James Cooper Wright

???? - 1806


Executor of Gabriel Copen Clarke in St Elizabeth 1773-1782.

  1. James Cooper Wright was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 776 acres of land in St Elizabeth.

  2. Robert Benstead, son of James Cooper Wright and Ann his wife, was born 13/12/1762 and baptised at St Elizabeth 29/01/1763.

  3. James Cooper Wright was buried at Lacovia, 02/05/1806. Robert Bendstead Wright (presumably the son) was buried there 09/08/1798.


  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 http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples2/1754lead.htm Genealogical material online shows him as the father of William Burt Wright I (q.v.).

  2. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  3. Familysearch.org, Jamaican parish registers, St Elizabeth, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1705-1820) pp. 342, 340.

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Robert Benstead (1762-)
A will but no further details

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
1773 [EA] - 1782 [LA] → Executor

Relationships (2)

Executor → Testator
Father → Son