Lewis Vassall senior

10th Aug 1709 - 15th Sep 1743


Born in Jamaica, son of Leonard Vassall (1698-1737) and his first wife Ruth Gale. Settled at Braintree, Massachussetts. His Jamaican estate was already entailed. Died in Boston in 1737.

The estate of Lewis Vassall was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 810 acres of land in St Elizabeth. He would have been a minor at this time but his father died when he was an infant and Lewis junior was his residuary legatee.


John Vassall and his Descendants https://archive.org/stream/johnvassallhisde00cald/johnvassallhisde00cald_djvu.txt [accessed 16/02/2017]; '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.

Further Information

Dorothy Macqueen
Anna (1740-, Lewis (1741-1777), Elizabeth (1742-)

To his daughter Anna £2000; to his wife £300 pa for life; the residue to his son Lewis. Richard Bill and Jacob Holyoake of Boston and his cousin John Gale of Jamaica were executors.

Associated Estates (3)

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:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1737 [SY] - 1743 [EY] → Owner
1753 [EA] - 1758 [LA] → Previous owner
1740 [EA] - 1743 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (1)

Boston, Massachusetts, USA - United States of America