Nicholas Newton

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Slave-owner in Jamaica, owner of Bagdale estate in St Elizabeth, which he surrendered in 1761 to his mortgagees Lascelles & Maxwell, who according to Simon D. Smith sold it immediately to 'the London merchants Thomas Collet and John Powell [q.v].'

Nicholas Newton was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 2959 acres of land in St Elizabeth.


S. D. Smith, Slavery, Family, and Gentry Capitalism in the British Atlantic: The World of the Lascelles, 1648-1834 (2006) p. 183.

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


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
- 1761 [EY] → Owner
1762 [EA] - 1767 [LA] → Previous owner