Thomas Cussans I

1705 - 1745


  1. 1745, Feb. 3. In Amity Hall Plantation, in Plantation Garden River, the remains of the late Thomas Cussans, Esq., who departed this life ye 2d instant, aged 40 years 7 days, leaving issue by Mary his relict 2 sons and 2 daurs., viz., Elizabeth, Jane, Thomas, and John.

  2. Gregory and Cussans were listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owners of 1201 acres of land in St Thomas-in-the-East (this may be Matthew, John or Thomas Gregory, all q.v.). This may refer to the heirs of Thomas Cussans.

  3. Thomas Cussans of St Thomas-in-the-East, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1746. Slave-ownership at probate: 0 of whom 0 were listed as male and 0 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £1109.44 Jamaican currency of which £0 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £791 currency debts and £122 currency plate. It's not clear that this is the same Thomas Cussans, but he may have disposed of the bulk of his estate by indenture before his death.


  1. Caribbeana Vol. III, 'Cussans of Jamaica'.

  2. 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

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

Further Information

Elizabeth, Jane, Thomas, John

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
1741 [EA] - 1741 [LA] → Joint owner
1752 [EA] - 1753 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Father → Son

Inventories (1)