Christopher Senior

???? - 1762


Resident slave-owner in Jamaica, reportedly dying at sea c. 1762. Inherited salt River estate in Westmoreland (along with three of his sons and another relative) from his uncle William Dorrill.

Christopher Senior was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 4036 acres of land in Westmoreland.

Christophe Senior of Westmoreland, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1764. Slave-ownership at probate: 407 of whom 199 were listed as male and 208 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £27,626.57 Jamaican currency of which £23,760 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £73.50 currency plate.

Sources [accessed 06/06/2017].

'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

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

Further Information

Deborah Yeeles
Gilbert, William Dorrill, Thomas Keith Yeeles, 3 other sons, 3 daughters

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
1780 [EA] - 1787 [LA] → Previous owner
1754 [SY] - 1762 [EY] → Joint owner

Relationships (6)

Nephew → Uncle
Father → Son
Uncle → Nephew
Father → Son
Father → Son
Father → Son

Inventories (1)