John Curtis of Jamaica and Clifton

???? - 1773


  1. Will of John Curtis [late of the island of Jamaica but now resident in the parish] of Clifton Gloucestershire proved 06/11/1773. In the will he left his wife Frances Newman an annuity of £100 p.a. over and above what she was entitled to under their marriage settlement secured on his property, including enslaved people, in Jamaica, and he entailed the estate to his nephew John Hanson of the island of Jamaica, who after several monetary legacies was also his residuary heir.

  2. John Curtis of Britain, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1772. Slave-ownership at probate: 0 of whom 0 were listed as male and 0 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £2959.87 Jamaican currency of which £0 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £2959.87 currency debts and £0 currency plate.

  3. The will of John Curtis of Britain, Esquire, was proved in Jamaica, 21/07/1774.


  1. PROB 11/992/159.

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

  3. LOS 41.

We are grateful to Daniel Livesay for his assistance with this entry.

Further Information

Frances Newman

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
1771 [EA] - 1773 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
John Hanson was also the heir of his uncle John...

Addresses (1)

Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England

Inventories (1)