Gabriel; Thomas Lawrence to Richard Treherne, 7 years Jamaica by Isabella, Mr. Dennis Tayler. (BR).
It would seem possible that this was our Richard Treherne’s father as an agent in Jamaica.

½ of the 150 acres Mount Diabolo land to Richard Treherne from Francis, son of Nicholas Burton.

1731[170]: Thomas Meacham & his wife Grace for J£10 from Richard Treherne, both planters of St Catherine, sells land in St Jago butting E on land of the late Judith Burton now in possession of Richard Treherne etc.

2/2. Francis Treherne, bap 4/2/1704 St CatherinePR, son of Richard & Ann.

Specified by g/mother judith’s will.
A cooper in 1707 and a joyner of St Catherine in 1714.
A planter of St Catherine in 1737.
A Francis Trahern buried St Catherine: 27/2/1771 (an earlier burial in St C of 1744 too soon). Looks old for the era.

1707[171] Nicholas Burton (uncle) sells him for 2/- 86 acres in St Catherine, land inherited from Francis Burton.

Legacies from grandmother Judith:
a mulatto named Sambo, to revert to mother Ann if he dies.

Legatee of cousin John Burton, son of Benjamin, will of 1720.

1749 Deed[172]:
Francis Treherne planter of St Catherine, sells for 5/- to Thomas Burton, planter of St Elizabeth 2 negro girl slaves named Little Whamnia and Fatherless .. and one moiety ... of 2 negro women and 4 girl slaves (named in doc)
The other half of same to Francis’s eldest daughter Jane Treherne
another part to Susannah Bennet Treherne, the second daughter of Francis Treherne
Ann Treherne, the third daughter of Francis Treherne
Bridget Elizabeth Treherne, the fourth and youngest daughter of Francis Treherne.

All less than 21 in 1749
3/1. Jane Treherne
3/2. Susannah Bennet Treherne
3/3. Ann Treherne
3/4. Bridget Elbeatha Treherne,

ch St Catherine 19/9/1739 of Francis & AmyPR.
Bur Bridget Treherne 11/3/1739-40

A Peter Sladford(?) Treherne bur St C 18/6/1745 – one of these?

Unknown Francis’s/Frances’s:
1693: A Francis Burton, bachelor, leased 7 acres on Liguanea for 7 years – who was he?
Bur Francis Burton, 14/7/1694, St Andrew.
Bur St C Frances Burton, 20/9/1702 (PR) – may be him?
Marriages of Francis Burton:
19/5/1687 Mar St A Mary Grace. (PR)
Mar St Andrew 20/8/1691 Anne Murrell (PR)

Linsted St Thomas in the Vale Church[173]
Miss Elizabeth Burton, cousin to William & Elizabeth Thomas of this Parish, died 13 July 1742 in her 18th year. She was thus born 1725: Vere records for this period missing.

6.2    BENJAMIN BURTON - 1674


Ch. 5/3/1673-4, St Michael’s Barbados, son of Capt Francis Burton
Married: Elbeata Massall (spelling??) St Catherine 9/6/1700.
Died: about 1719.

As with other families in Vere in this period, the detail will have been affected by the parish records between 1720-30 are missing.

As one of his father’s heirs, he was a landowner, but little else is know about him. He was of St Elizabeth in later life.

Left by mother Judith one negro boy by the name of Jack also one small feather bed and bolster and two pillows and her books

Left land in St Jago by his brother-in-law, William Hunt jnr, husband of Ann Burton, in 1697, which in turn went to Benjamin jnr, who sold it in 1741. This deed claimed that Bejmain snr died intestate, which was not correct.

In 1701, Nicholas, Benjamin and their mother Judith sold the 50 acres Francis had bought in the Magotty Savanna for £40.

1707 Deed[174]: Implied owner of ½ of 172 acres in St Catherine patented to Ann Ash.
1714: Deed[175]: Implied owner of share of 150 acres of Hippsley land.
Relationship confirmed by Richard Treherne in Benjamin’s will.

1718 Deed[176]: Benjamin Burton & Wife Elbeata lets slaves to David Idana for 10/- to retreive 20/-. This must be this Benjamin, his son would be too young.

Benjamin Burton & Robert Tredway – 1718/20
Ind[177] btw Benjamin Burton of St Elizabeth planter & Elbeather wife & Robert Tredaway of St Catherine.
Benjamin Burton sells for £300 to Robert Tredaway his half of the 874 acres and the 150 acres. This is in 3 parcels in the deed.

A very similar deed has a sale price of £330.

A Benjamin Burton witness to a will in 1706 of Archer Martin of 16 mile Walk, St Thomas in the Vale. A neighbour perhaps? (VLO 5) (father Francis had holdings in the area)

dated 23/1/1719-20, ent 13/3/1720(-1?)
of St Elizabeth, planter, sick of body, perfect memory.

I bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth my land during her natural life and eight negroes (viz) Quasheba, Frank, little Tom, Coffey, Tony, Maria, Margatret, Rose with all my household goods and silver plate
Item I bequeath the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal to my three sons:
To my son John Burton six negroes (vzt) Sampson, Gloster, Meriano Quashe Cudio Black Cetty with fifty pounds in money when twenty one years
To my son Benjamin Burton six negroes (vzt) Joan Nadrea Floran Lazera Ceason Esshck David with fifty pounds in money when twenty one years
To my son Thomas Burton six negroes (vzt) Jack, When, Mumbo, Quaco, Arobel with fifty pounds when twenty one years
...shall be equally divided between the survivor or survivors
If all my sons should dye before twenty one years and without heirs ... then my whole estate real and personal to my wife during her natural life and then after her death to my nephew Francis Treherne
I nominate my wife my sole executor... and my dear brother Richard Treherne overseer to this my last will (must be brother in law).

Inventory[179] of 1721:
An inventory of ...  Benjamin Burton of the parish of St Elizabeth Deceased
20 slaves & household goods & 8 cattle.
Shown by late wife Elbaton Burton, total £1469 11s 1/2d (£670K 2015).

Richard Traharn signed his extensive, detailed inventory (copy held). It included 19 slaves, 10 cows and some horses, £400 in cash and “at interest”, in addition to normal domestic items.

Elbeatha Maskall

    She died after Benjamin but before his inventory was entered 6 July 1721, but was an administrator in his will of 1719. As she was married by 1700, she would have been born before 1680.
    Benjamin Burton’s marriage to Elbeata Massall (probably Maskall) is shown in St Catherine 9/6/1700PR. This ties in with the birth of their children and the use of Maskall as a second name by their granddaughter, Susanna Maskall.
Elbeata was a daughter of George & Susannah Maskall.
George Maskall married Susanna Campion St Catherine, 8/6/1676.
1/1. Albeater Maskall, ch 16/10/1678, St Catherine of George & Susanna Maskall.
1/2. Charles ch 1/3/1679-80, St Catherine, of George & Susanna.
1/3. Catherine ch 13/4/1681.
George Maskall married Susanna Campion St Catherine, 8/6/1676.

There is no information on where George & Susanna originated, but they almost certainly were not Jamaican born. A George Maskall was christened in Bristol, 2nd January 1650LDS, son of George & Martha. Bristol would be a likely origin for an emigrant to Jamaica and this is about an appropriate age, but this is pure speculation. A will[180] of George Maskall, shipwright of Bristol, of 1660 mentions son George and daughters Ann & Maria; he makes George his executor so the likelihood is that this was the grandfather of George baptised 1650.

Issue of Benjamin & Elbeata Burton:
1/1. John Burton

Ch 17/12/1701 St Cat. of Benjamin & ElbethaPR.
Left by grand mother Judith Burton one negro man by the name of Tom

1/2. Ellbaton Burton b aft 1694 (JB Will) prob died btw 1712 & 1721.

Left by her grandmother Judith one negro girl by name of Black Sarah, in the event of her death before 18 or marriage, then to her brother Thomas.
Elbeatha Burton married Joseph Rolins, St Catherine, 22/10/1722PR.

1/3. Benjamin Burton (ch 23/3/1703) – father of Judith (Ann Judy Twier) Burton
1/4. Thomas Burton

Probably Thomas in Judith Burton’s will of 1712, who shared spoons with his brother Ben.
A Thomas Burton buried 28/7/1713 St Catherine – who??

A debtor with Benjamin in Robert Wright’s will of 1749 (son of Andrew); John Sinclair is also mentioned in this will and refers to a suit in Chancery in 1749[181].

A planter with substantial holdings in St Elizabeth & Clarendon, with a small acreage in St John (probably remaining from grandfather Francis’s holding in that parish). St Elizabeth was probably a pen, and Clarendon sugar. It would seem that he increased his holdings during his life, perhaps by purchase in St Elizabeth.

Thomas and his brother Benjamin seem to have worked together as there are several mentions of Thomas & Mary and Benjamin in deeds implicitly as partners. The case in Chancery over John Sinclair’s debts also supports this theory.
Thomas was probably very much the senior partner here, and left nearly 100 slaves and a large flock of sheep in his inventory. He owned 454 acres total: his holding in St Elizabeth was similar to brother Benjamin.
His brother Benjamin pre-deceased him intestate so that Benjamin’s assets devolved onto Thomas.

Estate map Manch 203 shows what is probably “his own land” in his 1761 grant of 300 acres and that grant in the foothills of Little Pedro mountains, up the road from Aligator Pond. This 600 acres is now pretty rugged country, staddling the road down from Bull Savanna into Aligator Pond.

Deeds etc:

1723[182]: Samuel Bevis for £10 sells to Thomas Burton 100 acres called the Indian Ground; both planters of St Elizabeth.

1730 Deed: Benjamin & Thomas Burton of St Elizabeth gave a negro boy to Judith Burton spinster of St Elizabeth, see under Benjamin Burton, Thomas’s brother.

1737 Deed[183]:  between Francis Trahern, a planter of St Catherine , gives (sells for 5/-) to Thomas Burton, a planter of St Elizabeth, half a parcel of 2 women & 4 girls. The rest to Francis Trahern’s children. Deed not entered until 1749.

1741[184]: Thomas Burton & his wife Mary of Vere, planter, sell to Francis Treherne of Vere, planter, for 5/- 250 acres being ½ of a lot of 500 acre patented by Richards Marks in Vere Carpenters Mtns known as Canie Valley & 20 slaves. This was a deed of trust for 1 day, reversed the following day.
There is no indication found how Thomas came into possession of this land.
(Canoe Valley, between Aligator Pond & Milk River on the coast road).
This conveyance reversed next day[185]. In this case, it was Francis Treherne and his wife, gentleman of St catherine.
Thomas Burton was a neighbour of Richard Marks patent of 1708 to the north of Aligator Pond – this does not look to be the same.

1743 Deed[186]: Thomas Burton & wife Mary, planter of Vere sells 1 slave to Henry Hudson of Vere.

Manumission[187]: 1747
Benjamin & Thomas Burton, of Vere, planters, manumit boy Tom son of negro woman Qualinor?? Property of Benjamin.

1750 Deed[188]: Thomas & Mary Burton to Benjamin Burton gift of slaves.

1750 Deed[189]: Benjamin Burton & Thomas Burton & his wife Mary planters of Vere sold to James Powell 50 acres. Where was this?

1750 Manumission[190]: Thomas Burton & Mary his wife, of Vere, manumitted mulatto girl named Nancy dau of Abengebah.

Thomas Burton & Francis Smith 1754
154/102 Dated 29/10/1753 ent 22/4/1754
Ind Btw Francis Smith planter of Vere & Thomas Burton same
Whereas Thomas Burton & wife Mary dated day before
sells to Francis Smith land at Aligator Pond 75 acres ½ of pat for 150 to Nicholas Stephens & 12 slaves, This deed sells it back to Thomas Burton for 5/-

1754: Thomas Burton: St. Elizabeth 158, Clarendon 271, St. John 25, Total 454

1755 Deed: 161/201 Thomas Burton to Hannah Mendez Sa Negro

1755 Deed[191]:
Thomas Burton of Vere to Richard Ragg of St Cat, Sale of Land for £50:
Wife Mary, late Mary Moore one of the daus of John Moore of St Catherine, planter. Land in St John’s 51 acres in John Moore’s will 1/5/1723 split between daus Margaret & Mary, bounding on Wm Brice and Alger Pestell.
Richard Ragg is thought to have been married to Thomas’s cousin, Mary Burton, daughter of Nicholas Burton.

Thoms Burton – Richard Ragg 1753
152/73 Dated 8/6/1753 ent 20/6/1753
Ind btw Thoms Burton of Vere planter guardian of William Dunbar, a minor, & Richard Ragg, bricklayer of St Catherine
Thoms Burton lets to Richard Ragg 240A in St John for 7 years at £10 pa
Plat W Land pat by Francis Burton dcd now belonging to Henry Savage, S John Wilkins esq, E Williamm Goffe Pat now Mrs Ellis & Halhead “road from Savages to Ellis Chambers.
Phone photo!! #1

1761 Patent:
300 acres in St Elizabeth, Aligator Pond, to the north of his own land and Richard Marks patent. This patent bounds on land already patented by Thomas Burton and fits to the north of his land on estate map Manchester 203.

Estate Plan at Oldbury (btw Mandeville and Guttters) shows sons Benjamin, Thomas Christopher & John Francis - Manchester 201.

1817 Clarendon: Chisholme, James, attorney, Trout Hall, 252/154
...Same, Mammee Gully, 24

Manumission 6/158 (abt 1758):
Thomas Burton planter of Vere for 5/- paid by Nicholas Burton, free mulatto of St Elizabeth a negro woman Phyllis.

1765 Deed[192]: JH Sinclair – Burton – 1765 – was this part of Thomas’s estate?. Note that JHS will was also dated April 1765.
Indenture (selling part plot of land) between JHS and Judith, Thomas & Francis Burton and Sophronia Sinclair all of St Elizabeth, £8 from Judith, £150 from Thomas, £48 from Francis, £50 from Sophronia Sinclair, 2 slaves to Judith Burton, 2 to Thomas Burton & 10 acres in Alligator Pond Savannah, being part of 350 acres conveyed (by JHS?) to Thomas Durrant in and about the place the place he dwelleth on. To Francis Burton one slave, to Sophronia Sinclair one slave.

Indenture[193] in 1767 between Hannah Mendez a free negro woman, Nicholas Burton and Francis Burton free mulatto men all of St Elizabeth on one part and Francis Smith on other part.
Thomas Anderson was granted[194] 146 acres of land near a place called Hilberry in St Elizabeth bounded North on Capt Richard Marks Easterly on Captain Richard Stoner, west on land of Jonathan Harrison. Thomas Anderson by deed conveyed said lands to Joseph Creamer and wife who sold it to Zacharia Gaultier who sold it 1/5/1728 to Benjamin Burton. Benjamin Burton died intestate so Thomas Burton his brother inherited. Thomas Burton by deed 17/12/1760 granted to Hannah Mendez, Nicholas Burton and Francis Burton.
This indenture conveys 146 acres to Francis Smith for £81-5s
Francis Smith exec to Thomas Burton – John Hayle Sinclair was dead by this time.
It is possible that this land was in the area covered by Manchester estate map 203, with a northern boundary on Richard Marks.

Thomas (Francis, Benjamin) mentions in his will of 1764 sons Thomas Christopher & John Francis and daughter Judith, inter alia. One of his executors was John Hayle Sinclair. The deed between John Hayle Sinclair & Judith, Thomas & Francis Burton & Sophronia Sinclair might refer to the 3 issue of Thomas Burton and to Judith’s daughter Sophronia; the deed in 1765 would tie in with sorting out Thomas’ estate.

Will[195] of 1763/4:
Thomas Burton of St Elizabeth, sound mind etc.
Abreviated version. Deceased by 22/12/1763. Ref to Simon Facey of St Elizabeth in preamble.

Item: Whereas I did manumise one negro woman Hannah (alias Hannah Mendez) and two mulatto boys named Nicholas & Francis (alias Nicholas Burton & Francis Burton). It is my will they be declared free.
Item I bequeath unto the said Hannah Mendez, one negro woman slave named Arrabellas Sary one negro man slave named Quashibah sister to (Madam) one girl named Sambo Nancy daughter of the said Madam & Maria’s son Jack during her natural life & after her decease
Then I bequeath unto Thomas Burton son of Hannah Mendez the negro woman slave named Quashibah
Item: it is my will after the decease of Hannah Mendez that the negro boy named Maria’s Jack be & is bequeathed unto Joseph Burton, son of Hannah Mendez
and further it is my desire after the decease of Hannah Mendez that the negro girl slave named Arabella’s Sary be bequeathed to Richard Burton son of Hannah Mendez
and further it is my desire after the decease of Hannah Mendez that slave named Sambo Nancy be bequeathed unto Edward Burton son of Hannah Mendez
Item I bequeath unto Nicholas Burton son of Hannah Mendez one negro man slave named Cudjoe
Item I bequeath unto Francis Burton son of Hannah Mendez one negro man slave named Jacob to be by him kept as his slave untill some slave of equal value be purchased & delivered to Francis Burton in exchange & lieu of Jacob by my son Benjamin Burton
Item I give bequeath unto John Benjamin Burton son of Hannah Mendez one negro man named Dussee alias Ceason
Item I give bequeath unto George William Burton son of Hannah Mendez one negro boy slave named Adam
Item I bequeath unto James Burton son of Hannah Mendez one negro woman named Maria
Item I bequeath unto Sampson Burton son of Hannah Mendez one negro man named Cuffee to him and his heirs for ever
Item I bequeath unto Hannah Burton Daughter of Hannah Mendez one negro woman slave named Margaret
Item I bequeath unto Mary Burton Daughter of Hannah Mendez one negro woman slave named Esther
Item I bequeath unto my Daughter Elbeatha Burton one Girl slave named little Judy
Item I bequeath unto my Daughter Judith Burton the following slaves, vizt Aubah, Eboe, Grace, Eboe Sally, Beniba, Lucia, old Arabella & little Sally
Item I bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Burton the following slaves, vizt Betty, Queen, Judith, Ruth & Plowden Sary.
Item I bequeath unto my Daughter Susanna Burton the following slaves, vizt Fidelia Catalina, Mimbo, Whania, Sabella, & Jone
Item I bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Burton the following slaves, vizt Nanny, Pica, Venis, Diane, Creole Grace & Leah
Item I bequeath unto my son Thomas Christopher Burton Cromwell, Davy Whan Ebo Sapmson, Fortune & Cornwall
Item I bequeath unto my son John Francis Burton Mars, Frank, Manuel, Josswell, Old Jack & Young Lot
Item I bequeath unto my son Benjamin Burton all the remainder of my estate already devised.
Lastly I nominate my well beloved friends Francis Smith of the parish of Vere and John Hayle Sinclair of the parish of St Elizabeth as also my dearly beloved son Benjamin Burton executors

Inventory: 44/107 Ent 13 August 1764
Planter of St Elizabeth shown by John Hayle Sinclair
Total £5753-11-3d
98 slaves, about 350 sheep and 5 horses.

Married Mary Moore
dau of John Moore, planter of St Catherine’s (deduced from a later deed[196]).
Mary Moore, dau of John Moore, ch St C 25/7/1719.

Vere PR: Thomas Burton mar Mary Dunbar, widow, 10/8/1740 – this could be them, but seems a bit late.

Will of John Moore, 1723[197]:
Planter of St Catherine
Estate to daus Margaret & Mary when 21 or married
If daus die to
Wife Dorothy, sister Mary Harding & her 2 daus Mary & Elizabeth
Refers to land in St John with 6 slaves.

Mary, from the deed below must have been previously married to William Dunbar. Their daughter, Dorothy would have been named after Mary’s mother.

Deed[198] 1753-73:
Thomas & Mary Burton of Vere
for love and affection for
Dorothy Dunbar dau of William Dunbar dcd surveyor & sd Mary Burton
5/- to Francis Smith for Dorothy Dunbar 2 slaves
Note date year written as 1753. In spite of the long gap, these dates were probably correct as Dorothy must have been born before 1740.
no will or burial indexed for William Dunbar.

Benjamin, Thomas Christopher & John Francis shown as having land in Manchester[199], about 2½ miles SE of Spur Tree at Oldbury. Benjamin & Thomas had 300 acres each, John’s is not shown. Benjamin’s survey date was 1787; it is not clear if this was a grant.

Issue of Thomas & Mary his wife as listed in his will with St Elizabeth records where found:
2/1. Benjamin Burton – will only.

Residuary legatee of father’s estate, and thus probably the eldest.
Possible issue:
Reputed children of Mr Benjamin Burton by Hannah Powell, free mulatto (St E PR):
3/1. Mary Burton, bap 26/9/1788, b 28/12/1772
3/2. Francis Burton, bap 26/9/1788, b 2/9/1775
3/3. Joseph Burton, bap 26/9/1788, b 18/12/1777
3/4. Susannah Turner Burton, bap 26/9/1788, b 26/12/1785
3/5. Biddy Burton, bap 26/9/1788, b 19/8/1787
3/6. Sarah Burton - born 1 Apr 1789, ch 27/11/1800 St E
3/7. Hannah Powell Burton - born 26 Feb 1792, ch 27/11/1800 St E
3/8. Benjamin Burton - born 17 Nov 1794, ch 27/11/1800 St E
3/9. Elisha Powell Burton - born 31 Jul 1796, ch 27/11/1800 St E
3/10. Rachel Burton - born 5 Apr 1799, ch 27/11/1800 St E


2/2. Susannah Mascal Burton B: 10/7/1748 Ch: 23/12/1753 St Elizabeth

Mary Booth Burton, ch: 27/7/1769 Vere of Susannah Maclean (Burton)PR.
Bur 16/10/1770 aged 2. Probably her.

2/3. Mary Burton, born 16/12/1750 Ch: 23/12/1753
2/4. Thomas Christopher Burton: B. 26/12/1753 Ch: St E 26/1/1754 (PR)

Married St Catherine Rachel Jackson, he of St Elizabeth, she OTP a widow 29/3/1783 by licence.

Deed[200] 1784-5:
Thomas Christopher Burton & wife Rachell of St Catherine &
Joseph Williams of St Elizabeth
For £50J sells 150 acres of land on W side of May Day Mountains in St Elizabeth, part of run of 200 acres pat by sd Thomas Christopher Burton in Jan present year
S on Benjamin Burton, W on unknown, N of John Rome. Plat in deed.

Possible issue, ch St Elizabeth: (note ch date same as Ben & Hannah Powell)
3/1. Hannah Burton, reputed dau of Thomas Burton by Bessy James,

Ch: 26/9/1788, abt 11 years old.

2/5. John Francis b. 15/1/1756, Ch: 7/8/1756PR.

ch 27/10/1794 St Elizabeth reputed children of John Fr Burton by Ann Burton (negro belonging to John Fr Burton, ch same day, aged 18).
3/1. Mary More Burton abt 3 years (b abt 1791)
3/2. William More Burton abt 8 months (b abt 2/1794)
ch 27/06/1800 St E (JFB & AB as above):
3/3. Elizabeth Lockhart More Burton, b 24/11/1795
3/4. Jane More Burton, b. 16/11/1797
3/5. Thomas John Burton, b. 25/1/1800.

2/6. Elbeatha Burton – will only.

Joseph John son of James Powell and Elizabeth Burton about two years of age bap 1768.
Francis Biddy Trehern, dau of JP & EB, bap 25 April 1772, about 2 years old.

Possibly ch St E PR reputed children of James Powell by Elbeata Burton:
James Powell a free mestize, EB white, children reputed white
Note ch date as for Benjamin/Powell & Thomas/Bessy above.
3/1. Ann Treherne Burton, b 12/7/1776, ch 26/9/1788
3/2. Judith Powell Burton, b 10/12/1778, ch 26/9/1788.
3/3. Mary Burton, reputed dau of James Powell & Elbeatha Burton,

b 1/12/1771, bap 1 Aug 1773, non white (V1 P35)

Also ch 26/9/1788 Hannah Powell aged 35 free mulatto

2/7. Judith Burton – will only.
2/8. Ann Burton – will only.

Rose dau of Thomas Burton by Kelly, a slave of Benjamin Burton, born 7/1/1759, bap 28/3/1761, St Elizabeth PR.

Hannah Mendez

From Thomas’s Will, children of Hannah Mendez, the fatherhood of most of them is not known, but most if not all are probably Thomas’s. From the fact that Thomas Burton deeded some of his brother’s land to Hannah Mendez and two of her sons, Francis & Nicholas implies that they may be by his brother Benjamin, although, even with the morals of the time, this seems unlikely.

Thomas Burton to Hannah Mendez 1755
161/201-203 Dated 19/12/1755 Ent 24/7/1756
Thomas Burton of Vere planter for 5/- each sells to Hannah Mendez a free negro woman at Aligator Pond in St E 2 slaves and to Thomas Burton mulatto son of Hannah Mendez a slave

1767 Indenture[201]:
between Hannah Mendez a free negro woman, Nicholas Burton and Francis Burton free mulatto men all of St E on one part and Francis Smith on other part.
Thomas Anderson[202] granted[203] 146 acres of land near a place called Hilberry in St E bounded North on Capt Richard Marks Easterly on Captain Richard Stoner, west on land of Jonathan Harrison. Thomas Anderson by deed conveyed said lands to Joseph Creamer and wife who sold it to Zacharia Gaultier who sold it 1/5/1728 to Benjamin Burton (Deed 78/23). Benjamin Burton died intestate so Thomas Burton his brother inherited. Thomas Burton by deed 17/12/1760 granted to Hannah Mendez, Nicholas Burton and Francis Burton.
This indenture conveys 146 acres to Francis Smith for £81-5s

Issue of Hannah Mendez, baptised St Elizabeth where dates given:

A/1. Thomas, first in list in Thomas Burton’s will, so maybe 1st born, no Baptism recorded.

Joseph & Hannah baptised the same day as Thomas Burton’s daughters Susanna & Mary.
A/2. Joseph,

No father given, but on lines below Thomas & Mary’s 1st 2 children
Joseph, b 17/1/1750, bap 23/12/1753 (Vol 1 P10)

A/3. Hannah,

No father given, but on lines below Thomas & Mary’s 1st 2 children
Hannah, b 14/12/1752, bap 23/12/1753
John James Fannin, reputed son of James Fannin by Hannah Burton, b 27/8/1783, bap 12/1/1785, non white.

A/4. Mary. base dau of Hannah Mendez, b 25/10/1754, bap 24/3/1755. (PR 13)

no father quoted

A/5. Sampson,

“Sampson ye (blank - base?) son of T...s Burton & Hannah Mendlis, (birth date blanked out, but spacing of entry indicates it was the same year, 1757). bap 7 Aug 1757 (PR, P16).
On line below & same date as Thomas Burton & his wife’s son John Francis
3/1. Thomas Burton, ch 19/2/1792 aged about 7½ reputed son of

Sampson Burton a free mulatto by Eve Clark free negro. B 24/7/1783.

Reputed (non white) children of Sampson Burton by Eve Clark ch St E 28/10/1797:
3/2. Bonella Burton aged abt 10
3/3. Ruth Burton aged abt 7

A/6. Richard,

Richard, base son of Hannah Mendez b 10/4/1760 ch 8/11/1761 (St E V1/22) no father quoted

A/7. Edward,

illegitimate son of Thomas Burton and Hannah Mendez, about 7 years of age. Bap btw April & August 1768, thus born abt 1761.

The following 2 were manumitted along with their mother, and the manumission was reinforced by Thomas Burton’s will of 1763. They also received land, originally owned by Benjamin, from Thomas.

A/8. Nicholas

(in will manumission confirmation a boy alias Nicholas Burton 1763)
This seems the most probable line, although the reference to Nicholas as a boy in 1763 could be problematic – no other Nicholas Burtons have been found of this age.
Illegitimate dau of Nicholas Burton & Catherine Neif:
2/1. Elizabeth Trehern Burton - born 1766 – ch 4/1768 2 yrs.
Next line: illegitimate dau of Nicholas Burton & Sarah (no surname)(St E PR V1/30):
2/2. Johanna Marks Burton, ch 4/1768, abt 12 yrs old.
The following 2:
Illegitimate daus of Nicholas Burton & Catherine Neif
Ch St 18/9/1774, non white, reputed children of Nicholas Burton by Catherine Nief:
2/3. Lucy Burton - born Mar 1771
2/4. Ruth Burton - born Aug 1772

A/9. Francis (in will manumission confirmation a boy alias Francis Burton 1763)
These last 3 are here in the order of appearance in Thomas’s will, but this may not mean that they were the youngest.
A/10. John Benjamin,
A/11. George William,
A/12. James.

Unknown Burton/Witter/Swabys etc of this Generation

Who was this? Probably of the family of John & Mary Burton from Barbados:
5 children of Thomas Burton & Elizabeth Neif, bap July 1770 St Elizabeth.

Sarah the property of S Burton bap St E April-Aug 1768 abt 30 years of age.

Children of Sarah Witter assumed initially to be connected to the Burtons, but probably not as father not named. Birth dates not given, but probably young as adult baptisms usually done together:
1/1. Nicholas Gilbert (Witter) - bapt. St E 29 Dec 1751 – son of Sarah Witter.

1/2. Ruth (Witter), bap St E 5 Sep 1755 – base dau of Sarah Witter (PR V1/14)

1/3. Judith (Witter), bap St E 5 Sep 1755 – base dau of Sarah Witter (PR V1/14)


A Sarah the property of S Burton baptised at 4/1768 aged 30.

Children of Ruth Burton – there is no indication which Ruth this is.
2/1. Joseph Swaby - born 16 Mar 1755, ch St E 22/4/1759 – no father, but likely to be Joseph James Swaby. No further information.
2/2. John Swaby, son of Joseph James Swaby by Ruth Burton (ref JJS will), B abt 1758, bur 17/11/1825 Manchester (Jam PR) aged 67. His son, James, was probably Francis Maitland’s executor in 1824.

Family moved to Yorkshire via Norfolk, England.
Ref Alison Powell, Genesreunited.
Also V1/15 St E: Sarah dau of Catherine Swaby wife of Dr Swaby ch 26/12/1756, b 2/4/1756.

6.3    BENJAMIN BURTON - 1703


Ch 23/3/1703 St Cat. of Benjamin & Elbetha Burton.
Probably ”Benn” in Judith’s will who was left 6 spoons to share with his brother, Thomas.
He was unmarried, but with partner Dorothy Rochester.
Probably died shortly before 1760, intestate, in which case his assets devolved onto his brother, Thomas.
    He was variously described as of St Elizabeth and of Vere: his lands were right on what was then the border of the two parishes. Benjamin was a relatively small landholder, with 155 acres in 1755. He had bought 146 acres in 1728, and must have inherited some from his father.
    Benjamin and his brother Thomas seem to have worked together as there are several mentions of Thomas & Mary and Benjamin in deeds implicitly as partners. There was also a case in Chancery, basically between Peter Sinclair and Robert Wright over unpaid debts by John to Robert (probably wages amongst other things). Involved in this was a dabt by the Burton brothers, which may or may not have been paid by John; maybe this was part of a wider disagreement between the Sinclairs and Burtons, which might help to explain the evident spilt between John Hayle Sinclair and the rest of his family as mentioned in his will.

The following deeds refer to land on the south coast between Milk River and Aligator Pond.
Thomas Burton has a couple of deeds “bed & breakfasting” land in a similar area in 1741.

A debtor with Thomas in Robert Wright’s will of 1749 (son of Andrew)
This debt mentioned in a suit in Chancery with Petere Sinclair in 1749

Land at Hillberry, Aligator Pond, St Elizabeth:
1728[205]: Zachariah Gualtier of St Elizabeth, esq & his wife Mary sell for 5/- land at Aligator Pond mountains, St Elizabeth, 146 acres, (N Richard Marks, E Capt Anthony Storror dcd, W on Jonathan Harrison dcd, S on Waste land), let to Benjamin Burton on a peppercorn rent for 1 year. A second deed on the same page, dated a day later, decribes the land as patented by Thomas Anderson 3/10/1719 & sold to Joseph Cromer & Martha 13/7/1720, who sold it to Zachariah Gualtier. Zachariah Gualtier sells it Benjamin Burton for £78, with Benjamin Burton in actual possession. The land was part of a patent[206] to Thomas Anderson in 1719.
Deducing from Estate Map Manchester 203, this plot was north of Aligator Pond, probably on the junction of the Gutters Road and the road going on West to St Elizabeth: on the Anderson patent, this is referred to as the Leeward Road, presumably before the “New Leeward Road” referred to in other papers. If this was the case, the land would have butted on that shown as Thomas Burton in Manchester 203.

Nicholas & Frances Burton to Mendez to Francis Smith - 1767

228/113 (187 new)

Ent 5/9/1768 1/11/1767

Indenture between Hannah Mendez a free negro woman, Nicholas Burton and Francis Burton free mulatto men all of St E on one part and Francis Smith on other part.

Thomas Anderson granted 146 acres of land near a place called Hilberry in St E bounded North on Capt Richard Marks Easterly on Captain Richard Stoner, west on land of Jonathan Harrison. Thomas Anderson by deed conveyed said lands to Joseph Creamer and wife who sold it to Zacharia Gaultier who sold it 1/5/1728 to Benjamin Burton. Benjamin Burton died intestate so Thomas Burton his brother inherited. Thomas Burton by deed 17/12/1760 granted to Hannah Mendez, Nicholas Burton and Francis Burton.

This indenture conveys 146 acres to Francis Smith for £81-5s

Other Deeds:
1730 Deed[207] Deed: Benjamin & Thomas Burton of St Elizabeth gave a negro boy to Judith Burton spinster of St Elizabeth. If she died the negro to Benjamin Burton, a minor. If both died, negro to the issue of Dorothy Rochester.
This must refer to Benjamin & his brother Thomas, both of whom were by this time of St Elizabeth. Judith here appears to be of full age, the same generation as Benjamin & Thomas, so who she was is open to question,
but not the partner of JH Sinclair.
Benjamin minor was probably son of Thomas. The mention of the heirs of Dorothy Rochester implies that at least some of Benjamin snr’s issue by her were already born and that this Judith was Benjamin’s daughter by Dorothy.

1731[208]: Benjamin Booth gent & Judith Ingram, a widow of St Elizabeth, sell to Thomas Wharton 2 negroes for J£45. How did Benjamin & Judith have joint ownership of the negroes?
1741[209]: Benjamin Burton of Vere planter, gives to Elizabeth Bradford of St Elizabeth 19 slaves and 3 parcels of land:
15 acres at Alligator Pond and 12 acres on the rocks in the same place, on land of Capt Richard Marks dcd 10 acres in Rockky Valley lying on Beckford and Gale for J£10. This would have been on or near the 146 acres bought in 1728, the tone of the deed implies some relationship between Benjamin & Elizabeth, but what is not clear.

1741[210]: Benjamin Burton jnr planter of Vere & Samuel Gabay of St Catherine
sells for £30 28 ft of land facing negro market in St Jago, inherited via his father, Benjamin snr from William Hunt jnr, husband of Ann (Burton) Hunt.
wit Francis Treherne. The deed seems to be incorrect in that Benjamin Burton snr left a will in 1720.

1741[211]: Joseph Creemer carpenter of Vere & his wife Mary sell to Benjamin & Thomas Burton of Vere for 5/- 40 acres in Vere Carpenters Mountains NE on deep Gully W the other part of the same land SW pat by James Powell, S & NE on William Dunbar. Creemer was probably a trustee.

1747 Manumission[212]: Benjamin & Thomas Burton, of Vere, planters, manumit boy Tom son of negro woman Qualinor?? Property of Benjamin.

1749: In a case in Chancery (see under John Sinclair), Peter Sinclair, John’s brother, was sued by Robert Wright for money’s owed. Part of the argument covered an amount owed by Robert Wright as overseer to John Sinclair: there was dispute over whether the Burtons accepted 2 horses in settlement of this debt.
It appears that Peter Sinclair settled with the Burtons and then claimed on John.
It would seem that the Burtons were either working for John Sinclair or had sold him goods, which had not been paid for. Perhaps this was part of a more extensive dispute between the Sinclairs and Burtons, with Robert Wright caught between.

1750 Deed[213]: Benjamin Burton gave 1 Negro to reputed daughter Elbeaton Burton
This is probably this Benjamin. (probably the daughter of Dorothy Rochester)

1750 Deed[214]: Benjamin Burton & Thomas Burton & his wife Mary planters of Vere sold to James Powell 50 acres.

1750 Deed[215]: Thomas & Mary Burton to Benjamin Burton gift of slaves.

Benjamin Burton owned 155 acres in St Elizabeth 1754.

Issue of Benjamin Burton by Dorothy Rochester, mulatto, ch Clarendon:
No sign of where Dorothy Rochester came from.

From the 1730 deed 83/78, some or all born before June 1730:
1/1. Ann Judy Twier Burton ch Clarendon 4/4/1734.

No sign of Twier name – it may well have been a transcription error. See under John Hayle Sinclair and Judith Burton for more on her.
There were several entries in St Catherine, late 17thC & early 18thC for Twiner: this could be a misprint for Twier, or the other way round; even so, there is no indication of any connection.

1/2. John Burton, ch Clarendon 4/4/1734.
1/3. Elizabeth Burton, ch Clarendon 4/4/1734.

Given a negro by her father 1750

1/4. Zachary Burton – a strong possibility to be a 4th child

as he called his children by 2nd name Rochester:
Ch at St Elizabeth:
2/1. Sarah Rochester Burton, dau of Zachary Burton & Hannah a slave,

ch St E btw April & Aug 1768, aged abt 4PR.

2/2. Bonella Rochester Burton dau of Zachary Burton & Hannah a slave,

ch St E btw April & Aug 1768, aged abt 3PR.

The reputed children of Zachary Burton (looks a bit like Burtoa in 19thC transcript, but must be Burton) by Nanny a negro belonging to Ruth Burton the children freed, ch 26/9/1788 – no birth date given:
2/3. John Rochester Burton.
2/4. Joseph Rochester Burton.

William Rochester, son of William & Ann, ch 23 January 1697, Clarendon.
Ann, dau of Ruth Rochester, ch 4/6/1737, Clarendon
Ruth, dau of Ann Rochester, ch 26/12/1756, St E.
Also ch 26/9/1788 Mary Rochester, free negro.

Workhouse Lists:
1792, St Mary’s: Tom to Anderson, 6/24.
1792, Spanish Town, Anthony, an Eboe, to Burton Estate, mark not plain, 5’5” high, 6/20, [CC].
1793, St Ann: Oxford, alia John Henry, a pioneer belonging to Capt. Burton’s Company of the 49th Regiment, quartered at Fort Augusta, 5’4” high, 7/6

7          BOOTH FAMILY

1.6         Booth Introduction

    The paternal grandmother of Ann (Wright) Maitland, the wife of Francis Maitland 1, was Anna Mary Booth whose family were some of the very early arrivals in Jamaica from Barbados. Latest inferences are that our earliest Booth ancestor was George Booth whose will was proved in 1676 (“George Booth 1”) and that he was a migrant from Barbados.

The George Booth Conundrum

There were a number of George Booths in the Clarendon area between 1665 and 1700. They were probably all related, and seemed to acquire land close to each other.
It appears that the land of Captain George’s was subject to partition rulings in the Supreme Court in 1713 – it is not know if these were the same action.

George Booth GB1 D 1676-7
George Booth jnr, GB2, son of GB1, D 1702-5
George Booth, GB3, son of GB2, prob D abt 1720-5.
George Booth, son of Benjamin D 1715, poss son of Benjamin, son of GB2, b 1697-1715.
George Booth, B aft 1715, d aft 1754. Son of Samuel, son of GB2
Capt George Booth, snr D 1694-5
George Booth, son of Capt GB, D 1707
George Booth, G/son of Capt GB, 1707-1769

In possible order of age:
1st Generation:

George Booth “GB1” (Senior [to his son George 2] in will 16/7/1676, D bef 12/1677)

& wife Francis (will 24/12/1677, 22/5/1678), the eldest, came to Jamaica from Barbados probably in the 1660’s. Born about 1630-40.

1/1. George Booth (G will, s-in-l in F’s will)
1/2. Benjamin Booth (G will, s-in-l in F’s will)
1/3. William Booth – prob died bef 12/1677, father’s will only.
1/4. Ann Booth, married Mr Browne (G only).
1/5. Catherine, m (Philip?) Edmonds, with dau Ealse (G only).
1/6. Dau Sutton re Benjamin will

George & William Selby
Sarah Sutton

Capt George Booth (snr) (will 20/9/1694, 29/4/1695, the surveyor?);

George Booth “snr”
Probably a cousin of George 1’s wife Frances. Born before about 1640 (land grant and Capt by 1665). He makes no reference to Barbados in his will.

This must have been the George Booth snr in the 1680’s.
Confirmed by the 3 deeds in vol 55A with John Booth, son of George Booth:

The first deed refers to the 1200 acres and the will of 1694
The second refers to land granted to George snr in 1688.
A deed with Thomas Bull, referring to land in Milk River, calls him GB snr. GB1 had no land at Milk River.

Jane Booth/Bodle
George Booth d 1707, son GB minor 1707-69
John Booth.
Thomas Booth.
Simon Booth.

2nd Generation:
George Booth jnr “GB2”, (will 19/9/1702, 29/3/1705),

born about 1650-60 probable son of GB1.
This is George Booth jnr in the 1680’s. Wives Mary & Jane.
The 500 acres Pindars River land patented in 1683 to GB jnr is specified in his will, therefore, in 1683, he was GB jnr.
By the positive identification of George Booth Capt/senior and his son George, by elimination this George Booth must be the son of GB1 above.
He was probably too old to have been the son of Captain Booth.

From his will:

Issue by Mary Downer:
Thomas Booth, Died abt 1725
Eliza Booth (b bef 1681)

Issue by Jane:
George Booth (GB3)
Samuel Booth (D 1733)
Simon Booth (D bef 1764)
William Booth (D bef 1714)
Sarah Booth
Henry Booth – not in GB’s will

George Booth “GB3”, son of GB2, born soon after 1681 (under 21 at father’s will, but an executor).

George Booth, son of Capt George, between 1674-1707

His will refers to Jane Bodle as his sister and brother John and by implication from deeds in 1717 referring to George Booth, a minor & Capt Booth’s lands. He would have been too young to have produced GB2’s children in the right timeframe.

    The only plausible way that these fit together is for Capt George & GB1 to be (1st?) cousins: this explains Frances’s will reference to her cousin George Booth and for GB1’s son, GB2’s will reference to his uncle George. The ages and generations do not fit for GB2, will of 1702-5, to be a grandson of either GB1 or Captain George. A very tenuous support for this idea is that GB2’s will reference to uncle George’s grand mother as Jane Warren and his surviving daughter being named Jane.
    There are several mentions of George Booth senior & junior between 1686-93 (a number of deed books in this range have been destroyed). The sons of Capt George & George (son of George 1) would have been too young to have been making any of these transactions in this date range.
Therefore, the most likely scenario is that the references to George Booth senior in 1686-93 refer to Capt George, and junior to George son to George 1.

On this basis, our line runs from GB1,
his son GB2 (will of 1702/5),
his eldest son Thomas (connected by land in will of George and then in Thomas’s will, who mentions g/dau Anna Maria, and
Thomas’s son Henry, father of Anna Maria, mother of Andrew Wright.

The exact relationship between George 1 & Frances Booth and Capt George Booth is unclear, but was probably close.

   Although there is no direct trace of any contemporary George Booth’s being in Barbados or of their arrival in Jamaica, our George 1 had interests in Jamaica by 1670 when he bought 100 acres in Clarendon, and still had Barbados interests when he died in 1676. It is probable that his children were born outside Jamaica as they appear in his will to be adults and in the case of 2 or 3 of his daughters, married with children: their births must predate the invasion. Booths do not appear in the 1657 or 1675 maps of Barbados, although a Sir William Booth was known to be there as a merchant of “Black Jacks” by 1685 and was connected with the Alleynes, who do appear on the maps. The way in which GB1’s sons, George & Benjamin acquired land after their father’s death would imply a significant legacy, presumably from the Barbados assets. There was a Capt George Booth mentioned in a Barbados will of 1694.
    The latter half of the 17thC was a time when the effect of the early intensive sugar production became apparent in Barbados. The yields fell dramatically due to soil impoverishment. Economics drove the bigger planters to expand by buying up the smaller. This state of affairs would have made newly discovered Jamaica to be a very attractive proposition. George Booth was probably a relatively small producer, especially as he does not figure on the 1675 map, so he would have been a willing migrant to Jamaica.
    GB1 had several children, amongst whom was another George; in his will dated 1676, proved 1678, his then wife Frances was named along with his surviving issue and some grandchildren; he specifically mentions stock and negroes in Barbados. Frances only survived him by about a year, and describes the sons in George 1’s will as her sons in law. She also mentions her son James Garrett. Frances was therefore George’s 2nd wife. From the dates and implied ages of George 1’s sons, they were Barbados born, and that their mother probably died there.
   Our line continues from George 1’s son George to his son Thomas and then Thomas’s son Henry, father of Anna Mary Booth, Andrew Wright’s mother. The line through these sons is fairly clear, partly from identifiable land legacies and other family members mentioned. In the 1680’s a number of land transactions were made by George Booth(s): mostly, they were described as junior or senior. It is difficult to differentiate between who they were. It seems most likely that our George, son of George 1, was building up his land holdings.
    Another George Booth was also in Jamaica at the time, styled, at least initially as Captain George Booth: from his will he died late 1694 or early 1695. This latter George was granted a 1200 acre lot in Clarendon in 1665, and a further 187 acres in 1674. The title Captain was probably a militia title, although he could have been a seaman.
    Around 1684, a George Booth appears as a surveyor on the land grants. Our George 1’s wife, Frances, refers to a cousin, George Booth and George, son of the our George, refers to his “uncle George Booth, whose grand mother was Jane Warren” (there were Warrens in Barbados in 1720’s & St Catherine in 1670’s). Capt George was probably a relative, maybe by marriage, of Frances Booth; the use of cousin encompasses a broad range of relationships, as would uncle. Capt George had a number of descendants: they can mostly be positively identified by their share in the 1200 acres.
    The duties of a surveyor were laid out in an act of 1682. They had to be certified by a panel of 3 other surveyors and were forbidden from surveying their own land[216]. This probably confirms that Surveyor George was not of the earlier George’s immediate family.

A Mrs Booth died in Clarendon, Jan 1799[217]

In 1664, when the new Governor, Sir Thomas Modyford, arrived in Jamaica from Barbados with 1000 settlers....[218]. It is said that these settlers went to the East end of Jamaica.

Samuel Booth bapt Barbados, St Lucy, 26/5/1679 of Robert Booth.

A George Booth was listed as owning the Achilles, built in Bristol in 1820[219].

Henry Booths

Somewhat later, there were 3 contemporary Henry Booths:

Henry, son of Jane & probably GB2 probably born about 1705 died betwween 23/8/1738 & 29/11/1739. Prob wife Mary Bonny. Seems to be referred to as jnr

Henry, son of Henry & Mary (Bonny), b 1735.

Henry, millwright of St C, son of Thomas, millwright of St Catherine, son of GB2 Prob b abt 1700, Died between 11/1742 & 6/1743, this must be snr. While he was of a later generation than Henry son of Jane, his father Thomas was probably the son of GB2’s first wife. Thomas’s first born son could easilty have been born before Thomas’s youngest brother, born after GB2’s death.

Contemporay Booths in Barbados:

    A Sir George Booth was prominent at the end of the Commonwealth when he took Chester for the Royalists, but was soon defeated. There was discussion at the time of deporting him to Barbados, but it seemed to have come to naught. He was a staunch Presbyterian. There is however no obvious connection with our George Booth(s).
    A Capt William Booth was listed in Barbados in 1638, part of a list of landholders of more than 10 acres.[220]
    There was a Sir William Booth as a prosperous merchant in Barbados in 1685 who received 100 convicts from the “Bloody Assizes” in Dorset that year from Monmouth’s rebellion. Sir William’s (of Black Jacks) wife was Rosamund Meynell dau of Littleton Meynell of Derbyshire, and their only daughter and heir was Elizabeth (1692-1746) who married Abel Alleyne in Barbados in 1713: Abel Alleyne bought the Booth estates from Dame Rosamund: 495 acres in St Peter, St James & St Andrew, 2 dwelling houses, 2 stone windmills & 2 boiling houses[221]. He was of a later generation than our George Booth. (ref Genealogies of Barbados Families: From Caribbeana and the Journal of the ... By James C. Brandow. – Google books). One source has Sir William as a former Naval Officer[222].
   A Sir George Booth was involved in an action in 1659 at Chester.

LDS: William Booth & Rosamund had children:
Mary, ch 21/2/1685, St Martin in the Fields.
Dorothy, ch 11/9/1688, St Olave Hart St, London

Black Jacks ako Sion Hill in St James & St Peter parishes, may not have been owned by Sir William for very long[223]. Suggested previous owners do not appear on the maps.

See Derbyshire Record Office D239 M/E 20468 for papers relating to Alleyne family in Barbados.
Allen appears in the SE central area of Barbados in 1657.
Alleyne appears in 1722 in St James parish, NE of the church, and extensively elsewhere.

A Booth family website has the following passage:
America.  Family tradition has it that three Booth brothers from Cheshire came to America in the 1630's; William to Barbados, John Booth who settled on Long Island, and Richard Booth who was one of the founding fathers of Stratford, Connecticut (Donald L. Jacobus's 1952 book Genealogy of the Booth Line recounts this family line).

Misc other notes


The Samudas had a long-standing trading relationship with Jamaica. “D. Samude” appears in Lloyd’s Register 1764 (London: Gregg Pres n.d.) as owner of the Esther, running between London- Jamaica. In Lloyd’s Register 1776, M. Samuda is listed as owner of the Judith, London-Jamaica; and Samuda & Co. as owner of the Withywood, the Susannah, the Esther, the George Booth, and the Princess Royal, all of them sailing between London-Jamaica. (Jews, Slaves, and the Slave Trade: Setting the Record Straight, By Eli Faber, Google Books).

From the Newspaper Archive & Lloyd’s List have numerous reports of a ship, the “George Booth”, between London & Jamaica, between 1768 & 1776. Perhaps this belonged to George Booth who died in 1769 as he appeared from his will to have been a rich merchant.

INTELLIGENCE From LLOYD’s  Oct 4 (1782)[224]
The Alert privateer of Alderney, Captain Falaise, has sent into Guernsey the St Francis, D’.Asise, a Spanish prize, from the Carraccas to the Canaries, with 60 tons of Cocoa, and 10 ferons of indigo.
The Jonge Maria, from Cadiz to Ostend, drove on shore two miles to the eastward of Rotterdam, on the 29th of September, in a hard gale of wind; the Captain and one man drowned;  the cargo, consisting of salt, entirely washed out, and it is feared the ship will be lost.
An American vessel from Guadaloupe to Nantz, with 100 hogsheads of sugar, some coffee and indigo, is sent into Guernsey, having been taken by Captain Durell of Guernsey, and Captain Gabourd, of Jersey, at anchor off  the Isle Dien.
The Withywood, Evers, from Jamaica to London, foundered in the gale, off the Banks of Newfoundland;  the crew taken up by the Thetis, arrived at Bristol.
Plymouth, 1. Arrived the Worcester, Stuart, from Jamaica, having loft her mizen-mast in a heavy gale Of wind, the 16th ult. She sailed from Jamaica, under convoy of nine ships  of the line, befides* frigates, with a fleet of about ninety merchantmen, but separated in the above gale, and saw no part of the convoy since.
The London, Obryen. from London to Jamaica, having received some damage, and being leaky, is put into Plymouth.
The Rodney, Luscomb, from Jamaica to Bristol, foundered on the 17th of September, off the Banks of Newfoundland.
Milford, 26. On the 23d, arrived the Surprize sloop of war, from Antigua, after seeing those vessels in safety, bound up St George's Channel.
Bristol. Sept. 30. The Thompson, Chapman, from St Thomas's
for Christiansand, is drove up to Lundy Island, in our Channel: the Captain sent his letters for this place, by a pilot skiff, and, in a letter to his friend here, says be left St Thomas's the 16th ult. and on the 21st ditto, lat. 29. 7. long. 60. 32. spoke the Arbuthnot privateer of New York, who the day before fell in with the ship Halifax, of and from Antigua for Hallifax; on the 19th, said privateer saw four sail of the line, steering N. N. W which Captain Chapman supposes to be the ships that had arrived at Martinico from the Cape, and destined for America. Two English letters of marque were carried into Guadaloupe, and two large French frigates were cruizing to the windward of Barbadoes.
Portsmouth, 3.  Yesterday arrived at St Helen's, the Canada, of 74 guns, under jury top masts, Captain Cornwallis, from Jamaica; parted with fleet in a violent gale, off the  Banks of Newfoundland. Also arrived the Truelove, Moulton, from Jamaica, by which we«learn  the fleet consisted of eighty-eight merchant ships, under convoy of nine men of war; on the 17th ult. they met a mostt violent gale, in which the Centaur lost her fore mast, bowsprit, and mizzen-mast; the Caton, of 64 guns, made a signal of distress and bore away for New York, in Company with the Pallas frigate; the Ardent being very leaky, returned to Jamaica. Three of the merchant ships foundered in sight of the Truelove ; and Captain Moulton, and the Parmassus, of London, and a snow belonging to Bristol, were taken by a large privateer. The Truelove saw no part of the fleet sjnce she parted on 17th; she came into the Channel alone.
Gravesend Oct 2.. Arrived the Toy, Archer, from Perth; Stirling, Dock; Glasgow, Walker, Furth, Henderson; and Paisley, Gardner, from Carron.

What is the connection with our Booth’s??

Booth Time line

1665: Capt George Booth granted 1200A St Jago by Cartwheel Savanna, Clarendon

This land partitioned between 4 sons in 1713, George, John, Simon & Thomas.
¼ to son Simon sold to Francis Scarlett 53/229-264 25/5/1717
¼ to son John. John sold ½ in 1717 to George Brooks[225]. Other ½ to John Bodle 1718 58/45.
George & Thomas retained their share after 1720.

1670: Deed, George Booth esq buys 100 acres at Withywood from John Hill on the Clarks. (GB1)
1672: Capt George Booth granted 140 acres Savannah land in Clarendon.
1674: Capt George Booth granted 187 acres in 2 plots, Clarendon. Adjoins 1665.
1676: George Booth 1 will.
1677: Frances Booth will, wife of GB1.
1678: George Booth & wife Mary sell small plot to Elizabeth Crosse: “GB2”.
1678: George Booth jnr as admon to Margery Booth, buys small plot of land similar to Elizabeth Cross’s. Ent 1686.
1678: Benjamin Booth & Nicholas Boulton re land use & partnership, re marriage.
1679: Benjamin Booth & widow Boulton deed.
1683: Grants:

GB Snr 300 acres in Clarendon, N of Poris Mountain.
GB jnr 500 acres on Pinders River area?

This land went to GB jnr’s sons: son George sold his 1/3 1718[226]. Wife Jane’s ¼??

Ben B 419 acres Clarendon, 3 plots – 340, 60 & 19 N of Poris Mtn.

1684: Benjamin Booth granted 800 acres Clarendon.
1686: GB jnr buys land from Cornelius Adams ref Margery Booth.
1686: George Booth snr buys 67 acres from Robert Varney (plat copied) in Vere, under Brazilatto Mountains.
1686: Benjamin Booth will, planter of Clarendon, son of GB snr?
1686: George Booth snr borrows £100 from John Ashley secured on 16¾ acres, probably land bt from John Hill, 1670.
1686: George Booth jnr buys 20 acres from John Downer. Vere, Brazaletar mtns.
1687: George Booth jnr buys 5 acres from Peter Stiles.
1687: George Booth (snr) lets 16 acres in Withywood to Daniel Smith, similar to Ashley deed.
1687: George Booth jnr buys 17.5 acres from Stephen Jackson, pat to John Pusey.
1687: George Booth jnr buys 26 acres from Henry Beck. Plat to Elizabeth Wright.
1687: George Booth buys 40 acres in Vere from Hugh Gardiner.
1687: George Booth jnr buys 584 acres from Francis Wallascott in Vere.

FW adjoins Elizabeth Wright’s 26 acres. 18/172.
GB3 sells 98 acres of his share to Jane & Henry Booth, 1714.

1687: George Booth snr patent & plat for 20 & 3 acres in Vere & Clarendon on Henry Vizard et al.

Inherited by 4 sons.
1/2 seems to have gone to son John Booth. 1717 JB sells to George Brooks.

1688: George Booth snr partnership with Thomas Bull for 7 years.
1689: George Booth patented 5 acres in Clarendon, part of Downer land.
1694: Capt George Booth will, of Vere.
1697: Mr George Booth snr granted 23 acres Vere.
1702/5: George Booth will, son of “GB1”
1702: Benjamin & Thomas Booth let 12 acres St Jago Savanna.
1703: Mr George Booth granted 300 acres, Vere, Camps Savanna. Prob “GB2”.
1707: George Booth will, millwright of Vere.
1709: Cary Bodel & Jane sale of land ref Elizabeth (Booth) Bodle.
1709: Thomas Sutton will
1710: Thomas Booth & Jeremiah Downer re Varney land.
1711: Thomas Booth will, of St Elizabeth.
1712: John Booth sells land to George & Henry Downer.
1712: George & Rebecca Booth sell land to Robert Cargill.
1714: writs against George Booth – probably “GB3”.
1714: writs against John Booth – probably son of Capt GB.
1714: Branker Booth sells land at Milk River.
1714: John Booth & Thomas Booth snr share agreement
1714: Thomas Booth mortgage on slaves.
1714: George Booth & Rebecca sells land to Peter Gravett.
1714: George Booth gives Peter Gravett a mortgage on land.
1714: Jane Booth lets slaves & stock to son Henry Booth.
1714: George Booth to Jane Booth re land in 18/172 above.
1715: Benjamin Booth will, of Vere.
1715: Thomas Booth lets land to Thomas Saunderson
1715: Jane & Henry granted 40 acres, Vere.
1716: Cary Bodle mortgages slaves & stock.
1716: George Booth sells to Jonathan Facey 22.75 acres of inherited land.

Not part of the Pinders River land.

1717: John Booth, son of Capt, sells ½ of 300A to George Brooks.
1717: John Booth & G&H Downer re legacies to GB minor.
1717: John Booth & Jasper Handasyd re JH’s wife’s land.
1717: Thomas Booth sells 80 acres St Elizabeth
1717: Simon & Rebecca Booth sell some of Capt GB’s land
1718: George Booth sells to Robert Fisher 1/3 of Pinders River land. 56/40.
1718: Cary & Jane Bodle mortgage on estate in Clarendon.
1718: Thomas Booth sells 5.5 acres in Clarendon.
1718: John Booth sells ½ of Capt GB land to John Bodle.
1720: Branker Booth patented 250 acres in St Elizabeth.
1723: John Booth will, of Clarendon.
1726: Kemble Booth patented 200 acres in St Elizabeth

1728: Branker Booth will
1729: Thomas Booth will, of St Catherine Millwright.
1730: George & Catherine Booth of Vere to Richard Goulbourn sells land
1733: Samuel Booth will.
1734: George Booth will, of St Catherine, joiner – unknown.
1739: Mary Booth will, wife of Thomas 1729.
1739: Henry Booth will, of Vere, planter. Son of George 1705.
1740: George Booth patented to plots of 300 acres in N of St Elizabeth.
1743: Henry Booth will, of St Catherine, millwright, son of Thomas 1729.
1747: Thomas Booth will, son of Thomas 1729.
1754: Rebecca Booth will, of Vere, widow.
1755: Kemble Booth Will of St James.
1755: Samuel, Simon jnr & Simon min patented 300 acres each in Clarendon.
1760: John Gall Will
1761: Norwood Booth of Vere. – A Richard Norwood was a great Bermuda Surveyor.
1764: Simon Booth will, prob son of GB 2.
1765: George Booth snr sells slaves to Henry Ashbourne
1765: Thomas & Judith Booth of St James sells slaves & stock to William Pight.
1765: John Downer will, wife Elizabeth.
1769: Peter Gravett Booth will, of St Catherine, planter.
1769: George Booth will.
1775: John Gall Booth buys land.
1776: Simon jnr patented 2 plots of 300 acres each St Elizabeth, Martin’s Mountain.
1807: Thomas Booth of Trelawney, leaves to Booths in Lincolnshire.

1.7         Booth Land

Booths may have owned Enfield Estate in Vere in 1804. Not found on maps.

Land Grants

When Modyford became governor in 1664, he issued 1800 patents. A new emigrant could claim 30 acres for himself, his wife and each of his children, each indentured servant and each slave[227]. The only condition was to cultivate the land and pay a quit rent of a penny a year (old penny!). These early grantees gained a bonus in 1692 when Port Royal was destroyed in the earth quake, and all the payment records were lost: many planters did not pay, or were very slow in paying the quite rents. All outstanding rent debts were wiped out by this event! Eventually, non payment of rent resulted in confiscation of the land and its regranting to another planter who was prepared to make up the arrears.
Modyford arrived from Barbaods with 1000, mostly poor, settlers from Barbados – it has been said that these all went to the East end of the Island, but Richards says that an early settlement of 1800 from Nevis went to Morant Bay. In any event, Captain George Booth at least looks as though he was one of the early


In 1673, the parish of Vere was formed “by cutting off a portion of Clarendon,” and in 1675, “when an Act was passed for dividing His Majesty’s Island of Jamaica into several parishes and precincts, St. Thomas-in-the-Vale was taken from St. Catherine; and Clarendon lost another piece out of which was formed St. Dorothy”[228]. So by 1675 Jamaica had 15 parishes.

