William Kington

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  1. Not found in the slave registers but owner of 3 enslaved people in St Elizabeth in the 1818 almanac, 5 enslaved people at Nightingale Grove, St Elizabeth in the 1825 almanac and 10 at the same place in the 1826 almanac.

  2. Listed as a juror in St Elizabeth in 1817 and late of St Elizabeth, planter (and late of the firms William Kington & Co and Kington & Weaver) when a prisoner for debt in Montego Bay Gaol, October 1826.

  3. William Kington (esq in 1813), had the following children with Elizabeth Hart, "free mulatto", baptised in St Elizabeth: Mary Kington (born 29/09/1813, baptised 26/12/1813); Ann Hart Kington (born 30/09/1815, baptised 14/01/1816 and possibly the Ann Hart Kington who died at Kingston, 10/06/1886, age stated as “60”, described as gentlewoman); William Kington (a free infant of colour, born 10/03/1818, baptised 01/11/1818, no parents' names given in baptism record); John Kington ("quadroon" baptised 10/10/1819 and probably the John Kington, carpenter, Black River, buried in the new burying ground there, 28/11/1846, aged 26); Amelia Hook Kington ("free quadroon", baptised 08/09/1822, aged about 8 months, no parents' names given in baptism record); Sarah White Kington ("free quadroon" born 11/09/1824, baptised 23/02/1825, no parents' names given in baptism record).

  4. By Margaret Foster (unmarried), he had a “mulatto” son, William Kington, born 01/08/1812 but not baptised until 20/02/1831 at St Elizabeth, when the addresses of father and mother were given as Lucea and Middle Quarters respectively.


  1. Jamaica Almanacs (1818, 1825, 1826).

  2. Royal Gazette of Jamaica, 26/07/1817 and 21/10/1826.

  3. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  4. Ibid.

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Merchant and planter

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