Alexander Crawford

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Alexander Crawford was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 300 acres of land in St Elizabeth and 842 acres of land in Clarendon, total 1142 acres.

Burnett, Crawford and Poyntz were listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owners of 500 acres of land in St Thomas-in-the-East. This may refer to either of the landowning Alexander Burnetts who were active in Jamaica at this time, or Hugh Burnett (all three q.v.). Forrest and Crawford were listed in the same source as the owners of 1300 acres of land in Westmoreland.

Alexander Crawford of Clarendon, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1763. Slave-ownership at probate: 52 of whom 29 were listed as male and 23 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £5732.36 Jamaican currency of which £2508 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £740.81 currency debts and £0 currency plate.

Possibly the Alexander Crawford, practitioner of physic, who sold 500 acres of land in Clarendon to Henry Dawkins I in 1754 - this estate became Folly Pen.


"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.

Plat book reference: [accessed 10/09/2018].

Associated Estates (1)

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
- 1754 [EY] → Owner

Tentative association with this Alexander Crawford.

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