James Egan

???? - 1754


Slave-owner in Jamaica, dying in London in 1754.

  1. Will of James Egan [late of the parish of Clarendon but now of Queen Square] St George the Martyr Middlesex, gentleman, proved 28/05/1754. He left his wife £500 and an annuity of £400 p.a. secured on his estate in Jamaica. He left each of his daughters Elizabeth, Anastasia and Mary £1500 each. His residuary legatees were his sons James and George Egan.

  2. James Egan was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 2608 acres of land in Clarendon.

  3. James Egan of St George, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1755. Slave-ownership at probate: 227 of whom 126 were listed as male and 101 as female. 70 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £12068.5 Jamaican currency of which £9038 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £0 currency plate.


  1. PROB 11/808/468.

  2. '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 http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples2/1754lead.htm.

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

Further Information

Elizabeth, Anastasia, Mary, George, James

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
1741 [EA] - 1743 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Queen Square, St George the Martyr, London, Middlesex, London, England

Inventories (1)