Upper Reaches of the Rio Minho often called the Dry River.

Withywood: Alley or The Alley[229]

Withewood was also used as the name for the area that became Vere.

First known as Withywood, Alley was originally a part of Vere.  The area took its name from the Alley Church that is situated there.

The Alley Church

Built with brick and stone quoins in 1671, this church was originally a squat building about 10 m (33 feet) wide and 14.63 m (48 feet) long.  The eastern end was erected and consecrated in 1872.  The Alley Church is the oldest Anglican Church in the island.

1927 maps

Booth Land on Maps:

1684, 1707 & 1747 only show Captain Booths original grant.
1755, Browne shows no Booths.
1763, Craskell:
Salt Savanna sugar estate, west of West Harbour, this appears on Robertson & 1:50K. It belonged to George Booth (1707-69) and passed to the Maxwells. It incorporated 600 acres in S Trelawney granted in 1740.

Carlisle: Sugar Estate to the west of Salt Savanna, “Booth” on Craskell, Carlyle on Robertson. 1707 has Collier, Varney & Wallascot here. On Senex, this is on the south side of what is shown as Common Savanna. Carlisle does not show on the modern map, but is marked as late as 1888 on Liddell: it was probably abandoned at the end of the 19thC, possibly amalgamated with Moneymusk. Reputed to be owned by the Gibb family in the late 18thC, but Lousadas from 1811. It ran down to the sea shore.
It looks as though this estate belonged to the George Booth 1 line as it is not mentioned by George (1707-69).

Booth pen, on the south side of the Alley Church – Robertson and Liddell have Moneymusk in this position but modern maps shows Moneymusk sugar factory to the east of Amity Hall, on the western edge of Lionel Town, not where Robertson had it, but this is a relatively (1901) new plant..
3 Booth pens shown on the SE flank of Camps Hill, with Gravett to the north,
a further Booth pen shown near the coast between the Rion Minho and the milk River. The Camps Hill estates look to be about where Paradise Estate is marked on Robertson.
1811: Carlisle Estate owned by Lousada dcd, in 1816 by Daniel B Lousada, probably son of Daniel. 906 acres.
Amity Hall owned by the Goulbourne family and was about 2000 acres in 1852, sold by them in 1861. The Lindo family owned Monymusk & Amity Hall before buying Wray & Nephew.

George Booth 1


Land Transaction:

Early Land:

Hill Land
    The only plot of land which George Booth 1 is documented as having acquired was that from the Hills in 1670. He must have acquired other parcels, probably by purchase as there are no grants in his name; they were probably in what became Vere parish, in the south in Withywood.

St Jago
    GB1 refers to land in St Jago in his will: from the sugar & rum left to his wife Frances; however, no sign of this has been found, either by patent or purchase.
    He must have also acquired land further north west in St Jago Savanna, somewhere near Captain George Booth’s 1664 grant of 1200 acres. His son Benjamin was later granted substantial holdings in this area, maybe to extend holdings inherited from his father.
    Production of sugar might have been about ½ to 1 hogshead (16 cwt) of sugar per acre. Rum ½ puncheon to a hogshead, a puncheon being 70-100 gallons. Thus Frances’s amount, 1000 lbs of sugar and 100 gals of rum equated to the production of no more than 5 acres of sugar. As not all a holding would have been directly in sugar, this amount could have been produced from a plantation of 20 acres.
    Thus it seems that the land left by GB1 in St Jago was not very substantial: the 100 acres land in Withywood was acquired by purchase from the Hills, and appears in his will. The St Jago land does not appear, it may well have been a purchase. GB1’s son, Benjamin became a substantial land owner in the North end of the St Jago Savanna: a 1684 grant bounds southerly in his own land, probably land he acquire via his wife, but possibly his share of GB1’s St Jago land. Either way, it is probably that this land was north of Captain George’s 1200 acre patent.

    From a mention in his will, George must have acquired some land at Withywood Common in addition to that he bought from the Hills. Son George describes land bounding on “Commones” in his will; the Common Savanna is shown in 1715 just on the south side of Pye Corner, in the area of The Cross, to the East of the Rio Minho. His son had a grant of 200 acres of “over plus land” within his own boundary in Camps Savanna, to the west of the Rio Minho; the implication of this grant is that the whole holding in Camps Savanna was significantly greater than 200 acres. These areas were, and still are, good sugar land.
    His land was left to his sons George, Benjamin & William, the latter probably dying soon after his father and before his step mother.

Booth shown several maps in this area:
By Craskell 1763 Andersons are in Capt Booth’s position, with a Pen. Booths are on the West bank of the Milk River a few miles further South.

Carlisle & Salt Savanna Estates

Craskell in 1763 shows 2 Booth sugar estates south of Alley and east of the Rio Minho: Robertson has the western one as Carlisle and the eastern as Salt Savanna Estate. Comparing both maps shows that the western Booth Estate on Craskell was probably Carlisle, although it could have been Greenwich: the river had moved significantly in the intervening years, as it continued to do.
Salt Savanna estate is south of Lionel Town, about half way to Carlisle Bay on the modern maps and on Robertson.

From later documents, there is no doubt that Salt Savanna Estate was owned by George Booth (1707-1768), g/son of Capt George Booth: it passed from him to the Maxwell family.
The Lousadas were handsome beneficiaries of George Booth (1707-69) in his will (£1000 = £350K 2015 each) and subsequently owned Carlisle, so Carlisle may also have been in the Captain George Booth family.


In a deed[230] in 1670, George Booth esq bought from John Hill & Hannah his wife for £50 & a cow calf 100 acres in Clarendon at Withywood[231] E on John Howden? N on Valentine Mumbee W on Robert Smith, & S & W on Jane Clark.

Plat for Elisha & Jane Clarke, of 1664[232], shows Lt John Hill to the SE & North, (probably two separate plots); south Side of the Rio Mino, Cabuas Savanna (was this a transcription error for Common Savanna, which was marked on Senex in the area?). That for Valentine Mumbee is “near Salt Savanna”. Its southern boundary is marked as Christopher Horner.

This land was left to his wife, Frances for life, and then ½ to be disposed of by her, and the other half to his 3 sons (It is highly probably that son William died soon after as he is not mentioned in Frances’s will a couple of years later).

The likelihood is that this land was between the 2 plats. Being at Withywood, near the Salt Savanna and on the South side of the Rio Minho makes it to be on the south side the Ox Bow as on the modern map extract. The Bochart & Knollis map does not show this ox bow, but it appears as a complex area on Craskell; while the modern surveys show a simpler Ox Bow, now cut off.

Several contemporary maps show Michael’s Hole about where the modern Carlisle bay settlement is shown. Son George sells a small plot of land near Michael’s Hole, east of the Rio Minho, just south of Alley/Withywood.

Mumbee is not shown in this position on the early maps, but does appear in 1927 to the west of the Rio Minho.
Craskell 1763 shows Mumbee in Vere at 17N48 77W06.

The remaining Clarendon land was presumably left to his sons George, Benjamin & William.

7.1    George Booth – D 1676/8



Issue of George Booth 1:
1/1. George Booth (G will, s-in-l in F’s will)
1/2. Benjamin Booth (G will, s-in-l in F’s will)
1/3. William Booth – prob died bef 12/1677, father’s will only.
1/4. Ann Booth, married Mr Browne (G only).
1/5. Catherine, m (Philip?) Edmonds, with dau Ealse (G only).
1/6. Dau Sutton re Benjamin will

     In his will he was referred to as a Gentleman of Clarendon (or Vere, as he would probably have drafted his will at the time Vere was being created). He refered to land in Barbados in his will and so was most probably a planter from Barbados who saw the opportunities in Jamaica after the 1655 invasion. He had land in Clarendon and at Withewood (Vere - Carlisle Bay); 1/2 to his wife, which went from her to her own children, the remainder to his sons.
     There is no direct mention of our George found so far (8/2014) in Barbados, the only George Booth, referred to as Captain, being on that Island in the late 17thC, when he married a widow, Elizabeth Dash[233]. There are several reports of 3 Booth brothers arriving in New England in the mid 17thC, Robert, Richard & John, sons of Richard Booth of Cheshire. It is suggested that one of them, John, spent some time in Barbados, and that another brother, William lived there.
     George was probably married at least twice as his wife at the time of his death, Frances, refers to George & Benjamin as sons in law in her will. She was probably previously married to Mr Garett as she refers to her son James Garett in her will. From a deed[234] in 1678, (see under son George), his first wife might have been Margery. The reference in GB2’s will to an uncle George may be to a brother of GB1’s first wife, GB2’s mother. If so, she could have been named Warren.
   GB1 left land to his sons, and their probable wills show them passing on the land. Frances Booth refers to her cousin George Booth in her will, and also a silver spoon to Elizabeth, daughter of George Booth (whose wife was Elizabeth). This George was probably a Barbados cousin, at least of Frances Booth and probably George 1, possibly Captain George by then of Jamaica, although the latter makes no mention of a daughter Elizabeth.

Will[235] Dated 16/7/1676, proved 3/8/1678, of Clarendon
Left his wife Frances his plantation at Withewood of about 100 acres (this is the land bought from the Hills in 1670) for life: she could leave ½ to whomsoever she pleased. Also left to her were 4 negroes, 2 women and 2 men as well as ¼ of his negroes and stock in Jamaica and (specifically) Barbados. She was also entitled for life to 1000 lbs of sugar (from the Withewood plantation) and 100 gallons of rum from his plantation at Santiago, assuming that there was sufficient production at the plantations.
He left all his land in Clarendon, and the 1/2 of Withewood not owned by Frances to his sons George, Benjamin & William and ¾ of the negroes and stock in Jamaica and Barbados. This includes savanna land at Withewood Common (additional to the 100 acres).
He left to daughter Ann Browne one negro, to daughter Catherine Edmonds 2 good ewes, and to her daughter Ealse a heifer.
To his other grandchildren he left a heifer in calf to George & William Selby, and to Sarah Sutton a gold ring 20 shillings.
Execs Thomas Sutton & Phillip Edmonds


His inventory[236] of Clarendon, dated 9/2/1679, shown by George Booth administrator, and contains a good description of his belongings at death and shows him as having a mixed farm, with stock and sugar and includes livestock & mill equipment, including coppers and stills, no slaves listed: Total £J421-0-3d (£200K 2015)

45 Horned Beasts young and old att 200 p head
48 Sheepe young and old at 11 per head
4 Hamkers
1 Stone Jugg
1 Bedstead
2 Boxes on truckell bedstead & one chest
2 Tables and a little truncke
2 Feather Beds, 2 pairs of sheet and a couverled
1 small round box and 3 old bibles
1 Diaper Table Cloath and 12 Napkins
1 Oznabrig Table Cloath & 7 Napkins
2 Pillow cases and 4 Towells
1 Old Blanckitt
6 Stock Lockes @ 2d p lock
7 Pairs of hooks and hinges
3 Chains
6 Joynt Stooles
2 Old Chairs
2 Crosscutt saws
2 Parcels of old Iron
2 Iron Potts
1 Frying pan and one spit
3 Smoothing Irons and one Skillitt
3 pewter platters and Plattes on flagon one Salt
2 pewter basons and two old Chamber potts
2 pailes 3 kayes one Mortor
1 Great Jarre and two little ones
1 Pair of Scales and Stilliards
1 Brass Candlesitck
2 Copper Graters
3 Gunn locks and one hammer
1 Wayne
1 Grindstone
3 mares 3 colts
4 Hourses
24 Hoggs and pigs
4 Coppers one still and Worme and sett of mill works

Frances Booth:

Issue of Frances Booth by her first husband, from her will:
James Garrett
Jane Garrett, m Thomas Roaden (s-in-law)

Peter Burton’s will[237] of 1669 mentions John Garrett, but no obvious connection.

Frances Booth:
24/12/1677, 22/5/1678. of Vere widow
Son James Garett, s-in-l Thomas Roadon & Ann Baldwin dau of Elizabeth Baldwin Withewood plantation. Also cattle etc to son James Garett now in St Jago, if he should arrive in Jamaica in indigent condition, give him £10 immediately.
A negro to Thomas Roadon, husband of daughter Jane Roadon.
God daus Milliner Edmonds dau of Philip Edmonds a heifer.
Refers stock in partnership with sons in law George & Benjamin Booth (has William died??). It appears from this that the plantations continued to run after George’s death, with his sons & their step mother in partnership.
Cousin Elizabeth Crosse negro boy
Cousin George Booth (who was this?? – this was often a rather vague term).
To Elizabeth Booth, dau of George Booth, silver spoon, presumably daughter of her cousin George Booth.
Exec Thomas Roadon & Phillip Edmonds.

No mention of Garrett’s in St Catherine or St Andrew.

Edmund Crosse married Elizabeth Boulton, St Catherine, 1/10/1669.

A Thomas & Mary Rodon had a family, including a Jane, in Clarendon in the 1690’s – a grandson??
Ch Clarendon of Thomas & Mary:
Elizabeth Rodon, 11/2/1695.
Jane Rodon, 4/2/1696.
Thomas Rodon, 27/1/1697
Susanna ROdon, 11/9/1699.
John Rodon, 25/8/1701.
Sarah Rodon, 23/10/1703.
Gifford Rodon, 27/5/1705.
Catherin Rodon, 11/4/1709.
James Rodon, 15/10/1711.

No trace of relevant Baldwins.

Frances’s cousin George Booth may well have been Surveyor George Booth; George 2 refers to his uncle George Booth – these 2 references are probably to the same person.

Will[238] of Peter Burten/Burton - 1669

Of St Catherine’s
Gives to friend John Parris all stock etc in share with John Garrett. Also share of 120 acres of Savannah Land. Also plantation to John Garrett.
Frees slave Joyce when she is 21 in 1686
John Parris will V1/205, 1678.
Plat St Catherine 1/18 & 1/28. Colebourne Gully was in what later became St Dorothy.

Summary of issue from George & Frances’s wills:
Issue of George:
1/1. George Booth (G will, s-in-l in F’s will)
1/2. Benjamin Booth (G will, s-in-l in F’s will)
1/3. William Booth – prob died bef 12/1677, father’s will only.
1/4. Ann Booth, married Mr Browne (G only).
1/5. Catherine, m (Philip?) Edmonds, with dau Ealse (G only).
1/6. Dau Sutton re Benjamin will

George & William Selby
Sarah Sutton

Friends Thomas Sutton & Phillip Edmonds – G Will

Other’s mentioned in F’s will:
Anne Baldwin, dau of Elizabeth Baldwin
God dau Millinor Edmonds, dau of Phillip Edmonds

Cousin Elizabeth Crosse (sold land by George 2 & Mary Booth in 1678).
Cousin George Booth

Issue of George Booth

It is probable that most, if not all, were born before arriving in Jamaica as they appear to be adult by 1676; even if George was in the first landings, he probably would not have had a wife there much before 1660. They were probably not by Frances, his wife in Jamaica, but it is assumed that George & Frances were probably married in Barbados.
His 2 surviving sons left a good paper record. Little has been found so far of his daughters.

1/1. George Booth 2 – AM13/81


1/2. Benjamin Booth - 1686

Planter of Clarendon.
Probably born bef 1660 (ref marriage date) in Barbados.
From his will, he had:
Married 1678 Jane Boulton dau of Nicholas & Katherine Boulton.
Died 1686, in his inventory of 1686, he left Surveying Instruments.

Father: George Booth 1st (mother not know – Frances in George 1st Will 2nd wife) – this is the only obvious Benjamin Booth of the period. Also he had as executors, brother George Booth and brother Thomas Sutton: George 1 also had Thomas Sutton as executor and named a grand daughter as Sarah Sutton. This must therefore be the son of GB1.
From his will, he had 2 sons, but they were not named, unlike his daughter, Magdalen. There are Benjamin & Thomas Booth who left wills of an appropriate era, but are unaccounted for: they appear to have been brothers, so could be these 2.

Inherited ½ of his father’s land as brother William was probably dead before mother Frances’s will of 1677. This would include about 25 acres in Withywood and an unknown area elsewhere in Clarendon.

Benjamin’s major holdings came via marriage and grant, his probable son, Benjamin referes to 2 unidentified runs:
1702: 12 acres: Booths Clump in St Jago Savanna & joining on a part of a parcel of land belonging to Coll Henry Long in Clarendon
6 acres on one side on a pond in said Clump & 6 acres on the other side of the pond.
1712: 12¼ acres...Vere, west on John Bosley, North on Francis Moore esq, South on John Turner a miner.

1683 Grant
Benjamin was granted[239] land in 1683 in Clarendon:
340 acres, Clarendon, E N & W u/s Mountain Land, SE Mr George Booth snr
60 acres Clarendon, S & E on himself, N & W Sir Francis Walton
19 acres Clarendon, W & N on Coll Wm Ivy, S Mr Henry Tennant
The latter 2 plats were damaged, but probably were conjoined.
This grant was made the same date as one to George Booth senior and another to George Booth junior.
That for GB snr joins the south eastern boundary of the 340 acre plot, and itself joins John Moore: the probably John Moore grant is North of Porus Mountain. This is located by the Black, Thomas & Plantain rivers to the North of Porus by about 6 miles, and a couple of miles south of Frankfield. N18°07’ W77°23’, on Google earth now looks to be mostly unimproved bush.

The 340 acress for Benjamin & the 300 acres for George Booth are shown on estate map Clarendon 188, which agrees closely with the patents. The Booth plats are located on the 1:50000 map as being about 2.5 miles NE of Williamsfield (on the road from Porus towards Mandeville); the village of Banana Ground is about on the boundary between the 2 runs. In 2015, it appears to be well wooded, but with about 50% under cultivation. This land does not appear in later documents, but the implication of the the post 1751 map is that Booths were still owners.

Marriage Settlement deeds:

He acquired 600 acres from his father-in-law via marriage settlement at the north end of the St Jago Savanna.

Nicholas Boulton and Benjamin Booth, both planters of Clarendon made an agreement[240] in 1678:
At the marriage of Benjamin Booth to Nicholas Boulton’s dau Jane Boulton, Benjamin Booth paid 5/- and Nicholas Boulton gives to Benjamin Booth one moiety of all his land being 600a and houses stock negroes goods etc and belonging amd half the profits; after the death of Nicholas Boulton & his wife Katherine Boulton rest goes to George Booth.
In exchange Benjamin Booth is to cause a good mill house, boiling house, a good set of Mill Works and Cases, 4 good coppers and 2 good stills within 2 years. Benjamin Booth to bring into the partnership all his negroes neat cattle & sheep or what negroes may come from Barbados of his.
Benjamin Booth to pay to:
Anne Lug, dau of Nicholas Boulton in Bristol £200, £100 12 months after Nicholas & Katherine’s death & 6 months after that date.
Elizabeth Burlton dau of Nicholas Boulton £100 in 5 years
Katherine Burlton ygst dau of Nicholas Boulton £200
Wit inter alia George Booth

As deduced before, Benjamin died in 1686, and Nicholas between 1678 and 1679.

A deed[241] between Katherine Boulton to Benjamin Booth of 1679 secures Katherine’s share in the property in the 1678 deed for her life.

Katherine Boulton Widow of Clarendon administrator of Nicholas Boulton gent:
600 acres of Nicholas Boulton’s land North on Rock Mtns W on land not yet run, S on St Jago Savanna, SE on Col William Ivy to Benjamin Booth
Benjamin Booth to pay £15 annually for 2 years and then £80 to Katherine Boulton and to allow Katherine Boulton ½ house and goods for life and 1 negro and make up Katherine Boulton’s flock of sheep to 20 and 1 breeding mare.

This land is shown in a patent to Nicholas Boulton[242] for 500a, undated, with no compass: borders on the “St Auga” Savananah, probably the St Jago. Another (earlier?) plat for 100 acres was dated 1670-1[243]. The two plats could connect, so it may be the 500 acre one was in fact the earlier, particularly as these deeds refer to a 600 acre plot. The 500 acre plat shows a house in the SE corner.
This land is not marked on the 1684 map, but can be closely positioned by the marked Ivy holding and a mountain depicted to the north. It is probably only 2-4 miles from Captain George Booth’s original grant.
Plats grouped together as Booth Group D.

in 1670, “Widow Bolton” had 100 acres in Clarendon, and Nicholas Bolton 500 acres[244]. This might imply that the 100 acres, which was patented to Mr Nicholas Bolton, was to the father of the patentee of the 500 acres, Nicholas Bolton.

The Folly Pen 800 Acre Grant

     Benjamin Booth had a further land grant in 1684[245] for 800 acres. This grant has a southern boundary of a similar shape to the northern boundary of Nicholas Boulton’s 500 acres, which, by this time, Benjamin had inherited through his wife.
     This land appears in an estate plan, Clarendon 575, for Folly Pen in about 1784 (plan damaged at date) where it is described as Benjamin Booth.
The Folly Pen is shown some 3 miles NE of Clarendon Park on Liddell 1888, but with the Mammee Gully a couple of miles further NE: the estate plan confirms the Booth Patent to be as shown on the Mammee Gully (the estate plan seems to be oriented with west up).
     The Estate Plan and plats can be positioned with reasonable accuracy over Folly, to the north east of Clarendon Park, east of Scotts Pass on the main road from May Pen to Mandeville. The northern part of the Benjamin Booth plat fits well, but the south eastern corner is uncertain on the Estate Map. The exact position can be determined with reference to the fork in the road to the north west of the word “Folly” on the Map. Scaling & rotating to match the roads around this road junction puts (Osbourn) Store about ½ a mile north of its modern position. Robertson puts the leeward road to the north of the St Jago ponds, but the modern road has a long sweep to their south: this looks like a relatively recent road (20thC). There is little or no visible sign of an old road to the north of the ponds on Google Earth, but the new road must have joined the old at about Belle Plain.
Mamee gully does not appear on modern maps. Measuring the areas of the plats scaled to fit the moderen map shows them oversize by about 30% on the area, 15% linear.
     The Estate Map was drawn up for the Hon. John Henckell (1752-1802, MA Clarendon, Chief Justice 1801) to establish the bounds of Folly Pen in the late 1780’s: it was then measured at 906 acres. There was considerable variation between the several patents and the boudaries of a run of 1002 acres to the south, once owned by Alexander Crawford, but passed to Henry Dawkins in 1752; much of the Crawford/Dawkins land was over the Boulton patents. The major part of Folly covers Benjamin Booth’s 800 acres. By 1811, Folly was owned by Henry Dawkins with 102 slaves and 156 stock. So at sime stage the Booths must have either sold the patented land or abandoned it, but there seems little evidence of what happened to it. Later maps only show Dawkins here, so it may be that Dawkins either bought the ground, or Booths failed to work it and lost the grant.

“schituate upon the small mountain” and bounds East & East Northerly upon unsurveyed land Mr Henry Tennant and the Mamee Gully northerly upon the Little Mountain and South upon his own land (that inherited from Nicholas Boulton).

Benjamin owned some 1800 acres at the time of his death.

Will[246] dated 25/6/1686:
Execs brother George Booth & Thomas Sutton (Thomas Sutton also for George Booth 1st).
He left his estate to his 2 sons living, and the possible 4th child if a son. To his daughter Magdalen, he left £J400, £J200 at marriage and the same 4 years later: this reduced to £J300 if the unborn child was a daughter.
Refers to wife Jane.

Inventory[247] 11/1686: £593/3/7½, includes 6 slaves and livestock.
Catherine Boulton, administrator.
This early inventory does not tie in with the owner of 1800 acres, but was probably only for the immediate domestic area.

A couple of later deeds in 1714 concerning widow Jane Booth and her son Henry could relate to Benjamin’s wife Jane, but seem more likely to refer to an unrecorded son of George 2 & Jane. This more fully discussed with George Booth 2’s family.

2/1. Son 1. Possibly Benjamin will of 1714-15.

If these 2 sons were indeed Benjamin & Thomas, then the following 1702 deed must have been them:
1702 Indenture[248] between Benjamin Booth & Thomas Booth of Clarendon planters & John Campbell of Clarendon & his wife Ann. Let 12 acres to John & Ann Campbell commonly called Booths Clump in St Jago Savanna & joining on a part of a parcel of land belonging to Coll Henry Long in Clarendon 6 acres on one side on a pond in said Clump & 6 acres on the other side of the pond. To hold for the lives of the survivor of John & Ann Campbell. Rent one Turkey Cock annually.

The original Booth land was in St Jago Savanna.

1712 Deed[249], A Benjamin Booth, planter, leased 12¼ acres to Andrew Wright, bricklayer, both of Vere, west on John Bosley, North on Francis Moore esq, South on John Turner a miner. £20 pa for 10 years.

Mentions Indigo. This was probably an ancestor of the Wrights with whom the Booths later married.

From will[250] of 1715:
Planter of Vere.
To dau Elizabeth Booth 1/3 of personal estate when 18 or married and heirs, to son George Booth the remainder when 18, to wife Mary if both children die without heirs.
Execs Joshua Tennant, wife & Thomas Booth snr (probably Thomas Booth whose will was proved 1729). JT & TB renounced their execs 28/11 & 4/12/1719.

There is an “unattached” inventory[251] for a Benjamin Booth in 1722, but this seems very late for him.

Mary Booth, widow of Kingston, sold[252] in 1720 to Sarah Brown dau of Mathias & Rebecca Brown merchant of Kingston, a negro girl named Kettana branded BB on left shoulder for £16.

Wife Mary
3/1. George Booth (<18 1715).
3/2. Elizabeth Booth (<18 1715).

2/2. Son 2, possibly Thomas Booth.

This would fit if 2/1. was indeed Benjamin, who was still alive at this date. Then cousin Thomas would be our ancestor Thomas, son of George 2nd.

A will
[253] of 1710/1 of Thomas Booth:
Thomas Booth of St E, Planter, sick
to 2 sons now living my whole estate when youngest 18
To brother Benjamin Booth and cousin Thos Booth a mourning ring
Admin by Thos Booth.

Administration 1/35: appoints James Lewis & Judith, widow.
Inventory[254] of 1711:
Of St Elizabeth
Shown by Lewis Jones & Judith his wife.
Assessed by Lichfield Bennitt & Gose? Gale

2/3. Dau Magdalen Booth.
2/4. Possible 4th child: Wife in child in his will of 1686.

1/3. William Booth – D 1677?

prob died bef 12/1677, not in Frances’s will.

1/4. Ann Booth,

married Mr Browne.

1/5. Dau married Mr Selby.

No relevant Selby’s in Jamaica or Barbados
Issue from grandfather’s will of 1676, so born before then:
2/1. George Selby, a heifer in calf from g/father George Booth’s will.
2/2. William Selby, a heifer in calf from g/father George Booth’s will.
They were left a heifer in calf by grandfather George Booth

1/6. Catherine Booth

Probably born before 1658.
LDS: Katherine Bouth, father George, ch 4 September 1652 SNAITH,YORK,ENGLAND
Other siblings do not match.
Married Mr Edmonds (Phillip? – GB’s executor)
She was left 2 good ewes by father.
2/1. Easle Edmonds – left one heifer by G/father, thus born bef 1676.


From LDS:
Philip Edmonds, son of Philip Edmonds, ch 21/5/1708
Issue of Thomas Edmuns, St Andrew
William 30/6/1669
Anne 20/2/1670
Thomas 29/7/1674

John Turner Edmonds son of Philip & Mary Edmonds, St C 11/7/1736

Issue of William & Penelope Edmonds.
Charles Price St Catherine 23/4/1736
Edward Bonner 8/3/1740, St Dorothy
None relevant in Barbados records on Ancestry.

1/7. Judith Booth

Prob born bef 1658 in Barbados.
She was not mentioned by name in her father’s will of 1676, but a grand-daughter Sarah Sutton was.

There is some indication from Thomas Sutton’s will that Judith may not have been Sutton’s 1st wife; she may also have been married before, with a daughter Elizabeth, who married Edward Pennant, to become Thomas Sutton’s daughter in law.

Married Thomas Sutton (Benjamin & George’s executor and called “brother” in Benjamin’s will of 1686) – daughter Booth is not referred to by name, but called Judith in Thomas Sutton’s will of 1707, in which he also mentions a daughter Sarah, who is mentioned in Booth wills, which makes this Thomas the most likely individual.
This Thomas Sutton, born about 1639, may have been in Barbados and a brother of John Sutton who died in Barbados in 1664, and, from his descendants ages, would have been born 1630-40. A descent from John Sutton is to be found in the Wills Volume.
That makes John Sutton, to whom he was attorney in Jamaica, his nephew and Mary, wife of Henry Tennant his niece.

Issue from Thomas’s Will:
2/1. Sarah Sutton,

Left a 20/- gold ring in g/father George Booth’s will born bef 1676. Married Miclthwaite.

2/2. John Sutton.

John Sutton married Eleanor Hewitt, Clarendon, 5/11/1708.
Issue of John & Eleanor Sutton:
3/1. Thomas Sutton, 17/9/1711, St Catherine
3/2. John Sutton no PR – Vere missing much of this period.

MI Jamaica: Vere, In memory of John Sutton, son of John Sutton esq, of this Parish ... he was cut off in the flower of his age, by the violence of a fever, 23 August, anno 1745.
Noted “He was the grandson of Col Thomas Sutton...”

3/3. Elizabeth Sutton ch 28/7/1720, Vere.

2/3. Anna Sutton, married Mr Cadwell.

A will[255] of Thomas Sutton dated 1707, probated 2/3/1711. Copies both in Jamaica and UK National Archives.

of Clarendon in good health
Beloved wife Judith, Edward Pennant and John Moore Execs
To wife sole produce of all my plantations at Withywood and of all negroes and slaves therewith used and occupied and are particularly mentioned in a schedule annexed ... and also the cutting and bringing away of all wood for building ... share of lands in McCary Bay.
Also 50 acres of land in Yarmouth Savanna for life if she will accept same in lieu of her dower jointure.
Son John all estate.
Dau Sarah Mitlethwaite £100 UK
Dau Anna Cadwell £100 UK
Dau in law Elizabeth Pennant £J50
God dau Judith Pennant & Sarah Pennant £UK100 each to be laid out these in plate at marriage or 21.
Friends Edward Pennant & John Moore £J50 each Edward Pennant extra £50 for managing the estate.
Thomas Pennant, son of Edward estate if his children die without issue.
Son John to be brought up in England.
47 Slaves.

Sketch Pedigrees of Jamaica[256] has him died bef 1710 and a Bill Sutton v Moore dated 29 July 1710 but with a footnote that he was buried 15/11/1710 Vere, 72nd year of life, which is confirmed in Archer’s MI of Jamaica.

A Thomas Sutton was with Penn & Venables as Sergt to BaynardVLO. His widow Amy applied for arrears 1656.

MI Archer:
Thomas Sutton was a Member of the Assembly for Clarendon 1677-79, 1686, 1691, 1698, 1701, Vere 1695, Speaker 1691-1693, 1698, Member for Port Royal 1703, 1706. Buried in (Vere) Parish Church at Vere ”Here lyeth inter’d th body of Coll Thomas Sutton who departed this life the 15th day of Novemebr in the seventy second year of his age and the year of our Lord God 1710”
John Sutton, grandson of above is also interred in the same Church. He died 23rd August 1745.

It was on his plantation in Clarendon, that the first serious servile revolt occurred in 1669. Sutton was a gallant soldier, and defended Carlisle Bay breastwork against the French, under Du Casse, in 1694. (Archer MI)

Deed 11/83:
Henry Tennant of Clarendon sells on 26th November, 1670, for 22 negroes and £80 sterling to Thomas Sutton, attorney for John Sutton of Barbados, 15 negroes, 30 head of cattle and 1100 acres of land, coppers, still, mill and mill house at St Augoe upon the Milk River in Clarendon. Document dated 29th June 1680. Suttons appear on Sloane 1707 to the south of Booths on the St Jago Savanna, but the patent of June 1670 shows the St Jago Pond, making it north of Captain Booth’s patent.
Henry Tennant probably married to Mary, daughter of John Sutton who died in Barbados on 1664, making him the “nephew-in-law” of Thomas and brother-in-law of John Sutton jnr).



Issue of Gifford & Elizabeth Pennant (Gifford Pennant had patents near Francis Burton), Gifford Pennant married Elizabeth Allwinkle, St Catherine 7/9/1669PR:
Elizabeth Pennant St Catherine, 29/1/1671-2

Probable father of:
Born about 1672,
Married Elizabeth, dau in law of Thomas Sutton (from TS will), whose wife was Judith Booth. The LDS submitted tree has Elizabeth as Moore.
Chapelton, Clarendon:
Here lyeth the body of the honourable Edward Pennant esq, who departed this life, the 11th of June 1736, Aetat 64.
He was Chief Justice, Custos Rotulorum of Clarendon and Vere, &c.; and father of Samuel, Henry, Smart, [a daughter], and ---- John, eldest surviving son, who married in St. Catherine's, 22d Oct., 1734, Bonella, daughter of Joseph Hodges, of Lacovia, Member of Assembly in 1711, and whose name survives in a large pen near Black River. Richard, their son, was created a peer of Ireland, on the 19th Nov. 1783, by the title of Lord Penrhyn. See "The Peerage."

Edward and Elizabeth Pennant issue (LDS) Clarendon:
1/1. Samuel 20/12/1709
1/2. Henry 29/3/1711,
1/3. John Pennant

A tree submitted to the LDS has children:

Edward, John, Sir Samuel, Gifford, Henry, Judith, Smart, Elizabeth, Sarah &  Mary.

Richard Pennant, 1st Baron Penrhyn (1737 – 21 January 1808) was a slave owner, anti-abolitionist Member of Parliament (MP) and Irish peer.
Richard Pennant was educated at Newcome's academy in Hackney and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1]
He was MP for Petersfield from 1761 to 1767, then becoming one of Liverpool's members from 1767 to 1780, and again from 1784 until 1790 when he offered his seat to Sir Banastre Tarleton who continued his anti-abolitionist activities. He was prominent in the development of the Welsh slate industry. He was created 1st Baron Penrhyn of Penrhyn in the county of Lough in 1783. This did not disqualify him from standing for elections to the Westminster House of Commons as his peerage was Irish.
Pennant owned vast properties in Caernarfonshire and six sugar plantations in Jamaica, where he owned over six hundred enslaved workers. He inherited half of his Welsh estate from his wife, Ann Susannah Pennant nee Warburton; the daughter of General Hugh Warburton, the other half from his father, John Pennant (Warburton's business partner). On his death, Richard's entire estate was inherited by his second cousin, George Hay Dawkins (1763–1840), who subsequently adopted the surname of Dawkins-Pennant. Dawkins' daughter Juliana and her husband were named as co-heirs of the estate on the condition that they also took the surname Pennant (which they duly accepted). Dawkins' son-in-law, Edward Gordon Douglas, was later created 1st Baron Penrhyn of Llandygai.

George Hay Dawkins-Pennant was born in 1764.2 He is the son of Henry Dawkins and Juliana Colyear.2 He married, secondly, Elizabeth Bouverie.2 He married Hon. Sophia Maria Maude, daughter of Cornwallis Maude, 1st Viscount Hawarden and Mary Allen, on 25 June 1807 at Hawarden, County Tipperary, Ireland.3 He died in 1840.2
      He inherited the Penrhyn estates from his great-uncle Richard Pennant, 1st and last Baron Penrhyn, of Penrhyn, co. Louth.4 He lived at Penrhyn Castle, Caernarvonshire, Wales.

7.2    George Booth – 2nd – D 1702/5


“GB2, GB jnr”

   He was probably born 1650-1660 in Barbados and died about 1704: from the ages of her children, Eliza, his daughter, was probably born before 1680 so he would have been married 1st to Mary in the 1670’s. He was the son of George Booth (GB1) and his probable first wife. As with other families in Vere in this period, the detail will have been affected by the parish records between 1720-30 are missing.
    In later life, he had 2 main estates, one of 500 acres on the north bank of the Pindars River in northern Clarendon, the other of about 584 acres on Camp Savannah, midway between the Milk & Minho rivers. He also had several other, smaller plots, acquired either by purchase or inheritance.
    The home of George Booth elder dcd  was S on John Harris dcd & Thomas Wait dcd, E on John Benson N on sd William Booth dcd & W on Jonathan Facey (from a sale deed by his daughter, Sarah Fisher in 1745).

Married 1st: Mary Downer, (Downer, probable daughter of Robert & Dyana and sister of John[257]), she probably died abt 1685.

Issue by Mary Downer:
Thomas Booth, Died abt 1725
Eliza Booth (b bef 1681)

Married 2nd: Jane, from the number of children soon after 1686 and she would have been born no later than 1670, but there is no indication of her family.

Issue by Jane:
George Booth (GB3)
Samuel Booth (D 1733)
Simon Booth (D bef 1764)
William Booth (D bef 1714)
Sarah Booth
Henry Booth – not in GB’s will, but probably born after the drafting of George’s will, inferred from later deeds between GB3, Jane & Henry Booth, & Samuel Booth 3 will.

    It is inferred that he was the George Booth “jnr” in deeds & patents in the 1680’s, in particular a 1683 patent, land which appears in his will: this only fits if he was junior to Captain George Booth. It is assumed that he is the eldest surviving son of George Booth 1st of Barbados & Vere by elimination of the other George Booths, his deduced age and the land reference in deeds to Elizabeth Crosse, who appears in Frances Booth’s will. This was probably land from his father’s purchase from the Hills.
   He mentions in his will “my uncle George...his grandmother Mrs Jane Warren” (his will and deed 51/111, definitely correct transcription!); the Uncle’s family name is not specified in either document however. This Uncle George might have been a brother of his mother Jane. There is no mention of any relevant Jane Warrens in Barbados.
    He and his wife Mary are named in a deed[258] where they sell in 1678 of a small piece of land to Elizabeth Crosse who was described as a cousin in George’s mother Frances’s will. A similar piece of land is later sold in a deed[259] to George Booth jnr in 1686, having previously been agreed to be sold to Margery Booth, dcd. This deed is puzzling as it was dated 1678, but not completed until 1686/7. Was “Margery” Booth a transcription error for Mary, GB2’s wife? Edmund Crosse married Elizabeth Boulton, St Catherine, 1/10/1669: perhaps she was the sister of Nicholas Boulton, GB2’s brother Benjamin’s father in law.
    The rest & residue legacy in his will implies that Thomas & Eliza were not the children of Jane. They were over 21 in George’s will, and Eliza was married by then. The last mention of George & Mary Booth was in October 1686.
Land left to his son Thomas was the 20 acres sold to GB2 by John & Rebecca Downer in 1686[260].
   Mary must have died about this time as George & Jane had at least 5 children by 1702, all under age at that time, although George as an executor must have been at least in his late teens and looks to have been the first born by Jane.
   It is possible that sale of the land by the Downers was to regularise GB2’s holding after Mary’s death: this would tie in with the Margery Booth deed being in fact also a post mortem conveyance.
   He inherited about 25 acres in Withywood and an unknown area elsewhere in Clarendon as his share his father’s estate, probably near Capt Booth’s land in St Jago. He bought 20 acres of land from the Downers, which he left to his son, Thomas. He later purchased a small plot of Osborne land, which he left to Eliza.
    He made a large purchase of over 500 acres on or near the south coast, at Macary Bay, between the Milk & Minho Rivers. This land was left between his 2nd wife, Jane and their 4 sons. This would have been good growing land, it was his Camps Savanna land.

Land Transactions:

1754 Landowners:
Samuel Booth, Vere 129 acres (probably son of Samuel son of George 2)
Probably son & grandson of George Booth 2nd:
Simon Booth snr, Vere, 316 acres
Simon Booth, jnr, Vere 135

The land sales by his sons are for some rather odd areas, with fractions of acres; the arithmetic is complicated by ¼ being left to wife Jane and the remainder being split between his 3 surviving sons by her. It is difficult to see exactly what plots are involved. The identification is complicated by probable neighbour changes, or later grants on land shown as unsurveyed on the Booth plats. Resurveys may have come up with changed areas of the various plots.

The land left to Eliza is unidentified – perhaps it is part of the unidentified land left to George by his father, George Booth 1.

George Booth acquired a number of parcels of land:

1. 20 acres from the Downers.
This passed to son Thomas, and to his son Henry who eventually in 1741 sells it to Thomas Roberts for J£300[261] (£135K 2015).
1686 Deed[262] John & Rebecca Downer sell 20 acres to George jnr “for love of their sister Mary, wf of George Booth jnr” under Braziletto Mtns. (a later deed 110/62 in 1741 refers to this as 24¾ acres).
E on Richard Mare jnr, W on sd John Downer, Phillip Roberts N on George Kirkoff. This land may have been part of that patented[263] by Robert Downer in 1664, and inherited by John Downer; this patent was shared with Philip Roberts and was on the Callavas Savannah (not found on maps) and to the west of the Salt Savannah. This may be the western sugar estate of 2 marked marked on Craskell against the salt savannah in southern Vere.

2. 584 acres bought from Francis Wellicott.
This land was in Camps Savannah, perhaps midway between the Milk & Minho Rivers, a little way inland from McCary Bay, on the eastern boundary of the Hilliard land on the east bank of the Milk river and its junction with the Vere (later Hilliard’s) River. Several Booths are shown here in 1763 Craskell.

Deed[264]: Francis Wallascott sells in May 1687 584 acres to George Booth jnr, part of 814 acres granted[265] in 1674 to Henry Cobb & Francis Wallascott in Clarendon now Vere (patent: W Dr Hilliard, S&E Mr Fenwick, N John Atkins).
Deed: N on Sir Thomas Lynch, E&S on Mr Fenwick, W Doc Henry Hilliard for £J650 (Elizabeth Wright plat 39 acres bounds on Fenick).

Hilliard appears in the SE central area of Barbados in 1657.
Dr Henry Hilliard was granted 368 in 1664 acres on the Eastern flank of the Round Hill, bordering on the Main Savanna. The main savannah is between the Vere & Milk Rivers. The plat shows the rivers, but does not name them. Ogilby 1670 shows Hilliard on a road on the East bank of the Milk Savanna River. Henry Hilliard also was granted 1300 acres on the Milk River & Macary Bay, no date, but probably a similar era as the 1664 grant. These patents probably joined: the early one included the junction between the Milk and Vere (later Hilliard’s) Rivers. The later one had the Milk river running through the plat, the orientation of which looks certainly to be incorrect, and was probably immediately south of the 1664 plat. Lands bordering the East of these would be on Camps Savanna & Macary Bay.

In George’s will, this land was decribed as bounding on Wm Beck Raines Waite esq Mr Jno Harris Mr Jno Ashley Sr Thomas Lynch & Commoners.
Capt George Booth mortgaged land on John Ashley in 1686.

Deduced from an indenture in 1745 by Sarah Fisher, his daughter, this plantation was George’s residence.

This land was left ¼ (146 acres) to his wife, and the remainder to his surviving sons (3).
Son George disposed of most of this, some via deeds to Jane Booth & her son Henry (his mother and younger brother):
1713: George 3 sell 59¾ acres to Peter Gravett.
1714: George 3 sells 2 plots, totalling 97¾ acres to Jane & Henry Booth.
1723: Samuel sold 230 ¼ acres, adjoining Simon & William Booth.

Note: this is the land from which GB’s wife Jane was permitted to sell 100 acres by GB’s will: part of this was also subject to the action by GB’s son George in 1714.

1703: Mr George Booth, planter, was granted[266] 200 acres of “over plus land” in addition to that he already owned in Camps Savanna, surrounded by his own land. This must be GB2 as Capt GB was by this time dead. The grant was probably to regularise land he already occupied, the original title to which was uncertain.
This is probably the land shown in south Vere on Craskell.

3. 500 acres granted to him at Greazy Ridge, Pindars River.
Patent[267] in 1682-3 refers to him as George Booth jnr – this is confirmed by the 500a of land concerned appearing is his will. This patent was dated the same as one for George Booth senior and Benjamin Booth.
S Unsurveyed River(?) Land (Pinders River from later deeds), E Hammand Rules, N Unsurveyed, W John Moore.
Hammand Rules patent[268] adjoins this and gives a location as Greazy Ridge.
This land appears in his will: ¼ to his wife, Jane, the remainder to his sons by her.
Son George sold his share in 1718.
Son Simon sold his share to Thomas Tayby.
Son Samuel sold some of all of his share to the Fishers.

4. 17 ½ acres bought in 1686[269] from Osbourne/Pusey grant

 – not known where this went to. Land patented 290 acres in Clarendon to George Osborn & John Pusey[270], George Osborn dies & John Pusey sells 17.5 acres to Stephen Jackson, who sell to George Booth jnr, E on Michael Shauington, N on King’s Rd, W Richard Pusey S on Edward Bromfield for £50.
Caballes Savannah – location not known.
This plot and the 5 acres from Stiles are probably joined, to make 22 ½ acres

5. 26 acres bought from Henry Beck
not know where this went to. 1687[271]: Henry Beck sells to George Booth jnr of Vere for £50 26 acres patented[272] to Elizabeth Wright for 26 acres (& 2nd plot of 39 acres), sold in 1677 to Henry Beck.
Plat to EW: N on the Common, E & S John Derunt, W Francis Wellicot & Mr Fenick
Note similar neighbours to the slightly later purchase from Wallascott.

6. 25 acres inherited from his father,
 part of the land bought from the Hills.

7. a further unknown plot from his father,
probably in St Jago Savannah, near his brother, Benjamin and Capt George Booth.
Eliza’s bequest of 19 ¾ acres in Mccary Bay in Vere, E on William Beck, N on Richard Schofield & Wm Ibent, W on George Lee, S on Jno Crop.
also Capt George Booth’s land which he mortgaged with John Ashley,  bounded on John Ashley and that left by him to daughter Eliza bounded on John Cropp.

Other Transactions
The following two deeds refer to plots of land close to each other:

1678 Deed[273]: George Booth & his wife Mary of Vere for £5 from Elizabeth Crosse at Mitchell hole of 150’x50’ E on highway South on Mr John Butriclind W on Elisha Clarke & N on William Frame.
Both G & M Signed.
Elizabeth Crosse was referred to by Francis Booth as a cousin.

1686 Deed[274] (Dated 1677/8): Btw Cornelius?? Adams of Vere &
George Booth jnr of Vere being administrator to Margery Booth snr decd victualler at Port Royal.
Cornelius Adams agreed to sell for £3-10 land to Margery Booth.
Cornelius Adams now sells to George Booth as Admon (assumes that Margery Booth died between the dating and entering of the deed).
150’x50’ of land at Mireall Hole in Vere E on highway S on John Buteline? N on Elisha Clark, N on William Shaftsbury.
Wit Elizabeth Cross inter alia.
 – was Margery Booth’s wife Mary??

Mitchell Hole about 4 miles east of the mouth of the Rio Minho (Moll 1711)
This is probably part of the land at Withywood, bought by GB1 in 1670 from the Hills.

1686-7 Deed[275]: Peter Stiles sell 5 acres of his patented land to George Booth jnr in Vere for £12.
Plat[276] 1685. Vere, 5 acres; In the Longwood, Salt Savanna, N on Michael Lushington, E on Salt Savanna Common, S on Joseph Taylor.
An almost triangular plot.

Hugh & Elizabeth Gardiner to George Booth – 1687[277] - WHICH GB?
Patent to Joseph Gardner for 150 acres in Clarendon now Vere. Hugh Gardner sells 40 acres to George Booth of Vere for £300, S & W on River Minho E on Highway etc.
Plat 1B-11-2-8F155 4/2/1664-5:
Houses shown by river; Withywood S by the River Mino; S Anthony Barroughs, W River Mino, N George Pattison, E Henry Dannett
This plat is near Robert Downer’s of a similar date: the Downer plat bounds South on George Pattison, and also west on the River.
Ogilby shows a Gardner Indigo plantation in Clarendon:
Petteson (Pattison) on the coast at Michael’s Hole, Gardiner about 1.5 miles to the North, and Horner as far again to the north. However, the reference to the highway would put this further north, near Kettle Spring where the only road is shown on the early maps.

dated 1702, proved 1705. Planter of Vere.

To son Thomas: 20 acres in Wilkwood: E on Richd Muie, S S&W on Mr Thomas Roberts & N on Rodger Jacks; also a “shill” & full barr to estate. (deed 17/206 from the Downers).
to Dau Eliza Vodry: 19 ¾ acres in Mccary Bay in Vere, E on William Beck, N on Richard Schofield & Wm Ibent, W on George Lee, S on Jno Crop.
To wife Jane ¼ of land at Camps Savannah or Bay of McCary (Camps Savanna on West bank of Rio Minho) bounding on Wm Beck Raines Waite esq Mr Jno Harris Mr Jno Ashley Sr Thomas Lynch & Commoners abt 500 acres together with  ¼ of 500 acres in Clarendon Greaze? Ridge W on Mr Jno Moore & sother upon Pinders River East on Capt Rule and N on unsurveyed (Pat 1-9/125 & 119 refer). (John Moore has land at Greazy Ridge, which fits).
To Jane negroes, horse & other domestic items
To Jane 100 acres for her to sell if needed S on Mr Ashly, N on Sir Thomas Lynch and rest on my land.
Remainder in Clarendon & Vere except “one negro boy names Essex which was given to my Uncle George by his grand mother Mrs Jane ??? (Warren)” to sons George Samuel Simon and Wm when 21. If they all die, to Jane, if she dies, to Thomas & Eliza.
To Daughter Sarah when 15, £200, £50 from each of sons.
5 children to be brought up on plantation charge.

Son George & Wife Jane as Execs.

In an indenture[279] of 1745, George Booth’s daughter, Sarah Fisher, then a widow of Vere, claimed as her share of her father’s estate 35 acres in Vere, which she gave (sold for 5/-) to her nephews George Booth & Samuel Gravett Booth minors and sons of Samuel Booth late of Vere dcd. The land was S on John Harris dcd & Thomas Wait dcd, E on John Benson N on sd William Booth dcd & W on Jonathan Facey & was the home of sd George Booth elder dcd. The deed makes it clear that GB2’s son William died before the age of 21 so that his estate was shared between sons Samuel, Simon and George.

2nd wife Jane
Jane died aft 1714 when she and her son Henry had dealings – see later under Henry. If the assumed connections are correct, she died after son Henry (1738/9). If so, she must have been an old lady having been born before about 1670, but by no means impossible. Son Henry referred to her as “honoured mother”, implying some age.
Jane Booth confirmed a sale to Joseph Dunston, by a private act of Jamaica in 1707. No further details[280].

1/1.   Thomas Booth – AM11/21.

Probably son of an earlier wife, maybe Mary Downer, see his own section.
His will dated 1725 specifically mentions the land in Withywood adj Thomas Roberts, left in George’s will.

1/2.   Eliza Booth

Probably daughter of GB’s first wife, probably Mary Downer, in his 1702 will, she was a married woman, thus born no later than 1785, but probably before 1781 as not referred to as under 21 in 1702:
to Dau Eliza Vodry: 19 ¾ acres in Mccary Bay in Vere, E on William Beck, N on Richard Schofield & Wm Ubent, W on George Lee, S on Jno Crop.

Will of Aaron Vodry[281] 1702
Millwright of St Jago de la Vega
to sons George, Thomas & John when 18, If they die, to Wife Elizabeth
Father in law George Booth, & wife Elizabeth Execs

Aaron Vodry a witness on the will of George Booth, 1694.
A Margaret Vozey ch 26/1/1688 of Henry & Mary, St C – is this the same family as Vodry?

PR St C – probably this Eliza:
Aaron Vodry bur St Catherine 16/4/1702PR.
2/1. Thomas Vaudery ch 23/1/1697-8 of Aaron & Elizabeth.
2/2. John Vodry ch 2/2/1700-1 of Aaron.
2/3. George Vodry

A speculation!:
From Thomas Booth’s will 1739-47
To William Vodry son of cousin George Vodry 1 negro & 5 heifers
Cousin George Vodry exec.

Possible issue, ch St Catherine:
Robert Aaron Vaudery, of George & Mary, 25/8/1720.
Mary Vaudry of George & Mary 21/8/1721.
Thomas Vodry of George & Elizabeth, ch 31/5/1724
William Vodey, of George & Elizabeth, St C 14/3/1736

1/3.   George Booth – “GB3”

Born aft 1681 (<21 1702), but not long as he was an executor of his father’s will.
Wife Rebecca Mayne, daughter of John (and probably Elizabeth) Mayne[282],
born 20/8/1694[283]. Her mother, Elizabeth probably remarried John Rhodon.
Jane Booth, 1715
Elizabeth Booth, b 1718.

    He inherited 1/3 of father’s residual estate with Samuel & Simon (William dies early), most or all of which he sold in the following ten years or so. The transactions confirm him to be the son of GB2. He seems to be the only known George Booth at this time of the right sort of age and for the tenuous reason of his taking action against his brothers, and must this have been an awkward customer, this may have been him! He was probably short of money at this moment.
    In 1713/4, he was sued[284] for debts by various traders (as well as a John Booth, probably of Capt George family); the traders were a couple of planters and a shopkeeper. The total was £J157 (about £70000 in 2015). These preceded his actions against his brothers by a few weeks, and were probably in fact concurrent. Speculatively, these actions may have been precipitated by the resolution of his father’s will.
    After a “writ of partition in the supreme court”[285] “last Tues (25) Nov 1713”, over partition of land (of George Booth’s Will) action by George Booth against his other 3 brothers, land awarded 19/4/1714. In the same deed, George Booth & Wife Rebecca for £205 sell to Peter Gravett 59¾ acres mostly woodland N on Col Edward Collier, S on Samuel Booth, W on heirs of Joseph Dunston, E on sd PG & NW on Sir Thomas Lynch. Signed for no apparent reason by Jane Booth, his mother still alive. A plat is on the wills file.
     At about the same time, he sold for 5/- 22 ¾ acres to Peter Gravett[286], in Vere savannah NE on William Booth dcd S on James Egan, E on Mrs Jane Booth, W on sd Jane Booth, Henry Booth & Henry Lorel. He also took out mortgage with Peter Gravett on some slaves at the same time. This land was probably George’s ¼ share of his father’s Camps Savanna land acquired from Wallascott, and bounds on his brother Samuel’s share. Then he & Rebecca sold at again in 1717[287] to Jonathan Facey, a  planter of Vere, for £90. It was part of his father’s Wallascott purchase. This land was sold on to Jeremiah Downer, who then sold it in 1725[288] to Samuel Booth, George’s brother, perhaps for George’s daughter, Elizabeth; this must have been a train of mortgages.
    In 1713[289] he and his wife Rebecca, one of the daus & coheirs of John Mayne dcd of Vere sell to Robert Cargill of Vere gent, for £300, 29 acres NE on Rio Mino SE on Thomas Cargill W on Elizabeth Mayne & now wife of John Rhodon NW on Richard Cargill esq. This must have been Rebecca’s dower.
    In a deed[290] in August 1714, George & Rebecca sold 2 plots of land in Vere of 75 and 22¾ acres, part of the Wallascott purchase of his father for £100 to Jane Booth, planter of Vere & her son Henry, 1st pcl 75a bounded E on Samuel & Simon Booth, W on heirs of Joseph Dunston dcd, N on Simon Booth, & S on Henry Lord; 2nd pcl cont 22¾ acres E on Simon Booth S on Jane Booth E on John Morant esq, SW on George Booth. This deed
This looks as though the land was going to George’s youngest brother.
    In 1718, he completed the dispersal of most of his land inherited from his father when he and Rebecca sold[291] to Robert Fisher, gent of Vere 1/3 of the 500 acres of land granted[292] to his father, George Booth junr, on the north side of Pindars River.

There are a few deeds in the late 1720’s relating to a George Booth, initially of Vere, but then of St James. A reference to a writ of partition relating to Captain George Booth’s land indicates that the deeds refer to Capt George Booth’s grandson, George. However, almost contemporary deeds refer to the latter as of Vere.

   There is no indication of his fate, although there is a will of 1734 for George Booth, Joiner of St Catherine, but this is probably not him as no children are mentioned: from the final deed of the 22.75 acres passed from him to Facey to Downer and on to Samuel in 1724, he died before 1724. He probably faded into obscure poverty, a view reinforced by his daughter, Elizabeth being probably the one brought up by Samuel Booth, his brother.

Christenings in Vere of George & Rebecca:
2/1. Jane Booth, born 14/11/1715, ch 15/11/1715.

with sponsors Samuel, Simon & Sarah Booth & Samuel Beck: Samuel, Simon & Sarah were this George’s siblings so maybe this Jane was his daughter – Sarah Booth would have been married to John Fisher by 1718.
Probably married Caswell Gravet, Clarendon, 5/5/1734.
Peter Gravet, ch St Andrew, 27/3/1674, son of Gilbert & Jane (P13)
He may well have been Caswell’s father. Judith ch 5/10/1679, dau of G&J.
No recorded Gravet’s between Peter & Caswell.
Isssue of Caswell & Jane Gravet, from Vere PR:
3/1. Caswell Gravet, ch 27/4/1735.
3/2. Rebecca Gravet, b 29/4/1737, ch 29/1/1738.
3/3. Peter Gravet, b 13/7/1739, ch 25/12/1738, wit Peter Gravet &c.

2/2. Elizabeth Booth, b 5/11/1718. ch 6/11/1718.

sponsors Judith Ranger, Sarah Fisher, Francis Ranger.
She was probably the Elizabeth who was brought up by her uncle Samuel (will of 1733).

1/4.   Samuel Booth – D 1733

(<21 1702)
Born aft 1781, and bef 1696 (marriage min age) and died 1733. Planter of Vere.
He married Rebecca Gravett, 16/11/1714 Clarendon (dau of Peter Gravett – as father in law and executor in Samuel’s will).
Peter Gravett ch St Andrew, 26/3/1676 of Gilbert & Jane Gravett.
Issue from wills:
Samuel Gravett
Milborough (d young?)
Elizabeth, 1717,
Ann (Booth) Read,

Brothers & Sister tie his will to this Samuel.
Probably this Samuel with the Fisher connection (brother-in-law):

1723[293], Samuel Booth mortgaged 3 slaves, 30 cattle 28 sheep 1 horse
for 3 years, for £240 from John Fisher, a planter of Vere, probably his brother in law.

In January 1724[294], Samuel & Rebecca sold 230¼ acres of savanna land in Vere to Jeremiah Downer, probably his brother in law, a planter of Vere, for £80, N on Capt Fisher, Capt Thomas Cargill & John Morant esq S Simon Booth E John Morant esq W on Simon & William Booth. This is similar to land sold by brother George to Jane & Henry in 1714, and probably the remains of the Wellascott purchase.

Later in 1724[295], Thomas Taylby sold for £60 to Samuel Booth 100 acres, part of 300 (this was part of his father’s patent, and as such should be 500 a, copy text probably wrong) acres S on U/S & Pinders River, E Hammond Rule, W on John Moore, but if Samuel Booth holds the ten acres in Vere, this one does not happen: at the same time, Thomas Taylby sold[296] Samuel Booth for £15, 10 acres in Vere W on John Gale dcd, NW Raines Wait dcd N on lands said to be .. Dickinson, S William Talby

1724[297]: this deed relates to land previously owned by Samuel’s deceased brother, GB3.
Jeremiah Downer of Vere & Rebecca wife 1st part & Samuel Booth of 2nd part: George Booth, planter of Vere, dcd & his wife Rebecca on 19/6/1717 sold to Jonathan Facey of Vere dcd, 22 ¾ acres land in Vere; Jonathan Facey by will 3/1/1720-1 left it to his wife Ester, she sold to Jeremiah Downer 29/11/1722, Jeremiah & Rebecca Downer sell it to Samuel Booth.
NE William Booth dcd, S on James Egan, E on Mrs Jane Booth W on Jane Booth, Henry Booth & Henry Lord.

George Will 1702 mentions land at McCary Bay
¼ of father’s residual estate with William, Simon & George

Samuel’s will of 1733[298]:
Daus: Elizabeth, Jane, Rebecca, Cassell & Olive, all £300 when 21 or unmarried.
Dau Ann Read, alias Mathews, £J100. (no indication of the relevance of the Mathews name, but maybe a previous marriage).

Niece Elizabeth Booth who lived with him – no indication of who she was, but must have been daughter of one of his brothers, who died before their wills. The most likely one would have been his brother George’s daughter, born 1718, especially as her father sounds unreliable from his transactions.

