???? - 1765
John Gardner was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 651 acres of land in St Catherine, 750 acres in St Thomas-in-the-East, 1002 acres in Clarendon and 208 acres in St John, total 2611 acres. Note that a John Gardner junior appears in the Quit Rent books for 1754 as well.
Gardner and March were listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owners of 1320 acres of land in St Thomas-in-the-East. This may refer to Francis March or Foster March, John Gardner, John Gardner junior or Samuel Gardner (all q.v.).
John Gardner of St Catherine, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1765. Slave-ownership at probate: 89 of whom 45 were listed as male and 44 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £19998.78 Jamaican currency of which £4107.5 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £10136.75 currency debts and £225.93 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.
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:
1755 [EA] - 1756 [LA] → Owner
Father → Son