John Spencer of Spring Garden

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Apparently resident slave-owner, owner of Spring Garden in St George. Dead by 1768.

John Spencer was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 318 acres of land in St Catherine, 604 acres in St Andrew and 8 acres in Vere, total 930 acres. Another John Spencer was listed as the owner of 385 acres of land in St Catherine, 520 acres in St John and 227 acres in St Thomas-in-the-Vale, total 1132 acres. John Spencer and William Gee were listed as the owners of 1020 acres of land in St George.

John Spencer of St George, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1769. Slave-ownership at probate: 376 of whom 245 were listed as male and 131 as female. 41 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £45211.98 Jamaican currency of which £20382 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £31.56 currency cash, £18330.02 currency debts and £100 currency plate.


'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.

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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
1768 [EA] - 1773 [LA] → Previous owner

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Edward Shirley married 13/03/1783 Hannah Spencer Rock, a grand-daughter of John Spencer (d. 1768)....
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Schaw Grosett married 13/03/1783 Mary Rock, a grand-daughter of John Spencer (d....

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