Sons George & Samuel Gravett Booth.
Brothers Simon & Henry Booth & Sarah Fisher

Crop Accounts:
1743: Booth, Samuel Crop 1B-11-4-2f51

Wife Rebekka
Her Will of 1751/4[299]
Sons George & Samuel Gravet Booth (a negro man in London)
G/children (R’s will only):
Jane Vesie Booth &
Priscilla Elizabeth Booth
John Gall Booth, son of George Booth
G/S John Gall Booth (R only)
Exec George Booth jnr of Vere (probably her son, George snr being g/s of Surveyor George) & Samuel Gravet Booth

Issue of Samuel & Rebecca Booth:

1744[300]: George & Samuel Booth from Mary Dixey widow of Kingston:
Henry Grey late of Vere planter by deed gave Thomas Browne & his wife Ann, dau of Henry Grey 20 acres in Vere part of a larger run of Henry Grey’s  N on land formerly of Henry Grey now Samuel Booth, E on land of George L? now of Tristam Ratcliffe, S formerly of Thomas Sutton now of Simon Booth, W on formerly Henry Grey now Simon Booth.
Thomas Browne and Ann his wife had issue Henry, Richard, & Frances Browne & Frances Browne married Richard Mann of Kingston bricklayer.
Mary Dixey buys the land of the Browne children.
Mary Dixey ... for 5/- from loving kinsmen George Booth & Samuel Gravett Booth sons of Samuel Booth late of Vere dcd

2/1. Milborough Booth, b 15/11/1715, ch 24/2/1716 Vere, of Samuel & Rebecca.

Spon Jane Groot, Rebecca & Nathnl Cohen of S & R. Prob died early, not in parents wills.

2/2. Elizabeth Booth,  born 9/8/1717, ch 19/11/1717, Vere.

privately baptised pr of Sam & Rebecca.

2/3. Samuel Gravett Booth (Parents wills), b aft 1715 Alive 1754.

Owned 129 acres in Vere in 1754. Left a negro in London by his mother.

Samuel Gravett Booth & De Mattos – 1754
158/110-255 Dated 1/7/1754 ent 29/8/1754
Ind Btw Samuel Gravett Booth of Vere planter & Milborough wife
& Phineas De Mattos OTP
Samuel Gravett Booth sells to Phineas De Mattos for £45 10A E on John Yates now William Perrin, NW on Raines Waite dcd now Dr John Gray, WN on said to be Dickinson, S on William Talby now in possession of Tristram Ratcliffe dcd

Samuel Gravett Booth & Jonathan Gale 1755
158/243-513 Dated 17/3/1753 Ent 16/5/1755
Ind btw Samuel Gravett Booth planter of Vere & Jonathan Gale OTP Esq
For £478-5 from Jonathan Gale
for 2 pieces of land in Vere
1st of 129 acres formely belonging to Elizabeth Dutton S on Sea N on Jeremiah Downs now in possession of Moses Alvares & Samuel Gravett Booth, E on land late of Simon Booth esq now in possession of John Pusey esq W on Samuel Booth dcd
2nd 10 acres being ½ of 20A N on Samuel Gravett Booth, S on John Pusey esq E on heirs of Tristram Radcliffe & Booth & Reid & W on John Pusey
(copy on file of plat).

Samuel Gravett Booth to William Eve – 1755
158/515 Datred 17/3/1755 Ent 16/6/1755
Ind btw Samuel Gravett Booth & William Eve OTP
For £234-10 from William Eve for
67A in Vere
N Jeremiah Downer in possession of Moses Alvares, S on John Pusey & Richard Brown, E on Kings Rd between Radcliff & Greggs, W on Samuel Gravett Booth now sold to Jonathan Gale.

Samuel Gravett Booth to Henry Goulbourne 1756
163/156 dated 13/6/1756 ent 23/7/1756
Samuel Gravett Booth & Milborough planter of Vere sells for £550 to
Henry Goulbourne esq of Vere
40¼ A in Vere N&E on Kings Rd and heirs of Henry Booth dcd, S on John Gall Booth, W on heirs of Thomas Allpress.

Samuel Gravett Booth to Grace Booth
161/132 Dated 7/7/1757 ent 14/11/1757
Samuel Gravett Booth & wife Milborough of Vere & Grace Booth wife of Norwood Booth
Now 17/3/1755 Samuel Gravett Booth sold to Johnathan Gale of Vere his part of 2 pieces of land in Vere
1st 179.5A formerly belonging to Eliz Sutton S on the sea, N on Jeremiah Downer now in poss of Moses Alvarez and said Samuel Gravett Booth, E & Ely on property late of Simon Booth esq now John Pusey, W on Samuel Booth dcd
2nd 10A being ½ of 20A N on Samuel Gravett Booth formerly Grays, S on John Pusey, E on heirs of Tristram Ratcliff and Booth and Read & W on John Pusey
Milborough was under age at the first deed but now is 21 & Johnathan Gale died leaving all to Grace who remarried Norwood Booth. For £475/5 from George & Milborough Booth, sell remainder to Grace Booth.

This maybe him, but probably Samuel son of Simon Booth.
Grant 1755[301]: Samuel Booth 300 acres in Clarendon, N & NW Unsurveyed & Green Pond, NE Unsurveyed, W Thomas Sutton, W Simon Booth esq

Married Milborough Gravett Vere 6/9/1751[302]
Col Samuel Booth, bur 8/9/1761 “Of famine, in Bay McCarey” (West of Milk River).

2/4. George Booth, b aft 1715 alive 1754

Inherited ½ his father’s residual estate.

Probable father of John Gall Booth, later of Manchester.

His mother Rebecca appeared to have blocked George making any claim on her estate by leaving him 5 shillings. She made provision for the upkeep of his children, as did John Gall (1760) so he was probably a bad lot!

Married Priscilla, probably daughter of John Gall.
Possibly the sister of John Gall, by inference from John Gall’s will[303] of 1759-60.
John Gall in his will made provision for Jane Vesey Booth to live in his house until she was 14 or married. He also made small bequests to Priscilla & John & Henry.
Issue (Wills of mother Rebecca Booth & John Gall):
3/1. Jane Vesey Booth (ref wills of Rebecca Booth 1754 & John Gall 1760)

B aft 1746. B 16/8/1748, ch 28/11/1748PR, Vere.
Left £J400 by John Gall in 1760 when reaching age 14.
Left £J200 by grand mother Rebecca when 21 or married.
Probably married Peter Clark 4/2/1768, VerePR.

4/1. Peter Clarke b 19/9/1781 ch 16/10/1781 of Peter Clarke & Jane Vesey St Catherine.

4/2. George Booth Clark

Probably son who m Mary Booth (probably dau of John Gall Booth), Vere 7/8/1792 and had issue see under Gall Booths

3/2. Priscilla Elizabeth Booth (R Will - <21 1751)

B aft 1730
Left £J200 & a negro by grand mother Rebecca when 21 or married.

3/3. John Gall Booth (R will).

1775[304]: John Gall Booth – 1775
John Gall Booth, Thomas Hercey & wife Eleanor Barrett: Thomas Hercey Barrett sells for £7 3.5 acres on new road to race course between land of George Booth dec & John Gall Booth (road E/W on plat, land to S with SW & SE boundaries).
Race Course settlement on modern maps is a couple of miles north of Alley: this is in the same general area as the Wellascott purchase.

Left the rest & residue of grandmother Rebecca’s estate (will 1751/4).
4/1. George Booth, b 14/12/1773, ch 7/4/1774 Vere of Rachel Judith.

Spon Simon Booth snr & jnr Mr Waites, Mrs Wilson (Simon Booths probably son & grandson of Simon Booth will of 1764)

4/2. William Wright Booth, ch Vere 24/1/1777 of JGB
4/3. John Gall Booth, ch Vere, 13/7/1780 of John Gall Booth
For the John Gall Booth descent, see at the end of this section.

3/4. Henry Booth

This series of baptisms possibly continue from the grandchildren in Rebecca’s will, but seem a long breeding period. The baptismal dates are all after Rebecca’s will date, but some are before its probate.

Issue of George & Priscilla Booth, Vere PR:
Andrew Savage Booth, b 1751, bur Vere, 21/6/1769 aged 18 – names indicate he was of this family. No PR Baptism.
Henry Savage Booth, b. 17/1/1752, ch 1/10/1752.
Rebecca Gavot Booth, b. 22/2/1755, ch 23/2/1755.
Olive Gall Booth. B. 25/11/1764, ch 22/11/1765.
Mary Grey Booth, ch 22/7/1769.

Olave Booth, spin married George Ranger, planter, Clarendon, 6/7/1783.

Mention of Savage family in John Gall’s will of 1760 & his natural son, Henry Gall Snowdon.

2/5. Olive Booth – married David Cunningham 10/1/1750, Vere.

A David Cunningham also married Elizabeth Clarke 8/7/1753, so Olive probably died before then. This explains her absence in her mother’s will of 1754.
No Vere, Clarendon, St C Cunninghams

2/6. Ann Booth – in father’s will as Ann Read, alias Matthews

The alias Mathews was probably an earlier marriage of Ann.
John Read married Ann Booth 9/1731, Clarendon
3/1. Mary Read b 11/10/1734, ch 21/10/1734 Vere
3/2. John Read b 19/4/1737 ch. 8/5/1737 Vere
3/3. Samuel Booth Read, b 26/1/1738, ch 16/4/1738, Vere
3/4. Henry Booth Read,

who married Jane Caroll Clarke, spinster, both of St Catherine, 31/10/1768. This must be a son of Ann & John Read.
4/1. George Ivy Reid 7/7/1770 Henry Booth Reid & Jane Carr

St Catherine registers had some gaps between 1736 & about 1747.
There was a variation of spelling, but this family was usually Read.

Henry Booth jnr from John Read – 1737[305]
For 5/- from Henry Booth of Vere planter, John Read, of Vere planter, sells to Henry Booth (in trust for Ann Read wife of sd John Read party to these presents) a negro woman & child Quasheba & Patience. For Ann’s life and then to the children by John Read.
Ann dau of Samuel, son of GB2: Henry would be her uncle.

John Read b. 7/2/1707 ch 3/6/1707 of George Read Rebecca, Vere.
John Reid esq bur 27/3/1761, St Catherine

A number of Reads in Vere & St Catherine at this time.
George Ivy Reid 7/7/1770 Henry Booth Reid & Jane Carr

A Robert Higgins Read owned slaves in Vere about 1774, son of William Ruth, ch 1735, Vere. He died before 1782, by which date his wife Susanna was married to Simon Facey of St Elizabeth.

1/5.   Simon Booth – D bef 1764

(<21 1702) alive 1739 (re brother Henry’s will)
Born aft 1681
¼ of father’s residual estate with Samuel, George & William

There is some confusion: there appear to have been 2 Simon Booths, both with wives Rebecca, the other being a son (probably died 1721) of Captain George, and thus quite a bit older than this one. It seems most likely that the following refer to Simon, son of GB2.

1722[306]: Simon Booth & wife Rebecca sell to Thomas Manning both planters of Vere for £320 60 acres in Camps Savanna E & NW Jasper Hanasyde NE Elizabeth Combe SE Ben Fisker SW & SE Mr Jonathan Beck, SW,E,SE,N,SE Katherine Swanne, E & NW on sd Jonathan Cock E John Barras decd N Simon Booth
Complicated plat on wills file. From plat, this is Manning to Booth, but it seems that the plat is incorrect – the deed is grantor, Booth to Manning.

1722[307]: Partnership on land owned by Simon Booth
Simon Booth puts in 8 slaves
1. Nathaniel Shen 12 slaves for 12 years
3. Nathaniel Shen not to mamange. Nathaniel Shen put stock on. Simon Booth to manage
4. Tools joint
5. Simon Booth to have all Indian provisions
6. ref deaths of slaves
7. £300 if they break agreement

1722[308]: Thomas Sanderson & wife Rebecca sell to Simon Booth for £90 105a in Clarendon, N heirs of Sam Vigars, E Milk River, S on George Booth minor, W Thomas Bryan formerly land of Robert Ridout.

1724[309]: John Ashby late of Vere now of New York & attorney sells to Simon Booth for £130 116 acres in Salt Savanna via mortgages from Ralph Rippon et al & John Ashby.
N Thomas Jackson minor, E Joshua Tennant W Varney Phipps esq (attorney as well), S David Gabay & George Pattinson.

1724[310]: Simon Booth & Rebecca of Vere sells to Thomas Taylby of Clarendon.
his share of the 500 acres of Pindars River land. For £250.
This must be son of George Booth 2nd, who was granted the Pindars River 500 acres.

1727[311]: Thomas Sanderson (of Vere and his wife Mary) party to this indenture & wife Catherine in 30/9/1718 sold to Ralph Rippon & John Ashley of Vere 116 acres of land at Salt Savannah N on Thomas Jackson, a minor, E on Joshua Tennant, W on Varney Philp, S on David Gabey? And George Pattinson a minor, a mortgate with Moses Sanego £126. Thomas Sanderson did not pay up by 1719. Thomas Sanderson sold the land to Simon Booth also of Vere. This voids the deed of mortgage with Ralph Rippon.

1731[312]: Charles Clarke relinquishes claim on 6 acres for £8 in MacCary Bay NE & SE on William Hodgins esq, and all rest on Sd Simon Booth. Both of Vere planters. Witness Henry Booth inter alia.

1741[313]: Simon Booth esq sold Ennis Read planter both of Vere for £390 160 acres in Vere,  N on Ennis Read, E John Gale esq, S on Samuel Gabay, W Wiliam Beckford.
Land conv to Simon Booth by Thomas Sanderson & his wife 8/1/1726

Simon Booth snr owned 316 acres in Vere in 1754.

Simon Booth snr & John Pusey 1754
158/118-275 Dated 2/10/1754 ent 19/11/1754
Ind Simon Booth & Rebecca of Vere esq
John Pusey OTP
Whereas Elizabeth Sutton by Henry Dawkins her attorney, sold 10/2/1730 (85/15, Not available) to Simon Booth land  McCary Bay 248½A SW on sea & NW late John Sutton now Sammuel Booth, NE on heirs of Elizabeth Martin dcd & Thomas Brown SE on Capt Humphrey Manning Alexander McKenzie & heirs of Will Hodgkins dcd, E NE NW on Henry Beck
& John Martin & sister Mary sold to Simon Booth 2/4/1745 20 acres on McCary bay E Henry Brown (being part of a large parel of John Ashley & sold to Henry Grey), S on heirs of Sutton now Simon Booth, W on Heirs of Sutton now Samuel Booth dcd.
& Dan Clark & Rebecca 2/9/54 (158/119 not done 9/2015) sold to Simon Booth 6A formerly prop of Henry Beck dcd E on George Hogins, N on Richard Cargill, all rest on Sutton now Simon Booth
For £2272 from John Pusey to Simon Booth & Rebecca, sell 318A N on lately Samuel Gravett Booth, E formerly to Thomas Brown, SE on Richard Cargill, Ennis Read & Booth, S on Sea, WN on Samuel Gravett Booth,

Was this Captain Simon Booth bur 18/2/1762?

Issue of Simon Booth:
Mary Booth, b 12/10/1715, ch 12/10/1715, Spon. Thomas Booth, Mary Stafford

Probably Simon Booth will of 1764[314]:
Wife Rebecca.
Son Simon Booth jnr has had use of slaves & stock
so Simon Booth jnr to pay my wife Rebecca £30 pa
Until estate goes to g/son Simon Booth minor called Barbacue Hill in Vere as in a bill of sale entered.
Trust admin by Simon Booth jnr for
my dau Rebecca Beale wife of Henry Beal and her heirs
G/dau Elinor Booth dau of eldest son Samuel Booth decd & Mary his wife 5/- in full barr of their claims on estate.
G/son Simon Minor son of son Simon Booth & Johanna his wife
Execs Simon Jnr
Wits several Downers.

Pr: Rebecca Booth, bur 3/11/1767, Vere, widow.

The “full barr” of Elinor in Simon’s will probably reflects the fact that she was by this time married.

“Sons of brother Simon Booth” left £J20 by Samuel Booth will 1733.

2/1. Samuel Booth, died 1760,

Eldest surviving son in father’s will.
re George & Simon Booth wills & Livingstone Early Settlers etc

Kingston December 13 1781:
Run Away, a young mulatto man named John, he learned hairdressing from Mr Dewdsney in this town, and attended his master, Lieut Simon Booth, formerly of the parish of Vere, on the Expedition to the Spanish Main; he endeavours to pass as a free man, under the pretence of having a manumission form his late master, and it is supposed he may attempt to get off the Island. All persons whatsoever are cautioned against employing him; and it is requested, if he is seen by anyone who knows him, that they will lodge him in any gaol, or get him sent if taken in Vere, to the Hon Hercey Barrett, or if in either Kingston of its neighbourhood, to Edward Ledwich, who will reward them for their trouble (Jamaica Royal Gazette, V142-5, P24).
This Edward Ledwich may have been the husband of Mary, daughter of George Booth, son of capt George Booth.

A reference in the will of George Booth (g/s of Captain George) to lands he had bought from Benjamin Millikin and Thomas Bond and which were purchased by them from Samuel Booth and Mary his wife and Thomas Wilson and Lydia his wife called “Millikin’s”
the first of the two pieces of land containing 320 acres
bounding to the lands of Robert Richard Suggin?? to the east
to the Lands of Lady Hine? to the south and west
and then to the King’s Highway there towards the north.
Probably this Samuel & Mary.

Probably this Samuel, but maybe his uncle Samuel:
1755 Grant[315]: Samuel Booth 300 acres in Clarendon, N & NW Unsurveyed & Green Pond, NE Unsurveyed, W Thomas Sutton, W Simon Booth esq
This appears on Estate Map Manchester 260: Green Pond is about 5 miles west of St Jago, on the west side of the ridge.

Samuel Booth & Edward Goulbourne

164/106 dated 16/6/1756 ent 4/8/1756
Samuel Booth & & Mary of Vere for £478 sell to Edward Goulbourne planter of Vere
2 pieces of land at the Bogue in Vere
1st bt of Samuel Booth of George Walton of St James cont 68A E on the Bogue houses? N on Ben Mumbee part of land pat by Lloyd & Franklin W on Salt Savanna Common, S on former Cornlius Chicken? Now Edward Goulbourne as by deed 18/6/1746 (Samuel Booth & George Walton).
2nd bt by Samuel Booth of Christian Chicken of Vere 6A E on Moses Waverley, W on Samuel Booth, N on Samuel Booth, S on CC.

Married Mary, dau of Benjamin Mumbee (mentioned in Benjamin Mumbee’s will of 1757 31/79).
Mary, wife of Samuel dcd married 2nd George Booth (son of George, son of Captain George; will 1769 & PR).

Benjamin Mumbee will of 1757 left her 22 negroes, her sister Lydia, wife of Thomas Mislon, 7 negroes. The rest & residue split between them.
He also had an illegitimate dau, Elizabeth.

GB 1707-1769:
two parcels of Land lately purchased of Benjamin Millikin and Thomas Bond and which were purchased by them of Samuel Booth and Mary his wife and Thomas Wilson and Lydia his wife called Millikin’s
This was just south of Alley Church on Craskell. Probably disappeared into Monymusk by 1804.

Administration for Mary Booth, widow of Vere to Thomas Hercey Barrett, 1775[316].

Sketch Pedigrees of Some of the Early Settlers in Jamaica
By Noel B. Livingston: (Google books & Archive.org), P 19.
Booth V Booth
Bill filed 2 July 1766:
Samuel Booth = Mary = 2nd George Booth
Of Vere Esq of Vere Esq
Died 1760
Of 1st m issue:
Simon Booth & Elinor Booth who M Thomas Harcy Barrett
George Booth was a Member of the Assembly for the Parish of Vere 1745,49,59,61.
TH Barrett was a Member for Vere 1773 & a member of the council 1775.

3/1. Simon Booth

Possible issue:
Eleanor Booth, natural daughter of Mary Thos by Simon Booth bapt 23/12/1763.
Anne-belle Booth (quadroon) natural daughter of Olive Winch (Mulatto) by Simon Booth bapt 23/12/1763.

3/2. Elinor Booth (in g/father’s will)

b. 3/11/1748, ch 28/11/1748, VerePR.
Married Vere, Thomas Henry Barrett of St T in the East & Eleanor Booth, spinster of Vere, 23/4/1763PR. THB b. 1738.

Thomas Barrett ch St Thomas in the East, 29/1/1733 of James & Mary BarrettPR. Probably the correct one, but does not agree with age at death.

1755 Map: Barretts inland from Morant Bay.
1804 Map: TH Barrett on the NW top section of the Milk River (Clarendon H3).

1809: Springfield Estate, Paradise Est, Vere[317].
Kemps, TH Barrett 2100 acres, Paradise Est, Pipers & Blackmall.
Extends from Milk River/ Hilliards River jct to sea shore & Yarmouth & Haylesfield Pens. Haylesfield & Yarmouth both look abt 400A.
Springfield appears later to have been the property of William Prendergast.

On a ledger-stone in the floor of the old church tower (the only remaining portion of the former church) :-
SACRED To the Memory of
THO: HERCY BARRITT, Died Febry 3rd 1804 Aged 18 Months and 3 days.
Also LOUISA ANN BARRITT Died Febry 16th 1812 Aged 12 Years
Also TH Barritt esqr d Octr 28th 1817 aged 79

Mr. Leonard C. Price of Essex Lodge, Ewell, writes that there is a much worn stone with "Barritt Vault" on it, in the pathway leading up to the tower from Church Street.

1796, March 24 Thomas Hercy Barritt esq widower and Ann Mellas spr Lic (St George’s Hanover Square). His will dated 17 March 1817. He came from and old Jamaican family (Archer. 29 & 33). His first wife was Eleanor, dau of Sm. Booth of Vere, and I think Geo Booth Barritt of Lewisham in 1807 was their son.

4/1. George Booth Barritt,

b Vere 9/9/1768, ch 2/12/1769 of THB & EleanorPR
married Elizabeth Marriott Clarendon 9/1/1790PR.
Issue of George Booth Barritt & ElizabethPR:
5/1. Thomas Henry Barritt, ch Vere 14/9/1791, of George only.
5/2. Hercey Barritt ch 19/9/1792 Vere,
5/3. George Booth Barritt, b 1/3/1794 & ch 20/6/1795, Clarendon,

also listed with year only in Vere.
1851 Census, 8 Bectoun? Terrace, St Pancras:
GB Barrett (Hd, 57, Clerk Inland Revenue, Kingston, Jamaica), Eliza (wf, 46, Essex, Ingleton), Emma (dau, 13, Paddington), Geo B (son, 19, at home, Finsbury), Edward M (son, 17, Clerk in the Gas Co Wandsworth, St Pancras), Elizabeth (2, Islington).
1861 Census, 1 Earl St, Marylebone:
George B Barrett (Hd, 67, copying Clerk to a Surveyor, Kingston, Jamaica), Eliza (Wf, 55, Ingatestone, Essex), Eliza (dau, 10, Middlesex).

5/4. Sarah Garbrand Barritt, b 4/8/1794 ch Vere 14/2/1798
5/5. Edward Marriott b 22/1/1798, ch Vere 14/2/1798

Samuel Booth Barrett, ch Vere, 27/12/1807 – no parents given in this period.

Issue of Thomas Hercy Barrett & Ann Mellas, ch St Marylebone:
4/2. Louisa Ann Barrett, b. 10/12/1799, ch 5/2/1800LDS.
4/3. Thomas Hercy Barrett, b. Aug 1802, ch 27/8/1802LDS.

2/2. Simon Booth (jnr), married Johanna (named in father Simon’s will)

Probably Junior to differentiate from his father who was still alive until abt 1764. Thus Simon jnr’s son Simon becomes minor.

Simon Jnr, 17/5/1755, 300 acres, Clarendon 26F153, N & NW Hon John Scott esq, NE Samuel Booth & Green Pond, SE Thomas Sutton execs?? Mumbee & Pattison. This appears on Estate Map, Manchester 260
The plats have the New Leeward Road shown, both on the Booth land and the Scott land to the west. This does not seem to tie in with any modern road, but agrees with roads shown on Craskel and Robertson; it would appear that the first line of this road was from a sharp bend to the South of “John Robinson” on the 1:50K map south west to join the modern road leading west to Windsor Forest. This part of the old road must have disappeared.

Simon Booth jnr to Ennis Read
164/100 dated 11/7/56 ent 2/8/1756
Simon Booth jnr planter of Vere & Johanna wife sell to
Ennis Read of Vere 104A in McCary Bay for £78
sketch in note book
Same piece sold by Edward Goulbourn to Ennis Read for £78

Simon Booth jnr owned 135 acres in Vere in 1754.
3/1. Sarah Booth, b 23/7/1750, ch 24/8/1750, Vere PR, of S&J.
3/2. Simon Booth, b 19/2/1753, ch 5/7/1753, Vere PR, of S&J.

(called minor in g/father’s will of SB 1764)

Simon Min 17/5/1755 300 acres Clarendon 26F156 NW Thomas Sutton .. By Mumbee & Pattison, SW Hon John Scott esq, SE on the New Leeward Rd, NE John Robinson

Simon Booth Jnr, 14/6/1776, 300, Elizabeth, 33F121 Martins Mountain, N & W Unsurveyed, E on the road to the New Ground, E Land surveyed for Edward Ellis esq, S on sd Edward Ellis, SW on land patented for Joseph Creemer (Edward Ellis patent held).

Simon Booth Jnr 14/6/1776, 300 acres, St Elizabeth, 33F124, S own Land, S Thomas Howard, N Unsurveyed, W Unsurveyed

These bound on the modern road from Shooters Hill to Christiana; Martins Mountain is now called Mile Gully Hill.

These plots became Barrett’s Pen, later Mile Gully Pen[318].

A possibility:
Simon Booth to John Francis Burton – 1774
282/129 Dated 4/9/1774 Ent 6/12/1776
Ind btw
Simon Booth jun of Vere planter
John Francis Burton of St E carpenter
Simon Booth for £110 sells a negro man to John Francis Burton.
James Hercey Barrett signed as well as exec.

Was this the Simon Booth, looks a bit old to be Ensign in 1780?

           San Juan Expedition

Wikipedia & Kemble Papers[319].
A Simon Booth was a member of the Jamaica Volunteers, initially as an Ensign, later Lieutenant (17 May 1780), under Bigadeer General Kemble, and is listed as having died “on the Expedition to St John’s Harbour” (probably on Lake Nicaragua).

After Spain entered the American Revolutionary War in 1779, Major-General John Dalling, the governor of Jamaica, proposed a military expedition against the Spanish province of Nicaragua, belonging then to the Captaincy General of Guatemala, a dependency of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. The main objective of the expedition was to capture the town of Granada, effectively cutting Spanish America in half and giving Great Britain access to the Pacific Ocean.

The San Juan Expedition took place between March and November 1780 during the American War of Independence when a British force under the command of John Polson and Captain Horatio Nelson landed on the coast of the present-day Nicaragua, with the aim of sailing up the San Juan River to capture the strategically crucial towns of Granada and León, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Nicaragua.

Despite an initial success in the capture of the Fortress of the Immaculate Conception, Polson's force never reached Lake Nicaragua and, decimated by yellow fever, was forced to return to Jamaica. The campaign ended in total failure and cost the lives of more than 2,500 men, making it the costliest British disaster of the entire war.

3/3. Son Booth, b 9/10/1757, ch 1757, Vere PR.

2/3. Rebecca Booth, married Henry Beale (Simon Booth will 1764)

no further issue on LDS.
no Vere/StC/Clarendon/StE/StA marriages for Rebecca to a Reid.
Henry Beal & Rebecca Reid, widow married Vere 23/8/1759PR
The probability is that Henry Booth Reed was a son of Rebecca:
Henry Booth Reed of St C M. Jane Caroll Clark, Vere, 31/10/1668PR
George Ivey Reid, Ch 7/7/1770, St C of HBR & Jane CarrPR
Richard Durrant Reed, Ch 3/6/1774, Vere of HBR & Jane Carrol ReedPR.


1/6.   William Booth (<21 1702).

Born aft 1781, in father’s will. Died bef 1714. No further information.
¼ of father’s residual estate with Samuel, Simon & George
Probably deceased by 1714 court actions[320]. Deed[321] of 1718 states one of George Booth jnr’s sons died before age of 21 & his share went to other 3.

1/7.   Sarah Booth (<15 - 1702)

Born aft 1687 (father’s will), abt 1696 from burial.
Sarah Fisher buried Vere 6/12/1768, aged 72
Interest in GB’s estate re deeds in 1725[322].
In brother Samuel’s will of 1733 described as Sarah Fisher.
From brother Henry’s will 1738-9, probably married John Fisher (ref land from John & Sarah Fisher). As the daughters of her brother, George, have Sarah Booth as sponsor in 1715, and Sarah Fisher in 1718, she was married between these dates.

John Fisher dead by 1741 when Sarah as a widow transferred 25 acres to George and Elizabeth Fisher[323].

1745: in an indenture[324], George Booth’s daughter, Sarah Fisher, then a widow of Vere, claimed as her share of her father’s estate 35 acres in Vere, which she gave (sold for 5/-) to her nephews George Booth & Samuel Gravett Booth minors and sons of Samuel Booth late of Vere dcd. The land was S on John Harris dcd & Thomas Wait dcd, E on John Benson N on sd William Booth dcd & W on Jonathan Facey & was the home of sd George Booth elder dcd. The deed makes it clear that GB2’s son William died before the age of 21 so that his estate was shared between sons Samuel, Simon and George.
Wit Simon Booth jnr & John Reid.

Also found:
2/1. George Fisher, son of John & Sarah, b 8/9/1717, ch 30 Inst,

spon Simon Booth, Vere PR.
Probably married Elizabeth from conveyance of 25 acres in Vere from mother Sarah in 1741

2/2. Henry Booth Fisher.

Left money for apprenticeship by uncle Henry. Also mentioned in uncle Henry’s will of 1738.
Married Olive, probably Dixon:
Olive Dixon Fisher bur Vere 17/9/1793, aged 68
3/1. Jane Caswell? Dau of Henry Booth Fisher, bur Vere 9/6/1762
3/2. Henry Booth Fisher.

Vere PR: b. 1/10, ch 5/11/1762 of HBF & Olive.
Henry Booth Fisher bur 5/11/1762

3/3. James Dixon Fisher – probable connection from son’s name:

Henry Booth Fisher, ch Vere 31/7/1780 of James Fisher.
Frances Fisher, wf of James bur Vere 31/7/1780
Henry Booth Fisher, so of Jas Dixon Fisher, bur Vere 9/11/1781.
Olive Fisher, bur Vere, 12/12/1775 dau of James Dixon Fisher
James Dixon Fisher bur Vere 12/10/1784

2/3. John Fisher, from Henry Booths will 1738.
2/4. Milborough Fisher dau of John ch 16/9/1733 Vere maybe these parents.


1/8.   Henry Booth – D 1738-9.

Of Vere, planter

He is referred to as Henry jnr in deeds of the 1730’s, often associated with his mother, Jane. His half brother Thomas’s son appears to have been called Henry snr.

Henry was not mentioned in George Booth 2’s will, but it seems probable that this Henry was a late son of George 2 & Jane, born after the drafting of George’s will or even posthumously, making him born btw 1704-5.
In his will of 1738/9, he refers to his “honoured” mother Jane (still living, but probably about 70), who will look after his children (all under 21 in 1738). He also refers to brother Simon (Samuel already dead), nephews Henry Booth Fisher, (son of Sarah Fisher) & John Fisher and Thomas, son of Henry Booth – it is not clear who this could have been, but was probably the son of his nephew Henry, son of brother Thomas.

Samuel Booth in his will of 1733, refers to his brother Henry.
From his inventory, he was a well off planter.

Wife Mary who probably died at the birth of the twin girls in 1738. She must have been Mary Bonny, as Henry referred to his mother in law Tamazen Bonny in his will:
Vere PR: Mary Bonny, dau of William & Thoma... (as in PR) B 7/1/1707, ch 4/4/1707.

In his will, he refers to Elizabeth Savoury. From a deed[325] in 1738, he was an executor of Thomasina Bonny late of Vere, whose daughter was then Elizabeth Savary of St James; Thomasina’s will dated 26/8/1726. No sign of Elizabeth in the PR’s. In this deed, Henry gives Elizabeth £160 in settlement of the £80 bequeathed in Thomasina’s will.

1714 Transactions[326]
Dated 30/7/1714:
Jane Booth widow of Vere for love & affection & £10 pa for her natural life, lets to son Henry Booth 1 negro woman, 2 horses, 5 new sheep, 8 head of neat cattle.
Dated 7/8/1714
Jane & son Henry buy land from George (wf Rebecca), son of George Booth, planter, late of Vere, being part of the land bought by the late George from Francis Wellascott; 1st pcl 75a bounded E on Samuel & Simon Booth, W on heirs of Joseph Dunston dcd, N on Simon Booth, & S on Henry Lord; 2nd pcl cont 22¾ acres E on Simon Booth S on Jane Booth E on John Morant esq, SW on GB.
The assumption being that this was Henry’s brother. As Henry was not mentioned in George 2’s will, he probably did not inherit any land from his father, hence the transaction between him and his mother.

1728[327]: Thomas Vyse & wife sells to Henry Booth jnr of Vere, for £50, 15 acres in Vere, E on the River W on the Parish Ground, N on Thomas Booth dcd S on Richard Pattinson. This parcel was sold by Henry Vizard 17/3/1724-5 to Thomas Vyse.

1737[328]: For 5/-, John Read sells to Henry Booth jnr, both planters of Vere, (in trust for Ann Read wife of John Read) a negro woman & child Quasheba & Patience. For Ann’s life and then to the children by John Read.
Ann dau of Samuel, son of GB3: Henry would be her uncle.

1738: a grant[329] gave 40 acres to Jane Booth & Henry Booth NW on William Booth dcd, S on Henry Lord E on George Booth W on John Ashby and the heirs of John Dunston and NE on Simon Booth relation being thereunto.
And George Booth & wife Rebecca sold certain parcels to Jane & Henry Booth. Jane Booth, widow of Vere conveyes to Henry Booth jnr, planter of Vere, for 5/- all claim to these lands.

1738[330]: Henry Booth gives Elizabeth Savary £160 in settlement of £80 left her by Thomassin Bonny in will of 26/8/1726. Elizabeth was a spinster of St James, daughter of Thomassin Bonny late of Vere widow dcd, Henry Booth was executor of the will of Thomassin Bonny.

In his will[331] of 1738-9:
His “honoured mother” Jane, life use of his house and 11 acres to maintain her and his, Henry’s, children, and then to son Henry.
Mother in law Tomazin Bonny (by then dead)
Son Henry Booth:
3 parcells of land in Vere:
40 acres patented by Jane & Henry Booth. (pat 1-16F67)
50 acres bought from John & Sarah Fisher.

House & land for mother for life.

Crop Accounts:
1742: Booth, Henry Crop 1B-11-4-2f51
1743: Booth, Henry Crop 1B-11-4-2f84
1752: Booth, Henry Crop 1B-11-4-2f137 St Dorothy.

Daus: Sarah, Johanna, Jane Beck Booth, Tamazen Roberts Booth & Henryetta Booth All <21 in 1739, “all other lands in Vere”.
Brother: Simon Booth, Planter
Nephew Henry Booth Fisher – his mother Sarah (HB’s sister?) money for an apprenticeship.
Nephew John Fisher.
Nephew Thomas Booth, son of Henry Booth
Ref to John & Sarah Fisher.

Crop accounts[332] for 1742 filed by Simon Booth, executor and mention Jane Booth having income from stock sales for household maintenance and of the children. £188/2/6 for 1742, incl £54 for cotton.
E.G.: 8 Weather Sheep to John Reid at £1-10 each the proceeds whereof were given to Mrs Jane Booth for house use towards the maintenance of the Children of the said Henry Booth Decd as per his rec't.

Henry Booth – dated 23/8/1738.
Of Vere, planter
Shown by Simon Booth, acting Exec
Includes about 45 slaves, sundry stock and timber, and several debts from:
A bond under the hand and seal of Matthew & William Jackson dated the 12th September 1738 for the sum of £78-12-6 a payment being made & principal & interest due thereon to the 10th October last abt which time the demanded debt £74/16/3
One ditto under the hand and seal of Thomas Booth dated the 23rd December 1737 for the sum of £80 a payment being made Principal and interest due thereon to ditto £86/10/11
One ditto under the hand and seal of George Manning dated the 12th February 1738 for the sum of £8? Principal and interest due thereon to ditto £86/13/11
One ditto from Jonathan Rynger? Dated 5th October 1739 for the sum of £43/14/3
A note of hand from Philemon Dixon for £48 still remaining £21/14/9
3000 ft of dark board at £8/1000 £21 and 300 ft of mahogany ditto at 1-10/100 4-10 the whole amounts to £24/10/0.

Issue from will (all daus <21 in 1739):
2/1. Sarah Booth – left negro girl by father.

Was this the Sarah Booth who married Henry Goulburn 27/4/1754, she a spinster (Vere PR)?

2/2. Henry Booth, PR has 2:

Most probable:
Vere 7/6/1735 of Henry & Mary.
Left land in Vere.

2/3. Johanna Booth
2/4. Jane Beck Booth

Spinster Married Thomas Blinshall Vere 14/8/1756 (PR).

2/5. Tamazen Roberts Booth

Married, 1st, Edward Goulbourne 7/10/1752, Vere, she a spinster (PR – Thomasina Roberts). In spite of the spelling, this must be the same individual[334]. Edward had a brother, Henry, who died childless leaving a wife Sarah, who edministered the estate after Edward’s death.
No relevant Goulbourne issue Vere, St C, Clarendon
Munbee Goulbourne owned the Bogue & Amity Hall Estates, both in the region of Carlise Estate.

Married, 2nd, Ennis Reid (who appears as a witness at several baptisms), Vere 5/4/1768, she a widow.
Ennis Reid sold land by George Booth about 1750.
Ennis probably buried Vere, 11/11/1771 aged 52.
Within the wills, there was a variation in spelling of Tamazen.
No relevant Reid issue.

From the Goulbourne papers[335]:
She died about 1779.
3/1. Munbee Goulbourne

Of Amity Hall, Vere, (on the Eastern edge of Alley settlement), died 1793. Married Susanna (d 1818) Chetwynd 1782.
4/1. Henry Goulbourne.

Henry Goulburn (1784-1856), the main owner documented in these records, was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he made lifelong friends with contemporaries, such as the future Lord Palmerston, who were well connected in the upper echelons of British society. His adult life was mainly spent moving in such circles, though he never had the means to emulate the conspicuous consumption of some of his peers. He had lived in somewhat straitened circumstances after his father’s death and, for most of his adult life, he had no income other than from his Jamaican property. In 1811 he married Jane Montagu, the third daughter of one of his mother’s friends and of one of his political allies. (For their marriage settlement, see 304/J/Box 2. (Earl of Clonmell?)) The couple had four children – three sons and one daughter. Goulburn led a contented domestic life and purchased a fine family home at Betchworth, Surrey in 1816. He and his family lived there apart from some years during the 1820s when he was based in Dublin.
Goulburn had a long parliamentary career as a Tory and Conservative M.P. for various seats held in succession: Horsham (1808-12); St. Germans (1812-18); West Looe (1818-26); Armagh (1826-31); and Cambridge University (1831-56).....

4/2. Edward Goulbourne.

3/2. Sarah Goulbourne

2/6. Henryetta Booth, PR b 29/6/1738, ch 2/7/1738, Vere of Henry & Mary.
2/7. Barbara Booth, PR b 29/6/1738, ch 2/7/1738, Vere of Henry & Mary.

Latter twins sponsors John Aldred, Innis Reid, Eliz Fisher, Rebecca Booth.

7.3    Thomas Booth – D. 1729


Thomas Booth snr in 1714.

Millwright of St Catherine.
Died about mid 1729

Land at Withywood (as described in George’s (1702/5) will adjoining Thomas Roberts) left to him by father George – this provides the link from George to Thomas.

3 early deeds may refer to our Thomas Booth, but more likely refer to Thomas, son of Capt George Booth:
1708: Thomas Booth to Jeremiah Downer, re sale of Varney land.
1714: Betwneen Thomas & John Booth over share farming
1717: Thomas Booth & Ralph Rippon, Henry Beck land.

1714 Mortgage[336]: As Thomas snr, carpenter of Vere & his wife Mary, took out mortgage with John Morant for £144 at 10% pa for 3 years on 23 slaves. This smmes the correct one, carpenter & then millwright at death.

     At some time, probably in the 1720’s Thomas acquired some land in Red Hills in St John, which was mentioned in his will. This was subject of a further mortgage agreement[337] in 1739 by his soms, Thomas & Henry.
    Joseph Abeatha, planter of St Catherine & wife Rachel, takes out mortgage for J£150 on 100a land at Red Hills in St John formerly purchased by Thomas Booth father of Thomas Booth & Henry Booth (millwrights of Vere, party to these presents) and lately conveyed by them to Joseph Abeatha.
Due 1743, but signed off Thomas Booth’s share in 18/11/1742 & Thomas Booth exec to Henry Booth 3/9/1745.
     In the body of deed, reference is always to Henry Booth & Thomas Booth, no mention of Thomas Booth snr; they must be the brothers and sons of Thomas Booth snr, son of GB2. Thomas snr had died by the time of this deed, and Henry snr also died about early 1743. There is no record of the initial conveyance by Joseph to Thomas snr.

1741[338]: Henry Booth snr & Thomas Booth, millwrights of St Catherine by the will of their father Thomas have land in Red Hills in St John, 100 acres bought from Brice Grey, mountain plantation or pelinck. Thomas Booth appoints Henry Booth his attorney to sell his 1/2. They sell 100 acres for J£150 to Joseph Albiather planter of St Catherine.

Left his land:
To son Henry land at Withywood adjoining Thomas Roberts – this was land left to him by his father.
To sons Thomas & Benjamin lands & Plantations in St John lately purchased from Mr Brice Grey. No deed found 5/2013.

From Will[339], 1725-9.
The reference to land adjoing to Thomas Roberts ties him to GB2.
of St Catherine, millwright...
I give my daughter Mary Booth at 21 or day of marriage one negro boy named Fortune and two negro girls named Asinder and Sillinder
Each of my sons Henry, Thomas, and Benjamin Booth to pay her fifty pounds
I give to my wife Mary Booth all the rest and residue of my estate real and personal during her widowhood provided she maintains and brings up my daughter Mary Booth off the produce of the estate is 21 or marriage
I bequeath to my son Henry Booth my Withywood land joining to Thomas Roberts
I give unto my sons Thomas Booth and Benjamin Booth all that my land and plantation in the parish of St Johns which I lately bought from Mr Brice Gray I give to all my sons and daughter all my neat cattle and stock and penn lands to be equally divided between them
All the rest of my estate I give to my three sons Henry Thomas and Benjamin Booth
my wife Mary Booth sole executrix during her widowhood and no longer...
12th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty five.
Witnesses Wellin James, Richard Hoy Robert Mills
Proved 11th day of September 1729 by Wellin James.

His inventory[340] of 13 December 1729 is on file, with, inter alia, 23 slaves, carpenter’s tools to a total of £1257

Mary Booth will of 1737-9[341]
Full Copy held
.... Mary Booth of St Catherine’s being in health of body...
I give unto my beloved son Henry Booth one negro man named Jupiter
I give unto my well beloved son Thomas Booth three negroes named Phiscbo George Hamlet
I give to my grandson James Thomas Jackson one negro woman names Qubah & her childe Meriah
Item I give unto my beloved grand daughter Ann Mary Booth one negro girl named Cloe
All the rest of my estate I give to my son Thomas Booth & grand daughter Anna Mary Booth
I Do appoint my son Thomas Booth executor of this my last Will and testament.... this 27th Day of November anno dominy one thousand seven hundred and thirty seven.
The mark of Mary Booth
Wit Samuel Truslor, John James, Matthew Westerway.

I Mary Booth do make this codicil... the negroes given to my grandson William Thomas Jackson will not be in the possession of Thomas Jackson his father but shall be hired out to my son Thomas Booth my executor .. and the money thereby arising shall be kept my said son till my grandson shall arrive at the age of twenty one years and in case my said son Thomas Booth should die I do hereby lease the same forever to my son Henry Booth for my said grand son ... 27 November 1737.

Appeared 5th day of April 1739 .. Samuel Trusler

The bequest to daughter Mary was the subject of several deeds in 1740 between her sons, Heny & Thomas and son-in-law, Thomas Jackson ensuring that the negroes concerned be placed in trust for Thomas William Jackson.

Mother left him 3 negroes.

Issue T&M’s wills.

1/1.   Henry Booth – AM10/11

Executor of Uncle Henry’s will of 1738 (Henry Booth, Millwright), also his son Thomas in the same will. Exec of brother Thomas’s will of 1739/47.

1/2.   Thomas Booth – D 1747

Left by father share of Plantations in St John lately purchased from Mr Brice Grey with brother Benjamin.
Alive at mother’s will date 11/1737.

Left by mother three negroes named Phiscbo George Hamlet.

1715[342]: Indenture between Thomas Booth jnr of Vere, carpenter, & Thomas Saunderson tavern keeper 2nd pt: Thomas Booth lets 12 3/4 acres to Thomas Saunderson at McCary Bay Vere, E John Booth, W Thomas S snr, N Elizabeth Sutton a minor, S William Pusey esq, for 12 yrs at £12/6 pa

1718[343]: Thomas Booth jnr of Vere Carpenter £8 sells to George Roberts planter of Vere 5.5 acres in Clarendon, N on George Booth minor, NE on Phillip Roberts, all round elsewhere on barren mtns.
This might be the Varney land bought by George snr in 1686 or part of the Downer land sold to GB2.

Probably him:
1744[344]: Thomas Booth of St C planter & Ann Grundy widow £125 land from Thomas Farquar in St Jago 1741 mortage for £150 settled 19/3/44. 1754 Thomas Booth erected house or mansion.

Thomas Booth owned a house in town (Spanish Town?) which was built by Jacob Cohen Delon under a lease. (ref brother Henry’s will)

Named in a mortgage agreements of 1739, with his brother Henry which also mentioned their father, Thomas.

Maybe ours:
1744[345]: William Parker senr and Mary his wife and Robert Mills of St Catherine, gentleman, and Jane his wife, by indenture of 12/6/1744 sell to Thomas Booth planter of St Catherine, land in St Jago, sold to Robert Mills by George Wray of Bristol. Indenture sells the land back to Robert Mills for 5/-.

Will[346] 1739-47
No legitimate issue, But:
Ann Prudence Bannister mentioned in his will.
Will also mentions
Father Thomas Booth
Sister Mary Booth & her husband Thomas Jackson.
Nephew William Thomas Jackson
Brother Henry Booth
William Vodry, son of cousin George Vodry
Nephew William Thomas Booth, son of brother Henry
Niece Anna Maria Booth, dau of brother Henry.
2/1. Ann Prudence Bannister,

Ch St Catherine 18/4/1738 mulatto dau of Elizabeth Bannister, father Thomas Booth. Left 3 negroes by Thomas & £J50.

1/3.   Benjamin Booth – D abt 1730??

(Thomas only)
PR: Thomas & Mary Booth, Vere
Benjamin Booth, b 23/9/1709, ch 9/10/1709
Left by father share of Plantations in St John lately purchased from Mr Brice Grey with brother Thomas
Not in mother’s dated 1737, so probably died 1725-37.

1/4.   Mary Booth

(Thomas only, <21 in 1727-9)
Married Thomas Jackson, St Catherine, 11/6/1730, both of the parishPR.
She married Thomas Jackson (ref brother Thomas’s will 1747, but was probably dead by then). She had died by April 1740, predeceasing her mother, when several deeds[347] set out her husband relinquishing any claim he might have had on some negroes left to her by her father and for them to be placed in trust for their son Thomas William Jackson until 21. Her mother, Mary in a codicil stipulates these negroes should be hired out for her benefit and not come into the possession of Thomas Jackson.

1741[348]: Thomas Jackson, planter of Vere, for £57 from George Booth esq of Vere, sells 57½ acres in Salt Savanna N on John Golding, W on William Jackson, S on John Morant & William Pusey and E on Thomas Jackson
This was probably George Booth b 1707-69, g/s of Capt George as GB3 seems to have moved to St James in the late 1720’s.

Father’s will left her 3 negroes when 21 or married. According to her brother Thomas’s will, there was a problem with this bequest, maybe because she predeceased her mother, Mary (there is no mention of her in Mary’s will). Mother Mary left 3 negroes to son Thomas which were probably the 3 bequeathed to dau Mary in her father’s will. Son/brother Thomas makes provision in his will to make this bequest good.
Grandchild William Thomas Jackson in widow Mary’s will of 1739

St C PR: Married Thomas Jackson 28/5/1730.

2/1. William Thomas Jackson (Mary only)

A doctor.
William Thomas Jackson ch St C 14/8/1732 of Thomas Jackson & Mary (From Family Bible transcribed into Reg - Birth dates only)[349]

G/mother Mary left him one negro woman names Qubah & her childe Meriah.
The negroes from grandmother will not be in the possession of Thomas Jackson his father but shall be hired out to my son Thomas Booth my executor .. and the money thereby arising shall be kept till William Thomas shall arrive at the age of twenty one years and in case my said son Thomas Booth should die I do hereby lease the same forever to my son Henry Booth for my said grand son

Legatee of Henry Booth’s will of 1743 (£J200) & Thomas Booth will 1747 (£J200). (<21 1747)

Bur Elizabeth, wife of Dr William Thos Jackson, Vere 7/11/1761.
Marriage William Thomas Jackson, MD Widower, & Rachel Rodon Spinster both of Vere 31/10/1762.
Sarah Jackson ch Vere 30/9/1752 of William & Elizabeth

Richard Jackson esq’s niece of Bushey Park, Vere died 1816.


7.4    Henry Booth – D 1743


Referred to as senior in deeds of the 1730’s, making him older than his father’s youngest half brother, Henry, son of Jane. This becomes clear from a mortgage deed in 1739[350] which included his father Thomas snr and his brother Thomas, the dates of the signing off tie in with the death of this Henry.

Of St Catherine, millwright.
The millwright trade ran from Henry’s father, Thomas.
John Gall (will 1759-60) also a millwright.

Son of Thomas Booth, will 1725/9: Thomas specifically names G/dau Anna Mary in his will & Anna Mary in Henry’s will, and in Thomas 2 son of Thomas, & brother of this Henry.
Henry Booth (Uncle, son of George 2, will of 1738/9) refers to him in his will as an executor.

Left by mother Mary Booth one negro man named Jupiter.
Mother Mary (will 1739) – she left him a negro.

Died between 11/1742 & 6/1743.

He was a well off man judging by his inventory, and seemed to play fair with his family as shown by the complications of ensuring that his daughter Anna Maria got her negroes etc inherited from her grand mother
He makes a proviso in his will relating to the expenses incurred when Thomas Parker, his “son-in-law” lived with him. It is probable that he was a son of his (2nd) wife Sarah.

Wife Sarah in will, Sarah Booth buried 23/3/1760, St Catherine. From the parish records, he must have been married to Mary before, who probably died around the birth of twin daughters in 1738. This view is reinforced by the mention of “what was her (Sarah’s) own estate” in his will.
On the tenuous evidence of a son Peter Gravet Booth (b 1730), it may be that Mary was a daughter of Peter Gravet: a Peter Gravet was ch St Andrew 26/3/1676 of Gilbert & Jane Gravet. Peter Gravet appears in an inventory for Benjamin Booth in 1722.

Sarah Booth to Thomas Parker 1755
161/18 Dated 12/5/55 ent 22/8/55
Sarah Booth widow of St Catherine sell fo love & affection & 5/- to son Thomas Parker, gent of St Catherine 2 negroes

A Sarah Booth also died aged 90 in November 1794, from Jamaica Gazette 29/11/1794 (JFS).

Land in Camps Savannah called Bensons. (Camp Savannah, inland from coast west of Dry River – Senex 1715 map).
Craskell has several Booth plots adjoining Fisher & Gravett on the south side of Camps Hill

Inherited land at Withewood from father.
Also some land in Town, left plot to Sarah for a house next to his brother Thomas’s.
Mentions land in St Dorothy to wife Sarah in case of death of all children: E on Coll Charles Price N on John Cope Freeman

Henry Booth from Thomas Sanderson - 1727

75/49, dated 19/5/1727, ent 5/8/1727.

Thomas Sanderson & Mary his wife of Westmoreland for £15 from Henry Booth of Vere, 4 1/2 acres in Vere, N on John Shuttleworth, E on River Mino, S on Thomas Wait, W on land of Thomas Sanderson, being ½ of 9 acres purchased by Thomas Sanderson of Thomas Paulfreeman

1727[351]: Henry Booth buys from Charles Long foot land in Kingston; E/W 150 ft, N/S 50 ft. W on East Street, E on CL, S on Charles Tilton, being the eighth lot north of Berry Street. £18.
Probably Henry snr.

1729[352]: Henry Booth senior & Mary his wife of Kingston William Dixey, carpenter. For £70 from William Duxey for one negro woman and her 2 children

1729[353]: Henry & Mary Booth, planter of Vere, sells For J$16 to Phillip Roberts of Vere, 4½ acres of Vere N on John Shuttleworth dcd E on River Mino, S & W on Phillip Robarts

1731[354]: Henry Booth of St Catherine, housewright & Mary his wife For J£100 sell to Martha Chaddock mantua maker of Kingston, a lot W on East St on Charles Long, SE on Chalres Filton, 8th lot N from Barry St. This is probably Henry snr, son of Thomas, son of GB2: of St C, housewright (later millwright).

Henry Booth from Abraham Cohen Delon

104/108 Ind dated 24/1/1738-9 Ent 15/6/1739

3 pt Ind btw Abraham Cohen Delon planter of St C & Abigail Henriques widow of St C & Henry Booth snr of Vere millwright
Whereas Rachel Delon late of St C widow dcd in possession in fee of parcel of mountain land & negroes sold to Abraham Cohen Delon but remain for life, Abraham Cohen Delon to settle her debts 12 months after her death. She owed Abigail Henriques £149-3-10d.
Henry Booth pays £53 to Abigail Henriques & 5/- to Abraham Cohen Delon for 1 negro woman & child.

1739: Named in a mortgage agreement with his brother Thomas and Joseoh Albeatha, which also mentioned their father, Thomas.
1741: Henry snr, sells his half of the Red Hills land and, as his attorney, brother Thomas’s portion to Joseph Albeatha. Both Thomas & Henry were millwrights of St Catherine.

In 1741, Henry Booth (the elder of St Catherine, gent) dealt[355] in 24¾ acres of land, originally given by the Downers to his grandfather, GB2 jnr, and eventually inherited by Henry. The first transaction was a sale and buy back to one Charles Pescod on the 12th & 13th May 1741. On the 29th, he sold it to Thomas Roberts for J£300.
“Henry Booth elder of St C gent & Charles Pescod otp gent
Whereas John Downer and wife Rebecca 209/9/1686 gave to George Booth jnr & Mary 24 ¾ acres then in George Booth’s possession E on Richard Maw jnr W on sd John Downer, S on Philip Roberts N on George Rickets. Henry Booth grandson of George Booth and eventual heir
Henry Booth sells to Charles Pescod for 5/-. Charles Pescod to return it to Henry Booth”

1741[356]: Rachel Priddie, widow & relict of Henry Priddie of Vere, lets to Henry Booth, of St Catherine, millwright, 54 acres & 2 rods in former Clarendon now Vere Milk Savanna NE Alex Henderson esq, W on a gully, S on John Turner, SE on road leading from Leeward to Spanish Town E on a road from Poris to Milkward and taken out of the land of the above John Turner. Also 106 acres in Little Carpenters Mountains NE Humphrey Stiles, SE & SW on Thomas Marchant, SE & S on Raines Wait W on Rocky land Nly on Alex Woods in the possession of Humphrey Manning for 17 years at £55 pa.
In 1804, Turners shown to the west of the Milk River, the 1st parcel was probably where the road south towards the mouth of the Milk river on its west side from the north meets the old south coast road to the west on the shore.

Henry Booth will 1743[357]
Full copy held
Of St Catherine, Millwright.
... Henry Booth snr of St Catherine Millwright...
I give to my daughter Anna Mary Booth:
the sum of forty pounds in lieu of her cattle by me killed and sold and also two cows a steer and a calf
(provided she lives virtuously and in good credit) the sum of three hundred pounds to be paid to her when my youngest son Henry Booth is twenty one but if she doth not live virtuously and in good credit then I give her in lieu of three hundred pounds before mentioned the sum of one shilling
& fifteen pounds a year for her maintenance till her fortune becomes due,
one negro woman slave named Aubah in lieu of some cattle of her as I sold

I give to my wife Sarah Booth:
all of her estate of what kind soever that was her own property together with a tea chest and silver spoons belonging to it
Also a looking glass also a Spanish Elm bedstead and one feather bed and also her choice of my books (except the great bible)
also the sum of forty five pounds to be paid to her eighteen months after my decease to buy her a horse and saddle
my riding horse called Wellin horse also a cow and heifer calf marked HB also a filly marked HB
and also the use of my dwelling house in Spanish Town during her widowhood

I give to my son Peter Gravitt Booth all that my parcel of land near Camps Savannah in the parish of Vere called Bensons.
All the rest of my estate both real and personal (which I now have or may hereafter purchase) I give to my three sons Peter Gravitt Booth Thomas Henry Booth and Henry Booth as they severally arrive at twenty one years

I will that my heirs or executors shall not come upon Thomas Parker my son in law for any expenses for his maintenance during the time he lived with me
And I give to my son in law Thomas Parker five pounds to buy him a filly

... Sarah Booth my said brother Thomas Booth my friends Henry Bonner and William Mathews senior my executors and guardians to my children hereby

twentieth day of November anno domini one thousand seven hundred and forty two
Wits John Chambers jun John Peeke Peter Peeke
... Codicil
I declare that the cattle within given to my daughter Anna Mary Booth to be the cattle that was her property and were given to her by her grandmother Mary Booth and that she shall have no other of mine and that the negro Obbah given her in my within will be to her and her heirs forever ..
Item it is my will .. that my dwelling house in Town be immediately finished as soon as possible after my decease
Item I give devise and bequeath to my wife Sarah Booth fifty foot in front and sixty foot in depth of my land in Town which land is to be next adjoining to the house that was my brother Thomas Booth’s which house was built by Jacob Cohen Delon who had a lease of the said land from my brother
Item in case of the death of all my children I then devise and bequeath to my said wife Sarah Booth twenty five acres of farm land in the parish of St Dorothy binding easterly on Coll Charles Price and northerly on John Cope Freeman ... 20 November 1742

Inventory[358]: June 1743
Shown by Sarah & Thomas Booth (execs, wife & brother) £1726/1/10½. He was described as Senior – there is no doubt that this is the correct inventory by the executors and being a millwright, but only other Henry about was his son, then aged only about 7.
Silver spoons not mentioned – sliver as a weight only.
His inventory shows him with property in St Catherine’s with an amount of livestock and 33 slaves and had debtors of over £200, including Thomas Jackson, husband of his sister Mary.

Crop Account for 1743[359]:
Millwright, of St Catherine, deceased
From 25 Dec 1742-31 Dec 1743
Shown by Thomas Booth
Cash Recd of his Outstanding Debts £134/4/10½
Cash Recd for Stock killed         £31/11/10½
Cash Recd for Negroes Work         £2/7/6

Issue, probably all of Henry & Mary, all under 21 November 1743:

1/1.   Anna Mary Booth

who married Francis Wright.

Not found in PR – assumed to be an early child.
Born bef abt 1729, but aft 1725 (not in grandfather’s will).
Married Francis Wright, St Catherine, 30 October 1749, he of St Elizabeth, she of St Catherine (Ann Maria), burPR 31/1/1754 St Catherine.

Legacy from father Henry:
the sum of forty pounds in lieu of her cattle by me killed and sold and also two cows a steer and a calf
(provided she lives virtuously and in good credit) the sum of three hundred pounds to be paid to her when my youngest son Henry Booth is twenty one but if she doth not live virtuously and in good credit then I give her in lieu of three hundred pounds before mentioned the sum of one shilling
& fifteen pounds a year for her maintenance till her fortune becomes due,
one negro woman slave named Aubah in lieu of some cattle of her as I sold

G/mother Mary left her a negro, Cloe and the rest of her estate with her uncle Thomas.

Legatee in Uncle Thomas’s will of 1739-47.

1/2.   William Thomas Booth

“nephew, son of brother Henry” in Thomas Booth’s will of 1739-47.
Not in Henry’s will of 1743.

Issue of Henry & Mary Booth, PR:

1/3.   Peter Gravett Booth.

B 16/2/1729-30, ch 17/7/1730, Kingston (PR).
In father’s will.
Left land in Camps Savannah called Bensons by father, and share in his estate.
Several deeds of his on record in the 1750’s.

Peter Gravett Booth – Edward Bathurst 1751
146/141 Dated 9/8/1751 Ent 9/8/1751
Peter Gravett Booth Gent of Vere, Edward Bathurst of St Catherine
Edward Bathurst pays £300 to Peter Gravett Booth for ½ of 200A  rest damaged original shown as blanks in transcript.

Peter Gravett Booth – John Chambers – 1752
146/37 dated 17/1/1752, ent 18/1/1752 (2-3?)
Peter Gravett Booth of St Catherine for £J45 from John Chambers of St Catherine for mulatto girl named Sally, dau of negro woman named Coobah.

Bur St Catherine 10/12/1764.
Will of 1764-69[360]:
Of St Catherine planter, weak
To Mairer Reader, free mulatto, 2 houses for life.
To brothers Thomas Henry Booth & Henry Booth rest & residue
Free my mulatto girl named Rachel & sambo boy Ned her brother.

1/4. Rebecca Caswell Booth,

PR Clarendon: ch 28/1/1732. Not in father’s will

1/5. Thomas Henry Booth,

PR Clarendon: ch 9/3/1734.
Legatee in father’s uncle Henry’s will 1738/9. In father’s Will.

