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Joseph Adolphus was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 1048 acres of land in St John.
Joseph Adolphus of St Catherine, planter. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1762. Slave-ownership at probate: 16 of whom 6 were listed as male and 10 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £985.66 Jamaican currency of which £415 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £453.1 currency debts and £13 currency plate.
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
Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.