John Rose Palmer

1785 - 1827


  1. Baptised at Carew, Pembrokeshire, 16/09/1785, son of Lieut. James Palmer, RN (1749-1788), of Lawrenny, and his wife Anne Davies, and grandson of Capt. James Palmer, master mariner, and his wife Margaret Llewhellin. The grandfather was a brother of Hon. John Palmer (died 1797) of Rose Hall and Palmyra. He inherited Rose Hall and Palmyra (both mortgaged) on the death of the last son of Hon. John Palmer in 1818.

  2. The will of John Rose Palmer of the town of Pembroke, esq, dated 31/10/1818, was lodged in Jamaica 28/04/1857. He had died at Rose Hall in November 1827, aged 42. He was a magistrate at Montego Bay. 'His intrinsic worth, kind heart and generous disposition obtained him the esteem of all his acquaintances' (Kingston Chronicle).


We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for compiling this entry.

  1. Will of Mary Palmer, widow, of St.Mary's, Pembroke, proved 10/11/1797, PROB 11/1298/77. Frederick J. DuQuesnay, 'Rose Hall Great House',; Anne M. Powers, 'The White Witch and a Cautionary Tale', [accessed 03/08/2017]; email from Paul Hitchings 13/08/2017 sourced to research papers of the late Peter Dawkins-Palmour (privately held).

  2. Research papers of the late Peter Dawkins-Palmour; Geoffrey S. Yates, 'Rose Hall - Death of a Legend',

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Annie Mary Paterson

Associated Estates (7)

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
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Receiver
1818 [SY] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner
1828 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Receiver
1826 [EA] - → Attorney

Relationships (2)

Husband → Wife
Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (1)

Carew, Pembrokeshire, South Wales, Wales