1/6. Henry Booth, youngest (surviving) son of father Henry.

PR St C: ch 12/2/1738. In father’s will 1742/3 <21.



7.5    The Gall Booths

1/1. John Gall Booth, died 14/1/1807, bur in churchyard in Vere.

The probable son of George & Priscilla (Gall) Booth (Samuel, George Booth 1).

Votes of the house of Assembly:
That they had also enquired into the allegations of the petition of sundry freeholders of the parish of Vere; and do recommend to the house to direct the sum of 300/. to be paid to the order of Thomas Anderson, Adam Smith, John Anderson, Francis Farquhar and John Gall Booth, or any three of them, for repairing the road from Milk River, over Plowdon Hill, in said psrish : Such order to be given as aforesaid.

The sum of 250/. to the order of John Pusey Edwards, Alexander Schaw, Francis Badley, John Gall Booth, John Anderson, and Thomas Alprefs Priddie, or any three of them, for repairing the road through Carpenter's Mountains, to Bossue pasture, in the parish of Vere.

The sum of 100/. to the order of Alexander Schaw, John Pusey Edwardes, Thomas Alpress Priddie, John Gall Booth, John Anderson, Francis Baddley, and George Husband, or any three of them, towards carrying on the road from the foot of the hill, by the honourable Thomas Anderson's, over Plowden-Hill, into St. Elizabeth.

Bought 600 acres on the coast to the west of Round Hill and Swift River in 19/7/1792 with a shore line. This is rough, rocky land away from a narrow coastal strip. Deed ref 414F76.

John Gall Booth – 1775
269/164 date 6/5/1775 ent 26/10/1775
John Gall Booth, Thomas Hercey & wife Eleanor Barnett: Thomas Hercey Barrett sells for £7 3.5 acres on new road to race course between land of George Booth dec & John Gall Booth (road E/W on plat, land to S with SW & SE boundaries).

Left the rest & residue of grandmother Rebecca’s estate (will 1751-54).

It is very likely that this was the 1st wife of JGB, who must have died around the birth of their last child in 1794.
Rachel Judith Wright born 8/8/1756 of Joseph & Elizabeth, St Elizabeth. Joseph was probably the son of William & Elizabeth Wright, grand parents of Andrew Wright (father of Ann (Wright) Maitland). That would make Rachel Judith Andrew Wright’s 1st cousin, and a son of hers Andrew Wright’s 1st cousin once removed – Andrew Wright Booth was referred to by Andrew Wright as his cousin.

The Farm Coffee Plantation was probably his (see son JGB below). JG Booth appears on the 1804 map at the Eastern end of Carpenters Mountains, Vere, towards Milk River – 2 pens, one by sixteen mile gully (this was Asia, later owned by his son, Samuel in 1817). The Farm was shown in 1804 to the north, marked as “Farm” settlement on modern maps, to the northwest of Hog Hole, owned in 1817 by Thomas Anderson. An estate plan, Manchester 129, shows this with, inter alia, 90 acres of coffee, and was 556 acres total, with 208 woodland & Ruinate.

She was probably the Rachel Judith whose 3 children by John Gaul Booth are included below: it is probable that the rest were also hers: for a possible connection with Andrew Wright see his entry.

John Gall Booth of Vere esqr married by licence Mary Page of Clarendon, widow, 16/9/1795.

Wife of John Gall Booth (no forename given) bur Vere 15/1/1799; this must have been Mary Page.
William Cooke Page married Mary Anderson, widow, Clarendon, 6/1/1787/8. She was the widow of John Anderson and had a son John (re 1796 deed 460/232)
this looks a little late for Rebecca’s marriage date, but just fits.

John Gall Booth esqr married Elizabeth Farquar, widow, Vere 24/1/1801.
Francis Farquar, esq, bur Vere 1/2/1799.
Francis Farquar, millwright, married Elizabeth Ludford, Clarendon, 16/9/1781
Son Francis ch Clarendon 17/2/1782. No other issue found.

Issue of John Gaul Booth, Vere PR:
2/1. George Booth, b 14/12/1773 - by Rachel Judith ch Vere 7/4/1774

Also in St John same Bth, ch 7/3/1774.

2/2. William Wright Booth, ch 24/1/1777
2/3. John Gall Booth, ch 17/7/1780

Married Rebecca Weakland Page, Clarendon, 1/1/1803, both of Vere. JGB jnr, gent RWP Spinster. She was his step sister by Mary Page.
Died 8/5/1823 at the Farm in Manchester, bur 9th at the Plantation called Hope. Clarendon PR.
Owned 64 slaves 28 June 1817 in his own right in Manchester. He also owned some as executor to his father.
On 21 June 1820, the return for his father’s slaves showed 3 remaining, 4 having died since the last return.
An Annabella Booth of Manchester owned 11 slaves at this date.
2 daughters buried at The Hope Plantation, Clarendon.

Booth, JG (yngr) will[361] 1823
of Manchester, planter
To my brother Henry Booth, wearing apparel
To brother Robert Wright Booth my watch
Brother Henry’s debts written off.
To George & John Brown, free mulattos £20 p.a. for life
To Olive Tabetha Brown, free quadroon £20 p.a. for life
To wife RW £J300 p.a. for life & my chaise and saddlery and 3 horses and the domestic servants usually attending them. And she shall have feed etc in full barr to dower.
To children remainder as tenants in common. My desire that the property be kept together by execs until son Charles is 21.
If all die to brothers Henry and Robert Wright Booth and nephews William Page Clarke and John Gall Booth Clarke, children of my sister Rebecca Mary Clarke Christian dcd
Execs Henry Lord Garriques of Kingston, merchant and Henry Rhodes of Manchester, esq

1824: 16 Feb, dau of Mr John Gall Booth buried at the Hope, Clarendon
1823: Rebecca as excr of JGB owned 23 slaves.
Slave Return, 28 June 1826, Manchester (execs): 49 males, 36 female.
1824: Inventory[362] of John Gall Booth shown by Henry Lord Galriques, merchant, his exec: 49 males, 37 female, £760 debtors, household furniture, cattle & mules to a total of £10152.
1826: Rebecca Weakland Booth owned 27 slaves in Clarendon.
1865, May 2, The Farm sold for £2000 and Soho for £300; 1845 judgement in favour of Henry Lord Garrigues for £4865 against Caroline Booth, assigned to claimant 1847, Mortgage by claimant 1844, £3622, so total incumbrances £8487!
Issue of JGB & Rebecca Weakland:
Of these, Josephine & Rebecca were born at The Farm Coffee Plantation, Carpenters Mtns.
3/1. George Hayles Booth b 6/1/1806, (F87), RW late Page

Vere PR: Son of John Gall Booth jnr & Rebecca Weakland, his wife (late Page spinster) was born Jan 6th 1806, publicly baptised Oct 25th 1806.

3/2. Josepha Wright Booth b 6/5/1808, ch 23/7/1811,

PR Bap for Jo & Rebecca: Daughters of John Gall Booth esq and Rebecca Weakland his wife, of the Farm Coffee Plantation in Carpenters’ mountains in this parish (Vere), were this 23rd day of July 1811 baptised by me Edmund Pope, Rector. Josepha Wright Booth was born 6th May 1808: her godfathers & mothers were Joseph Wright Booth, Thos Allprice, Ann Husband, Isabella Sarah Booth. Rebecca Mary Booth was born 8th July 1810: her godfathers and mothers were Doctor George Farquar, Robert Wood, Elizabeth Ann Booth, Sarah Collings.
Died at the Hope Plantation, 27/11/1813 & buried there 28/11/1813 dau of John Gall & Rebecca (? AM transcription) (all PR)

3/3. Rebecca Mary Booth, b 8/7/1810, ch. 23/7/1811
3/4. John Gaul Booth, b. 25/11/1813
3/5. Colin Booth, b 10/10/1814, ch Vere 13/1/1816

at The Farm Coffee Plantation.

3/6. Caroline Booth,

Caroline & Charles ch Vere 15/12/1818, of Manchester, wit Samuel Booth, Mr Davies, Miss Husband, Robert Wright Booth, Wotton Scott, Mrs Henry Booth. Died about 1865, no GB will.
West Indian Incumbered Estates sold the Farm & Soho in 1865, when it was owned by Caroline Booth.

3/7. Charles Booth.
3/8. Charlotte Booth, ch Manchester 8/12/1820PR of JG Booth & Rebecca

2/4. Samuel Booth, ch 19/2/1782

Married Isabel Sarah Farquar, 13/4/1800, Vere, she a widow.
A Samuel Booth of Vere owned 24 slaves on 24 June 1817, including 2 surnamed Farquar, so probably him.
1817: Samuel Booth owned Asia (on north side of 16 mile Gully) plantation – shown as JG Booth in 1804.
3/1. Samuel Booth, quadroon, b 5/6/1823, son of Samuel Booth esq.

2/5. George Booth, ch 28/12/1784
2/6. Henry Booth, ch 5/6/1785

Married 24/10/1810 Elizabeth Scott.
“.. both Of this parish were this 24th Janry 1811 joined together in holy matrimony at Serpentine River near Milk River, at the house of, & by consent of, Wotton Scott esq the Father of Elizabeth Scott, who gave her away...” Mentioned in brother John Gall’s will of 1822.
(a Sarah Wootton Scott married in Vere 1786)
3/1. Adah Jane Booth, ch Vere 7/10/1810 dau of Mary Reed by Henry Booth,

Of Watchwell, Carpenters Mountains. She married William McLeod, Manchester 2/5/1827, she of colour, both OTP.

3/2. Joseph Watton Scott Booth, ch 15/8/1819 Vere

& his wife Elizabeth Ann, wit John G Booth, Joseph W Booth, Mrs John Booth.

2/7. Robert Wright Booth, ch 2/10/1790.

Mentioned in brother John Gall’s will of 1822.
Slave Return, 28 June 1823, Manchester: 18 (20) males, 14 (16) female.
Slave Return, 28 June 1826, Manchester: 3 males, 8 female.
3/1. Robert Alexander Booth, mulatto, b. 1822, ch Vere 4/8/1823, father RWB (PR p 145)

2/8. Sarah Goulburn Booth, ch 8/8/1792 - by Rachel
2/9. Frances Wright Booth, b. 12/8/1794, Vere (F56)

ch 18/4/1796 - by Rachel Judith Booth

2/10. Rebecca Mary Booth – in JGB younger’s will of 1822

She probably married George Booth Clarke (son of Peter & Jane Vesey (Booth) Clarke), Vere 7/8/1792. She died bef 1822.
Ref Jane Vesey Booth (GB2, Samuel, George) above:
JGB Will: D after 1822, married Clarke & maybe Christian
3/1. Jane Vesey Clarke, ch Vere 4/2/1794, of George B & Mary
3/2. William Page Clarke, b 7/11/1795, ch Vere 18/4/1796.

Bur Joseph Gall Booth Clarke 18230124 Vere, Inf son of William Clarke of Spanish Town, died at Kemps Hill, Vere.

3/3. Samuel Booth Clarke, ch Vere 27/9/1801, no parents given.
3/4. Isabella Sarah Booth Clarke, ch Vere 27/9/1801, no parents given.

3/5. John Gall Booth Clarke.

Vere PR: John Gall Booth Clarke, son of George Booth Clarke & Rebecca Mary his wife (late Booth spinster) was born April 15th 1805, publically baptised October 25th 1806.

Probable further issue of JGB & Rachel Judith:
These do not appear on the LDS database, but may appear on wills:
Andrew Wright Booth

Not yet 21 in 1806, in cousin Andrew Wright’s will.
“Late Andrew Wright Booth” in son’s baptism in November 1813.
Issue, ch Vere:
Jonathan Wright Booth, mulatto, ch 23/7/1811 at the Farm, son of Andrew Booth esq. of Speck plantation in Carpenter's Mountains.

Andrew Wright Booth, child of colour, ch 25/11/1813, son of Mr Andrew Wright Booth, deceased, at Hope plantation, Clarendon.
Hope plantation came into the family via Rebecca Weakland.
NB Hope Plantation was where John Gall Booth was buried in 1823.
Hope Plantation mentioned in Robert Wright’s will 1748.
Hope plantation Manchester on Liddell 1888 south of road between Porus & Mandeville.
Clarendon to the east of Porus.

AWB might well have been another child of John Gall & Rebecca Booth, maybe born between 1785 & 1790.

Issue of Joseph Wright Booth:

He appears as god father in a number of case in the early 1800’s

Richard Batty Booth, ch 8/12/1798, of JWB & JB, Kingston 8/12/1798 F70
Caroline Alpress Booth b 6/11/1799 ch 22/5/1800 of Joseph Wright Booth & Jane Brown, Kingston (F93) – Jane Brown mulatto.
Several more found.

7.6    Capt George Booth – D 1695:

Elder 2 sons, Thomas & Simon, were, by implication, over 21 at his will date, so the first conceived say no later than January 1671. Assuming a minimum of 20 at marriage, he must have been born no later than 1651.

Died: 1694-5, Of Vere

Wife: Elizabeth
George b aft 1673
John b aft 1674
Jane b aft 1679
Will Witness Aaron Vodry et al
It is probable that he had a daughter Elizabeth who is mentioned in Frances Booth’s will; the other possibility is that this Elizabeth was the daughter of GB2.

He was probably the George Booth referred to ”my cousin” in the 1677 will of Frances, wife of GB1, and the same will mentions Elizabeth, dau of George Booth – she is not in George’s will of 1695, but was probably dead by then. His wife being Elizabeth lends weight to this idea.
GB2 makes reference to his uncle George Booth in his will.

There is no evidence of whence Captain George originated, but is is quite possible, like his namesake and probable relative, George 1, that he came from Barbados. Unlike George 1, he makes no reference to property outside Jamaica.
There is a reference to “Elizabeth Booth, now the wife of Captain George Booth” in the June 1694 will[363] of her father, Latimer Richards in St Michaels, Barbados. It is possible, but unlikely, that this may be the same George Booth. A later Barbados will of 1721 of Elizabeth Booth, widow, makes this look more unlikely, although there is a daughter, Elizabeth Shaw (MI shows she died 12/2/1721).

From references in deeds of 1717[364], he was the Captain Booth who was granted who was granted at least 3 plots of land in the 1660 & 70’s, and was later referred to as “senior”.
Capt Booth shown in Clarendon precinct in John Ogilby’s 1671 map of Jamaica, in a position consistent with the 1665 grant, and Booths remain in this position on Sloane’s 1707 map.

24 December 1792: 2,716. Minutes of Council of Jamaica. Colonel Peter Beckford re-sworn justice of the peace. Edward Darling appointed Clerk of the Market of Carlisle. Orders for payments; for George Booth, senior, to have leave to depart the Island; and for H.M.S. Guernsey to cruise about Cape Tiburon. Letter to the Earl of Nottingham (see preceding abstract). [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 77. pp. 233–235.][365]

Land Transaction:

Capt George Booth owned 1200 acres in Clarendon in 1670[366], making him in the top 10 owners at the time. This is the land granted in 1665.

Clarendon, St Jago Savanna:

Capt George Booth was granted[367] in 1665 1200 acres of land in at St Jago by Cartwheel Savanna in the parish of Clarendon ...: E on Ste Maria Gully N land not set out W on St Jago River S on savanna land not set out. House shown at west end, by the river.
In 1674, he was granted[368] in 1674 a further one hundred and eighty seven acres of land in Clarendon Parish in two parcels:
the first contains 150 acres bounding North on the land of the said Capt George Booth North East on the Milk River SE on land unsurveyed and SW on the ridge of the mountain. (The mountains come closer to the river to the south of the 1200 acre property).
the other parcel is thirty seven acres bounding NE on the Little River and East on Poros River South West on the Land of Capt George Booth
These 2 parcels are on the west side of the Milk River, and are probably conjoined. Although the orientation is inaccurate, the boundaries of the 2 1674 pacels fit with a bit of rotation; the river is called the Porus in one and the Milk in the other. It is probable that they are opposite, or slightly south of the 1200 acres on the East bank of the river.
They are a good fit with the river on the west side of the 1200 acre 1665 grant and the ridge of the mountains: it would be reasonable that he would have taken land opposite his existing grant; the river for much of the year would not have been difficult to cross.

This property is at N17°54 W77°21, and is now mainly scrub land, with cultivated savannah land to the north, which would have been the St Jago or Cartwheel savannah. There is a dirt road which probably still marks the southern boundary of the property. The modern map calls this “Cherry Hill”. The 1944 US 1:125K map show Cartwhell on the northern boundary of the property, as does Google Earth.

The St Jago river is probably what is marked as the Poris River in Senex 1715, later called the Milk River, and Ste Maria Gully is an easterly branch, which became the Rhymesbury Gully on later maps. Senex 1715 and Moll 1717 have an estate symbol between the 2 rivers. Robertson 1804 has Mrs Booth in this position (Cornwall South D7, north end of the square). The distance between the 2 rivers, about a mile, is the same order of magnitude as the width of the plat.

This land was left to his 4 sons in his will of 1697, and evidence of its dispersal is in the 1717 deeds, although the references are all to the 1200 acre grant.
1717: Simon Booth sold his 300 acres to Francis Scarlett.
1717: John Booth sells 150 acres to George Brooks, maybe a western part.
1718: John Booth sells ½ of his ¼, 150 acres to Cary Bodle, his brother in law, this seems to be the SE corner, and indicates that John had the Eastern quarter.
Thus it seem that George & Thomas retained their shares after 1717, from the boundaries of John’s sale.

Savanna land in Clarendon
Captain George Booth was also granted in 1672[369] 140 acres of Savannah land in Clarendon, location unknown, E Jonathan Ashurst & Mate, S unsurveyed, W Henry Bemant or Tennant. This may have been East side of the River Minho, in the area of Withywood.

It is also possible that this was on McCary Bay, as son John mortgaged and then sold 12 ½ acres on McCary Bay in 1717, bordering on Simon, Thomas & GB minor. In 1720, Simon mortgaged his 12½ acres. Simon later sells 60 acres in Camps Savannah, but evidently still owned more.

River Minho
In 1687[370], George Booth snr was granted 2 small plots totalling 23 acres: 20 acres bounds West upon the River Mino East upon the land of George Booth Senior and Northerly upon the land of Henry Vizard.
3 acres N on Robert Norris, SE Francis Sperry, SW Robert Norris
It is possible that the 20 acre plot was to the west of his, Captain, 140 acre 1672 grant.
1717: John Booth sells ½ of this land – 11 ½ acres, implying that, in spite of how the plat looks, was all one parcel.

There were subsequent grants and deeds to George Booth “snr”, thought to be him.

North Clarendon
February 1682-3[371]: George Booth snr granted 300 acres in Clarendon, probably in the north of the parish.
E & S Mr John Moore, NE & N on Cockpit Hills, W unsurveyed, NE Mr Ben Booth, S Rocky Mtns. The (probably contemporary, although undated) Plat for John Moore locates this “north of Poris Mountain”.
Benjamin Booth, son of George Booth 1, was granted on the same date, 419 acres, the major parcel of which shared a common boundary with George Booth snr. George Booth jnr was also granted land on the same date, on the north side of the Pindars River.
John & Simon Booth sell their shares of this land to Thomas Palfreman in 1719.

Varney Land – East Clarendon
In 1686[372], George Booth snr bought from from Robert & Barbara Varney 67 acres, part of a 1684 grant[373] for 2600 acres
“under Braziletto Mtns”.
The plat has the following boundaries:
NE Capt John Godard under Brazaletar Mtns NW John Bowman & Sam Gales
W on Coll William Ivy, the Kings Rd, Mr Arthur Turner Mr George Osborne, Mr Edward Green W Edward Brumfield Mr Robert Barise Mr Richard Barrett
E on Mr John Lory Cap Hornar the Sea & Morass Robert Wandell Peter Kilbe John Lloyd NE on Val Mumbee E Capt Henry Rimes

This land was probably bordering on its SE flank onto West Harbour, and running north to the foothills of the Brazilatto mountains. A Booth property is shown on Craskell in the southern end of this area.

In April 1686, George snr took a mortgage[374] for 1 year from John Ashley on 16¾ acres for £100, maybe to finance the Varney purchase, on 16¾ acres at Withywood, Vere, SW on the King’s Rd, E on Elisha Clarke, N on John Cropp & John Gates, W & NW on GB jnr & 5 negro slaves for 99 years annual rent 1 peppercorn. If George Booth pays £100 to John Ashley by 7/1 next indenture invalid.
Wit Johnson Gerrne, John Ashley jnr Henry Palmer.
Ref 18/51 below and also George Booth 2’s land from the Wellascott purchase also bounded on John Ashley and that left by him to daughter Eliza bounded on John Cropp. This juxtaposition is probably coincidental as this land at Withywood is East of the Rio Minho and the Wellascott land was to the west.

A few months later, George lets[375] the same land to Daniel Smith for 99 years, evidently having paid off the mortgage

In 1688[376]:, George Booth snr & Thomas Bull an agreement over the share farming of some land at Milk River owned by George Booth: Thomas Bull may continue to live for 7 years, where they would Share manuring & labour costs, and split the profits from:  Hogs & fowls, Rum & Rum punch.
George Booth’s livestock – Thomas Bull to make good at the end.

George Booth snr – Thomas Bull 1688

20/110 Dated 6/6/1688 ent 30/7/1688

Indenture that

George Booth has land at Milk River in Clarendon. Agrees that Thomas Bull can continue to live there for 7 years. Both parties to put same number of servants or slaves there and profits from manuring and planting or from selling stock to be split equally

Thomas Bull sells rum, profits to be split

Previous deed shows George Booth giving to Thomas Bull (to be returned at the end of 7 years) 13 Turkeys, 75 dunghill fowls 2 sows and 1 boar.

This must be the Capt Booth land grants. There is no evidence that GB1 had land at Milk River, although George Booth 2 bought land somewhat east of the river from Wellascott shortly before this deed.

Booth shown several maps in this area:
Ogilby 1671 as Capt Booth on a Sugar estate (17N54’ 77W18).
“Bochard and Knowllis” 1684 in the St Jago Savanna area (18N00 77W18).
Moll 1717 shows a Sugar estate in the same position.
Brown 1750/5 shows Sutton in this position.
Bowen 1747 also shows this estate, although somewhat nearer St Maria Gully, with Sutton to the SW.
By Craskell 1763 Andersons are in this position, with a Pen. Booths are on the West bank of the Milk River a few miles further South.
In 1804, Andersons is marked in the a similar position to the Southern part of the 1200 acres. Mrs Booth is marked slightly further south of the boundary road.

Hugh & Elizabeth Gardiner to George Booth – 1687 - WHICH GB?
18/69-51 Ent 25/2/1687
Patent to Joseph Gardner for 150 acres in Clarendon now Vere. Hugh Gardner sells 40 acres to George Booth of Vere for £300, S & W on River Minho E on Highway etc
Plat 1B-11-2-8F155:
Houses shown by river; Withywood S by the River Mino; S Anthony Barroughs, W River Mino, N George Pattison, E Henry Dannett
Snr or Jnr?? Close to the Downer land sold to GB2.

Surveyor George Booth

He appears as the surveyor of a number of plats, from 1675-1689 at least in St Elizabeth, Vere & Clarendon for, inter alia, The Booths & Sinclairs.
This ties in with him dying in the mid 1690’s.

Higman Jamaica Surveyed has a list of Surveyors from 1700

Duties of a surveyor were laid out in an act of 1682. They had to be certified by a panel of 3 other surveyors. They were forbidden from surveying their own land[377].
This probably confirms that Surveyor George was not of the earlier George’s immediate family.

George Booth will of 1694
People mentioned in will:
Wife Elizabeth – left maintenance out of estate while a widow.
Dau Jane b aft 1680
Sons George, John, Thomas & Simon. Joint legatees of his residual estate.
Friend John Parras.
Witness: Aaron Vodey – probably the husband of GB 2’s daughter, Eliza.

George Booth’s will[378] of 1694-5:
Weak & Sick, of Vere
To dau Jane Booth £J400 200 at 15 200 at 21. Maintenance out of profits until married or 21 which shall happen 1st.
To son George £20 annually for life from age 21 until John aged 21
Friend John Parras horse and bedding
To wife Elizabeth maintenance out of profits while a widow.
To sons George Booth, (a dash in the 19th C transcript “record torn” – must be John)_---- Booth, Thomas Booth, Simon Booth rest and residue of estate. Proviso about son John attaining 21, but not transcribed on original – record torn. – References to distribution before John 21. John must be youngest.
..appoint wife and friend John Parras execs in trust until son John is 21
wit Aaron Vodey, Thomas Bartlett & Edward Darling

1/1. Jane (<15 – 1695)

B. aft 1680.
Her father left her £J400, £200 at 15 £200 at 21 and her maintenance out of profits until married or 21 which shall happen 1st.
Mentioned in her brother John Booth’s will 1723.

Married Garry/Cary Bodle, son of John & Elizabeth Bodle, the granddaughter of Dorothy (Wait) Cary Christened 9/7/1683, of John & Elizabeth Bodle; they were probably of St Dorothy.

Jane Bodle – 1746
25/113 dated Ent 3/7/1746
Widow of Clarendon, weak,
To G/children Olive, Mary & Elizabeth daus of Robert & Jane Custin of Clarendon.

1709[379]: Cary Bodle & his wife Jane, the grandson of Dorothy Bodle dcd. Dorothy Bannister, widow, was granted 1100 acres in Clarendon; Dorothy Bannister sold it to Dorothy Wait since Cary of St Dorothy whose will of 1699 left “Rest & Residue” to Cary Bodle, son of her granddaughter, Elizabeth Bodle, widow of John Bodle. Cary Bodle sold it to John Stafford.

1716[380]: Cary Bodle planter of Clarendon, takes out a mortgage with Hugh Crawford & Deane Pyntz merchants of Kingston, for £355/3/6½ on 9 men, 7 women, 27 steers, 11 calves, 2 young bulls, 6 young cow calves, 3 bulls calves, 9 horses, 4 mares, 4 fillies and 130 sheep. £390/13/11 paid off 5/9/1718

1718[381]: John Booth (Cary’s his brother in law) sells for £95 to John Bodle (Cary’s brother) 1/2 of his 1/4 of 1200 ie 150 acres, N on John Booth, S supposed to be William Pusey, E on Ste Maria Gully W on Milk River. The deed refers to George Booth’s will of 1694. A plat is on the wills file.

Deed 1718[382]:
Cary & wife Jane of Clarendon & John Bodle of Vere take mortgage from Peter Beckford on their sugar estate in Clarendon called Bodle’s £3430. Inherited from Dorothy & Elizabeth Bodle. Cary & John brothers.

1723[383]: Cary Bodle exec & brother of etc for John Bodle & Mary widow of John Bodle.
Ref mortgage given by John Bodle to Ralph Rippon 1719 320 acres in Long Bay St E & 125 acres in Clarendon for £600.
Cary Bodle passes it on to Peter Beckford for £750. This land passed through Thomas Booth, son of George Booth 2.

Bodles shown as a pen on the west side of the Colebourne Gully, St Dorothy on Craskell Middlesex, 1763.

Crop return about 1770’s 7/176 Bodles Pen, Clarendon. Prop William Beckford esq 708 hhds, 326 Tierces 301 puncheons.

There are several other deeds around in the indexes, and also some land grants.

PR: Cary Bodle, ch St C 9/7/1683 of John & Elizabeth. 22
Elizabeth Bodle ch St C 9/7/1689, of John & Elizabeth, of St Dorothy.
ELizaabeth Bodle married Charles Harris 6/8/1686, St C, she of St D.
PR Bur St D Cary Bodle’s child 20/11/1722.
PR Bur St D Cary Bodle 25/3/1725.
Cary’s brother John:
John Bodle ch St C 17/3/1717, of John & Elizabeth.
Susannah Boudle, ch Vere 15/7/1714 of John Boudle

2/1. Elizabeth Bodle (John Booth will 1723)

Born abt 1708
Married John Thomas of St Ann

Cary Bodle to John Thomas – 1738
102/40 dated 4/5/1738 ent 5/6/1738
Cary Bodle & John Thomas planters of Clarendon
John Bodle, uncle of Cary Bodle in will left land to Elizabeth Thomas wife of John Thomas as Elizabeth Bodle when 21 or marriage. She now married and 20 years old.
For £10, Cary Bodle as heir at law of John Bodle sells to John Thomas 2 parcels of land in Clarendon, 1 at Cartwheel Savannah of 150 acres purchased by John Bodle from John Booth (in 1718, see deed under John), 2nd in Vere on the road to Withywood Bay & bounding on river Mino and was granted to John Bodle.

Child of John Thomas mentioned by George Booth (d 1769) in his will: probably this family: “Elizabeth Cole, wife of Thomas Cole of St Anns, planter and one of the daughters of John Thomas deceased”
3/1. Elizabeth Thomas, ch Clarendon, 22/8/1736,

married Thomas Cole of St Ann, re GB1769 will.

3/2. Mary Thomas, ch Clarendon, 6/12/1739

Maybe married Robert Cole with daughter in GB1769 will:
Mary Cole, dau of Robert Cole, g/dau of John Thomas

3/3. Jane Thomas, ch Clarendon, 15/3/1742, mar Mr Lloyd

2/2. Jane Bodle (John Booth will 1723)

Married Robert Cousin/Costin: Issue, Jane snr will & PR, Clarendon:
3/1. Olive Cousin, ch 17/6/1738.
3/2. John Cousin, ch 3/11/1739
3/3. Mary Cousin, ch 1/11/1740
3/4. Elizabeth Costin, ch 6/6/1742

2/3. Thomas Bodle – eldest son (John Booth will 1723, GB will 1707)
2/4. George Bodle (ref George will 1707)
2/5. Cary Bodle (<21 1723) (John Booth will 1723)

1/2. Thomas Booth – over 21 in 1694, prob alive in 1717.

The following deeds probably refer to him rather than Thomas Booth (son of GB2):

Thomas Booth to Jeremiah Downer
This may refer to our Thomas Booth because of the Downer connection: Jeremiah would have been Thomas’s 1st cousin’s son, but as GB senior bought part of this land in 1686, it probably refers to GB snr’s son, Thomas.
date 4/1/1708-9 ent 20/4/1710 45/190
Patent 34/79, 7/11/1684, 3365 acres to Robert Varney.
2600 pat on behalf of the inhabitants of Vere & held in common
deed 31/10/1708 ½ to Thomas Booth & wife Mary & they sell to Jeremiah Downer the half for £10.

1714 Deed[384]
John Booth of Vere planter, & Thomas Booth snr of Vere planter, all land of John Booth share agreement for 80 years, 1st 3 to Thomas Booth to work it, next 8 shared etc.

1714 Mortgage between Thomas snr, carpenter of Vere & his wife Mary and John Morant probably refers to Thomas, son of GB2.

Thomas Booth – 1717
The Bodle connection makes it more likely that it refers to Thomas, son of George Booth snr/Capt.
55/189 Dated 18/2/1717 Ent 22/3/1717
TB & wife Mary planter of Vere
& Ralph Rippon of Vere gent
Henry Beck pat 320A in St E on Long Bay Mnts & Jos Tennant
Henry Beck & Wife Ann sell 15/5/1717 160 acres to Thomas Booth NE & E on waste Land SE on Long Bay B Mntns W on Henry Beck.
Thomas Booth sells for £60 to Ralph Rippon
Appears to be an unencumbered sale. This land appears in a deed between Cary Bodle & Peter Beckford whereby Cary, as executor to his brother, passes the mortgage on to Peter Beckford. This deed implies the whole 320 acres passed to Ralph Rippon.

55/88 date 11/11/1717, ent 26/11/1717
Henry Beck sells the other half to Ralph Ripon for £60.

1/3. Simon Booth – over 21 in 1694

PR: Simon Booth bur St Catherine 21/9/1721.

There is some confusion: there appear to have been 2 Simon Booths, both with wives Rebecca! (p115)

1717[385]: George Booth late of Vere father of Simon Booth had land in Vere & Clarendon, esp 1200 acres ... refers to the will & writ of division.
Simon Booth of Vere planter & wife & Rebecca sell for £150 to Francis Scarlett of Clarendon, millwright all his 300 acres at Cartwheel

1719[386]: John Booth & Simon Booth 2 sons of George Booth snr late of Vere have 150 acres or ½ for £20. Noted in another hand “£900” & sell to Thomas Palfreeman, merchant of Vere.
Refers to patent to George Booth snr 300 acres in Clarendon E & S on John Moore EN & N on Road on Cockpit hills and NW on Benjamin Booth & N on unsurveyed & George Booth will 1695

1719[387]: Simon Booth & Rebecca of Vere takes mortgage for £100 from James Dickson of Vere on 12 ¾ acres in Macary Bay N George Booth a minor, E William Gibbons S Daniel Neatherwell land formerly belonging to William Pusey W Thomas Sanderson. If Simon Booth pays James Dickson by 18/2/1721 £100 + 10%pa.
This is probably adjacent to George Booth (d 1769) land.

There were deeds continuing on for Simon & Rebecca, but if the 1721 burial in St Catherine relates to this Simon, they must have been Simon, son of GB2.

1/4. John Booth (<21 – 1695)

The youngest son of George, by inference from GB’s will.
Planter of Clarendon.

1714 Deed[388]: A Thomas Booth snr, planter of Vere, drew up partnership with John Booth to farm John Booth’s land in 1714. It is doubtful of this was GB3, More likely a son of Capt George.

1712[389]: John Booth (uncle), planter of Vere, sells for £129/3/6 paid by George & Henry Downer, guardians to George Booth, a minor & son of George Booth dcd late of Vere 11 ½ acres in Withywood with house & 12 ½ acres on McCary Bay with 12 negroes, 28 sheep, 1 dun horse until 10/9/1715. Discharged 26/5/1719, signed George Vodry & George Downer.
The 11 ½ acres was part of the small 23 acre grant to GB snr. GB minor was John’s nephew.
A later deed (55/16) specifies George Booth’s will of 1694 and this land, confirming this family line.

1714: William Turner & John Booth granted 500 acres[390].

Deed 51/68: writs against George Booth & John Booth by various traders
This is the only John Booth of the right age known, but these are grouped with George Booth, and the only one at this time known was the son of “GB2”:
John Booth planter 5/5/1714 John Stafford shop keeper £26/10/- 5/0/1 ½ Costs
John Booth 2/9/1713, William Hayman surviving Cptner of Samuel Tudman £224 Debt& £4/3/7 ½ costs
John Booth rendition 2/11/1713 John Stafford Merchant, £81/16/3 debt £4/13/7 ½ Costs

1717[391]: George Booth father of John Booth owned 1200 acres of George Booth in Cartwheel Savannah left to 4 sons in will of 20/9/1694. Quotes will. Writ of partition from Supreme Court in 1713 into 4 parts. John Booth has 300A bounds in as in the writ.
John Booth for £86/8/6 sells to George Brooks ½ or 150 Sells 150 to George Brooks pract of Physic & surgery of Vere. W on Milk River, on Henry Tennant dcd on Thomas Brayne esq N on John Carmer esq S on sd John Booth

1717[392]: Tirpartite indenture between John Booth of Vere 1st part, George & Henry Downer, guardians of GB a minor 2nd part, & George Brooks 3rd pt.
From the will & partition of George Booth’s will (as above in 55/15) John Booth has land in Vere 11 ½ acres butting on SE on George Booth minor, W on the river, & Simon Booth, WN on Thomas Booth N Henry Vizard dcd.
John Booth sold the land on 10/9/1712 to George & Henry Downer as guardians to George Booth, a minor. If John Booth paid GHD 129/3/6 by 10/9/1715 +3% pa. John Booth paid this off. JB then sells to George Brooks for £160
This is part of the land in Patent to George Booth snr 11/151 & plat 8F24

1717[393]: John Booth has 12 ½ acres in MacCary Bay EN William Gibbons dcd, S on Simon Booth, W on Thomas Booth, N on George Booth minor. John Booth mortgaged to George & Henry Downer, guardians of George Booth minor, £129/3/6 + 10% pa until 10/9/1715. John Booth in default. Sells absolutely for further £110
George Booth, a minor, g/son of late GB 1696. Refers tp GB 1695 will & writs etc. Ref Deed 48/162.

1717[394]: Ind Btw John Booth of Vere planter & Jasper Handasyd & wife Sara. Arthur Deaners? Father of Sarah, left land & negroes to Sarah & her then husband Jno Harris: all sold to John Booth for £100. He sells back to John Booth for 5/-

1718[395]: Ind btw John Booth Planter of Vere & John Bodle planter of Vere. George Booth will of 1694 left 1200 acres divided between sons. John Booth sells for £95 to John Bodle 1/2 of his 1/4 of 1200 ie 150 acres, N on John Booth, S supposed to be William Pusey, E on Ste Maria Gully W on Milk River

1719[396]: John Booth & Simon Booth 2 sons of George Booth snr late of Vere have 150 acres or ½ for £20. Noted in another hand “£900” & sell to Thomas Palfreeman, merchant of Vere.
Refers to patent to George Booth snr 300 acres in Clarendon E & S on John Moore EN & N on Road on Cockpit hills and NW on Benjamin Booth & N on unsurveyed & George Booth will 1695

John Booth will 1723[397]:
No issue so legacies to sister (which defines who he was):
Sister Jane, married to Cary/Garry Bodle & nephews Cary & Thomas.

Inventory of 1725 amounted to £196, main assets were 7 slaves and was shown by Cary & Jane Bodle.
Mentioned in Brother George’s will.


1/5. George Booth (<21 – 1695)

B. aft 1674, d 1707.

There seems no doubt that George Booth born of George & Milborough Booth in 1707 is the only child of this couple as the George only mentions in his will the unborn child of Milborough. The names and dates tie in too well: the combination of sister Jane & brother John in the will puts this George as son of George above.

Will[398] 1707:
Millwright of Vere.
Wife Milborough (possibly Downer), in child in will 8/5/1706
Brother John Booth
Sister Jane Booth m Mr Bodle, her children Thomas & George.
Brothers George & Harry Downer.

Milborough was possibly the daughter of John & Rebecca Downer: John’s will of 1702[399] left inter alia, sons George & Henry and daughter Milborough, all under 21. It is therefore possible that Mary, 1st wife of GB2 was their aunt.
Their son, George (b 1707-1769) lists 2 nieces:
Milborough Maxwell, wife of Edward and their 2 sons, Henry and George Booth and
Milborough Elrington, wife of Robert in Ireland, and their son John and his sister,
and a sister Mary Letwich, wife of Dr Edward Letwich and widow of Rev Simon Mason.

     These individuals are explained by the mother of George (d 1769), Milborough Booth, who, if the daughter of George Downer, would have been a young widow, remarrying and producing more children, George (d 1769)’s ½ siblings. 
     From the tenuous idea that Simon & Mary Mason had a son, John Golding Mason, Mary might have been a Golding. This has proved to be the case from wills. There is a gap in the Vere records from early 1720 to 1730. There are 2 deeds in the 1730’s transferring land between John Golding and George Booth, reinforcing this idea.
    There is no record of a Mary Golding, but a half sister Mary Golding could well have existed and been married to Simon Mason and had a son John Golding Mason.
    This second family of Milborough Downer/Booth/Golding is laid out in a separate section after this family branch.

Issue of George & Milborough Booth:

   2/1. George Booth, 1707-1769

Vere, of George & Milborough,
b 23/1/1707, ch 24/1/1707. He is probably the child referred to in GB will 1707. His age at burial is correct for this George.

PR: Bur Vere 21/6/1769, aged 62, See his will (PCC 1769).

It appears that this George Booth remained in or about Vere, but may have gone to St James for a short period about 1730. It is known from his will that he was a man of substance and could therefore have been a member of the assembly for Vere. No mention is made in his will of children, but it seems unliley that he remained celebate until his late marriage to Mary: no other children are mentioned in his will.
It seems likely that he was married before to a Catherine:

Speculatively, George may have married in the late 1720’s: it is unlikely that he married the first time in his 60’s to Mary.

1st Marriage:
There is a deed between a George & his wife Catherine and John Golding in 1730. John Golding was George’s step-father, so this adds to the probablility that Geogre’s 1st wife was Catherine, so these could be his possible issue:

3/1. Milborough Booth, ch 9/10/1732, Vere, of George
3/2. Edward Booth, ch 10/9/1734, Clarendon, of George & Catherine.
There is no further trace, either in the parish or in George’s will, of Catherine and these 2 children, so they probably died early:

2nd Marriage:
Vere, 10/12/1761 Booth George esq & Mary Booth (she a widow, both OTP)
Mary Booth, widow of Samuel Booth, who died 1760, son of George (will 1702).
Mary dau of Benjamin Mumbee.
Benjamin Mumbee bur Vere 24/9/1756, will 1757[400] confirms the legacies.
Bur 23/12/1774, Vere, Mrs Mary Booth.

He left £1000 to the Lousada’s in his will: they subsequently owned Carlisle Estate.


Mumbee’s, to wife for ever: ...those two pieces or parcells of Land in Vere 
the first twenty eight acres bounding on William Pusey esquire towards the east to the lands of Ennis Read?? Esquire towards the south to the King’s Highway there towards the west and to the lands of the heirs of Henry Goulbourn deceased towards the north.
and the other piece thirty five acres bounding to the King’s Highway there towards the East to the Lands of Ennis Read esquire towards the south to the Lands of the heirs of Henry Goulbourn deceased towards the north and to the lands of Henry Beal towards the west.
This is probably part of the land of Mumbee marked on Craskell south east of Alley Church.

Millikin’s to wife for ever: two parcels of Land lately purchased of Benjamin Millikin and Thomas Bond and which were purchased by them of Samuel Booth and Mary his wife and Thomas Wilson and Lydia his wife called Millikin’s
the first of three hundred and twenty acres bounding to the lands of Robert Richard Huggin (RH in deed 81/91) towards the east to the Lands of Lady Hume? Towards the south and west and then to the king’s Highway there towards the north
Blackwall: and the other pieces of land containing by estimation ten acres called Blackwall (no bounds given)
Milliken shown on Craskell just south of Alley church, between Booth & Mumbee. These probably disappeared into Moneymusk by 1804

Spanish Town to wife for ever: “my dwelling house” and pen bought from Archibald Sinclair. The pen may be Sinclair to the south of Spanish Town towards Compeach Gut.

Taylers Mention of in Vere (my other dwelling house) – contents to wife. Craskell shows this on the eastern side of the road north from Alley Church. This may have been part of Chesterfield.

land to Simon Partridge twenty acres bounding to my own lands towards the east to the lands of William Pusey esquire on the south to the lands of Ennis Read esqr towards the west and to the King’s Highway there towards the north 

Chesterfield – all to Henry Parker.
Legacies of British Slave-ownership: Biography of George Booth, d 1769:

Owner of Chesterfield estate in Jamaica, which he bequeathed to Henry Parker (q.v., died 1787). He was probably the uncle of Henry Parker - as Booth's will leaves a legacy to his neice Milborah [sic] Maxwell, mother of Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell, and Henry Parker's will leaves a legacy to his nephews Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell.

Kemp’s Savannah – half lands at KS to Henry Parker.
These 2 to Henry Parker for life and then his son.

Salt Savannah between Henry & George Booth Maxwell, life interest, then to their sons. This was all acquired by James Wildman, who remained there until 1840.
they also inherit ½ the Kemps Savanna Land.

Mentioned in deeds of 1717 as George Booth, a minor, son of GB dcd, referred to by his uncle John.

1712[401]: John Booth (uncle), planter of Vere, sells for £129/3/6 paid by George & Henry Downer, guardians to George Booth, a minor & son of George Booth dcd late of Vere 11 ½ acres in Withywood with house & 12 ½ acres on McCary Bay with 12 negroes, 28 sheep, 1 dun horse until 10/9/1715. Discharged 26/5/1719, signed George Vodry & George Downer.
The 11 ½ acres was part of the small 23 acre grant to GB snr. A later deed (55/16) specifies George Booth’s will of 1694 and this land, confirming this family line.

1717[402]: John Booth has 12 ½ acres in MacCary Bay EN William Gibbons dcd, S on Simon Booth, W on Thomas Booth, N on George Booth minor. John Booth mortgaged to George & Henry Downer, guardians to George Booth, a minor, the grandson of late George Booth (will of 1696) £129/3/6 + 10% pa until 10/9/1715. John Booth in default so sells absolutely for a further £110
Ref Deed 48/162.

A George Booth was a member of the assembly for Vere, 1751.[403]

1730[404]: This may be him.
George & Catherine Booth of Vere, planter sell to Richard Goulbourn planter of Vere for £5 32 acres Vere NE on Richard Higgins dcd & sd George Booth, ES on Valentine Barriffe & S George Iberly, W on Nevil Hayle, & WN on the King’s Rd & sd Nevil Hayle, also 13 negroes
For £10 the land sold back to the Booths dated 17/1/1729-30 Ent 7/4/1730.

1730[405]: Mary Hart of Vere widow & relict of John Hart of Vere, for J£5 sells to George Booth, planter of Vere, 48½ acres of land in Vere E on Thomas Johnson & Taylor Hart, S on David Olyphant esq, and sd George Booth, W on Richard Huggins cd and Robert Jerrom and N on the Kings Rd and the land of Elizabeth Collier widow.
This is probably him: Millikins in his will bounded on Richard Huggins.

John Hart – 1727
17/109 Date Ent 18/5/1727
Planter of Vere
To wife Mary Land E on William Dunn, S Taylor Hart, W on my land, N on Thomas Macey dcd. For Life, after to my sister Elizabeth Hart or my brother Taylor Hart or George Osbourne son of William & Mary Osbourne.

1730[406]: George Golding & Elinor of Vere, planter for J£300 sell George Booth of Vere 100 acres in Vere, N on John Hart dcd, S on Valentine Barriff & Thomas Johnson E on Salt Savanna, W on sd George Booth.
In 1763, Golding shown in Clarendon to the N of St Ann’s Gully.

The 2 1730 plots look to be conjoined and roughly where Salt Savanna Estate became.

1739[407]: John Golding of Vere, planter, For 5/- John Golding conveys 2 plots of land & some negroes to George Booth of Vere planter & wife Catherine, 1st parcel being 98 ¾ acres in Vere SE on No 1 N on Col Ivy dcd SW on Martin Golding & W on no 3. Other parcel 98 acres in Vere SW on Thomas Roberts, N on George Ivy esq dcd, SE on No 2 & a number of slaves.
Another deed a day later conveys these assests back to John Golding, who may have been his step-father.

1741[408]: Thomas Jackson, planter of Vere, sells George Booth esq of Vere for £57 57½ acres in Salt Savanna N on John Golding, W on William Jackson, S on John Morant & William Pusey and E on Thomas Jackson

This deed[409], 1757-65 may refer to him:
George Booth snr esq of Vere sells to Henry Ashbourne esq of Vere 71 slaves (named) to value £J2600

1740 George Booth granted[410] 600 acres at Spring Garden, then in St Elizabeth, probably later St James and in Trelawney by 1785. On an Estate Map (T273) described as being part of Salt Savanna Estate by 1785, indicating that this is the correct George. It can be located with good accuracy by the rivers, both on the patent and the later estate map in what is was later Trelawney.
Now looks to be rough cultivated land on Google Earth. It can be accurately positioned by reference to the rivers, and appeared to be mainly in a fairly cultivable area. Centered on N18°18’ W77°34’.
This land presumably was part of the Salt Savannah bequest to the Maxwells.
The 2 contiguous plots:
N on Unsurveyed, E on own land, S on Edward Francis, W on Mathew Gregory & Richard Mitchell.
N on unsurveyed, E on Mouth River & unsurveyed, S on Edward Francis & William Hicks, W on own land.

1816 Trelawney: Turnbull, Mark, Spring-Garden 58/17.

George Booth from John Golding
164/83 Date 21/2/1756 ent 24/5/1756
John Golding planter of Vere for £1500 from George Booth sells
Cedar Grove, Salt Savanna 100A N&W on George Booth, S on Kings Rd leading to Portland, E on Daniel Clark & George Booth.

Booth – Goulboure 1754
158/281 Deed 6/9/1754, probate 1/10/1754 ent 1/11/1754
George Booth to George Downer Goulbourn Release of all claims & demands whatsoever consideration of 5/-

Salt Savanna Estate:
From a survey for the Assembly, sold btw 1772-1775[411], probably to the Maxwells as in George’s will, Henry Maxwell still of Salt Savanna (& Scotland) in 1830.

1811: Wildman, James, Salt Savanna 275/ 44
1812: Wildman, James, Salt Savanna 255/ 38
1816: ildman, James, Salt-Savanna 262/ 122
1817: Wildman, James, Salt Savanna, 264/1TT
1818: Wildman, James B., Salt Savanna, 265/120
1820: Wildman, James B., Salt Savanna 265/ 31
1821: Wildman, James B., Salt Savanna 258/ 36
1838: Wildman, James B., Salt Savanna 205
1840: Wildman, J. B., 1148 acres
1838: Parker, Henry, deceased, Chesterfield 150

1840: Parker, Henry, Chesterfield,1089

James Wildman also had Papine Estate.

Votes of the house of Assembly:
Sugar estates:
Salt Savanna, sold since 1772 for the payment of debts, mortgages etc (1792)
Yarmouth & Chesterfield – in the hands of the proprietors.

Salt Savanna Crop Returns:

6/28 1770 crop
55hds sugar,
4 puncheon rum 432 gals
29 casks molasses 2961 gals,
2 puncheon rum 233 gals,
to the increase of calves 13,
2 puncheon of rum for estate. 1 puncheon for Mrs Booth,
a hd sugar for her

7/16 1772 crop:
Of George Booth dcd
163 hhd
28 teirces
66 puncheon (3 for est)
£7/10/- sundries

7/246, 1774 crop
Of George Booth dcd
108 hhds
36 rum (+6 for the estate)
ED MAXWELL appears

8/97 25/3/1777 for 1776 crop  
George Booth dcd Malcolm Laing Trustee.
132 hhds
21 tierces muscavado sugar shipped on accountof the estate 273145 lbs 28/- per brl & 12/6 per hhd £2411/13/10.75;
53 puncheon of rum sold 4549 gls £836/11/9; 2 puncheon 321 gals £44/2/9.
Total £4236/8/11.75

8/158 19/3/78 for 1777 Crop
22hhds & 59 tierces 95390lbs £1381/9/2
27 puncheon 3026 gals 380/5 £1761/14/2

9/56 1778 Crop
Malcolm Laing
293 hhds 467804 lbs £6769,
121 puncheon 12827gals, £1438/12/8 £8207/12/8.5

9/163 1779 crop
120 hhds 199952 lbs £2889/6/6.5,
1 cask £2/5/8,
53 puncheon 4645 gals £632/12/8,
10 old steers 1 cow sold £105,
Tierces remaining (see 1780)

9/200 1780 crop
102 hhds 163082 lbs £2359/12/11.5,
50 puncheon 5446 gals, £793/1/1.5, 
3 old steers £31/10 £3185/1/1 incl in above 13 tierces from 1779 crop

10/101 1781 Crop 121 hhd muscavado to London,
Ed Maxwell
66 puncheoneons,
7 old slaves for £1,

10/164 1782 Crop
127 hhds 222021 lbs £3202/10/3.5;
65 puncheon 6925 gals £1527/18/11

11/113 1782 crop
John Jaques showing
32 hhds 52530lbs £755/8/3.5,
16 puncheon 1620 gals £194 £949/8/3.5.

Jamaica Vere 38 (Salt Savanna)
Claim Details & Associated Individuals
19th Jun 1837 | 272 Enslaved | £5286 19S 5D
Parliamentary Papers p. 291.
T71/858: claim from James Beckford Wildman, of Vere, as owner-in-fee. Counterclaim from John Edward Collett and his wife, as tenants in tail. Counterclaim also from George Booth Maxwell ('Claims as tenant for life of 1/2'), under the provisions of the will of George Booth, dated 29/08/1768. He also denies the validity of assignment of 25 May 1791 and has instituted a suit in chancery against the claimant which is now pending. Adjudged to J. B. Wildman on 19/06/1837. 01/07/1837: 'Letter of Pyne & Richards giving notice of appeal on behalf of GBMaxwell'. 01/02/1839: 'Order of Council granting petition to withdraw appeal'.

T71/1606: letter, dated 20/05/1836, from Capron & Co., Saville Place, states that, in 1791, George Booth Maxwell (the counterclaimant) sold and conveyed his life interest in a moiety of Salt Savannah to the late Mr Wildman, who then bought life interest in the other half from another person, and the reversion in fee simple. In 1808, George Booth Maxwell brought a Bill in Chancery to have the 1791 deal set aside; no proceeding for 15 years in this suit: 'if the compensation Act had not been passed it is quite evident that no further proceedings would have been undertaken.' The Court of Chancery were asked to use discretion, and appear to have done so, and paid the award to the Accountant General but allowed James Beckford Wildman to make an application by counsel to them for further directions to make such award as to them shall seem fit. Letter, dated 08/06/1837, from George Booth Maxwell, George St., Hanover Sq., asking: at what time does the hearing take place? Memorial from James Beckford Wildman, dated 12/03/1836, as replication was late by 'an accidental and involuntary omission on our part.' The Memorial includes a description of John Edward Collett and Rachael Theresa (his wife) as 'of Enfield Wash, Co of Middx'. Their claim rested on overturning the 1791 sale. Parliamentary Committee decision, dated 13/02/1839: the withdrawal reveals G.B. Maxwell to have been in prison for debt at the time.

London Gazette Issue 16997, 25/03/1815 p. 566: shows the creditors of G.B. Maxwell, formerly of Bayswater and late of Thames Ditton, who was discharged from HM prison of the King's Bench, called together to consider a suit against James Wildman. 

Booths of St James

Probably George Booth 1707-69.

This may be the correct George Booth – from the writ of partition reference, it looks as though this is at least a George of the Capt George Booth line:
In 1727, a George Booth of Vere sells[412] a small piece of land in Vere to Francis Byfield, a free negro 2 acres in Vere, E on George Booth, N on Francis Byfield, W on River Mino, S on the Kings Rd leading to the estate of Madam Dolores Knight, dcd.
A George Booth, gent of St James, sells[413] in 1729 an adjacent 10 acres of land in Vere to Mary Macey, bounding west of Francis Byfield and S on the King’s road.
The same George Booth of St James sells in 1729[414] for J£99 his share of 200 acres of land between the Milk River and Savanna, making it between the Round Hill and the river. This deed refers to a writ of partition in 1711 between Thomas, Simon, George & John Booth.

George Booth from Mary Hart – 1729

81/91 dated 18/12/1729 ent 6/3/1729-30
Mary Hart of Vere widow & relict of John Hart OTP, George Booth planter OTP.
J£5 Mary Hart sells 48½ acres of land in Vere E on Thomas Johnson & Taylor Hart, S on David Olyphant esq, and sd GB, W on Richard Huggins cd and Robert Jerrom and N on the Kings Rd and the land of Elizabeth Collier widow.
Maybe GB died 1769

George Booth to David Oliphant - 1729

79/115 Dated 5/3/1728-9 Ent 1/4/1729
George Booth of St James, David Oliphant of Clarendon, Planters.
By Letters patent dated 8/2/1773?? 200 acres to Thomas Dean in Clarendon, N on Milk Savanna & waste Ebonies, E on Milk River, N Dr Hilliard, and W on Milk Savanna.
Piece of land became vested in Thomas, Simon & George Booth, party to these presents and John Booth.
By writ of partition of the Supreme Court of Judicature (of Jamaica) directed the Provost Marshal of the same and returnable on the last Tues in Feb 10th year of Q Ann (ie 1711), to George Booth 49 ½ acres N on Milk River, SW on Robert Rodon, E on part ass to John Booth, & w on Part for Simon Booth.
George Booth sells his piece for J£99.

Now this indenture witnesses that the said George Booth in possession? of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of ninety nine pounds of like sum of money of the said George Booth in hand doth well and truly paid or soonest to be paid by the said David Oliphant at or immediatley before the sealing and delivery hereof the receipt of the sum George Booth doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and threefrom and of and from every part ?present thereof doth acquit exonerate and discharge the said David Oliphant his heirs and admons .. by these presents the sd George Booth hath ... sold... to David Oliphant all that said piece of land in Clarendon N on Milk River, SW on Robert Redient, E on part ass to John Booth and described in the return the same by number 4 and also W on another part... to Simon Booth and described as.. number 5 on the said writt for his part ... above recited piece of land and also ... other the part and parts pinspent? And pinspearts of him the said George Booth aforesaid every other part of parcels of the said first above recited piece of land belonging with reversions remainder and remainders rents issues ... .
George Booth sells his piece for J£99.

This probably him buying land in St James.
George Booth from Jonathan Bennet
78/53 dated 29/6/1728 ent 26/8/1728
Jonathan Bennet of St James for J£80 from George Booth, 95 acres N on Rocks W on William Fox & unsurveyed, E on Michael Thwait and the White Gutt.

George Booth to Elizabeth Aldred – 1755

This is unattributed at 9/2015 but has land in St James.

159/389 Dated 2/9/1755 ent 5/9/1755
This indenture ...
George Booth of Vere esquire sells Elizabeth Aldred of Vere widow for £5000:
For her life:
50 acres at Kemps and half of 100 acres at McCary Bay with 11 slaves.
For ever:
his 1/3 share of 1200 acres in 4 lots of 300 acres in St James and
330 acres in Vere and 64 slaves.
600 acres in Vere (near Pye Corner) and 60 slaves, 100 mares & 2 asses; these subject to a £3000 mortgage dated 16/8/1748 (not available, but described in 161/299) between John & Elizabeth Aldred & William Dawkins, and a further mortgage 19/11/1748 (prob 134/163, not available) between George Booth & John Aldred (seems to be grantee, ie JA sells to GB).
All this land and stock were conveyed to George Booth by Elizabeth Aldred the day before this deed (158/152?).
George Booth to pay Elizabeth Aldred an annuity of £250 pa for her life: if he does so, the sale of assets in the body of the deed does not happen, but if he defaults, Elizabeth gains possession of everything.

See wills file for land details.

George Booth to William Gale
161/299 dated 12/10/1757 ent 2/3/1758
Ind Btw George Booth of Vere esq & William Gale & Hon Edward Morant of Vere
By Mortgage 16/8/1748 btw 1st pt late John Aldred practioner of Physic & wife ELizabeth & 2nd Pt William Dawkins late of St C
John Aldred dead & George Booth bought land & stock from heirs subject to the mortgage
tripart 12/9/57 btw Elizabeth Parsons of Vere relict and execs of Thomas Parsons & William Gale of 2nd part & George Booth of 3rd part
That George Booth agree with William Gale for 3 bonds
2 for penal £2000 for the payment of principal £1000 1/5/1758
1 same but payable 1/5/1762. Sums paid to William Beckfrod to whom Gale & Morant assigned the mortgage
This on land at Kemps 600A 60 slaves 160 cattle
E on heirs of John Morant esq dcd no inposs of heirs of James Dickson dcd and on land belonging to John Barras and heirs of Peter Gravitt dcd, S on Hon John Gale, known as Kinghts, W on Lady Hume known as Laws & Ben Mumbee and heirs of Samuel Booth dcd, N on heirs of Francis Dickinson dcd
If paid, deed void.

Thomas Booth to William Pight – 1765 210/70 15/1/1765
Indent Thomas Booth & Wife Judith planter of St James & William Pight of St Elizabeth
Thomas Booth gives to William Pight for £500 12 slaves 3 horses & 100 acres in St James N on Matthew Frith E on John Wisdom & William Shane, S unknown, W on Stephen Gabordan & John Baily.

There is a Thomas Booth late of St Elizabeth and then of St James, admon re Chancery Court case in 1771. 29/8/1771  15/168



Thomas Golding - William Beckford – 1741
112/62-72 Dated 17/8/1740, ent 24/12/1741 dischrged 12/5/1753
Mortgage for £2000 from William Beckford for 500A in Withywood formerly belonging to Francis Moore.

Thomas Golding – 1758
31/134-157 Dated 10/6/1758 Ent 26/7/1758
of Vere, Gent, not well in body
To Aunt Mary Ailsbury £J300
To Sarah & Phebe free negroes all household furniture and annuity of £50 for life
Also they both & their 3 mulatto girls Frances Elizabeth & Mary Good and three sons Thomas, George & John Good to reside in my house as in my lifetime
Sarah free mulatto dau of Sarah Good above £J2000
To Peter Good free mulatto 500 acres in Clarendon known as St Jago
To Edward Good the same

George Golding – 1737
21/123 Dated 11/5/1735 Ent 8/3/1737
of Vere, planter
Son John Golding. If he fails, to honoured mother Elizabeth Collier, after her death to kinsmen Thomas & John Golding
Allowance to sister Mary Ailsbury
Mother Elizabeth Collier & brother John Golding execs & guardians to Son John Golding until 21

John Golding – 1746
25/113 Dated 3/2/1744-5 Ent 30/6/1746
Planter of Vere
Wife Elizabeth Golding  6 bay horses, 3 black Horses, 1 Ball Horse, and 1 new England Horse; also all other R&R
Execs B-in-L William Banks of Vere Gent, & Elisha Clarke planter of Vere

These Goldings were probably people of colour.
1/1. Mary Golding M Ailsbury
1/2. George Golding, will 1737

George Booth from George Golding – 1730
81/174 dated 27/6/1730 ent 3/9/1730
Btw George Golding & Elinor of Vere, planter & George Booth OTP
For J£300 George Golding sells 100 acres in Vere, N on John Hart dcd, S on Valentine Barriff & Thomas Johnson E on Salt Savanna, W on sd George Booth.
In 1763, Golding shown in Clarendon to the N of St Ann’s Gully.
2/1. John Golding b aft 1716

1/3. John Golding will 31/117, married Milborough, widow of George Booth d 1707

John Golding to George Booth to – 1739
104/191 Dated 29/11/1739 ent 3/12/1739
George Booth of Vere planter, John Golding of Vere, planter.
For 5/- John Golding conveys 2 plots of land & some negroes to George Booth 1st parcel being 98 ¾ acres in Vere SE on No 1 N on Col Ivy dcd SW on Martin Golding & W on no 3. Other parcel 98 acres in Vere SW on Thomas Roberts, N on George Ivy esq dcd, SE on No 2 & a number of slaves.

