John Tharp III, of Green Pond

???? - 1765


Planter, of Green Pond, St James, Jamaica. Son of John Tharpe II (1671-) and his wife Sarah nee Knowles. Died in 1765 leaving two young sons, William and John [V], who inherited his estate. His wife Ann remarried, to John Stevens of London. In 1773 William and John V granted their mother an annuity for 10 years in lieu of dower on Green Pond estate.

John Thorpe junior was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 1610 acres of land in St James.

John Tharp of St James, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1765. Slave-ownership at probate: 139 of whom 79 were listed as male and 60 as female. 22 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £9580.51 Jamaican currency of which £8005 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £46.61 currency plate.


Tharp Papers, Bundle 14, Green Pond Estate, [accessed 12/10/2015]. Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (London, 1871) vol. II p. 1369.

'A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at

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

Further Information

Ann Harding
William, John V, Sarah, Mary, Catherine, Elizabeth, Ann

Associated Estates (1)

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  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
- 1765 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (11)

Husband → Wife
Uncle → Nephew
Father → Son
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Grandfather → Grandson
Grandson → Grandfather
Son → Father
Father-in-law → Daughter-in-law

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