Samuel Pennant

1709 - 1750


Son of Edward Pennant (d. 1736). Baptised in Jamaica 20/12/1709. Inherited a share in his father's Jamaican estates. Alderman of Bishopsgate ward in 1742; Lord Mayor of London in 1749. Died 20/05/1750.

John Henry Pennant and the estate of Samuel Pennant was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 2190 acres of land in Westmoreland.

Sources Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]. Burke's History of the Commoners vol. III p. (1836) p. 35. The London Magazine: or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer, Vol. 19 p. 236 (May 1750)..

'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

died unmarried

PROB 11/779/508 - precis.

Sir Samuel Pennant Knight and one of the Aldermen of the City of London.

To my loving brothers John Pennant of Saville Row in Middlesex and Henry Pennant of Lawrence St Ayotts in Hertfordshire all my messuages, farms, lands, heriditaments and premises situate and being in the parishes of Flamstead and Redbourne in Hertfordshire as tenants in common.

To my three sisters Elizabeth Dawkins, mary Morant and Sarah Rodon £200 a piece.

To my book keeper Mr Robert Higston £150.

To Mr Edmond Boehm, Mr Sachary Philip Ffomerean, William Reilly and Mr Tilman Henckell all of London, merchants, £20 a piece for mourning.

To each servant £10.

All my plantations, parts and shares of plantations, negroes, cattle, part and shares in ships, debts, rights and credits and the rest and residue of my estates real and personal in Jamaica or Great Britain to my two brothers John and Henry Pennant Esquire to be equally divided between them.

My two brothers to be executors.

Signed 07/04/1749. Proved in London 28/05/1750 by John Pennant and Henry Pennant.

Associated Estates (1)

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
1736 [SY] - 1750 [EY] → Joint owner

Relationships (6)

Son → Father
Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Nephew