Henry Wiles

1771 - 1846

Claimant or beneficiary


Henry Wiles, co-owner of Bryan's Hill in Port Royal, Jamaica, with his brother John (q.v.). Born in Lincolnshire in 1771, his father was the head gardener at the nearby Holywell estate. Encouraged by his elder brother James (q.v.) to move to Jamaica in 1795 at the age of 24 where he worked firstly as an overseer and then purchased his own estate and became a coffee planter.


Kenneth E. Ingram, Manuscript Sources for the History of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica, University of the West Indies Press, 2000) p. 486.

Biography of James Wiles by Chris J. Wiles published by the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, available at http://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/wiles-james-1768-1851.html [accessed 02/03/2013].

The Jamaica correspondence of the Wiles family 1809-1852 is kept at Cambridge University Library.

We are grateful to Peter Holttum for his assistance in compiling this entry.

Further Information


Associated Claims (2)

£2,109 10s 9d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£32 1s 4d

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
1832 [EA] - 1835 [LA] → Joint owner
1819 [EA] - → Not known
1817 [EA] - → Joint owner

Relationships (2)


Addresses (1)

Stamford, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, England