Apparently resident slave-owner in Jamaica. Dead by 1731.
UNDER THIS STONE LIES THE BODY OF MRS. DEBORAH CORKER, THE WIFE OF T. CORKER, ESQ. THE DAUGHTER OF DR. JOHN BURNELL, WHO DIED IN CHILDBED OF HER FIRST CHILD, HAVING BEEN MARRIED 4 YRS. 8 MOS., 5 DAYS, BORN 4 NOV., 1707, & DIED 29 OCT., 1727, AGED 19 YRS. 11 MOS. & 7 DAYS. GOD EXECUTES JUDGMENT.
Thomas Corker of St John, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1732. Slave-ownership at probate: 48 of whom 24 were listed as male and 24 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £3363.28 Jamaican currency of which £1468 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £323.63 currency cash, £1275.65 currency debts and £60.18 currency plate.
The will of Thomas Corker was proved in Jamaica in 1731.
Monumental Inscriptions, Jamaica Parish of St John (p. 313).
Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.
Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) vol. 2 p. 117.
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1740 [EA] - 1740 [LA] → Previous owner