James Lewis I

1719 - 20th Jun 1800


  1. Owner of Lewisburgh estate in St Mary from at least 1785 until his death in 1800.

  2. Memorial inscription in Westbury-upon-Trym, Gloucestershire gives James Lewis Esquire, late of Shirehampton formerly of the Island of Jamaica, died 20/06/1800 aged 81 years, "He died sincerely lamented by his friends and regreted by the poor, to whom he was a benefactor..." Obituary notice in Farley's Bristol Journal states: "Yesterday se-nnight d. at his house at Shirehampton, at a very advanced age, Jas Lewis senior, formerly of the Island of Jamaica." James Lewis was clerk to the Assembly 1761 and 1794, Member of Assembly for St Catherine 1766, 1768, 1770, 1781. James Lewis and his wife Sarah had three children baptised in St Catherine: James (born and baptised 1756), Thomas (baptised 1762) and Charles Dove (baptised 1766).


  1. See estate information for Lewisburgh for Accounts Produce references.

  2. Photograph of memorial inscription in Westbury on Trym supplied by Richard Coates by email 07/06/2018; Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]; Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) vol. II p. 309; Farley's Bristol Journal 29/06/1800; http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Rl-m.htm.

We are grateful to Richard Coates for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

James, Thomas, Charles Dove

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
1788 [EA] - 1791 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson

Addresses (1)

Shirehampton, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England