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Issue Date: 17/12/2013

Sources as endnotes.
Private information as footnotes (removed before websave).



INDEX: 7-1


The New Jamaica Magazine: 7-5

Maps of Jamaica and Place Names 7-5

To Do 7-1




Summary: 7-1



Summary 7-1



7      ******************** GENERATION 7 ****************** 7-1



8      ***************** GENERATION 8 ********************* 8-1

8.1      JOHN MAITLAND 8-1


8.2      ANDREW WRIGHT - 1752 8-4

RUTH SINCLAIR - 1764 8-5

Wint & Pusey 8-7

Samuel Pusey 8-8

9      ******************* GENERATION 9 ******************* 9-1

9.1      PATTY PENFORD 9-1

1/1.        Rebecca Dunston Wright. B 5/1749 9-4

1/2.        Margaret Forbes (Hyem Cohen will). 9-4

1/3.        John PInford, son of Patty Pinford, 9-4

Forbes Information 9-5


Wright Summary 9-1

Wright Deed Timeline 9-1

Early Wrights 9-3

John Wright to William Rouce – 1668 9-3

John Wright - 1714 9-3

Robert Wright - 1674 9-3

9.2      ANDREW WRIGHT – died 1712 9-4


9.4      FRANCIS WRIGHT - 1715 9-10

Dunston Family 9-12

Henry Dunston – 1710 9-12


Sinclair Summary 10-1

Sinclair Deed Timeline 10-1

Jamaican Other Sinclairs 10-3

Lieutenant William Sinclair 10-3

10.1         JOHN SINCLAIR’S PARENTS: 10-4

10.2         JOHN SINCLAIR 10-5


1/1.        John Hayle Sinclair. 10-6

1/2.        Elizabeth Sinclair 10-6

10.3         JOHN HAYLE SINCLAIR 10-6


11        BURTON FAMILY 11-1

Burton Summary 11-1

Burton Time line 11-1

Early Barbados Burtons 11-2

Francis, our ancestor 11-3

Burton/Arundell Connection 11-3

Robert Burton of Barbados 11-5

Jacob Burton of Barbados 11-5

Ellacott/Ellicott 11-5

Thomas Ellacott snr: 11-6

11.1         FRANCIS & JUDITH BURTON 11-7

Judith Burton 11-11

11.2         BENJAMIN BURTON - 1674 11-16

Hannah Mendez 11-21

Unknown Burton/Witter/Swabys etc of this Generation 11-22

11.3         BENJAMIN BURTON - 1703 11-23

12        HAYLE FAMILY 12-1

Hayle Summary 12-1

Hayle Deeds Time Line 12-2

12.1         WILLIAM HAYLE 12-5

1/1.        John Hayle of whom later. 12-6

1/2.        Thomas Hayle, died before 1691: 12-6

1/3.        William Hayle ch 1638 12-10

1/4.        Richard Hayle, died before 1693, 12-10

12.2         JOHN HAYLE snr. – Died 1717 12-13

1/1.        John Hayle, (jnr) died 1712 12-16

John Hayle Shickle 12-19

1/2.        Neville Hayle – see below. 12-21

1/3.        Alice Hayle, M Mar Anderson 12-21

1/4.        Priscilla Hayle, Mar Mr Allen 12-21

1/5.        Margaret Hayle, Mar Thomas Biggs 12-21

12.3         NEVIL & SARAH HAYLE 12-21

William Pusey Hayle 12-25

Later Hayles 12-26

13        BOOTH FAMILY 13-1

Booth Introduction 13-1

Booth Time line 13-5

13.1         George Booth – D 1676/8 13-7

Land Transaction: 13-7

Inventory 13-9

Frances Booth: 13-10

Issue of George Booth 13-11

13.2         George Booth – 2nd – D 1702/5 13-15

Land Transactions: 13-16

Downers: 13-19

1/1.        Thomas Booth – AM11/21. 13-20

1/2.        Eliza Booth 13-20

1/3.        George Booth – “GB3” 13-20

1/4.        Samuel Booth – D 1733 13-22

1/5.        Simon Booth – D bef 1764 13-25

1/6.        William Booth (<21 1702). 13-28

1/7.        Sarah Booth (<15 - 1702) 13-28

1/8.        Henry Booth – D 1738. 13-28

13.3         Thomas Booth – D. 1725/9 13-30

1/1.        Henry Booth – AM10/11 13-32

1/2.        Thomas Booth – D 1747 13-32

1/3.        Benjamin Booth – D abt 1730?? 13-32

1/4.        Mary Booth 13-32

13.4         Henry Booth – D 1743 13-33

1/1.        Anna Mary Booth 13-35

1/2.        William Thomas Booth 13-35

1/3.        Peter Gravett Booth. 13-35

The Gall Booths 13-36

13.5         Capt George Booth – D 1695: 13-39

Land Transaction: 13-39

Unknown Booths: 13-48

1754 Landholders – Booth 13-49


John Wright of Clarendon 14-1

George Manning junr to John Wright – 1750 14-1

John Wise to John Wright – 1750 14-1

David Robeson to Mary Wright - 1750 14-1

Barzilla Wright of St Elizabeth 14-1

Land Grants 14-1

St Elizabeth & Vere Parish Records: 14-2

St Elizabeth Wrights: 14-2

Nathaniel Wright of St Elizabeth 14-2

Nathaniel Wright & Isaac Fouro - 1716 14-2

Nathaniel Wright & Margaret Andriess - 1715 14-2

1/1.        Cooper Wright 14-3

1/2.        Bazill Wright 14-6

1/3.        Brooks Family 14-7

15        BARBADOS RECORDS 15-1



16        ROBERTS FAMILY 16-1

16.1         GEORGE ROBERTS 16-1


Ruth Angell 16-1

17        COHENS 17-1

17.1         Parish Records, St Elizabeth 17-1

18        Patty Penford Act of Privilege 18-1

Heading: 18-1

Body: 18-1

19        Slave Compensation Records 19-1

Slave Compensation – Booth 19-1

Slave Compensation – Burton: 19-1

Slave Compensation, Hayle: 19-4

Slave Compensation - Sinclair 19-5

Slave Compensation- Wint 19-6

Slave Compensation – Wright: 19-6

20        Changes: 20-1

MI – Wright
Elizabeth Burton 1287 Linstead St TiV Miss Elizabeth B cousin to William & Elizabeth Thomas OTP, d 13 July 1742 in her 18th Yr – floor slab
Mrs Elizabeth 938 – St Cathedral wife of rev WG B 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


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.

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 C nil to 1800
Wint:       St E 1800-1820
            Vere 1770-1800
Wright:     Clarendon 1706-1750
            Kingston to 1781 (Index done, some copied)
            St Cat 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.

Marriages pre 1680:
John Downer & Rebecca Smart St C 21/2/1668-9


To Do

Andrew Wright in Mitcham, Surrey.


    The Jamaica Maitlands have 2 Wright connections, which also descend from Sinclair, Hayle, Booths & Burtons.
    Francis (1) Maitland's mother, Rebecca Dunston Wright was almost certainly 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); his 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), so Francis Maitland’s mother and his wife’s father were half first cousins.
    The Wrights & Sinclairs of St Elizabeth, Westmoreland and Vere parishes in Jamaica were an extensive family and 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.





The mother of Francis Maitland 2nd & wife of Francis (1) Maitland was the daughter of Andrew Wright and Ruth Sinclair (see below), and was born in 1788 in St Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica, probably at Mitcham Pen in the East of the Parish.



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.



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 one John Read, who was mentioned in her will.
Her father was the son of a planter and the grandson of a 1st generation planter from Caithness. Her grandfather had siblings still in Scotland when he died about 1740.



The mother of Francis Maitland by John Maitland, she was the daughter of a Patty Penford, almost certainly by Francis Wright, making her Andrew Wright’s half sister. At Rebecca’s birth, she and her mother were still slaves. Patty was a mulatto, making Rebecca a Quadroon, and Francis Maitland an octoroon and thus still a man of colour.






7         ******************** GENERATION 7 ******************





His story and those of his descendants, is told in the Jamaica Maitland volume.





The wife of Francis (1) Maitland 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.


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.”[1]

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]


8         ***************** GENERATION 8 *********************




   The author of this work first made the assumption that John Maitland, the father of Rebecca Wright's children was the son of Frederick Lewis Maitland by Mary Arnot, in spite of a significant age difference: there was no evidence of there being any other John Maitland being born in the area at the time. The only other one about then was a Captain John Maitland with a seaman killed in a shipwreck somewhat earlier (1775). In 2005, John Maitland's will appeared, with his mother as a legatee, unfortunately by the name of Sarah! In 2008 it was established that our John Maitland was indeed 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 very probably another merchant seaman, Captain Richard Maitland of Shadwell in London.
  John Maitland died between October 1786 & January 1787.
  Details of him and his father are to be found in their own volume.



Born[2]: St Elizabeth, May 1749, St Elizabeth PR.
Ch: 12/11/1752, St Elizabeth
Parent: Patty Penford, mulatto & probably, Francis Wright.
Died: 1805, Black River, St Elizabeth (ref gravestone & will).

Will & Inventory held.


The mother of Francis (1) Maitland, Rebecca Dunston Wright was born in 1749 of Patty (later called Patty Penford), a mulatto, she was sold by Thomas Forbes 25 August 1749, to Francis Wright, who manumitted her 25 October 1749. For that reason, and that Rebecca called her son Francis, makes it highly network 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 very likely to have been 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 may explain the curious restriction in Andrew’s will on his daughters marriage in England.

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 Westmoreland 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, so he may still have been 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 well have been the property bought by John Maitland in 1784. It was 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!

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, as he (or at least an Andrew Wright) 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.

A Dunston Wright was born 6/12/1713 of parents: William & Elizabeth Wright, Vere (PR). Was this her father??
No mention of "Polly" or "Patty" Rose on St Elizabeth PR.
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).
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.

This was our Rebecca, her will confirms this is the correct burial. No burial entry found in PR.

Privilege Bill:
PRO CO 139/39 (Jamaican House of Assembly minutes)
Courtesy of Dan Livesay Jan 2008[i] (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."

Dunston Wright

See below, son of William Wright

Leah Wright & Cohen Connection

Possible sister Leah born about 1748.
Parish records show Leah Wright baptised 7/7/1791, a free negro aged about 43.
2 sons recorded, reputed sons of David Cohen
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.
A slave, Maria Wright bapt 8/6/1794, belonging to Rebecca Wright St E (she is mentioned in Rebecca's will).

Her Will[3]
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.

8.2    ANDREW WRIGHT - 1752


BornPR: 18/2/1752, ch 6/3/1752, St Catherine (PR)
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: 24/2/1806, 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, after a long and painful illness, in Great Tower-street, Andrew Wright, esq. of St Elizabeths, Jamaica.[4]

Will & Inventory held.

Granted 120 acres at Callabash mountains in Vere in 1789: this is Single Rock.


Andrew Wright, the father of Ann Wright, was Jamaican born in 1752, probably white, and died in Mitcham, Surrey, England 24/2/1806.
He acquired and probably developed the pens (cattle farms) of Mitcham (which he 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[5] (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).[6]

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?

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



St Elizabeth PR a free "mestize" in children's record:
Born[7]: 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 early 1799, but no record of death found (3/2008).

Will: 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[8].

dau of Andrew W by (free mestise, Ruth Sinclair, 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.

Also in St Elizabeth PR:
Issue of Andrew Wright and Elizabeth Pables (both white):
This Elizabeth is probably not his wife Pusey, who would have been too old.
1/2. Lewis Wright, 12/8/1795
1/3. Mary Chambers Wright, 12/7/1799 (Andrew Wright’s step mother was Susannah Chambers)


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.

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

Wint & Pusey


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.

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

Puseys appear in the Jamaica records from a very early date, early 1660’s.

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.

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

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

Death (PR):





Wife of Wm Pusey

Bapt (PR):
St E  Wint  John Pusey              Negro Slave
St John     Wint  Mary              Index

Vere  Wint  James Anderson          17761116         

Vere  Wint  Ann Anderson            17761116               

Vere  Wint  Elizabeth Anderson      17761116               

Vere  Wint  Francis           17980714                A Slave

Vere  Wint  Sarah       17980714                A Slave

Samuel Pusey

Buried 9/4/1790, St Catherine, dropsy[9]
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.

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,

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.
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.
It would appear that the Wints did not come to England until after 1851.

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.[10]

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 7/7/1807
2/2. William Shute Wint, b 3/9/1814 of JP Wint & wife.

Died 1840.
Date:  Fri, 4 May 2007 From: "John Parker"[ii] (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.

2/3. 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

2/3. John Pusey Wint, b abt 1813 found in census with father.

Ch 6/12/1812, Hodges Pen, St Elizabeth[11], 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).
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)

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.


9         ******************* GENERATION 9 *******************





A freed mulatto slave:
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...”

Daughter Rebecca was born a slave in May 1749, bought from Thomas Forbes, of St Elizabeth, and then freed August 1749. It is therefore probable that at the time, Patty also was owned by Thomas Forbes.

Patty later bought land from Alexander & Mary Forbes.

Daughter Rebecca’s baptism entry describes Patty as: “lately a slave belonging to Mr Roderick Rose”. It is probable that this was not correct, unless she was, in 1752, with Roderick Rose, of whom no trace has been found.

The surname Penford only appears after she was freed with the first deeds in her name.

Buried: 10/7/1795, in the Church Yard, St Elizabeth (prob Black River).

Nothing found so far of her birth in St E, Westmoreland, Vere, Clarendon, St Catherine & St Andrew Indices. St E & 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. (9/2008).
It is noticeable that illegitimate children bore a variety of surnames, not always related to the mother’s name.

1766: 228/181 Lewis Vassall to Patty Penford dated 28/7/1766, Ent 24/9/1768. She bought a mulatto slave named Sam from Lewis Vassall of St Elizabeth; she was a spinster of St Elizabeth.

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
1785: 339/116 Purchase of the Cove Date 1/12/1784 Ent 4 March 1785
1784: 15 November 1784 Privilege Bill, copied from the National Archives in Kew.

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, 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.

The next was Little Culloden, bought 1778 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. (Little Culloden is a guest house in 2010).

The last and biggest was the Cove Pen bought in 1785 from Thomas Hogg for J£1000. 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[12]

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.

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, 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[13] of 1789, she was of St E, 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 .. 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[14]. 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[15]; 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.

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

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).

Margaret the base child of Patty a free mulatto about 1 year old baptised 13 June 1759.
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

(Birth not found 2/2008 in St Elizabeth or Westmoreland)
Described as a free quadroon in Hyem's will of 1803, and Margaret already deceased.
Buried 21/8/1797, Northampton (PR)
Will not found but many other Forbes about.
Hyem Cohen died about 1803 (ref will & inventory)
Issue by Hyem Cohen (ages ref HC will):
(These 4 were mentioned in Rebecca Wright's will of 1805 as nephews & nieces).

John Littlehayes, son of Clayton Littlehayes by Margaret Forbes, b 2/8/1777, ch 12/10/1777, non white (V1 p42).
Martha Littlehayes, dau of Mr Clayton Littlehayes by Margaret Forbes, b 28/12/1778, ch 3//4/1780, non white (V1 p44)

2/1. Catherine Cohen, aft 1778
2/2. Caroline Cohen, aft 1778
2/3. Alexander Cohen aft 1782
2/4. Henry Cohen, aft 1778
2/5. Elizabeth Littlehayes,

B 21/9/1778, ch 3/3/1779, non white (V1 f43), dau of Clayton Littlehayes & Margaret Forbes.
assumed to be a daughter of Margaret Forbes rather than Rebecca Wright by the way in which the documents were written. Mentioned in privilege bill and Patty’s will

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

The Illeg Son of Patty Pinford a free mulatto, b 1776 bap 28/11/1769 (St Elizabeth PR p30). No other mention of him in wills or otherwise. Assumed died early.

Other Penford data:
Also St E PR (LDS London):
Issue of Alexander Forbes & Mary his wife:
Forbes, Helen 7/11/1759 2/2/1761
Ann Forbes, b 27/6/1761, bapt 6/11/1762
Forbes, Mary, born 19/12/1762, bap 1765,
Alexander Forbes, b 27/4/1766, bap

Pinford, Charles, bapt 12/6/1795, Negro belonging to Rebecca Wright abt 15 years of age.

Westmoreland[16]: Penford, Martha, A free mulat? Ch. 16/12/1784

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.




Wright Summary

The relationship of the Wrights of St Elizabeth and Vere Parishes in Jamaica is difficult to establish with any great confidence. Those relating to the Maitland direct line are summarised, with fuller details later in this section:
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.

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).
Stephen Penniston & Dorothy Wright at Guanaboa 5 May 1670.
9 April 1677: William Wright m Susanne Wheterall St Catherine.

Our Wright family probably started in Vere with Andrew Wright, d 1712, granted land in 1703, then his son William. William & Elizabeth had Francis Wright, b 1715 (probably Andrew's father) and his brother Dunston, b 1713.

Our lines of Rebecca Wright and Andrew Wright (both born mid 18thC) probably came from this family. Rebecca and Andrew were known to each other: Rebecca made Andrew an executor of her will. Rebecca was bought by and manumitted by Francis Wright as a baby: Francis was the father of Andrew and it is highly probable that he was also the father of Rebecca, making them half siblings. It is notable that Rebecca Wright was baptised Rebecca Dunston Wright in 1752; Andrew Wright's elder brother was baptised John Dunstone Wright in 1750 (and died soon after). This is a strong indication that they were related in some way. Rebecca named her first born son Francis (her second son Richard might have been after John M's father). Andrew's father was Francis, and may be his grandfather (2 Francis Wrights died about 1760 in Vere). One of Andrew's daughters was also called Rebecca.

There was also a Bazill Wright granted land in St Elizabeth in about 1675 - he does not seem to have been of the same family; in 2008, Patents and Plats have only been checked for St Elizabeth. What, if any, was the relationship between the slightly later Wrights of Vere, and Bazill is not apparent in 3/2008.

The family living at Stretton Hall in the East of Vere were probably the earliest in Vere. 1755 map shows Wrights on the east bank of the Rio Minho.

Buried Vere, James Wright esq, of Stretton Hall estate, died 14/9/1806, bur day following.

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)

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 Wrights


John Wright to William Rouce – 1668

1/73 Ent 8/1/1668-9 dated 9/10/1668
Sale of land in St K by William Wright to WR. For £5 stlg, 35 acres, moity of land pat 3 March 2C18 at Milk River at Black Stump

John Wright - 1714

Will: 14/102
Unknown line.
Planter of Clarendon, date 28/4/1714 ent 29/6/1714
To dau Sarah J£100 when 21 of married
To dau Mary Garbrand wife of Joseph Garbrand 3 negro women 1 bot 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

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 Samule 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.

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 is the most likely to be the father of Andrew because of the name Robert, but there is no other evidence!

1670: Robert Wright owned 100 acres in Clarendon[17].

Robert Wright to Elizabeth Soares widow - 1674

6/18 6/10/1674
Robert Wright of Vere and wife Isabella gives to dau in law Elizabeth Soares  1 brooding mare 1 negro woman one pick boy 40a land at Dry Riv 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 to Robert Wright - 1674

6/77 dated 20/1/1674
John Downer & wife Rebecca of Vere for £40 from RW OTP 180a in Piggs Bay OTP N on Christopher ?? NW & SW on the Salt Savannah, E & SE on morass & Robert Franklyn

John Downer to Robert Wright - 1674

6/78 dated 8/2/1674
JD & wife Rebecca of Vere for £60 from RW 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 to Richard Cargill – 1686

17/193 dated 1/8/1686, Ent 16/9/1686
RW planter & RC planter
Lease for of 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 RC for Indigo. RC has rights of timber on adjoining land. Discusses joint premises for Indigo production.

7 years, 1st year £45, rest £50

Jonathan Jerom – Robert Wright 1693

Ent 14/9/1693
Dated 22/6/1693
Jonathan Jerom, bricklayer of Vere & Robert Wright of Vere, Planter.
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.

Francis Whittall to Robert Wright – 1694

Ent 13/8/1694
Francis Whittall of St Catherine, planter, & Mary wife
Robert Wright of Vere planter
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 mt 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.

John Wright to William Rouce – 1668

1/73 Ent 8/1/1668-9 dated 9/10/1668
Sale of land in St K by William Wright to WR. For £5 stlg, 35 acres, moity of land pat 3 March 2C18 at Milk River at Black Stump

9.2    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.

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.

An early Robert Wright of Vere in 1696 seemed to have left no issue.

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[18]: Henry Beck sells to George Booth jnr of Vere for £50 26 acres patented[19] 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

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[20]
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[21]:
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 Comon land near Arthur Goodin Penn. 25 Shillings per acre per year.