George Booth to John Golding  - 1739

104/192 Dated 30/11/1739 ent 3/12/1739
George Booth of Vere planter & wife Catherine, John Golding of Vere, planter.
Conveys land in previous deed back to John Golding.
Maybe George Booth died 1769

John Golding – 1758
31/117-138 Dated 1/8/1758 Ent 13/4/1758
of Vere planter
To g/dau Milborough Maxwell, wife of Edward of Vere £J2000
To g/dau Dorothy Parker £J300 pa for life
To G/dau Milborough Battersby a minor of Kingston £J2000 when 21
To dau Mary Mason, wife of Rev Simon Mason of Vere annuity of £J250 for life
To Simon & Mary land near Dry River called Ashley’s & 31 slaves (named) for life.
and afterwards to 2 grandsons Henry Parker and John Golding Mason
To g/dau Milborough Battersby slaves now in service of her father Benjamin Battersby, merchant of Kingston
To sister Mary Ailsbury annuity of £J50
R&R to g/sons Henry Parker & John Golding Mason
Execs Son Thomas G & G/sons Henry Parker & John Golding Mason

John Golding Act 1733
1733 an act to give John Golding senior of the parish of Vere, planter, the rights and priviledges of Englishmen, born of white ancestors

2/1. Milbrough Golding Vere b 11/11/1712 ch 23/7/1713 of John & Milborough.

Married Benjamin Battersby aft 1737 name from PR
Milborough Battersby, wife of Benjamin, planter, bur Kingston 13/3/1753
Benjamin had children by Elizabeth, who was buried Kingston 10/12/1737:
Benjamin Battersby – 1753
153/19 26/7/1753 ent 9/8/1753
I Benjamin Battersby Of St Andrew, merchant
In mortgage btw Thomas Cammock & Sarah of Clarendon & John Hewitt & Sarah, for £1000 by me paid to them for 800A in St Andrew & 40 negroes. It was not my money but Milborough Golding Battersby, only in trust for her (she was a minor then). The mortgage was assigned to Robert Elrington and paid off 7/12/1763 mortgage to 1763 at 6% Deed 153/21 specifies the mortgage.

Their Issue, Kingston:
3/1. John Battersby b 24/6/1735 Ch 28/7/1735PR (ME Will)
3/2. Ann Battersby, b. 6/10/1736 ch 10/11/1736PR,

Hannah Battersby bur Kingston C/yard by her father, 28/10/1739PR

3/3. Elizabeth  Battersby b 6/12/1737 Ch 25/4/1737PR

Issue of Benjamin & Milborough, Kingston:
3/1. Milborough Golding Battersby b 30/10/1741 ch 14/7/1742PR

JG1756: dau of sister
JG1758 G/dau as a minor & dau of BB
GB1769 niece as Milbrough Elrington.

Milborough Elrington – 1796
61/206 Dated Ent 28/4/1796
Widow of Kingston
To S-i-L Charles Fry 20 pieces for mourning
To friend Milborough Brooks of St D widow
To friend Thomas Rees
To son Robert Elrington, a seal which was my decd brother with the Battersby Arms
To son John Battersby Elrington
To dau Milborough Elrington
To dau Elizabeth Ann Mead Fry, wife of Charles
Refers to claim on Moreland est in Vere from will of Aunt Mrs Mary Ledwich,
Ref son John Battersby Elrington
Ref land in St D inherited from brother John Battersby.

Married Robert Elrington, died bef 1789 (ML will, maybe 1774 see below)

Quote from “The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquarians of Ireland 31 March 1899 (Some residents of Monkstown in the 18thC, by Francis Elrington Ball), set in 1766:
At Monkstown Castle, still a habitable dwelling, lives, I think, Mr. Robert Elrington, who has recently arrived from Jamaica, and whose native servant is no doubt an object of much curiosity.*
* Probably Mr. Elrington was a descendant of Thomas Elrington, the well-known Dublin actor of the beginning of the eighteenth century. He subsequently went to reside at Miltown, and died in 1774. See Pue’s Occurrences, May 23-27. 1769, and Sept. 1—4, 1770; Dublin Grants, Intestacy, 1774, Robert Elrington; Monkstown Baptismal Register, 10 Nov., 1766.

Bought after 1758, described as a West India Merchant.
Irish Probate listing: Robert Elrington 1774, Dublin, late of Jamaica, L191. Other Elringtons listed in Dublin about this time.
Married 9/1798: Francis Elrington, major of the 6th West India reg to Miss Sophia Matilda Joselyn.[415]

Mention of Elrington’s in Barbados St Michael Francis Elrington Gent M Mrs Joannah Shuller, widow.

Captain & Mrs Elrington mentioned in Lady Nugents Dairy, June 1802: R Elginton Lieutenant in Vere Militia, 1801.

4/1. John Battersby Elrington (in ML, ME & GB1769 Wills) b aft 1747

Married Isabella Parker Maxwell, probable dau of Edward & Milborough Maxwell 24/8/1790, Vere,
Issue of John Battersby & Isabella Parker Elrington
5/1. Robert Edward Elrington, ch 20/6/1793, Kingston
5/2. Elizabeth Golding B 31/10/1791 ch Kingston, 17/4/1792


4/2. Dau Elrington (sister of JE in GB 1769)
4/3. Milborough Elrington (ML & ME will)
4/4. Robert Elrington (ML & ME Will)
4/5. Elizabeth Ann Mead Elrington, wife of Charles Fry (ML & ME Will)

3/2. Thomas Golding Battersby 17430601 17430731
3/3. Hannah Battersby 17460503 17460608, bur by father 12/6/1746 ch/Yd.
3/4. Martin Battersby 17480707 17481002, bur by father 9/10/1748
3/5. Benjamin Battersby, bur by father, 17/8/1750

2/2. Mary Golding,

1st Simon Mason,

George Booth et al to Simon Mason – 1755

160/55-138 Dated 10/2/1753, ent 21/5/1755
Ind btw Hon Thomas Fearon of Clarendon esq, Henry Lord of Vere, esq George Booth of Vere, esq & Robert Sayer of Vere esq one part
Rev Simon Mason other part of Vere
Whereas Act for vesting several parcels of land in Vere part of the estate of Milborough a minor wife of Richard Cargill esq only dau & divisee of William Hodgins esq dcd in trust to be by them sold to pay off his Majesty’s suits & the legacies of Edward and Gibbons Hodgin still due from said eatate due to her from father.
ref shares in Salt Savannah Common.
The 3 in trust sell to Simon Mason for £75 5 acres in Salt Savanna Common: S on John Golding the elder, W on late Thomas Millsen, E on Kings Rd, which parcel is one of those in the act.

Private Acts 1747:
An Aft for vesting several Parcels of Land in the Parish of Vere, Part of the Estate of Milborough, a Minor, Wife of Richard Cargill, Esq; only Daughter and Devisee of William Hodgins, Esq; deceased, in Trustees, to be by them sold to pay off his Majesty's Quit-rents, and the Legacies of Edward Gibbons Hodgins, still due from the said Estate ; and for preserving the most improvable and profitable Parts thereof for the said Milborough Cargill, and others, who may be intitled thereto, under the Will of William Hodgins, her Father.

Edward Ledwick, of Kingston Doctor of Physick & Mary Mason of Vere widow, married 26 Jan 1768.

2nd Edward Leitwich

Edward Ledwick, of Kingston Doctor of Physick & Mary Mason of Vere widow, married 26 Jan 1768.

Edward Ledwich – 1784
50/122 Dated 12/12/1778 Ent 22/7/1784
Dr of Physics of Kingston
All negroes belonging to me and the negores I hold as mortagee in possession for life And after to Eliza Elrington my god dau
All plate & furniture to wife Mary

Mary Ledwick – 1789
53/202 9/11/1786 Dated Ent 26/2/1789 Codicil 29/5/1787
Mary Ledwick of St George Bloomsbury widow of Edward Ledwich late of Kingston
one moiety in 3 parts to Milborough Elrington & her dau Milborough Elrington
To nieces sons John & Robert Elrington
OTHER ½ TO grand niece Elizabeth Mead Elrington dau of Milborough Elrington widow

Codicil cash to nephews Henry & George Maxwell.
3/1. John Golding Mason, b 15/2/1749-50, ch Kingston 26/2/1749-50.

2/3. Dau Golding married Parker

3/1. Dorothy Parker
3/2. Henry Parker JG1758 & JG1756

Henry Parker, planter of Vere & Isabella Hornby of Kingston, married 12 Oct 1758PR.

Legacies of British Slave-ownership: Biography 
Inherited Chesterfield estate in Vere and one moity of Kemp Savanna estate from George Booth (who died in 1769). He was probably the nephew of George Booth - as Booth's will leaves a legacy to his neice Milborah [sic] Maxwell, mother of Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell, and Henry Parker's will leaves a legacy to his nephews Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell. In this case, Henry Parker's mother's maiden surname would have been Booth.
His son Thomas John Parker (q.v.) was baptised 09/07/1759 in Jamaica, and died 1823.
Clarendon PR: Thomas John Parker, ch 9/7/1759 (f126) of Henry & Isabella.

Vere PR: The remains of Thomas James Parker esq, proprietor of Hillside, Braziletto & Chesterfield Estates were interred in the family burying ground on Tuesday the 8th July 1823.

Will[416] of Henry Parker Esquire of Vere, 1787.

To wife Isabella Parker an annuity of £600 pa plus all my plate, jewels, household linen, furniture and provision of household, also my carriage horses and carriages and the saddles, bridles, harness and furniture belonging to the same.

To my executors an annuity of £200 pa for my kinsman Robert Elrington until he reaches the age of 23. "And my will is that he be then placed at the University of Edinburgh to study surgery and that he be afterwards placed at one of the publick hospitals in London until he shall arrive at the age of twenty three... and in case the said Robert Elrington... shall return to the Island of Jamaica then it is my will and request to my said son Thomas John Parker that the said Robert Elrington may be employed in his said profession on my Estates in this Island and that he be permitted to reside on Hill Side Estate."

To Louis Stanford "a free Mulatto Boy whom I intend shortly to carry with me to Great Britain" an annuity of £50 pa until he reaches the age of 21 - to be applied by my executors for his maintenance and education. Stanford "to be bound out apprentice to a merchant when of proper age" and that if he should afterwards return to Jamaica "then I request to my son that he be employed on my said estates".

All the residue to "my dear son" Thomas John Parker and his lawful heirs; otherwise to my nephews Henry Maxwell and George Booth Maxwell and their heirs with the payment of £2000 to their sister my niece Isabella Parker Maxwell.

Thomas John Parker to be my sole executor.

Codicil: annuity to wife in full barr and recompence and satisfaction of all dower and ??? etc.
4/1. Thomas John Parker

5/1. Henry Parker
5/2. James Craggs Parker

Married Mary (2nd husband Edward Lewis Pearse of Bodmin
Issue of JCP & Mary: 4 children (Slave Comp Awards)

3/3. Milborough Parker JG1756 jnr will only

Milborough Maxwell in JG1758, g/dau, wife of Edward Maxwell
Niece of GB1769 as wife of Edward Maxwell.
No relevant Maxwell wills found.
No marriage found.
Issue of Edward & Milborough Maxwell:

Henry & his brother, George Booth Maxwell inherited a life interest in Salt Savannah estate from George Booth (d 1769), with an entail to their eldest sons. In 1791, George sold his share to Wildman, who it would appear acquired Henry’s life interest as well.
These 2 were sent to England for their education by grandfather (incorrect relationship in the claim) George Booth’s bequest.

4/1. Henry Maxwell b Vere 14/12/1765 ch 19/01/1766PR (GB1769, ML1789)

Mentioned in George (d 1769) will.
Major Henry in the extract as follows maay have been his son, as Sohphia would have been born in 1813:
The Lady’s Magazine, 1830, P400:
Married, John Savage, esq, MD, Bernard St Russel Square to Maria Sophia, youngest daughter of Major Henry Maxwell, of Straquhaue, Dumfreeshire, and Salt Savanna, Jamaica.
1851, 26 Chester Place, Marylebone:
A.M. Sophia Savage, wid, 38 Edinburgh, Jno Maxwell Savage, 19, London.
Henry Maxwell married:
Isabel Christie, St Veagans, Angus 16/11/1805.
Elizabeth Russell, Kilsyth, Stirling, 17/6/1810.
Samuel Facey married Sophia Maxwell St E, 7/6/1861

5/1. Henry Maxwell, ch 4/9/1790, bur 7/9/1790,

Vere son of Henry.

5/2. Rachel Teresa Maxwell, bap privately Vere 17/10/1789.

(parents not given at this time) – probably this father – George probably not married by this time. Rachael Teresa Collett and her husband John Edward were involved in the claims on Salt Savanna in 1837. This was probably her, then of Enfield Wash, Co of Middx.

4/2. George Booth Maxwell b 25/10/1767 ch 29/10/1767PR

(GB1769, ML1789)
2 entries: both born Vere 25/10/1767, 1st has ch 29/10/1767, private, 2nd has bapt 22/5/1768 sponsors Daniel McGilchrist, Geo Booth, Ann Burrel.
The 2 baptisms might have been because of his being privately baptised, and then taken into the church at a later service.
Died: Prob Q4 1848, St Giles London. Not found in C1841.

Looks to have been a bad lot!!
Mr. Gorge BOOTH MAXWELL, a young Gentleman of Jamaica, was tried on the 31st of August last (1789), before the Supreme Court of Judicature at Kingston, on a charge of novel nature— BURGLARY with intent to Ravish. —It appeared in evidence, that the Lady of an eminent barrister at Spanish Town, young, beautiful, and of strict virtue, had made an impression on the heart of the unhappy youth;— the propriety of the lady's conduct gave him no room to hope that he should succeed in seducing her from husband; in his  absence, therefore, he secreted himself in the house, and broke into Mrs. -—-‘s chamber, after she had retired to rest. Awakened and alarmed by the irritation, the lady demanded who he was, and screamed for help; he replied, “Maxwell!" and behaved in a manner the most insulting and outrageous, but from her reiterated cries, he thought it prudent to desist, and make hie escape. The indictment was laid capitally, and he was found guilty, but recommended to mercy by the jury.[417]
THE Creditors of George Booth Maxwell, formerly of Bayswater, in the County of Middlesex, since of Thames Ditton, in the County of Surrey, Gent, afterwards a prisoner for debt in the King's Bench prison, and who was discharged therefrom at a Session of the Peace, holden in and for the said County of Surrey, on the 11th day of August 1811, by virtue of an Act passed in the fifty-first year of the present reign, for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, are desired to meet at Brown's Coffee-House, Mitre-Court, Fleet-Street, London, on Thursday the 7th day of April next, at Six o'clock in tbc Evening, for the purpose of choosing an Assignee or Assignees of the estate and effects of the said George Booth Maxwell.[418]
London Gazette Issue 16997, 25/03/1815 p. 566: shows the creditors of G.B. Maxwell, formerly of Bayswater and late of Thames Ditton, who was discharged from HM prison of the King's Bench, called together to consider a suit against James Wildman.

4/3. Isabel Parker Maxwell, probably these parents.

b 18/10/1770, ch 22/5/1771, privately, Vere no parents given.
Married John Elrington 24/8/1790, Vere,  son of
Robert & Milborah Milborough Golding (Battersby) Elrington (ref GB will). See under his entry.



2/4. John Golding, Vere 17161025 17170311 d 1756

sp Henry & Mary Wilton, Martin Golding.
John Golding – 1756
30/159-149 Dated 10/11/1754 Ent 22/5/1756
Of Vere, planter Weak The younger
To Olive, Sarah & Katherine Smitely 24½ acres called the land of Moses Alvarez and ... Bosley’s the Butchers W on the Kings Rd leading to Withy wood N on Kings Rd leading to Pig Bay and S on James Dawkins esq and E on land called James Laws
R&R to to my sister Dorothy Baldwin
If that fails to my sisters children Henry Parker, Milborough Parker and Dorothy Parker, Milborough Battersby and John Golding Mason

2/5. Thomas Golding Vere b 27/6/1715, ch Vere 20/9/1715

sp Saml Barret, Martin Golding, Eliz Downer, Eliz Westhevil?

Unknown quotation:

MS1.2.1.1  Will of Milbrough Maxwell.  [Grandfather of Elizabeth Golding Elrington (Maxwell), who married Dr. Joseph Head Marshall.]  Money and jewelry is bequeathed to Elizabeth Golding Elrington Maxwell. Other family members promised money or property. Sketch of Maxwell-Elrington family tree. Ancestral notes.  1807.
MS1.2.1.2  Will of Milbrough Maxwell (abstract).
Majority of Milbrough Maxwell's estate bequeathed to grand-daughter, Elizabeth Golding Elrington (Maxwell) to be administered by trustees until her 21st birthday. Bequests to other family members. Will executor, George Booth Maxwell Esq.

Deed in 1723 has William Parker & Son John Parker bricklayers of St Catherine.


NB Vere PR missing 1720-30.

Unknown Booths:

Ancestry.com has a tree showing an Elizabeth Booth married to William Rose, with issue, amongst them Fulke Rose: he appears in St Catherine PR with issue.
Will of 1663 in Barbados refers to Thomas Rose, merchant sometime of London, now of Barbados.
St Michaels Barbados, Wm Rose M Eliza. George, 3/4/1659.

http://madjackfuller.blogspot.co.uk/2004/09/jamaican-plantations-and-slavery-i.html 6/2013:
...one of the original Jamaica settlers, Captain Fulke Rose, a landowner, merchant and physician. Rose became an important island personage: in 1675, 1677-9 and 1682-3 he was a member, for St Thomas in the Vale, of the Jamaica assembly; in 1680 he became a JP and was subsequently listed as among the 'fittest men in Jamaica to be Councillors' for the island. "

The Fuller Letters; Guns, slaves and finance 1728-1755, Crossley & Saville, pp xxiv
Hans Sloane:
... n 1695, he married Elizabeth Langley Rose, widow of the planter Fulke Rose, whose plantations brought his family substantial income. In 1707 and 1725, Sloane published his lavishly illustrated two-volume Natural history of Jamaica, and he enjoyed extensive correspondence with Caribbean planters and merchants throughout his life.
Fulke Rose will of November 1693 makes no mention of any Booths. All his children were daughters who were looked after by Hans Sloane.

Fulke Rose had lands adjoining Burtons Stoneland plantation in St Thomas in the Vale.

Jane Grant ch 2/5/1772, Kingston, of Patrick Grant & Milborough Booth.

Norwood Booth, will 1761, wife Grace of Vere.
Grace Booth, widow, mar The Revd John Lindsay both of Vere 6 May 1762 (PR).

Kemble Booth, will 1755 of St James.
30/56-53 Dated 4/3/1751 Ent 24/7/1755
of St James, planter
To sons Thomas & Kemble Booth all land etc
To Mary Green £20
To Barnet Reyolds 2 mulatto children named Priscilla and Mary begotten of my mulatto wench Jenny their freedom (as written in original – sense a bit strange)
To eldest son Thomas £40 for freedom of mulatto child Phillis which is his property
Rest to all children, girls and boys.
Execs Maj John Reid & James Lawrence esq of this parish.
The connection of Kemble Booth to the others in this section is unknown at 8/2012.

Kemble Booth mar Ann Riley, St James, Trelawney, 4/5/1772, no more info on PR.
Kemble Booth, B 27/12/1774, ch 10/1/1775, Trelawney of Kemble & Ann
Sarah Booth, B 27/12/1777, ch 25/3/1780, Trelawney of Kemble & Ann
Eleanora Frances Booth, ch 26/12/1784, Trelawney of Kemble & Margaret

Tabitha, wife of Joseph Booth, bur St James 12/8/1789, St James.

Branker Booth Will 17/244 Dated 28/8/1728, ent 18/11/1728, also inventory

Branker Booth & Thomas Wells - 1712

46/36, Date 20/3/1710 Ent June 1711?

Branker Booth & Thomas Wells  Att to Thomas Wells

Branker Booth of Oxford, but in Jamaica now Gent, Attorney to John Hubbard sailmaker of St C London, nephew of Thomas Lewen blockmaker of Jamaica. Re land in Port Royal.


Branker Booth & Thomas Macey - 1717

etc 55/183 ent 12/3/1717 Deed.

Branker Booth of St Dorothy gent attorney to Mary Fier

Inventories for
John Booth of St Ann, 3/7/1755
John Booth of Kingston, 20/1/1756, Gent
This latter has a number of scientific instruments listed.

Milborough Booth:
ch 23/6/1771 Shobdon, of John & Katherine Booth.

George Booth snr to Henry Ashburne – 1765

210/111 ent 5/6/1765 dated 19/10/1757
George Booth Snr of Vere conveys 71 slaves to Henry Ashburne of Vere esq £J2600.

Jamaica Gazette, 27/3/1813:
In the Agnes, Mr Samuel Booth, from Liverpool


Mary (Downer) Booth was probably the sister of John who left his will in 1702, mentioning his wife Rebecca, although she could have been Rebecca (Smart)’s sister. An earlier will of 1665 by Robert Downer mentions his son John Downer: it is possible that this was Mary’s father if he died young, or grand father. John & Rebecca’s sons, George & Henry Downer were guardians to George Booth, son of George who married Milborough Downer, dau of John Downer & Rebecca (will 1701), son of Capt George.

Robert Smart owned 60 acres in Clarendon in 1670, John Downer 210 acres.
Mary Samrt married Richard Hailes, 6/1/1673-4, St Catherine.

The probability is that John Downer (will 1701) and Mary, 1st wife of GB2, were siblings and the issue of Robert Downer, will of 1665.

Robert Downer

Will of 1665[419]: Sick, All estate to wife Dyana Downer, Except 1 horse named Jake to son John
After wife’s decease: 60 acres belonging to my plantation to son John Downer, 20 acres to Susanna Ginge, 20 acres to Elizabeth Downer, Lands at Hilliard’s to be divided between them.
(Hugh Ginge appears with 20 acres in Clarendon in 1670)
These are probably Robert’s son & daughter, not necessarily in date order:

1/1. Mary Downer – from deed to George Booth jnr
1/2. John Downer married Rebecca Smart, St Catherine, 21 Feb 1668-9PR.

1670: owned 210 acres in Clarendon.
2/1. John Downer, ch 8/2/1670 of John & Rebecca

Will of 1702[420]
of Port Royal, weak. To wife Rebecca Downer, ½ acre in St John for life, Rebecca Downer to maintain children out of estate. Kinsman William Kingston, mariner of St Andrew, 60 acres in St Andrew, Rest & residue all land etc (incl ½ acre to Rebecca) to children, All under 21 – is this correct? Executors George & Henry Downer Guardian Richard Cargill of Vere.
3/1. George Downer.

4/1. Milborough Downer, ch Vere 29/2/1695 of George & Rebecca
4/2. William Downer, ch 19/12/1716, Vere of Geo & Rebecca b same day. Early death? Seems a long gap from Milborough – same generation??

3/2. Henry Downer. Issue of Henry & Elizabeth Downer, VerePR:

4/1. Smart Downer, ch  1694,
4/2. Robert Downer ch  8/2/1702
4/3. Smart Downer, b 2/2/1708, ch 8/2/1708

3/3. Thomas Downer.

A Thomas Downer married Susanna Bryan. 29/4/1704, St Catherine
4/1. Rebecca Downer, ch Vere 25/10/1716 of Thomas & Susanna.

3/4. Jeremiah Downer.

4/1. Henry Downer, ch 8/2/1708, Vere, of Jeremiah & Rebecca
4/2. Dau Downer, b, 20/1 ch 9/2/1718, Vere, of Jeremiah & Rebecca.

3/5. John Downer.
3/6. Milborough Downer, prob. wife of George Booth, Capt George’s son.
3/7. Ely Downer.

Chas Downer, ch 6/1/1716, son of John & Ann Downer
George Downer, ch 10/9/1732, Vere of Thos & Elizabeth

John Downer, planter of Vere, married Judith Goodwin 9/1707, dau of Arthur Goodwin (will of 18/4/1693)[421].

George & Jeremiah Downer were “trespassing” in 1746 in Norman’s Valley, St James and were granted land there “as if they were newcomers” (ref Laws of Jamaica abstract, Google books)

Sentence of John Smart (Will) 4/11/1681: Latin will downloaded PROB11/368/155.
Seems to mention sister Elizabeth Smart, but none other obvious. Probably then of Covent Garde.
Nat Archives index shows him of Jamaica.

The Warrens of the time – nothing obvious
William Warren had at St Andrew:
Charles Warren ch 9/8/1670
George 28/9/1671
Edward 27/12/1673
Margarite 29/3/1676, mother Mary
Elizabeth ch 5/6/1677, mother Mary
Of Edward & Sarah, St C
William 4/12/1673
John 7/7/1670

Landholders – Booth

George Booth 1200

Samuel 129 Vere
Simon snr 316 Vere
Simon jnr 135 Vere
Henry, est of 280 Vere
George St E 600, Clarendon 376, Vere 294 Total 1270
Simon 812 Vere
George jnr 297 Vere
Peter Gravette 6 Vere
Thomas 6 Vere, 80 St D, StiV 166, total 252
Kemble 40 St James

Goulbourn, Edward, m 10/7/1752 in Vere to Thomasina Roberts Booth, spinster. B0063, I, p. 150
Goulbourn, Henry, m 4/27/1754 in Vere to Sarah Booth. B0063, I, p. 151

Kingston, Jamaica, 1896
M.A. Vere 1745. '49. '59, '61.
M.A. Vere 1757.  Died 1760.

(Will) Signed, William Samuells 26th September 1791
Witnesses: Robert Oliver of Stokes Croft, Bristol, Surgeon; Arthur Palmer Junior of Bristol, Attorney at Law; Thomas Booth Junior his Clerk

1751 George Booth Member of Assy

Barbados St Michael:
ELIZABETH BOOTH, WIDOW ....... OB. FEB. 12, 1721, AET. 67.

Gazette Nov 9 1794
In Spanish Town, Mrs. Sarah Dove, aged 92 years; and Mrs. Sarah Booth, aged 90 years

Vodry, George, St. Catherine 53, St. Mary 325, St. John 233, St. Thomas in the Vale 300, Tot 911

8         HAYLE FAMILY

1.8         Hayle Summary

    Our Hayle ancestor was Priscilla Hayle, wife of John Sinclair. She would have been a grand daughter of John Hayle senior, by either John’s eldest son, John junior (mentioned in John Hayle senior’s will – no age indication), or his son Nevil, the preferred option, (from baptism record, b 1707); see under her section for more thoughts.
    Early patents and deeds indicate that there was a group of 3 Hayles: John, Thomas & Richard. It may be assumed that they were brothers; the only combination of brothers with the spelling HaYle were born in St Albans.
    These Hayles were planters in Clarendon with plantations on the Vere/Clarendon border and further north up the Rio Minho tributaries in Clarendon; the family may possibly have originated in St Albans, England. An estate plan has been constructed from the early 18thC land grants of the holdings north of modern day May Pen of John Hayle & his son John junior. The early holdings on the River Minho (also called Rio Minho & Dry River) were probably indigo production; they did not seem to be particularly large, but the crop was very profitable early on. The later holdings further north were in what was described as mountain land, and were probably more oriented to livestock and indigo – John Hayle jnr’s inventory contained indigo products and cotton and a deed in 1709 between his cousins Richard & Thomas refers to an Indigo works, probably on the early land on the Vere/Clarendon border.
    In the mid-late 17thC, indigo was a rare and very valuable dye (hence the royal purple etc): it was found to grow well in the Americas, and was the first export crop grown in Jamaica. Early settlers often started by working small plots of a few acres, expanding as they went on. Tax changes pushed its production to the American mainland colonies (the Carolinas & Georgia) about the turn of 1730’s, an effect exacerbated by the 7 years war. It is probable that by the mid 1715’s, indigo production had almost ceased (by 1774, Long estimated there were only 8 indigo farms remaining) and the owners of land unsuited to sugar reverted to being stock farmers with pimento, log wood and other local crops.
    Both cotton and indigo were labour intensive crops, 20 acres of indigo needing 17 negroes to work it. John jnr was the only one who showed these crops in his inventory, later ones seem only to have livestock.
    There seem to have been several families with similar names: Hayle, Hales & Hals. Spelling seems to be consistent through the indexes, so I have concentrated on “Hayle(s)”. In particular, not to be confused with Thomas Hals and descendants, one of the original group when the British invaded Jamaica in 1655. He and his descendants appear regularly in the Deed indices. Letters Patent were also seen. Many properties with similar names would have belonged to Thomas Halse and his descendants, the most important one being “Hales Hall”, now on the southern outskirts of May Pen.

Caribeannea Vol 1 P14 on: Marriages pre 1680, St Catherine.
2 June 1675: Richard Pye & Katherine Hales (at Morant)

Hales appear on the 1675 map of Barbados, but there is no evidence to suggest that our Hayles came from that island.

1754 owners: Hayle, Richard deceased, Clarendon 354

This probably refers to Hayles:
Notes on Clarendon (http://www.aboutjamaica.com.jm/clarendon.htm)
Hay’s Savannah (now spelt “Hayes”) was named after John Hays, an early English settler. There is also Hay’s Corn piece. Both are part of the New Yarmouth Sugar Estate. The village of Hayes, built on the savannah, is about seven miles south of May Pen. (this may be a distortion of Hayle(s)).
Sheckles, in the parish of Clarendon, is named after John S. Sheckles, Member of the Assembly, Custos of Clarendon, and Brigadier-General of the Militia. A resident in the island for 55 years, he died in 1782.
Smokey Hole, in the parish of Clarendon, was first known as “Dawkins Smokey Hole”, the latter name partially deriving from that of a previous owner of the area, Colonel Dawkins. Spaldings is a place-name from Lincolnshire, England.

Property Locations & Maps

   Lands were granted by letters patents, most of which still exist in the Jamaica Archives, either as original patents or the associated plats (plans). These have been copied and copy drawn onto CAD, with neighbouring runs; they often fit together surprisingly well. The plats are drawn usually with a scale shown in chains (22 yds, 20 meters); usually, but not always, north is marked. While redrawing them to scale, the areas were checked: this is usually reasonably accurate, and in some cases in the absence of a scale, the plat was scaled to give the quoted area. Judging from comments on later estate maps, the areas quoted on the letters patents were not always very accurate, a feature noted on the scale copies. The plat seem to be drawn roughly to magnetic north, with a variation of some 10° East. The plats have all been copied using the indicated norths, but then rotated to match north on modern maps. A limitation of the CAD programme prevents rotation of imported images.
    The CAD plat copies have also been overlaid with later estate map copies where available, and then in turn overlaid with the salient features of modern 1:50,000 maps. This approach has made it possible to position the grants to the north of May Pen to be positioned to within a few hundred yards. The southern Clarendon/Vere grants are not as well established.

Hayle Deeds Time Line

John Hayle appears first, buying land on the Dry River in 1671, 2 years later, he and Richard & Thomas were granted land in Clarendon. One can assume that they were brothers.
Various transactions in the 1670’s & 80’s show movement of land.

Richard & Thomas were both dead by 1690 leaving 3 sons each. John Hayle snr was a guardian to the children of Thomas, and appears to have been an executor of Richard’s will.
John snr and his son John jnr were granted land in Clarendon. Snr had 2 plots totalling 609 acres, while jnr had 550 acres in the mountains near Smoakey Hole. John snr’s nephews were mentioned in several deeds for relatively small portions of land being moved within the family.

1671: John Hayle bought 35 acres from William Lord on the Dry River. 
1673: Jamaica Letters Patent, 1673: 3 plots to JR&T Hayle, Clarendon.

1676: John & Richard sell 50 acres, Thomas kept remaining 60 acres.

1680: Thomas snr bought 70 acres of land near Kettle Spring.
1711, sons of Thomas snr, Thomas & Richard, agreed to split the two plots.
1714: Thomas jnr partnership with Thomas Howard in 1714 to work land in Vere.

1675: Hayle family active in Clarendon, St Catherine & Vere, the earliest being Jobeth & Catherine’s daughter Mary, ch 2/6/1675, St Catherine (but noted as Morant, East of Kingston). – This is probably not our family, both from the spelling and location in Morant.

1690 (Before): Richard dies. (ref 32/239).
1690: Thomas’s will leaves sons Richard, Josiah & Thomas.
Deed from John & Priscilla passes 60 acres to the children, presumably at their majority with J&P as executors. (ref 32/239)

1693: John Hayle relinquished rights on land on the River Minho to Richard, George & Mary Hayle, via their guardian Richard Cargill. John Hayle must have been either their father’s executor or perhaps their guardian. These must be children of Richard. As Thomas’s children are listed in 32/239, these must have been Richard’s children. (24/58 Noted)

1697: John Hayle jnr buys 36 acres from Henry Napier (27/108 Noted)

1697: Richard Cargill as guardian of Richard Hayle’s children discharges John Hayle & John Hunt from the children’s property. (27/109 Noted)

1699: John Hayle (snr or jnr?) bought 90 acres from John Harris adjoining his own land. (Noted 29/46-39)

1699: John Snr bought 1/3 of 140 acres in Vere from James Smith, bounding inter alia on Philemon Dixon. (Noted 30/127-90)

1700: John snr granted land in Clarendon 609 acres in 2 plots (Plat Held).

1700: John & Priscilla pass 60 acres to nephews, Richard, Josiah & Thomas, sons of Thomas. Probably acting as executors/guardians. (Noted 32/239)

1700: John Jnr Granted 300 acres land in the mountains in Clarendon. (Plat Held)

1704: John Snr granted 250 acres at Smoakey Hole, Clarendon, adjoining 1700 grant.. (Plat Held)

1708: John & Priscilla Hayle give to Thomas & Richard 70 acres (Ref 49/130)

1709: Joshua probably dead by now (ref 49/130)

1709: Thomas & Richard split land (Copied 49/130)
      Richard sells his half to James Smith.

1711: Arbitration between Thomas & Richard Hayle over split of inherited land, also mentions James Smith resurvey (2 deeds - 48/68 & 69 – in both directions, 68 noted)

1711: Long document. Gives much of the above information.
      Brother Thomas & wife Elizabeth mentioned.
      Richard & Ann Hayle sell their portion to James Smith. (copied 49/130)

1712: John Jnr ref 400 acres at Smoakey Hole – probably release of mortgage (noted 49/215)

1712: John jnr Will

1717: John snr will

1723: Thomas & Elizabeth Hayle goes into partnership with Martin Wilkins on 520 acres in St Andrew in the mountains. (Noted 70/23-22)

1724: 300 acres patented to George Hayle, which he sells to Thomas Fish (ref 71/225), it seems an outright sale.

1732: Nevil Hayle sells land for £850 to John Sinclair (deed damaged).

1740’s: William Hayle, mother Elizabeth, Bricklayer of Kingston: who was he in the 1740’s?

A William Hayle, bricklayer, was active in Kingston in the 1740’s with his widowed mother, Elizabeth. A Thomas Hayle & wife Elizabeth had land in St Andrew in the 1720’s. It is probable that this is Thomas, son of Thomas, brother of John Snr.

1743: Nevil Hayle sells 5 acres in Vere to George Hayle where he lives (117/47)

1743: Will of Samuel Nevil Hayle.

1744: Edward Hayle’s guardian John Shickle lets 2 acres to Thomas Wint (Noted 121/33)

1745: Nevil Hayle sells slaves to Peter Sinclair, reference to mortgage by NH to John Sinclair (to Peter to Francis Smith) (Noted 125/37)

1746: Thomas Hayle sells 100 acres (£13 – mortgage?) to John Shickle (128/54)

1749: Mary Hayle, widow of Samuel Hayle ref Grant Dower

1750: Mary Hayle, widow of Samuel to John Shickle all of Clarendon – Grant Dower. (139/129)

1754 Landholders:
Hayle, William, St. Andrew 53, St. Thomas in the East 1500, Portland 500, St. George 880, Total 2933
Hayle, Henry, Vere 200
Hayle, George, Vere 40
Hayle, Ann, Clarendon 151
Hayle, Richard deceased, Clarendon 354
Hayle, Samuel, Clarendon 1185 (Samuel Nevil, Nevil, John snr)
Hayle, Thomas, Vere 20

1756: Grace Bowman sells to Nevil 150 of 300 acres willed to her by Samuel Nevil Hayle (163/126)

John was granted in 1672, with his assumed brothers, Richard & Thomas, 210 acres in Clarendon, in 3 parcels of 58, 42 & 110 acres.
The 42 acres appears to have gone to Richard, and then to Richards children, Richard, George and Mary[422].



William Hayle is the possible ancestor of our Jamaican Hayle families. From the LDS parish records database, he has only combination of sons John, Thomas & Richard Hayle, (specifically HaYle, the spelling used through the great majority of documents found) in an appropriate period. A burial of a John Hayle in St Albans in 1666 may spoil this supposition, but there is not indication in the records of who he might have been.

St Albans Parish records:

Richard Hayle, 5/4/1638 of Richard

Thomas Hayle 18/11/1634 of Will & Martha Hayle.
Martha Hayle 30/4/1637 of Will & Martha
William Hayle 6/1/1638 of Will Hauke (IG had Hayle, PR Hauke).
John Hayle 1/1/1641-2 of Will & Martha
Martha 23/1/1643-4 of Will
Elizabeth Hayle 29/12/1645 of Will & Martha
Jane Hayle 26/1/1649-50 of Will & Martha
Elisha Haile, 2/3/1651-2 of Will & Martha.
Richard Hayle 29/1/1653-4 of Will & Martha Hayle (PR)
Ralphe Hayle ch St Albans, 5/2/1654-5, son of William & Martha
(PR - http://www.mocavo.com/)

Also Will Hayle ch of Michael & Marie Hayle, St Albans 7/1/1632-3, d 10/1/1633

10/11/1634 Will Hayle sen
26/4/1637, Chrisome child of Richard Hayles
8/9/1642, Martha dau of William Hayle
19/1/1645-6 Jane Hayle widow.

31/5/1666 John Hayle
7/3/1672 Thomas Halle.

There is a document referring to William Hayle, landowner in Herfordshire in 1631 L.f.356  E. Williams Watermark Collection, including the Papers of the Hale Family of King's Walden and Other Papers, at Folger.edu, Washington DC. This may have been St Peter’s Parish, Herts.

Thus the brothers:
1/1. John Hayle of whom below.
1/2. Thomas Hayle, died before 1691

1/3. Wiliam Hayle ch 1638 – may not be a Hayle.

1/4. Richard Hayle, died before 1691,

All three:

A land grant[423] was made in 1672-3 to “John Richards & Thomas Hales”; the way in which they are written varies slightly in the document, which is a 19thC transcript, so that it might be 2 people, John Richards and Thomas Hales, or John, Richard and Thomas Hales. It was on the River Minho in 3 parcels of 58, 42 & 110 acres. Mr Thomas Hales is also mentioned as a common boundary. The first 2 would appear to be on opposite sides of the River. In the 1747 map, there are Hales & Hunt together on the west side of the river, just within Vere parish as it borders on Clarendon. The probability is that this document does refer to the 3 brothers. Later deeds show evidence that there were 3 Hayles.
Deed 24/58 refers to the 42 acre plot in connection with John, Richard & Thomas Hayle.

The 1671 deed to John Hayle was probably the land referred to in the 1673 patent as belonging to John & Richard Hayle.

...the first part cont fifty eight acres bounding north east on Edward Cork South East & South West on the River Mino & north West on ye sd John Richards etc Hales land
ye second parcel cont forty two acres bounding South East on Mr Greatrix West on Wm Coockead and north west on the River Mino (this parcel went to Richard, and his children; ref deed 24/58-106).
the third parcel cont one hundred and ten acres bounding north east on Mr Thomas Hales and south east and west south? To a stony gully south onto his?? Land west & north West on John Hunt and Edward Corke together with all ... rent of one half penny per acre...
eighth day of February 1672/3 (five & twentieth year of Charles 2nd).

Bochart & Knollis shows one Hales property on the west bank of the Rio Minho, at Kettle Spring, to the south of a Hunt property, which itself was on the road SW from St Jago de la Vega towards the mouth of the Milk River and on to the west. The other marked property was a mile & a half to the north on the east bank of the Rio Minho, between Dawkins & Hazard. They were both Indigo plantations. None of these early holdings along the river can have been very big – they were too close together.
The 1747 Bellini & 1755 map show them just south of the (later) border between Vere & Clarendon.

58 acre plot: probably in a meander in the river in square 17N48/77W12 on Craskell Middlesex, close to a Bowen property; Google earth has this position at N17º54’30”W77º16’, the only place where a small property could have a SE & SW river front, about 1½  miles NE of New Yarmouth.
The 58 acre plot is not mentioned, but it must be assumed, if only for fairness, that it went to John Hayle snr, who left land in Vere (Yarmouth, on the Hilliard River, between the Rivers Milk & Minho[424]) to his son Nevil.

42 acre plot: (probably on the River to the north of Hals Hall; Google earth has a section of river running well east of north, giving a north western boundary to the property at N17º25’25”W77º15’45”. As with the 58 acre plot, this is the only stretch of river in the area which would fit the orientation. About 2.3 miles south of the centre of May Pen. As shown in a deed of 1693[425], the 42 acre plot went to the children of Richard: Richard, George & Mary via their guardian, Richard Cargill of Vere: he discharged John Hayle, then of Vere, and John Hunt as guardians from any liability for the goods & chattels of the children, maybe when they reached majority[426]. This plot was probably on a meander in the River to the north of Hals Hall (Bochart & Knollis 1684 show Hales in this position. Google earth has a section of river running well east of north, giving a north western boundary to the property at N17º25’25” W77º15’45”.
George Hayle, probably the son of Richard, was patented 300 acres in Clarendon in 1724, which he sold to Thomas Fish[427]. He was subsequently sold a small amount of land by Nevil Hayle[428].

A deed[429] of 1701 where John & Priscilla Hayle sell (for 5/- presumably as guardians or executors) describes the fate of the 110 acre plot: it was split early on, 50 acres being sold in 1676 by Richard & John to Thomas Parry and 60 acres going to Thomas Hayle. The latter plot was left to Thomas’s 3 sons, Richard Josiah & Thomas: this was formally passed to the 3 sons of Thomas in 1701. Thomas Parry sold 70 acres to Thomas a few years later, which it is assumed also went to his 2 sons.

1/1.   John Hayle of whom later.

1/2.   Thomas Hayle, died before 1691:

Ch St Albans 18/11/1634 of Will & Martha Hayle
Married Lydia.

Deed 1681[430]:
Thomas Perry of St Elizabeth sold to Thomas Hayles, planter of Vere for £70 70 acres of pasture at Dry River near Kettle Springs being part 106 acres of land bounding N on William Martin, SW on Richard Hayles, & John Hayles SE on Henrica? E on Richard Hayles, sold by Edward Corks of Vere on 20/9/1675 to John Adkins since sold by Elizabeth Adkins relict to Thomas Perry on 9/12/1677.
This land was left to his 3 sons Richard, Joshua & Thomas[431], Joshua was dead by 1708, so it became the property of Richard & Thomas and finally handed over by John & Priscilla Hayle presumably as guardians, by deed in 1701 (0r 1708 in a later deed reference).

Kettle Spring shown on early maps in northern Vere, just south of the border with Clarendon.

Thomas also inherited 60 acres of the 110 acre plot in the original patent, which passed to his 3 sons in 1701.

In 1711, the surviving sons of Thomas snr, Thomas & Richard, agreed to split the two plots equally (the 70 and the 60 from the original grant); Richard and Ann, his wife, then sold his half to James Smith after arbitration over boundaries, leaving Thomas jnr with his plot including his half of the indigo works. The details of this land transaction[432] are difficult to understand and need further research. Two more deeds[433] in 1711 removed any claims the brothers might have on the other’s plot.
Thomas jnr went into partnership with Thomas Howard in 1714 to work land in Vere[434].

Son Thomas sells this inter alia to James Smith, 1717[435].

Thomas Hayle jnr seems to have owned 520 acres in St Andrew, of which he and his wife Elizabeth sell half in 1723[436], before he died in 1725 This must be the same Thomas jnr as earlier deeds refer to his wife, Elizabeth. Thomas jnr’s wife, Elizabeth lived on in Kingston until after 1743. William Hayle, probably their son, was described as a bricklayer in a number of deeds, but was evidently a substantial contractor and was paid about £1800 for supplying masons and bricklayers on fort construction in 1753/4.

Will of 1691-2[437]:
Of Vere, planter, sick
to be buried in plantation by children
To wife Lydia: a negro 2 milch Cows, her riding horse. My housall stuff during her life.
After her death to four children Richard, Josiah, Thomas & Grace. If they all die to next lawful heir.
To 3 sons all lands and negroes. To Grace £50 at marriage
Stock to all 4 children
To Richard, sword, pistol & gold buttons
After my death, children and wife to remains on estate until of age.
Execs loving brother (in law?) Thomas Minson? & Mr William Followay.

Issue Possibly born btw 1670-1679 (<21 in 1691, 21 in 1700):
2/1. Richard Hayle was married to Anne (ref deed 49/130), probably Anderson.

Probably the eldest son: given sword and pistols in father’s will.

Possibly married Ann Anderson: Lewis Anderson mentions his daughter Ann Hayle in his will of 1702[438]. Lewis was a planter in Clarendon, and also lists his own wife, Ann and a number of children.
Lewis Anderson owned 58 acres in Clarendon in 1670[439]

This may be the Richard Hayles whose will[440] was of 1711-2:
of St Elizabeth, planter (later in document, of Vere)
Children Philip, Milborough Ann, Lydia (his mother’s name) to divide all between them.
Exec: Henry Low & Friend John Hayles.

Inventory[441]: planter of St Elizabeth, £227-6-9, shown by Henry Low, as executor. It included 17 slaves, of which 9 were children.

A complicated deed was drawn up in 1711 dividing the land between Thomas & Richard. It may be that that was done with Richard’s impending death.

3/1. Philip Hayles
3/2. Milborough Ann Hayles
3/4. Lydia Hayles.

2/2. Joshua Hayle dead by 1708.
2/3. Thomas Hayle, married Elizabeth (Massie?). (from deed ref 49/130)

Assumed that this is the correct connection – confirmed by the 1717 deed which refers to the earlier Parry land purchase.

In 1714[442] Thomas Hayle & Thomas Howard formed a partnership in Vere: Hayle added 3 negroes, Howard 11 negroes & 4 horses and land rented of Peter Stiles, John Sadler. Hayle to work & manure the land.

1717[443] Thomas Hayle planter of St Andrew & his wife Elizabeth sell to James Smith of Vere gent the land bought by Thomas snr from Thomas Parry 70 acres at Kittle Spring, Thomas snr since dead and left it 3 sons
Thomas Halye and Elizabeth sell to James Smith for £320 the 75 acres remaining after the splits in 1709.

1723[444]:  Thomas Hayle of St Andrew planter & his wife Elizabeth have 520 acres in the mountain in St Andrew N & NE on mountains, S & SW on Lingo? River SW on unsurveyed with several negroes, stock hoggs Goats and poultry. They grant a half share in all to Martin Wilkins of St Dorothy, planter. Includes 23 negroes (£698) Goats £5 Hoggs £5/10 Poultry £7/10.

Will[445] 1725: planter of St Andrew. Wife Elizabeth, sons William & Thomas, both under 21; Sister Abigail Cole, her children Robert & John & Jane Parker.
Inventory[446] of 1725:
planter of St Andrew, £548-11-10d

Sister Abigail might have been sister-in-law.
Marriage John Cole & Abigail Pink, 2/9/1704, St C[447].
Issue of John & Abigail Cole, St C:
John Cole, ch 9/4/1713, p57
Robert Cole, ch 22/10/1710, p53
Elizabeth Cole, ch 25/1/1708, p51

William Parker M Jean Oniz? 8/12/1694, St C p116
Issue of William & Jane Parker, St Catherine:
John Parker, ch 21/9/1695 p38
Frances Parker, ch 6/1/1700 p44
Cornelius Parker, ch 10/3/1708 p51
Charles Parker, ch 19/2/1714 p57
John Parker, ch 7/12/1723 p66 (Jean)
William Parker, ch 27/3/1726, P68

1743 Deed[448]: Between Elizabeth Hayle of Kingston, widow, and William Hayle, bricklayer, of Kingston. (assumed to be the widow of Thomas jnr).
Land was sold by Charles Long of Lincoln’s Inn to William Massis, Tavern keeper, in Kingston ... East to West Depth 150 feet, breadth north to south 48 feet bounding north on William Austin east on East Street south on ... Murphy and west on John’s Lane. William Massis and his wife Priscilla 24/5/1729 gave to Elizabeth Hayle one moiety of the above land; Elizabeth Hayle for love & affection of son William Hayle & 5/- gives the moiety of land And also negro slaves

3/1. William Hayle, bricklayer

PR: William Hayles, bricklayer, married Priscilla Cropper, Kingston 23/5/1732, both OTP.

MI Kingston:
Thomas Hayle died 27 June 1732 aged 27, also the six children of William & Priscilla Hayle vis:
Elizabeth died 1 July 1735, Catherine died 9 August 1737, James died 27 December 1738, Matthew 12 January 1740, James died 24 January 1740, James died 11 July 1742.

Deed 1743[449]:
Millicent Garland, spinster of Kingston sells 25 ft of street in Kingston to William Hayle of Kingston, bricklayer.

1754 owners:
Hayle, William, St. Andrew 53, St. Thomas in the East 1500, Portland 500, St. George 880, Total 2933.

Craskell 1763 shows Hayles’s in Portland at N18º6’W76º18’ with a cattle powered sugar estate.

1764 deed[450]: William Hayle bricklayer & Priscilla of Kingston, Gent, sells 3 parcells of land to John Dunston of Kingston esq for £7450 400 acres in St Thomas in the East bought by John Hayle for £J2900 & 300 acres in Marchoneal bay.

John Dunston’s will[451] of 1765 refers:
of Kingston. Long will.
Ref estates purchased of William Hayle of Kingston in St Thomas in East & Portland to be improved into a sugar works. wife Frances Dunston. Son Geoorge Pinnock Dunston when 21. Dau Ann Mary Dunston when 18

Received with Governor Knowles's Letter
dated ye 31st December 1754
Received April ye 9th 1755
Read April 10th 1755
August 10, 1754
To Cash paid William Hayle for mason & bricklayers work done there  £140
December 25, 1753
Paid William Hayle for mason & bricklayers work 728. 5. 0.
August 10, 1754
Paid William Hayle for Mason & Bricklayer work 946. 16. 3

Issue of William & Priscilla (Kingston PR, burials from MI):

4/1. James Hayle b 28/5/1733 ch 19/6/1733, bur 27/12/1738
4/2. Elizabeth Hayle b. 27/1/1734-5 ch. 20/2/1734-5, bur 1/1/1736
4/3. William Massie Hayle b. 16/6/1736 ch 12/7/1736,

William Massie Hayle died 1794 (JFS Jam Gazette 29/10/1794).
had issue by Martha, ch Kingston:
5/1. Samuel Hayle, b 1/10/1772 ch 31/3/1773
5/2. Ann Hayle. B. 24/8/1775 ch. 25/10/1775
5/3. Robert Clarke Hayle, b 7/2/1778, ch Kingston, 13/3/1778.

Robert Clarke Hayle had a number of children by Mary Denton, in & out of marriage. She was a free quadroon.
Married Mary Denton, 12/1/1823, St Andrew.
Christened Kingston:
Martha Hayle, ch 10/4/1809,
Robert Hayle, ch 19/11/1813, abt 14 months,
William Hayle, ch 19/11/1813, abt 14 months,
Mary Catherine Hayle, b 18/6/1813, ch 9/10/1815.
Dorothy Hayle ch 18/1/1823,

5/3. Mary Hayle B. 4/8/1779 ch. 15/8/1779

4/4. Catherine Hayle b. 17370804 17370809, bur 9/8/1737
4/5. George Hayle b. 17/9/1738, ch 19/10/1738:

Had issue by Sarah, ch Kingston:
5/1. Ann Thorpe Hayle, ch 17680803
5/2. John Stevens Hayle b. 17781109 ch 17781127

4/6. Mathew Hayle b. 11/1/1739-40 12/1/1739-4, bur 12/1/1740
4/7. James Hayle b. 11/1/1739-40 12/1/1739-40, bur 24/1/1740
4/8. James Hayle b. 16/4/1741 30/4/1741, bur 11/7/1742
4/9. Ann Hayle b. 1/2/1742-3  3/2/1742-3

3/2. Thomas Hayle, probably buried Kingston, died 27 June 1732 aged 27.

1/3.   William Hayle ch 1638

ch St Albans 6/1/1638 of Will.

1/4.   Richard Hayle, died before 1693,

Ch. St Albans 29/1/1654 of Will & Martha Hayle

maybe Richard Hail who married Mary Smart 6/1/1674, St Catherines[452]:
Smarts shown in northern Vere on the west side of the Rio Minho.

In 1677, Richard Hayle bought 25 acres of land in Vere from Thomas Berry & his wife Rebecca (N on John Graterz, E on Rio Mino, S on John Hayle & W on Thomas Perry, part of land they had bought from Graterz).
It was part of a patent to John Graterz 1n 1671 for 510 acres (E on Rio Mino, N&W on the side of the woods, S on Capt Noy). John Graterz & his wife Margaret on 8/8/1676 sold 217 acres to Thomas Berry, (E on Rio Mino, S on Noy, W on Sir Thomas Lynch & N on John Graterz). This land appears in a deed with Richard’s surviving son, George in 1716.
Was this purchase to get river access?

Deed[453] 1693:
Richard Cargill, planter of Vere, as guardian of Richard, George & Mary Hayle, paid John Hayle, planter of Vere, 15/- as he quits claims to 42 acres of land SE on John Greatrix, W on William Coxhead?, NW on the River Minho, part of 210 acres patented  8 Feb 25th year of CII (1672), to him, John Hayle, Thomas Hayle & Richard Hayle.
This is the second parcel of land in the joint letters patent to John, Thomas & Richard Hayle.

Deed[454] 1697:
Richard Cargill of Vere, planter as guardian to children of Richard Hayle, decd discharges John Hayle of Vere planter and John Hunt of Clarendon planter from any goods belonging to the children. The John’s were Richard Hayle’s Executors.

His Will[455]
Dated 1684, Ent 1693.
of Vere planter
Wife Mary executor as long as she keeps herself a widow.
After her marriage divide estate between 3 sons and 1 daughter – viz 67 acres in Vere, 8 negroes, 2 horses one mare one pen of neat cattle, one pen of sheep.
Exec John Hunt & John Hayles of Clarendon & Vere.
The 67 acres must have been the 42 acres from the orginal patent and 25 acres bought from Thomas Barry in 1677.

2/1. Richard Hayle – died bef 1716.
2/2. Son Hayle. 3 sons in father’s 1684 will, but not in execs deeds 1693.
2/2. George Hayle

Inherited some land from his father as the surviving son, but mentions sugar works in Clarendon mountains: this could have been the 1724 patent, these are also in Anne’s will.

1754 Owners, Ann Hayle, 151 acres in Clarendon.

1716: In an indenture[456] between George Hayle, planter of Vere, & Ann his wife & James Smith of Vere esq, George sold 2 acres to James Smith for £10 SE on George Hayle, W Thomas Mounson dcd, N on James Smith. Small Triangle - Dr Smith on N side. This was part of the 25 acres his father bought from Thomas Berry in 1677 and left by Richard to his sons: George was the survivor of them.
   In a similar indenture[457] between James Smith esq of Vere & Eliza his wife & George Hayle, James Smith & wife for £10 sell to George Hayle 2 acres (N on George Hayle, EW&S on James Smith. Plat rectangle long side EW).
    This was part of John Graterz’s patents for 510 acres & another 60 acres (patented in 1673) (N on William Coxhead, NW & SW on sd John Graterz). John Graterz & Margaret sold in 1686 335 acres, (w Charles Atkinson, N & NNW William Joy esq & formerly Richard Hayle E on Rio Minho, S & SE on Francis Blackmore) to Thomas Munson & his wife Margaret. Thomas Munso sold in October 1686, 1/3 to William Harris, whose son, William sold to James Smith 10/8/1698 the 1/3.

1724[458]: George Hayle of Clarendon planter, patented 300 acres, SE on Edward Butler decd SW & NE on waste land. He sells in to Thomas Fish by deed in 1724. On the junction of Carr’s River & Yonker?? River – complicated plat, coord noted, 2015.

George Hayle signed the inventory of John Hayle in 1718 as assessor(?), and was shown the property by Nevil Hayle.

1743: in an indenture[459] between Nevil Hayle of Vere, Gent, and George Hayle of Vere, Nevil Hayle sells five acres for five shillings in Vere where George Hayle now dwells, bounding easterly on the road leading to the Cross from Rio Minho to the land now in possession of Elizabeth Falloways Northerly on Elizabeth Falloways Westerly on Nevil Hayle and Southerly on John Hayle, Witness Francis Smith & John Hayle.
The Cross was between Old Harbour & the Rio Minho, shown with the road on Moll 1717.

Will[460] proved 1746:
Of Clarendon
To wife Ann, riding horse & saddle £30 also household goods & furniture
To wife 2 parcells of land 40 & 23 acres until Smart Hayle comes of age 21
To wife 2 acres of land purchased by me of James Smith esq dec in Vere + houses etc for life
At the end of the terms above, land to sons Thomas & Smart Hayle.
If my estate in the mountains should by any means or accident not vest in or come to my sons Henry & George, then my estate ... shall be for the use of my 4 sons, Henry, George, Thomas & Smart.
Mentions Real & Personal estate and sugar works in Clarendon mountains.
To dau Mary Manning 5/- 12 mths after death
To Dau Elizabeth Brown £70 2 years after death
To dau Olive Macke £70 3 years after death
to dau Palmer Hayle £70 4 year after & a negro
To Dau Judith Hayle £70 6 years after
These to come out of the profits of the sugar works devised to sons Henry & George.
Youngest sons Thomas & Smart,
To sons George & Henry the rest & residue, but if George shall at any time intermarry with Milborough Burrell, dau of George Burrell planter of Vere, cohabit with or keep her as mistress or partner .. he shall take nothing.
Execs Widow Ann & Henry Hayle

Ann’s will[461] of 1756-7:
of Vere, widow, sick
To G/dau Olive McKeand a heifer
To G/dau Deborah Burrell a heifer
To son Smart Hayle rem of cattle except one, riding horse and mare and cold sheep goats & other small stock
To son George Hayle 1 cow
daus Olive & Ann 1 trunk each
Daus Mary Olive Ann wearing apparel
To son Henry feather bed and down bedd
Old desk to son Smart
New desk, water frame new chairs new table the chest Chicken Feather bedds and one down bed & rem of household furniture divided between G & S
Load horse to George
To son Henry 2 slaves
All other slaves between G&S also income from my mountain plantation
I give (provided they do not intermeddle or disturb either by vexations of suits at law on in equity my said son Smart in the peaceable and quiet possession of the lands etc in Vere which was bequeathed to him by his father but in such case the following bequest to be annihilated and the said Smart Hayle and his heirs to enjoy sd lands hereafter mentioned) all that my lands plantations sugar works together with houses etc unto sons George & Henry
Execs Henry George & Smart

Possible issue of George Hales, ch Clarendon PR:
In 1746: older sons, George & Henry:

Ann Hayle to Henry Hayle
152/200 Dated 1/11/1753 Ent 6/12/1753
Ann Hayle of Clarendon widow relict of George Hayle for £20 pa by sons Henry, Millwright and George Hayle, blacksmith of Vere 28 slaves

Henry Hayle to Benjamin Mumbee – 1753
152/200 Dated 2/11/1753, ent 6/12/1753
Henry Hayle and Ann millwright of Clarendon & George & Mary
Benjamin Mumbee of Vere planter
Hayles sell to Benjamin Mumbee for £1000 28 slaves in trust
Next day Benjamin Mumbee to pass 14 to each of Henry & George Hayle.

Benjamin Mumbee to George Hayle & Henry Hayle (2 deeds)
152/201 dated 2/11/1753
Benjamin Mumbee sells half to Henry Hayle & George Hayle for £500 each.

