Isaac Gabay

???? - 1731


  1. The estate of Isaac Gabay was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 499 acres of land in St Thomas-in-the-Vale.

  2. "Isaac Gabay, whose Will was dated 18th June, 1730, requested to be buried in this cemetery." [The first Beth Chayim, situate at the extreme southern end of White Church Street (Eastern side), Spanish Town.]

  3. Isaac Gabay of St Catherine, planter. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1732. Slave-ownership at probate: 59 of whom 32 were listed as male and 27 as female. 14 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £2059.76 Jamaican currency of which £1460 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £0 currency plate.

  4. The will of Isaac Gabay was proved in Jamaica in 1731.


  1. "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

  2. (transcribed from Jacob A. P. M. Andrade, A Record of the Jews in Jamaica... (1941) Appendix L.

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

  4. 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. 120.

Further Information


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
1739 [EA] - 1745 [LA] → Previous owner

tentative association

Inventories (1)