Samuel Heming of Malvern Park

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Malvern Park Pen in St Ann in 1779 belonged to 'the estate of Samuel Heming Esq.' under the direction of Thomas Wynn who had intermarried with Mary Heming administratrix of Samuel Heming. A similar pattern for Mammee Bay shows that estate as owned as early as 1761 by the 'estate of Samuel Heming' and identifies Mary Heming as widow of Samuel Heming. Samuel Heming of St Ann (q.v., will proved 1724, whose wife was Elizabeth) is known to have had a younger son Samuel born c. 1718, and his elder son Richard is known also to have had a son Samuel Heming. One of these two sons named Samuel is likely to be Samuel Heming of St Catherine (q.v.): most family genealogies show Samuel Heming of St Catherine as the son of Richard Heming, although some show him as the son of Samuel Heming of St Ann. The most logical explanation is that the Samuel Heming of Malvern Park was the son of Samuel Heming of St Ann and brother of Richard Heming, and died sometime between 1755 and 1759, leaving his widow Mary: Thomas Wynn had married Mary Heming widow in London in 1763 (Richard Heming's will proved 03/11/1755 is silent on his wife and appoints guardian for his children, implying that his wife was dead).

Samuel Heming was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 2098 acres of land in St Ann.

The trustees of Sam. Hemmings were owners of 216 enslaved people and 77 stock in St Ann, Jamaica, in 1792.

Samuel Heming of St Ann, Esquire [known here as Samuel Heming of Malvern Park to distinguish him from Samuel Heming of St Ann who died c. 1724]. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1759. Slave-ownership at probate: 184 of whom 100 were listed as male and 84 as female. 25 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £11083.06 Jamaican currency of which £8566 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £193.25 currency plate.


See entries for Samuel Heming of St Ann, Samuel Heming of St Cathirine, Thomas Wynn and Richard Heming.

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

'A List of slaves and stock in the parish of St Ann taken the 28th March 1792 pursuant to order of the Honourable House of Assembly... transcribed from papers presented to the British Museum by Charles E. Long ref. Add. 12435' transcribed at

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

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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
1779 [EA] - 1779 [LA] → Previous owner
1761 [EA] - 1779 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
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Probably but not certainly son and father. In his will Samuel Heming of St Ann instructed his eldest son Richard to establish a sugarworks for his [Samuel Heming of St Ann's] youngest son Samuel, on...
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Probably brothers, although this is tentative...

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