William Virgo

???? - 1775


William Virgo was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 173 acres of land in Hanover. His will made and proved in 1775 showed him as the owner of Water Valley, which he left to his sons James Virgo (q.v.) and Montague Wisdom Virgo. The Water Valley estate was indebted to Neill Malcolm, and in 1781 the two brothers conveyed it to Robert Minto, with Neill Malcolm's approval.


"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; a precis of the will of William Virgo, referenced to ISLAND RECORD OFFICE: Wills Liber 42 Folio 194 Proved: 21 October 1775 Signed: 7th February 1775, appears at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/wills-14.htm [accessed 13/09/2019].

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
- 1775 [EY] → Owner

In his will made and proved in 1775, William Virgo left his Water Valley estate to his sons James Virgo and Montague Wisdom Virgo, the net proceeds to be divided between them.

Relationships (3)

Father → Son
Father-in-law → Daughter-in-law
Grandfather → Grandson