Rev. John Pool

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Anglican clergyman, Rector of Westmoreland (1747-1766), Kingston (1766-1768) and St Andrews (1768-1782), and attorney on Jamaica estates including Thicketts, Hope and Mesopotamia between the 1750s and 1770s. He appears to have returned to England c. 1783 and died by early 1790.

  1. The will of Rev. John Pool of Bath made in 1783 and proved 13/01/1790 makes no reference to Jamaica, but his identification of his daughter as Ann Susanna Baker the wife of John Proculus Baker provides strong evidence that this was the same man as the Jamaican clergyman and attorney: Ann Susanna Pool is known to have married John Proculus Baker in St Andrews Jamaica in 1773. The Rev. John Pool of Bath left £5 to his son Thomas, and his estate in trust for his wife Elizabeth for life and then to their daughter Ann Susanna Baker wife of John Proculus Baker (q.v.) for life, then £1000 to his granddaughter Susanna and the residuary estate to his grandson John Pool Baker (q.v.).


Alan L. Karras, Sojourners in the Sun: Scottish Migrants in Jamaica and the Chesapeake p. 64, which notes the existence of Rev. John Pool's correspondence in the Stowe Papers and elsewhere at the Huntington Library; Richard S. Dunn, A tale of two plantations : slave life and labor in Jamaica and Virginia (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2014) pp. 31-32. Frank Cundall's Historic Jamaica p. 347 shows Rev. John Pool Rector of Westmoreland dying in December 1766 but this appears erroneous.

  1. PROB 11/1187/21.

Further Information


Associated Estates (3)

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
1770 [EA] - 1774 [LA] → Attorney
1752 [EA] - 1769 [LA] → Attorney
1768 [EA] - 1774 [LA] → Attorney

Relationships (2)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law
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John Proculus Baker married Ann Susanna Pool in St Andrew Jamaica in 1773. The will of Rev. John Pool of Bath proved in 1790 showed his daughter as Ann Susanna Baker....
Grandfather → Grandson
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John Pool Baker was identified as his grandson in the will of Rev. John Pool of Bath proved in 1790....

Addresses (1)

Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England
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Of Bath when he made his will in 1783.