David Dehany senior

1701 - 1754


Biography

Planter and merchant [although described in his will simply as planter of Hanover], owner of Barbican and the Point estates in Hanover, Jamaica. Second son of David Dehany of Jamaica (1655-1701) and his wife Mary (d. 1722). His older brother Philip Dehany died in 1711, age 22. Married Mary, according to Vere Langford Oliver the daughter of Mathew Gregory and Jane Gallimore his wife [other sources authoritatively give his wife, perhaps a second wife, as Mary Goodin]. Left his estates to his eldest son Philip (q.v.) with lump sums to his daughters and annuities to his other sons.

David Dehany was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 3872 acres of land in Hanover.

The David Dehany, planter of St James, whose estate was valued for probate in 1762, is assumed to be this David Dehany's son who died 22/06/1761.

Sources

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. 3 p. 290.

'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 http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples2/1754lead.htm.

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


Further Information

Spouse
Mary Goodin
Children
Philip, George (1721-1767), David (1724-1761), Goodin, Mary, Ann, Sarah (1728-1729)
Will

From 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. 3 p. 289.

David Dehany of the parish of Hanover, Jamaica, planter. Will dated 17/08/1753. To my son George Dehany, planter, £1000 currency. To my son David Dehany £400 currency per annum. To my daughter Mary Hall £1,500 currency. To my daughter Ann Dehany £4,000 currency. To my son Goodin Dehany, £400 currency per annum. To my wife Mary 3 enslaved people.

My son Philip I give that estate joining on the east side of Maqueta Cove, with the works, negroes, cattle and stock, also 200 acres at Negereat in Westmoreland, now a pen, also the houses and stores at Savanna La Mar and Savanna La Mar Savanna, which I bought of Francis Blake as attorney to Richard Dunn Lawrence and of Margaret George, also two parcels of land in Hanover, the one joining on Sr Henry Morgan's run, now in the possession of Julian Beckford Esquire, the other joining on the east side of Fathog Quarter Harbour and that part of Sr Henry Morgan's I possess called Shew.

To my sister Martha Corbett the 150 acres she lives on joining east on Wm Bucknor and west on Philip Anglin, deceased, for her life, then to go to George James, son of George and Mary James, deceased, and Wm Wren, son to James and Patian Wren.

All residue to my son Philip, if he die without issue all the estate equally to my 3 sons and 2 daughters.

My son Philip to be sole executor. My wife Mary, Philip Haughton senior of Hanover and John Reed and Thomas Hall of St James Esquires to be trustees and overseers.

Sworn 22/06/1754. Proved 25/10/1754 by Philip Dehany the son.

Occupation
Planter

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
- 1754 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (2)

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