John Woofe

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John Woofe was baptised 11/06/1744 in Howden, Yorkshire. He was son of the Reverend Joseph Woofe of Howden. By 1783 he was a physician working in Trelawny, Jamaica.

Owner of 30 enslaved people and 30 stock in St Ann, Jamaica, in 1792.

Dr Wooff's pen was plotted on Robertson's 1804 map of Jamaica on the St Ann-Clarendon border near the ruins of Cave River Barracks.

Sources, Yorkshire Baptisms [database online]; The Medical Register for the Year 1783 p. 172.

'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

We are grateful to Demetrius Ferguson for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Physician and planter

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
1792 [EA] - → Owner
1798 [EA] - → Owner

Relationships (1)

Brother → Sister

Addresses (1)

Howden, Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England