Thomas Edlyne

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Resident slave-owner in Jamaica, father-in-law of Walrond Fearon. Father of Thomas Hope Edlyne with his wife Elizabeth.

The estate of Thomas Edlyne was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 500 acres of land in St Thomas-in-the-East.

Another Thomas Edlyne who was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 2256 acres of land in St Andrew.


Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial [1783] p. 527: [433.] [Reference to the Committee of the appeal of James, Duke of Chandos, and Anna Eliza, Duchess of Chandos, from several judgments of the Lieut.-Governor and Council of Jamaica as a Court of Appeals, 27-30 Nov. 1782, affirming judgments of the Supreme Court in Nov. 1781, in favour of Walrond Fearon and Mary his wife concerning possession of Hopes or Hope Harding's estate, lately belonging to Richard Elletson.] [pp. 202, 258.] [On the Committee report of 24 July, the judgments are reversed and the appellants are to be restored to all they have lost by means of them. Other names in the report are Elletson's wife, Susannah, his sons, Thomas Hope and Roger Hope, his daughter, Anna Petronella, and James Ord, her husband, his brother, Thomas Edlyne; Sarah Shanks, James Prevost, Marmaduke Hilton, Sir Archibald Grant, Bart., and Elizabeth his wife (formerly Elizabeth Callender, widow,) Anna Shanks or Hassall, Rev. John Venn, and David Mitchell. The Duchess of Chandos was widow of Roger Hope Elletson, and Mary Fearon the daughter of Thomas Edlyne. [pp. 360-77, 386.]

'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

Thomas Hope (1730-)

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
1762 [EA] - 1762 [LA] → Previous owner

Inferred connection: the previous owner was given in 1762 as 'Thomas Hope Edlyne'. No such man has been traced, although there was a Thomas Hope Elletson (1725-1760).

Relationships (2)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father → Son