1703 Grant.

This is the land granted directly to Andrew Wright. In 1709, he received a small plot of common land at Salt Savanna.
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 know 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[22] of 1703 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....

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.

Andrew Wright - 1709

45/90 Date 1/10/1709 ent 5/12/1709

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[23]:Benjamin Booth to Andrew Wright – 1712
Benjamin Booth planter of Vere to
Andrew Wright bricklayer of Vere
Lease of 12 ¼ 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.

Deed 1713[24]:
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[25]
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[26] 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.

Married: Rachel in his will, surname unknown, no will or inventory found.

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

Deed 1714[27]: 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 RW 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
(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 Land in St Elizabeth of 300 acres each: both in the Nassau area, in the One Eye River area between Island Estate & Appleton.

Bur Robert Wright, St E 14/12/1748 (PR)
Will 1748-9[29]:
 Reference to moneys owed by Messrs Thomas & Benjamin Burton & John Sinclair’s estate.
Land in St Elizabeth named Hope bought off Barnard Andrias Woodstock and land I patented named the Crawl (to son Joseph).
The Crawles: Craskell 18N 77W12, Clarendon). Woodstock shown north of Lacovia estate on Browne 1755.
Land in Vere.

Of St E planter. Son of Andrew Wright, died 1712.
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 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

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[30] of Robert Wright, 1749. He left £4922-6-8 1/2d, including a lot of clothes, wigs etc!
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 (1/3.) 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 between in Vere 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. For AWB to be a cousin of Andrew Wright, Rachel Judith would have had to have been a close relative. Perhaps Joseph Wright was a brother of Francis Wright, Andrew's father.

This Joseph Wright appears as an executor & in inventories. He is referred to by Francis Wright in his will as “kinsman”.
Will 36/42, of Vere (book v poor condition).

Inventory 43/228 16 January 1766
... Of Joseph Wright late of the parish of Vere .. Planter deceased according as they were shown unto us by Elizabeth Wright his sole executrix...£2564-19-6d
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.
1/1. Joseph Wright ch 22/8/1742 of Joseph Elizabeth, Clarendon
1/2. John Phillips Wright 13/8/1744 of Elizabeth, Clarendon
1/3. Rachel Judith Wright 8/8/1756 of Joseph Elizabeth, St E.
She probably married John Gall Booth (see end of Booth section).

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.
Rachel Wright married, 1st, Henry Pridie, Clarendon, 6/6/1734[31]
She married 2nd, John Evans of St Catherine, she of Vere, 7/6/1740, St Catherine[32]. No mention of any issue of this union.
Issue, as mentioned in wills – maybe not all?
3/1. John Pridee

St Catherine burial 2/6/1776[33], John Priddie, planter, consumption, maybe him.
Issue of John Pridee & Elizabeth Alpress, St C
4/1. Mary Alpress Priddee 20/1/1760 St C
4/2. Elizabeth Wright Priddie 30/11/1760 P275 St C
4/3. Judith Pridie 29/3/1764[34] Clarendon
4/4. Henry Priddee b 11/11/1766, ch 11/2/1767[35] St Catherine
4/5. John Pridee b 25/1/1769, ch 17/5/1769[36] St Catherine

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.

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, Clarendon[37]
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, 10/7/1740 (PR).
3/2. Elizabeth Theobalds
3/3. Mary Theobalds
3/4. Rebecca Dunston Theobalds

Vere PR: Samuel Swinhoe married Rebecca Dunston Theobalds 10/6/1762.
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, Clarendon[38].

1/3. Andrew Wright, B aft 1694, married Mary & died Nov/Dec 1747 (will[39]).

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[40]:
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[iii], 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 brother, Robert’s will.

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.

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.
The timing etc make this a good possibility of being Joseph Wright, father of Rachel Judith, expanded below.

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

9.4    FRANCIS WRIGHT - 1715


The father of Andrew Wright.
Sources: parish records, will references to nephews & nieces; Andrew Wright of 1747 will refers to nephew Francis Wright; 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.

BornPR: 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 (PR).
DiedPR: 15/5/1758 St Catherine.
Will of 1757 & Inventory held.

1749 Executor to uncle Robert Wright’s will.

1749[41] Francis Wright of St Elizabeth, planter sells to John Wallen 1 negro.

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

In 1749[42], 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 Elizabeth, and his brother Peter, is 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. Elizabeth 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.

The name Mary Chambers Wright appears twice in the Wright baptism records. John Chambers executor of Andrew Wright’s will. Barzilla Wright of Westmoreland referred to Jacob Chambers as his uncle and John Chambers in his will of 1747. John Chambers an extensive grantee of land (plats).

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.

John Chambers will[43] 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[44] 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[45] 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.

His Will[46] 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 (Gib shown at Senex 18N0 76W54)
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.

Gibraltar 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.

First inventory[47] 1758-9:
Francis Wright late of St Catherine, planter, shown by Susannah Wright
A second inventory[48] 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)

Dunston Family

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/`688
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
HD planter of St Andrew leases land in St A

Henry Dunston – 1710

46/10 Dated 12/5/1710 Ent 19/6/1710
HD 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/-

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:

Henry Dunston ch 29/7/1686 of John & Joane, P28

Rebecca Dunston ch 6/9/1687 of J&J P30
William Dunston, ch 19/5/1689 of J&J P31

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 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 F 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

PR: St A:
Henry Dunston ch 19/6/1712 of Henry & Margaret P49
George Dunston, ch 25/12/1715 of H&M P51
James Stickler Dunston ch 8/2/1754 of Henry Dunston & Phillis Stephens Kingston P118
Mary Dunston ch 11/4/1755 of H&P Kingston 124
Margerat Dunston ch 27/12/1749 of H&P Kingston P101

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

John & Joane Dunston had 3 children baptised in St Andrew about 1685, including Henry (29/7/1686) who married Margaret Hazzard (27/12/1708); the latter had amongst others Henry & George (ST A 19/6/1712 & 25/12/1715). Were these connected with the Wrights?

Spanish Town Cathedral:

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

John Dunston ch 4/9/1678 of John & Mary St A (f17)
Mary of John Dunston 8/7/1673 St A F10

Rebecca of John & Joane Dunston St A 6/9/1687
William of John & Joane Dunston St A 19/5/1689

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.

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.

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.

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, Gent, of St Catherine buys slaves & plate.
1724: John Sinclair, Gent of St Catherine, buys slaves & foot land in Port Royal.
1730: John Sinclair esq of St Elizabeth borrows against a slave
1730: John Sinclair esq of St Elizabeth buys 30 acres of Ruinate Plantation, originally Henry Hilliard’s: HH’s grants show 2 plots in the west to Clarendon, appearing to be at the mouth of the Milk River against the East flank of the Round Hill.

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.

1730 abt: John Sinclair rents from Mathew Tennant – subject of deed to Peter Sinclair.

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.
1736-9: Deed with brother Peter re lands rented from Joshua Tennant’s execs.
    Describes 5 parcels of land – 1750 acres
1739: John & Priscilla Sinclair sell 400 acres in Vere – lands described.
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.

MI of Jamaica:
Cathedral Spanish Town:
Alexander Sinclair. Departed this life 31/12/1854 aged 52
Margaret Sinclair daughter of Mary Sinclair died 1845 aged 30.

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



...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,[49] 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

Jamaican Other Sinclairs

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.

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[50], about where Treasure Beach is now, presumably on the flat ground round Great Pedro pond.

10.1                JOHN SINCLAIR’S PARENTS:

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 Biggs[51]: was this him?

Nevil Sinclair to Peter Sinclair – 1745[52]
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 Kingston.[53]
2/2. Alexander Sinclair b 1/14/1736, bap 3/24/1736, Kingston.
2/3. Thomas Biggs Sinclair, b 3/20/1737, bap 9/19/1740 in Kingston[54]
2/4. John Sinclair, b 5/29/1740, bap 9/19/1740, Kingston[55].
2/5. Margaret Sinclair, dau of Peter & Elizabeth,

Born 3/1/1741, ch 14/11/1742, Kingston[56]

2/6. Robert Sinclair ch Vere 9/6/1747 of Peter Sinclair – prob. the same[57].

1/3. Robert Sinclair in Caithness, gent.
1/4. Francis Sinclair of Caithness
1/5. William Sinclair of Caithness
1/6. 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

A Number of Sinclairs were 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)

10.2                JOHN SINCLAIR


Born: probably Caithness as he still had siblings there when he died.
As he only mentioned one child, John Hayle Sinclair, 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.

John Sinclair became a substantial land owner, having at least 1750 acres by 1736. Much of this was sugar plantations.
As at May 2011, there are a number of deeds which need reading, and some others which need rereading to clarify some of his transactions. A timeline of these deeds is shown elsewhere in this paper.

Granted land in Carpenters Mountains in 1737.

Will dated 6/4/1740, ent 4/6/1741. Then of Clarendon.
To Alexander Sinclair the son of my beloved brother Peter Sinclair of Clarendon... planter £20 per annum and a young heifer at farm on Tophill in Carpenter's Mountains.
Inventory held.

To my brother Peter Sinclair £500
To my beloved daughter Elizabeth Sinclair £1500 (£500 at 18 years or marriage)
2nd £500 at 21 years and a negro girl

To my dear and beloved wife Priscilla Sinclair use and occupation of my dwelling house and pasture at Top Hill aforesaid where we now dwell and my new plantation at Dixons... Land at Milk River called Rumate Plantation?
My beloved son John Hayle Sinclair the rest and residue including in Caithness in Scotland.
My brother Robert Sinclair in Caithness Scotland gentleman
My brother Francis Sinclair  "                                   "
My brother William Sinclair  "                                   "
To the eldest son of my sister Margaret of Caithness...
To my beloved sister Elizabeth Sinclair the wife of Alexander Sinclair of Lybster Caithness
Sister Ann

Inventory: £J2420, of which £1337 in slaves, £208 outstanding debt and the remainder stock & furniture.

Died: About 1741, Jamaica. Clarendon burials only from 1770.
Property at "Top Hill", "Dixons" plantation, land at Milk River called "Rumate".

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



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

She could also have been the daughter of John Hayle jnr mentioned in John snr’s will.

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

Will of 1764 LOS/35F181 1764
Widow of Vere.
Half to daughter Elizabeth Anderson (wife of John), remainder to John Hayle Sinclair.
Inventory 12/4/1765 £J1104, almost entirely slaves.


1/1.   John Hayle Sinclair.

He is specifically called John Hayle (Sinclair) in father’s will.
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

Married John Anderson, planter, Kingston, 3/5/1744, both of Vere (re will & PR).
B aft 1722.
Died between Priscilla’s will in 1764 and deed 1765 (210/126)
Lewis Anderson, son of John & Elizabeth Anderson, Clarendon, 19/4/1745.
Lewis Henry Anderson bur St Dorothy, 26/3/1771, aged 27.
Lewis Anderson Married Vere 6/2/1762, Elizabeth Sinclair, widow, both OTP.
William Thomas Anderson, son of J&E A, Vere, b 16/10/1761, bap 2/12/1761
Elizabeth Ellis Anderson, ch 29/12/1765 of John & Elizabeth, Clarendon[58].
Note: Vere for 1759 & 60 missing.
William Thomas Anderson married Vere 16/1/1781 Mary Anderson.
Thomas Anderson married Vere, 16/1/1781 Susannah Hudson, widow
Lewis Anderson, ch Vere 19/1/1716 of Lewis & Ann PR p12

10.3                JOHN HAYLE SINCLAIR


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.

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

Will entered 19/11/1766. Inventory held.
Property called Bernuda Castle.
Wills LOS 36/134

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.

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).

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.
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 to Thomas Durrant in and about the place the place he dwelleth on. To Francis B 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:



From children’s dates, she must have been born before 1735.

If she was the daughter of Benjamin Burton & Dorothy Rochester, she was probably born before June 1730[59] and baptised St Elizabeth 4/4/1734.

Parents are uncertain, were probably Benjamin Burton & Dorothy Rochester.

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 (Francis, Benjamin) 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 (son of Benjamin, son of Francis) & his wife Mary 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. However, as suggested above, Judith (or JHS) must have been mulatto 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.

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[v].
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.[60]

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[61].

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[vi] 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.

Issue of ESS & Edward Rotton:

1/2. Nicholas Sinclair,
1/3. Susannah Sinclair, renounced executorship of Edward's will 8/9/93.
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 1759, ch April 1768,

Natural Child abt 9 & 6  months - St E PR V1 P29.
Issue by Judith Powell:
There is a deed[62] 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)
Ref Downie: born 17/10/1759.

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

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

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

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.

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.
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.
2/6. Susannah Sinclair, Spinster of Manchester

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:
1/12. John Sinclair.



Burton Summary

    Our direct Burton ancestor was Judith Burton, partner 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 their children mentioned in their wills were baptised in Barbados, where Francis was a Captain in the militia and a landowner. 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 UK 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.

    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. Francis left his estate between his three sons, Nicholas, Benjamin and John (who died intestate soon after Judith), in his will of 1690, 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.[63]

Mr Horace Burton died Kingston, May 1799.[64]

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.

Burton Time line

1635: Mention of Jo Burton arriving as a prisoner in Barbados, aged 17[65].
1649: John Burton witness to will in aged 24[66]
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)
1711: Jno Burton, carpenter of PR buys land in Lime St, Port Royal.
1712: Her will makes a number of bequests:
14/24 Dated 20 August 1712 Proved 27 march 1713

1708: Nicholas Burton sell land to nephew Francis Treherne (41/89)
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)

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.

1806: Deborah Burton granted 2 runs of land of 300 acres in St Elizabeth & Clarendon 11/2/1806 (JFS)

Early Barbados Burtons

In Barbados, several Burtons appear:

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.

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. This seems unlikely, although there are Arundell’s appearing in Virginia in Hotton’s Lists.

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.

Francis, our ancestor

Probably born before 1642.

The most likely scenario is that Francis was UK born, and came out, perhaps with a brother, John sometime in the 1650’s.

A Francis Burton in Barbados 1660-1680.

Judith Burton who married Thomas Ellacott in 6/3/1678-9 was probably Judith Griffin, the widow of John Burton married 1672, maybe a brother of our Francis (ref FB’s final legatee).
This John Burton does not fit well with the 2 distinct John Burtons shown below; 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.

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.

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.

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[67]: buys foot land in Port Royal, a carpenter.

1711 Deed[68]: John (a carpenter) & Mary bought foot land in Lime Street, Port Royal from Fabritius Smith (gent).

1714 Deed[69]: 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.
Married Mary (will[70] 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[71]: buys slave for wife Dorothy
1732 Deed[72]: as eldest son & heir of Mary Burton, leases in Port Royal inherited from mother Mary to Ignatius Duany

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[73]
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 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).

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)


The connection with Ellacott in Jamaica is via a Mrs Judith Burton who married Thomas Ellacott in 1679; 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[74]. 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. 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

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[75] of St Michaels
Margaret’s will of 1680/4[76]

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[77].
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 Ellacott (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.

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[78].
1/7. Mary Ellacott, b. aft 1662 (ME Will)
1/8. Lucretia Ellacott, b. aft 1664 (ME Will)

Her will[79] of 1718, widow of St Michaels
Married Mr Croxon, died bef 1718.
John Nicholas Croxon

1783 314/57 Judith Burton to Ruth Sinclair Sa Neg

11.1                FRANCIS & JUDITH BURTON


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.

There are 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[80]) and another son Francis appear in the Barbadian records. The earliest mention of Francis Burton in Barbados was as a witness to a will in 1660[81]. He was described as a Lieut. at his son’s baptism in St Michaels in 1668, by 1679, Captain Francis Burton was in the Militia and a resident of St James[82]. In 1680 Francis Burton had 130 acres and 60 negroes in St Michaels and Capt Francis Burton 15 acres in St James[83]. It is assumed that these are both the same person. In all cases bar one, he is referred to as Francis Burton in Jamaica, the exception being in a deed of 1714 (51/190).

Some US sources have had discussions that he was one of 3 brothers, 2 of whom settled in Virginia, but that does not look very likely.

The last mention of Francis Burton in Barbados was in 1680[84], where 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[85], close to where he was granted 779 acres very soon after.

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[86]: 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 WEST UP!

By 1722, Burtons had disappeared, presumable sold their Barbados assets on Francis’s death.

Barbados Militia:

6/1/1679: Francis Burton, Capt in Colonel William Bate’s Regiment of Foot[87].
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.

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.
A Lieutenant Francis Burton had 300 acres in Antigua in 1683[88].

Francis Burton in Jamaica:

He may have made land in St Thomas 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.

1683[89]: Bought 150a of land from Geoffrey Reaves in St Thomas in the Vale.

Patent 1/5/34C2 to Robert Hippsley late of St Catherine, gent, 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 10/6/1682 sells to Jeffrey late of St Thomas in the Vale 150 acres of 590 acres.

Went to Benjamin  & Nicholas (John Died early). Nicholas Burton’s ½ to his son Francis, who sells it to Richard Treherne.
Benjamin’s half sold by his son, Benjamin to Robert Tredaway in 1718[90].

1682: Granted Land[91], December 18, 1682:
Francis Burton, 2 platts (Copy held):
874 acres of which 779 acres 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). Plat only shows 2 plots, 344 acres and 95 acres. The patent[92] gives text description of all the plots, but no plat. 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 plat held and joins well. Fra Burton on the other side 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. Inferred from a later deed, Francis Burton bought the 150 acres from Robert Hippsley.

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 shown as 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 Bowen Bourden could refer to the remaining part of the 874 acres, which was said to be in

The 95 acres borders George Read & Robert Hipesly. RH not found, & GR does not fit.

Craskel of 1763 shows Old Burton & New Burton cattle sugar mills on either side of the Rio Magno Gully. This might be part of the 95 acres, but could also be one of the later purchases: perhaps Stoneland plantation.

Unkn Date: implied from a later deed[93], he bought 50 acres in Maggotty Savannah probably up river from St Jago towards Moneague. This land was sold by Judith, Benjamin & Nicholas in 1701.

1684: From a deed[94] between Nicholas Burton & Francis Treherne, Francis Burton bought 172 acres in St Catherine. ½ of this land went to son Nicholas, who gave it to Francis Treherne in 1707.
Ann Ash plat of 1675[95]: Near the Kepe? Savanna, Woodland; SE Mrs Anne Pitts; NE Tho Andrews; NW Edward Boult; SW Waste Land

1685 Deed[96]: 400 acres were patented[97] 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 1680 he sold it to Harbottle Wingfield. Harbottle Wingfield of Port Royal sold it by deed in 1685 to Francis Burton of St Jago for £170.

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[98]: Sells 200 acres of land, recently bought, to George Needham & John Archer, for a profit!

Several deeds give the history of Stoneland Plantation in St Thomas (in the Vale):
1688 Deed[99]: of St Jago, gives mortgage on 1065 acres to Capt Robert Hewitt, who goes into arrears: FB sells property on to Roger Elletson.

Francis Burton, Gent 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.

Francis repossessed this as Hewitt was in arrears and resold it to Roger Elletson for £3000, for reasons not immediately apparent, the property was sold to Thomas Ballard Junr and then back to Francis in a Deed[100] 9/1689.

Francis’s Land:
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.
1700: 50 acres Maggotty Savannah in Clarendon – sold by 2 sons & widow. Where?

Francis’s Will[101]:
of St Catherine’s Dated 11/8/1690 Proved 11/2/1690-1
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.

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

No inventory found for Francis.

Judith Burton

Her origins and maiden name are unknown, but she and Francis were married in Barbados.

Specifically left her books to her son Benjamin, indicating she 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[102] in 1665 for 240 acres in Clarendon (in what became Vere). The Booths had land around this plot.

Deed[103] 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)

1707 Deed[104]: buys town land, assumed to be in St Jago – as her retirement home; probably the house & land where she now lives in mentioned in her will.

Her will makes a number of bequests:
14/24 Dated 20 August 1712 Proved 27 march 1713
A Widow of St Catherine, weak.
Bur St Catherine 13 March 1713, widow.

Y First to my son Benjamin Burton one negro boy by the name of Jack also one small feather bed and bolster and two pillows
Y 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
Y I give to my grand son Francis Trehern the son of my daughter Ann Trehern one mulata man named Sambo but if should dye before the age of 21 then I give to his mother Ann Trehern
Y 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.

Inventory of 1713[105]:

...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:
(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.[106]
Died: 1712-1714 – no trace of will or inventory – died intestate.

