Joshua Mayers Gittens

1741 - 1819


Joshua Mayers Gittens (1741-1819) succeeded his father, the Honourable Colonel John Gittens, as the member of the Barbados Assembly for St. Philip parish in 1768. Joshua Mayers Gittens remained in the Barbados Assembly until at least 1804. He served for a period of time as the Speaker of the Assembly. He also served as a Judge in many of the Barbados parishes. He was the Comptroller of Barbados, and Collector at Bridgetown in 1793. Owner of Pilgrim Plantation when he died. His father, Colonel John Gittens (1712-1768) had been a member of the Barbados Assembly for St. Philip Parish from 1750 to his death in 1768. He was a Colonel in the Barbados Militia and also Chief Judge of St. Michael Parish, circa 1768.


Gittens family profile, accessed 7 February 2014. Note: no sources are given for information on this website, which has not been verified by LBS.

Further Information

Married but no further details
Joshua Mayers Gittens jun.

Associated Estates (4)

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
1816 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner

Shown as Hon. Joshua Gittens.

- 1819 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney

Shown as Joshua Gittens and inferred by LBS to be Joshua Mayers Gittens.

Relationships (1)

Father → Son
Notes →
Presumably father/son or...