George Richards of Kingston

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Slave-owner in Jamaica, of Kingston, dead by 1770.

George Richards of Kingston, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1771. Slave-ownership at probate: 352 of whom 178 were listed as male and 174 as female. 84 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £54997.4 Jamaican currency of which £18086 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £31985.09 currency debts and £84 currency plate.

Possible identification from a memorial inscription in Kingston Cathedral Church: MARGARET, WIFE OF DANIEL MCQUEEN OF KINGSTON, MERCHT., OB. DEC. 1 1757 AET 29, ALSO THE BODY OF HER SISTER, THE WIFE OF GEORGE RICHARDS EQR. MERCHT. OB: 1 JULY, 1755, AET. 30. LIKEWISE THE BODY OF THEIR SISTER ANN, WIFE OF JOHN MINOT, OB. 17 JANY. 1758 AET. 30, ALSO MARY M .......... 10 SEP. 1764.

David Vanbrugh of Kingston, merchant, married Mary Marston of Kingston, spinster, in Kingston 16/10/1743. Mary Vanbrugh, widow, married George Richards of Kingston, merchant, in Kingston 25/01/1749. John Minot married Ann Marston of Kingston in 1743. Possibly the brother-in-law of this John Minot.


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

James Henry Lawrence-Archer, Memorial Inscriptions of the British West Indies (1875) p. 97.

Further Information

Mary Vanburgh nee Marston

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
1771 [EA] - 1778 [LA] → Previous owner
1771 [EA] - 1776 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (1)

Father → Son
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An inferred relationship: George Cussans Richards is known to have been the son of 'George Richards of Jamaica', and both George Cussans of Kingston and George Cussans Richards were connected in the...

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