1700 Deed[107]: sells 6 slaves to John Dove. He is referred to as son of Francis Burton late of St Thomas, planter.

1701 Deed[108]:
Between Nicholas Burton of Jamaica planter and Benjamin Burton of St Jago & Elbeata his wife and Judith Burton relict of Francis Burton Gent. & Nicholas Philpot of St Thomas in the Vale, planter
Francis Burton in his lifetime land in Maggotty Savannah in St Jago now in Clarendon, 50 acres South on Maj George Reid, West on Robert Nelson & Camp? Gully. Sold for £40 11/11/1701.
Magotty Savanna Up river from St Jago towards Moneague on one old map (Bowen 1747).
Capt George Reid Plat 1B-11-2-23F132 27/11/1673, 149 acres north side of Town River (Rio Cobre).

Inherits land from Francis.
1707 Deed[109]: 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

Mentioned in parent’s wills,

Deed[110]: His share of 150 acres of Hippsley land went to son Francis. That deed sold ½ of 150 acres to Richard Treherne in 1714 for 15/-.

Francis Burton & Lawrence Dowdall – 1716
54/234 Date 10/4/1716 Ent 24/7/1717,
Ind btw Francis Burton of St Thomas in the Vale, planter & Lawrence Dowdall of the same parish, planter. Ref grant 16/4/1683 to Francis Burton, grandfather of Francis Burton.
Late Francis Burton left all 874 acres to 3 sons John, Nicholas & Benjamin, sons in will of 1690.
John since died without issue soon afterwards intestate, so his 1/3 to Nicholas & Benjamin.
Francis Burton son of Nicholas Burton, now dead, heir apparent. Sells 1/3 of 874 for £100

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

Ch 30/10/1693 St Cat. of Nicholas & Mary (PR)
1714: A joyner of St C in 1714[111]
A Francis Burton bur Kingston 11/4/1732 (PR).

Francis Burton & Lawrence Dowdall – 1716
54/234 Date 10/4/1716 Ent 24/7/1717,
Ind btw Francis Burton of St Thomas in the Vale, planter & Lawrence Dowdall of the same parish, planter. Ref grant 16/4/1683 to Francis Burton, grandfather of Francis Burton.
Late Francis Burton left all 874 acres to 3 sons John, Nicholas & Benjamin, sons in will of 1690.
John since died without issue soon afterwards intestate, so his 1/3 to Nicholas & Benjamin.
Francis Burton son of Nicholas Burton, now dead, heir apparent. Sells 1/3 of 874 for £100.

2/1. 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.
Also shared Judith’s wearing clothes with cousin Sarah Hunt.

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

1/1. 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.

1/2. 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.
Mentioned in father’s will but not in Judith’s, so probably died without issue bef 1714, and his interest in 150 acres devolved to Benjamin & Nicholas. This is confirmed by a deed of 1716[112]

1/3. 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

1/4. 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


1/5. Ann Burton

(FB & JB Wills as Treherne)

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(1) William Hunt (from PR for Sarah who is in Judith’s will).
Married St C 2/10/1695 Anne Bur... – must be the one.
Bur William Hunt St C 15/9/1697 (PR 185).
2/1. Sarah Hunt, appeared unmarried in Judith’s will, and under 24 in 1712.

Sarah Hunt, bap 16/5/1697 St C of William & Ann.
Married Thomas Biggs, Merchant, 8/11/1717, St Catherine[113]
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).
Issue (probably theirs):
3/1. Sarah Biggs, b 4/6 & ch 19/6/1724, Kingston[114]
3/2. Frances Biggs, b 9/2 & ch 10/3/1727-8, Kingston[115]

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

Bur William Hunt jnr bur St C 9/9/1697 (PR 185)

Married(2) Richard Treherne, a Cooper, 15/4/1703 (St C PR) – 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 transported to the West Indies (Jamaica) 1664[116].

2/2. Francis Treherne – bap 4/2/1704 (St C PR)

A cooper in 1707 and a joyner of St Catherine in 1714.
A planter of St Catherine in 1737.
1707[117] Nicholas Burton (uncle) gives 86 acres in St Catherine, land inherited from Francis Burton.

Legacies from grandmother Judith:
a mulatto named Sambo

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

1749 Deed[118]:
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 at date
Issue (dates from St C PR):
3/1. Jane Treherne
3/2. Susannah Bennet Treherne
3/3. Ann Treherne
3/4. Bridget Elbeatha Treherne, ch 19/9/1739 of Francis & Amy.

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
Miss Elizabeth Burton, cousin to William & Elizabeth Thomas of this Parish, died 13 July 1742 in her 18th year.


11.2                BENJAMIN BURTON - 1674


Ch. 5/3/1673-4, St Michael’s Barbados, son of Capt Francis Burton
Died: about 1719.

As one of his father’s heirs, he was a landowner, but little else is know about him.
Left by mother Judith one negro boy by the name of Jack also one small feather bed and bolster and two pillows and he3r books

Married: Elbeata Massall (spelling??) St Catherine 9/6/1700

She died after Benjamin but before his inventory was entered 6 July 1721, but was an administrator in his will of 1719.

Their granddaughter “Susannah Mascal Burton” by son Thomas indicates that Elbeata was probably a daughter of George & Susannah Maskall who were having children about 1680 as shown by their marriage. This does not agree with the statement in their son John’s will of 1720 where he refers to his grandfather as Elisha Clark of Vere, who died before 1720. Perhaps she was married twice.

Elisha & Jane Clark had land granted at Withywood 10/3/1664[119]

An Elisha Clark was ch Vere 19/8/1716 of George & Joan.

1701 Deed[120]: Between Nicholas Burton of Jamaica planter and Benjamin Burton of St Jago & Elbeata his wife and Judith Burton relict of Francis Burton Gent. & Nicholas Philpot of St Thomas in the Vale, planter
Francis Burton in his lifetime land in Maggotty Savannah in St Jago now in Clarendon, 50 acres South on Maj George Reid, West on Robert Nelson & Camp? Gully. Sold for £40 11/11/1701.
Magotty Savanna Up river from St Jago towards Moneague on one old map (Bowen 1747).
Capt George Reid Plat 1B-11-2-23F132 27/11/1673, 149 acres north side of Town River (Rio Cobre).

1707 Deed[121]: Implied owner of ½ of 172 acres in St Catherine patented to Ann Ash.
1714: Deed[122]: Implied owner of share of 150 acres of Hippsley land.
Relationship confirmed by Richard Treherne in Benjamin’s will.

Benjamin Burton – 1718
55A/14 dated 1/5/1718 ent 6/6/1718
Benjamin Burton & David Idana
Benjamin Burton & Wife Elbeata lets slaves to David Idana for 10/- to retreive 20/-
This must be this Ben, his son would be too young.

Benjamin Burton & Robert Tredway – 1718
56/43 Date 5/7/1718 Ent 7/7/1718.
Ind btw Benjamin Burton of St E planter & Elbeather wife & Robert Tredaway of St Catherine.
Patent 16/4/1683 for 874 acres in St John & St Thomas in the Vale etc.
Patent 1/5/34C2 (1682) to Robert Hippsley late of St Catherine, gent, 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 10/6/1682 sells to Jeffrey late of St Thomas in the Vale 150 acres of 590 acres.
Jeffery Reaves 19/8/1683 sold to Francis Burton. Son John dies.
Benjamin Burton sells for £300 to Robert Tredaway his half

Benjamin Burton to Tredaway
61/60 Dated 5/7/1718 Ent 8/4/1720
Benjamin Burton  planter of St E & Elbeatha wife
Robert Treadaway esq of St C
Ref 874 acres & 590 Hippsley Land
Robert Treadaway sold 150 to Geoff Reaves 10/6/1682 Geoffrey Reaves sold to Francis Burton 18/8/1683
Benjamin Burton sells his ½ of Francis Burton’s estate for £330
Note Deed 15/179 Robert Treadaway to Geoffery Reaves not available

1750 Deed[123]: sells 50 acres jointly with Thomas (brother) to James Powell.

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)

of St Elizabeth, planter, dated 23/1/1719 ent 13/3/1720.
Wife Elizabeth for life
Sons John Burton, Benjamin, Thomas
Nephew Francis Treherne mentioned.
Executrix wife Elizabeth,
Trustee Brother Richard Treherne (must be brother in law).

Inventory[125] of 1721:
An inventory of ...  Benjamin Burton of the parish of St Elizabeth Deceased
Shown by late wife Elbaton Burton, total £1469 11s 1/2d.

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.

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

Ch 17/12/1701 St Cat. of Benjamin & Elbetha (PR)

Left by grand mother Judith one negro man by the name of Tom

Will[126] of 1720: of St Catherine, mariner.
This must be of this 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 …

Will of Elisha Clarke not found 10/2013.

2 inventories were made, the second 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 mariner might have owned.
11/91 Date 7/9/1719
.. Of Port Royal shown by Robert Buckingham & Mary Burton
12/32 Dated 17 August 1720
A second inventory … John Burton .. Which were forgot and not shown unto us .. At the first appraisement. Total second £37-5-0

This John Burton must be correct with the relationship with Richard & Francis Treherne, but it is difficult to see how Elisha Clark fits:

Will[127] 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 P. 14 nergoes, pen of cattle.

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

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

Died 1763-4.
Probably Thomas in Judith Burton’s will of 1712, who shared spoons with his brother Ben.

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.
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.

Sam Bevis to Thomas Burton
68/202-142 date 30/4/1723 ent 10/7/1723
Both planter of St E
Sam Bevis for £10 sells to Thomas Burton 100 acres called the Indian Ground

Married Mary dau of John Moore, planter of St Catherine’s (deduced from a later deed[128]).
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[129]:
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 her mother.

Deed[130] 1753-73:
256/200 Dated 22/10/1753 Ent 10/12/1773
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.

Thomas Burton died 28/7/1713 St Cat – who??

Deeds etc:

1730 Deed[131] Deed: Benjamin & Thomas Burton of St Elizabeth gave a negro boy to Judith Burton spinster of St Elizabeth. If she died negro to Benjamin Burton, a minor. If both died, negro to 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 a son of Thomas or Benjamin snr who did not survive and left no trace. The mention of the heirs of Dorothy Rochester implies that at least some of Benjamin snr’s issue by her were already born.

1737 Deed[132]:  between Francis Trahern, planter of St Catherine’s Thomas Burton planter of St Elizabeth, gives (sells for 5/-) to TB, half a parcel of 2 women & 4 girls. The rest to FT’s children. Deed not entered until 1749.

1743 Deed[133]: Thomas Burton & wife Mary, planter of Vere sells 1 slave to Henry Hudson of Vere.

Manumission[134]: 1747
Benjamin & Thomas Burton, of Vere, planters, manumit boy Tom son of negro woman Qualinor?? Property of Benjamin.

1750 Deed[135]: Thomas & Mary Burton to Benjamin Burton gift of slaves.

1750 Deed[136]: Benjamin Burton & Thomas Burton & his wife Mary planters of Vere sold to James Powell 50 acres.

Manumission[137] 1750: Thomas Burton & Mary his wife, of Vere, manumitted mulatto girl named Nancy dau of Abengebah.

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[138]:
Thomas Burton of Vere to Richard Ragg of St Cat, Sale of Land:
Wife Mary late Mary Moore one of the daus of John Moore of St Cat 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.

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[139]: JH Sinclair – Burton – 1765 – was this part of Thomas’s estate?.
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 to Thomas Durrant in and about the place the place he dwelleth on. To Francis B one slave, to Sophronia Sinclair one slave.

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.

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

Will: 35/81 of St Elizabeth 20/5/1763 Ent 4/2/1764

Refer confirms Manumission of negro woman Hannah Mendez, two mulatto boys Nicholas and Francis Burton
Slaves bequeathed to:
To children of Hannah Mendez: Thomas, Joseph, Richard, Edward, Nicholas, Francis, John Benjamin, George William, James, Sampson, Hannah, Mary.

To my dau Elbeatha Burton, Judith, Ann, Susannah, Mary,
To sons Thomas Christopher & John Francis - slaves
To son Benjamin the residue
Execs: Francis Smith of Vere and John Hayle Sinclair of St E and son Benjamin Burton.

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.

Issue of Thomas & Mary his wife (JAM St E PR & TB Will):
2/1. Susannah Mascal B: 10/7/1748 Ch: 23/12/1753 St E

Mary Booth Burton, ch: 17690727 of Susannah Maclean Burton. Vere V1/38.
Bur 16/10/1770 aged 2. Probably her.

2/2. Mary B: 17501216 Ch: 23/12/1753
2/3. 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[140] 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.

2/4. John Francis b. 15/1/1756, Ch: 7/8/1756 (PR)

ch 27/10/1794 St E 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. Benjamin Burton – will only.

Residuary legatee of father’s estate.
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

2/7. 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

2/8. Judith Burton – will only.
2/9. 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 TB 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.

1767 Indenture[141]:
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[142] 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. TA 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). BB died intestate so Thomas Burton his brother inherited. TB by deed 17/12/1760 granted to HM, NB and FB.
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 TB’s will, so maybe 1st born, no Baptism?

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.

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.

Unknown Burton/Witter/Swabys etc of this Generation

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)


Mary, the illegitimate dau of Charles Kinkaid and Sarah Witter, about 12 years of age (V1/29) baptised about 4/1768. This makes it very unlikely that Johanna Marks Burton’s mother Sarah was Sarah Witter.

There was also:
Johanna Marks Burton born abt 1756, bapt Apr 1768 aged 12 of Nicholas Burton & Sarah (no surname) possibly of Nicholas Burton, see A8 above, but no obvious connection with Sarah Witter.
A Sarah the property of S Burton baptised at the same time aged 30.

Children of Ruth Burton – there is no indication which Ruth this is, but see under Benjamin Burton/Dorothy Rochester.
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.

11.3                BENJAMIN BURTON - 1703


Ch 23/3/1703 St Cat. of Benjamin & Elbetha Burton.
Probably ”Ben” 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.

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.

Benjamin Burton from Zachariah Gualtier – 1728
78/23 Dated 9/5/1728 Ent 20/7/1728

Zachariah Gualtier of St E esq & wife Mary &
Benjamin Booth of St E
ZG&M for 5/- land at Aligator Pond mountains St E 146 acres
N Richard Marks, E Capt Anthony Storror dcd, W on Jonathan Harrison dcd, S on Waste land.
Peppercorn rent for 1 year.

Benjamin Burton from Zachariah Gualtier – 1728
78/23A Dated 10/5/1728 ent 20/7/1728
Sd land pat by Thomas Anderson 3/10/1719 & sold to Joseph Cromer & Martha 13/7/1720. who sold it to ZG. ZG sells it BB for £78; BB in actual possession.

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.

1728 (re Indenture, 1767[143]):
Bought 146a of land at Hilberry in St Elizabeth from Zacharia Gaultier, which passed on his death to his brother, Thomas. Thomas, as the probable father of the above Nicholas & Francis, passed it to them and Hannah, who sold it to Francis Smith in 1767.

1730 Deed[144]: Benjamin & Thomas Burton of St Elizabeth gave a negro boy to Judith Burton spinster of St Elizabeth. If she died negro to Benjamin Burton, a minor. If both died, negro to 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 a son of Thomas or Benjamin snr who did not survive and left no trace. The mention of the heirs of Dorothy Rochester implies that at least some of Benjamin snr’s issue by her were already born.

1747 Manumission[145]: Benjamin & Thomas Burton, of Vere, planters, manumit boy Tom son of negro woman Qualinor?? Property of Benjamin.

1750 Deed[146]: Benjamin Burton gave 1 Negro to reputed daughter Elbeaton Burton
This is probably this Benjamin. (probably the daughter of Dorothy Rochester)

1750 Deed[147]: Benjamin Burton & Thomas Burton & his wife Mary planters of Vere sold to James Powell 50 acres.

1750 Deed[148]: 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.
William Rochester, son of William & Ann, ch 23 January 1697, Clarendon.

From the 1730 deed 83/78, some or all born before June 1730, ch St Elizabeth:
1/1. Ann Judy Tevier (Twier??) Burton ch 4/4/1734.

No sign of Tevier name – it may well have been a transcription error.

1/2. John Burton, ch 4/4/1734.
1/3. Elizabeth Burton, ch 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 4, St E.

2/2. Bonella Rochester Burton dau of Zachary Burton & Hannah a slave,

ch St E btw April & Aug 1768, aged abt 3, St E

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.

A Ruth Burton had 2 daughters by Swaby – see under Benjamin Burton 1674.

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.


Hayle Summary

    Our Hayle ancestor was Priscilla Hayle, wife of John Sinclair. She would have been a grand daughter of John Hayle, by either John’s eldest son, John (mentioned in John Hayle senior’s will – no age indication), or his son Nevil (from baptism record, b 1707). John jnr’s daughter Priscilla was alive in 1714, the date of John senior’s will. At the moment, there is no way of telling which she was.
     The 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. 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 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.

Caribeannea Vol 1 P14 on: Marriages pre 1680, St Catherine.
2 June 1675: Richard Pye & Katherine Hales (at Morant)

19 Aug 1668, St Andrew: Nichola(s) Delaroche & Elizabeth Woodin.

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”.

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 Mandeville.

Early patents indicate that there was a group of 3 Hayles: John, Thomas & Richard. The use of the spelling HaYle seems to have been consistent through almost all the documents, so I have concentrated on those with that spelling. It may be assumed that they were brothers; the only combination of brothers with this spelling were born in St Albans.

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, Ann, Clarendon 151
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.

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).

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
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[149].


12.1                WILLIAM HAYLE

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 was made in 1672 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. Other evidence shows that there were 3 Hayles.
Deed 24/58 refers to the 42 acre plot in connection with Joh, Richard & Thomas Hayle.

The three brothers were granted[150] three plots of land of 58, 42 & 110 acres in 1673 on either side of the River Minho

The 1671 deed to John Hayle was probably the land referred to in the 1673 patent as belonging to John & Richard Hayle.

The patent is ambiguous, but appears to be a joint John, Richard & Thomas Hales, especially with references to this patent in later deeds. It can also be read as John Richards & Thomas Hales, but later deeds make it clear that they were 3 brothers. Land in Clarendon.

...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 4.6 miles south of May Pen centre.
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[151]) 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.

The 42 acre plot went to the children of Richard: Richard, George & Mary (ref deed 1693[152]) via their guardian, Richard Cargill of Vere: he discharged John Hayle, then of Vere, from any liability for the goods & chattels of the children, maybe when they reached majority[153]. 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[154]. He was subsequently sold a small amount of land by Nevil Hayle[155].

The 110 acre plot was split early on, 50 acres being sold by Richard & John to Thomas Parry in 1676, 60 acres going to Thomas. The latter plot was left to Thomas’s 3 sons, Richard Josiah & Thomas: this was formally passed to the surviving 2, Josiah & Thomas, by deed from uncle John in 1701[156].

1676: John & Richard sell 50 acres, Thomas kept remaining 60 acres. (ref deed 32/239)

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[157]:
Thomas bought 70 acres, left to his 3 sons.
Thomas Perry to Thomas Hayles
Thomas Perry of St Elizabeth
Thomas Hayles of Vere planter
70 acres woodland, 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 20/9/1675 to John Adkins since sold by Elizabeth Adkins relict to Thomas Perry 9/12/1677
This land left to 3 sons Richard, Joshua & Thomas[158].

1680: Thomas Hayle of Vere buys 70 acres at Dry River from Thomas Parry (ref 49/130).
      Willed to sons Thomas, Josiah & Richard (1690 ref 32/239)
      Josiah dead by 1708, so owned by Richard & Thomas

Thomas snr bought[159] 70 acres of land in 1680 near Kettle Spring (shown on early maps in northern Vere, just south of the border with Clarendon) bounding on Richard & John Hayle’s land, which he left to his 3 sons. 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, leaving Thomas jnr with his plot including the indigo works. The details of this land transaction[160] are difficult to understand and need further research (2011). Two more deeds removed any claims the brothers might have on the other’s plot. Was there a major falling out?!
Thomas jnr went into partnership with Thomas Howard in 1714 to work land in Vere[161].

(Abreviated version).
49/130 (new) (copy held)
Ent: 29/11/1711
Dated 31/10/1711

Between Richard & Ann Hayle, planter of St Elizabeth & James Smith, surgeon of Vere.

Thomas Perry late of St Elizabeth in 6/10/1680 (32nd CII) sold to Thomas Hayle, planter then of Vere, 70 acres of land at Dry River, near Kittles Spring in Vere, part of a lot of 106 acres, (deed 12/19)

northerly on William Martin
south West on Richard Hayle & John Hayle
South East on Henrico and
East on Richard Hayle.

The land sold by Edward Corke of Vere 20/9/1675 to John Adkins, the 70 acres being part of that.

