Charles Kelsall

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Slave-owner in Jamaica, apparently resident, dying by 1779, leaving indebted estates.

  1. Charles Kelsall was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 469 acres of land in St Catherine, 80 acres in St Dorothy and 16 acres in St Thomas-in-the-Vale, total 565 acres.

  2. 'In the Privy Council. Henry Thomas Broughton, gent., and Phillis his wife, formerly wife of James Roper late of St. Andrews, Esq., Appellants, Eliz. Jackson, widow, and others the creditors of Charles Kelsall, Esq., deceased, and Sarah Kelsall the dau. of the said Chas. K., Respondents. Charles Kelsall owned Hermon Hill in St. Mary's and a moiety of the Union and owed Thomas, Stephen, and Rose Fuller of London, merchants £3000, and dying 4 Nov. 1780 [sic], bequeathed his estates to his son Henry Kelsall. James Roper was his son-in-law. Tho. Fuller was dead 1782. Recites deed of 1776 between Chas. Kelsall and Rebecca his wife of the 1st part and George Clarke, Esq., and Susannah his wife, dau. of Chas. Kelsall, by which one third was settled on G. and S. Clarke. Benjamin Lyon d. 1780 and his will was dated 12 Aug. 1776. Rebecca Kelsall d. June 1786 and appointed her dau. Sarah Kelsall her Executrix. James Roper d. soon after 1788.'

For Henry Kelsall see separate entry.


  1. '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

  2. Caribbeana Vol. III 'Deeds Relating to Jamaica'.

Further Information

Henry; Susannah

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
1754 [EA] - 1778 [LA] → Previous owner

Years of association are probable.

1754 [EA] - 1778 [LA] → Previous owner

Shown as deceased co-owner. Years of association are probable.

Relationships (4)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Other relatives
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Henry Kelsall, the son and heir of Charles Kelsall married in 1777 Frances, daughter of William Burt of Westmoreland, according to Henry Kelsall's entry in Alumni...
Father → Son
Business associates
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Co-owners of Union...