Dr. Hilkiah Davison

???? - 1750


  1. Slave-owner in Jamaica, co-owner of Llanrumney with Polnitz Byndloss. A man of the same name widower married Mary Santune widow in London in 1720. The blessedness of them that die in the Lord [electronic resource]. Hilkiah Davison's 'A sermon preach'd on occasion of the death of Mr. George Mill ...' was published in London in 1720.

  2. According to documents from the Chancery case Davison v. Dale, Hilkiah Davison, merchant of the island of Jamaica, was the eldest son and heir of Hilkiah Davison, clerk, late of Winchester, Hampshire.

  3. Hilkiah Davison was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 1081 acres of land in St Mary (possibly the heir, as the Quit Rents don't always denote someone deceased).

  4. Kilkiah[sic] Davison of St Mary, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1750. Slave-ownership at probate: 123 of whom 62 were listed as male and 61 as female. 32 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £9674.63 Jamaican currency of which £2952 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £3920 currency debts and £0 currency plate.

  5. The will of Kilkiah Davison was proved in Jamaica in 1748.


  1. Ancestry.com, London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 [database online].

  2. TNA C11/2488/8

  3. '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.

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

  5. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) vol. 2 p. 119.

Further Information


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
1740 [EA] - 1742 [LA] → Joint owner
1752 [EA] - 1755 [LA] → Previous owner

Inventories (1)