Thomas Hayle left the land in his will to sons Richard, Joshua & Thomas Hayle,

Joshua also dead by this time (1711, but probably by 1708), and his share reverted to Richard & Thomas

John & Priscilla Hayle 10/4/1708 gave to Richard & Thomas Hayle 60 acres, part of a lot of 110 acres

Richard & Thomas Hayle agreed (21/4/1709) to abide by arbitration to divide the 2 plots of 70 & 60 acres.

Francis Smith resurveys his land: if that claims some land from the Hayles, they, Richard & Thomas Hayle agree to stand the loss equally.

The arbitration dated 1/7/1709 gave Richard Hayle 75 acres (said to be one half part – arithmetic??) bounding
Near Coll Joys Ford
North of John Sadler esq & Rio Minho next to Coll Joy
West of James Smith
SW of Mr William Holloways
& SE on his brother Thomas Hayle

Thomas Hayle has the other 75 acres, and he & his wife Elizabeth relinquish any claim to Richard’s half, together with the joint use of Indigo works.

Richard & Ann Hayle sell their portion to James Smith for £300 and a half share in the well & Indigo works.

Witness Alice Anderson, Thomas Hayle & Fr Allen.

48/68 (Notes)
Ent 30/11/1711
Dated 31/10/1711
Richard Hayle & Anne of St Elizabeth
Thomas Hayle of Vere planter
Thomas Perry late of St Elizabeth 6/10 32nd CII (1681) sold
to Thomas Hayle snr? Then of Vere 70 acres part of 106 acres at Dry River & Kettles Spring N on William Martin SW on Richard Hayle & Richard Hayle S on ?? SE on Richard Hayle sold by Edward Cooks
John Hayle & Priscilla Hayle gave 60 acres to Richard & Thomas,
So they have 2 parcells of land between them
If James Smith resurveys his land and takes away any land from Richard & Thomas, they equally stand the damage
Richard & Thomas had 75 acres adj Col Prys Ford bounding N on John Sadler esq, & River Mino next to Col Ivey. NW on the sd James Smith SW on William Followays & SE on his brother Thomas Hayle whose 75 bounds NW on Richard Hayle SE on JS SW on Josiah Bennick & river M & Mr William Followay & Well and Indigo flats?? Equally.
Releases any claim Richard Hayle might have on Thomas Hayle’s 75 acres for 5/-

Same deed in the other direction. Mentions Thomas’s wife Elizabeth.

Son Thomas sells this inter alia to James Smith, 1717[162].

Thomas Hayle seems to have owned 520 acres in St Andrew, of which he and his wife Elizabeth sell half in 1723[163], 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.

1709: Sons Richard & Thomas share in land granted by John & Priscilla in 1708.
1711: complex land deeds giving each brother an amount of land.

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)

Will of 1691-2[164]:
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 before 1669 (<21 in 1691, 21 in 1700):
2/1. Richard Hayle married Anne (ref deed 49/130).

Probably the senior 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[165]. Lewis was a planter in Clarendon, and also lists his own wife, Ann and a number of children.
Lewis Anderson owned 58 acres in Clarendin in 1670[166]

This may be the Richard Hayles whose will[167] was of 1711-2:
of St Elizabeth, planter (later in document, of Vere)
Children Philip, Milborough Ann, Lydia to divide all between them.
Exec: Henry Low & Friend John Hayles.

Inventory[168]: planter of St Elizabeth, £227-6-9

A complicated deed was drawn up 31/1/1711, and entered 14/11/1711 dividing property 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. Josiah Hayle dead by 1708.
2/3. Thomas Hayle, married Elizabeth (Massie?). (from deed ref 49/130)

Assumed that this is the correct connection!
1723: owns 520 acres in St Andrew, grants half share to Martin Wilkins.
Will[169] 1725: planter of St Andrew. Wife Elizabeth, sons William & Thomas, both under 21; Sister Abigail Cole, her children Robert & John & Jane Parker.

Thomas Hayle & Thomas Howard – 1714
51/176 Ent 5/1/1714
Partnership Thomas Hayle land in Vere & 3 negroes, THo 11 negroes & 4 horses. Also land rented of Peter Stiles, John Sadler. T Hayle to work & manure the land

Thomas Hayle – 1717
55/174 date 22/2/1717 ent 26/3/1718
Thomas Hayle planter of St Andrew & wife Elizabeth
& James Smith of Vere gent
ref Thomas Parry to TB 70 acres at Kittle Spring
This TB since dead and left it 3 sons
TB & Liz sell to James Smith for £320 the 75 acres remaining after the splits in 1709.

Ent 4/11/1723
Dated 10/8/1723
Thomas Hayle of St A planter & wife Elizabeth
Thomas Hayle has 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.
grants half share in all to Martin Wilkins of St Dorothy, planter.
23 negroes (£698) Goats £5 Hoggs £5/10 Poultry £7/10.

Sister Abigail might have been sister-in-law.
Marriage John Cole & Abigail Pink, 2/9/1704, St C[170].
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

Inventory[171] of 1725:
planter of St Andrew, £548-11-10d

Elizabeth Hayle to William Hayle – 1743
116/117, dated 4/10/1742, Ent 28/4/1743
Between Elizabeth Hayle of Kingston, widow, and William Hayle, bricklayer, of Kingston
Land sold by Charles Long of Lincoln’s Inn to William Massis, Tavern Hooper, 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

1743 deed[172]: Elizabeth Hayle, widow of Kingston, and son William, bricklayer – were these the connections?? The same deed refers to a William Massie giving Elizabeth land in Kingston, probably her brother, particularly as her 2nd son was named William Massie.

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[173]:
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 (assumed to be this William, not his father – wife Priscilla):
William Hayle to John Dunston 210/193 dated 4/5/1764 Ent 3/10/1765
William Hayle & Priscilla of Kingston Gent
John Dunston of Kingston esq
William Hayle bricklayer sells 3 parcells of land to John Dunston for £7450 400 acres in St Thomas in the East bt by John Hayle for £J2900 & 300 acres Marchoneal bay

John Dunston’s will[174] 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 17330528 ch 17330619, 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. 17360616 17360712,

William Massie Hayle died 1794 (JFS Jam Gazette 29/10/1794).
had issue by Martha, ch Kingston:
5/1. Samuel Hayle, b 17721001 ch 17730331
5/2. Ann Hayle. B. 17750824 ch. 17751025
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. 17790804 ch. 17790815

4/4. Catherine Hayle b. 17370804 17370809, bur 9/8/1737
4/5. George Hayle b. 17380927, ch 17381019:

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. 17410416 17410430, 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[175]:
Smarts shown in northern Vere on the west side of the Rio Minho.

Deed[176]: John Hayle to Richard Hayle 1693
John Hayle of Vere planter, for 15/- paid to John Hayle by Richard Cargill planter of Vere as guardian of Richard, George & Mary Hayle, John Hayle 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 me John Hayle, Thomas Hayle & Richard Hayle. (ref pat 14/49)
This is the second parcel of land in the letters patent.

Deed[177] 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.

Ent 5/3/1696-7
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 Executors.

His Will[178]
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.

2/1. Richard Hayle – died bef 1716.
2/2. Son Hayle. 3 sons in father’s will, but dead by 1697.
2/2. George Hayle

This may be him – evidence of deed 1716:

George Hayle & James Smith – 1716
54/97 Date 10/4/1716 Ent 3/7/1716
Ind btw George Hayle planter of Vere & Ann his wife & James Smith of Vere esq. Patent to John Graterz 25/3 23C2 510 acres E on Rio Mino, N&W on the side of the woods, S on Capt Noy.
Sd John Graterz & wf Margaret 8/8/1676 sold 217 acres to Thomas Berry, E on Rio Mino, S on Noy, W on Sir Thomas Lynch & N on sd John Graterz. Thomas Berry & wf Rebecca 11/1/ 28C2 sold to Richard Hayle late of Vere 25 acres of 217 acres N on John Graterz, E on Rio Mino, S on John Hayle & W on Thomas Perry. Richard Hayle’s will 29/7/1694 left to 3 sons & 1 dau. George Hayle only survivor had the land. George Hayle & Ann sell 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.

James Smith George Hayle – 1716
54/98 Date 10/4/1716 ent 3/7/1716
Ind btw James Smith esq of Vere & Eliza his wife & George Hayle. John Graterz pat for 510 acres & also 60 acres 20/5/25C2 to John Graterz N on William Coxhead, NW & SW on sd John Graterz, . John Graterz & Margaret sell 9/8/2J2 335 acres, w Charles Atkinson, N & NNW William Joy esq & formerly Richar Hayle E on Rio Minho, S & SE on Francis Blackmore to Thomas Munso & wife Margaret. Thomas Munso sells 11/10/86 1/3 to William Harris. William Harris son of William Harris sells to James Smith 10/8/1698 the 1/3. 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.

Ent 9/1/1724-5
George Hayle of Clarendon planter
Thomas Fish esq of Clarendon
Patent 1724 300 acres to George Hayle Clarendon
SE on Edward Butler decd SW & NE on waste land
George Hayle sells to Thomas Fish

117/47, date 20/8/1743, ent 3/3/1743-4
...Between Nevil Hayle of Vere, Gent, and George Hayle of Vere.
Nevil Hayle sells for five shillings all that land where George Hayle 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.
The Cross was between Old Harbour & the Rio Minho, shown with the road on Moll 1717.

Will[179] 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 – 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 G & H 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[180] 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 horsean 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 Ticken 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 is 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

George Hayle signed the inventory of John Hayle in 1718 as assessor(?), and was shown the property by Nevil Hayle.
1724 Patent for 300 acres in Clarendon, which he sells to Thomas Fish immediately. A mortgage?
Thomas Fish esq of Clarendon
Patent 1724 300 acres to George Hayle Clarendon
SE on Edward Butler decd SW & NE on waste land
George Hayle sells to Thomas Fish

1743[182]: a George Hayle dwelling in Vere bought land where he was dwelling from Nevil Hayle: ...Between Nevil Hayle of Vere, Gent, and George Hayle of Vere.
Nevil Hayle sells for five shillings all that land where George Hayle 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.

1754: owners: Hayle, George, Vere 40 (acres).
Possible issue of George Hales, ch Clarendon PR:
3/1. Unk Hayle, ch 14/12/1723 of George
3/2. Thomas Hayle, 15/8/1725, of George
3/3. Judith Hayle, 7/12/1730 of George & Ann
3/4. Sarah Hayle, 24/12/1734 of George & Ann
3/5. Smart Hayle, in father’s will.

Will[183] 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.
(Brother George & Mary Hayle ch. a son Smart Clarendon 6/1/1768, born 10/10/1676 also George ch. 17/10/1763)

3/6. Mary Hayle, father’s & Smart’s wills: married Thomas Downer.
3/7. George Hayle
3/8. Henry Hayle
3/9. Elizabeth Hayle
3/10. Olive Hayle

Married George McKeand 30/8/1736, Clarendon (PR)
4/1. George Martin McKeand, ch Vere 11/1749 (PR)
4/2. Alexander McKeand

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

3/12. Ann Hayle

Probably married George Burrell of Clarendon
Issue from Smart’s will: John, George, Thomas, Deborah, Ann, Elizabeth & Olive. LDS: Olive ch 22/4/1765, Clarendon.

3/11. Palmer Hayle,

poss M Mary (Mary wf of Palmer Hayle bur Clarendon 10/5/1789).

In the 1790’s A William Palmer Hayle was having children in Clarendon.

Also of George & Elizabeth:
William ch 20/1/1751

& of George & Mary:
George Hayles married Mary Jernum, Clarendon 29/6/1746
Mary, b 6/5/1753 ch Vere 5/7/1753 of George & Mary
George ch 17/10/1763 of G&M
Smart Hayle, b 20/10/1767, ch 6/1/1768, Clarendon
Smart Hayle, ch 16/2/1790 of George dcd & Mary.

2/3. Mary Hayle.

12.2                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 a sugar plantation owner in Clarendon with properties in the area of present day May Pen, and on the River Minho just south of the border into Vere.

1671[184]: William & Mary Lord planter of Clarendon sell for £35 to John Hayle planter of Clarendon 35 acres.
Upon 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[185] to William Lord 15 Sept in 20th year of Charles II

He was granted, with his assumed brothers, Richard & Thomas, 210 acres in Clarendon.

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.

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.
John Hayle (snr or jnr) bought[186] 90 acres in Clarendon. Bounds on John Hayle, Mr Hunt and unsurveyed. Nevil Hayle sold a small plot to George Hayle in 1743, between the Rio Minho & Old Harbour[187].
John senior bought[188] about 47 acres from Dr James Smith in 1699: this land went to his son Nevil. Dr James Smith 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.
John Hayle senior, our direct ancestor, and his son, John junior, were later granted land in several adjoining plots around 1700 totalling 1059 acres; the southern properties going to John snr’s nephews. The Hayle property would seem to be on the land north west of May Pen, probably on the road to Pleasant Valley, probably south of or at Dawkins Smokey Hole as indicated on “Maplandia” & Google Earth.
John snr’s will left the Smokey Hole property to John jnr’s son Thomas, who in the 1740’s sold 100 acres to John Shickel. A property called Yarmouth in Vere (on the Hilliard River, between the Rivers Milk & Minho) was left by John Hayle snr to his son Nevil. 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 Yarmouth land may have been that bought in 2 lots from John Harris and James Smith in 1699.

The later plats that can be pieced together of the Hayles and immediate neighbours appear to be on a road between St Jago Savanna & the St Thomas River in Clarendon (where is Pickering Spotts on St Thomas River??), both marked on the 1715 Senex map, in the region of Toll Gate between May Pen & Mandeville. One plat indicates Smoakey Hole.

This one looks to be the most likely place:
original name: Dawkins Smokey Hole

geographical location: Clarendon, Jamaica, Central America

geographical coordinates: 18° 2' 0" North, 77° 18' 0" West
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.

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.

From these the Hayle property would seem to be on the good land north west of May Pen, probably on the road to Pleasant Valley, probably south of Dawkins Smokey Hole as indicated on “Maplandia” & Google Earth.

Also other Smoky Holes:
Smoakey Hole Cave in modern times is in the south of Manchester Parish in the Carpenters Mountains north of Top Hill. N17 54 02.6; W77 30 26.3

In 1715, there was a Smokey Hole marked on the map in Clarendon/St Johns to the NNW of St Jago.

24/58 new
ent 9/8/1693 dated 29 June 1693.

John Hayle of Vere planter, for 15/- paid to John Hayle by Richard Cargill planter of Vere as guardian of Richard, George & Mary Hayle, John Hayle 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 me John Hayle, Thomas Hayle & Richard Hayle. (ref pat 14/49)
Ent 5/3/1696-7
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 Executors.

Ent 27/4/1699
DATED 17/1/1698-9.
John Honis (Harris??) Cordwainer of St E and wife Elizabeth sell to John Hayle planter of Vere, for £10 90 acres in Clarendon. Bounds on E & S on John Hayle, N & W Mr Hunt and unsurveyed.
Plat of 1675 2-8F174 probably this one.

Ent 21/12/1699
Dated 14/12/1699
James Smith of Vere, Surgeon & Elizabeth wife
Whereas Thomas Hunt and Grace his wife planter of Vere
indented date 17/3/1698 sold land to James Smith in Vere at Clarendon
140 acres East on John Aldred Mrs White and Thomas Perry North on Philemon Dixon West on Thomas Halse and John Hunt and south on unsurveyed land
James Smith & Elizabeth sell to John Hayle snr 1/3 of the 140 acres
Plat shows the Eastern part of land to John Hayle. East on John & Robert Adlard, N on Philemon Dixon decd & Capt Jacob Pickering. S & W on James Smith.

Ent 25/4/1701
Dated 1/1/1700-1

JH Snr of Vere & Priscilla his wife
CII 8 Feb 25th yr (1674) Letters Patent to John, Richard & Thomas Hayle in Clarendon, now Vere, 110 acres, bounding on NE Thomas Halse SE on waste Ebonyes, and a stony Gulley South on Henricos? Land W & NW on Edward Cocks & John Hunt.
John & Richard by deed dated 11/1/1676 sell 50 acres to Thomas Perry. Remaining 60 aces belonged to Thomas Hayle since dead leaving 3 sons Richard Josiah & Thomas will 20/1/1690 to 3 sons all his land, Richard also dead by then.

So John Hayle & Priscilla Hayle sell to nephews for 5/- 60 acres.

John Hayle jnr bought some land on the Rio Minho in 1697
Deed 1697[189]:
Henry Napier to John Hayle jnr – 1697
Henry Napier late of Vere, now of Kingston Gent and wife Joane.
John Cherk and wife Sara dated 1/7/1690 sold to Henry Napier that land called Cherton Garden? Between land of Robert Coates & Henry Dawkins, 36 acres to John Hayle Junr planter of Vere also house & Indigo. Presumably in Vere.
This land was probably on the east bank of the Rio Minho, between Cotes & Dawkins pen, about N17º54W77º12 on Bochart & Knollis.

John jnr seems to have been of some substance himself, showing assets in his inventory appropriate to the 400 or so acres he probably held. As he died before his father, he was not mentioned in senior’s will, although his children were. John jnr seems to have had a mortgage on 400 acres at Smoakey Hole from one Francis Allen which he redeemed in 1712[190], probably his main holding at Smokey Hole. 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.

100 acres of land in Smoakey Hole sold by George Manning to John Wright in 1750, part of John Hayle patent.

John & Priscilla had, from their wills, 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. 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.

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.

John Hayle senior and junior were granted land in several adjoining plots around 1700 totalling 1059 acres. The Hayle property would seem to be on the good land north west of May Pen, probably on the road to Pleasant Valley, probably south of Dawkins Smokey Hole as indicated on “Maplandia” & Google Earth.
Dawkins Smokey Hole at N18º02’ W77º17’ on Google Maps.
Craskell places a Hayle pen at N18ºW77º20’.
The combined plats show a road through the property with various descriptions:
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.
On the west side of combined property, there is also a “path up to Pickering Spots”. 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.
St Jago Savanna is to the west of modern day May Pen.
Pickering in 1684 shown on the north/west bank of the Rio Minho where is flows almost East-West.

Ref G/son Thomas, son of John jnr:
Cr M15 18N6 77W12 Clarendon Pen Burrell

Deed[191] 1671:

William & Mary Lord planter of Clarendon sell for £35 to John Hayle planter of Clarendon 35 acres.
Upon 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[192] 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 Clarenton on the opposite bank.
This was probably the land referred to in the 1673 patent as belonging to John & Richard Hayle.

NB Dry River seems to be another name for the upper Rio Minho in 1804.

John Hayle as executor of his brother, Richard’s will was party to two deeds of 1693 & 1697 with Richard Cargill as guardian to the children of Richard dcd.

24/58 new
ent 9/8/1693 dated 29 June 1693.
John Hayle of Vere planter, for 15/- paid to John Hayle by Richard Cargill planter of Vere as guardian of Richard, George & Mary Hayle, John Hayle 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 me John Hayle, Thomas Hayle & Richard Hayle. (ref pat 14/49)

Deed 1699[193]:
John Honis (Harris??) Cordwainer of St E and wife Elizabeth sell to John Hayle planter of Vere, for £10 90 acres in Clarendon. Bounds on John Hayle, Mr Hunt and unsurveyed.

Deed 1699[194]:
James Smith to John Hayle Snr 1699
James Smith of Vere, Surgeon & Elizabeth wife
Whereas Thomas Hunt and Grace his wife planter of Vere
indented date 17/3/1698 sold land[195] to James Smith in Vere at Clarendon (Braziletto Hills on plat for 140 acres)
140 acres East on John Aldred Mrs White and Thomas Perry North on Philemon Dixon West on Thomas Halse and John Hunt and south on unsurveyed land
James Smith & Elizabeth sell to John Hayle snr 1/3 of the 140 acres
Plat shows the Eastern part of land to John Hayle. East on John & Robert Adlard, N on Philemon Dixon decd & Capt Jacob Pickering. S & W on James Smith.

1718: Nevil Hayle sells his 1/3 to James Smith[196]. A second deed also refers to this transaction[197].

Deed 1701[198]:
John Hayle Snr to Nephews
JH Snr of Vere & Priscilla his wife
CII 8 Feb 25th yr (1674) Letters Patent to John, Richard & Thomas Hayle in Clarendon, now Vere, 110 acres, bounding on NE Thomas Halse SE on waste Ebonyes, and a stony Gulley South on Henricos? Land W & NW on Edward Cocks & John Hunt.
John & Richard by deed dated 11/1/1676 sell 50 acres to Thomas Perry. Remaining 60 aces belonged to Thomas Hayle since dead leaving 3 sons Richard Josiah & Thomas will 20/1/1690 to 3 sons all his land, Richard also dead by then.
So John Hayle & Priscilla Hayle sell to nephews for 5/- 60 acres.

