William Gordon senior, of St John

???? - 1762


There were three separate entries for William Gordon in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754, assumed to be three different people but not further identified. One was the owner of 1125 acres of land in Clarendon and 865 acres of land in St John, total 1990 acres (this is assumed to be the William Gordon senior of St John who died c. 1762); another the owner of 2000 acres of land in St Mary; the third was owner of 3108 acres of land in St Thomas-in-the-East (assumed to be Hon. William Gordon of St Thomas-in-the-East, who died c. 1739; the Quit Rent entry may refer to his heir rather than himself).

William Gordon, a planter, filed Accounts Produce for Bath Mountain in St David 1761-1765; it's not clear which William Gordon this refers to.

William Gordon, senior of St John, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1762. Slave-ownership at probate: 146 of whom 98 were listed as male and 48 as female. 16 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £13217 Jamaican currency of which £6501 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £1800 currency debts and £35 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.

Associated Estates (2)

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  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1761 [EA] - 1765 [LA] → Not known

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1763 [EA] - 1764 [LA] → Not known

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