John Chambers

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Biography

John Chambers was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 582 acres of land in St Catherine, 888 acres in Westmoreland and 790 acres in St Thomas-in-the-Vale, total 2260 acres.

Chambers and Pinto were listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 500 acres of land in Hanover. This may refer to Edward Chambers, Ephraim Chambers, Jacob Chambers, John Chambers or William Chambers (all q.v.), all of whom owned land in Jamaica at this time.

John Chambers of St Catherine, planter. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1754. Slave-ownership at probate: 39 of whom 23 were listed as male and 16 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £6995.88 Jamaican currency of which £1813 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £371.66 currency cash, £4072.67 currency debts and £5 currency plate.

Sources

'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

Occupation
Planter

Associated Estates (2)

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
1753 [EA] - 1761 [LA] → Attorney

Tentative association.

1756 [EA] - 1758 [LA] → Attorney