Dated 1714, entered 1717
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,
Dau Margaret Biggs

To G/S Thomas son of John Hayle, Dcd, land in Clarendon Mountains called Smoakey Hole: if Thomas dies before 21 years then to Grand daughter Priscilla Hale, dau of John Hayle, dcd. 450 acres. If Priscilla Hale dies, to grand-daughters Elizabeth & Mary.
Mentions grand sons John, Henry, William, Samuel, Richard & Thomas by implication sons of John dcd.

To Neville Hale Savannah Land in Yarmouth, Vere and farm of Canle?? or also the land I bought from my son-in-law Dr James Smith
Yarmouth on 1804 map on Hillard’s River, a tributary of the Milk River

Trustee: son in law Dr James Smith.

The land from Dr James Smith was deeded 14/12/1699.

Inventory 1718[200]:
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.

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”.
Hals was one of the more eminent members of the expeditionary force of 1655.

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 Hayle, M Mr Anderson

1/4. Priscilla Hayle, M Mr Allen
1/5. Margaret Hayle, M Mr Biggs
1/6. Elizabeth Hayle, married Dr James Smith.

1/1.   John Hayle, (jnr) died 1712

John junior was a sugar planter like his father, and had lands granted adjoining John seniors land in central Clarendon.

Deed 1697[201]:
Henry Napier to John Hayle jnr – 1697
Henry Napier late of Vere, now of Kingston Gent and wife Joane.
John Cherk and wife Sara dated 1/7/1690 sold to Henry Napier that land called Cherton Garden? Between land of Robert Coates & Henry Dawkins, 36 acres to John Hayle Junr planter of Vere also house & Indigo.
Presumably in Vere.
This land was probably on the east bank of the Rio Minho, between Cotes & Dawkins pen, about N17º54W77º12 on Bochart & Knollis.

Deed[202] 1709:
Thomas Blair planter Vere
John Hayle jnr Clarendon planter
John Hayle Pd to Thomas Blair £81-10 1 Nov mortgage on 4 negroes renewed.

1712: renews mortgage from Francis Allen for £2278-19-9 on negroes & stock.
Ent 30/5/1712
Dated 23/5/1712
Francis Allen of Vere, planter
John Hayle Jnr of Clarendon, planter
Doth Acquit exonate & discharge the sd John Hayle Jnr and sells to JH 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?). 12 negroes 3 horses 25 sheep
Seems to be a redemption of a mortgage.
This probably includes the land in Plat 197 (1704)

Granted land in Clarendon 3/12/1700:
Letters Patent, 1B/11/2/1f175, 3 sheets with Plat:
300 acres in the mountains of Clarendon, bordering West & North on Robert Coates, North & East on waste ground and south on Mary Woods, widow.

1709: granted mortgage on 4 negroes for £81-10 to Thomas Blair.

Will[203]: 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[204] 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.

Elizabeth’s will[205] dated 1714 proved 31/1/1739
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 & Dau Priscilla stock branded with EI and ready money
T T&P 6 negroes Reggy. 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

Not all his children are mentioned in his will, but they are in his father’s will.

Married Elizabeth, probably Smith (re will’s & deeds).
2/1. Elizabeth Hayle (PR ch 19/11/1704, Clarendon - Hales)
2/2. Mary Hayle.

From mention in Samuel Hayle’s will of 1741-2 possibility:
Issue of Heathcote & Mary Jackson:
Samuel Jackson, ch V1/66 Clarendon 4/12/1733
Henry Jackson, ch V1/71 Clarendon 23/11/1734
Henrietta Jackson, ch Vere V1/26, b  17/12/17381217, ch 15/1/1739, Spon Henry & Priscilla Savage, Thos Hayle, Eliz Heath
Humphrey Roger Jackson & Mary Ann Innes, spinster, married Vere 31 July 1746.

2/3. John Hayle.
2/4. Henry Hayle.

Was this the Henry Hayle owning 200 acres in Vere in 1754?
Henry Hale married Ann Walker, spinster, 27/11/1747, Vere (PR).

2/5. William Hayle.
2/6. Samuel Hayle.

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.

Will[206] 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[207] 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 139/129, dated 26/8/1749, ent 25/6/1750:
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)
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[208] 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.
4/1. Susanna Robinson, ch Clarendon, 23/6/1751, p108
4/2. John Robinson, ch Clarendon, 15/4/1754, p115
4/3. Lancelot Robinson, ch Clarendon, 1/1/1757, p121
4/4. White Bridget Robinson, ch Clarendon, 10/7/1758, p125.
4/5. Robert John Robinson, ch Vere 9/6/1762, p34
4/6. Charlotte Robinson, ch Clarendon 24/6/1770 of Jno R (no mother) p154.


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[209] shows John Shickle as guardian to Edward Hayle in 1744 when Edward was a minor. Lets 2 acres of land to 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 which said 2 acres is already fenced in which fence to be 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.
121/33 date 16/6/1744 Ent 23/7/1744
Edward Hayle of Clarendon, a minor
John Shickle, planter of Clarendon, his guardian & executor of the late Samuel Hayle & Alexander Crawford.

... practitioner on physick and surgery the present possessor of the Land & premises herein named by virtue of a lease from Edward Hayle
by his said guardian John Shickle aforesaid of the one part and Thomas Wint of the said parish shopkeeper of the other part.
Witnesseth that Edward Hayle by John Shickle and also Alexander Crawford for and in consideration of the improvements of the land herein after demised and of the covenants articles clauses and provisos which on the part and behalf of the said Thomas Wint are and ought to be done observed performed and kept Hath demised Leased Sett and to farm letten and by these presents Doth demise lease Sett and to furm lett unto the said Thomas Wint two acres of land in the parish of Clarendon butting and bounding westerly on Bullards Savannah and Northerly on the road to Coatt’s Easterly and Southerly on the land of Edward Hayle which said 2 acres is already fenced in which fence to be kept in repair by Thomas Wint ... for 15 years .. or life of Thomas Wint ... yielding and paying yearly a good fatt Turkey Cock ...

2/7. Richard Hayle

Will[210]: 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 jnu esq.

SHECKLE'S ESTATE, CLARENDON (from Lawrence Archer 1875, ebooks.):

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, P108

3/2. Mary Hayles, ch 3/6/1734.
3/2. John Hayle 12/6/1736

Probable will[211] 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[212] 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

Elizabeth Rogers ch Clarendon 9/12/1750[213] of William & Margaret.

John Howell, ch St C 24/1/1725 of Samuel & Mary p67.
Elizabeth Howell, ch St C 2/6/1752 of J&E, p253
Sarah Isabella Howel, ch St C 21/3/1764 of John & Elizabeth p285
Francis Howell, ch St C 27/5/1750, of John & Elizabeth.
John Chambers Howell, ch St C 12/11/1754 of J&E. p261
Thomas Bailey Howell, ch St C 7/11/1767, of J&E p8
Thomas Howell, ch Clarendon 19/9/1737 of Robert & Alice, p79.
John Watson Howell, ch St C 25/1/1761, of Thomas & Susanna, p276
Joseph Towns Howell, ch St D 29/10/1772 of Thomas & Susanna, p20
Thomas Parkes Howell, ch Clarendon 13/12/1770 of Thomas & Susanna P154.
Abraham Watson Rutherford, ch Clarendon, 29/9/1756 P120 of George & Elizabeth.

Susanna Shickle, ch Clarendon, 16/1/1765 of Elizabeth Martin, P142.

         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 Hhickle, 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.

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[214] 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
Thomas Hayle to John Shickle – 1742-6[215]

Between Thomas Hayle of Clarendon, planter and John Shickle of Clarendon, planter
Whereas 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.
This Indenture ... Thomas Hayle for £13J paid by John Shickel sells 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 Craule? And on the east above mentioned land of Thomas Hayle.

Cr M15     18    6     77    12    Clarendon   Pen   Burrell

It is probable that Thomas had already sold most of the land, and that he remained with 20 acres in Vere in 1754 (JFS 1754 owners).
Burrells shown as a pen in 1763 in Clarendon.

2/9. Priscilla Hayle – mentioned in John snr’s will dated 1714.

1/2.   Neville Hayle – see below.

1/3.   Alice Hayle, M Mar Anderson

Will[216] of Alice Anderson: 22/7/1738. Of St E, all to sister Elizabeth Smith.

1/4.   Priscilla Hayle, Mar Mr Allen

1/5.   Margaret Hayle, Mar Thomas Biggs

2/1. Thomas Biggs ch Vere 26/9/1713, B 16/4[217] OK
2/2. Samuel Biggs, ch 17/8/1717, Clarendon[218] OK

mar Seile Smith, dau of Dr James & Elizabeth Smith.
3/1. Elizabeth Biggs, B 8/1/1739-40 ch 23/3/1739 Kingston P57 PR

mar Dr. John King in Clarendon 13th March 1760[219].
Beverley Gatt descends from this line. 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, 1/3/1740[220]
3/3. Samuel b 8/12/1744, ch 2/1/1744-5 Kingston P81
3/4. Thomas Biggs, b 28/1/1745-6, ch Kingston 2/2/1745-6[221]. P86
3/5. James Biggs, b. 28/5/1748, ch Kingston 11/3/1748 P95.

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.[222] [vii]

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. He was probably the husband of John jnr’s sister, Elizabeth[223]. A deed[224] of 1699 mentions Dr James Smith’s wife, Elizabeth. Although she appears in none of the wills. This is emphasised by Alice Anderson leaving her estate to her sister, Elizabeth Smith.

2/1. Samuel Nevil Smith ch 13/4/1710, Clarendon p26
2/2. Seile (Secile) Smith, ch 31/10/1716 Clarendon P36

mar Samuel Biggs.

2/3. John Smith, ch 30/6/1706, Clarendon P20

Issue ch Kingston of John & Frances: perhaps ours![226]
3/1. John Ivy Smith, b 3/6/1727, ch 30/6/1727, P12
3/2. William Smith, b 18/2/1728-9,  4/4/1729 P18
3/3. Samuel Smith, b 16/10/1732, ch 13/11/1732 P31.
3/4. Henry Smith b, 11/5/1734, 17/6/1734 P37

2/4. Francis Smith, b 22/2, ch 23/2/1712-3, Vere

12.3                NEVIL & SARAH HAYLE


Ch/born: unknown – deduced from parents will etc.
Parents: John & Priscilla Hayle

Nevil Hayle – 1718
55A/130 dated 12/4/1718 Ent 27/5/1718
& wife Sarah planter of Vere
James Smith of Vere esq
£10 for 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
Bought by John Hayle snr 1699.

Nevil Hayle to John Anderson – 1720
61/130+ (page nos broken off) Dated 10/7/1720 ent 16/7/1720
Ind btw
Nevil Hayle & Wife Sarah of Vere
John Anderson of Clarendon
Nevil Hayle sells for £20? To John Anderson
100 a in St E bounding all round on waste land
Both signed

Nevil Hayle & Thomas Roberts jnr

68/267-183 Dated 20/7/1723 ent 5/10/1723
Articles of agreeemnet btw
Nevil Hayle of Vere & Thomas Roberts
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.

Note: Yarmouth in 1804 was in Vere, 17N42 17W12, as a cattle powered sugar estate.
Google earth: New Yarmouth 17° 53' 0" North, 77° 16' 0" West, on the west bank of the Rio Minho, west of Hayes. It looks still to be a sugar factory.

NEW YARMOUTH sugar estate and factory is owned by the ancient firm of J. Wray and Nephew. A private consortium that includes J Wray and Nephew and Booker-Tate of the U.K. has recently bought MONYMUSK from the government http://www.discoverjamaica.com/tour7.htm

Henry Lord Garrigues
Profile & Legacies Summary
4th Apr 1790 - ????
Claimant or beneficiary
Merchant in Jamaica, owner with Sarah Bar[r]iffe of the Yarmouth estate in Vere Jamaica, and appearing in various capacities in some 17 other awards, largely in the central parishes of Jamaica, son of Abednego Garrigues (d. 1791-2) and Jane Frances Lord, and brother of Peter Francis Garrigues (q.v.). 
Louisa Rodon Garrigues, the daughter of Henry Lord Garrigues 'merchant' and Frances Anderson Garrigues of Torrington Square, appears on the baptism register at St George Bloomsbury 15/04/1830. 
The will of Abednego Garrigues, practitioner of physic and surgery, of St Thomas-in-the-Vale, was proved 22/11/1792. Henry Lord Garrigues born 04/04/1790, had one child (Caroline Lord Garrigues) with Maria Dally c. 1812 (a 'free mulatto'), and married Frances Anderson Christian 29/04/1813 Kingston.  The couple had 11 children (in additon to Louisa Rodon shown above) baptised in Kingston or St Andrew between 1814 and 1832.

T71/858 Vere No. 76.
Ancestry.com, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online]: a note says 'according to the certificate from the Rev. J.B. Murray curate St Olave West Street transmitted....15/04/1830.'

Rt. Hon. Rev. Henry Phillpotts
Profile & Legacies Summary
1778 – 1869
Claimant or beneficiary
Bishop of Exeter, awarded with others the compensation for Whitney and Rymesbury in Clarendon and New Yarmouth in Vere, all in Jamaica, as trustees and executors of the will of the Earl of Dudley (q.v.). 
Son of Henry Phillpotts of Bridgwater; matriculated Corpus Christi 07/11/1791 aged 13; fellow Magdalen 1795-1804; BA 1795; MA 179; BD and DD 1821; chaplain to Bishop of Durham 1806; Vicar of Kilmersdon 1804, Bishop Middleham 1805, Stanton-le-Street 1806, Rector Gateshead 1808, preb of Durham 1810-20, rector of Stanhope in Weardale 1820, dean of Chester 1828, visitor Exeter College 1831 and bishop of Exeter 1831, died 1869.
Often identified as a slave-owner since Eric Williams discovered his presence in  the compensation records, including by the synod of the Church of England in 2006 and more recently the BBC.
T71/859 Clarendon nos. 284 and 320; T71/857 Vere no. 70. He is given as 'Philpotts' in these records.
T71/962 Vere no. 70: letter 14/09/1835 from solicitors (Alban & Benbow) for the trustees and executors of late Earl of Dudley, enclosing extract from will of Earl of Dudley. Begs compensation to be awarded to Philpotts etc. the executors and trustees. Hibbert Oates had made claim on the part of the Heirs of the Earl of Dudley instead of the Trustees: 'we presume as they are uncontested this mistake is unimportant.'
Summary of will; of 26 July 1831; after reciting amongst other things that 'he was entitled to the remainder or reversion in fee simple expectant upon his own death and failure of the issue male of his body of or in several plantations...situate in the Island of Jamaica late of or belonging to his grandmother Mary Viscountess Dudley and Ward....gave and devised unto certain trustees The Rt Hon George Earl of Aberdeen and the Rt Hon James Abercromby...his said remainder and reversion of or in all and singular the said plantations and estates and the negro and other slaves thereon to hold them...to the uses upon and for the trusts...and purposes in his said will and in part hereafter mentioned viz in default of heirs of his body and subject with other estates to an Annuity of six thousand pounds to his cousin the Rev. William Humble Ward now Lord Ward for his life to the use of the Rt Rev H Lord Bishop of Exeter, the Rt Hon Edward John Baron Hatherton, then Edward John Littleton, Francis Downing Esq. and John Benbow Esq. for the term of 500 years upon trust during the term of 12 years to raise annually such sums for the person entitled in remainder to his estates until he should attain the age of twenty-five years as in the said will mentioned. And then to raise certain sums for the maintenance and education of the younger children of the said Lord Ward and also for portions for such younger children as in the said will mentioned. And the said Testator directed that his last named trustees should recevie the rents and profits of his Mines and Estates during the said term of twelve years and apply the same in discharge of any sums charged upon the said estates and lay out and invest the residue in the purchase of freeholds copyholds or leasehold estates...

And the said testator of his said will appointed the said Bishop of Exeter, Eward John Baron Hatherton, Francis Downing and John Benbow executors.'

Earl of Dudley died 6 March 1833 a bachelor; will proved 17 September 1833 'by the four executors'.

1. CCEd [database online] Person ID: 28960, sourced to Foster.

2.E.g. Nigel Pocock and Victoria Cook, 'The business of enslavement', BBC History in depth http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/abolition/slavery_business_gallery_03.shtml [accessed 30/04/2012]: 'Phillpotts and three business associates invested in slave plantations in Jaamcia, and when slavery was abolished they were paid compensation for the loss of 665 slaves. A bishop personally owning slaves must have been a powerful legitimating tool for Caribbean interests in Britain.'

Gale-Morant papers (Exeter): http://www.microform.co.uk/guides/R97047.pdf

1743[227]: ...Between Nevil Hayle of Vere, Gent, and George Hayle of Vere.
Nevil Hayle sells for five shillings all that land where George Hayle 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.
The Cross was between Old Harbour & the Rio Minho, shown with the road on Moll 1717.

Nevil Hayle to Peter Sinclair – 1745[228]
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
Was this mortgage in deed 188/179 1732-3?
This Peter Sinclair probably the brother of John Sinclair.

Issue of Nevil & Sarah:
1/1. Priscilla Hayle, (PR: b 7/10/1707 Vere)

may have been our ancestor – see summary.

1/2. Humphrey Hayle, (PR: b 1713 Vere)

1/3. Samuel Neville Hayle (inferred to be him)

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.

1756[229]: 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.

Will probably Samuel Nevill Hayle[230].
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 have necessary meat drink bedding and apparel during the life of Grace Bowman and that she shall put 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.

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.

13/3/1756 ent 7/7/1756
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. GB sells for £15 half of the 300 acres to NH.

Married Elizabeth
2/1. Samuel Neville Hayle b. 1731

ch. 12/12/1731, Clarendon: s of Nevil & Elizabeth Hayles (PR)
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.


1/4. Mathew Hayle - Vere PR: b. 14/3/1717, bap 2/5/1717, of Nevil & Sarah.

Index has this as Mathew, but the copy register misses out the name! sp Thos Palperman & Mrs Elice Anderson (Alice, his aunt).

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).

Descendants of William Pusey Hayle

NB he was previously married to Elizabeth

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 Elizabeth 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[231].

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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,


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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 both elder George’s was subject to partition rulings in the Supreme Court in 1713 – it is not know if these were the same action.

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.

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.

2nd Generation:
George Booth jnr “GB2”, (will 19/9/1702, 29/3/1705),

born about 1650-60 possible son of GB1.
This is George Booth jnr in the 1680’s. Wives Mary & Jane.
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.

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, b 1674-1707 – by implication from deeds in 1717 referring to George Booth, a minor & Capt Booth’s lands.

    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.

    He 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.

    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[232].
This probably confirms that Surveyor George was not of the earlier George’s immediate family.

A Mrs Booth died in Clarendon, Jan 1799[233]

In 1664, when the new Governor, Sir Thomas Modyford, arrived in Jamaica from Barbados with 1000 settlers....[234]. It is said that these settlers went to the East end of Jamaica.

A Sir George Booth was involved in an action in 1659 at Chester.

Samuel Booth bapt Barbados, St Lucy, 26/5/1679 of Robert Booth.

Other 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.

A Capt William Booth was listed in Barbados in 1638, part of  alist of landholders of more than 10 acres.[235]

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[236]. 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[237].

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 Pater parishes, may not have been owned by Sir William for very long[238]. 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).

Booths may have owned Enfield Estate in Vere in 1804.

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[239]. 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

Misc other notes

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”[240]. So by 1675 Jamaica had 15 parishes.

Upper Reaches of the Rio Minho often called the Dry River.

Withywood: Alley or The Alley[241]

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

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)[242]
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[243]. 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[244]. 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.

13.1                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 a Gentleman of Clarendon.
He refers 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 & 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[245]. 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[246] 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.

   George 1 left land to his sons, and there are wills probably of 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.

Land Transaction:

Early 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. 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.

    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.
    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 on Senex just to the north of the area in the map shown.

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.


In a deed[247] in 1670, George Booth esq bought from John Hill & Hannah his wife for £50 & a cow calf 100 acres in Clarendon at Withywood[248] E on John Howden? N on Valentine Mumbee W on Robert Smith, & S & W on Jane Clark.

Plat for Elisha & Jane Clarke, of 1664[249], 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 Franci’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.

Will[250] Dated 16/7/1676, proved 3/8/1678, of Clarendon
Left his wife Frances his plantation at Withewood (the old name for Alley) of about 100 acres (this is the land bought from the Hills in 1670) for life: she could leave ½ to whomever 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 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
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[251] 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 probably sugar and includes livestock & mill equipment, including stills, no slaves quoted. (as shown by the coppers and still): Total £J421-0-3d

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:
James Garrett
Jane Garrett, m Thomas Roaden (s-in-law)

Peter Burton’s will[252] 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.

