Francis East

1678 - 1737


  1. Francis East of the parish of St Andrew, Jamaica. Son of John East and his wife Martha, baptised in St Andrew 05/07/1678. Sir Edward Hyde East was his grandson, the son of Francis's second son Edward (1732-?) and Edward's first wife Amy nee Hall.

  2. Member of Assembly for St Andrew in 1716.

  3. Francis East of St Andrew, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1737. Slave-ownership at probate: 62 of whom 28 were listed as male and 34 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £1999.08 Jamaican currency of which £18300 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £0 currency plate.

  4. The estate of Francis East was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 674 acres of land in St Andrew.


  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]. John Debrett, The Baronetage of England (London, 1824) 5th ed., vol. 2 p. 1283.

  2. W. A. Fuertado, Official and Other Personages of Jamaica from 1655 to 1790 Compiled from Various Sources (1896), transcribed at

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

  4. '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

Further Information

Sarah Hinton
Samuel, Edward (1732-), Hinton (?-1799), Anne, Mary

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
1740 [EA] - 1743 [LA] → Previous owner
1737 [EA] - → Owner

Relationships (2)

Grandfather → Grandson
Father → Son

Inventories (1)