Michael Withers

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  1. Deceased by 1809 when his daughter Mary Frances Withers was baptised in Kingston, Jamaica. Listed as previous owner of Oatlands in Manchester, Jamaica, from 1817. Possibly the 'Withers' shown as party to Daly v Withers with Peter Daly over Daly's Grove estate in Manchester.

  2. Withers was involved in a legal dispute over the break-up of a business partnership, Michael Withers & Co., with Adam Keene, of Kingston, because of Keene's objection to taking a James Smith into the partnership. The company leased a store in Kingston as well as coffee plantations and enslaved persons. The partnership was founded in 1800 and dissolved by 1805.


1. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]. See evolutions for Oatlands estate.

2. National Archives PCAP 13/4/7: "Printed appeal to an Appeals Committee of the Privy Council from JAMAICA, Court of Chancery [colonial, Caribbean]. Apppellant: Michael Withers, of Kingston, Jamaica, merchant. Respondent: Adam Keene, of Kingston, merchant."

Further Information

Mary Frances (1805-)

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
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (2)

Father → Daughter
Father-in-law → Son-in-law