A Thomas Rodon had a family, including a Jane, in Clarendon in the 1690’s – a grandson??

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[253] 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
A will[254] of Thomas Sutton of 1709 does not appear to be the one, but it is not clear.
of Clarendon in good health
Wife Judith benefit of plantation at Withywood & part of share on land in Mccary Bay & 50a in Yarmouth
son John
Dau Sarah Micklethwaite £100 English
Dau Anna Cadwooth? £100
Dau-in-law Eliz Pennnant £50
G/daus Judith & Sarah Pennant £100
Leaves 47 slaves
Died 15/11/1710, buried Vere, 72nd year of life.[255] Member of Assembly a number of times between 1677 & 1706.

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 Capt 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 – AM13/81


1/2. Benjamin Booth - 1686

Planter of Clarendon.
Prob born bef 1660 (ref marriage date)
Married: Jane Boulton, dau of Nicholas & Catherine Boulton.
Died 1686.
Benjamin Booth inv 1686 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 be the son of George 1 therefore.
From his will, he had 2 sons, but they were not named, unlike his daughter, Magdalen. There are Benjamin & Thomas Booth who left wills, 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.

Acquired 600 acres from father-in-law via marriage settlement: at the north end of the St Jago Savanna.

Marriage Settlement deeds:

Nicholas Boulton and Benjamin Booth, both planters of Clarendon made an agreement[256] in 1678:

At the marriage of Benjamin Booth to Nicholas Boulton’s dau Jane Boulton, Benjamin Booth paid 5/-.
Nicholas Boulton gives to Benjamin Booth one moiety of all his land being 600a and houses stock negroes goods etc and belonging. + half profits
After death of Nicholas Boulton & his wife Katherine Boulton rest to Nicholas Boulton
In exchange Benjamin Booth 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 N&K’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[257] between Katherine Boulton to Benjamin Booth of 1679 secures Katherine’s share in the property in the 1678 deed for her life.

Katherine Boulton Wid 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
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 plat[258] 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[259]. 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[260]. 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.

Benjamin was granted[261] 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. The exact location of the 17thC Porus mountain is not known, but the land in this grant was probably in the valley land around modern day Porus.

Benjamin had a further land grant in 1684[262] for 800 acres
“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.
Mamee Gully on Robertson at the north end on the St Jago Savanna (and also to the north of Chapelton).
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’s dower.
By following Boulton’s neighbouring lands, it appears that this land was to the north end of the St Jago Savanna.
An alternative is that the “own land” refers to Benjamin’s share of the St Jago land inherited from his father, GB1.

Where ever these lands were, Benjamin owned some 1800 acres at the time of his death.

Will[263] dated 25/6/1686:
Execs brother George Booth & Thomas Sutton (TS 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[264] 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.

From his will, he had:
Wife Jane Boulton dau of Nicholas & Katherine, married 1678 (from a deed[265]).

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:
Indenture[266] between
Benjamin Booth & Thomas Booth of Clarendon planters
& John Campbell of Clarendon & his wife Ann
Letts 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[267], 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[268] 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[269] for a Benjamin Booth in 1722, but this seems very late for him.

Mary Booth to Sarah Browne

62/164-170 dated 18/10/1720 ent 9/1/1720-1

Mary Booth Widow of Kingston

Sarah Brown dau of Mathias & Rebecca Brown merchant of Kingston

Mary Booth sells 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
[270] 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.
Inventory[271] 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:
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 (LDS)
Issue of Thomas Edmuns, St A
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 C 23/4/1736
Edward Bonner 8/3/1740, St D
None relevant in Barbados records on Ancestry.

1/7. Judith Booth

Prob born bef 1658.
Married Thomas Sutton (Benjamin & George’s executor and “brother” in Benjamin’s will) – not referred to by name, but called Judith in Thomas’s will.

Thomas’s will mentions a daughter Sarah, who is mentioned in Booth wills, which makes this Thomas the most likely individual.

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.

Tt 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)

Tree shows Thomas Sutton esq of Clarendon married to Judith, son John whose son was also John, and daughter Millethwaite.[272] Born about 1639. A number of Thomas Suttons were born in England in the relevant period.

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.

Will of Thomas Sutton[273]:
of Clarendon
Beloved wife Judith, Edward Pennant and John Moore Execs
To wife produce of plantation at Withywood and negroes and slaves
Also 50 acres of land in Yarmouth Savanna for life
Son John
Dau Sarah Mitlethwaite
Dau Anna Cadwell
Dau in law Elizabeth Pennant
God dau Judith Pennant & Sarah Pennant
Thomas Pennant, son of Edward

2/1. Sarah Sutton, left a 20/- gold ring in g/father George Booth’s will born bef 1676.
2/2. John Sutton

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...”

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) Vere:
Samuel 20/12/1709
Henry 29/3/1711

13.2                George Booth – 2nd – D 1702/5


“GB2, GB jnr”

Son of George Booth (GB1) and probably first wife.

   He was probably born 1650-1660, died about 1704 and married 1st late 1670’s: from dau Eliza’s children she was probably born before 1680,

    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 Camps Savannah, midway between the Milk & Minho rivers. He also had several other, smaller plots, acquired either by purchase or inheritance.

Married 1st: Mary Downer, estimated 1680, she probably died abt 1685.

Issue by Mary Downer:
Thomas Booth, Died abt 1725
Eliza Booth (b bef 1781)

Married 2nd: Jane, probably soon after 1686, she would have been born no later than 1670.

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.

Described as George Booth jnr in deeds & patents in the 1680’s, in particular a 1683 patent, land which appears in his will.

It is assumed that he is the eldest surviving son of George Booth 1st of Barbados & Vere.
1. Deduced age
2. Land reference in deed to Elizabeth Crosse, who appears in Frances Booth’s will. This was probably land from his father’s purchase from the Hills.

   He mentions “my uncle George...his grandmother Mrs Jane Warren” (his will and deed 51/111, definitely correct transcription!) in his will. The will does not specify the Uncle’s family name, but the deed does. However, this Uncle George might still have been a brother of his mother Jane, who could have been a sister of Captain George Booth. The two families seem close, and live cheek by jowel with each other.

    He was probably married twice, first to Mary (Downer, sister of John[274]), the probably mother of Thomas and Eliza, and then to Jane.
    He and his wife Mary are named in a deed[275] 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[276] 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, BG2’s wife?
    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[277].
   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 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 from his father, 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. 1686 Deed[278] John & Rebecca Downer sell 20 acres to George jnr “for love of their sister Mary, wf of George Booth jnr” under Braziletto Mtns.
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[279] 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 eastern 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 nwith the Vere (later Hilliard’s) River. A Booth is shown here in 1763 Craskell.

Deed[280]: Francis Wallascott sells in May 1687 584 acres to George Booth jnr, part of 814 acres granted[281] in 1674 to Henry Cobb & Francis Wallascott in Clarendon now Vere (patent: W Dr Hilliard, S&E Mr Parich/Pinnock, 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).

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 Ahsley in 1686.

This land was left ¼ 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[282] 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.
This is probably the land shown in south Vere on Craskell.

3. 500 acres granted to him at Greazy Ridge, Pindars River.
Patent[283] 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[284] 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[285] from Osbourne/Pusey grant

 – not known where this went to. Land patented 290 acres in Clarendon to George Osborn & John Pusey[286], 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[287]: Henry Beck sells to George Booth jnr of Vere for £50 26 acres patented[288] 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 Jphn Cropp.

Other Transactions
The following two deeds refer to plots of land close to each other:

1678 Deed[289]: 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[290] (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[291]: Peter Stiles sell 5 acres of his patented land to George Booth jnr in Vere for £12.
Plat[292] 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[293] - 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.

Cobb/Wallascott 1672 Patent[294]:
W Dr Hilliard, S&E Mr Parrish/Pinnock, N on John Atkins
No further relevant information on the patent, no plat.

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.
Hilliard. Ogilby 1670 map shows Hilliard here.
Lands bordering the East of these would be on Camps Savanna & Macary Bay.
This may be the land in Camps Savanna, within which GB was granted “over plus land” in 1703.

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 9/124 & 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.

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.
Jan Booth confirmed a sale to Joseph Dunston, by a private act of Jamaica in 1707. No further details[296].


Mary Downer’s probable brother John left his will in 1702, mentioning his wife Rebecca. 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.

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.

PR: 21/2/1668-9, John Downer Married Rebecca Smart, St Catherine.
LDS has many progeny.

Robert Downer – 1666

1/15-8 dated 7 November, 4/1/1665-6
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.

1670: George Downer owned 210 acres in Clarendon[297].

John Downer – 1701
Will: 10/57 dated 26/2/1701-2 Ent 9/9/1703
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: George, Henry, Thomas, Jeremiah, John, Milborough & Ely. All under 21.
Executors George & Henry Downer
Guardian Richard Cargill of Vere

John Downer, ch 8/2/1670 of John & Rebecca
Milboroough Downer, ch 2/1694, Vere, dau of George & Rebecca
William Downer, ch 19/12/1716, Vere of Geo & Rebecca b same day. Early death?
Smart Downer, b 13th ch 16/3/1707-8, Vere dau of Henry & Elizabeth Downer
Chas Downer, ch 6/1/1716, son of John & Ann Downer
Henry Downer, ch 8/2/1708, Vere, of Jeremiah & Rebecca
Dau Downer, bap 20/1 ch 9/2/1718, Vere, of Jeremiah & Rebecca.
Rebecca Downer, ch 27/1/1716, Vere of Thos & Susanna
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)[298].

George & Jeremiah Downer were granted lands in St James in 1746 by act 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

A Margaret Vozey ch 26/1/1688 of Henry & Mary, St C – is this the same family as Vodry below?

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 an earlier wife, maybe Mary Downer.
In father’s 1702 will, as 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.

Aaron Vodry a witness on the will of George Booth, 1694.

PR St C – probably this Eliza:
2/1. Thomas Vaudry 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.

Robert Aaron, of G&M, 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”

(<21 1702), Born aft 1781, but not long as he was an executor of his father’s will.
Wife Rebecca Mayne, daughter of John (and probably Elizabeth) Mayne,
born 20/8/1694[299]. 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, he took action[300] against brothers to get his share of father’s estate. Then in 1714 he & Wife Rebecca for £205 sold 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 Peter Gravett & NW on Sir Thomas Lynch.
He also took out mortgage with Peter Gravett on some slaves at the same time.[301] 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.

About the same time, he was sued for debts by various traders George Booth was sued[302] by various traders for debts in 1713/4, (as well as a John Booth, probably of Capt George family); they were a couple of planters and a shopkeeper. The total was £J157 (about £30000 in 2012). 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.

In 1713[303] 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[304] in August 1714, George & Rebecca sold 2 plots of land in Vere of 75 and 22¾ acres, part of the Wallascott purchase by 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.

After supreme court “last Tues Nov 1713”, re partition of land (of George Booth’s Will) action by George Booth against other 3, land awarded 19/4/1714. George Booth & Wife Rebecca for £205 sell[305] 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

Rebecca was 21 on 20/8/1715

There are 2 deeds relating to what was apparently the same 22¾ acres of savannah land, in Vere NE on William Booth dcd S on James Egan, E on Mrs Jane Booth, W on sd Jane Booth, Henry Booth & Henry Lord(?): in 1714
[306], George sold it for 5/- to Peter Gravett, but then he & Rebecca sold at again in 1716[307] to Jonathan Facey, a  planter of Vere, for £90. It was part of his father’s Wallascott purchase.

In 1718, he completed the dispersal of most of his land inherited from hisd father when he and Rebecca sold[308] to Robert Fisher, gent of Vere 1/3 of the 500 acres of land granted[309] to his father, George Booth junr, on the north side of Pindars River.

No indication of his fate, although there is a will of 1734 for George Booth, Joiner of St C, will 1734, but this is probably not him as no children are mentioned. 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 PR:
3/1. Caswell Gravet, ch 27/4/1735, Vere (p22)
3/2. Rebecca Gravet, b 29/4/1737, ch 29/1/1738, Vere (p24)
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).
Planter of Vere.

Samuel Booth Married Rebecca Gravett, 16/11/1714 Clarendon (dau of Peter Gravett – as father in law and executor in Samuel’s will).
Died 1733.

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[310], 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[311], 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,
Thomas Taylby to Samuel?? Booth
72/119 dated 16/6/1724 ent 2/9/1724
Thomas Taylby for £60 from Samuel Booth for 100 acres part of 300 (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.

Thomas Taylby to Samuel Booth
72/120 15/6/1724 ent 2/9/1724
Thomas Taylby for £15 from Samuel Booth sells 10 acres in Vere W on John Gale dcd, NW Raines Wait dcd N on lands sd to be .. Dickinson, S William Talby

George Will 1702 mentions land at McCary Bay
¼ of father’s residual estate with William, Simon & George

Samuel’s will of 1733[312]:
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

Wife Rebekka
Her Will of 1751/4[313]
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:
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.

This maybe him, but probably Samuel son of Simon Booth.
Grant 1755[314]: 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[315]
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.
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 his will[316] 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 28/11/1748. PR 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, Vere[317]

4/1. Peter Clarke Peter b 19/9/1781 ch 16/10/1781 of Peter Clarke Jane Vesey St C.

Probably son George Booth Clark, who m Mary Booth (probably dau of John Gall Booth), Vere 7/8/1792 and had issue:
Jane Vesey Clarke, ch Vere 4/2/1794 (of Mary)
William Page Clarke, ch Vere 18/4/1796 (of Rebecca Mary)
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, Vere.

Bur Joseph Gall Booth Clarke 18230124 Vere
Inf son of William Clarke of Spanish Town, died at Kemps Hill, Vere.

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).

John Gall Booth – 1775
269/164 date 6/5/1775 ent 26/10/1775
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
St Catherine registers had some gaps between 1736 & about 1747.
There was a variation of spelling, but this family was usually Read.

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.
Reid George Ivy 17700707 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! (p132)

John Ashby to Simon Booth
72/60 dated 11/2/1724-5 ent 23/3/1724-4
John Ashby late of Vere now of New York & attorney
Simon Booth buys 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.

Simon Booth to Thomas Taylby
72/101 dated 21/4/1724 ent 27/7/1724
Simon Booth & Rebecca of Vere & Thomas Taylby of Clarendon.
Simon Booth sells to Thomas Taylby 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.

Simon Booth snr owned 316 acres in Vere in 1754.

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[318]:
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 surveyor 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:
Grant 1755[319]: Samuel Booth 300 acres in Clarendon, N & NW Unsurveyed & Green Pond, NE Unsurveyed, W Thomas Sutton, W Simon Booth esq

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 Surveyor 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.

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. 17481103, ch 17481128, Vere[320].
Married Vere, Thomas Henry Barrett of St T in the East & Eleanor Booth, spinster of Vere, 23/4/1763[321].

Thomas Barrett ch St Thomas in the East, 29/1/1733 of James & Mary Barrett[322]. 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 he Milk River (Clarendon H3)

Notes from Caribbeana:
Ewell, Surrey MI:
TH Barritt esqr d Octr 28th 1817 aged 79
1796, March 24 Thomas Hercy Barritt esq W 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 & Eleanor[323]
married Elizabeth Marriott Clarendon 9/1/1790[324].
Issue of George Booth Barritt & Elizabeth
5/1. Thomas Henry Barritt, ch Vere 14/9/1791, of George only[325].
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.

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.

2/2. Simon Booth (jnr), married Johanna (named in father Simon’s will)

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

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 17550517 300 acres Clarendon 26F156 NW Thomas Sutton .. By Mumbee & Pattison, SW Hon John Scott esq, SE on the New Leeward Rd, NE John Robinson

Booth Simon Jnr, 17760614, 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).

Booth  Simon Jnr 17760614, 300 acres, St Elizabeth, 33F124, S own Land, S Thomas Howard, N Unsurveyed, W Unsurveyed

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[326].
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 23/8/1759[327]
The probability is that Henry Booth Reed was a son of Rebecca:
Henry Booth Reed of St C M. Jane Caroll Clark, Vere, 31/10/1668[328]
George Ivey Reid, Ch 7/7/1770, St C of HBR & Jane Carr[329]
Richard Durrant Reed, Ch 3/6/1774, Vere of HBR & Jane Carrol Reed P42.


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[330]. Deed[331] 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.
Interest in GB’s estate re deeds in 1725[332].
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).
Daughters of GB3 have Sarah Booth as sponsor in 1715, and Sarah Fisher in 1718, so married between these dates.
Sarah Fisher buried Vere 6/12/1768, aged 72
A John Fisher B 20/11/1713, ch Vere 23/12/1713 of Thomas & Sarah (PR). No marriage found.
Also found:
2/1. George Fisher, son of John & Sarah, b 8/9/1717, ch 30 Inst,

spon Simon Booth, Vere PR.

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.

Henry was not mentioned in George Booth 2’s will, but it seems that this Henry was a late son of George 2 & Jane, born after the drafting of George’s will: maybe even posthumously, making him born btw 1704-5.
In his will, 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.

Of Vere, planter
Vere PR: Mary Bonny, dau of William & Thoma... (as in PR) B 7/1/1707, ch 4/4/1707. (mother in law Tamazen Bonny)

1714 Transactions[333]
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.

In his will[334] 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
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.

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[335] 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[337].
No relevant Goulbourne issue Vere, St C, Clarendon
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.

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.

13.3                Thomas Booth – D. 1725/9


Thomas Booth snr in 1714.

Millwright of St Catherine.
Born bef 1786

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.

Thomas Booth to Jeremiah Downer
date 4/1/1708-9 ent 20/4/1710 45/190
Patent 34/79, 7/11/1684, 3365 acres to Robert Varney on FCD Booth.
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[338]
John Booth to Thomas Booth 1714
51/64-81, Ent 11/8/1714, dated 1/8/1714
(Assumed Thomas Booth died 1729)
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[339]: 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 is the correct one, carpenter & then millwright at death.

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.

Thomas Booth – 1717
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 Henry Beck for £60.

From Will[340], 1725-9.
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.

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

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.

Thomas Booth & Thomas Saunderson – 1715
53/36-45 Date 9/9/1715
Ind btw Thomas Booth jnr of Vere, carpenter, & Thomas Saunderson tavern keeper 2nd pt;
Thomas Booth lets 12 3/4 a to Thomas Saunderson at McCary Bay Vere, E John Booth, W Thomas S snr, N Eliz Sutton a minor, S William Pusey esq, for 12 yrs at £12/6 pa

Thomas Booth & George Roberts – 1718
57/131 Date 6/10/1718 Ent 10/10/1718.
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.

Thomas Booth owned a house in town (Spanish Town?) which was built by Jacob Cohen Delon under a lease. (ref brother Henry’s will)

Will[342] 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)
She married Thomas Jackson (ref brother Thomas’s will 1747, but was probably dead by then).

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)

William Thomas Jackson ch St C 14/8/1732 of Thomas Jackson & Mary (From Family Bible transcribed into Reg - Birth dates only)[343]

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.


13.4                Henry Booth – D 1743


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.

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 C. 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.

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

Mother Mary (will 1739) – she left him a negro.

Henry Booth will 1743[344]
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[345]: 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[346]:
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 father’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.
Will of 1764-69[347]:
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.

1/3. Rebecca Caswell Booth,

PR Clarendon: ch 28/1/1732. Not in father’s will

1/4. Thomas Henry Booth,

PR Clarendon: ch 9/3/1734.
Legatee in father’s uncle Henry’s will 1738/9. In father’s Will.

1/5. Henry Booth, youngest (surviving) son of father Henry.

PR St C: ch 12/2/1738. In father’s will 1742/3 <21.



The Gall Booths

1/1. John Gall Booth, died 14/1/1807, bur in churchyard in Vere.

The son of George Booth (Samuel, George Booth 1)

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.

Wife of John Gall Booth (no forename given) bur Vere 15/1/1799; this must have been Mary Page.

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.
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.

John Gall Booth esqr married Elizabeth Farquar, widow, Vere 24/1/1801 (F158).
Francis Farquar, esq, bur Vere 1/2/1799.
Francis Farquar, millwright, married Elizabeth Ludford, Clarendon, 16/9/1781

Issue of John Gaul Booth, Vere PR:
2/1. George Booth, b 14/12/1773 - by Rachel Judith (f42)
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.
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.
1824: 16 Feb, dau of Mr John Gall Booth buried at the Hope, Clarendon
1823: Rebecca as excr of JGB owned 23 slaves.
1826: Rebecca Weakland Booth owned 27 slaves in Clarendon.
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, ch 23/7/1811 (F87), RW late Page

Vere PR: Son of John Gall Booth jnr & Rebecca Weakland, his wife (late Pase/Page spinster) was born Jan 6th 1806, publicly baptised Oct 25th 1806.

