Thomas Rose

1689 - 12th Nov 1724


Son of Francis Rose (1656-1720) and his wife Elizabeth nee Price. Born in Jamaica c. 1689. Inherited a life interest in the Jamaican property of his father - Burton's, Savanna (or Old Works) and Rose Hall (or New Works), Bagnall's Thicket (later The Decoy), land in Halfway Tree and two houses in Spanish Town. When Thomas died without issue, the life interest was passed to his mother Elizabeth and then the estates were inherited by his first cousin John Rose.

Thomas was married to Elizabeth Fuller (1699-1722) and described as of Red Lyon Square at his burial in St Andrew, Holborn, 14/11/1724.

Thomas Rose of St Thomas-in-the-Vale, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1732. Slave-ownership at probate: 351 of whom 217 were listed as male and 134 as female. 81 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £36676.59 Jamaican currency of which £9140 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £24190.09 currency debts and £0 currency plate.


Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) Vol. V pp. 130-135.

Michael Craton and James Walvin, A Jamaican Plantation. The History of Worthy Park 1670-1970 (W.H. Allen, London and New York, 1970) pp. 54-55.

Anne M. Powers, 'Descendants of Thomas Rose', [accessed 30/03/2015]., London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].

Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.

Further Information

Elizabeth Fuller

The will of Thomas Price (PROB 11/600) was signed 07/11/1724 and proved in London 23/11/1724. For a transcription see [accessed 30/03/2015].

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
20/11/1720 [SD] - 12/11/1724 [ED] → Owner
1720 [SY] - 12/11/1724 [ED] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Son → Father
Son → Mother
First Cousins

Addresses (1)

Red Lion Square, London, Middlesex, London, England

Inventories (1)