William Smith

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Dr William Smith, owner of Pleasant Hill estate in St John, Jamaica.

  1. Milborough Baumer, daughter of Dr William Smith and Milborough Daniel, his wife, was baptised in Clarendon 19/03/1814 age 6 weeks. Another daughter, also named Milborough Daniel, was baptised in St Dorothy 13/12/1820. A son, William Tabois, was baptised in Richmond, London, 15/08/1823, when William Smith was of St Dorothy, Jamaica, occupation surgeon. Their daughter Harriet Luff was baptised in Vere, 23.3.1826.

  2. William Smith was owner of Pleasant Hill in St John, Jamaica, from at least 1820 until 1832. Milborough was awarded compensation for enslaved people on the estate as owner and as executor of "D. Smith". Presumably William Smith had died by this point, although William T. Smith was listed as surgeon in the St Mary's Western Regiment of Horse in the Jamaica Almanac of 1839. Pleasant Hill was registered to Milborough Smith with 400 acres in the 1840 almanac.

  3. Milborough Daniel Smith was living in Swansea, Wales by 1841 and in Clifton, Gloucestershire, in 1851 where she died in 1857. Will of Milborough Daniel Smith widow [of William Smith late of the parish of St John Doctor of Medicine] of Clifton [made in 1852] proved 14/01/1857.

  4. Harriet Cuff [sic] Smith, spinster of Barnstaple, Kent, was listed as a shareholder in the National Provincial Bank of England in 1853; in 1871 she was a visitor at 26 North Parade, Penzance, Cornwall, in the home of Mary Burbury Fearon (age 85, q.v.) and her daughter Eliza Oakes Fearon (age 49); in 1891 Harriet Smith was living with Eliza O Fearon in 4 rooms at 27 Meridian Place, Clifton; in 1901 Harriet, age 75, was living at 8 Beach Road, Weston-Super-Mare, with Eliza Fearon as a visitor. William Tabois Smith married Eliza Gay, eldest daughter of Stephen Hannaford Esquire 07/04/1846 in Jamaica.


  1. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]; Ancestry.com, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online].

  2. See estate information for Pleasant Hill; Jamaica Almanacs (1839 and 1840).

  3. 1841, 1851 censuses online; PROB 11/2245/109.

  4. London Gazette Issue 21414 p. 516 (February 1853); 1871, 1891 and 1901 censuses online; Gentleman's Magazine vol. 26 p. 528 (November 1846).

We are grateful to Ruth Hecht for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Milborough Daniel
Milborough Baumer, Milborough Daniel, William Tabois, Harriet Luff

Associated Estates (1)

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] - 1832 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Husband → Wife