Henry George & Ann Hayle to Wheeler Fearon – 1754
157/22 dated 13/8/1754 Ent 3/10/1754
Ind btw Henry Hayle of Clarendon Millwright, George Hayle of Vere & Ann Hayle OTP
& Wheeler Fearon of Clarendon Esq
Ann Hayle widow of late George Hayle has right to 1/3 of estate
3 of them rent 33 acres to Wheeler Fearon part of larger part known as Taylors in Clarendon of 150a bounding on all sides on land of Hon Thomas Fearon etc
Rent £7/6/8 to each pa £20 total.

157/243 as Above Ann rents remaining 117 acres for £28 pa

3/1. George Hayle, in parents wills, issue from Smart’s will of 1765

Probably born about 1715, alive in 1756.
Blacksmith of Vere in 1753.
1754: owners: Hayle, George, Vere 40 (acres).

Issue of George & Elizabeth, Clarendon:
4/1. William Hayle ch 20/1/1751PR.

4/1. Thomas Hayle – Smart’s will
George Hayles married Mary Jernum, Clarendon 29/6/1746
4/2. George Hayle, ch Clarendon 17/10/1763PR, of George & Mary

5/1. Smart Hayle, ch 16/2/1790, Clarendon of George dcd & MaryPR.

4/3. Mary Hayle, 6/5/1753 ch 5/7/1763, VerePR, of George & Mary
4/4. Ann Hayle
4/5. Smart Hayle, b 20/10/1767, ch 6/1/1768 Clarendon of George & MaryPR.

3/2. Henry Hayle, in parents wills,

owned 200 acres in Vere in 1754.
Millwright in 1753 of Clarendon.
Wife Ann

In 1746 younger sons:
3/3. Smart Hayle, in in parents wills.

Will[462] of 1765:
Esq of Clarendon, sick.
To Sister Mary Downer, wife of Thomas Downer, planter, negro girl & £50
Rest & residue divided between Alexand McKeand George McKeand sons of George McKeand planter of Vere, & Thomas, George, Mary & Ann, children of my brother George Hayle, planter of Vere, & John, George, Thomas, Deborah, Ann, Elizabeth & Olive Burrell, ch of George Burrell of Clarendon Planter.
Exec brother George & friend George Burrell.

3/4. Thomas Hayle, 15/8/1725, of George

In father’s will, but not mother’s, prob died bef 1756; owned 20 acres in Vere.

3/5. Unk Hayle, ch 14/12/1723 of George
3/6. Judith Hayle, 7/12/1730 of George & Ann, father’s will only.
3/7. Sarah Hayle, 24/12/1734 of George & Ann
3/8. Mary Hayle, father’s will of 1746 as Mary Manning &

Smart’s will of 1765 as Mary, wife of Thomas Downer.
George Manning possibly the son of Humphrey & Mary Manning, b Vere 16/1/1710, but the reference to the land in Smoakey Hole makes this look less likely.
100 acres of land in Smoakey Hole sold by George Manning jnr & Mary to John Wright in 1750, part of John Hayle patent – possibly this one.
A case in the Jamaica Assembly refers to the will of Edward Manning of 1750 in which it mentions he owned inter alia Yarmouth Pen. He leaves as heirs a nephew and several nieces.
Issue of George & Mary Manning, Vere, maybe them:
4/1. William Dounty Manning, ch 13/11/1735
4/2. George Alexander Manning, ch 10/11/1737

3/9. Elizabeth Hayle, as Elizabeth Brown in father’s will: not in Anne’s
3/10. Olive Hayle, in parents wills, Vere 20/7/1714, ch 1/8/1714PR.

Married George McKeand 30/8/1736, ClarendonPR
4/1. George Martin McKeand, ch Vere 11/1749PR
4/2. Olive McKean, b 30/8/1755, ch Vere 15/4/1756PR.
4/2. Alexander McKeand, M Susannah French.

5/1. Olive McKeand, of Frances Ann & Alex ch Kingston 21/4/1771
5/2. Olive McKeand, of Elizabeth & Alex ch Kingston 30/7/1785
5/3. Thomas McKeand of Susanna French & AM ch Kingston 16/6/1780

3/11. Ann Hayle in mother’s will only.

Probably married George Burrell of Clarendon
Issue from Smart’s will, April 1765, with some Clarendon records:
4/1. Deborah Burrell, ch 9/11/1751PR, and also in G/mother’s will
4/2. John Burrell,
4/3. George Burrell,
4/4. Thomas Burrell, ch 9/1/1760PR
4/5. Ann Burrell, ch 16/4/1757PR
4/6. Elizabeth Burrell ch 21/5/1763PR
4/7. Olive Burrell, b 17 Jan,  ch 22/4/1765, ClarendonPR.

3/12. Palmer Hayle, daughter in father’s will only.

In the 1790’s A William Palmer Hayle was having children in Clarendon.

2/3. Mary Hayle.

8.2    JOHN HAYLE snr. – Died 1717


Parents: perhaps William & Martha Hayle of St Albans
1/1/1641 or 2, the Abbey, St Albans, Will & Martha Hayle – 2 sources in IGI.

DiedWill: about late 1716.

    John Hayle was our direct ancestor via Priscilla Hayle who married john Sinclair. He was a land owner, and probably pen keeper, in Clarendon with properties in the area to the north of present day May Pen, and on the River Minho just south of the border into Vere. Haylesfield (pen) to the north west of Alley, and south of “old” Yarmouth was probably his pen where he lived. John & Priscilla had, from his will, at least 5 children; John junior was probably the eldest but having died early the major beneficiary of John Snr’s will was Nevil. The inventories of both John Senior & junior show them to have had 71 slaves at their death. Neither the wills nor the inventories give direct details of the land owned, but the inventories give an indication. However, sugar estates seemed to have about 1 slave for 8 acres. This ties in with the known size of the land granted to each of them. From a crop account for his grandson, Samuel, son of John jnr, it appears that, at least later on (1742) that the family was growing cotton, probably on the Smokey Hole estates.
    The inventories of John father & son are typical of the era, but show somewhat different lives. John snr had a lot more furniture in his inventory, probably reflecting a larger, more prosperous home; he had some livestock, but there is no mention of other agricultural produce while John jnr produced Indigo as well as livestock. John jnr had a sizable debt owed to him as an asset in his inventory, but no deed has been found to account for this.
    1671[463]: William & Mary Lord, planter of Clarendon, sell for £35 to John Hayle planter of Clarendon 35 acres: upon the Dry River in Clarendon, bounding North on William Lord East on William Cock, SW on waste land, West on the river. Part of 75 acres patented[464] to William Lord 15 Sept in 20th year of Charles II (15/9/1668), at Kettle Spring, on a sharp right angle bend in the river, from flowing west to south, with William Clarendon on the opposite bank.
This was probably the land referred to in the 1673 patent as belonging to John & Richard Hayle. This looks to have been in the meander of the Rio Minho about  1½ miles NE of present day New Yarmouth.

NB Dry River seems to be another name for the upper Rio Minho in 1804.

The Grant with his brothers:
   He was granted in 1672-3, with his brothers, Richard & Thomas, 210 acres in Clarendon, described earlier in this volume with the disopsiition of this land.
    The 58 acre plot is not mentioned, but it must be assumed, if only for fairness, that it went to John Hayle snr, who left land at Yarmouth, Vere to his son Nevil.
    There were a several deeds involving John Hayle in 1693, 1697 and 1701 relating to the administration of his brother’s estate by Richard Cargill where John Hayle relinquished any claims (as executor), and a later deed of 1701 relating to Thomas’s sons.

Other Lands
    In a deed 1699[465], slightly predating the next acquisition from James Smith, John Hayle planter of Vere,(snr or jnr?) bought from John Honis (Harris??) Cordwainer of St Elizabeth and his wife Elizabeth for £10 90 acres in Clarendon; the land was patented[466] to John Honis & Edward Ward in 1675 as rocky all round. In the deed, it bounds on John Hayle, Mr Hunt and unsurveyed; it would have been inherited by Nevil, and may be the parcel sold as being in St Elizabeth to John Anderson, the boundary between St Elizabeth was a bit variable over this period.

   John senior bought[467] about 47 acres in Clarendon from Dr James Smith, surgeon, in 1699 (East on John & Robert Adlard, N on Philemon Dixon decd & Capt Jacob Pickering. S & W on James Smith): this land went to his son Nevil. The land was 1/3 of 140 acres patented the Brazilatto Hills by John Hunt in 1686 and bought by Dr James Smith in 1698 who is referred to as John snr’s son-in-law, and has a wife Elizabeth in the 1699 deed, but there is no mention of Elizabeth Hayle in John snr’s will. Nevil Hayle sells his 1/3 in 1718 to James Smith[468]. A second deed also refers to this transaction[469].

Yarmouth Land
    The origins of the savanna land in Yarmouth, left by John Hayle snr to his son Nevil is not evident; based on 19thC estate maps, it was in southern Vere. It might have been that bought in 2 lots from John Harris and James Smith in 1699, although they seem too far north. An estate map of about 1840 shows the area between the Alley and Hilliard’s River: Yarmouth Estate (“old” Yarmoouth) is shown as about 300 acres (measured from the map overlaid on a modern map), roughly between Sedge Pond and Kemp’s Hill settlements and bordering on the Paradise Estate to the south east. “Old” Yarmouth was probably bigger than John Hayle seems to have acquired, so the Yarmouth land was probably a rather vague description in his will. New Yarmouth is about 2.5 miles North East.
     Haylesfield Pen is shown in the position of present day Haylesfield, and was at least 300 acres in 1830. This was probably the land where he and Piscilla resided. His inventory lists livestock, but nothing to imply he was a sugar producer. John jnr shows some indigo in his inventory, probably grown on his 300 acres north of May Pen.
    Yarmouth on Robertson was close to the Hilliard River (ealier called the Vere River), to the west of the road from Kemps (Camps) Hill to Cooks Gate. Modern maps show “New Yarmouth to the East of this road, where Rodon’s is marked on Robertson. New Yarmouth estate belonged to the Earl of Dudley in 1830’s from his grand mother Mary Ward, now part of Wray & Nephew.
Note: Yarmouth in 1804 was in Vere, 17N42 17W12, as a cattle powered sugar estate. New Yarmouth on the west bank of the Rio Minho, west of Hayes is still a sugar factory.
    Yarmouth Estate was owned by Henry Lord Garrigues in the 1840’s.

Smokey Hole Land
    John Hayle senior, our direct ancestor, had three patents for land around Smokey Hole for 609 acres in 1700, 250 acres in 1704 and 450 acres in 1710 (which went to his grandson Thomas who subsequently sold most or all of it); his son, John junior, was granted a further 300 acres in 1700. Plats for John Hayle senior and junior, John Hunt, Richard Dawkins & Richard Coates fit well together except for the road on the east of John Hunt and the west of Richard Dawkins. The land was described as at Smokey Hole, on and around a road variously decribed as: “the new road from Thomas River to St Jago Savanna”, “The new road to Thomas’s river near Pickering Spots”, “the road from Coll Dawkins to St Jago”, “the road to Smoakey Hole”. This approximates to the modern road from May Pen to Pleasant Valley and on towards Thomas’s River. St Jago Savanna is to the west of modern day May Pen.
   A road crossing John Hayle snr’s 450 acre patent on the SW part of the combined area is a “path up to Pickering Spots”, later described as “to Dr Burril’s palink[470]”. The inference is that there was a Pickering property on or near the Thomas River to the north of the properties; nothing shows on the maps of the period. It was probably the modern road from Four Paths to Brixton Hill, although the fit is not very good.
    An estate plan (Clarendon 143, 1799) shows John Hunt’s 1200 acres much further south, covering some of John Hayle senior’s land (which was all on one plat sheet, and obviously joined on either side of the road), as all other lands fit and agree with this plan, it seems that the map 143 Hunt position is not correct, or the outline is wrong.  Another estate map (Clarendon 649), undated but after 1741, shows John Hayles snr patent of 1700 for 609 acres and its southern neighbours: this has the North western boundary as it was against John Hunt in my joining of the plats. Much of the 1700 land is shown as “formerly of John Hayles, deceased”, indicating a sale of at least part. This map stretches south to include the original grant to Giffard Pennant for what became the Denbigh estate.
    Plan 143 appears to be an analysis of the lands around the Hayles as part of a dispute between the Denbigh (Lord Penrhyn/Pennant) & Teak Savanna Estates (James Chislholm): another, more pictorial, estate map (Clarendn 651), undated, but probably later, shows Denbigh estate with its northern boundary at the southern boundary of Teak Savanna in map 143. The latter map shows John Hayles, jnr, 1699 patented lands outside the estate, although it does show an overlay of part of this patent by one John Wright “now to William Reynolds”. It also shows part of Denbigh’s northern boundary as John Hayles deceased. It implies that a John Hayles still owned at least the northern part of the 1699 patent. The pictorial map shows roads which are still identifiable on modern maps, indicating it being later.
    A further undated plan (Clarendon 290) shows the northern lands stretching over the Thomas River, where it shows a run of land for Thomas Hayles. It shows John Hunt as even more extensive almost covering the western part of the later John Hayles (F188) plat. There is a 450 acres run of land to John Hayles snr which has a plat boundary to his own land, but map 290 shows John Hunt adjoining this land. Again, this indicates errors in the postioning of John Hunt’s land.

    This diagram shows the Hayle and adjoing patents. The green lines show the roads from the 1950’s 1:50,000 map, which have not changed in this area. It is aligned to true north, the arrows from the plats seem in the main to be roughly magnetic north; the scales on the plats are in chains (80 chains = 1 mile). The plats were aligned using the SE John Hayles jnr plat shown on the Denbigh Estate map (651) which in turn was aligned using the roads, with a road fork to the southwest of May Pen and the distinctive bend in the middle of the Coates plat. This was all carried out on CAD software.[471]
  Subsequent examination of the originals show that all the Hayle land except the 300 acres to the SE was to John Hayles snr.

    Robert Cotes plat shows: The road to Smoakey Hole. This road appears on Jno Hayles 1700 as the Road from Coll Dawkins to St Jago, as the New road from Thomas’s River to St Jago Savannah in Richard Dawkins, and on John Hunt 1684 as The New Road leading to Thomas’s River near Pickering Spotts.
    Dawkins Smokey Hole, Clarendon, N18°2' W77°18'. This is abt 10km north of May Pen. A suggestion was that it was a Colonel Dawkins who originally owned it
This position seems to be at or near an industrial site, maybe a Bauxite mine at the end of the railway marked north out of May Pen towards Pleasant Valley. Craskell places a Hayle pen at N18ºW77º20’.

Penrhyn Castle Manuscripts at UWI? Re Denbigh Estate.
“Jamaica in Slavery and Freedom: History, Heritage and Culture” edited by Kathleen E. A. Monteith, Glen Richards

    John snr’s will left the 450 acre Smokey Hole patent to John jnr’s son Thomas, who in the 1740’s sold 100 acres to John Shickel.  It appears that Thomas sold 300 acres, probably the rest of the property from his grandfather, to his cousin Samuel Nevil in 1741. This 300 acres was inherited by Samuel Nevil’s son Nevil, via Grace Bowman as executor.
     The remaining Smokey Hole land comprising 859 acres in 2 patents was left half to his grandsons John, Henry, Samuel & Richard Hayle by John dcd and half to Nevil.

100 acres of land in Smoakey Hole sold by George Manning jnr & Mary to John Wright in 1750[472], part of John Hayle patent. Maybe son-in–law of George, son of Richard Hayle, John’s brother.

Ref G/son Thomas, son of John jnr:
Cr M15 18N6 77W12 Clarendon Pen Burrell, much too far north.

There is a reference to an Edward Manning owing Yarmouth Pen in 1750 (will in Assembly 1815).

Dated 1714, entered 1718
He was of Vere & a planter.
He left his “Estate dwelling house, furniture and plate except silver spoons and fforks” to Wife Priscilla for life, then to Son Neville Hayle,
also to wife, good riding horse & side saddle & chariot & 4 horses.
Bequests to:
Dau Aline Anderson, negroes she possessed
Dau Priscilla Allen, negroes she possessed
Dau Margaret Biggs. Negor slaves

To G/S Thomas son of John Hayle, Dcd, land in Clarendon Mountains called Smoakey Hole cont 450 acres: if Thomas dies before 21 years then to Grand daughter Priscilla Hale, dau of John Hayle, dcd. If Priscilla Hale dies, to grand-daughters Elizabeth & Mary. Also 2 slaves to be put out to trade.

Bequeaths to grand sons John, Henry, Samuel & Richard Hayle, by implication sons of John dcd; moiety of Smokey Hole land except the 450 acres, the other half to Nevil.

To grand daughter Priscilla 2 fillies & heifers
To grand daughters Elizabeth & Mary Hayle, a filly each

Nevil Hayle to have 10 negores already in his possession and also 6 negro slave sawyers, but no interest in 3 slaves given to son John Hayle dcd.

Henry, William, Samuel & Richard to have ½ slaves not already devised.

To my son Nevill Hayle all my Savanna land in Yarmouth in Vere, the penn of Cattle or Sheep, as also the Land I bought from my son in law Dr James Smith...
Also to Nevill Hayle all the plantation where I now dwell as also all my real and personal estate (which is not already devised) in Jamaica or else where to hold unto my said son Nevil Hayle his heirs & assigns forever.

Trustee: son in law Dr James Smith.

Inventory 1718[474]:
The property was shown by Nevile Hayle, his executor and assessor George Hayle.
Total £1803-12-6d, including 71 adult & young slaves, a few sheep, cattle & horses.

No information on Priscilla; IGI Britain has no relevant marriages.

Issue of John & Priscilla Hayle, JH will 1717:
1/1. John Hayle, (jnr) died 1712
1/2. Neville Hayle – see below.

1/3. Alice (Aline) Hayle, Married John Anderson bef 1714

1/4. Priscilla Hayle, M Mr Allen
1/5. Margaret Hayle, M Mr Biggs
1/6. Elizabeth Hayle, M Dr James Smith

1/1.   John Hayle, (jnr) died 1712

     John junior was a planter like his father, and had lands granted close to John senior’s land in central Clarendon. He started off life in Vere, but later on he wsa of Clarendon, probably on the 300 acres he was granted on the rising ground to the north of present day May Pen. There are indications that the Vere gound was in indigo production, both from the deed when he bought it and the presence in his inventory of some raw indigo. From a crop account for his son Samuel, it would appear that the estates produced cotton, propably in the Smokey Hole lands.
    John jnr seems to have been of some substance himself, showing assets in his inventory appropriate to the 300 or so acres he probably held. As he died before his father, he was not mentioned in senior’s will, although his children were. There is little data (6/2011) on where John jnr’s property went to, but the later deeds have yet to be read. One of his grandsons, Edward (son of Samuel) still owned land in 1744 as a minor. John jnr had at least 9 children and many grand children.

Deed 1697[475]: Henry Napier to John Hayle jnr
John Cherk and wife Sara on 1/7/1690 sold to Henry Napier that land called Cherton Garden(?), 36 acres, between the lands of Robert Coates & Henry Dawkins. Henry Napier late of Vere, now of Kingston Gent and his wife Joane sells it to John Hayle Junr, planter of Vere, also house & Indigo works. (Presumably in Vere).
This land was probably on the east bank of the Rio Minho, between Coates & Dawkins pen, about N17º54W77º12 on Bochart & Knollis.

Deed[476] 1709: between Thomas Blair planter Vere and John Hayle jnr Clarendon planter: John Hayle paid Thomas Blair £81-10 as a mortgage on 4 negroes renewed.

Granted[477] land in Clarendon in 1700: 300 acres in the mountains of Clarendon, bordering West & North on Robert Coates, North & East on waste ground and south on Mary Woods, widow.

1712[478]: renews mortgage from Francis Allen for £278-19-9 on negroes & stock.
Francis Allen of Vere, planter sells to John Hayle Jnr of Clarendon, planter for £278-19-9 400 acres at Smoaky Hole in Clarendon, N on Dr John Burrell, S on land supposed to be John Sutton’s, East on Mr John Hayle snr, West on William Holloways (Followays?) and also 12 negroes 3 horses 25 sheep
Seems to be a redemption of a mortgage.
This land was to the west of the Smokey Hole patents, and was still owned by Francis Allen in 1741[479].

Will[480]: 1712-3.
Planter of Clarendon.
Estate to wife Elizabeth until son John 24 years when she shall deliver unto guardians.
To daus Elizabeth & Mary £300 each when 18 or married

To sons John, Henry, William, Samuel, and Richard residue when 21

Executrix Wife Elizabeth and Brother-in-law Dr James Smith and Mr Alexander Woods

Inventory[481] 1713:

John Hayle of Clarendon, planter... Shown by Alexander Wood of Clarendon, planter one of his execs. Included 71 slaves, total value £2756-17-6 1/2d. A detailed inventory, including over £580 of debtors, probably in part Francis Allen.

Elizabeth’s will[482] dated 1714 proved 1739, probably written after John jnr’s death.
This is linked by the children’s names related to her father-in-law’s will and her executors, described as brothers.

of Clarendon, widow, sick.
To daus Elizabeth & Mary 1 negro to be purchased.
To son Thomas & her Dau Priscilla stock branded with EI and ready money
To T&P 6 negroes Peggy. Savannah, Coobah, Grace, Sucky, George.
To dau Mary negro girl Gibbo
To other children rest of stock,
Execs Brothers Henry Lord, Alexander Woods, James Smith.
Henry Lord renounces executorship – Samuel Nevil Hayle witnessed this.
Wits Richard Voysey, Mark Jefferson, Thos Biggs (surviving witness).

Not all his children are mentioned in his will, but they are in his father’s will.

Married Elizabeth, (maybe Lord or Wood).
2/1. Elizabeth Hayle (b aft 1694, PR ch 19/11/1704, Clarendon – Hales,)
2/2. Mary Hayle, (b aft 1694).

From mention in Samuel Hayle’s will of 1741-2 of nephew Samuel Jackson, possibility:
Issue of Heathcote & Mary Jackson:
3/1. Samuel Jackson, ch Clarendon 4/12/1733PR
3/2. Henry Jackson, ch Clarendon 23/11/1734PR
3/3. Henrietta Jackson, ch Vere, b  17/12/1738, ch 15/1/1739PR,

Spon Henry & Priscilla Savage, Thos Hayle, Eliz Heath

3/4. Humphrey Roger Jackson & Mary Ann Innes, spinster,

married Vere 31 July 1746.

2/3. John Hayle, b aft 1691.
2/4. Henry Hayle, b aft 1691.

Was this the Henry Hayle owning 200 acres in Vere in 1754?
1744 Deed[483]: Thomas Alison & Martha of St C surveyor, sells for £275 to Henry Hayle of St Catherine, millwright 200 acres in Vere NW on Samual Long, E on Messrs Ashwits & Fish, SE on Thomas Wint & the Spring & SW on George Marke
Henry Hayle owned 200 acres in Vere in 1754.
Plat on wills file.

Henry Hale married Ann Walker, spinster, 27/11/1747, Vere (PR).

2/5. William Hayle, b aft 1691.
2/6. Samuel Hayle.

A Cotton farmer.
Parish records show his children being born of Susanna, but there is a deed relating to Mary Hayle, widow of Samuel in 1750, so maybe Susanna predeceased him, as there is no mention of her in his will. If the deed of Mary Hayle is to do with him, then ha must have married her very rapidly after Susanna’s death and before his own demise.

Crop Account[484] for 1742 for the estate of Samuel Hayle, dcd:
2 Bags of Cotton made by Saml Hayle in his lifetime 1741 & since deld to Mrs M Pennard?? Of his debt to her.
Sundry Goods being part of his Inventory sold for    £46-18-9
Sundry Cattle Horses and Mules sold for              £209-10-0
Negro Ship’d to Mr Fearon for                        £2-1-3
3 Bushells and 32 lbs Beans sold to Rich’d Mitchell
125 Bush and 52 lb Corn Sold to John Sutton esq
6 Bush ditto Sold to Mr Hayle
125 Bush ditto Sold to Dr Crawford and 431 Lib Hogg
554 Bush ditto Sold to Trouthall Estate
220 lb Hogg Sold to This Wint.
Jamaica, Clarendon & Vere
Memorandum this 19th day of February 1742/3 John Shickle Exor to Samuel Hayle deced and Guardian to Edward Hayle a minor appeared this day before me Thomas Rodon esq....the proceeds of the Estate of Samuel Hayle deced....from the time of his death to 31st December 1742.

1743 Crop Account[485] for estate of Samuel Hayle dcd:
Rent for the whole estate to Dr Alex Crawford from March 24 1741-2 to March 1742-3 including the widow Mary Hayle her third     £275
Rent of a Plantain Walk to David Yates for                £5
NB the whole estate is still rented of leased but the rent is not due till 24th March 1743-4
George Fisher his note of hand & Intst} being part of     £28
Goods sold for:                       } the Inventory     £1-10
(Total)                                                   £309-10
Made by John Shickle, executor of Samuel Hayle & guardian to Edward, Henry & White Hayle, infants.
[Wage inflated to 2015 is about £140K]

Will[486] 1741-2:
Of Clarendon, planter.
to dau Mary Hayle, stock marked MH
To dau White Hayle stock marked who
Rest & Residue to friend John Shickle (planter of Clarendon), my exec, in trust for...
Bonds & monies payable thereby wherein John Shickel & Alexander Crawford do stand together bound together unto one such bond as in the penalty of £1000 conditioned for the payment of £500, the other bond for the interest on the sd £500 I declare that they be for the sole use of my sd dau Mary & White Hayle
To son Edward all rest of estate. If he dies to daus for life, provided they marry with consent of JS. If they do not, then to:
To nephew Henry Hayle &
Nephew & god son Samuel Jackson (prob son of sister Mary 2/2.)

Inventory[487] Dated 1741 Ent 1745

Of Clarendon, planter, shown by John Shikler of Clarendon, planter
Total £2308, including 58 negroes & 2 bags of unsold cotton.

“Grant Dower” Deed[488]
Mary Hayle of Clarendon Widow of Samuel Hayle of Clarendon, planter to John Shickle of Clarendon, planter – is this them??? Land in Santa Cruz Mountains – this seems to be John Shickle granting Mary Hayle the widow’s rights over her husband’s estate after settlement of mortgages etc.

Issue of Samuel & Susannah (Ch Clarendon PR)
From the memorandum in the 1743 Crop Return, Edward, Henry and White Hayle were the survivors, as infants in 1743. No other children were mentioned.
3/1. Elizabeth Hayle, bur Vere, 20/1/1731 of Samuel & Susannah
3/2. White Hayles 2/11/1732

Ref Wills of John Robinson & Henry Hayle (1771)
Probably married John Robinson, issue White Bridget, Charlotte.
PR: John Robinson married Elizabeth Hayles, 25/8/1720, Clarendon.
Will of John Robinson[489] 1770-1:
Of Clarendon, “in case”
To brother Jacob Robinson
To Mary Anderson, wife of Thomas Anderson
Friends John Rodon esq, Thomas Anderson, William Smith Samuel Coppock
Elizabeth Smith
William Jackson & his son Richard Jackson
Wife White Robinson
Dau White Bridget Robinson
Dau Charlotte Robinson
Land at Hayes Savannah.
Issue of John & White Robinson:
4/1. Susanna Robinson, ch Clarendon, 23/6/1751PR,
4/2. John Robinson, ch Clarendon, 15/4/1754PR,
4/3. Lancelot Robinson, ch Clarendon, 1/1/1757PR,
4/4. White Bridget Robinson, ch Clarendon, 10/7/1758PR.
4/5. Robert John Robinson, ch Vere 9/6/1762PR.
4/6. Charlotte Robinson, ch Clarendon 24/6/1770 of Jno R, no motherPR

3/3. Susannah Hayles 25/1/1735
3/4. Lord Hayles 17/3/1736
3/5. Elizabeth Hayles 6/4/1738
3/6. Edward Hayles 16/8/1739

A deed[490] in 1744 shows John Shickle as guardian to Edward Hayle and executor of Samuel Hayle and Alexander Crawford his other executor, when Edward was a minor. For the imrovements to the property, they let 2 acres of land to Thomas Wint, the present possessor, for 15 years .. or life of Thomas Wint, butting and bounding westerly on Bullards Savannah and Northerly on the road to Coatt’s Easterly and Southerly on the land of Edward Hayle The 2 acres is already fenced which must kept in repair by Thomas Wint ... for 15 years .. or life of Thomas Wint ... yielding and paying yearly a good fatt Turkey Cock ...
Bullars Savannah in 1715 was between the Milk River and the Rio Minho.
Crop Account for 1742 for the estate of Samuel Hayle, dcd mentions Edward Hayle, a minor, the return being made by John Shickle, his guardian. The next year, 3 infants were listed: Edward, Henry and White Hayle.

3/7. Henry Hayle,

mentioned in the Crop Return for 1743, so probably another unrecorded son of Samuel Hayle

2/7. Richard Hayle

1754 Owner of 354 acres, Richard Hayle deceased, probably his estate was not yet wound up as the children were young.
Will[491]: 1739-41.
of Clarendon, planter.
Son of John Jnr
To wife Hannah all estate during widow hood the after her decease
To sons John, Samuel & Henry equally probably <21.
To dau Elizabeth at 18 £J150.
Execs Thomas Rodon esq & Thomas Fearon jun esq.

Sheckle's estate, Clarendon (from lawrence archer 1875, ebooks.):
here lies the body of John Hayes, who departed this life 5th Septr., 1766, aged 30 years. Also near this place are interred Richard and Hannah Hayle, father & mother of the said John Hayle. As also Mary and Samuel Hayle and Elizabeth Bowen, brothers and sisters to the said John Hayle. and his niece, Elizabeth Bowen, daughter of Francis & the above mentioned Elizabeth Bowen.

Issue of Richard & Hannah (Ch Clarendon PR)
3/1. Elizabeth Hayles 26/3/1733, M Francis Bowen

4/1. Elizabeth Bowen, ch 31/8/1751, Clarendon.

3/2. Mary Hayles, ch 3/6/1734.
3/2. John Hayle 12/6/1736

It looks as though John & Catherine had no surviving children, John leaving all to his wife except a small bequest to his brother Henry, and Catherine making bequests to a number of nephews & nieces.

Probable will[492] of 1766-7:
of Clarendon
To brother Henry Hayle £50 for mourning
To wife Catherine Hayle remainder
Exec wife and John Shickle and John Savory both of Clarendon

From Catherine’s bequests to the Howell nephews & niece, she was probably a Howell.

Wife Catherine’s will[493] 1775-6:
Of Clarendon, widow uncertain life
God dau Susannah Shickle, dau of Elizabeth Martin 3 negroes, silver cup & land near Lime & Burnt Savannah land formerly given or sold by John Shickle to my husband John Hayle & self; if she dies to Elizabeth sister of Susannah
To mother pair of Kittereen horses
niece Elizabeth Margaret Rogers 8 negroes & apparel
Niece Isabella Howell 8 negros
To Isaac Perkins 1 negro
To Negro woman Juba her freedom
R&R to nephews
Abraham Watson Rutherford
John Watson Howell
Thomas Parks Howell
Joseph Towns Howell
Exec John Shickle (renounced 13/6/1776) & John Bryan

Catherine’s nephews & nieces:
Elizabeth Rogers ch Clarendon 9/12/1750PR of William & Margaret.

St Catherine Parish records:
John Howell, ch St C 24/1/1725 of Samuel & Mary.
Elizabeth Howell, ch St C 2/6/1752 of John & Elizabeth.

Francis Howell, ch St C 27/5/1750, of John & Elizabeth.
John Chambers Howell, ch St C 12/11/1754 of John & Elizabeth.
Thomas Bailey Howell, ch St C 7/11/1767, of John & Elizabeth.
Thomas Howell, ch Clarendon 19/9/1737 of Robert & Alice.
Sarah Isabella Howel, ch St C 21/3/1764 of John & Elizabeth.

Of Thomas & Susanna:
John Watson Howell, ch St Catherine, 25/1/1761.
Joseph Towns Howell, ch St Dorothy 29/10/1772.
Thomas Parkes Howell, ch Clarendon 13/12/1770.

Abraham Watson Rutherford, ch Clarendon, 29/9/1756 of George & Elizabeth.

Natural daughters of Elizabeth Martin:
Elizabeth Shickle, ch Clarendon, 5/7/1761,
Susanna Shickle, ch Clarendon, 16/1/1765.

         John Hayle Shickle

Born 12/8/1767, ch 23/8/1767, Clarendon of Elizabeth Martin (PRF148).
His will, then living in Carmarthen, dated 1823, proved 1828.
He must have been the brother of Susannah Shickle, god daughter of Catherine Hayle.
1811 Almanac: Shickle, John Hayle, Savoy, Liectford and Pen 381/ 382
1818 Almanac: Shickle, John Hayle, attorney, Shickle's Pen, 132/339
Buckinghamshire marriages: John Hayle Shickle & Miss Ann Hunt, 4/12/1786 (Phillimore).

1803: 8 July, London Times: died on Monday the 4th Ints, in his 6th year, at Thomas Goldwin’s, esq, Vicar’s Hill, near Lymington, Master Thomas Goldwin Shickle, the youngest son of John Hayle Shickle, esq, of Rickmansworth, Herts. (Newspaper Archive).

Will of JHS:
Payment of all just debts and funeral expenses.

To my dear wife Ann all furniture and stock for herself; also for her life, my plate, pictures and books.

To each of my daughters Caroline Ann and Elizabeth Amelia (now Gifford), £3000 each; in the case of Elizabeth Amelia this is to be minus the £800 already given to her husband.

All remainder to my wife Ann for her natural life and then to be divided equally between my two daughters.


To Elizabeth Thomas Margaret Hugh and Elizabeth Smith, living with me at the time of my deceased, one year's wages.

To Theophilius Protheroe if living with me at the time of my decease, £5 and such part of my old clothes as my wife may approve.

Ann Shickle
Profile & Legacies Summary
???? – 1840
Ann Shickle, tenant for life of Shickle's Pen in Clarendon, Jamaica, the widow of John Hayle Shickle of Laugharne Carmathenshire who died in 1828.
John Hayle Shickle was the son of John Shickle of Clarendon (d. 1782). Burial at Boldre 08/07/1803 of Thomas Goldwin Shickle aged 5 son of John Hayle Shickle and Ann (Thomas Goldwin was John Hayle Shickle's brother-in-law). Caroline Shickle is shown as born Laugharne about 1803, the daughter of Mr Schickle and Mrs Ann Schickle, and marrying James Whitaker c. 1824 [James Whittaker 'Clarendon' counterclaimed for self and wife for one moiety]. Burial of John Hayle Shickle, Brixton aged 61 at St Stephen Walbrook 30/10/1828. Will of John Hayle Shickle of Laugharne Carmathenshire was proved 07/11/1828.

Oct. 27 [1840]. At Laugharne Carnavon, [death of] Ann, relict of John Hayle Shickle esq. formerly of Jamaica.

I do not think that Thos. Goldwin had any ancestors in Jamaica, and as there is no will of his recorded here I can make no reference to it in order to obtain information. The first mention of the name of "Goldwin" in anv of the records of Jamaica is in a deed nf sale of eleven slaves from George Moulton of St, Dorothy, Merchant, to Thomas Goldwin of the same place, Merchant, dated 21 July 1773. He thus evidently must have arrived in the Island with some means, for in 1777 he married Elizabcth, daughter of John Shickle of Clarendon, a large landed proprietor and owner (inter alia) of “Danks" or "New Savoy" Sugar Estate and “Shickle's Pastures" in Clarendon. When Shickle died he left Goldwin and William Coppell (who had, before Gohlwin's marriage, married another daughter) two of his executors. His personal estate, including slaves (£6000), amounted to nearly £60,000 current money of Jamaica (36,000 sterling). He died in 17S2. By the marriage settlement on his daughter's marriage with Goldwin he settled £5000 on her, Gvddwin settling also a like amount in the marriage settlement Gotdwin is described as of Clarendon, Merchant. In 1779 Shickle conveyed to Mrs. Goldwin fourteen slaves as a Deed of Gift.
   The second and third Deeds of Records to Goldwin describe him as also  of St. Dorothy, Merchant. They are dated respectively 1778 and 1779, and are conveyances to him of 200 acres in Clarendon, and of Mullet Hall, 600 acres, also in Clarendon. Following are four deeds (1779). The first is from Shickle of an estate called Monsons of 183 acres in Vere. The second and third are supplemental deeds of “Mullet Hall." and the fourth a conveyance to him of Chapman's Hall, 300 acres, in Clarendon. ln these he is described as of Clarendon, Merchant. I may mention that in 1776, in a deed of conveyance to him of "Long's Wharf" in Clarendon from Beeston Long, he is "described as of St. Dorothy, Merchant, but this deed was not recorded until 1784. After this latter date he acquired properties for himself individually and in conjunction with Wm. Coppell, both of them having become partners and trading in Kingston as merchants, and in all these deeds he is described as of Kingtton, Merchant. The partnership between him and Coppell must have commenced in about 1784-5, for in the latter year Mullet Hall was conveyed in trust to the firm, the property having been cleared of the several mortgages on it, which fell into Goldwin's hands. He retired to Great Britain in 1796, for his powers of attorney to Coppoll and others are dated in June of that year.
   Peter Breton of Kingston married Lucy, sister of Thomas Goldwin, in about 1787-3.
    Mrs. Elizabeth Israel Pickering was evidently the mother of Mrs. Coppell and Mrs. Goldwin and of their brother John Hayle Shickle, for John Shickle in his will mentions them as children of Elizabeth Montin or Elisabeth Montin Israel. She must have married after the death of John Shickle.

3/3. Samuel Hayle 24/11/1738
3/4. Henry Hayles 6/2/1739 & 6/2/1740

Probably mentioned as nephew in Samuel Hayle’s will of 1741
Probable will[494] of 1771:
Of Clarendon, weak in body
All to much esteemed cousin White Robinson, wife of John Robinson of Clarendon.

2/8. Thomas Hayle

B aft 1696, bef 1714

...John Hayle senr grand father to Thomas Hayle gave to Thomas Hayle a parcel of land in the parish of Clarendon at Smoakey Hole as in John Hayle’s will (the 450 acres patent).
This Indenture, 1742-6[495], ... Thomas Hayle, of Clarendon, planter sells for £13J to John Shickel of Clarendon one hundred acres of land being part of the above mentioned parcel of land bounding on the road that leads from Saint Jago Savannah to Burrels Crawl And on the east above mentioned land of Thomas Hayle.

1741[496]: Thomas Hayle of Clarendon planter, sold for £35 [£16K] to Samuel Nevil Hayle planter of Vere, 300 acres in Clarendon E on the path S on the land of a Mr Thomas Stone, W on John Sutton, N on Mr John Hayle.
this looks to be part of the 450 acre patent, although the neighbours do not tie in with the original, but they could have changed in the 30 years since the grant. Samuel Nevil was his cousin, son of Nevil.

By 1754, it is probable that Thomas had sold most of the land, and that he remained with 20 acres (JFS 1754 owners).
Burrells shown as a pen in 1763 in Clarendon, but north of the Thomas River.

2/9. Priscilla Hayle

She was mentioned in John snr’s will dated 1714, but not in her father’s dated a couple of years before: she was also in her mother’s will of 1714, proved 1739. It may be that she was born shortly before, or even after her father’s death.

1/2.   Neville Hayle – see below.

1/3.   Alice Hayle, M Mar John Anderson

They were married by 1714

John Anderson left a wll in 1736, and makes no mention of children, but does mention Edward Pratter partnership, making him the same as Alice Hayle’s husband.

Will[497] of Alice Anderson: 22/7/1738. Of St Elizabeth, all to sister Elizabeth Smith, so probably had no surviving children.

From a suit[498] filed in Chancery in 1743 by Elizabeth Smith, widow and executrix and sole devisee of Alice’s will, she married John Anderson, a planter, who was in partnership in 1720 with Edward Pratter in the 500 acre Prospect Plantation in the Clarendon mountains and an unspecified other holding of 200 acres in Clarendon. Pratter evidently put the majority of cash into the partnership for sugar works etc, to be paid back by John Anderson out of income. The suit lays down the facts of the debts owed by John Anderson, and the relatively low income awarded to his widow. Elizabeth Smith contested this, and made representation over the use and fate of slaves brought into the partnership by Alice Anderson. By the date of the suit, Edward Pratter, John Anderson and Alice Andersom had all died; the Pratter share went to his nephew in England.
It must be assumed that Elizabeth Smith was Alice’s sister. Pratter & Anderson appear in Vere in Craskell.
The suit makes interesting reading of the financing of an estate, which seemed to have been making about £1000 pa.


1/4.   Priscilla Hayle, Mar Mr Allen

Deduced from John’s will, nothing more found, but might be Francis Allen with whom her brother John jnr had dealings in 1712, and was a neighbour of the Clarendon mountain patents. There are no obvious records showing her.
Francis Allen was ch St Catherine, 27/10/1685 of Jonathan & Dorothy.

1/5.   Margaret Hayle, Mar Thomas Biggs

2/1. Thomas Biggs ch Vere 26/9/1713, B 16/4PR.
2/2. Samuel Biggs, ch 17/8/1717, ClarendonPR.

A Samuel Biggs appears in a deed with John Sinclair in 1739.
mar Seile Smith, dau of Dr James & Elizabeth Smith.
3/1. Elizabeth Biggs, B 8/1/1739-40 ch 23/3/1739 KingstonPR.

mar Dr. John King in Clarendon 13th March 1760PR .
Beverley Gatt descends from this line[499]. Dr. John King's ancestry - (later of St. Thomas in the East and St. George)  Dr. John King's first child was born in Kingston - children later in Vere - and St. Thomas in the East).

3/2. Thomas Biggs, b 28/1/1740-1 ch Kingston, 1/3/1740PR
3/3. Samuel b 8/12/1744, ch 2/1/1744-5 KingstonPR.
3/4. Thomas Biggs, b 28/1/1745-6, ch Kingston 2/2/1745-6PR.
3/5. James Biggs, b. 28/5/1748, ch Kingston 11/3/1748PR.

The line before James Biggs above, Judith Fisher, a negro belonging to Thomas Biggs, ch 11/6/1748, aged about 27 years
Also in Clarendon PR P35 Elizabeth Biggs of Thomas & Mary 29/2/1715

1/6.   Elizabeth Hayle, mar Dr James Smith.

Elizabeth was not mentioned in John snr’s will, but Dr James Smith referred to as “brother-in-law” in John jnr’s will of 1712 and son in law in John snr’s will of 1714-17; a deed[500] of 1699 mentions Dr James Smith’s wife, Elizabeth, showing the connection. This is emphasised by Alice (Hayle) Anderson leaving her estate to her sister, Elizabeth Smith. There was a case in Chancery over this estate, summarised in Alice’s section.

2/1. Samuel Nevil Smith ch 13/4/1710, ClarendonPR
2/2. Francis Smith, b 22/2/1712-3, ch 23rd, VerePR
2/3. Seile (Secile) Smith, ch 31/10/1716 ClarendonPR

mar Samuel Biggs, son of Thomas Biggs & Margaret Hayle, see above.

2/4. John Smith, ch 30/6/1706, ClarendonPR.

Issue ch Kingston of John & Frances: from the PR, perhaps ours!
3/1. John Ivy Smith, b 3/6/1727, ch 30/6/1727PR.
3/2. William Smith, b 18/2/1728-9,  4/4/1729PR.
3/3. Samuel Smith, b 16/10/1732, ch 13/11/1732PR.
3/4. Henry Smith b, 11/5/1734, 17/6/1734PR.



Ch/born: unknown – deduced from parents will etc.
Parents: John & Priscilla Hayle

The known land owned by Nevil Hayle:
Half of the 609 & 250 acres (430 acres) runs in Smokey Hole.
47 Acres in Brazilatto Hills – sold 1718
100 acres in St Elizabeth – sold 1720
Land at Yarmouth – all that John senior owned.

Of this, at least 300 acres of the Smokey Hole land was given to his son, Samuel Nevil, which was sold on Samuel’s death.

His grandson, Samuel Nevil jnr, was Nevil’s only surviving male heir, via his father, Samuel Nevil, and owned 1185 acres in Clarendon in 1754. There were probably about 430 acres left at Smokey Hole by then, so the southern lands must have been of the order of 750 acres.

1718[501]: Nevil Hayle & his wife Sarah, a planter of Vere, sells to James Smith of Vere esq, for £J10 [£4.5K] 1/3 of 140 Acres E on John Aldred, Mrs Waite & Thomas Perry, N on Philemon Dixon W on Thomas Halse & John Hunt S on Sd James Smith, lately in possession of John Hayle snr of Vere. This land was in the Brazilatto Hills and bought by John Hayle snr in 1699.

1720[502] in an Indenture Nevil Hayle & his Wife Sarah of Vere sell to John Anderson of Clarendon for 100 acres in St Elizabeth bounding all round on waste land. Both signed. Probably the land bought by John senior from John Honis, then in Clarendon: John Anderson had land in the Carpenters Mountains on the Vere/Clarendon/St Elizabeth border. John Anderson was the husband of Nevil’s sister, Alice.

1723[503]: Articles of agreeement between Nevil Hayle of Vere & Thomas Roberts jnr. Nevil Hayle gives to Thomas Roberts estate at Yarmouth & 20 slaves for 5 years; Nevil Hayle to get ½ or produce, indigo, cotton or what ever else
Taxes & Overseers to be split between them.
Thomas Roberts can cut timber for post and rails on the estate
Specifes rights over stock etc.

Hayle Nevill to William Jackson – 1727
74/254 Date 3/5 1727, ent 11/7/1727
Nevil Hayle of Vere lets to William Jackson both planters of Vere, 75 acres of land in Yarmouth Savanna, for 12 years on rent of 25% of profits, W on John Carver? Decd, N on James Smith, E on River Minor, S on Henry Rodon. .

1732[504]: Nevil Hayle of Vere sells to John Sinclair of St Elizabeth land in Vere for £J850 [£385K]. Original was fragmented and only part copied into the new volume. This land is described in a deed between Edward & Francis Smith. The transaction was a mortgage from John Sinclair.

There was a claim in 1743 in the Court of Chancery by Nevil Hayle on Peter Sinclair, but the records do not show the details of the claim[505] - maybe John never paid for this land!

1740[506]: Nevil Hayle planter of Vere gives to Mary Tyther his daughter, widow of Vere, 6 acres (E, W, N on NH S & southerly on River Mino or Dry River). This was presumably part of his holdings around Yarmouth.

1743[507]: Nevil Hayle of Vere, Gent, sells for five shillings all that land where George Hayle of Vere now dwelleth in Vere, bounding easterly on the road leading to the Cross from Rio Minho to the land now in possession of Elizabeth Falloways Northerly on Elizabeth Falloways Westerly on Nevil Hayle and Southerly on John Hayle containing five acres.
Witness Francis Smith & John Hayle.
This was probably George, son of George, son of Richard, who owned 40 acres in 1754.
The Cross was between Old Harbour & the Rio Minho, shown with the road on Moll 1717 and Browne.  

1745[508]: Nevil Hayle of Vere, planter for £J500 [£225K] sells to Peter Sinclair of Vere, planter, 6 male slaves and six female negro slaves, their offspring etc ... subject nevertheless to a certain indenture of mortgage made by the said Nevil Hayle to John Sinclair and which was by the said John Sinclair assigned over to Peter Sinclair and by Peter Sinclair to Francis Smith ...
In presence of Francis Smith & George Burrell
Was this mortgage in deed 88/179 1732-3?
This Peter Sinclair the brother of John Sinclair.

Edward Smith et al to Francis Smith – 1753
152/61 dated 19/6/1750 ent 16/6/1753
This Indenture between Edward and Katherine Smith of St Catherine’s of the one part and
Francis Smith of Vere planter of the other part

Nevil Hayle late of Vere deceased sold by indenture dated 10/12/1732 (88/179 £850 for land in St Elizabeth) by way of mortgage to John Sinclair late of St Elizabeth’s since deceased land in Vere containing 79 acres bounding round partly on the Dry River and on land of William Followays decd and on Sarah Cammock subject nevertheless to the payment of a sum of money therein mentioned and interest

And the Nevil Hayle by a deed dated 1/10/1745 sold to Edward Smith this land and also all the estate right equity of redemption (See also 135/37 Nevil Hayle to Peter Sinclair) (This is the right of the mortgagor to repossess the property when the loan is paid off; for full description of Right Equity of Redemption, see Deed full text in Wills File).

and Edward Smith by a deed by way of mortrgage sold to John Shickle and Francis Smith all that sugar works and plantation at Dry River in Vere bounding as in the said indenture

By this indenture Edward & Katherine Smith for £500 sold to Francis Smith half of the above mentioned sugar works or plantation at Dry River in Vere, bounded now westerly on part of the same run in the tenure of Doctor Mounson Smith southerly on land belonging to Mrs Carver and on part of the same land now in the tenure of Smart Hayle easterly on the Dry River from a place on the river called Fig Tree Hole to another on the river called Yarmnouth Hole northerly on part of the same land now in the tenure of Ann Hayle widow and on the Dry River on land belonging to the heirs of William Ivy deceased and also the other piece of land containing 79 acres bounding round partly on the Dry River and on the land of William Followways deceased now in the tenure of John Shickle and on Sarah Cammock and belonging to the heirs of George Ivy and also all those negro slaves (7 named)
...together with ...and the reversion and reversions ..also all the ... equity of redemption ...law or equity of Edward & Katherine Smith ... in the land and negro slaves ... subject nevertheless to the above indenture of mortgages made by Nevil Hayle to John Sinclair and by Edward Smith to John Shickle.
Witnesses Geo Burrell & George Burrell jnr
Appeared before Richard Cargill. 11/9/1750.

Issue of Nevil & Sarah:
1/1. Priscilla Hayle, (PR: b 7/10/1707 Vere)

may have been our ancestor – see summary & her entry with John Sinclair.

1/2. Humphrey Hayle, (PR: b 1713 Vere)
1/3. Son Hayle - Vere PR: b. 14/3/1717, bap 2/5/1717, of Nevil & Sarah.

Index has this as Mathew, but the copy register just says “son”! sp Thos Palfreeman & Mrs Elice Anderson (Alice, his aunt).

1/4. John Hayle, executor in Samuel Neville’s will.

Possibly married Grace, John & Grace Hayle were sponsors to Samuel Nevil’s son by Grace Bowman.
A possibility:
John Hayle – John Wilson 1756
161/188 dated 3/2/1756 ent 10/7/1756
John Hayle & wife Mary, Carpenter of Vere sells for £80 to John Wilson storekeeper of Vere 18A in Vere E on John Hatton N on the spring? W George Manning snr, S on John Rodon

1/4. Mary Hayle, married Mr Tyther,

She was given 6 acres by her father Nevil in 1740 as a widow.
No sign has been found of any Tythers, but there were Tayleby’s in Clarendon, and a Alice christened of John & Mary Tingley, Clarendon 16/11/1732. Could be a transcription error. Samuuel Booth had dealings with Taylby in 1724.

1/5. Samuel Neville Hayle (inferred to be him)

The codicil to his will specifically refers to his father, Nevil.
Neville was probably married to Elizabeth, the mother of his son Nevil. She probably died early, maybe in childbirth; Neville senior then seems to have taken up with Grace Bowman and had one child by her; she was instructed in Neville’s will to look after the welfare of son Nevil.

He was given 300 acres in Smokey Hole by his father, Nevil, which was sold on his death. There was also a further 300 acres sold by his cousin Thomas, probably also in Smokey Hole, which passed to his son by his wife Elizabeth.

1741: Thomas Hayle of Clarendon planter, sold for £35 [£16K] to Samuel Nevil Hayle planter of Vere, 300 acres in Clarendon E on the path S on the land of a Mr Thomas Stone, W on John Sutton, N on Mr John Hayle.
This looks to be part of the 450 acre patent, although the neighbours do not tie in with the original, but they could have changed in the 30 years since the grant. Thomas was his cousin, son of John jnr, who had been left 450 acres by his father.

1756[509]: Grace Bowman to Nevil Hayle
Grace Bowman of Vere, spinster and Nevil Hayle of Vere planter
Samuel Nevil Hayle late of Vere did in his will devise to Grace Bowman 300 acres in Clarendon which Samuel Nevil Hayle purchased from Thomas Hayle bounding East on the path south on Mr Thomas Stone West on John Sutton N on John Hayle senior. Grace Bowman sells for £15 half of the 300 acres to Nevil Hayle.
This 300 acres is probably that deeded in about 1741 (111/100) between Thomas & Samuel Nevil Hayle. The entry in the inventory probably refers to the land going to Grace Bowman for life, she then deeds it to Samuel Nevil’s legitimate son as below.

Nevil Hayle to John Savory – 1756

163/85/125 Dated 31/3/17 29G2 Ent 7/7/1756
Ind Btw Nevil Hayle planter of Vere
John Savory gent of Cl
Wheras Samuel Nevil Hayle planter of Vere left in will to Grace Bowman spin of Vere 300A in Cl E on the path, S on Thomas Stone, W on John Sutton & N on John Hayle for life and then div btw his 2 sons Nevil Hayle & Samuel Nevil Bowman or survivor or to testators siblings.
Now this ind
Nevil Hayle for £29 from John Savory, Nevil Hayle acknowledges as also in order to dock bar defeat and destroy all entails tails and in remainder to any person in a parcel of land cont 150A N on Mr John Hayle W on part of the said land a road leading to Burrells ES on Thomas Stone apt by Henry Rymes being ½ part of sd 300A (which Grace Bowman has given to Nevil Hayle Title to) Nevil Hayle sells 150A to John Savory in trust that John Savory will reconvey the sd 150A to Robert Dynn shopkeeper of Clarendon next day

This happens for 20/- next day.

Will probably Samuel Nevill Hayle[510].
The index has him Nevil Samuel, but is Samuel Nevil in the document.

of Vere, planter. Dated 1741, Codicil 1742, Ent 22/9/1743
To Grace Bowman, all estate for life.
To sons Nevil Hayle and Samuel Nevil Hayle Bowman son of Grace Bowman residue. Both under 21.
Also that my son Nevil Hayle shall have necessary meat, drink, bedding and apparel during the life of Grace Bowman and that she shall put him to any neighbouring school until he rightly understands vulgar arithmetic.
Exec Brother John Hayle and Grace Bowman.
Added codicil:
My desire that the land given to me by my father Nevil Hayle situate lying and being near his the said Nevil Hayles land in Smokey Hole mountains to be sold .. to be laid out in negroes
Thomas Hayle also a witness..

Inventory 24/68
Dated 21/3/1743  Ent 7/4/1744
Of Vere, planter To be shown by John Hayle and Grace Bowman, executors
Total £329-10s including 300 acres of land sold for the use of the estate.

Married Elizabeth
2/1. Samuel Neville Hayle b. 1731, baptised Sam Nevil,

but referred to as Nevil in father’s will – must be the same individual.
Probable 1754 owner of 1185 acres in Clarendon.

ch. 12/12/1731, Clarendon: s of Nevil & Elizabeth HaylesPR.
Probably the owner of 1185 acres in Clarendon in 1754 (JFS owners).
Married: Beatrix Singleton, 6/3/1758, Clarendon (PR).
3/1. Mary C Hayle, dau of Samuel Nevil & Bathia,

b 23/11/1763, ch 27/1/1764, Kingston PR.

Issue by Grace Bowman, this is probably Grace the daughter of John & Grace Bowman, born in 11/5/1708 in Vere:
2/2. Samuel Nevil Hayle, ch Vere:

“an illegitimate son of Sml Nevil Hayles by Grace Bowman, born Nov 1st Bapt 27th ditto 1738 sp Samuel Nevil Hayle, John & Grace Hayles”PR

Grace Bowman also had a daughter, Mary Chamberlaine, baptised Clarendon, 24/10/1728PR

Later Hayles


William Pusey Hayle

1783-84 Dec 6 List of Members of Medical Society of Edinburgh.
Probably born about 1765 from the date of qualification.
This agrees with his first marriage date.
Died 1826. (see slave comp report).

1811 Return: Fearon’s Place 135/34 (slves/stock)

Return of slaves, 28/6/1823, Fearon’s Place, named 149 slaves, 11 of whom had died. Return made by Samuel Smith, executor for William Pusey Hayle, many allocated to Anna, Mary A, Thomas & Edward Hayle.

Author of medical treatise about 1790, published in Leiden.

1806 member of committee for maintenance of road from St Jago de la Vega to Dry River.[511]

Descendants of William Pusey Hayle

NB he was previously married to Elizabeth

Deed 1804 re sale of land in Vere on road from the racecourse to the Alley, 44 acres for £180.

1. William Pusey Hayle was born Abt. 1775. He married Frances Bryan Fearon December 26, 1800 in Clarendon (Source: B0058 Clarendon Parish Register I, 1666-1837, p 239.). She was born Abt. 1775.

More About William Pusey Hayle:
Addressed as: Esquire
Residence: 1800, Vere
More About Frances Bryan Fearon:
Residence: 1800, Clarendon
More About William Hayle and Frances Fearon:
Status of bride/groom: Spinster
1811: Hayle, William P., Fearon's Place 135/ 34, Clarendon (Fearons place about 1100 acres) – Fearon’s were marked on Robertson 1804 to the North of May Pen and to the ENE of May Pen.

1811: Shickle, John Hayle, Savoy, Liectford and Pen 381/ 382 Clarendon

English BMI Index William Pusey Hayle, death Q3 1865, Rochdale, vol 8EP23 – not in census 1851 or 61.

William Hayle married Elizabeth Lord, widow, 9/4/1787, Vere
Issue of William Pusey & Elizabeth Hayle:
Anna Hayle, b abt 1789, not on PR, but with ½ brother Thomas in 1851.
Henry Hayle 17900506, Vere, “Henry esq” buried Fearon’s Place, 2/1/1819, aged 28.
John Rodon Hayle b Haylesfield 21/9/1792, ch 28/9/1792, Vere, & ch again, Clarendon, 19/12/1794. “Mr John” buried Fearon’s Place, 21/8/1816, aged 23.
William Hayle b 17941105, ch 17941219, Haylesfield, Clarendon.
John Rodon Hayle ch 17941219, Clarendon.
William Hayle, b 5/11/1794, ch 19/12/1794 at Haylesfield, Clarendon.

William Pusey Hayle married Frances Bryan Fearon, 26/12/1800, Vere.
She was buried 13/8/1813 at Fearon’s Place, Clarendon
Rowland Fearon church warden Clarendon, 1805.
Issue of William Pusey & Frances Bryan (Fearon) Hayle
Eliza Hayle, 18020901, Vere, no mother, died 24/11/1803, buried 25th, Fearon’s Place, Clarendon.
Jane Hayle 18040809, Clarendon.
William Hayle b 6/11/1805, ch 7/5/1805, Clarendon.
Thomas Hayle 18081231, Clarendon.
Edward Hayle 18110328, Clarendon.
Mary Engelina Hayle 18130123, Clarendon, alive in Newcastle, England 1861.


Sarah White Hayle (née Turner)

Profile & Legacies Summary

22nd May 1813 - 1898



Awarded 1/16th of the compensation for the Dunbarton estate in St Ann, Jamaica, one of a large group of claimants described collectively as 'representatives of William Gale Redwar', and owner of 4 enslaved persons in Clarendon, Jamaica. Sarah White Turner was the daughter of Dutton Smith Turner and Mary Gale Turner (née Redwar), and granddaughter of Henry Redwar of Dunbarton estate.

Born 22/05/1813 and baptised 27/06/1813 in Clarendon, Jamaica, her parents were planter Dutton Smith Turner (1755-1816) and Mary Gale Turner née Redwar (1777-1822) (both q.v.). Mary Gale Redwar inherited a share in Dunbarton estate from her father's brother William Gale Redwar (q.v.).

Her brother Edward Turner (q.v.) was an eminent chemist: he was a lecturer in Chemistry at Edinburgh University between 1824 and 1827 and 'collected around him the remaining unsettled members of his family - a clever boy and four young, handsome and accomplished sisters'.

Described as "Of Hampstead" on 28/08/1838 when she married Thomas Hayle, a physician from Deddington, Oxfordshire, the Jamaican-born son of William Pasey Hayle.

In 1841 she was living at New Street, Deddington, age 25, with Thomas Hayle age 32, surgeon, Anna Hayle, age 50, of independent means, Anna Hayle age 2 and Mary Hayle age 6 months. By 1851 they had moved to 3 Jesmond Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Thomas was age 42, "Physician M.D. Edinburgh", born Jamaica; Sarah was age 38, born Jamaica; their children were Anna age 11, Mary age 10, Sarah age 8, William P. age 6, Fanny E. age 3; also present were Anna Hayle age 62, half-sister of Thomas Hayle, Mary R. Smith age 12, neice of Thomas Hayle (and daughter of James Fairfull Smith, q.v.), and 3 female servants. In 1861 they were still at 3 Jesmond [Low] Terrace, with their children William P. age 16, Fanny E. age 13, Thomas H. age 6, Edward T. age 3 and Jane E.B. age 1 month; also present were Mary A. Hayle age 48 and 3 female servants.

By 1871 they had moved to 154 Drake Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, with their children Anna age 31, Mary age 30, Fanny Eliza age 23, Caroline Hahnemaan age 19, Thomas Hahnemaan age 16, Edward Turner age 13 and Jane Evaline Bowerbank age 10, and 3 female servants. Thomas Hayle died 17/09/1886 at 154 Drake Street, leaving a personal estate of £1837 0s 3d. Sarah White Hayle, his widow, was one of his executors.

