Joseph Orr

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Overseer on Mount Pleasant in St Thomas-in-the-East, Jamaica, in 1778, and then slave-owner in his own right.

  1. 'Will' of Joseph Orr of St Thomas-in-the-East proved 11/09/1798. He left two wills, both benefiting his family in Co. Tyrone. The second made 01/12/1790 left the proceeds of the sale of his property - specified as including Cambridge and Springfield in St Thomas-in-the-East - to his nephews, both named Joseph, one the son of his brother David and one the son of his brother William; the first made in 1784 a series of bequests, including 'six new negro girls' to be purchased for Josephina, the daughter of Cicely, 'a free Sambo woman', and left his residuary estate to all his nephews called Joseph.


  1. PROB 11/1312/156

Associated Estates (6)

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
1774 [EA] - 1776 [LA] → Trustee
1779 [EA] - 1780 [LA] → Attorney
1778 [EA] - → Overseer
1799 [EA] - 1810 [LA] → Previous owner
1776 [EA] - 1778 [LA] → Executor
1779 [EA] - 1793 [LA] → Attorney