John King

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Attorney of Oxford estate in St Mary, Jamaica, 1755-66, 1772-4 and 1780 (possibly in the intervening periods too). Not listed as a landowner in 1754.

Possibly the Dr John King who contributed £10 to the University of Pennsylvania following Dr John Morgan's fundraising tour of the West Indies in 1772-1773; or the John King who contributed £30 to the same cause.

John King of St Mary, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1781. Slave-ownership at probate: 33 of whom 17 were listed as male and 16 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £3013.08 Jamaican currency of which £1925 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £882.34 currency debts and £45 currency plate.


See estate information for Oxford estate.

William Smith, Joseph Hopkinson, and Plunket Fleeson Glentworth, Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Minute Books, Volume 2, 1768-1779 p. 75, entry for 13/12/1773. Note amounts are in Jamaican currency.

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

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
1772 [EA] - 1774 [LA] → Attorney
1755 [EA] - 1780 [LA] → Attorney

Inventories (1)