Edward Fraunces

???? - 1741


  1. Accounts Produce were filed in Jamaica in 1740 when he was "late of Jamaica but now of London Great Britain" (hire of enslaved people and sale of a strawberry pen in Clarendon and Vere) and in 1741 when he was deceased (estate rental and hire of enslaved people). His executor was Moses Kellitt Esquire.

  2. Edward Fraunces of Britain, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1742. Slave-ownership at probate: 64 of whom 32 were listed as male and 32 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £4655.82 Jamaican currency of which £2240 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £0 currency plate.

  3. The will of Edward Fraunces was proved in Jamaica in 1741.


  1. Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 pp. 144, 150.

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

  3. 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. 120.

Further Information


PROB 11/708/381 - precis.

Edward Fraunces of Vere in Jamaica but now of London, Great Britain, Esquire.

All my estate both real and personal in trust to my loving brother James Fraunces of Cheapside, apothecary and to his heirs. If my said brother shall die without issue then all my estate to my cousins Elizabeth Jaquelin, now wife of Richard Ambler of York Town in Virginia Esquire, Mary Jaquelin, now wife of John Smith of Gloucester County in Virginia, merchant, and Martha Jaqueline of York Town, spinster, as tenants in common.

To my negro servant maids called Madge and Maria, an annuity of 20 shillings Jamaica currency per annum for life.

To Henry Smallwood Esquire, John Herden Esquire, Darney Phelp Esquire and Moses Kerrett Esquire, one gold shilling of the value of 20 shillings sterling each.

My brother James Fraunces, Darney Phelp and Moses Kerrett to be executors.

Signed 14/12/1740.

Proved at London 03/04/1741 by James Fraunces.

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