Richard Elletson

???? - 1744


Richard Elletson of St Andrew, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1744. Slave-ownership at probate: 398 of whom 186 were listed as male and 212 as female. 96 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £19,448.44 Jamaican currency of which £14,688.55 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £299.53 currency plate.

The estate of Richard Elletson was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 2585 acres of land in St Andrew, 480 acres in St Mary, 1500 acres in Westmoreland and 930 acres in St Elizabeth, total 5495 acres.


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

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

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
- 1744 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Husband → Wife
Father → Son
Father → Son

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