David Parris the elder

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Slave-owner on Barbados, father of David Parris the younger (q.v., who predeceased him), Anna Maria Carrington nee Parris (d. 1829) and Paul Carrington Parris (d. 1812). There is some confusion in Hughes Queree as to how and when the Carrington estate passed from Parris to George Carrington, who appears in the Slave Registers for the estate. It appears most likely that David Parris the elder settled Carringtons and Chapel on Anna Maria Parris on her marriage in 1809 to George Carrington. Online sources suggest David Parris the elder had married Elizabeth Carrington, daughter of Paul Carrington of Barbados.

  1. 'Carrington's Plantations, Barbados, W.I. Accounts (1810-1855). Includes journal entries for the four Carrington sugar plantations [Chapel, Haggat's, Valley (or Carringtons) and Harrison's] of David Parris and his heirs, Anna Maria Carrington, wife of George Carrington, and Paul Carrington Parris. Physical Description: Manuscript. 3 vol.'

  2. In a Levy Book list for an unidentified parish [probably St Andrew], Barbados, 1804, Parris was listed as owning 201 enslaved. He was also listed as owning 2 windmills.


  1. The 'Finding Aid for the Bound Manuscripts Collection, 1977' for the UCLA Special Collections MSS no: 170/165: 1-3.

  2. Levy Book for unidentified parish [probably St Andrew], 1804. Barbados Department of Archives, RB9/3/7.

Further Information

David; Anna Maria; Paul Carrington

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
1780 [EA] - → Owner
1780 [EA] - → Owner

Dates of ownership uncertain.

1776 [EA] - 1776 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1792 [EA] - 1796 [LA] → Other

Relationships (3)

Father → Son
Notes →
David Parris the younger in 1795 predeceased his...
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father → Son