Edward Knowles of Hanover

???? - 1785


  1. Apparently resident slave-owner in Jamaica and probably the man buried at Hanover in 1785.

  2. Edward Knowles was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 612 acres of land in Hanover.

  3. Elizabeth Knowles, a free woman of colour, the reputed daughter of Edward Knowles esq of the parish of Trelawny and of Sabina a sable woman formerly belonging to Phoenix Estate in Hanover, was baptised at Phoenix Estate about the year 1760 but no certificate having been given she was baptised again on 28/01/1816 at her own house in Savanna la Mar.


  1. Familysearch.org, Jamaican parish registers, Hanover Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1725-1839 p. 63.

  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 http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples2/1754lead.htm.

  3. Familysearch.org, Jamaican parish registers, Westmoreland Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1739-1825 p. 190.

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Associated Estates (3)

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
1786 [EA] - 1789 [LA] → Previous owner
1764 [EA] - 1765 [LA] → Owner
1786 [EA] - 1793 [LA] → Previous owner