Gerrard Halsted

1697 - 1721


Biography

  1. Gerrard Halsted, eldest son of John Halsted of St Dorothy (died c. 1721) and his wife Elizabeth. Baptised in St Catherine, Jamaica, 16/11/1697. Attended Mr Hall's school in Chelsea. Admitted as a pensioner to Trinity College, Cambridge, 16/08/1715, age 17. Father of Gerrard John Halsted (born c. 1721). Husband of Barbara Ermin (widow of Chelsea in 1725).

  2. Gerrard Halsted of St Thomas-in-the-Vale, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1721. Slave-ownership at probate: 121 of whom 69 were listed as male and 52 as female. 25 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £4372.63 Jamaican currency of which £3540 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £30 currency plate.


Sources

  1. 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. V pp. 232-234, 'Halsted of Jamaica'; Ancestry.com, Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online].

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


Further Information

Spouse
Barbara Ermin
Children
Gerrard John

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
First Cousins
Brothers
Father → Son

Inventories (1)