James Carroll

???? - 1753


Major slave-owner in St Thomas-in-the-East, Jamaica. Died c. 1753 bequeathing Spring Garden and Oxford estates to his daughter Elizabeth.

James Carroll of St Thomas-in-the-East, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1754. Slave-ownership at probate: 270 of whom 160 were listed as male and 110 as female. 56 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £13840.06 Jamaican currency of which £10965 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £7.03 currency cash, £447.03 currency debts and £6 currency plate.


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

Further Information


PROB 11/829/386 - precis.

James Carroll of St Thomas-in-the-East, Jamaica Esquire.

All my two plantations in St Thomas-in-the-East known as Oxford and Spring Garden, and all other real and personal estate in Jamaica or elsewhere to my daughter Elizabeth Carroll and her heirs for ever at her age of 18 years. The interest and produce in the meantime to be applied towards her maintenance and education and the surplus (if any) to be invested for her benefit. If she dies before that age or without issue, then all to my sister Austus Relly (now in Flanders) and her heirs and assigns for ever.

I commend my daughter to the care and tuition of her mother who I appoint guardian of her person until she arrives at 18 years of age. My said wife Mary Carroll and Mr Edmond Duany of Kingston, merchant, to be executrix and executor.

Signed 19/11/1753.

Memorandum dated 23/11/1753. Oaths of witnesses testifying to the will.

Proved at London by Edmund Duany Esquire the surviving executor. 22/04/1757.

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
- 1753 [EY] → Owner
- 1753 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Father → Daughter
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
James Welsh left his Jamaica proportion 1743 to James Carroll and John Carroll, his nephews. LBS has inferred James Carroll owner of two estates in St Thomas-in-the-East to have been the same man as...

Inventories (1)