Jacques Sicard

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Memorial in the churchyard, Spanish Town Cathedral: "Sacred to the memory of Jacques Sicard, Esq., late proprietor of York Castle Plantation in the Parish of St Ann's, who departed this life (in this town) on the 22nd January 1821 aged 62 years." The year of death may be mis-transcribed; a Jacques Sicard certainly registered enslaved people as owner on York Castle in the slave register of 1823 and registration was made by Mary Sicard as executrix in 1826.

Matilda Mary (born 1801), Alfred (born 1802) and Oljlae (sp.? daughter born 1803), children of Jacques Sicard and his wife Mary, were baptised at York Castle in 1806. Henry James, age 22 months, and Eliza, age 3 years 2 months, children of Jacques Sicard and his wife, were baptised at York Castle in 1814. Jane, infant daughter of Jacques Sicard, was baptised in St Ann in 1817.

This entry may conflate a Jacques Sicard senior (died 1821 age 62) and a Jacques Sicard junior (died between 1823 and 1826).


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. 1 p. 281; Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

Further Information

Matilda Mary (1801-), Alfred (1802-), Oljlae (1803-), Eliza (1810-), Henry James (1812-), Jane (1817-)

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
1806 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Owner

Assumed to be owner from at least 1806 when three of his children were baptised at York Castle.

1826 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (1)

Husband → Wife