John Douce I

???? - 1746


John Douce of Clarendon, gentleman. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1748. Slave-ownership at probate: 219 of whom 121 were listed as male and 98 as female. 76 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £32332.8 Jamaican currency of which £9330 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £5747.9 currency cash, £13539.15 currency debts and £204.75 currency plate.

The estate of John Douce was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 1500 acres of land in St Dorothy, 2342 acres in St Ann and 2178 acres in Clarendon, total 6020 acres.

The will of John Douce was proved in Jamaica in 1746.

John Douce and his wife Elizabeth had eight children baptised in Clarendon: Elizabeth (1713), Catharine (1714), Mary (1715), John (1717), William (1718), Ivie (1720), James (1721) and Catharine (1722).


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

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

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. 119., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

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