Peter Davidson

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Peter Davidson contributed £23 15s to the University of Pennsylvania following Dr John Morgan's fundraising tour of the West Indies in 1772-1773.

The estate of Peter Davidson was listed as owner of 54 enslaved people and 128 stock in St Ann, Jamaica, in 1792. Peter Davidson Esquire deceased was the owner of Meadows Pen in St Ann 1791-1793 and of Cliffs in St Mary in 1790. Cliffs was registered the following year for the heirs of Charles Leslie deceased (possibly a different estate with the same name).

Jeanett and Mary, daughters of Peter Davidson of the Cliffs, were baptised in St Mary 21/12/1792.


William Smith, Joseph Hopkinson, and Plunket Fleeson Glentworth, Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Minute Books, Volume 2, 1768-1779 p. 78, entry for 13/12/1773. Note amounts are in Jamaican currency.

'A List of slaves and stock in the parish of St Ann taken the 28th March 1792 pursuant to order of the Honourable House of Assembly... transcribed from papers presented to the British Museum by Charles E. Long ref. Add. 12435' transcribed at; see Accounts Produce entries for Meadows Pen and Cliffs., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

Associated Estates (2)

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
1790 [EA] - → Previous owner
1791 [EA] - 1793 [LA] → Previous owner