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Jamaica

Aikenhead, John Lawrence, d. 1780

  • GB-2014-WSA-01992
  • Person
  • d. 1780

AIKENHEAD, JOHN LAWRENCE, only son of William Aikenhead, St. Thomas in the Vale, Jamaica; b.; adm. (aged 10) Jun 1745; left 1752; Trinity Coll. Oxford, matr. 14 May 1752, aged 17; BCL 1759; DCL 8 Jul 1773; adm. Middle Temple 8 May 1752, called to bar 24 Nov 1758; d. 1780 (will proved PCC 30 Mar 1780, as of Grosvenor Place]

Barnett, William, fl. 1782

  • GB-2014-WSA-02739
  • Person
  • fl. 1782

BARNETT, WILLIAM, son of William Barnett, Arcadia Plantation, Trelawny, Jamaica, member of Council for Jamaica, by ---, dau. of --- Wooling, Jamaica; b.; adm. 16 Jun 1777; left 1782; a West Indies planter; later resident at Missenden Abbey, Bucks.; m. 1st, ---; m. 2nd, 13 Apr 1796 Elizabeth Katherine, second dau. of William Markham (adm. 1733, qv).

Bayly, Charles Nathaniel, 1777-1853

  • GB-2014-WSA-02884
  • Person
  • 1777-1853

BAYLY, CHARLES NATHANIEL, son of Nathaniel Bayly MP, of Jamaica and of Hanwell, Middlesex, and his second wife Sophia Magdalena Lamack, Clapham, Surrey; b. 9 Apr 1777; adm. 15 Mar 1786; KS 1790; elected to Trin. Coll. Camb. 1794, adm. pens. 17 Jun 1794, aged 17, but not adm. scholar in consequence of his refusal to take statutory oath, matr. Lent 1796; BA 1798; adm. Inner Temple 26 Jun 1792, called to bar 23 Nov 1798; m. 12 Sep 1799 Lady Sarah Villiers, fifth dau. of George Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey PC; d. 14 Dec 1853.

Beckford, Ballard, 1709-1760

  • GB-2014-WSA-02937
  • Person
  • 1709-1760

BECKFORD, BALLARD, son of Thomas Beckford, Spanish Town, Jamaica, and his first wife Mary Tolderby; bapt. 28 Jul 1709; adm. (aged 11) Jan 1720/1; in under school list 1723; St. John’s Coll. Oxford, matr. 27 Oct 1726; m. Ann, dau. of John Clark, Governor of New York; d. in Jamaica 23 May 1760.

Beckford, Julines, ca. 1711-1764

  • GB-2014-WSA-02939
  • Person
  • ca. 1711-1764

BECKFORD, JULINES, brother of William Beckford (adm. Jan. 1718/9, qv); b.; adm. (aged 7) Jun 1725; in school list 1731; landowner in Jamaica; purchased Iwerne Stepleton estate, Dorset, 1745; High Sheriff, Dorset 1749; MP Salisbury from 1754; m. 17 Jan 1739 Elizabeth, dau. of Solomon Ashley MP, merchant, London and Ashby St. Ledgers, Northants.; d. 27 Nov 1764.

Beckford, William, 1709-1770

  • GB-2014-WSA-02943
  • Person
  • 1709-1770

BECKFORD, WILLIAM, second son of Peter Beckford, West Indian planter, Speaker of the Jamaica Assembly, and Bathsheba, dau. of Col. Julines Hering, Paul Island, Jamaica; bapt. 19 Dec 1709; adm. (aged 9) Jan 1718/9; Balliol Coll. Oxford, matr. 17 Dec 1725; BA 1729; MA 1732; Leiden Univ. 1731; a medical student in Leiden and Paris to 1735; succeeded brother in Jamaican estates 1737; settled in England 1744; purchased Fonthill Abbey estate, Wiltshire, 1745; a West India merchant in London; Alderman, City of London (Bishopsgate Ward) from 25 Jun 1752, Sheriff of London 1755-6, Lord Mayor 1762-3, 1769-70; Master, Ironmongers’ Co., 1753; MP Shaftesbury 8 Dec 1747-54, City of London from 1754; a Tory on his entry to politics, but from 1756 onwards a staunch supporter of William Pitt; gave his backing to John Wilkes; his famous impromptu speech to King George III on the misdeeds of his ministers, 23 May 1770, was subsequently inscribed on the monument erected to his memory in Guildhall; laid the foundation stone of the new Newgate Prison 31 May 1770; m. 8 Jun 1756 Maria, widow of Francis Marsh, Jamaica, and sister of John Hamilton (qv); d. while Lord Mayor 21 Jun 1770. DNB.

Beckford, William, 1744-1799

  • GB-2014-WSA-02944
  • Person
  • 1744-1799

BECKFORD, WILLIAM, illegitimate son of Richard Beckford (qv), and Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Hay, Secretary for Jamaica; b. Jamaica 24 Sep 1744; at school under Markham (The Monthly Mirror, vii, 259); Balliol Coll. Oxford, matr. 17 Mar 1762; MA 6 Apr 1765; Grand Tour (Italy) 1770-1; of Somerley Hall, Suffolk; settled on his estates in Jamaica 1774; returned to England 1787; in Fleet Prison as a debtor 1790-2; author, A Descriptive Account of the Island of Jamaica, 1790, and other works; a contributor to literary magazines; a man of varied attainments; characterised as “Benevolus” in A Short Journey to the West Indies, 1790; m. 13 Apr 1773 his mother’s niece, Charlotte, dau. of Thomas Hay; d. 5 Feb 1799. DNB.

Campbell, Alexander, 1771-1858

  • GB-2014-WSA-04380
  • Person
  • 1771-1858

CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER, only son of Colin Campbell, The Copse Estate, Hanover, Jamaica; b. c. 1771; adm. 16 Feb 1784; in school list 1786; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 30 Dec 1788, called to bar 14 May 1794; in Paris at outbreak of French Revolution, and assisted refugees to escape to England; resident in Jamaica 1795-1832; proprietor of Copse estate; assistant judge, Hanover, Jamaica, 1804-32; returned to England and settled at Tunbridge Wells; m.; d. 11 Feb 1858.

Clarke, Maynard, ca. 1717-1759

  • GB-2014-WSA-04916
  • Person
  • ca. 1717-1759

CLARKE, MAYNARD; b.; adm. (aged 12) Jan 1729/30; apprenticed to Joseph Norton, attorney, St. Ann’s, Westminster, 22 Sep 1735; reapprenticed to James Francis, Castle Yard, London, 31 May 1744; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 22 Oct 1735, called to bar 31 May 1756, having waived his first admission and taking his “standing as from five years last past” (Black Book, xiii, 266). [presumably Maynard Clarke who m. 9 Mar 1757 Elizabeth Thompson (IGI)][will of Maynard Clarke, St. Andrew, Surrey county, Jamaica, proved PCC 8 Dec 1759]

Cussans, Thomas, ca. 1739-1796

  • GB-2014-WSA-05696
  • Person
  • ca. 1739-1796

CUSSANS, THOMAS, son of Thomas Cussans, Amity Hall, Jamaica, and Mary ---; b.; adm. (aged 13) Apr 1752; in school list 1754; Trinity Coll. Oxford, matr. 29 May 1755; adm. Middle Temple 20 May 1755; m. 21 Mar 1775 Catherine, dau. of Adm. Francis Holburne, Ditton, Surrey; d. 3 Jul 1796, aged 58.

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