Ambrose Duany

???? - 1741


Ambrose Duany of Kingston, merchant. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1743. Slave-ownership at probate: 7 of whom 5 were listed as male and 2 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £353.06 Jamaican currency of which £283 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £17.38 currency plate.

"James Duany was probably born in Ireland. He settled in Jamaica in the late 1600s. He married and had four sons, Ambrose, Edmund, Andrew and Dominick. The name is also spelled Duhaney. Includes Codrington, Hall, McIntosh and related families."

The will of Ambrose Duany was proved in Jamaica in 1741.


Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.

Quote from Ancestry message board, [accessed 26/07/2018] sourced to Paul E. Sluby, The Duany family register : a genealogical history of the Duany family, Parish of Portland, Jamaica, West Indies (1976).

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. 2 p. 118.

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1740 [EA] - → Administrator
1741 [EA] - 1742 [LA] → Attorney
1740 [EA] - 1741 [LA] → Administrator

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