Isaac Lascelles Winn or Wynn

???? - 1808


Owner of Stretch and Sell (later Adelphi) estate in St James, Jamaica. Buried in St James 05/08/1808. Of St James when he wrote his will in 1808.

Appears to have spent some time in South Carolina, at least in 1766. At least three children with 'free quadroon' Grace Davis: William Davis Winn (1786), George Davis Winn (1788), Mary Gwynn Winn (1790).

Unsourced claim he was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, in 1736.

"Before the Revolution Isaac Lascelles Winn had been a sea captain who had made frequent calls at American ports. South Carolina government documents record that in January 1766 as master of the merchant ship Franfland he had delivered a shipload of German Protestants from Rotterdam to Charleston. By the late 1780s he had become a planter in Jamaica; his plantation, Stretch and Set [sic] (later renamed Adelphi), was located in St. James Parish near Montego Bay. Winn was a devout Quaker who used the 'plain speech' (thee and thou) in everyday conversation. In 1788 he had hired African American Baptist convert Moses Baker to undertake a Christian mission among the slaves in western Jamaica."

Sources Caribbean, Select Deaths and Burials, 1790-1906 [database online].,U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database online]. [accessed 21/09/2015].

Quote from Terry W. Lipscomb (ed.)The Letters of Pierce Bulter, 1790-1794: Nation Building and Enterprise in the New American Republic (Colombia, SC, 2007) p. 241

Further Information

[With Grace Davies] William Davis (1786-), George Davies (1788-), Mary Gwynn (1790-)

Transcript at

Isaac Lasselles Winn of the parish of St James, Jamaica.

John Perry Esquire of St James, Jamaica and Pierce Butler Esquire of the City of Philadelphia sometime a senator of Member of Congress of the United States of America to be executors and trustees.

All my estates in trust, to pay debts and the residue to be divided into three equal parts. Mention of the bulk of estate involved in Chancery. One-third to be paid to Pierce Butler, he has advanced me money for this case. One third to be divided between the children of my late brother Elijah Winn. One third to be paid to Isamiah (?) Maria, widow of the late Benjamin S(?)d and daughter of my late sister Maria S(?).

Before partition, from the residue of my estate to be paid: £500 to W. Thomas Sibury(?) Winn now or late of Southampton; £500 to my cousin Isaac Wynne now with me; £500 to William Fisbrooke my clerk.

Signed 30/03/1808.

John Parry and Pierce Butler died without taking upon themselves the execution of the will. Proved 09/09/1839 by Edward Purrier Esquire, attorney of Ann Starrwood(?) now residing in Scarborough in Yorkshire.


Associated Estates (4)

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
1809 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Previous owner
1774 [EA] - → Owner
1794 [EA] - 1794 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Not known

Relationships (2)

Father → Daughter
Notes →
Hannah, the sister of isaac Lascelles Winn, married Richard Hillary on 07/11/ 1764. See Janet Gleeson, The Lifeboat Baronet: Launching the RNLI. The History Press,...