John Woollery

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John Woollery was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 300 acres of land in Hanover and 1030 acres of land in Westmoreland, total 1330 acres.

John Woollery of Westmoreland, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1757. Slave-ownership at probate: 245 of whom 157 were listed as male and 88 as female. 55 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £32981.88 Jamaican currency of which £12860.06 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £12869.74 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

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
1757 [EA] - 1760 [LA] → Previous owner

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