Jacob Ricketts of Midgham

???? - 1756


  1. Resident slave-owner, leaving his estate [Midgham] to his only son George Poyntz Ricketts in his will proved in 1756. The will also refers to "my loving Cousin Jacob Johnson" (see Jacob Johnson senior - q.v.) and Johnson's son Thomas Johnson.

  2. Jacob Ricketts was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 600 acres of land in St Elizabeth.

  3. Jacob Ricketts of Westmoreland, planter. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1756. Slave-ownership at probate: 171 of whom 88 were listed as male and 83 as female. 33 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £9402.17 Jamaican currency of which £6205 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £0 currency plate.


  1. Will of Jacob Ricketts of Westmoreland, Jamaica, PROB 11/826/325.

  2. '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.

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

We are grateful to Rita Lamb for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Hannah Poyntz
George Poyntz

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
- 1756 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (7)

Son → Father
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Jacob Ricketts in 1756 predeceased his father (who died in...
Father → Son
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
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In his will proved 1756 Jacob Ricketts left an annuity of £30 p.a. to his sister-in-law Mary...
Testator → Executor
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Assumed to be the Jacob Johnson, "loving cousin" and executor of Jacob Ricketts in...
Grandson → Grandmother
Nephew → Uncle
First Cousins

Inventories (1)