Rev. Rowland Duer senior

???? - 8th Jun 1791

Claimant or beneficiary


Eldest son and heir of Major John Duer of Duers in Antigua and Fulham, Middlesex, England (c. 1697-1764), and his second wife Frances, daughter of Col. John Frye of Antigua (c. 1713-1787), and also heir-at law of his brother Samuel of Dominica. Chaplain to the Bishop of Lincoln, in 1788 owner of Great Duers of 400 acres, then of Chichester in Sussex; died at Bath, England, 08/06/1791. Mentioned in his children's counterclaim for Big Duers in Antigua as tenant-for-life of Big Duers which was inherited by his eldest son Rowland Duer junior (q.v.).

There is a floor slab to Rev. Rowland Duer in the nave of Chichester Cathedral, dated 1791.


T71/887 Antigua claim no. 343 (Big Duers).

Vere Langford Oliver, The history of the island of Antigua, one of the Leeward Caribbees in the West Indies, from the first settlement in 1635 to the present time (London, Mitchell and Hughes, 1894) Vol. 2 pp. 217-223, 'Pedigree of Duer'., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online].

'Chichester cathedral: The nave', A History of the County of Sussex: Vol. 3 (1935), pp. 135-146 available at [accessed 14/08/2013].

Further Information

Married but no further details
Rowland, Mary, Theodora, Elizabeth, John
Cambridge (Trinity) [1762 ]
Church of England

Associated Claims (1)

£3,306 6s 9d
Previous owner

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1764 [SY] - 1791 [EY] → Tenant-for-life
1783 [EA] - → Joint owner

Rev. Rowland Duer inherited the share of his brother Samuel Duer who died intestate at St Lucia 'lately' in 1783.

Relationships (13)

Uncle → Nephew
Father → Son
Father → Daughter
Father → Daughter
Father → Daughter
Father → Son
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Uncle → Niece
Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Nephew
Brother → Sister

Addresses (1)

Chichester, Sussex, South-east England, England