3/2. Josepha Wright Booth b 18080506, ch 18110723,

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 18100708, ch. 18110723
3/4. John Gaul Booth, b. 18131125
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

3/7. Charles Booth
3/8. Charlotte Booth, ch Manchester 8/12/1820 of JG Booth & Rebecca (Manch p14)

2/4. Samuel Booth, ch 19/2/1782

Married Isabel Sarah Farquar, 13/4/1800, St E. She a widow.
A Samuel Booth of Vere owned 24 slaves on 24 June 1817, including 2 surnamed Farquar, so probably him.
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...”
(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

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

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.

NB Hope Plantation was where John Gall Booth was buried in 1823.
Hope Plantation mentioned in Robert Wright’s will 1748.

AWB might well have been another child of John Gall & Rebecca Booth, maybe born between 1785 & 1790.

Rebecca Mary Booth

She probably married George Booth Clarke (son of Peter & Jane Vesey (Booth) Clarke), Vere 7/8/1792.
Ref Jane Vesey Booth above:

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.
And others issue – see under Jane Vesey Booth (George, Samuel, George).

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.

13.5                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

He was probably the George Booth referred to ”my cousin” in the 1677 will of Frances, wife of GB1.
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[348] 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[349], 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.

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 mentioned in Frances Booth’s will; the other possibility is that this Elizabeth was the daughter of GB2.

Land Transaction:

Capt George Booth owned 1200 acres in Clarendon in 1670[350], 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[351] 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[352] 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 Bodle 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[353] 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[354], 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[355]: 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[356], George Booth snr bought from from Robert & Barbara Varney 67 acres, part of a 1684 grant[357] 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[358] 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[359] the same land to Daniel Smith for 99 years, evidently having paid off the mortgage

In 1688[360]:, 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.

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[361].
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.

Geirge Booth’s will[362] 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

Jane Booth/Bodle
George Booth.
John Booth.
Thomas Booth.
Simon Booth.

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.

Cary Bodle & John Stafford 1709
44/184-6 date 9/6/1709 ent 23/6/1709
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.

John Booth & John Bodle – 1718
58/45 Date 2/2/1718 ent 25/2/1718.
John Booth (his brother in law) sells for £95 to Cary 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. The deed refers to George Booth’s will of 1694.

Cary Bodle & Hugh Crawford – 1716
54/81 Dated 6/6/1716 ent 18/6/1716.
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

Deed 1718[363]:
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.

Cary Bodle to Peter Beckford
67/58 ent 11/3/1722-3 ent 15/5/1723
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.
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
PR Bur St D Cary Bodle’s child 20/11/1722.
PR Bur St D Cary Bodle 25/3/1725.

2/1. Elizabeth Bodle (John Booth will 1723)
2/2. Jane Bodle (John Booth will 1723)
2/3. Thomas Bodle – eldest son (John Booth will 1723, GB will 1707)
2/4. George Bodle (ref George will 1707)
2/4. Cary Bodle (<21 1723) (John Booth will 1723)

Also Elizabeth Bodle ch St C 9/7/1689, of John & Elizabeth, of St Dorothy.
John Bodle ch St C 17/3/1717, of John & Elizabeth.
Susannah Boudle, ch Vere 15/7/1714 of John Boudle

1/2. Thomas Booth – over 21 in 1694
1/3. Simon Booth – over 21 in 1694

PR: Simon Booth bur St C 21/9/1721.

There is some confusion: there appear to have been 2 Simon Booths, both with wives Rebecca! (p115)

Simon Booth & Francis Scarlett – 1717
53/229-264 25/5/1717 ent 31/5/1717
Ind btw Simon Booth of Vere planter & wife Rebecca & Francis Scarlett of Clarendon, millwright. 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 & Rebecca sell for £150 to Francis Scarlett all his 300 acres at Cartwheel

John Booth to Thomas Palfreeman
61/8 14/3/1719 ent 2/5/1720
John Booth of Clarendon, planter, Simon Booth & his wife Rebecca of Vere 2 sons of George Booth snr late of Vere
& Thomas Palfreeman, merchant of Vere
Ref 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 & Simon Booth have 150 acres or ½ for £20. Noted in another hand “£900” & sell to Palfreman.

Simon Booth to James Dickson
61/6 dated 28/2/1719-20 ent 25/2/1719-20
Simon Booth & Rebecca of Vere & James Dickson of the same parish
Mortgage for £100 from James Dickson 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

Simon Booth to Thomas Manning
67/116-90 date 30/4/1722 ent 20/7/1722
Simon Booth & wife Rebecca sell to Thomas Manning both planters of Vere
For £320 60 acres in Camps Savanna E & NW Jasper Haneaside 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
plat on phone!
Complicated plat.

Simon Booth & Nathaniel Shen
67/209 27/12/1722 ent 14/1/1722-3
Partnership on land owned by Simon Booth
2 Sb 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

Thomas Sanderson & Simon Booth
67/209 20/12/1722 ent 14/1/1722
Thomas Sanderson & wife Rebecca
Thomas Sanderson sells 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

1/4. George Booth (<21 – 1695)

B. aft 1674, d 1707.

Millwright of Vere.

The combination of sister Jane & brother John in the will puts this George as son of George above.

Will[364] 1707:
Millwright of Vere.
Wife Milborough (probably Downer), in child in will 8/5/1706
Brother John Booth
Sister Jane Booth m Mr Bodle, her children Thomas & George.
Brothers George Downer & Harry Downer – probably Milborough’s brothers; they were producing children in St C & Vere 1695-1705.

Milborough was most likely the daughter of John & Rebecca Downer: John’s will of 1702[365] left inter alia, sons George & Henry and daughter Milborough, all under 21. It is possible that Mary, 1st wife of GB2 was their aunt.

Vere PR:
Milborough, dau of George & Rebecca Downer, 29/2/1694, only works if she was baptised when a few years old, quite common when there was no church or priest around. Note brothers George & Harry Downer, & George’s witness Rebecca Downer.
Smart, dau of Henry & Elizabeth Downer, b 1/1/1707, & ch 16/3/1707.
Downers appear in Barbados as will witnesses in 1684.

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. However George (b 1707) lists 2 nieces, Milborough Maxwell and Milborough Elrington and a sister Mary Leitwich.

These individuals could be explained by George’s mother, Milborough Booth, who, if the daughter of George Downer, would have been a young widow, remarrying and producing more children, GB 1707’s ½ siblings. There is no obvious way of confirming this as the marriage records of this era are very sparse. An alternative would be that George (1707) was married before his later wife, Mary. However, there are no children mentioned in George’s will. There is a deed between George & his wife Catherine in 1730. The nieces could have been the daughters of his wife’s siblings.

George & Jeremiah Downer were “trespassing” in 1746 in Norman’s Valley, and were granted land there “as if they were newcomers” (ref Laws of Jamaica abstract, Google books)

Issue of George & Milborough Booth:
2/1. George Booth, b 23/1/1707, ch 24/1/1707 Vere, of G & Milborough,

He is probably the child referred to in GB will 1707. His age at burial is correct for this George.

Mentioned in deeds of 1717 as George Booth, a minor, son of GB dcd, referred to by his uncle John.
John Booth – 1712
48/162, dated 10/9/1712, Ent 5/10/1712
John Booth, planter of Vere,
For £129/3/6 paid by George & Henry Downer, guardians to George Booth, a minor & son of George Booth dcd late of Vere
John Booth sells to George Booth 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.

A George Booth was a member of the assembly for Vere, 1751.[366]

PR: Bur Vere 21/6/1769, aged 62, See his will (PCC 1769).
Marriage Vere, 10/12/1761 Booth George esq & Mary Booth (she a widow, both OTP)
Mary Booth, widow of Simon Booth, who died 1760, son of George (will 1702).
Wife Mary dau of Benjamin Mumbee (a Ben Mumbee bur Vere 24/9/1756, will 1757a)
Bur 23/12/1774, Vere, Mrs Mary Booth.

Deed 1729-30[367]: This may be him.
George & Catherine Booth of Vere, planter
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 NH, also 13 negroes
for £10 the land sold back to the Booths dated 17/1/1729-30 Ent 7/4/1730.

This deed[368], 1757-65 may refer to him:
George Booth to Henry Ashbourne
George Booth snr esq of Vere
Henry Ashbourne esq of Vere
George Booth Sells to Henry Ashbourne 71 slaves (named) to value £J2600

Clarendon PR: Thomas John Parker, ch 9/7/1759 (f126) of Henry & Isabella.

Mention of Elrington’s in Barbados St Michael Francis Elrington Gent M Mrs Joannah Shuller, widow.

It seems surprising that there is no trace of any earlier marriage or children of this George. Perhaps the deed of 1729-30 referring to George & his wife Catherine is this George.

No children are mentioned in George’s (very long) will, but:
Milborough Booth, ch Vere 9/10/1732 of George Booth. Was this a daughter of George & Catherine?
Edward Booth, ch 10/9/1734. Clarendon of George & Catherine Booth.

If the supposition of George’s mother Milborough remarrying is correct, George’s mother Milborough had further children:

From George’s will 1769[369]:
2/2. child 1,

3/1. Milborah, (GB niece) M. Edward Maxwell of Vere. Mar. not found.

4/1. Henry Maxwell, b 17/12/1765, ch 19/1/1766, Vere PR

5/1. Henry Maxwell, ch 4/9/1790, bur 7/9/1790, Vere son of Henry.

4/2. George Booth Maxwell

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 him being a weak baby, who then survived at least until 1769.


4/3. Isabel Parker Maxwell,

b 18/10/1770, ch 22/5/1771, privately, Vere.
Married John Elrington 24/8/1790, Vere,
prob son of Robert & Milborah Elrington (ref GB will).
Robert Edward Elrington, ch 20/6/1793, Kingston of John Battersby E & Isabella Parker.

Rachel Teresa Maxwell, bap privately Vere 17/10/1789. (parents not given at this time).

2/3. Child 2:

3/1. Milborah, (GB niece) M. Robert Elrington (of Ireland in GB will)

Married 9/1798: Francs Elrington, major of the 6th West India reg to Miss Sophia Matilda Joselyn.[370]
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.

4/1. John Elrington
4/2. Sister Elrington (in GB will).

2/4. Mary, wife of Dr Edward Letwich,

legatee (sister) in brother George’s will:
Edward Ledwick, of Kingston Doctor of Physick & Mary Mason of Vere widow, married 26 Jan 1768.
Rev Simon Mason Bur Vere 18/5/1762. Simon Mason was rector of Vere in 1740.
Kingston PR: ch John Golding Mason, 26/2/1749 of Simon & Mary.

Probable close relative of George Booth from will
John & Elizabeth Thomas of Clarendon (none in St Ann to 1768-1781)

Elizabeth Thomas, ch 22/8/1736, mar Thomas Cole of St Ann
Mary Thomas, ch 6/12/1739: may have married Robert Cole:

Mary Cole, dau of Robert Cole, g/dau of John Thomas

Jane Thomas, ch 15/3/1742, mar Mr Lloyd
Henry Parker – major legatee – who was he?? None in Vere bapt.

NB Vere PR missing 1720-30.

1/5. John Booth (<21 – 1695)

The youngest son of George, by inference from GB’s will.
Planter of Clarendon.

1714 Deed[371]: 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 George Surveyor.

John Booth – 1712
48/162, dated 10/9/1712, Ent 5/10/1712
John Booth, planter of Vere,
For £129/3/6 paid by George & Henry Downer, guardians to George Booth, a minor & son of George Booth dcd late of Vere
John Booth sells to George Booth 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.

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

John Booth to George Brooks – 1717
55(2nd Vol)/15 Dated 21/7/1717 ent 9/9/1717
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 jb Brooks
Land partitioned in 1713 by supreme court.

John Booth, Downers & George Booth – 1717
55(2nd Vol)/16 29/7/1717 ent 9/9/1717
Tirpartite ind btw
John Booth of Vere 1st part
George & Henry Downer, guardians of GB a minor 2nd part, & George Brooks 3rd pt
From will & partition of GB’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 G&H Downer Bros 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

55(2nd Vol)/16 Dated 29/7/1717 Enr 26/8/1717
JB & G&HD g’s of GB minor. GB minor g/son of late GB 1696.
From GB 1695 will & writs etc
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 GHD £129/3/6 + 10% pa until 10/9/1715. JB in default. Sells absolutely for further £110
George Booth, a minor, son of GB son of Capt GB.
Ref Deed 48/162.

John Booth & Jasper Handasyd – 1717
54/238 Date 3/6/1717 ent 5/7/1717
Ind Btw John Booth of Vere planter & Jasper Handasyd & wife Sara. Arthur Deaners? Father of Sarah. AD 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/-

John Booth & John Bodle – 1718
58/45 Date 2/2/1718 ent 25/2/1718.
Ind btw John Booth Planter of Vere & John Bodle planter of Vere. George Booth will of 1694 1200 acres div btw sons. Booth sells for £95 to 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

John Booth to Thomas Palfreeman

61/8 14/3/1719 ent 2/5/1720

John Booth of Clarendon, planter, Simon Booth & his wife Rebecca of Vere 2 sons of George Booth snr late of Vere

& Thomas Palfreeman, merchant of Vere

Ref 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 & Simon Booth have 150 acres or ½ for £20. Noted in another hand “£900”

John Booth will 1723[372]:
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.

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.

George Booth:

Milborough Booth, ch 9/10/1732 of George & (blank), Vere
Edward Booth, ch 10/9/1734, of George & Catherine, Clarendon.

George Booth to Richard Goulbourn

83/8 Dated 16/1/1729-30 Ent 7/4/1730

George & Catherine Booth of Vere, planter

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 NH, also 13 negroes

for £10 the land sold back to the Booths dated 17/1/1729-30 Ent 7/4/1730.

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. – Issue of Kemble Booth Trelawney 1770-80.

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.

Thomas Booth to William Pight – 1765

210/70 15/1/1765
Indent TB & Wife Judith planter of St James & William Pight of St Elizabeth
TB gives to WP 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 & Jhn Baily.

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.

1754 Landholders – Booth

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

1670 Landowners: George Booth 1200

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


This section includes miscellaneous information on Wrights and other related families such as Cohen and Roberts.

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 negros
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.

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.

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 negors & 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 WW's father Barzilla Wright.

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)

St Elizabeth Wrights:

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 NW, his son-in-law in 1696. NW sells to IF for £100

Nathaniel Wright & Margaret Andriess - 1715

53/39 date 19/8/1715 ent ?
NW of St E planter, MA widow 5/- NW leases abt 20 A to MA at The mast near Lacovia NE Barnart A esq dcd, N on Dan Mattlond & Robert Bolchambers all other side by NW 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 Nathainiel
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.

Now 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)

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 Pelgrave 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[viii]).

"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."[ix]

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

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
Rachel Judith Wright: 8/8/1756  ex Joseph & Elizabeth, St E.
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

Mary Wright, 9/1790, d of Andrew W by a negro.
Lewis, 12/8/1795                )  ex Andrew W & Elizabeth Pables
Mary Chambers 12/7/1799         )        (both white)

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).

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.

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.

16.1                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:

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.

17    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

17.1                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.)

18    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.


19    Slave Compensation Records


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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

20    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

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] http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=47056 (2/2014)

[2] St E V1/8

[3] (PCC 1805 484 Nelson Prob 11 1428 f485) Dated 14/11/1804, proved 28/6/1805.

[4] Morning Chronicle March 1, 1806 (Newspaper Archive.com)

[5] Patent 1B-11-1-36F40 6/6/1789.

[6] New Jamaica Magazine, March 1799 (Google books)

[7] St E PR V1/29

[8] ST E PR V1/62

[9] From Donna Kenny, also his will & inventory from RGD & Archives.

[10] Legacies of British Slave-ownership (UCL), previous 2 paras.

[11] PR V1F197

[12] 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.]

[13] 63/142  Dated 11/7/1789, Ent 8/9/1795

[14] Downloaded from Archive.org copy from the University of Toronto Robarts Library collection, 12/2013.

[15] An Island off the coast of Nicaragua

[16] PR p 96.

[17] Skethc Pedigrees of some Early Settlers in Jamaica

[18] 18/58-42 Ent 2/2/1686-7

[19] Plat 34F83, 11/9/1675

[20] 24/34, ent 17/6/1693, Dated 27/12/1692

[21] 30/68-57, Ent 31 Oct 1699, Dated 20/7/1699

[22] Patent: 1B/11/1/14f49-102, Plat: 1B/11/2/34f27

[23] 49/190 new, Ent 14/4/1712, Dated 1/1/1711-2

[24] 50/37, Ent 28/5/1713

[25] 14/15, date 30/3/1712 Ent 6/1/1712-3

[26] 10/2 Date 13/9/1712 Ent  Ent 23/2/1712-3

[27] 51/49-54, Ent: 26/7/1714, Dated 20/7/1714

[28] 121/19, dated 2/6/1744, ent 27/7/1744

[29] 27/21 20/11/1748 Ent 4/5/1749

[30] 29/55

[31] PR V1/68

[32] PR Vol 1F144

[33] PR Vol 2F219

[34] PR Vol 1F138

[35] Vol 2F6

[36] Vol 2F10

[37] PR Vol1F84

[38] PR Vol 1F138

[39] 26/178 of Vere, dated 2/11/1747, ent 1/12/1747

[40]  18/175 3/4/1749 Ent 12/4/1749

[41] 137/102 Ent 9/11/1749

[42] 149/39 Date 23 November 1749 ent 20 Aug 1752

[43] 29/97 Ent 20/9/1753 dated 17/4/1753

[44] 163/34 (now 51), date 21/1/1756 ent 13/3/1756

[45] 163/33 (now 52) 10/2/1756 Ent 13/3/1756

[46] 31/173 Dated 3/7/1757 Ent 17/8/1758

[47] 38/54 Dated 17 august 1758 Ent 23 January 1759

[48] 40/155  date 27 November 1760  ent 18 May 1761

[49] 1 [By patent, dated Oct. 12, 1704, to him "ejusque haeredea masculos in perpetuum." Register of the Great Seal.]

[50] Rootsweb forum

[51] V1/268 PR

[52] 125/37, dated 7/8/1745, ent 8/11/1745

[53] B0061, I, p. 41

[54] B0061, I, p. 59

[55] B0061, I, p. 41

[56] Kingston PR p70

[57] Vere P29

[58] V1/144

[59] 83/78 1/6/1730 refers to heirs of Dorothy Rochester.

[60] St E PR V1/32

[61] St E PR Vi/59

[62] 339/107 Dated 6/2/1786 Ent 3/3/1786

[63] New Jamaica Magazine, Jan 1799 (Google books)

[64] New Jamaica Magazine, May 1799 (Google books)

[65] 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

[66] Sanders will for Richard Webster, Sanders V1/377

[67] 31/137, Ent 20/6/1700

[68] 49/177  dated 12/3/1711 Ent 19/3/1711

[69] 51/87-108, Ent 7/9/1714, Dated 6/9/1714.

[70] 17/248 Ent 6/1/1728 dated 1 February 1725

[71] 70/179-183, Ent 25/7/1724, Date: 26/6/1724

[72] 88/83-89 Ent 26/6/1732

[73] Genealogies of Barbados Families, Google Books P385

[74] Nicholas Willis 16/11/1659, RB6/14, ancestry.com

[75] RV will 21 May 1651, RB6/11, p. 473, JV will 17/8/1669, RB6/9 p 304 (V1 365-6)

[76] 7/7/1691, RB6/3, p 19 – p106

[77] Barbados, Mary Cobham, St Andrews, 7/2/1688 RB6/41, p 121. Ancestry.com

[78] 7/7/1691, RB6/3, p 19 – p106 Sanders

[79] June 1718, RB6/4, p. 387 Sanders

[80] Barbados RB6/14, copy in Maitwills file.

[81] 1660 July 10: Francis Burton witnessed a will in Barbados (Sanders V1/333 @ Ancestry.com).

[82] 6/1/1679: Francis Burton, Capt in Colonel Bate’s Regiment of Foot.
December 1679: Capt Francis Burton inhabitant of St James (Hotton).

[83] Hotton.

[84] 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)

[85] Re deed 51/190

[86] JCB collection, Richard Ford 1675.

[87] Hotton. From Hotton’s Original List, omitted chapters (google books) (P169).

[88] Calendar of State Papers: Col. Papers, Vol. L., No. 48.

