George Reid senior

1748 - 28th Jan 1823

Slave-owner and antecedent of claimant or beneficiary


George Reid of Jamaica who rented Watlington Hall Norfolk was the father of George Reid junior (q.v.). George Reid senior appears in the Jamaica Almanacs against the Friendship estate in Trelawny, and George Reid junior, against Bunkers Hill.

  1. The George Reid whose wife was Elizabeth Lydia Reid (q.v.) and who died in 1823, was the same man as George Reid senior. He is linked to the Friendship estate through the claims of his son-in-law George Capper (q.v.).  St Mary's Church Wherstead contains table-top tomb of (1) George Reid of Island of Jamaica died Jan 28 1823 aged 75 years; Elizabeth Lydia, relict of the above, d. Nov. 11th 1842 aged 83; and Mary Reid, dau of George Reid [junior] d. 24th February 1850 aged 53, and (2) Rev George Capper, for 32 years Vicar of this parish d. 4th June 1847 in 80th year and Ann, widow of Rev. George Capper, d. 24th August 1855 in 76th year of her age.

  2. Will of George Reid formerly of the parish of Trelawny, Cornwall, Jamaica but now of Wivenhoe Essex proved 31/07/1823. He left his daughter Mary Reid (q.v., under Mary Reid of Wherstead) £300 and an annuity of £500, and charged £10,000 upon Friendship for her or her children. He left the Friendship estate itself, subject to the other legacies charged on it, to his son George Reid. His executors were his son George Reid, his wife Elizabeth Lydia Reid and his sister Mary Reid.


Jamaica Almanac (1820 and 1824).

  1. [accessed 01/05/2011].

  2. PROB 11/1673/448.

Further Information

Elizabeth Lydia

Associated Claims (2)

£2,296 3s 6d
Other association
£1,489 13s 5d
Other association

Associated Estates (5)

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
1796 [EA] - 1800 [LA] → Owner


1788 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - → Owner
1796 [EA] - 1800 [LA] → Owner
1783 [EA] - 28/01/1823 [ED] → Owner

Relationships (6)

Father → Son
Husband → Wife
Father → Daughter
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Notes →
This relationship has been drawn from the detailed 'Reid of Jamaica' family tree ,...
Grandfather → Grand-daughter

Addresses (2)

Wivenhoe, Essex, South-east England, England
Watlington Hall, King's Lynn, Norfolk, East Anglia, England