By 1891 Sarah White Hayle, age 78, a widow, "Living on her own means" had moved to 183 Drake Street and was living with her daughters Anna age 51, Mary age 50 and Carl. H. age 39. Mary and Caroline were teachers. Also present were Sarah Kennedy, a visitor, age 48, "Living on her own means", and 2 female servants. The death of Sarah White Hayle, age 85, was registered in Rochdale Q2 1898.

MI Sheckle’s Estate, Clarendon:
Here lies the body of John Hayes, who departed this life 5th Septr 1766, aged 30 years – also near this place are interred Richard and Hannah Hayle, Father and mother of the said John Hayle – and also Mary and Samuel Hayle and Elizabeth Bowen (Richard son of John jnr).

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior 1808 – 1886

Thomas Hayle, b Clarendon 7/12/1808, ch 31/12/1808, son of William Pusey Hayle, Practitioner in Physic and his wife Frances Bryan, late Fearon Spinster, died 17/9/1886.
1837, Surgical Examinations at Edinburgh: Thomas Hayle, from Jamaica, De Necrosis.
1838, September 25: Married, at Hampstead, Thomas Hayle, MD, of Deddington, Oxon, to Sarah White, fourth dau of the late Datton Smith Turner, esq of Clarendon, Jamaica. Newspaper Archive.
At the same time, Mary Ann, 2nd daughter of DST married Henry Dudelszen.

1841 Census, Deddington, Oxon:
Thomas Hayle (32, surgeon, no), Sarah (25, n), Anna (50, Ind, N), Anna (2, Y), Mary (6mths, Y).
1851 Census, Jesmond Close, Newcastle upon Tyne:
Thomas Hayle (42, MD Edinburgh Physician, Jamaica) Sarah W (38, Jamaica), Anna (11, scholar at home, Deddington, Oxon), Mary (10, scholar at home, Deddington, Oxon), Sarah (8, scholar at home, Newcastle), William P (6, scholar at home, Newcastle) Fanny E (3, Newcastle) Anna (1/2 sister, 62, Jamaica), Mary N Smith (niece, 12, Edinburgh.
1861 Census:
Thomas Hayle (Hd, Mar 52, MD Edinburgh Physician, Jamaica), Sarah (wf, 48, Jamaica), William P (16, Scholar, Newcastle) Fanny E (13, Scholar, Newcastle) Thomas H. (6, Newcastle), Scholar Edward (3, Newcastle), Jane E.B. (1m, Newcastle) Mary A (sister, 48, Jamaica).

April 30 1888, at Townswille, Queensland, Edmund Herbert, eldest son of the Rev E. Stansfield, vicar of Rustington, Sussex, to Jane Evaleen Bowerbank, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Hayle, M.D., of Rochdale, Lancashire[512].

North East Slavery & Abolition Group ENewsletter
The Hayles

Thomas Hayle made a claim on 51 slaves on the Fearon’s Place Estate in Jamaica.
Compensation of £986. 6s. 5d. was awarded on 14 December 1835, collected by R. Mitchell. Thomas Hayle, of the Jamaican parish of Clarendon, was administrator of William P. Hayle. He was also owner of 23 slaves at Fearon’s Place. W. W. Fearon had registered 55 slaves for Thomas as administrator to W.P. Hayle. A Eliza Hayle (d. 1803 at Fearon’s Place). W. P. Hayle was a magistrate in Clarendon in 1808. He died in 1826.
Thomas Hayle may have been born c.1809. A man of this name Dr Thomas Hayle of

Deddington, Oxford, married Sarah White at Hampstead. Her father was D. S. Turner of Jamaica in 1838. (Gentlemen’s Magazine. Vol. 165. p. 543) Sarah’s sister Caroline married J. F. Smith of Edinburgh in May 1830 (Gentlemen’s Magazine. Vol. 147. p. 554).
In 1841 he was living in Oxfordshire, and in 1851 and 1861 in Northumberland.

Anna Hayle. She was Thomas Hayle’s daughter (born in June 1839 at Woodstock, Oxfordshire). In 1841 she was living in Oxfordshire and in 1851 in Northumberland

Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior 1808 – 1886


by SUE on NOVEMBER 30, 2009


RochdaleThomas Hahnemann Hayle senior 1808 – 1886 LRCS Edinburgh 1829, MD Edinburgh, 1837, FASL, was a British orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become Physician at the Derbyshire Homeopathic Dispensary, the Durham Homeopathic Dispensary, the Northumberland and Newcastle Homeopathic Dispensary, the Sunderland Homeopathic Dispensary, member of the British Homeopathic Society, member of the Northern Homeopathic Society, member of the Hahnemann Medical Society, member of the Management Committee of the British Homeopathic Association,


Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior was the Vice President of the British Homeopathic Society, and the President of the British Homoeopathic Congress in 1876. Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior knew Samuel Hahnemann personally, and he was the homeopathic physician of John Bright, and he was the family doctor of Ethelbert Petrie Hoyle,


Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior practiced at 3, Jesmond Terrace, Newcastle on Tyne and at 154 Drake Street, Rochdale,


Henry Kelsall (?-?) Rochdale’s first non conformist Justice of the Peace, proposed an infirmary in Rochdale, with an amendment from Alderman Robinson for a homeopathic ward to be added to the new institution ‘… in recognitition of the strong tradition of this medical practice in the town, because of the increased subscriptions that would accrue as a result, and with people obviously more likely to subscribe to an institution that encompassed their specific medical beliefs… The proposal was seconded by Counsellor Hoyle and a stormy debate ensued in which is became obvious that the orthodox medical profession in the town, as represented by Doctors Elliott, March and Wood, objected, at times quite vitriolically. ‘No connection with quacks’ was one of the phrases used by Dr. Wood, a Medical Officer in the Dispensary, at the prospect of homeopaths practicing in the proposed Infirmary. Nevertheless despite these objections the proposal was carried and a pledge of £3650 [£166,805.00 in today's money] taken from the various people present…’ However, the course of the proposed homeopathic Rochdale Infirmary became mired in the perennial argument between old and new medicine. In Rochdale, the supporters of homeopathy were primarily non conformists, dissenters and Liberalists, and included John Bright, Benjamin Butterworth, Dr. Cox, Thomas Hahnemann Hayle,  Dr. Holland, Edward Miall,  George Morris, J K Cheetham, and Joseph Seed amongst many others. The Homeopathic Infirmary in Rochdale was never  built as a result of all this upset. (From Helen Kelsall, The Development of Voluntary Medical Institutions in Rochdale 1832-1872), Transactions New Series Number 4, (1994, Rochdale Literary and Scientific Society)).


Thomas Hahnemann Hayle [senior] of 3, Jesmond Terrace, Newcastle on Tyne; M.D.,Edinburgh, 1837; L.RC.S., Edin., 1829; Physician to the Homeopathic Dispensaries of Newcastle and Sunderland; Member of the Hahnemann Medical Society. Author of “An Address on the Homeopathic System of Medicine,” 1843 ; ” Popular Lectures on Homeopathy,” 1851 ; ‘* Homeopathy, its Nature and Evidence, with a few words on small doses,” 1850. Contributed articles to British Journal of Homeopathy and Homeopathic Times.


Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior’s Obituary is in the Proceedings of the fourth quinquennial session of the International Homeopathic Congress in 1891, and in the Pacific coast journal of homœopathy, Volume 19 in 1908,


Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior translated Bernhard Hirschel‘s Rules and Examples for the Study of Pharmacodynamics, and he wrote Popular lectures on homœopathy, containing a vindication of Hahnemann and his doctrines from the attacks of Dr. Glover, An Address on the Homeopathic System of Medicine, Alcohol, its action and use, On Belladonna as a prophyllaxis against scarlet fever, On Scurvy, Haemorrhage and the Homeopathic Law, Homeopathy, its nature and evidence, The Relation between Medical Practitoners holding different views, The

Medical World; its Parties, its Opinions, and their Tendencies, On Symptomatology, On Self Supporting Dispensaries, and he submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic publications, including A Case of Diarrhoea, and he continued to lecture on homeopathy into his old age,


Of interest:


Geoffrey Hahnemann Hayle ?1878 – 1948, ?grandson of Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior,


Geoffrey Hahnemann Hayle was a medical graduate of Manchester. Before working as a GP in Chester, he had been a house officer at London Homeopathic Hospital. He committed suicide in 1948.


Thomas Hahnemann Hayle junior ?1852 – 1908 MB London 1879, son of Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior, was a British orthodox physician, who studied at Owens College, General Practitioner, Physician at the Owens College and Manchester Royal Infirmary, and he practiced in Rochdale, Lancashire, who converted to homeopathy to practice from his father’s address at 154 Drake Street, Rochdale, in 1899, member of the British Homeopathic Association,


Thomas Hahnemann Hayle junior attended (Anon, The Homeopathic World, Volume 43, (1908). Page 236) the 5th annual International Homeopathic Congress held in London (Anon, The Medical Counselor, Volume 7, (The Michigan State Homeopathic Society, 1883). Page 347) in on 11th-18th July 1881 (Anon, The Homeopathic World, (August 1,1881)) at Aberdeen House, Argyll Street, Regent Street (Anon, The Monthly Homeopathic Review, (1882). Page 19).


Thomas Hahnemann Hayle junior’s Obituary is in the Journal of the British Homeopathic Society, volume 17,


Thomas Hahnemann Hayle junior wrote The Method of Choosing drugs homeopathically, Thoughts on the Scientific Application of the Principles of Homeopathy in Practice, and he submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic publications,


Thomas Hahnemann Hayle ?1933 – ?  MB BS London 1959, PhD Liverpool 1971 ?great great great grandson of Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior, resides at The Cottage, Oaklands, Hooton, Cheshire,


Thomas Hahnemann Hayle ?1916 – ?1988, ?great great grandson of Thomas Hahnemann Hayle senior, graduated from the University of Manchester in 1939,


9         ANDERSON

The Anderson name crops up in several places in the family, so a small study is herewith included.

1670. Lewis Anderson had 58 acres in Clarendon.

Lews Anderson – D 1703

in his will[513] of 1702 wsa a planter of Clarendon with wife Ann as executor and left:
Son Jno 90 acres in mountains bounding on Milk Savanna
Son Lewis 2 parcels of mountain land bounding on John Spirity? Except 10 acres given to son Thomas
Son Thomas house & land bounding on Widdow Hutchins, & Richard James also 30 acres savanna land out of 40 bought of Eli Scott remaining 10 on other side of road to Lewis.
Dau Mary Anderson
Dau Dorothy Rawlins
Dau Ann Hayles (poss wife of Richard Hayles above)
No division until Lewis of age

Married 2/10/1677, Ann Robinson, St CatherinePR
Issue of Lewis & Ann Anderson:

1/1. John Anderson

Probably no surviving issue.
Alice Anderson, widow of John Anderson who predeceased her, in her will[514] of 1738 left all to her sister, Elizabeth Smith. Alice was the daughter of John Hayle snr. They were married by 1714.
A mention of Edward Pratter partnership, making him the same as Alice Hayle’s husband.

John Anderson – 1736
21/107 Dated 10/7/1736 ent 26/2/1737
Planter of St Elizabeth weak.
To niece Ann Anderson dau of Thomas Anderson of St E dcd £500
ditto Frances Anderson of Thomas Anderson
Nephews Lewis, Thomas, James, John & William sons of Thomas Anderson. Lewis eldest and provisions as Thomas Anderson died intestate, so Lewis to make reparation
Reference to partnership with Edward Pratter.

1/2. Lewis Anderson, probably born after 1681

2/1. Elizabeth Anderson, ch Vere 17/3/1713 of Lewis & “Andrew”
2/2. Lewis Anderson, b 6/11/1715 ch Vere 19/1/1716 of Lewis & AnnPR

Alive as older in 1752 (re deed referring to younger)
Was this him:
Lewis Anderson married Elizabeth Sinclair, widow, both of Vere, 16/2/1762.

1/3. Thomas Anderson. Died intestate before 1736.

Probably him:
Thomas Anderson & Ralph Rippon – 1718
56/36 date 13/9/1718 ent 8/10/1718 Mortgage.
Thomas Anderson & Catherine sells land to Ralph Rippon, on Thomas Jackson, & 160 acres from his wife.  Sell 116  acres N on Thos Jackson a minor, E on Joshua? Tennant, W on Varney Phillips, S on David Gabay & George Pittman a minor.

Thomas Anderson was granted[515] 146 acres of land near a place called Hilberry in St Elizabeth bounded North on Capt Richard Marks Easterly on Captain Richard Stoner, west on land of Jonathan Harrison. Thomas Anderson by deed conveyed said lands to Joseph Creamer and wife who sold it to Zacharia Gaultier who sold it 1/5/1728 to Benjamin Burton.

Issue from Brother John’s will of 1736:
These were probably born in Vere in the 1720’s when there were no records
2/1. Lewis Anderson,

The younger in 1752.

2/2. Thomas Anderson,
2/3. James Anderson,
2/4. John Anderson,

Elizabeth Sinclair, daughter of John, Married John Anderson, planter, Kingston, 3/5/1744, both of Vere (re will & PR).
B aft 1722, but probably before about 1726.
Died between Priscilla’s will in 1764 and deed 1765 (210/126)
Issue from PR:
2/1. Lewis Anderson, son of John & Elizabeth Anderson, Clarendon, 19/4/1745.

2/5. William Anderson, died young.
2/6. Ann Anderson b Vere 22/10/1718 ch 13/11/1719, of Thomas & Mary.
2/7. Frances Anderson

149/23 Dated 17/4/1752 Ent 13/8/1752
Thomas, James & John Andersons of Vere sons of Thomas dcd
For 10/- to each for them from Lewis Armstrong of Vere heir at law of Thomas Armstrong dcd quit claims on the estate of Thomas Armstrong.

149/24 17/2/1752 ent 13/8/1752
Ind Btw Lewis Anderson the younger of Vere
& Thomas James & John Anderson
Whereas John Anderson late of St Elizabeth, planter, by will of 10/7/1736 gave Rest & Residue to his nephews Lewis, Thomas, James, John & William Anderson sons of Thomas Anderson dcd and that his estate should not be divided and produce divided btw them. John Anderson also said that if Lewis Anderson eldest son of Thomas Anderson dcd who died intestsate refused to divide the estate btw his brothers as well, then Lewis Anderson should not have any part of John Anderson’s estate.
William Anderson one of Thomas Anderson’s sons died a minor with no issue, and Lewis Anderson did not distribute the estate.
For 10/- from each of them Lewis Anderson quits any claim on Thomas Anderson’s estate to remaining brothers James, Thomas & John Anderson.

1/4. Mary Anderson.
1/5. Dorothy Anderson, M Mr Rawlins. None St Catherine.
1/6. Ann Anderson, M Mr Hayles (maybe Richard Hayles),

Also of John & Elizabeth Anderson:
2/2. William Thomas Anderson, Vere, b 16/10/1761, bap 2/12/1761

William Thomas Anderson married Vere 16/1/1781 Mary Anderson.

2/3. Elizabeth Ellis Anderson, ch 29/12/1765 ClarendonPR.
Note: Vere for 1759 & 60 and other years missing.

Thomas Anderson – 1771

41/33-63 Dated 8/10/1771 Ent 4/3/1773
Of Clarendon, planter weak
To son Lewis John 1/3d
To wife Mary slaves and dwelling house called the Retreat at Milk River Specifies produce of estate.
Sons Thomas & Christopher
Daus Susanna, Mary & Elizabeth Sarah Anderson
To them ½ of 700A in Clarendon NW on John Oliphant, E & NE on John Golding snr, S on  George McKenzie, W on Carrer? Sold by Alexander Crawford 20/11/1759
R&R to Thomas & Christopher
If they fail to 3 daus
If they fail then that part of estate formerly of Samuel Hayle to go to White Bridget & Robert John Robinson, children of John Robinson & his wife White, the other ½ to Mary Crow, wife of Dr John Crow and to William Anderson, son of my brother John Anderson decd.

Issue of Thomas & Mary Anderson:
Susanna Anderson ch 10/2/1757

Christopher Anderson ch 7/6/1761
Elizabeth Sarah Anderson ch 6/12/1761

William Anderson to Jonathan Lundford
160/191-425 1755
William Anderson & Wife & Mary Anderson of Clarendon planter for 10/- sell to Jonathan Lundford Carpenter of Vere, 690A at Milk River N on Capt George Booth, W on Milk River & Mrs Sarah Cushie, S on Thomas Anderson & Hooatin & Commons two hundred acres assigned to William Gunter and E on St Ann's Gully upon special trust that Jonathan Lundford shall sell 1/2 N on part of the other 1/2, W on Milk River & Sarah C, S on Thomas Anderson & Hootin & Cummins 200 a to WG and E on St Anns Gully to the said William Armstrong & the other 1/2 to John Anderson.

William Armstrong’s wife Martha Mary & John Anderson’s wife Elizabeth

EL deed confirms this

William & John Anderson.
160/428 abt 1755.
William Anderson & wife Martha Mary for £6000 from John Anderson sell half of property from father Lewis Anderson as Joint Tennants in Common
1st part 423A part of 1000A of Col Thomas Sutton
2nd 30A part of 300A from property of Humphrey Stiles dcd
3rd 20A part of Thomas Allison dcd
4th 22A part of 80A of Lewis Anderson dcd
5th 17 A of Lewis Anderson with a sugar works commonly called the Retrieve in Vere in Little Carpenters & negroes & stock.

Sons of Lewis Anderson:
John Anderson
William Anderson
Issue of William & Martha Anderson:
1/1. Henry Lewis Anderson  ch 17400110, Clarendon.

Lewis Henry Anderson bur St Dorothy, 26/3/1771, aged 27.

1/2. Elizabeth Sarah Anderson b. 17471207 ch. 17480109, Vere.
1/3. Lewis John Anderson b. 17491218 ch. 17491220, Vere.
1/4. Martha Anderson b. 17500315 ch. 17500531, Vere.
1/5. John Anderson b. 17521015 ch. 17521018, Vere.
1/6. Mary Anderson ch. 17541226, Clarendon.

Thomas Anderson sold land in St E 146 acres, part of a patent in 1719, which ended up with Benjmain Burton. The land part of patent 1B-11-1-16F265 to Thomas Anderson in 1719.

Thomas Anderson & Ralph Rippon – 1718
56/36 date 13/9/1718 ent 8/10/1718 Mortgage.
Thomas Anderson & Catherine sells land to Ralph Rippon, on Thomas Jackson, & 160 acres from his wife.  Sell 116 acres N on Thos Jackson a minor, E on Joshua? Tennant, W on Varney Phillips, S on David Gabay & George Pittman a minor.

Ch Clarendon, Anderson son of Henry & Mary Lewis, 6/6/1710.

Ch Clarendon, of Lewis and Elizabeth:
Lewis Anderson 6/10/1731

Francis Anderson 6/10/1731

Ann Anderson 5/4/1734

Lewis Anderson Married Vere 6/2/1762, Elizabeth Sinclair, widow, both OTP.

Thomas Anderson married Vere, 16/1/1781 Susannah Hudson, widow

1807: John Anderson owns 500 acres in Manchester, on south boundary of The Farm (JG Booth) (re estate Manch 255).


This section includes miscellaneous information on Wrights and other related families such as Cohen and Roberts.

David Robeson to Mary Wright - 1750

142/1 - date 5/1/1750, ent 3/11/1750,
David Robeson & wife Ann, Planter of Vere to Mary Wright of Vere, widow of Humphrey Styles sale of negros.

Not known who she was.

St Elizabeth & Vere Parish Records:

General Wright/Booth Information:
There is no obvious relationship between the extensive Wright family in the Parish Records and our branche(s), but the main lines are shown below.

(St E. index 1707-1800: 1224314. Copy Records: 1368561)

1.9         St Elizabeth Wrights:

Barzilla Wright of St Elizabeth


Land Grants

Bazill Wright was granted land in several parcels around Lacovia, St Elizabeth in about 1674. There is no indication that Bazill is related to our Wrights, but may be an ancestor of the St Elizabeth Wrights and Cooper Wrights.

Jacob Mowatt to Barzilla Wright – 1744
121/42 Date 25/8/1744, ent 3/9/1744
Jacob Mowatt, planter of Westmoreland and wife Smart sells 16 ¼ acres to Barzilla Wright for £65 part of land patented to John Chambers senior.

Barzilla Wright – 1748

26/115 Dated 8/8/1746 Ent 26/8/1748
Of Westmoreland, planter in good health
Son William land purchased of Jacob Mowatt formerly belonging to uncle Jacob Chambers
Son Edward negroes & parcel of land purchased of John Chambers
Rest & residue to son Christopher
refers to cause in High Court with William Chambers

William Wright to Wastel Biscoe – 1752
147/165 Dated 15/4/1752, ent 27/5/1752
William Wright of Westmoreland, planter sells 37 acres to Wastel Biscoe for £120J part of land from William Wright's father Barzilla Wright.

Nathaniel Wright of St Elizabeth

Nathaniel Wright to John Arum – 1714
51/9-10 new
Ent 19/6/1714
Dated 2/4/1714
Nathaniel Wright, planter of St E Sells to
John Arum of St E planter,
£5 for 2 acres in Lacovia, SW on Queen’s old road, north east & west on Nathaniel Wright.

Nathaniel Wright & Isaac Fouro - 1716

53/127 date 13/7/1716, ent 30/8/1716
Refers to James Cooper granted 400A at Black & YS rivers leaving to Nathaniel Wright, his son-in-law in 1696. Nathaniel Wright sells to IF for £100

Nathaniel Wright & Margaret Andriess - 1715

53/39 date 19/8/1715 ent ?
Nathaniel Wright of St E planter, Margaret Andriess widow 5/- Nathaniel Wright leases abt 20 A to Margaret Andriess at The mast near Lacovia NE Barnart A esq dcd, N on Dan Mattlond & Robert Bolchambers all other side by Nathaniel Wright for 10 years 1 pcorn.

Joseph Pinto & Nathaniel Wright - 1714
Ent 9/12/1724
JP Distiller of St E
Nathaniel Wright planter of St Elizabeth
Plot of Land in Lacovia. Joseph Pinto sells to Nathaniel Wright plot 50ftx40ft

Nathaniel Wright – 1740
22/105 Dated 6/12 1739 Ent 4/7/1740
The St Elizabeth Cooper Wright line – not known who he was.
Of St Elizabeth, Planter
To son Nathaniel (b 5/3/1723) 3 new negros value £25 & 40 acres woodland and pen of and 10 acres of my savannah land & 10 heifers & £50 when 21
To son Henry (b 4/1/1725-6) the same.
To Thomas Wright (b 18/9/1728) same but £100.
To dau Elizabeth 3 negros similar & £50
To dau Jane (b 1/10/1730) similar.
Sons to be educated until 21 daus until 21 or marriage
Land from land patented 1731,
Elizabeth’s to include the old school house.
To wife Mary my dwelling house in Santa Cruz
Rest & Residue in Trust to William Hall
To son James Cooper Wright rest & residue. If he dies to son Nathaniel
Execs William Hall, Isaac Gale, William Yeeles esq, JCW

Mary Wright – widow of Nat 1740
27/194, Ent 8/6/1750 dated 2/9/1749
Wid of St E son James Cooper Wright, dau Jane Allen, son Nathaniel,

wit Jonathan & Isaac Allen

At first sight, there appear to be two distinct Wright families in St Elizabeth: the Cooper Wrights and descendants of Bazil (and various spellings) Wright. However, Bazil Wright was granted land around Lacovia in the 1670’s and the Cooper Wrights also later owned land there, so there is a good chance that they were both the same family.
The St Elizabeth Wrights were probably not related to Andrew Wright of Vere.
Deeds: 137/47, 1749, Henry Wright, son of Nathaniel, sold 10 acres to James Andrews.

1/1.   Cooper Wright

Will of Nathaniel Wright, 1740 & his widow Mary, 1749 show them as parents of James Cooper Wright.

From PR & VLO,
James Cooper Wright married Ann Burt, St Elizabeth, 16/8/1741 (PR), Ann born 1726, Mrs Ann buried Lacovia 1/8/1789.
Probably son of Nathaniel Wright (St Elizabeth group)
James Cooper Wright bur Lacovia 11/10/1791 (St E PR)
James Cooper Wright and Ann had issue:
(seems a long time, were there more or different Anns &/or James)
No record of James's birth.
1754: Wright, James Cooper, St. Elizabeth 776 acres (JFS).

James Cooper Wright to John Wright – 1785

LOS 334/188 dated 6/8/1785, Ent. 8/10/1785.

This Indenture made this Sixth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Eighty five  Between James Cooper Wright of the Parish of Saint Elizabeth Esquire and John Wright of the parish of St Catherine Gentleman...ten shillings Current money of Jamaica to the said JCW ... sells to JW... all that run piece parcel of land situate lying ... in the Santa Cruz Mountains in St Elizabeth containing by estimation three hundred acres ... commonly called and known by the name of Satchwells run...
Jas Cooper Wright
Witness Robt B Wright & John Scott

Plat titles Satchwell Robert Ent 16th May 1763 Lib 30 fol 80.

No written description, but shown NE on Robert Sables, N & NW on Thomas Brooks, E on John Chambers, SW and W on Robert Barnes.

M.I. of Jamaica (hardback)

Lacovia churchyard:
#1738 Ann Wright b 12[ ] 1726, d. 1789
          PR shows Mrs Ann bur 1/8/89
      Ann Wright               d. 1792.
          PR shows Miss Ann bur 11/1/1792

1/1. William Burt Wright born St E, ch. 2/1/1742

Parents: James Cooper Wright & Ann (probably correct - 1st son)
James Wright esq of Shetton Hall Estate, Vere, died 14/9/1806
Mrs Ann died 1/8/1789 at Lacovia, b 1726. (tombstone still there), was this his mother?
Major, St Elizabeth Militia, William B. Wright.
1784: St E. Militia: Col. 1787 Major.


Andrew Bromfield

Charles Wright

Robert Wright

William Burt Wright bur Lacovia 5/2/1796
Mrs Frances Wright bur Lacovia 11/9/1800.

Married: Frances
Of Enfield, St Elizabeth & Manchester (boundaries moved).

Issue, ch St E.:
2/1. James Cooper Wright b 25/10/1776 ch 31/7/1777.

Died 2/5/1806 Lacovia.

2/2. Ann Wright b 25/10/1778, ch 8/10/1780 Hannover,

dau of WBW & Frances of St Elizabeth. (PR)

2/3. Frances Petgrave Wright, b 10/10/1779, ch 8/10/1780, Hannover

dau of WBW & Frances of St Elizabeth. (PR)
Bur 4/8/1795, St Elizabeth at LacoviaPR.

2/2. William Burt Wright b 18/7/1782.

Married 11/3/1817, Frances Brooks (d. before 1829, sister of George) at Shaftston Pen (outside Savanna la Mar) in Westmoreland, he of Kingston. He died 20/2/1821, drowned in bathroom. Buried in Kingston Church, referred to as Merchant of Kingston. Shaftston Pen was house of Philip Pishoch(??). In WBW’s will, she is referred to as Frances Wright Wright.
In Slave registrations 1826, William Wright was "guardian to his dau Francis Brook Wright" with 1 female slave.
His estate owned Enfield Pen in 1824 with 190 slaves and no stock (167 & 23 in 1826).
Will shows wife Francis, Brothers Ezekiel & Robert Benstead,
Sister Ann Francis. Signed 8/12/1818, Codicil 13/12/18, proved London 10/8/1821, administration in 6/2/1829 Frances was deceased by then.
Wife remarried Thomas James, who was appointed guardian for H Frances Wright until 21.
A William Burt Wright owned Enfield (103/16) in 1815.
Extract from Fisher's Colonial Magazine, 1842:
CLIFTON, Rev. George Hill Rector of Rippie and Queen-Hill, Worcestershire, to Frances, only child of the late W.B. WRIGHT, Esq. of Enfield, in the Island of Jamaica, on 16th August, at St. John's, Paddington [Middlesex, England]. Vol. 1, No. 2, page 253
JG 27/3/1813: Arrivals with convoy:
27/3/1813, in the Contest, Humphrey Ewing & William Burt Wright esqrs, Mrs Tilly and Mr Walker.
JG 7/8/1813: For sale, Vauxhall estate, St Elizabeth, 2000 acres... Apply Kingston William Burt Wright, Attorney to proprietor.

Brooks of St Elizabeth – Pedigree:
Frances Brooks married 11/3/1817 William Burt Wright in Westmoreland (brother of Sarah Tharp P Wright). He died 20/2/1821 aged 30.
Will of George Brooks legacy to Ann Sherman, widow of Nich. Sherman and other daus of Mary Powell, free mulatto "who lives with me" "each a negro woman" ....

3/1. Helen Frances Wright

Gentleman’s Magazine (JFA):
August 16th. (1842) At Paddington, the Rev. George Hill Clifton, Rector of Ripple and Queenhill, Wore, to Helen-Frances, only child of the late W. Burt Wright, esq. of Jamaica.

2/3. Sarah Thorpe Petgrave Wright

(Petgrave in other sources VLO) born 13/6/1784 St E.
Married George Brooks (22/5/1783-27/6/1832) of Burnt Ground & Blenheim, 13/4/1807 in Southampton. Jamaica, died 13/6/1855-7, Snowden, Jamaica.

3/2. Elizabeth Frances Brooks b 15/7/1808, Burnt Ground. St E.

3/3. George Brooks, born 3/12/1809, Blenheim, Vere.
3/4. Nicola Brooks born 11/5/1815, died 12/7/1815 at sea.
3/5. Sarah Brooks born 26/9/1816, died 6/10/1816, London.
3/6. Charlotte Augusta Brooks

born 14/12/1817, 41 Dorset St, Portman Sq.

2/4. Robert Benstead Wright b 23/2/1786, ch 13/1/1789.

died 19/11/1820 (VLO).
Married: Nicola.
MI of Jamaica:
Manchester, Mandeville Parish Church:
Tablet: Robert B Wright, M.D. died 19 November 1820 and buried at Kensworth in his 33rd year. Erected by his widow Nicola.

Snowden, St David’s Church:
Nicola Eliza Wright, eldest daughter of R.B. Wright and Nicola Wright of Kensworth, died 20 May 1835 aged 21

His estate owned Kenilworth Pen (Manchester) 1824 with 85 slaves (1815 45/12, 1826, 85& 3) & possibly 10 slaves & 4 stock in St E. May have married Nicola, dau of James Walton (ref painting inscription, ref Michael Wallis email, 2/2007).

"Robert Benstead Wright, of Jamaica" was awarded a degree in medicine at Edinburgh, June 24, 1808. The same year, "Dr. Robert Benstead Wright, of South Hampton, Jamaica," married Nicola Watson, "eldest daughter of the late Mr James Watson, writer to the signet."
These two notices appeared in The Scots Magazine, Vol. 70, pp. 555-56 and 797. (Online: google)

The baptismal record of 5 Mar 1813 for one of his children, William Burt Wright, in St. Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica, refers to him as "Dr. Wright."

Secondly, he held two prominent government positions.
1817 Jamaica Almanac: Robert Benstead Wright, "Assistant Judge and Magistrate, Middlesex County, Parish of Vere" and "Commissioner of the Supreme Court, Robert Benstead Wright, Esq., Parish of Manchester."

Jam PR St E. has a possibility:
3/1. Buchan Warren Wright, b 18090806, ch 18100218.

parents: Robert Benstead & Nicole his wife, @ church

3/2. William Burt Wright, b 18120720, ch 18130305.

parents: Robert Benstead & Nicole his wife, @ church.

3/3. Nicola Eliza Wright, b abt 1814, died 20/5/1835 (MI Jamaica)

2/5. John McLean Wright b 13/4/1788, bur @ Lacovia 16/8/1793 (St E PR),

of Lacovia.

2/6. Edward Wright ch. 3/2/1791.
2/7. Ezekiel Wright, b 26/11/1792, ch 22/1/1795,

(planter of Trelwaney parish (brother WBW will, 1822).

2/8. Anna Frances Wright b 2/7/1795.

In England in 1822, left £500 in will of brother WBW.

1/2. Mary Frances Wright, b 10/6/1760 ch 31/7/60, St E.
1/3. Robert Bansford Wright b 15/12/1762 ch 29/1/63 St E.

Partner: Jean Kentish, free mulatto.
2/1. Mary Wright, born 7/4/1788, ch 13/1/1789.    
2/2. Ann Frances Wright ch. 4/8/1789

(Miss Ann bur Lacovia  11/1/1792, tombstone still there).

2/3. Nathaniel Wright, ch. 15/7/1791
2/3. Robert Benstead Wright, born 23/4/1793, died 9/1798, St E

(VLO) Also in The Columbian Magazine or Monthly Miscellany," the first number of which appeared in June, 1796. It was printed and published by William Smart of Church Street, Kingston

3/1. William Burt Wright, b 20/7/1812, St E PR

Died 9/1798 In St. Elizabeth's, Robert Benstead Wright, Esq[516]

1/2.   Bazill Wright

D. 1747 (will), Westmoreland
Uncle: Jacob Chambers (dcd bef 1747)
Was this the one granted land in about 1674 or more likely a son of that Bazil Wright.
Issue from his will:
1/1. Edward Wright

Issue, of Edward & Ann Wright, St Elizabeth PR:
2/1. John Magitta? Wright, 30/11/1756, Edward & Ann Thompson
2/1. Mary Chambers Wright: b 5/5/1758 ch 26/12 St E, ex Edward & Ann PR
2/3. Ann Wright, 9/8/1760
2/4. Edward Wright 9/12/1762

1/2. Christopher Wright.

Issue of Christopher & Rachel Wright, Westmoreland PR:
2/1. Mary Wright, 4/1/1740
2/2. Barracilla Wright: 30/11/1751
2/3. Elizabeth Wright:  5/3/1753
2/4. Rachel Wright: 22/4/1756, abt 3 months old.
2/5. Daughter Wright 9/8/1758

1/3. William Wright

Westmoreland Also, seems a long span:
Ann   17650306    17651107    Christopher Rachel
William     17661222    17670313    Christopher Rachel
Thomas      17680912    17690622    Edward      Rachel
Jane Godwin 17670112    17700123    Christopher Rachel
Barzilla James    17711016    17720107    Edward      Rachel
Margaret    17740930    17750420    Edward      Rachel

Others from PR:
John Wright:  30/9/1731 ex ?? & Wife
Christopher Bernard Wright: b 19/9/1764 ch 10/4/1765 ex William & Ann
Robert Wright: b 22/10/1786 ex John & Ann
Edward Wright:  b 13/7/1787 ex John & Elizabeth

Also in St Elizabeth PR:
Also in St Elizabeth PR:

Westmoreland Edward Wright mar 17550710 Ann McGibbon, Carpenter & Spinster OTP
Issue of Edward & Ann (McGibbon) Wright, St ELizabeth:
John Magibbon b. 17561130 ch. 17570617
Mary Chambers b. 17580505 ch. 17581226
Ann b. 17600809 ch. 17601211
Edward b. 17620429 ch. 17621209
Edward Wright mar 17651107 Rachel Jones, Carpenter & Spinster OTP
Of Edward & Rachel:
Thomas b. 17680912, ch. 17690622
Barzilla James b. 17711016 ch. 17720107

Margaret b. 17740930 ch. 17750420

Issue of Edward Wright and Elizabeth Sables (both white):
1/1. John McGibbon Wright, b 9/3/1790 ch St E 21/3/1794
1/2. Lewis Wright, 12/8/1795, ch 30/10/1800, St Elizabeth.
1/3. Mary Chambers Wright, 12/7/1799, ch 30/10/1800, St Elizabeth.

Edward Wright m Elizabeth Sables 14/1/1800 by banns both OTP St E.
Elizabeth Sables ch 21/3/1794 aged abt 21. St E.

Descendants of William Rhodes Petgrave Wright
1. William Rhodes Petgrave Wright was born Abt. 1835.

Married Charlotte Maria Moxam 2/3/1860 in St. E. by banns. She was born Abt. 1835. (JFS)

1861: Planter of Watchwell, St. Elizabeth
Issue: William Wright and Charlotte Moxam:
2/1. Hubert Ezekiel Wright, b. 12/10/1860, St E.
1861, Watchwell

1754 Property ownership:
      Wright, Barzilla, Westmoreland 75
      Wright, Joseph, St. Elizabeth 550, Vere 27, Tot 577
      Wright, Mary, Vere 88
      Wright, Robert St E 550, Clarendon 100, Vere 44
      Wright, John St Mary 700
      Tomlinson, Thomas, Westmoreland 7, St. E, 500, Tot 507

Misc Information:
Maria Wright, negro belonging to Rebecca Wright baptised 8/6/1794

Reference to Marroon Negroes (rebels) William Wright & Hutcheson Maitland, Lacovia 11/7/1775.

Published in Jamaica Gazette, 1794:
John Wright as superintendant of the Hanover workhouse.

In 1813, a John Wright was one of the named officials at St Elizabeth Races, 13/11/1813 at Lacovia.

Caribbeana by Vere Langford Oliver (1910):

Will in PCC (Jamaica) 1805 Reb(ecca) Wright 484 Nelson.

Vol 4 - Extracts from the Columbian Magazine
1797 Nov: died at Golden Grove Estate (Trelawney) Mr Robert Maitland, millwright.
1797 Sept: died at Falmouth, Mr William Sinclair, shopkeeper.
1799 July: married Robert Sinclair, esq, to Miss Mary Herriott.
1796 Dec: Alex. Wright died at Palmetto Grove, St Mary's
1798 Sept: James Wright married Miss Redwas in Vere.
1798 Sept: Robert Benstead Wright esq, St Elizabeth.
Vol 5: nil
Vol 6: From Family Bible of Sarah Tharp Petgrave Brook, (now in possession of Miss Mabel Nembhart, 1918).
Entries: GB born 22/5/1781, SB born 13/6/1784
          Married 19/6/1807, Southampton, J.
Elizabeth Frances Brooks b 15/7/1808, Burnt Ground. St Elizabeth
George Brooks, born 3/12/1809, Blenheim, Vere.
Nicola Brooks born 11/5/1815, died 12/7/1815 at sea.
Sarah Brooks born 26/9/1816, died 6/10/1816, London.
Charlotte Augusta Brooks born 14/12/1817, 41 Dorset St, Portman Sq.
Died Robert Benstead Wright, brother 19/11/1820
Died 20/2/1821(?) William Burt Wright, drowned in Bathroom.

(MI for Jamaica, Kingston Parish Church, gives: William Butt(as transcribed) Wright esqr, late Merchant of Kingston, obt 20 February 1821, Aet 30, Erected by his wife.)

MI for Kingston also: Wright, Alexander, died 30/6/1864, aged 23.
                          Wright, Susanna died 15/5/1857 aged 90.

St Catherines Cathedral:
Children of John & Ann Wright, Robert born 1786, Mary Frances born 1791,  Edward born 1790, died 1792.

1/3.   Brooks Family

A Wright married into this family, who came from Godalming, Surrey England, in the early 18thC. (VLO).

George Brooks, Col, will of 1748 Married Elizabeth
1/1. Ann Brooks, b 22/11/1717, ch 11/12/1717, Vere, M Lewis Williams
1/2. Catherine Brooks, M Francis Smythe.

Francis Smythe had issue in the 1760’s by wife Frederica, was this the same Francis with a 2nd wife? Francis George Smythe esq, bur 31/12/1787 at Houghton, white.

1/3. Elizabeth Brooks b aft 1727.
1/4. Bonella Brooks, b 6/4/1740, ch 23/6/1740, St Elizabeth.
1/5. George Brooks, will 1779

An act to intitle Ann Shermore, widow and relict of Nicholas Shermore, a white man, and Jane Brooks, Mary Brooks, Priscilla Brooks, Martha Brooks, and Ruth Brooks, reputed daughters of George Brooks, of the parish of St. Eli¬zabeth, in the island aforesaid, esquire, by Mary Powell, a free mulatto woman; and James Brooks, Richard Brooks, Joseph Brooks, and Edward Brooks, the reputed sons of the said George Brooks by the said Mary Powell, to the same rights and privileges with English subjects, born of white parents, under certain restrictions. (laws of Jamaica, private acts 1769)
An act to authorize and enable George Brooks, of the parish of St. Elizabeth in the county of Cornwall,  in this island, esquire, to settle and dispose of his estate, both real and personal, in this island, by deed or will, in such manner as he shall think proper, notwithstanding an act of the governor, coun¬cil, and assembly of this island, entitled,  “An act to prevent the inconveniences arising from exorbitant grants and devises made by white perfons to negroes, and the issue of negroes; and to refrain and limit such grants and devises." (laws of Jamaica, private acts 1775)
This refers to an act specifying that will leaving bequests to colourds must be made in a manner specified in an act passed in the 29th year of Charles 2nd.
Issue by Mary Powell:
Ch 19/9/1761, St Elizabeth
2/1. Ann Brooks – b abt 1746, Married Nicholas Sherman.
2/2. Jane Brooks, b 15/8/1748, married Abraham Sables Cole, 1772.

3/1. George Cole, b 30/4/1773, ch 9/7/1776 St E.
3/2. James Cole, b 21/9/1774, ch 9/7/1776 St E.
3/3. William Cole, b 29/4/1776, ch 9/7/1776, St E.

2/3. Mary Brooks, b 16/5/1750.
2/7. James Brooks, b 20/3/1755
2/8. Richard Brooks, b 3/2/1757
2/9. Joseph Brooks, b 20/12/1760
2/4. Martha Brooks – no PR
Ch 9/7/1776, St Elizabeth:
2/5. Priscilla Brooks, b 3/8/1766.
2/6. Ruth Brooks, b 10/9/1765
2/9. Edward Brooks, b 19/10/1768
2/10. John Brooks, b 7/7/1770

John Brooks junior married St E 23/9/1788 to Grace Ann Lynch.

1/6. Samuel Brooks, D without issue.
1/7. John Brooks, M Mary

2/1. George Brooks b 8/2 & ch 6/9/1753 St E
2/2. John Brooks, maybe ch 1757
2/3. William Yeeles, b 22/4/1754, ch 22/4/1754

1/8. Christopher Brooks, will of 1769, M Deborah

2/1. Elizabeth Brooks, b 21/11/1757, ch 12/1/1758, St E.
2/2. Mary Brooks
2/3. Ann Brooks, b 3/8/1766, ch 18/10/1766
2/4. Catherine Brooks
2/5. George Brooks, ch 1755
2/6. Thomas Brooks, ch 1755

1/9. Thomas Brooks, D without issue.
1/10. Francis Brooks

Reputed children by a negro belonging to Mrs Elizabeth Brooks, ch St E 24/2/1779:
2/1. Robert Brooks, b 3/4/1756.
2/2. Louisa Brooks, b 16/9/1762
2/3. William Brooks, b 3/7/1764
2/4. Amelai Brooks, b 27/8/1767.

Brooks of Jamaica.*

George Brooks the elder of the parish of St Elizabeth and Island of Jamaica, Esq. Will dated 3 March 1748. To my wife Eliz. £200 currency per annum, 18 slaves, chaise, and six horses and her riding horse during her life, also 128 acres which I bought of Col. Norwood Witter, Esq., the use of my dwelling house and 80 acres which I bought of Thomas Wharton, furniture, provisions, and 20 heifers. My dau. Anne Williams, wife of Lewis Williams, Esq., £500 c. to be paid out of Fra. Smyth, Esq., his bond to Richard Crutcher dated 12 Oct. 1745. My dau. Cath. Smyth, wife of Fra. Smyth, Esq., £200 c. My dau. Eliz. Brooks the moiety of Lucock Griffen his bond for £1400 c. dated 26 Sept. 1748 at marriage or 21, and 3 negro girls. My dau. Bonella Brooks the other moiety and 3 negro girls at marriage or 21. All my children to be maintained till they receive their portions. My son George Brooks 100 acres. I purchased of George Baxstead, Esq., and wife in Santa Cruz, also a parcel of 505 acres and one of 60 acres in Santa Cruz I bought of John and William Turner and wives, also the lands I bought of John Vaughan and wife in Santa Cruz, also 40 acres in Santa Cruz I bought of Benjamin Rushton, also 100 acres out of the Run I escheated in the name of Thomas Edwards, also a moiety of my lands in Mannattree Valley on the W. side of Carpenter Mountains called Cedar Valley, also 100 acres part of 300 acres in Santa Cruz patented by Sam. Brooks butting on Sam. Brooks, Sam. Rushton, Thomas Edwards, James Powell, Short Hills, Thomas Rushton, and Benjamin Rushton.
My son Sam. Brooks my dwelling house on Burnt Savanna Mountains patented in the name of John Brooks, also the land there I bought of John Tho. Picton (?), also 180 acres there patented in the name of George Brooks, also the moiety of 300 acres patented by George Jackson, also the moiety of 300 a, patented in the name of George Brooks, also the moiety of my lands in Well Savannah called Cubitaire (?) I purchased of Norwood Witter, Esq.
My son John Brooks 5 acres on which his house stands which I bought of George Wharton and is patented in the name of Hugh Davis at Turney Hog Hole, also 300 a. adjoining patented in the name of Chr. Brooks, also 200 a. purchased by Benjamin Rushton butting one side on Sam. Brooks and the other side on John Brooks, Walker Burke, Thomas Edwards, and John Parris, also 200 a. out of the two runs patented by John Brooks and Sam. Brooks, also the moiety of a run of land patented by Robert Sadler, which I purchased of sundry persons, lying between Essex Valley and Manatree Valley.
My s. Chr. Brooks two parcels of land, one of which I bought of John and Wm. Turner and wives, patented by Thomas Davis for 300 a., but by a recent survey of Fra. Walters 436 a., at Grassy River butting on Black River, the other piece of 330 a. patented by Thorp which I bought of. Joseph Croomer (?) adjoining the other parcel, also the remaining moiety of the lands at Mannattree Valley and Cedar Valley, the other part I having bequeathed to my s. Geo. B., also 100 a. I escheated in the name of Thomas Edwards, also 100 a., part of 300 a., in Santa Cruz patented by Sam. Brooks, and of which I have bequeathed 100 a. to my s. Geo. B.
My s. Tho. Brooks the remaining moiety of 300 a. patented by Geo. Jackson, the other moiety I having bequeathed to my s. Sam B.. also the remaining moiety of 300 a. in the name of Geo. B., the other moiety being bequeathed to my s. Sam. B., also 300 a. patented by Geo. B., Jr, butting on the said two runs, also 105 a. patented in the name of James Powell, two sides of which are adjoining to Geo. B., Jr. part of a run I bought of James Powell, also the remaining moiety I bought of Norwood Witter in Well Savannah called Cubitaire.
My s. Francis Brooks the remaining part of the two runs, one of which is patented in the name of Sam. B., at the Seven Corners, and the other patented in the name of John B., also 265 a. patented by James Powell, part of a parcel I bought of James P., also 100 a. at Santa Cruz, being the remaining part of the 300 a.
* Copies of these wills were made for Miss M. Nembhard by Mr. F. Judah.   I have made the following abstracts, but the handwriting being difficult to read some names are doubtful.
patented by Sam. B., and of which I have bequeathed 100 acres apiece to my sons George and Chr., also 72 acres on Burnt Savannah butting on Rocky Mountains, James Powell, Richard Fitzhugh, and unsurveyed, also the remaining moiety of pthe land between Mannattree Valley and Essex Valley patented by Robert Sadler (?). A house to be erected on each allotment when my youngest son Francis is 18. Stock leased of George Wharton and in co-partnership with Elizabeth Sadler, widow. All residue to my six sons. My wife Eliz. Executrix, and my sons when 20 executors. In the presence of Archibald Doig, Francis Noke, Charles Sheldon Cole.
Codicil:- 10 March 1749. Daus. Elizabeth Brooks and Bonella Brooks to have their portions made up to £1000 currency apiece. In the presence of William Bennett, Francis Noke, Charles Sheldon Cole.
Sworn by Fra. Noke and C. S. Cole,: 31 Nov.1750, before William Yates (?) and Fra. Smith. Recorded in Libro 28, fo. 18. Entered 21 Nov. 1750.

Philip Sheldon Cole M St E Jean Box 14/11/1762
John Keen M Ann Box St E 1/1763.

Abraham Sables Cole married Jane Brooks dau of George Brooks esq & Mary Powell, free mulatto, St Elizabeth 9/5/1772.
Nicholas Sherman married Ann Brooks, 24/5/1764, by licence both OTP.

George Brooks* of the parish of St Eliz., county of Cornwall, Island of Jamaica, Esq. Will dated 10 April 1779. To my mother Eliz. B. an annuity of £50 c. To a free mulatto woman called Mary Powell who lives with me an annuity of £20 c. and provisions, furniture, plate, china, &c., 7 slaves, and at her death to Jane Coles, dau. of Mary Powell. To Ann Sherman, widow of Nicholas Sherman, and to Jane Coles, Mary Brooks, Martha Brooks, Priscilla Brooks, Ruth Brooks, daus. of Mary Powell, each a negro woman, and if any die under 21 to survivors. To Jane Coles £700 c. within 2 years. To Ann Sherman, Mary B., Martha B., Priscilla B., and Ruth B. £700 c. each on 7 July 1791 with interest or at marriage. To James Brooks, Richard B., Joseph B., Edward B., John B., sons of Mary Powell, each a negro man at 21. To James and Richard B. each £100 c. yearly until 7 July 1791. Joseph B., now under the care of Mr Thomas Gowland, merchant in London, to be educated and £100 c. a year on leaving school until 7 July 1791. Similar provision for Edward and John B. until 7 July 1791, when John will be 21, and £300 each for apprenticeship. To my nephew John B., s. of my brother John B., and my nephew George B. and Chr. B., sons of my bro. Chr. B., all my interest in those lands my father left to my brothers Sam. B. and Thomas B., and who died without issue and slaves. To Jane Coles those 2 parcels of land in Santa Cruz which I purchased of Mrs. Eliz. Brooks. To my friends Thomas Chambers and John Harriott, both of the parish of St Eliz., Esqrcs, Dr. John Fairbairn, and Richard Huggins Read of the p. of Vere, Esq., all my lands and slaves and all personal estate on trust as to those 2 pieces of land at Santa Cruz left me by my father, one piece whereof was patented by Ben. Rushton for 40 acres, and the other of 60 acres patented in the name of Tho. Davis, whereon my dwelling house stands, to permit Mary Powell to occupy it for her life and to manage the rest and pay annuities and legacies and on 7 July 1791 convey to my said 3 nephews all those lands left me by my father, and convey to my 2 nephews Geo. and Chr. B. those two parcels of land I purchased of Fra. Gale, Esq., and Geo. French of 1000 acres called the Cod Pen, afterwards known as the Hounslow estate, to manumit my slave Harry, and pay all residue to the 5 sons of Mary Powell, and I empower my trustees to sell that piece of land I purchased of Geo. French called Ridge Penn. Trustees to be Executors and Guardians.
Witnessed by Thomas Myers, E. M. ...., Alexander Ricketts.
Sworn by Alex. Ricketts 20 Sept. 1777 before William Mitchell. Recorded in Libro 44, fo. 162.
* Miss Nembhard has finely-painted miniatures of testator and his nephew Chr. B.

Christopher Brooks of the parish of St Eliz., co. of Cornwall, I. of Jamaica, planter. Will dated 17 March 1769. To my wife Deborah B. 20 acres which I bought of my mother Eliz. B. just above the house which did belong to Mr Joseph Cramer, and a house to be erected thereon agreeable to the plan I delivered to Mr John Goodfellow, carpenter, also my dwelling house at Grass River, household furniture, 6 horses, my kittareen, 10 negroes and 5 children, £200 c. a year. To my four daus., Eliz., Mary, Ann, and Cath. B., each £1500 c. at 21 or marriage, and a negro girl, and if any marry contrary to the approbation of my wife 1 shilling. only. To my s. George B. all residue. If all my children die without issue then those negroes which did belong to Thomas Hay, Esq., deceased, may be appropriated agreeable to his will, and the residue of my est. to be 1/3 to my brother Geo. B., 1/3 to my brother Fra. B., and 1/3 to my brother John B.'s two sons, Geo. and John B. My friend John Harriott, Esq., my brother George B., Esq., and my wife Deborah Executors and Guardians. Wit. by Thomas Alison, Thomas Wood Dod, Sally Audley. Sworn 5 Feb. 1771 by T. W. Dod, planter, before John Ramsay.
Codicil.-21 March 1769. If my wife die my daus. to have the house and £100 paid to a good woman to live with them. Produce to be consigned to Messrs. Morse and Smith Meickle in London. Witness by Tho. Chambers, Tho. Powell, Tho. Alison. Sworn 5 Feb. 1771 by T. Chambers. Recorded in Libro 39, fo. 161. (Transcript, fo. 310.)

John Brooks of the parish of St Eliz., co. Cornwall, I. of Jamaica, Esq. Will dated 9 May 1797. To my wife Eliz. £200 c. per annum exclusive of our marriage settlement, mv dwelling house at Burnt Ground, plate, furniture, carriages and horses, and 8 slaves. My son Geo. B. £2000. My daus. Ann Virgo Brooks, Elizabeth Raby Brooks, and Frances Brooks, £1000 each at 21 or marriage. All residue to my s. Geo. B. My wife and friends Philip Pinnock of the p. of Westmoreland, and William Killatt Hewitt of St Eliz., Esq., Executors. Wit, by A. Smith, James Dick, Robert Muschett. Sworn by Robert Muschett 5 Jan. 1802, before Joseph James Swaby. Recorded in Libro 67, fo. 236.

George Brooks of the parish of Manchester, co. Middlesex, I. of J. Will dated 10 June 1831. My debts heavy and W.I. property much depreciated. 1/2 estate to my wife Sarah Tharpe Petgrave Brooks for life, then equally among my chn, Geo. B., Eliz. Nembhard, Charlotte Augusta B., and Burnella Morgan B. The other 1/2 to my said chn. To my wife and chn my dwelling house and 30 to 40 acres around it at Blenheim, 8 slaves. My wife, my friend Edmund Fra. Green, Esq., of L., and my s. George, Executors and Guardians. The half of Chester estate in Trelawny which my uncle F. V. Dunn gave me after the decease of Mrs. Dunn I give to my s. according to his will. Witnessed by F. Kingston, George Vezey, John Kingston. Sworn by J. K. 19 Nov. 1832, before William Nembhard. Recorded in Libro 113, fo. 76. Entered 26 Nov. 1832.




America.  Family tradition has it that three Booth brothers from Cheshire came to America in the 1630's; William to Barbados, John Booth who settled on Long Island, and Richard Booth who was one of the founding fathers of Stratford, Connecticut (Donald L. Jacobus's 1952 book Genealogy of the Booth Line recounts this family line).

1651, A John Booth was in Barbados and shipwrecked in 1651 on the ship "Swallow" captained by Jeremy Horton. (Source: John A. Becker, Goldsmith Genealogy by Becker, (Oct 1994, a manuscript), 25.)

A lineal Genealogy of the Wilson Cross Family and Allied Families, Lillian E. Good. Town House Press, Spring Valley, NY pg 24-26. Richard Booth was baptised in 1578/9 and died in 1628 and thus the grandson of the Earl of Warrington (Sir Wm & Elizabeth Warburton Booth). Ref: Booth, Henry S. Booth Genealogy pg 6. There is a tradition the three Booth brothers, Richard of Stratford Ct., John of Southold, Long Island, and Robert of NH came to this country together and landed in New Haven, Ct in 1639. Ref: Henry S Booth Genealogy. Another brother, William, was in Barbados. Records show that before coming to Southold in 1651 John Booth was also in Barbados. Ensign John appears to have been engaged in transporting in small trading vessels, supplies for the settlements along the coast. He probably made trading trips to England and is believed to have lost merchandise on the ship "Swallow" owned by Captain Jeremy Horton of Barnstable England when he was shipwrecked and several lives were lost sometime after 1638. The master and crew arrived in Boston but the vessel and cargo were lost. Ref: Moore "Shipwrights, Fisherman and Passengers, from England" Tepperi Immagrants to the Middle Colonies 1919. In volume "The Family of Richard Boothe" is recorded the following. "From him the Boothes of Barrow in Cheshire and tradition says, of New England, U.S. are descendants" while some years ago there was also formed an association of Bellows Falls, VT which had for its purpose the proving of this tradition, but nothing was found to add to the above statement.

Sir William Booth was prominent in Barbados in the 1670’s.


The following discussions on the internet seem unlikely to be correct:

2003 post of ancestry.com:

Burton, Francis August 6, 1679

[son of C(apt). Francis Burton & Judith his wife]

Burton, Georg September 24, 1679

(as listed)

[son of Capt. Francis Burton & Judith his wife]

Barbados Island, Burials, 1678-1679

i found this the other nite . francis and george were obviously richards brothers. also judith allen is mother and beginning to wonder if she is connected to the allens of virginia later marrying into burtons. does anyone know anything else. this is the only years you can find burials but wondered if some went to barbados .

http://genforum.genealogy.com/burton/messages/5805.html (2006)
glad to hear from you. i think i'm starting to figure some things out. but it won't be for sure. first i've decided cap. francis burton is john(longfield) and thomas brother. cap. francis dealt in tobbaco trade in virginia and settled in barbados with 2 sons(which died before him) and wife judith allen. he died there. here is documents from barbados. i got this from barbados site. it is just some i have.

Burton, Francis August 6, 1679

[son of C(apt). Francis Burton & Judith his wife]

Burton, Georg September 24, 1679

(as listed)

[son of Capt. Francis Burton & Judith his wife]

Barbados Island, Burials, 1678-1679

now for richard. it was thought cap. francis was his father but wrong francis. here is line. but of course don't know for sure it's right. it actually follows de burton line to longnor (which i'm not real sure of). but i try to follow all leads

897.*   Judith Allen  Lived on_1679 at  Barbados

  897     Married  Francis Burton
This page later has Judith Allen as an earlier generation.



Birth: 1625/32 of Longfield, Henrico, Virginia

Chr: of Longfield, Henrico, Virginia

Death: 1 Apr 1690 Salem, Essex, Mass

Burial: 13 Feb 1678/79 Barbados              NB conflict between burial & death

Father: Richard BURTON

Mother: Katherine CHRISTIAN

Mrs. Francis BURTON

Birth: 1632 <, England>



Richard BURTON

Birth: 1608,

Death: Virginia

Marriage: 3 Mar 1605 St. Savior's, Southwark, England, Great Britain

Father: Francis BURTON

Mother: Katherine BURTON


Birth: 1580,

Death: Virginia



Children Marriage

1 Thomas BURTON

Birth: Abt 1600 England

Death: 1669/70 Rappahannock, Virginia


Marr: 18 Mar 1663 Virginia

2 Robert BURTON

Birth: Abt 1602 England

Death: Aft 1669 Virginia


3 Thomas BURTON

Birth: Abt 1621 Henrico, Virginia

Death: 1685 ,



Birth: 1625/32 of Longfield, Henrico, Virginia

Death: 1 Apr 1690 Salem, Essex, Mass

Elizabeth ELAM

Marr: Abt 1660 Henrico, Virginia

5 Francis BURTON

Birth: Abt 1630 Henrico, Virginia



6 Thomas BURTON

Birth: 1634/ 37 of Henrico, Virginia

Death: 1 Apr 1686 Henrico Co., Va.

Susannah HATCHER

Marr: 1663 Henrico Co., Virginia

7 Judith BURTON

Birth: Abt 1634 Virginia



8 Robert BURTON

Birth: Abt 1636 Henrico, Virginia



9 Samuel BURTON

Birth: Abt 1638 Henrico, Virginia



10 Richard BURTON

Birth: Abt 1640 Henrico, Virginia


Generation No. 1


FRANCIS BURTON was born about 1560 in New Castle, York, England. He married KATHERINE U. She was born about 1558 in England and died after 1609 in St. Chad, Shrewsbury, Stropshire, England.


Children of FRANCIS BURTON and KATHERINE U. are:



iii. ROBERT BURTON, b. about 1584, England; m. SUSAN PARKER

iv. THOMAS BURTON, b. about 1588, England; m. JUDITH MAVERILL

v. JOHN BURTON, b. about 1589, England; d. about 1655; m. LYDIA FRYE


vii. RICHARD BURTON, b. about 1595, England; d. Henrico County, Virginia



Generation No. 2


RICHARD BURTON (FRANCIS BURTON1) was born about 1595 in England and died in Henrico County, Virginia. He married KATHERINE CHRISTIAN March 13, 1623/24 in England.





i. FRANCIS BURTON, b. about 1630

ii. JOHN BURTON, b. about 1632, England; d. April 1, 1690, Henrico County, Virginia

iii. JUDITH BURTON, b. about 1633, Virginia; m. 1) WILLIAM HUNT 2) RICHARD PARKER

iv. THOMAS BURTON, b. 1634, Henrico County, Virginia; d. 1686, Bristol Parish, Henrico County, Virginia; m. SUSANNAH HATCHER

v. ROBERT BURTON, b. about 1636, Virginia

vi. SAMUEL BURTON, b. about 1638, Virginia

vii. RICHARD BURTON, b. about 1640, Virginia


this is the link for ship passenger lists. richard's wife is not listed at elizabeth cittie so i think she is in england and john is reported to be born in england. it was said he named longfield after hometown longfield england. but richard (and of course don't know if right one) came to america in 1624-5 on the swan and was 28 years old. i plan on going back to searching england parish records again when i have time.some have recorded all the tombstones that they could read. but here is the link. you can find alot of stuff here.


let me know if some of this can't be right. thanks donna


George Roberts married Rebecca Wright, Francis (1) Maitland's sister-in-law.
Information supplied by Donna (Campbell) Kenny, who descends from George Roberts by his second wife, Ruth Angell.
Full details of the Roberts Family
See Jamaica General for Silver Grove description and graves.

