Samuel Torrent James

1735 - 1788


Son of Col. Montague James and his first wife Lucy Torrent. Inherited in trust from his father:

"My plantation and sugar work called Spring Plantaion in Hanover and the slaves, cattle, stock etc; also my run of land called Montague Hall adjoining the said plantation, and a parcel of land adjoining the latter which I purchased of William Rhodes James and Thomas James; my pen called Burnt Ground and the lands thereunto belonging; my Barquadier and lands at Davis Cove in Hanover also purchased by me of the said William Rhodes James of Trelawny Esquire and Thomas James; a parcel of land at Negril in Westmoreland and all my other lands and slaves real, personal whatsoever. These estates to be chargeable for my debts and the several legacies given here. The rents and profits for my son Samuel Torrent James and every other son lawfully begotten of his body in priority of birth, otherwise to daughters of Samuel Torrent James as tenants in common, remainder in trust to my son John Haughton James, his heirs, and then my daughters. Trustees to be William Rhodes James of Trelawny and John Robert James of Hanover."

Died s.p. in 1788, his father's estates were passed to his half-brother John Haughton James.


See entry for Montague James for a precis of his will. [accessed 23/01/2015].

Further Information

died unmarried

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
1781 [SY] - 1788 [EY] → Trust beneficiary
1782 [EA] - 1782 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (11)

Son → Father
Step-son → Step-mother
Uncle → Niece
Uncle → Niece
Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Niece
Uncle → Nephew
Half-brother → Half-sister