William Baker

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William Baker was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 240 acres of land in St James.

William Baker of St James, planter. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1763. Slave-ownership at probate: 190 of whom 108 were listed as male and 82 as female. 34 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £15966.05 Jamaican currency of which £10422.25 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £3694.56 currency debts and £0 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.

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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
1763 [EA] - 1764 [LA] → Previous owner

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