12.1                GEORGE ROBERTS

Other than George's marriages and the birth of his children we know nothing of him. No death recorded for him in the family bible. Yet most of  the information on his children is listed there.  I wonder if he died in England ? no will in Jamaica (or London PCC) for him either.

Married (1st), 2/11/1816 St John's at Hackney, London:


Daughter of Andrew Wright & Ruth Sinclair (see above).
1/1. Edward Maitland Roberts

b Giddy Hall 15 Aug 1817  bapt St Giles, Camberwell 28 Aug 1818.  Died Silvergrove 12 April 1888

1/2. William Allen Roberts 

b Cobury Rd, London 23 Nov 1818  bapt St Giles, Camberwell 20 Dec 1818. 
Married Mary Carter of Trelawny Ja, 17 Feb 1843

1/3. **Rebecca Roberts

b Alverstoke, Hants. 13 July 1820,  bapt Alverstoke, Hampshire 26 Aug 1820 (her father listed as a 'gentleman') died Silvergrove, buried St Pauls (Balaclava Ja) 29 April 1852. Married Edward Angell Esq. Silvergrove 19 Feb 1844
** Baptized on the same day as Rebecca were 2 children belonging to William and Ann Roberts, he was listed as 'a Captain in the Royal Navy' I wonder if he was a brother of George?

1/4. Georgeanna Roberts

b Silvergrove 8 April 1822, bapt St Mark, Kennington, Ldn 6 July 1827  (her father listed as 'merchant')
(Note by AM: Ann (Wright) Maitland's ygst son bapt at St Mark 1825 and she died in Lambeth in 1833).

1/5. George Roberts b 1824-1825

George Roberts married (2nd):
27 Jan 1830  at Lookout, near St Pauls, Balaclava:

1.13    Ruth Angell

Born: 13/10/1792.
Parents: John Angell (died circa Nov 1793-Mar 1794) & Mary Wint
Siblings: Ann b. 1789, & John b. 14 Sept 1791,
John Angell left each child 1000 English pounds sterling.

Issue (all bapt 1840 Lookout, New Hall, Cowick Park):
1/6. Ruth Francis Roberts b  Lookout  30 Oct 1830, died 7/9/1877.

Married, 8/11/1855:
Robert McDaniel. The McDaniels lived at "Mt Pleasant", St E.
2/1. Thomas McDaniel 13 Nov 1856 - 11 Mar 1911 (one of 7)

Married 21 Jun 1879:
Emma Clotilda Burrell  1 May 1850 - 11 Jul 1930
3/1. Robert Vernon McDaniel  6 Mar 1886 - 3 Oct 1959

(1 of 9)
Vera Sybil Burrell 4 May 1898 - 19 Sept 1977
4/1. Vera Olive McDaniel

Married: Donald Spence Campbell
5/1. Donna Rose Campbell (now Kenny), born 1946.

1/7. Mary Ann Roberts b Lookout, 29 Jan 1832
1/8. John Angell Roberts b Silvergrove 9 May 1833
1/9. Elizabeth Hester Roberts b Lookout 21 Jan 1834
1/10. girl b. Lookout Nov 1835-Dec 2
1/11. Emma Victoria Roberts b 9 June 1837

Married: Frederick Hendriks: The Hendriks at "Ivy Cottage" near Lookout.

Graves at Silver Grove (2002):
William Roberts, born 25/12/1841, married 31/10/1869, died 8/6/1896.
     Wife and 7 children.
Rozelle Roberts (mother) born 15/11/1842, died 16/1/1926.
Edward Roberts born 12/1/1870, died 10/1881.
Clement Meikle, died 24/9/1958, aged 54.
Herwin Roberts, died 28/4/1956 aged 52
Millicent Roberts, died 2/4/1956 aged 22.
Ellen B Roberts, died 6/2/1960 aged 45.

Dictionary of Place-Names in Jamaica (extracts) Inez Knibb Sibley (Institute of Jamaica 1978).
Chew Magna, in St Elizabeth, near Balaclava, was named by the Roberts Family after the place in Keynsham, England from which they came.

13    COHENS

The Cohen family is of interest because Rebecca Wright (Francis 1  Maitland's mother) made bequests in her will to nephews and nieces named Cohen and John Maitland's executor was Hyem Cohen in 1787.
There were many Cohens in the parish records of the early part of the 19thC, but there were none except for Hyman who were related to our family.
Hyem Cohen who died about 1805 was the father by Margaret Forbes, sister of Rebecca Wright, of four children, Henry, Alexander, Caroline and Catherine. His inventory was valued at £75426, of which £8765 was in slaves, £41067 was in the form of loan accounts to many local families. David Cohen, who was contemporary, was probably his brother.

Slaves Manumitted, 14/1/1825, Charles Wright, £80, Solomon Cohen

13.1                Parish Records, St Elizabeth

Cohen, Morris Joseph, b. 18070101, ch. 18090924 of David Cohen & Ann Thompson Reputed issue, she a negro.
Cohen, Elizabeth, ch: 17980303 of David Cohen & Catherine Smith She a Negro, ch abt 3 yrs

Cohen, Elinor Vassal b: 18140222, ch: 18141218 of Abraham S Cohen & Elizabeth Salmon, At Black River, she a quadroon.

Reputed Issue of David Cohen and Leah Wright:
Cohen Hyman 17881225  17910000
Cohen David 17921212  17930414
Cohen Henrietta        18060907 At Black River, a Mestise
Cohen Joseph           18071004 Adult negros at Black River
Cohen Thomas           18071004 Adult negros at Black River
Cohen Frederick H      18120922     Child of colour
Cohen James Benstead   18160505                

Lear Wright bur churchyard St E 4/12/1812 aged 45.

Cohen David married 27/2/1715 Smith  Mary Ann, he a mulatto, at the Rukes.

From Richard Lyman (descendant of Hyman below):
From Jewish Records.

Moses Cohen: (1734-1831):
1/1. Rebecca Cohen, married David Alexander.
1/2. Samuel Cohen, b. abt 1760, married Rachel Buzaglo.
1/3. Hyman Cohen: born 1761, Jamaica, died 27/2/1845, London

Married: Zepporah Isaacs (1769-5/1/1848), abt 6/1790, London
2/1. David Hyman Cohen: born abt 1805, died 28/4/1877.

Married, 1st: Unknown
Married, 2nd: 3/10/1860, Miriam Joseph, born 19/3/1820, died 16/3/1894, London.                    

1/4. Henry Cohen: (1762-1817), married Esther & maybe Hatty Levy.
1/5. Judah Cohen: (1768-1838), married Grace da Costa

Other PR:

St Elizabeth.

1/1. David Cohen: born Abt. 1763.

He met Leah Wright, born Abt. 1763.
2/1. Hyman Cohen, born December 25, 1788.

Bapt: August 07, 1791, St. Elizabeth (PR) "reputed son of"

1/1. Leah Cohen was born 1766.

Baptism: February 19, 1826, St. Elizabeth (PR) aged abt 60, Black Residence: 1826, Shacklock

Diana Cohen: born 1774, died October 1846. Aged 72.
Burial: October 1846, Cashew, St. Elizabeth (PR)

1/1. A. Cohen, born Abt. 1782.

2/1. Catherine Cohen, born October 03, 1807.

Baptism: August 28, 1808, St. Elizabeth (PR.): Mestize

1/1. Jacob Cohen was born Abt. 1782.

He met Ann Thompson. She was born Abt. 1782.
Occupation: 1809, Slave "belonging to Mary Hook", Negro
Child of Jacob Cohen and Ann Thompson is:
2/1. Morris Joseph Cohen, born January 01, 1807.

Baptism: September 24, 1809, Black River, St. Elizabeth (PR)
Fact: "reputed son"

1/1. Eleanor Cohen: born 1785, died March 1855, aged 70.

Burial: March 30, 1855, Comfort Hall, Manchester Register. (PR) Residence: 1855, Comfort Hall

1/1. Lewis Cohen was born 1785, died April 1855, aged 70.

Burial: April 15, 1855, Comfort Hall, Manchester (PR)
Residence: 1855, Comfort Hall, Manchester

1/1. Thomas Cohen was born Bef. 1789. Age: 1807, Adult,

Baptism: October 04, 1807, St. Elizabeth (PR), Free Negro

1/1. Abraham S. Cohen, born Abt. 1789.

Partner: Elizabeth Salmon, born Abt. 1789, Quadroon
2/1. Eleanor Vassal Cohen, born July 22, 1814.
Ch: December 18, 1814, St. Elizabeth (PR)

Descendants of David Cohen
1/1. David Cohen, born 1790. mulatto

Married Mary Ann Smith (b abt 1790) March 27, 1815 in St. Elizabeth (PR)
Marriage banns: 1815

1/1. Henry Cohen was born 1796,

died December 1846, Age: 50 years
Burial: December 17, 1846, New burial ground, Black River, St. Elizabeth
Occupation: 1846, Domestic
Residence: 1846, Black River, St. Elizabeth

1/1. James Cohen was born Abt. 1800.

He met Frances Sampson. She was born Abt. 1800.
Child of James Cohen and Frances Sampson is:
2/1. James Cohen, born 1825.,Bapt: 02/1/1831, Vere aged 6.: Quadroon

1/1. Mr. Cohen. A jew.

He met Ann McLean, Free quadroon
Children of Mr. Cohen and Ann McLean are (PR):
2/1. Rebecca Cohen, b. 1804, Bap: 13/9/1810, Trelawny age 6
2/2.. Mary Cohen, born May 25, 1808, Bap: 13/9/1810, Trelawny
2/3. James Cohen, born Feb 08, 1810, Bap: 13/9/1810, Trelawny

1/1. Henrietta Cohen

Baptism: September 07, 1806, Black River, St. Elizabeth (PR): Mestize

1/1. Joseph Cohen Bap.: 22/9/1807, St. Elizabeth (PR), Free Negro

1/1. Thomas Cohen was born Abt. 1810.

Occupation: 1838, Apprentice; 1850, Laborer
Residence: 1835, Stones Hope; 1838, Hope, Bet. 1847 - 1850, Marley Hill
He married Marley (Cohen). She was born Abt. 1810.
Name spelled Molly on Jessy's baptismal record, and Margaret on Mary Ann's.
Children of Thomas Cohen and Marley (Cohen) are:
2/1. Jessy Cohen, born Bef. August 09, 1835.

Baptism: August 09, 1835, Manchester

2/2. George Cohen, born Bef. July 21, 1838.

Age: July 1838, Infant

2/3. Eliza Cohen, born April 18, 1847.

Bap: June 13, 1847, Manchester

2/4. Thomas Swaby Cohen, born December 22, 1849.

Baptism: April 19, 1850, Manchester

2/5.. Mary Ann Cohen, born 25/10/1852.

Bap: 15/5/1853, Manchester

1/1. Edward Cohen: born Abt. 1811.

1836, Apprentice to Giddy Hall, St. Elizabeth
Married Eliza Harris (b abt 1811) September 25, 1836 in St. Elizabeth (PR), by Banns.
1836, Apprentice to Hodges, St. Elizabeth

1/1. Frederick Hambersley Cohen: born September 22, 1812,

Baptism: January 28, 1816, St. Elizabeth, child of colour.
Residence: 1840, Black River, St. Elizabeth
died Bef. April 30, 1843.
Married Ann Salmon (B abt 1815) 13/9/1840 in St. E (PR).
Residence: 1840, Gales Luana, St. Elizabeth
Residence (2): 1843, Lower Works
Marriage banns: 1840
2/1. Frederick Cohen, born April 26, 1841.
   Baptism: April 30, 1843, St. Elizabeth. Father already    deceased. (PR)

1/1. Henry Cohen was born Bef. December 18, 1814.

Baptism: December 18, 1814, St. Elizabeth (PR)
Fact: "belonging to Miss E. Salmon", Slave

1/1. Abraham Cohen, born Abt. 1816.

Married: Rose Anne Chranstone June 12, 1841 in St. E (PR.)
Banns 1841. She was born Abt. 1816.
1841, Abraham Coyen @ Cashew, St. Elizabeth
1841, Rose Chranstone @ Slipe, St. Elizabeth

1/1. James Benstead Cohen was born Bef. May 05, 1816.

Baptism: May 05, 1816, St. Elizabeth (PR)
Occupation: 1842, Saddler: Child of color
Residence: 1842, Middle Quarters, St. Elizabeth
He married Valeria Dennys Pight September 21, 1839 in St. Elizabeth (PR). She was born Abt. 1814, her Residence: 1839, St. Elizabeth
Marriage banns: 1839 Married by Revd. J. Kerr
Child of James Cohen and Valeria Pight is:
2/1. William Cohen, b. 05/11/1841, ch 20/2/1842, St. E.

1/1. Joseph Cohen was born Abt. 1824.

Occupation: 1849, Labourer
Residence: 1849, Retreat
He married Nancy Thomas. She was born Abt. 1824.
Child of Joseph Cohen and Nancy Thomas is:
2/1. Mary Eliza Cohen, b. 26/11/1849, Bap: 12/7/1850, Manchester (PR)

1/1. Harris Cohen was born Abt. 1825.

Naturalization: Bet. 1854 - 1860, Laborer
Residence: Bet. 1854 - 1860, Mony Musk
He met (1) Amelia Walters Bef. 1850. She was born Abt. 1825.
He met (2) Sarah Bennett Bef. 1859. She was born Abt. 1834.
Children of Harris Cohen and Amelia Walters are, Vere:
2/2. Lucretia Gardiner Cohen, b.14/8/1850, Baptism: 09/6/1854.
2/3  Mary Ann Cohen, born 16/12/1852. Baptism: 09/6/1854.
Child of Harris Cohen and Sarah Bennett is:
2/4. Susan Cohen, born June 15, 1859. Baptism: March 11, 1860.
Residence: 1860, Monymusk

1/1. George Cohen: born Abt. 1828.

Occupation: 1853, Laborer.  Religion: 1853, Rock Hall
Married Diana (Cohen), born Abt. 1828.
2/1. Rosanna Gatain Cohen, born May 13, 1853.
   Baptism: April 15, 1855, St. Elizabeth (PR)

1/1. Esther Cohen: born Bef. August 13, 1838.

Baptism: August 13, 1838, Manchester as infant (PR)
Residence: 1838, Quebec


David Cohen: born 1839.
Baptism: April 30, 1843, St. Elizabeth (PR) aged 3 1/2. Res: 1843, Lower Works

1/1. Elizabeth A. Cohen: born January 1848.

Bapt: May 14, 1848, Manchester (PR)

1/1. Elizabeth Cohen: born October 1855.

Baptism: April 09, 1856, St. Elizabeth (PR)

1/1. Charles Alfred Ernest Cohen born 1862.

Baptism: April 12, 1863, St. Elizabeth (PR.), aged 8 mths.

1/1. Leah W. Cohen was born August 03, 1837.

Baptism: May 13, 1838, St. Elizabeth (PR)
Residence: 1838, Spring Garden

1/1. Nathaniel Cohen was born June 20, 1842.

Baptism: November 13, 1842, Manchester (PR)
Residence: 1842, The Isle

1/1. Prudence Cohen was born March 1836.

Baptism: August 28, 1836, St. Elizabeth (PR)
Residence: 1836

1/1. Rebecca Cohen was born September 08, 1839.
Baptism: November 13, 1842, Manchester (PR)
Residence: 1842, Hill Side

1/1. Samuel Cohen was born Abt. 1841.

Occupation: Bet. 1867 - 1868, Planter,
Res: Bet. 1867 - 1868, Lincoln
He married Mary (Cohen). She was born Abt. 1841.
Children of Samuel Cohen and Mary (Cohen) are, Manchester:
2/1. Joseph Alexander Cohen, b 16/11/1866, Bap: 03/2/1867,
2/2. Mary Cohen, b. Bef. August 07, 1868, Bap: 07/11/1868,

1/1. Rachael Cohen was born June 1841.

Baptism: May 08, 1842, Vere (PR)
Residence: 1842, Kemps Hill


Cohen, Henry of Mordecai married Esther of Isaac, 24/12/1788
Cohen, Henry. Alexander 6/6/1789
Cohen, Henry. Isaac 22/7/1790
Cohen, Henry. Hyman 26/7/1791
Cohen, Henry. Fanny (Brine) 3/8/1792
Cohen, Henry. Abraham 22/-/1793
Cohen, Henry. Sarah 1/7/1795
Cohen, Henry. Rachel 25/2/1797
Cohen, Henry. Maria 20/5/1799
Cohen, Henry. Zipporah 26/4/1802
Cohen, Henry. Asher 4/8/1806

Cohen, Hyman. Andrew 7/10/1790
Cohen, Hyman, Alexander 6/10/1791
Cohen, Hyman. Fanny 24/1/1793
Cohen, Hyman. Judah 12/7/1794
Cohen, Hyman. Rachel 6/8/1795

Cohen, Judah of Mordecai married Grace of Aaron, 9/7/1794
Cohen, Judah. Andrew 20/4/1795
Cohen, Judah. Maria 20/5/1798
Cohen, Judah. Fanny 22/3/1799
Cohen, Judah. Rachel 17/7/1801

Cohen, Hyman Jr.
  Henry Lindo 24/1/1817
  Esther 21/7/1819
  Henrietta Frances 16/3/1821
  Philip 17/1/1823
  Alexander 21/8/1824
  Jessy 1/2/1827
  Charles Albert 18/2/1829
  & Rose. Adelaide Louisa 26/11/1830 born Spanish Town
  & Rose. Eustace 3/12/1837 born Spanish Town

Cohen, Solomon M. Charlotte 33/12/1825


Cohen, Henry of Mordecai; Esther of Isaac, 24/12/1788
Cohen, Jacob of David; Rachel of Barnet, 19/8/1789
Cohen, Solomon of David; Phila of Solomon, 17/3/1790
Cohen, Judah of Mordecai; Grace of Aaron, 9/7/1794
Cohen, Solomon of Michael; Hannah of Elias Gates, 2/3/1825
Cohen, Frederick of Hyman Jr.; Emily of David Davis, 16/3/1842

Cohen, Hyman; Miriam of Saul Davis 23/3/1864

Jamaica Gazette 18 October 1794
Tuesday came on the election of Wardens, Treasurer, and Vestrymen of the English and German Jews Synagogue: The Candidates were Messrs; Lazarus Alexander, Sampson Lucas, Solomon Levy, and Hyman Cohen, the two first of whom were declared duly elected; as were Mr. Judah Cohen, Treasurer; and Messrs. Joel Isaacs, John Brown, Joseph Ezekiel, Isaac Levy, and Leon Worms, Vestrymen.

Black River, Cohen & Hyman
Black River, Cohen David, 1796

St Elizabeth Militia, Foot, 1790, 1796
Quartermaster, Hyem Cohen

Gazette, Feb 16 1793:
In the Esther Lindo, from Portsmouth, Joseph Aguilar, Esq., Jacob Gutteres, Esq., Geo. Bartlet, Esq., Chas. Graham, Esq., Mrs. Graham and child, Miss Graham, Miss Hughes, Miss Dacosta, Miss Jacobs, Mr. Hyam Cohen, Dr. Hugh Munro, of the 62nd regiment, Mr. Charles Simms, Mr. Rogers, Mr. James Thompson, Mr. Doman, Mr.William Clueness, Mr. Barnet, Mr. Allwood, and Mr. Rivers

Persons leaving the Island, 9 March 1793.
Henry Cohen, Kingston

Chapman to Cole

Descendants of David Cohen

1. David Cohen was born 1839. He married Georgiana [Ann] (Cohen). She was born Abt. 1838. Notes for David Cohen: It is not certain that this is the David Cohen that is husband of Georgiana.

More About David Cohen:
Age: April 1843, 3 1/2 years
Baptism: April 30, 1843, St. Elizabeth (Source: B0056 St. Elizabeth Parish Register III & IV, 1835-1859, IV, p. 146 #232.)
Occupation: Bet. 1864 - 1868, labourer
Residence: 1843, Lower Works
Residence (2): 1864, Luana
Residence (3): 1868, Gale's Luana

Children of David Cohen and Georgiana (Cohen) are:
2 i. Eleanor2 Cohen, born Bef. 1863.
Baptism: June 03, 1864, St. Elizabeth (Source: B0044 Jamaica Parish Register Baptism XVI & XVII, 1863-1871, XVI, p. 11 #330.)
3 ii. Ann Rebecca Cohen, born December 26, 1863.
Baptism: June 03, 1864, St. Elizabeth (Source: B0044 Jamaica Parish Register Baptism XVI & XVII, 1863-1871, XVI, p. 11 #331.)
4 iii. David Cohen, born February 11, 1868.
Baptism: October 16, 1868, St. Elizabeth (Source: B0045 Jamaica Parish Register Baptism XVIII and XIX, 1861-1871, XVIII, p. 183 #718.)

14    Patty Penford Act of Privilege



An Act to Entitle Patty Penford of the parish of Saint Elizabeth a free Mulatto woman and Rebecca Wright and Margaret Forbes her Daughters and Francis Maitland the son of the said Rebecca Wright and Elizabeth Littlehales the Daughter of the said Margaret Forbes to the sum Rights and Privilidges with English Subjects born of White Parents under certain Restrictions.


Whereas the said Patty Penford Rebecca Wright Margaret Forbes Francis Maitland and Elizabeth Littlehales have been severally Baptized Educated and Instructed in the principles of the Christian Religion and in the Communion of the Church of England as by Law Established
And Whereas the said Patty Penford is Possessed of real and personal Estate in this Island to a very Considerable Value which she intends to bestow on the said Rebecca Wright Margaret Forbes and their Children the said Francis Maitland and Elizabeth Littlehales in such manner as to raise them above the Level of people of Colour in General but from the Unfortunate Circumstances of their Births the said Patty Penford being a Mulatto and her said daughters being Quadroons and their Children ?? they may be Subject and Liable to the same pains and penalties as free Mulattos who have no property altho’ the Children of the said Francis Maitland born of White woman and the Children of the said Elizabeth Littlehales begotten by White Man will be entitled by Law to all the Rights and Priviledges of White People
We therefore your Majesty’s Dutiful and loyal Subjects the Lieutenant Governor and Assembly of your Majesty’s Island of Jamaica do most humbly beseech you Majesty that it may be Enacted
And it is hereby Enacted by the Authority of the same ?? ?? that the said patty Penford Rebecca Wright and Margaret Forbes and Elizabeth Littlehales and their Issue begotten by White Men and the said Francis Maitland and his Issue born of White Woman shall from hence forth be deemed and taken for free and Natural born Subjects of this Island and shall be tried and adjudged for all Crimes and Misdemeanours and Offences which they of either of them shall be hereafter charged with in the same manner as if they and every of them were free and Natural Subjects of Great Britain and on no other manner whatsoever and that they and every of them shall be entitled to have and Enjoy all Rights Priviledges Immunities and Advantages whatsoever as if they and every of them were born and Presented of White Ancestors and Law Custom or Usage to the Contrary in any Wise notwithstanding
Provided always that nothing in this Act shall be Construed or Understood to confer upon the said Patty Penford Rebecca Wright Margaret Forbes and Elizabeth Littlehales or their Issue or upon the said Francis Maitland any Power Capacity or Ability of giving Testimony against any White person or Persons in any Trials or Causes Civil or Criminal Except in Criminal Prosecutions for Robberies Assaults Batteries Breaches of the Peace or any Violence Committed against them or either of them
And Provided also that nothing in this Act contained shall be Construed to confer upon the said Francis Maitland any Power Capacity or Ability of Sitting or Voting either in the Council or Assembly of this Island or of holding or Enjoying any Office Civil or Military ore Serving as Juror or Vestryman or of Voting at any Election whatsoever
But that he shall be totally excluded therefrom anything herein contained to the Contrary notwithstanding
Passed the Assembly
the fourteenth day of December 1784
JW Haughton Speaker.


15    Slave Compensation Records


1.14    Slave Compensation – Booth


Annabella Booth

AWARDEE Jamaica Clarendon 325 £120 19S 5D [5 Enslaved]
AWARDEE Jamaica St Andrew 434 £198 1S 8D [7 Enslaved]

AWARDEE Jamaica Vere 9 £109 17S 5D [5 Enslaved]

David Booth

AWARDEE Jamaica Port Royal 14 £39 8S 5D [2 Enslaved]

Elizabeth Booth

AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 939 £41 19S 4D [2 Enslaved]

Elizabeth Lewis Booth

AWARDEE Jamaica St Catherine 632 £93 5S 7D [6 Enslaved]

Joseph Wotton Scott Booth

AWARDEE Jamaica Vere 19 £138 11S 0D [6 Enslaved]

Joseph Wright Booth

AWARDEE Jamaica Kingston 617 £22 13S 8D [1 Enslaved]

Lilias Wright Booth

AWARDEE Jamaica Kingston 616 £58 12S 6D [3 Enslaved]

Rachael Booth

AWARDEE Jamaica Kingston 615 £19 10S 10D [1 Enslaved]

Robert Wright Booth

AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 477 £146 9S 8D [9 Enslaved]

1.15    Slave Compensation – Burton:

Ann Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica Kingston 2644 £29 3S 1D [1 Enslaved]

Ann Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 913 £19 10S 10D [1 Enslaved]

Ann Trahen Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica Trelawney 706 £285 2S 2D [16 Enslaved]
AWARDEE Jamaica Trelawney 709 £26 11S 6D [1 Enslaved]

Benjamin Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 485 £64 14S 2D [4 Enslaved]

Bonnella Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 726 £140 13S 10D [5 Enslaved]

Catherine Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 27 £135 12S 0D [5 Enslaved]

Catherine Ann Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 3 £57 11S 4D [2 Enslaved]

Charles Fisher Burton

AWARDEE [TRUSTEE] Jamaica St Thomas-in-the-East, Surrey 263 (Chiswick) £3119 10S 10D [160 Enslaved]

Dorothy Rochester Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 12 £141 5S 10D [7 Enslaved]

Elizabeth Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 382 (Woodlawn) £935 14S 0D [43 Enslaved]
Claim Details & Associated Individuals
15th Feb 1836 | 43 Enslaved | £935 14S 0D
Claim Notes
Parliamentary Papers p. 25.
T71/915 p. 118: claim from Robert Lyle, of Manchester, as executor of Henry Bouthrone. Wm. Robertson put in a second claim as executor of Hugh Mackay (the executor of Henry Bouthrone). Elizabeth Burton (= Bouthrone?) was executrix.
See also Manchester claim no. 64 for Robert Lyle acting as attorney for Robert Porter.
Jamaica Almanac (1833): Woodlawn estate registered to 'Messrs Lyle & Mackay'.
Further Information

Collected by Morrice, Wm
Uncontested Yes
Associated Individuals (3)
Robert Lyle Awardee
William Robertson Awardee
Elizabeth Burton Awardee

AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 391 £31 0S 6D [1 Enslaved]

Elizabeth J. Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 919 £40 15S 5D [4 Enslaved]

Frances Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 258 (Spanish Quarters) £502 18S 4D [21 Enslaved]
Jamaica St Elizabeth 258 (Spanish Quarters)
Claim Details & Associated Individuals
14th Jan 1839 | 21 Enslaved | £502 18S 4D
Claim Notes
Not listed in Parliamentary Papers.
T71/870: claim by Frances Burton, as guardian (and mother) to the Powells.
Jamaica Almanac (1833): 21 enslaved persons registered to Frances Burton (no estate).

Frances Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica Westmoreland 411 £415 1S 8D [19 Enslaved]

Francis Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 96 £59 13S 9D [4 Enslaved]

George Samuel Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica Kingston 180 £87 14S 6D [6 Enslaved]

Grace Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 37 £53 4S 5D [2 Enslaved]

James Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica St Mary 362 (Content Plantation) £541 8S 5D [28 Enslaved]
No Dates
Highly tentative identification as the London merchant James Burton.
1840 dissolution of partnership of James and John Burton of New City Chambers, merchants.
London Gazette Issue 19977, 11/05/1841, p. 1201.

James Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 914 £90 16S 5D [5 Enslaved]

John Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 304 £133 1S 1D [5 Enslaved]
AWARDEE [OWNER-IN-FEE] Jamaica St Elizabeth 308 (Content Pen) £504 13S 6D [28 Enslaved]
Jamaica St Elizabeth 308 (Content Pen)
Claim Details & Associated Individuals
21st Dec 1835 | 28 Enslaved | £504 13S 6D
Claim Notes
Parliamentary Papers p. 57.
T71/870: claim from John Burton, of St Elizabeth, as owner-in-fee.
Jamaica Almanac (1833): Content estate registered to Elizabeth Burton (with 110 enslaved persons).
AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 315 £79 16S 8D [3 Enslaved]

John Powell Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 313 £20 13S 9D [1 Enslaved]

Joseph Edward Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 35 £64 15S 10D [6 Enslaved]

Margaret Ann Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 882 £26 12S 2D [1 Enslaved]

Matthew Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 17 £100 8S 1D [4 Enslaved]

Nicholas Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 915 £103 5S 7D [6 Enslaved]

Sarah Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica Kingston 1715 £100 11S 6D [6 Enslaved]

Sophia Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica Trelawney 227 £84 9S 4D [4 Enslaved]

Thomas Burton

AWARDEE [TRUSTEE] Jamaica St Thomas-in-the-East, Surrey 263 (Chiswick) £3119 10S 10D [160 Enslaved]
With Charles Fisher Burton (q.v.) and other family members, awarded the compensation for the Chiswick estate in St Thomas-in-the-East in Jamaica in his own right and as trustee of James H. Dashwood and uxor and of James Willens. Probably the brother (possibly the nephew) of Charles Fisher Burton, who was himself the son of Thomas Burton (1739-1808) and Elizabeth Fisher.
There is a strong link to Yarmouth for the family and this Thomas Burton is one of the two Thomas Burtons of Great Yarmouth whose wills were proved on 11/03/1842 and 31/10/1857 respectively.
Palmer's Perlustration carries a brief history of the Burton family. It shows Thomas Burton I as one of five sons of John Burton (d. 1755), who had inherited £90,000 from an uncle from a Tellership of the Exchequer. Thomas Burton I married in 1770 Elizabeth Fisher, the daughter of William Fisher of Yarmouth, and lived first at Bracondale Hill, near Norwich, and then at Great Yarmouth, where he died in 1808 aged 69 leaving a very considerable fortune comprising estates at Ringstead in Northamptonshire and Chiswick in the Island of Jamaica. Thomas I and Elizabeth Fisher had three sons: (1) Thomas Burton II who lived in Great Yarmouth and died there aged 68 in 1841, and who married Mary daughter of Thomas Watson in 1802 (together they had an only son, Thomas III, sole heir and inheritor of the family estates, who died unmarried in 1857 aged 64 [sic: must be 54]); Charles Fisher Burton, a Captain in the Inniskilling Dragoons; and Frederick, also an army officer who died in 1818 aged 29 unmarried.  [There is no mention of daughters of Thomas Burton I and Elizabeth Fisher, nor any comment on how the Jamaica estate came to the family].
T71/867 St Thomas-in-the-East claim no. 263. The Chiswick estate is shown as John and Thomas Burton 1815-32.
PROB 11/1958 and 11/2258.
Charles John Palmer, Perlustration of Great Yarmouth Vol. II (Great Yarmouth, Nall, 1874) pp. 393-4.
Absentee? British/Irish
Associated Claims (1) Jamaica St Thomas-in-the-East, Surrey 263 (Chiswick)

Thomas H. Burton

AWARDEE Jamaica St Catherine 298 £58 12S 6D [3 Enslaved]

1.16    Slave Compensation, Hayle:


Anna Hayle

Jamaica Clarendon 374 (Fearon's Place)
Claim Details & Associated Individuals
14th Dec 1835 | 31 Enslaved | £707 6S 8D
Parliamentary Papers p. 22.
Estate Fearon's Place
Collected by Mitchell, R.
Uncontested Yes

Awarded the compensation for the enslaved on Fearon's Place in Clarendon Jamaica.
In 1851 Anna Hayle unmarried aged 62 half-sister was living with Thomas Hayle, MD aged 42 born Jamaica and Sarah W Hayle aged 38 born Jamaica and their children (all born England) at 3 Jesmond Terrace, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In 1841 she was living with the same family at Deddington Oxfordshire.
T71/859 Clarendon no. 374.
1841 and 1851 censuses online.
Further Information
Absentee? British/Irish
Associated Claims (1)
Jamaica Clarendon 374 (Fearon's Place)£707 6S 8D
Addresses (2)
Deddington, Oxfordshire, Central England, England
3 Jesmond Terrace, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, Northern England, England

Thomas Hayle

Profile & Legacies Summary
???? - 17th Sep 1886
Awarded the compensation for some of the enslaved on Fearon's Place in Clarendon Jamaica as administrator of William P. Hayle. Other awards for the same estate went to Anna Hayle and Mary Angelina Hayle (both of whom q.v.).

Probably the Thomas Hayle, half-brother of Anna Hayle, who was practising as a physician in England in the 1840s, 1850s and 1860s and who died 17/09/1886 at 154 Drake Street Rochdale, will proved by Sarah White Hayle, effects £1837 0s 3d.
T71/859 Clarendon no. 372.

Addresses from the censuses - New Street, Deddington, Oxfordshire (1841), 3 Jesmond Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1851 and 1861), 154 Drake Street (1871). Names and years of birth of children inferred from the censuses. National Probate Calendar 1886.
Further Information
Absentee? British/Irish?
Spouse Sarah White
Children Anna (1839-), Mary (1840-), Sarah (1843-), William P. (1845-), Fanny Eliza (1848-), Caroline Hahneman (1852-), Thoms Hahneman (1855-), Edward Turner (1858-), Jane Eveline Bowerbank (1861-)
Wealth at death£1,837 3D
Occupation Physician
Associated Claims (2)
Jamaica Clarendon 372£394 7S 9D Awardee
DETAILS Jamaica Clarendon 373 (Fearon's Place)£986 6S 5D Awardee

Edward Hayle

AWARDEE Jamaica Clarendon 376 £332 0S 0D [19 Enslaved]

George Tharp Hayle

AWARDEE [OWNER-IN-FEE] Jamaica Westmoreland 677 (Cedar Grove) £640 17S 4D [31 Enslaved]

Sarah White Hayle (née Turner)

AWARDEE Jamaica Clarendon 199 £91 2S 1D [4 Enslaved]
AWARDEE Jamaica St Ann 565 (part) (Dunbarton) £2956 15S 6D [194 Enslaved]

1.17    Slave Compensation - Sinclair


Daniel Sinclair

AWARDEE Jamaica Hanover 428 £322 18S 8D [15 Enslaved]

Daniel Sinclair

AWARDEE Jamaica Westmoreland 204 £164 18S 10D [7 Enslaved]

Edward Ebenezer Sinclair

AWARDEE Jamaica St Catherine 248 £83 13S 3D [5 Enslaved]

Gilbert Sinclair

AWARDEE Jamaica St Catherine 674 (Cross estate) £3561 19S 1D [197 Enslaved]
4th Apr 1836 | 197 Enslaved | £3561 19S 1D
Claim Notes
Parliamentary Papers p. 285.
T71/852: awarded to Gilbert Sinclair, owner. Counterclaim from Wm Rae.
T71/12 p. 187: Sinclair registered 194 enslaved persons in 1832.

James Sinclair

AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 10 £105 9S 1D [5 Enslaved]

Jane Charlotte Sinclair

AWARDEE Jamaica St Catherine 439 £19 10S 10D [1 Enslaved]

Joseph Sinclair

AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 38 £22 13S 8D [1 Enslaved]

Joseph Sinclair

AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 11 £75 6S 2D [3 Enslaved]

Joseph James Sinclair

AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 19 £47 3S 7D [2 Enslaved]

Sarah Sinclair

AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 461 £12 16S 2D [1 Enslaved]

Sarah Sinclair

AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 710 £96 10S 9D [6 Enslaved]

Sarah Sinclair

AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 377 £173 17S 10D [11 Enslaved]
Claim Notes Parliamentary Papers p. 294.
T71/1190: identifies Sarah Sinclair as of Jamaica on 11/05/1835 and 07/12/1835.

Susannah Sinclair

AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 26 £204 16S 9D [12 Enslaved]

Charles St Clair, 13th Lord Sinclair

AWARDEE Jamaica Clarendon 232 £301 14S 0D [20 Enslaved]
AWARDEE [TENANT-FOR-LIFE] Jamaica Clarendon 417 (Chisholm's Mammee Gully Pen) £573 1S 7D [26 Enslaved]
AWARDEE [TENANT-FOR-LIFE] Jamaica Clarendon 66 (Trout Hall Estate) £4537 10S 5D [258 Enslaved]

1.18    Slave Compensation- Wint

James Wint

AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 258 £26 12S 2D [1 Enslaved]

John Pusey Wint

AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 224 (Silver Grove) £1271 5S 11D [68 Enslaved]
AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 94 (Ryde) £1966 12S 9D [102 Enslaved]
AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 764 (Mitcham) £1222 7S 0D [66 Enslaved]

Mary Wint

AWARDEE [OWNER-IN-FEE] Jamaica Manchester 249 (Look Out) £1884 17S 1D [85 Enslaved]
AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 252 (New Hall) £1981 8S 10D [93 Enslaved]

Thomas Wint

AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 3 £58 6S 3D [2 Enslaved]

1.19    Slave Compensation – Wright:


Elizabeth Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica Westmoreland 377 £79 11S 7D [4 Enslaved]

Elizabeth Wright
Elizabeth Wright S Nathaniel Wright
AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 780 (Arlington) £887 16S 0D [49 Enslaved]
Jamaica St Elizabeth 780 (Arlington)
Claim Details & Associated Individuals
1st Aug 1836 | 49 Enslaved | £887 16S 0D
Parliamentary Papers p. 59.
T71/870: claim from John Blake, Nathaniel Wright, Elizabeth Wright ('& uxor'),Thomas Dyer and Betsy Dyer, of St Elizabeth, as devisees of Thomas Dyer. (The claimants were Thomas Dyer and Betsy Esson, not Dyer).

Elizabeth A. Brooks Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica Kingston 2492 £50 10S 0D [2 Enslaved]

Ellen Frances Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 443 (Enfield) £3910 9S 10D [198 Enslaved]

Ezekiel Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica Manchester 443 (Enfield) £3910 9S 10D [198 Enslaved]
Claim Details & Associated Individuals
13th Mar 1837 | 198 Enslaved | £3910 9S 10D
Claim Notes
Parliamentary Papers p. 294.
Ellen (= Helen?) Frances Wright versus Ezekiel Wright and others.
T71/860: claim from Ellen Frances Wright, as tenant in tail in possession.
T71/73 p. 441: Thomas Mason registered enslaved persons in 1832, as guardian of Ellen Frances Wright.
Jamaica Almanac (1833): Enfield estate registered to George Brooks.
Jamaica Almanac (1826): Enfield estate registered to the estate of William Burt Wright.
See also Manchester claim no. 443 (part).

Frances Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica Kingston 673 £19 10S 10D [1 Enslaved]

Frances Brooks Wright

AWARDEE [OWNER-IN-FEE] Jamaica St Elizabeth 228 £40 4S 7D [2 Enslaved]

Frederick Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica Kingston 612 £19 10S 10D [1 Enslaved]


George Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica St David 74 £408 8S 3D [20 Enslaved]
AWARDEE [OWNER-IN-FEE] Jamaica St David 75 (Greenwall) £3893 15S 1D [197 Enslaved]
AWARDEE [OWNER-IN-FEE] Jamaica St Thomas-in-the-East, Surrey 31 (Friendship Valley) £782 15S 0D [38 Enslaved]
AWARDEE [ADMINISTRATOR] Jamaica St Thomas-in-the-Vale 126 (Golden Grove) £979 0S 0D [46 Enslaved]
AWARDEE [RECEIVER] Jamaica St Thomas-in-the-Vale 132 (Peartree Grove) £3244 7S 1D [173 Enslaved]

George Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica Kingston 1024 £191 6S 4D [9 Enslaved]

George Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica St Catherine 657 £402 17S 6D [19 Enslaved]

George Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica Kingston 807 £260 7S 0D [13 Enslaved]

George Wright

AWARDEE [RECEIVER] Jamaica St David 103 (Aeolus Valley Estate) £4996 10S 1D [253 Enslaved]
AWARDEE [TRUSTEE] Jamaica St David 108 (Easington) £189 15S 11D [8 Enslaved]

George Raby Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 807 £86 15S 11D [3 Enslaved]

James Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica St George 356 £138 15S 1D [6 Enslaved]
AWARDEE Jamaica St George 357 £60 2S 2D [3 Enslaved]
AWARDEE Jamaica St George 358 £26 12S 2D [1 Enslaved]

Jane Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica St David 76 £63 6S 1D [3 Enslaved]

Jane Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica Kingston 1170 £103 4S 2D [6 Enslaved]

Jane Nugent McLeod Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica St Thomas-in-the-East, Surrey 64 £102 17S 10D [5 Enslaved]

Janet Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica Hanover 137 £53 3S 0D [2 Enslaved]

John L. Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica Kingston 2267 £19 10S 10D [1 Enslaved]

Margaret Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 877 £26 12S 2D [1 Enslaved]

Margaret F. Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica Kingston 1574 £19 10S 10D [1 Enslaved]

Mary Ann Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica St David 77 £33 8S 6D [2 Enslaved]

Nathaniel Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica St Catherine 497 £416 19S 7D [19 Enslaved]

Nathaniel Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 224 (South Valley) £588 3S 4D [33 Enslaved]
Jamaica St Elizabeth 224 (South Valley)
Claim Details & Associated Individuals
13th Jun 1836 | 33 Enslaved | £588 3S 4
Claim Notes
Parliamentary Papers p. 301.
T71/870: claim from Nathaniel Wright, as owner.
T71/177 p. 519: Nathaniel Wright registered 30 enslaved persons.

Nathaniel Wright

AWARDEE Jamaica St Elizabeth 780 (Arlington)
Claim Details & Associated Individuals
1st Aug 1836 | 49 Enslaved | £887 16S 0D
Claim Notes
Parliamentary Papers p. 59.
T71/870: claim from John Blake, Nathaniel Wright, Elizabeth Wright ('& uxor'),Thomas Dyer and Betsy Dyer, of St Elizabeth, as devisees of Thomas Dyer. (The claimants were Thomas Dyer and Betsy Esson, not Dyer).
Jamaica St Elizabeth 780 (Arlington) £887 16S 0D [49 Enslaved]

16    Illustrations


16.1                John Pusey Wint, abt 1807 by J Fruman.[517]

From the stored collection at the V&A.


16.2                Eliza (Bailey) Wint, abt 1807 by J Fruman.[518]

From the stored collection at the V&A.


17    Changes:

13/11/00 added more Cohen information.
14/11/00: added Roberts above.
5/12/00: more Roberts.
18/12/00: add Sinclairs.
18/2/2001: add Cohen data from Jamaica Family Search.
14/3/2001: Expanded general summaries - edited Roberts info onto separate file.
21/5/2001: Edited.
1/6/2001: Index added
10/6/2001: resaved HTML from Word
30/8/2001: Links in document.
17/3/2002: minor additions
30/3/2004: minor changes and links.
6/11/2005: Ambrose Rotten
13/4/2006: edited Cohens
15/5/2006: small changes
26/11/2006: ditto
3/6/2007:  Reformatted Word 03
27/2/2008: revised re Jamaica visit.
19/1/2010: extra info re Jamaica records & land grants
20/7/2010: The Cove Plat.
6/9/2011: edited – families extended.
25/2/2012: Recent information – manumissions.
8/9/2012: Booth family discovered & other Jamaican info.
4/12/2012: more Barbados info.
19/12/2012: extensive revision to Burton family.
1/03/2013: Slave Compensation.
21/7/2013: May 2013 research visit.
17/12/2013: Later research
22/7/2015: Brooks Family re Shermans.
13/10/2015: web frame

Major General James Bannister:
Calender of State Papers 1670:
April 6.    169. Warrant to the Duke of York. Whereas Major James Bannister, late Governor of Surinam, having bought a vessel of 80 tons for the removal of his family and estate thence, in attending his Majesty's pleasure has kept the vessel six months at his great charge, it is his Majesty's pleasure that his Royal Highness deliver to said Major Bannister provisions for 15 men for six months, with ropes and a mainsail, to encourage him towards the voyage. 1 p. [Dom. Entry Bk., Chas. II., Vol. 25, p. 154 đ.]
April 6.    170. Warrant to the Commissioners of Ordnance. To deliver to Major James Bannister, late Governor of Surinam, six small guns, each weighing about 7 cwt., with their furniture, six barrels of powder, and a proportionable quantity of shot. 1/2 p. [Dom. Entry Bk., Chas. II., Vol. 25, p. 155.]
Nov. 6.     316. Commission appointing Major James Bannister Major-General of all the forces in the island of Jamaica, under the orders of the Governor and Lieutenant-Governor. Also note of the provisions necessary for victualling his ship. Endorsed, Mr. Ranger's note for provisions and other necessaries for Major Bannister's vessel, and with notes by Williamson. 50l. or 60l.. given to Major Bannister for providing himself with these things. Two papers. 3 1/2 pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. XXV., Nos. 84, 85.]
Nov. ?      317. Draft in Williamson's hand, with corrections, of the above commission to Major James Bannister. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XXV., No. 86.]
Nov. ?      318. Copy of commission to Maj. Bannister, not so full, but to the same effect as the above. [Col. Entry Bk., No. 27, p. 84.]
Nov. 6.     319. Names of the persons agreed unto to be inserted in the commission and instructions for fetching off the English from Surinam, viz., Major James Bannister, Capt. Francis Yates, Thomas Stanter, Lieut. Henry Masey, Capt. James Maxwell, Lieut. Tobias Bateman, Capt. Christopher Reader, Henry Ayler, Master of the America, Richard Colvile, Master of the Dutch Flyboat, and John Ranger, Master of Major Bannister's Flyboat; any three to be a quorum, of whom Bannister, Yates, or Ayler to be one; to whom only the additional instructions (after shipping the English from Surinam) are to be directed, impowering Bannister (and in case of death or absence, Yates and then Ayler) to give orders to the masters of the two merchant ships. Lord Arlington promised to speak to the Duke of York about the instructions to the masters of the hired merchant ships. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XXV., No. 90*.]
Nov. ?      320. Draft commission to Major James Bannister and others [names not given in this copy, see preceding] for removing the English and settling all disputes at Surinam. Refers to the Articles of Surrender of Surinam between Col. Wm. Byam and Admiral Abraham Crynsens, which were confirmed by the Treaty of Breda, and afterwards ratified by said Crynsens and others on 20/30 April 1668; also the orders of the States General of the 4th and 21st August past, to Commander Lichtenberge, Governor of Surinam [see ante, No. 219]. For the better execution whereof, and that all disputes may be fairly settled, his Majesty has appointed the aforesaid Commissioners to demand and treat with Commander Lichtenberge concerning the execution of all that has been agreed upon or granted to his Majesty's subjects in that Colony, particularly as to their liberty of departing thence with their slaves and goods. Draft, with corrections in the handwriting of Williamson, who has endorsed it, Minute, 1670. 4 pp. [Col. Papers, Vol. XXV ., No. 87.]
Nov. 6.
Whitehall.  324. Instructions to Major James Bannister, Capt. Francis Yates, Thomas Santer, Lieut. Henry Masey, Capt. James Maxwell, Lieut. Tobias Bateman, Capt. Christopher Reader, Henry Ayler, Richard Colvill, and John Ranger, the King's Commissioners for bringing off from Surinam his Majesty's subjects, their families, and estates. Calendared ante, No. 304. 3 pp. [Col. Entry Bks., No. 77, pp, 29–31, No. 78, pp. 80–84, and No. 93, pp. 11–12.]
Nov. 6.
Whitehall.  325. Additional instructions to Major Jas. Bannister, Capt. Fras. Yates, and Henry Ayler. As soon as they are freed from Surinam to sail for Barbadoes, St. Kitts, or any of the Leeward Isles or Jamaica, and suffer such people as desire it to settle there. To send home an account of their proceedings, and whether the Articles for the first surrender of Surinam made by Col. Byam have been observed. 1 p. [Col. Entry Bks., No. 77, p. 32, No. 78, pp. 85–86, and No. 93, p. 13.]
Nov. 6.
Queen Street.     326. H. Slingesby, Secretary to the Council of Trade, to Joseph Williamson, Secretary to Lord Arlington, at his lodgings in Scotland Yard. Having notice that Sir Philip Frowde's son, one of his clerks, whom he ordered to call upon Williamson for copy of the Articles of Surinam had misbehaved himself, and left a note about said Articles in a slighting way, begs to have a copy of said paper, with an account of his clerk's carriage in the business. Yesterday, upon Major Bannister's motion for leaving out of his commission and instructions some of the English planters at Surinam, who might be unwilling to leave the place, it was ordered by the Council that Thomas Stanter and Lieut. Tobias Bateman be left out, and one Gerrard Marshall, Master Mate of the America, put in; which Williamson will be pleased to have done. 1 p. [Col. Papers, Vol. XXV., No. 90.]


[1] St E V1/8

[2] (PCC 1805 484 Nelson Prob 11 1428 f485) Dated 14/11/1804, proved 28/6/1805.

[3] http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=47056 (2/2014)

[4] St Elizabeth 646 – Lower Works Estate.

[5] 228/181 Lewis Vassall to Patty Penford dated 28/7/1766, Ent 24/9/1768

[6] 249/116 purchase of 12.5 acres of land dated 5/9/1769 Ent 8/8/1772.

[7] 291/73 Date 19 January 1778 Ent 27 May 1778

[8] LOS 334/116 Date 1/12/1784 Ent 4 March 1785

[9] Calendar of State Papers 1670:
April 6.    169. Warrant to the Duke of York. Whereas Major James Bannister, late Governor of Surinam, having bought a vessel of 80 tons for the removal of his family and estate thence, in attending his Majesty's pleasure has kept the vessel six months at his great charge, it is his Majesty's pleasure that his Royal Highness deliver to said Major Bannister provisions for 15 men for six months, with ropes and a mainsail, to encourage him towards the voyage. 1 p. [Dom. Entry Bk., Chas. II., Vol. 25, p. 154 đ.]

April 6.    170. Warrant to the Commissioners of Ordnance. To deliver to Major James Bannister, late Governor of Surinam, six small guns, each weighing about 7 cwt., with their furniture, six barrels of powder, and a proportionable quantity of shot. 1/2 p. [Dom. Entry Bk., Chas. II., Vol. 25, p. 155.]
MI of Jamaica: Major General James Bannister late Governor of Sarrenham (Surinam) who departed this life the 10th November Ano Domi 1674 in the 50th year of his age.

[10] 1784: 15 November 1784 Privilege Bill, copied from the National Archives in Kew.

[11] 63/142  Dated 11/7/1789, Ent 8/9/1795

[12] Downloaded from Archive.org copy from the University of Toronto Robarts Library collection, 12/2013.

[13] An Island off the coast of Nicaragua

[14] 18/58-42 Ent 2/2/1686-7

[15] Plat 34F83, 11/9/1675

[16] 1/73 Ent 8/1/1668-9 dated 9/10/1668

[17] 14/102 date 28/4/1714 ent 29/6/1714

[18] Skethc Pedigrees of some Early Settlers in Jamaica

[19] 6/18 6/10/1674

[20] 6/77 dated 20/1/1674-5

[21] 6/78 dated 8/2/1674-5

[22] 17/193 dated 1/8/1686, Ent 16/9/1686

[23] 24/235-124 Ent 14/9/1693 Dated 22/6/1693

[24] 25/14-7 Ent 13/8/1694

[25] 24/34, ent 17/6/1693, Dated 27/12/1692

[26] 30/68-57, Ent 31 Oct 1699, Dated 20/7/1699

[27] Patent: 1B/11/1/14f49-102, surveyed 20/8/1703 ent 3/3/1703-4. Plat: 1B/11/2/34f27

[28] 45/90 Date 1/10/1709 ent 5/12/1709

[29] 49/190 new, Ent 14/4/1712, Dated 1/1/1711-2

[30] 50/37, Ent 28/5/1713

[31] 14/15, date 30/3/1712 Ent 6/1/1712-3

[32] 10/2 Date 13/9/1712 Ent  Ent 23/2/1712-3

[33] 51/49-54, Ent: 26/7/1714, Dated 20/7/1714

[34] 121/19, dated 2/6/1744, ent 27/7/1744

[35] Pat 1/21F95 1740 & 23F154, 1745

[36] 1A/3/12F371 - Sinclair ad Wright – Answer 4 July 1749

[37] 27/21 20/11/1748 Ent 4/5/1749

[38] 1A/3/12F371 - Sinclair ad Wright – Answer 4 July 1749

[39] 29/55

[40] 36/42 6 May 1765 Ent 16/1/1766 – book in very poor condition.

[41] Ent 16 January 1766, completed 3 June 1766 Ref 43/228 1763 (slight conflict over dates!)

[42] PR Vol 1F144

[43] 106/85 Dated 16/1/1739 ent 27/2/1739-40.

[44] 110/38 dated 4/5/1741, ent 6/5/1741

[45] 26/178 of Vere, dated 2/11/1747, ent 1/12/1747

[46]  18/175 3/4/1749 Ent 12/4/1749

[47] 137/102 Ent 9/11/1749

[48] 149/39 Date 23 November 1749 ent 20 Aug 1752

[49] 31/173 Dated 3/7/1757 Ent 17/8/1758

[50] 38/54 Dated 17 august 1758 Ent 23 January 1759

[51] 40/155  date 27 November 1760  ent 18 May 1761

[52] 29/97 Ent 20/9/1753 dated 17/4/1753

[53] 163/34 (now 51), date 21/1/1756 ent 13/3/1756

[54] 163/33 (now 52) 10/2/1756 Ent 13/3/1756

[55] Morning Chronicle March 1, 1806 (Newspaper Archive.com)

[56] St Elizabeth 1017: Andrew Wright, 225A, Ballards Valley, T. Harrison.

[57] Patent 1B-11-1-36F40 6/6/1789.

[58] New Jamaica Magazine, March 1799 (Google books)

[59] St Elizabeth 169

[60] St E PR V1/29

[61] ST E PR V1/62

[62] St C PR V2/268. From Donna Kenny, also his will & inventory from RGD & Archives.

[63] Legacies of British Slave-ownership (UCL), previous 2 paras.

[64] PR V1F197

[65] http://www.dustydocs.com/link/197/40772/152649/baptisms-1813-1837-rootsweb.html. 2/2015.

[66] 25/71 Ent 23/2/1745 date 6/12/1740

[67] 1 [By patent, dated Oct. 12, 1704, to him "ejusque haeredea masculos in perpetuum." Register of the Great Seal.]

[68] 125/37, dated 7/8/1745, ent 8/11/1745

[69] 1B/11/4/1F199, entered 2 February 1742-3

[70] UWI paper.

[71] 23/3 Dated 15/4/1740, entered 4 June 1741

[72] Dated 28/11/1741 Ent 3/12/1741 1B/11/3/22/F14

[73] 71/28 Ent 30/4/1724 Dated: 7/2/1723-4

[74] 70/242, Ent 7/1/1724-5, Dated 7/10/1724

[75] 83/47, Ent 16/6/1730, Dated 18/3/1729-30

[76] 83/47 Ent 13/6/1730 Dated 25/4/1730

[77] A common form of secondary community, called "ruinate," is a thorn thicket, or, under moderate cutting and grazing, a thorn savannah. After invasion of pioneer weeds on denuded land, secondary invaders come in and, finally, shrub and tree seedlings. Such ruinate may eventually become a thorn thicket or thorn savannah dominated by Acacia lutea. Most of the ruinate forests are located in the white limestone mountains of central and western Jamaica.

[78] 87/111 dated 2/2/1731-1 ent 3/3/1731

[79] 1B/11/1/19F137 ent 31/3/1732, surv 30/11/1731.

[80] 88/179-189, Ent Feb 1732-3, Dated 10/12/1732

[81] 116/37 Dated 17/12/1733 Ent 2/2/1742-3

[82] Dated 10 March, 1736, Ent: 13th August 1739, 104/110 (new 136)

[83] 104/94-117, Ent: 3/6/1739, Dated 1 June 1739

[84] 106/99 dated 25/1/1739-40, ent 3/5/1740

[85] Manchester 155 of 1842.

[86] 106/101 Dated 1/2/1739-40 ent 6/5/1740

[87] 106/111 dated 23/2/1739-40 ent 17/5/1740

[88] 125/37, dated 7/8/1745, ent 8/11/1745

[89] 1B-11-4-1f199, dated 2/2/1742-3

[90] 1B-11-1-19F137-369

[91] 1927 Liddell http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jamwgw/smanchestclarendc3.htm

[92] 1A/3/12F371 - Sinclair ad Wright – Answer 4 July 1749

[93] 1B/11/5/12 Chancery Court Record Lib 34 F 5, Sinclair v Hayle Rejoinder 23rd July 1743

[94]  LOS/35F181 Dated 11/6/1767 (as written in original) Ent 12 April 1765

[95] 1B/11/3/43 F169 Dated 7/10/1765, Ent 14/2/1766

[96]  1B-11-1-28F41, 10/5/1757

[97] Wills LOS 36/134 dated 20 April 1765, entered 19/11/1766.

[98] 83/78 1/6/1730 refers to heirs of Dorothy Rochester.

[99] St E PR V1/32

[100] St E PR Vi/59

[101] 18/11/1773 16/157

[102] 339/107 Dated 6/2/1786 Ent 3/3/1786

[103] New Jamaica Magazine, Jan 1799 (Google books)

[104] New Jamaica Magazine, May 1799 (Google books)

[105] Original Lists: Hotton’s Original Lists of Persons of Quality (1874)

Copy held by AM.

From London, 2 May 1635:

..underwritten names are to be transported to ye Barbadoes imbarqued in the Alexander ... Certificate from the Minister where they late dwelt the Men took the oaths of Aleg & Supremacie die et Ao prd.

Jo. Burton 17

[106] Sanders will for Richard Webster, Sanders V1/377

[107] 31/137, Ent 20/6/1700

[108] 20/9/1710 ent 8/12/1710 47/157

[109] 49/177  dated 12/3/1711 Ent 19/3/1711

[110] 51/87-108, Ent 7/9/1714, Dated 6/9/1714.

[111] 1st 11/91 Date 7/9/1719, 2nd 12/32 Dated 17 August 1720

[112] 17/248 Ent 6/1/1728 dated 1 February 1725

[113] 70/179-183, Ent 25/7/1724, Date: 26/6/1724

[114] 88/83-89 Ent 26/6/1732

[115] Genealogies of Barbados Families, Google Books P385

[116] Calendar of State Papers: Col. Papers, Vol. L., No. 48.

[117] Nicholas Willis 16/11/1659, RB6/14, ancestry.com

[118] RV will 21 May 1651, RB6/11, p. 473, JV will 17/8/1669, RB6/9 p 304 (V1 365-6)

[119] 7/7/1691, RB6/3, p 19 – p106

[120] Barbados, Mary Cobham, St Andrews, 7/2/1688 RB6/41, p 121. Ancestry.com

[121] 7/7/1691, RB6/3, p 19 – p106 Sanders

[122] June 1718, RB6/4, p. 387 Sanders

[123] Barbados RB6/14, copy in Maitwills file.

[124] 1660 July 10: Francis Burton witnessed a will in Barbados (Sanders V1/333 @ Ancestry.com).

[125] Hotton.

[126] 6/1/1679: Francis Burton, Capt in Colonel Bate’s Regiment of Foot.
December 1679: Capt Francis Burton inhabitant of St James (Hotton).

[127] 1680: Capt Francis Burton as “friend” in will of Ann Aldworth, Barbados, 12/12/1680; also mentioned is Ann, dau of Francis Burton. (Sanders 1 p3)

[128] Re deed 51/190

[129] JCB collection, Richard Ford 1675.

[130] Hotton. From Hotton’s Original List, omitted chapters (google books) (P169).

[131] 51/190-211 Ent 22/3/1714, dated 15/3/1714. Original deed 15/180 not available at RGD – book too damaged, but repeated in 1714 deed.

[132] 9F112, Entered 1/5/1682, 1/5/34C2

[133] 56/43 Date 5/7/1718 Ent 7/7/1718.

[134] 1682 Platt 1B/11/2/23f25

[135] 1B-11-1-16F107

[136] 41/89-51, Ent 25/7/1707, Dated 25/6/1707 Original conveyance ref 16F143, book destroyed/N/A.

[137] 1B-11-2-5F6 30/9/1675

[138] 17/138 Dated 18/3/1684-5 Ent 24/6/1686

[139] Plat: 1B/11/2/7f81, 2