[89] 51/190-211 Ent 22/3/1714, dated 15/3/1714. Original deed 15/180 not available at RGD – book too damaged

[90] 56/43 Date 5/7/1718 Ent 7/7/1718.

[91] 1682 Platt 1B/11/2/23f25

[92] 1B-11-1-16F107

[93] 33/99 Ent 25/11/1701

[94] 41/89-51, Ent 25/7/1707, Dated 25/6/1707 Original conveyance ref 16F143, book destroyed/N/A.

[95] 1B-11-2-5F6 30/9/1675

[96] 210/138 Dated 18/3/1684-5 Ent 24/6/1686

[97] Plat: 1B/11/2/7f81, 20/3/1674

[98] 17/88 Ent 26/4/1686

[99] 20/23 Ent 26/4/1688

[100] 21/235-157 Ent 24/10/1689, dated 23/9/1689

[101] V6/126 (new index)

[102] 1B-11-2-8F86, 10/3/1665

[103] 29/29 dated 5/4/1694 ent 19/4/1699

[104] 41/184-113 Ent 31/10/1707

[105] 10/18 Ent 16/4/1713

[106] Re Deed 31/177, 1700.

[107] 31/177 Ent 25/7/1700 Dated 25/5/1700

[108] 33/99 Ent 25/11/1701, dated 11/11/1701.

[109] 41/89-51, Ent 25/7/1707, Dated 25/6/1707

[110] 51/190-211 Ent 22/3/1714, dated 15/3/1714

[111] re deed 51/190-211.

[112] 54/234 Date 10/4/1716 Ent 24/7/1717,

[113] PR Vol 1 F 132

[114] PR Vol 1 P4

[115] PR Vol 1 P14

[116] Samuel T settled in J 1664 houseofnames.com
7 December 1664
Whereas Nicholas Lucas, Henry Feste, Henry Marshall, Francis Pryor, John Blendall, Jeremiah Hearne, and Samuel Treherne, Persons Convicted at the last Assises held at Hertford, in the County of Hertford, and Sentenced to be Transported to some of His Majestys Plantations in the West Indies; Who accordingly were putt on board the Shipp called the Anne of London, whereof one Thomas May is master, who undertook and engaged himself for their Transportation, Yet sett them on-shoare in or about the Downes, leaving them at liberty to goe whither they pleased; Which insolent demeanour being taken into Consideration; and it appearing to be a Matter of Contrivance and Combination between the said master and the persons before-mentioned; It was this day Ordered (his majesty present in Councell) That the high Shereif of the County of Hertford (now being) do cause the said [persons] to be apprehended and Secured, untill meanes of transporting them can be made, by some Shipping bound unto those parts.
[The Officers of the Customs are also ordered to arrest May and his vessel on his return, and to bring him before the Council.]
5 July 1665
A number of convicted Quakers in the County Gaol of Hertford are to be transported to some of his Majesty's plantations "excepting Virginia and New England" in the Nicholas of London, Capt. Gates, who with sixteen mariners is given protection against impressment. The names are: Nicholas Lucas, Francis Pryer, Henry Feast, Henry Marshall, John Blindall, Samuel Treyherne, Jeremiah Herne, Robert Crooke, Robert Fairman, Richard Thomas, John Brestbone, Henry Stent, Lewis Lawndey, Thomas Messe, William Burr, Thomas Burr, Robert Hart, Henry Sweeting, William Larkin, Mary Whittenbury, Samuel Wollestone, Thomas Crawley, Edward Parkin, John Witham, William Adams, Michael Day, John Thorrowgood, Jeremiah Deane, John Picket and William Fairman.

[117] 41/89-51, Ent 25/7/1707. Dated 25/6/1707

[118] 137/52: Dated 26/12/1737, ent 5/9/1749,

[119] 1B-11-2-8F86

[120] 33/99 Ent 25/11/1701, dated 11/11/1701.

[121] 41/89-51, Ent 25/7/1707, Dated 25/6/1707

[122] 51/190-211 Ent 22/3/1714, dated 15/3/1714

[123] 140/148, dated 13/9/1750, ent 31/1/1750-1:

[124] 15/256

[125] 12/38  Dated 6 July 1721 Ent 8 July 1721

[126] 15/220, Ent 14/2/1720, dated same

[127] 6/5, Date 19/9/1722 ent 23/10/1722

[128] 159/100 (271) Ent 2/4/1755

[129] 16/47 new date 2/5/1723 ent 6/6/1723

[130] 256/200 Dated 22/10/1753 Ent 10/12/1773

[131] 83/78, Ent 22/7/1730, Dated 1 June

[132] 137/52: Dated 26/12/1737, ent 5/9/1749,

[133] 120/14, date 20/1/1743,  ent 6/2/1743

[134] 1B/11/6/5f3 Ent 18/11/1747

[135] 140/157 Date 17/9/1750, ent /11/1750

[136] 140/148, dated 13/9/1750, ent 31/1/1750-1

[137] 1B/11/6/5F82 Ent 6/11/1750

[138] 159/100 (271) Ent 2/4/1755

[139] 210/126 April 1765

[140] 333/110 date 12/3/1784 ent 18/5/1785

[141] 228/113 (187 new) Ent 5/9/1768 dated 1/11/1767

[142] A deed of 1718 refers to Thomas Anderson’s land. 56/36 date 13/9/1718 ent 8/10/1718 Mortgage.

[143] 228/113 (187 new), Ent 5/9/1768 1/11/1767

[144] 83/78 1/6/1730

[145]  1B/11/6/5f3 Ent 18/11/1747

[146] 138/108 dated 17/1/1749-50, ent 4/5/1750

[147] 140/148, dated 13/9/1750, ent 31/1/1750-1

[148] 140/157 Date 17/9/1750, ent /11/1750

[149] Deed 24/58, 1693

[150] Dated 8/2/1672-3, ent 25/7/1673 1B-11-1-14F49

[151] Robertson 1804

[152] 24/58 new, ent 9/8/1693 dated 29 June 1693

[153] 27/109, Ent 5/3/1696-7

[154] 71/225, Ent 9/1/1724-5, 23/11/1724

[155] 117/47, date 20/8/1743, ent 3/3/1743-4

[156] 32/239, Ent 25/4/1701, Dated 1/1/1700-1

[157] 12/19? Ent 5/1/1680-1

[158] Deed 49/130 refers.

[159] 12/19? Ent 5/1/1680-1

[160] 49/130 (new) (copy held), Ent: 29/11/1711, Dated 31/10/1711

[161] 51/176 Ent 5/1/1714

[162] 55/174 date 22/2/1717 ent 26/3/1718

[163] 70/23-22, Ent 4/11/1723, Dated 10/8/1723

[164] 7/5, date 23/1/1690(-1?), Ent 25/2/1692.

[165] 10/139, date 3/6/1702, ent 15/2/1704

[166] Skethc Pedigrees of some Early Settlers in Jamaica

[167] 13/96, Dated 14/11/1711 Ent 28/1/1711-2

[168] 1B-11-3-9f113 dated 17/5/1712, Ent June 3 1712

[169] 16/161, 8/1/1724-5 ent 2/6/1725

[170] St C PR p125

[171] 1B-11-3-13F273 Dated 17/6/1725 Ent 27/11/1725

[172] 116/117, dated 4/10/1742, Ent 28/4/1743

[173] 116/116, Dated 17/3/1743, ent 28/4/1743

[174] 35/183-155 Dated 6/11/1764 Ent 17/1/1765

[175] Caribeannea Vol 1 P14 on: Marriages pre 1680, St Catherine

[176] 24/58 new ent 9/8/1693 dated 29 June 1693.

[177] 27/109, Ent 5/3/1696-7

[178] 7/163 Dated 9/7/1684, Ent 4/8/1693

[179] 25/106 Dated Ent 31/7/1746

[180] 30/215-202 dated 9/10/1756 Ent 20/1/1757

[181] 71/225, Ent 9/1/1724-5, 23/11/1724

[182] 117/47, date 20/8/1743, ent 3/3/1743-4

[183] 35/208 dated 11/4/1765 Ent 20/6/1765

[184] 4/18, Dated 13 July & Ent 25 July 1671.

[185] Plat: 1B/11/2/10F36 25/2/1667-8

[186] 29/46-36, Ent 27/4/1699, DATED 17/1/1698-9.

[187] 117/47, date 20/8/1743, ent 3/3/1743-4

[188] 30/127-98, Ent 21/12/1699, Dated 14/12/1699

[189] 27/108, Ent 4 March 1696-7, Dated 4 Feb 1697.

[190] 49/215, Ent 30/5/1712, Dated 23/5/1712

[191] 4/18, Dated 13 July & Ent 25 July 1671

[192] 1B/11/2/10F36, 20/2/1667-8

[193] 29/46-36, Ent 27/4/1699, DATED 17/1/1698-9.

[194] 30/127-98, Ent 21/12/1699, Dated 14/12/1699

[195] 1B-11-2-8F187 to John Hunt, 20/11/1684

[196] 55A/130 dated 12/4/17178 Ent 27/5/1718

[197] 56/24 Date 12/4/1718 Ent 24/5/1718.

[198] 32/239, Ent 25/4/1701, Dated 1/1/1700-1

[199] 15/24, Ent 2/1/1717, dated 15/5/1714

[200] 11/92 4 Feb 1717/18, Ent 13 March 1717/18

[201] 27/108, Ent 4 March 1696-7, Dated 4 Feb 1697.

[202] 45/68-70, Ent 30/11/1709, Date 1/11/1709.

[203] 14/35, dated 17/7/1712 ent 26/6/1713

[204] 10/41 Dated 26 June 1713, Ent 4 Aug 1713

[205] 22/79-67, Dated 9/4/1714, Ent 31/1/1739

[206] 23/106-91, dated 19/2/1740-1, ent 23/1/1741-2

[207] 22/56 Dated 19 January 1741 Ent 5/3/1745

[208] 39/351 Dated 11/6/1770 Ent 25/4/1771

[209] 121/33 date 16/6/1744 Ent 23/7/1744

[210] 23/203-180 Dated 19/10/1739 Ent 3/12/1741

[211] Dated 15 Aug 1766 Ent 12 March 1767

[212] 43/68 Dated 4/1775 Ent 13/6/1776

[213] Clarendon V1/107

[214] 39/185-351 Dated 17/1/1770 Ent 25/4/1771

[215] 128/54 date 11/2/1741-2 ent 15/7/1746

[216] 22F11 22/7/1738 ent 19/4/1739

[217] Jamaica PR, Vere P7

[218] Jamaica PR Clarendon P39.

[219] Jamaica PR Clarendon P129

[220] Jamaica PR Kingston P61.

[221] Jamaica PR Kingston P86.

[222] Email from beverley Gatt, 2/2013

[223] Email from Beverley Gatt, 2/2013

[224] 30/127-98, Ent 21/12/1699, Dated 14/12/1699

[225] Jamaica PR all checked against copies.

[226] Jamaica PR Kingston all checked.

[227] 117/47, date 20/8/1743, ent 3/3/1743-4

[228] 125/37, dated 7/8/1745, ent 8/11/1745

[229] 163/126    13/3/1756 ent 7/7/1756

[230] Dated 11/8/1741, codicil 1/2/1741-2, Ent 22/9/1743, LOS 24 F25 old F46 new

[231] London Standard May 9, 1888

[232] Abridgement of the laws of Jamaica passed between 1680-1792, on Google Books

[233] New Jamaica Magazine, Jan 1799 (Google books)

[234] Historic Jamaica Cundall 1915, pg. 40

[235] "Memoirs of the First Settlement of the Island of Barbados and other the Carribbee Islands, with the Succession of the Governors and Commanders in Chief of Barbados to the Year 1742, extracted from Ancient Records, Papers and Accounts taken from Mr. William Arnold, Mr. Samuel Bulkly, and Mr. John Summers, some of the First Settlers, the last of whom was alive in 1688, aged 82. Also some Remarks on the Laws and Constitution of Barbados." by William DUKE, the clerk of the House of Assembly, who first published the 100 page book in Barbados in 1741.

[236] Genealogies of Barbados, Google books online 5/2013

[237] Freedom's Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic.

 By William A. Pettigrew

[238] http://creolelinks.com/barbados-plantation-history.html#stmichael

[239] Dunn & the Institute of Early American History & Culture, via “The Unending Frontier” JF Richards P443.

[240] Cundall 1915, pg. 40

[241] http://www.jis.gov.jm/ja50/v2/clarendon/clarendon-history/

[242] Genesreunited newspaper archive 12/2013

[243] 55(2nd Vol)/15 Dated 21/7/1717 ent 9/9/1717

[244] 56/40 Date 9/4/1718 ent 3/7/1718.

[245] DASH, Humphry, St Georges Parish, 26 Feb 166_, RB6/8, p. 44
   RICHARDS, Latimer, St Michaels Parish, 28 June 1694, RB6/37, p. 449
   Elizabeth Booth St Michaels parish, 4 Feb 1721, RB6/6 p393 (p34)

[246] 17/220 date 10/3/1677-8 Ent 6/2/1686

[247] 1/174 Dated 1/5/1670 ent 2/4/1674

[248] Patent 1B-11-1-6F145-276 5/7/1664.

[249] 1B-11-2F86 10/3/1664-5

[250] 1/203 new

[251] George Booth late of Clarendon planter, 1B-11-3-1f227 - 9/2/1679,

[252] 1/40 (rewritten in 1888) 11/10/1669

[253] 1/40 (rewritten in 1888) 11/10/1669

[254] 12/94 Ent 30/11/1709 date 18/11/1707

[255] Skethc Pedigrees of some Early Settlers in Jamaica

[256] 10/194 dated 10/4/1678

[257] 11/85 Dated 4/10/1679

[258] 1b/11/2/8F37

[259] 1b/11/2/8F30 9/1/1670-1

[260] Skethc Pedigrees of some Early Settlers in Jamaica.

[261] 1B-11-1-9F121 2/2/1683

[262] 1B-11-2-8F39 22/10/1684

[263] 4/147-150

[264] 1B-11-3-3f006 14/11/1686

[265] 6/194

[266] 34/97 Dated 6/5/1702 ent 10/10/1702

[267] 49/190 new: Ent 14/4/1712 Dated 1/1/1711-2

[268] 14/156 Dated 2/8/1714 ent 20/6/1715

[269] 1B-11-3-12f139 warrant 21/9/1722, dated 6/3/1722-3 Ent 12/3/1722.

[270] 13/50 Dated 15/10/1710 Ent 16/6/1711

[271] 1B-11-3-9f067  dated 29/9/1711 Ent Dec 4th 1711

[272] Sketch Pedigrees of some early settlers in Jamaica

[273] PRO 11/520 Dated 18/11/1707 Proved 20/11/1709

[274] 17/206 Ent 4/10/1686

[275] 6/101 dated 12/3/1678

[276] 17/220 Indent date 10/3/1677-8 Ent 6/2/1686

[277] 17/206 Ent 4/10/1686 dated

[278] 17/206 Ent 4/10/1686

[279] 1B/11/2/8F117

[280] 18/172-124 Ent 31/5/1687

[281] 1B-11-1-4F125/104 14/10/1672

[282] 1B/11/2/34F6 30/8/1703

[283] 1B-11-1-9F123 2/2/1683

[284] 1B-11-2-9F119 26/10/1682, 600 acres.

[285] 18/57-42 Ent 2/2/1686-7

[286] Pat 1-4F48 30/11/1669

[287] 18/58-42 Ent 2/2/1686-7

[288] Plat 34F83, 11/9/1675

[289] 6/101 dated 12/3/1678

[290] 17/220 date 10/3/1677-8 Ent 6/2/1686

[291] 18/56-41 Ent 28/1/1686-7

[292] Plat 1B-11-2-34G72 25/10/1685

[293] 18/69-51 Ent 25/2/1687

[294] 1B/11/1/4/125-104 Ent 14/10/1672

[295] 10/152 dated 18/9/1702 ent 29/3/1705

[296] The Laws of Jamaica: 1681-1759.

[297] Sketch Pedigrees of some Early Settlers in Jamaica

[298] Sketch Pedigrees of some Early Settlers in Jamaica

[299] Deed 51/90-112 – Rebecca’s age is quoted in a memorandum to the main part of the deed.

[300] 51/111 Ent 11/9/1714, date 9/8/1714

[301] Deed 51/90-112

[302] Deed 51/68 7/4/1714 & others

[303] 50/55 Dated 22/4/1713, Ent 5/6/1713

[304] 51/133 Ent 1/11/1714 Dated 7/8/1714

[305] 51/111 Ent 11/9/1714, date 9/8/1714

[306] 51/90-112 Ent 11/9/1714

[307] 54/246 date 19/5/1716 ent 10/7/1717

[308] 56/40 Date 9/4/1718 ent 3/7/1718

[309] Pat 1B11/1/9F123 2/2/1683 – one of a number of simultaneous patents to the Booths

[310] 68/174-121 Dated 24/6/1723 ent 2/7/1723

[311] 72/54 dated 20/1/1724 ent 19/3/1724-5

[312] 19/13 (40new) Dated 4/1733 Ent 5/6/1733

[313] 29/152-149 dated 26/5/1751 Dated Ent 17/4/1754

[314] 1B-11-1-26F154 17/5/1755

[315] Vere PR f150

[316] 30/162-125 Dated 31/12/1759 Ent 27/11/1760

[317] Vere PR f154

[318] 35/103 Dated Ent 8/6/1764

[319] 1B-11-1-26F154 17/5/1755

[320] PR V1/029

[321] Vere PR V1/154

[322] LDS: page 30

[323] Vere PR V1/38

[324] Clarendon PR V1/197

[325] V1/53

[326] Collections of the New York Historical Society, 1884.

[327] PR V1/152

[328] PR V1/155

[329] PR V2/13

[330] 51/90-112 Ent 11/9/1714 – “NE on William Booth dcd”

[331] 56/40 Date 9/4/1718 ent 3/7/1718.

[332] 72/130

[333] 51/133 Ent 1/11/1714

[334] 22/54 dated 23/8/1738 Ent 29/11/1739

[335] 1B-11-4-2F051 Ent 14/4/1743 for year 1742

[336] 1B-11-3-20f155 Dated 23/8/1738 Ent 16 April 1740

[337] Vere PR f150

[338] 51/64-81, Ent 11/8/1714, dated 1/8/1714

[339] 51/109 Ent 9/9 1714, dated 17/8/1714

[340] 18/9 Dated 12/7/1725 Ent 11/9/1729

[341] 22/10-9 Dated 27/11/1737 Ent 5/4/1739

[342] 26/93 Dated 4/6/1739 Ent 4/2 1747

[343] St C PR V1/79

[344] 24/9-13 Dated 20/11/1742 Ent 2/6/1743

[345] 1B-11-3-24F060 Dated 2/6/1743 Ent 8/11/1743,

[346] 1B-11-4-2F084 Ent 24/3/1743-4

[347] 39/127 Dated 4/12/1764 Ent 2/11/1769

[348] RB6 P449, from images of extracts of the Barbados records on Ancestry,com.

[349] 55/15 Dated 21/7/1717 ent 9/9/1717

[350] Skethc Pedigrees of some Early Settlers in Jamaica

[351] Plat 1B/11/2/8F63 30/5/1665

[352] Plat 1B/11/2/8F64 february 1674

[353] 1B-11-1-4F214-172 3/7/1672

[354] 1B-11-2-8F24  20/11/1687

[355] 1B-11-1-9F122 2/2/1683

[356] 17/198 Ent 1/7/1686 dated 1/1/1686

[357] 1B-11-2-34F79 7/11/1784

[358] 17/130 Ent 4/6/1686

[359] 18/51-38 Ent 22/2/1686-7

[360] 14/109 Dated 26/6/1688 Ent 30/7/1688, also 14/110, repeating much of the first deed

[361] Abridgement of the laws of Jamaica passed between 1680-1792, on Google Books

[362] 8/135 new dated 20/9/1694, ent 29/4/1695

[363] 55A/163 Dated 18/10/1718 Ent 21/8/1718

[364] 11/76 Dated 8/5/1706 Ent 29/7/1707

[365] 10/57 dated 26/2/1701-2 Ent 9/9/1703

[366] Jamaica Almanac via internet.

[367] 83/8 Dated 16/1/1729-30 Ent 7/4/1730

[368] 210/111 Dated 19/10/1757 Ent 5/6/1765

[369] Nat Archives 11/951 & Jamaica 38/178 Ent 15/2/1769

[370] New Jamaica Magazine, Sept 1798 (Google books)

[371] 51/64-81, Ent 11/8/1714, dated 1/8/1714

[372] 16/74 new Dated 6/5 9G, ent 2/12/1723