John Tharp II, of Hanover

1671 - 17th Oct 1753


  1. Son of John Tharpe I. Born in 1671. Married Sarah, daughter of Robert Knowles. His children married into the oldest and most prominent settler families: William married Ann, daughter of Richard Haughton; Joseph married Margaret Frost of Westmoreland; John married Ann, daughter of John Harding; Catherine married Philip Haughton; Rebecca married Edward Chambers; Anne married William Grissels and Mary married Michael Petgrave.

  2. John Tharpe senior was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 290 acres of land in St James, 210 acres in Hanover and 387 acres in Westmoreland, total 887 acres.

  3. John Tharp senior, gent., died 17/10/1753 and was buried the following day.

  4. John Tharp of Hanover, planter. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1754. Slave-ownership at probate: 154 of whom 81 were listed as male and 73 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £11690.87 Jamaican currency of which £7545.5 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £2315.72 currency cash, £596.35 currency debts and £63.25 currency plate.


  1. Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (London, 1871) vol. II p. 1369.

  2. '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

  3., Jamaican parish registers, Hanover, Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1739-1825 p. 5

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

Further Information

Sarah Knowles
William, Joseph, John, Catherine, Rebecca, Anne, Mary

Relationships (8)

Son → Father
Father → Son
Father-in-law → Daughter-in-law
Grandfather → Grandson
Grandfather → Grandson
Grandfather → Grandson
Father → Son
Father → Son

Inventories (1)