James Murray

No Dates


Biography

Slave-owner in Jamaica, owner of Airy Castle in St Thomas-in-the-East, dead by 1792. A letter from him at Airy Castle to Nathaniel Phillips in London written between July 1789 and February 1790 is shown in the National Library of Wales' online catalogue.

James Murray was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 70 acres of land in St Andrew and 860 acres of land in St Thomas-in-the-East, total 930 acres. This may be the same man or an ancestor. Another James Murray was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 528 acres of land in St Thomas-in-the-East. McDonald and Murray were listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owners of 720 acres of land in St David.

Sources

https://www.britishonlinearchives.net/group.php?cat=&sid=&cid=9781851171811&pid=71811c&date_option=equal&page=3 [accessed 07/08/2017].

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


Further Information

Absentee?

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
1792 [EA] - 1794 [LA] → Previous owner
1790 [EA] - 1791 [LA] → Owner