James Adams

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James Adams of Kingston, tavernkeeper. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1748. Slave-ownership at probate: 20 of whom 10 were listed as male and 10 as female. 5 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £1815.46 Jamaican currency of which £715 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £44.22 currency cash, £500 currency debts and £91.13 currency plate.

James Adams, deceased was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 300 acres of land in St George.

The will of James Adams was proved in Jamaica in 1741.


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

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. 115.

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