John Duer of Chichester

???? - 1828


Second son of Rowland Duer senior (d. 1791) of Big Duers, Antigua. Great-great grandson of the first Duer who moved from Barbados to Antigua in 1680. Inherited Big Duers after the death of his elder brother Rowland junior in 1795. Died c. 1828.

  1. Will of John Duer of Chichester proved 30/07/1828.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 343 (Big Duers). T71/1221: affidavit of Sir George Henry Rose, nephew of the late Rev. Rowland Duer, late of Chichester. The affidavit was sworn on 26/04/1837 by Sir G. H. Rose, of Old Palace Yard, Knight Grand Cross of the royal Hanoverian. States that George Henry Rose was acquainted with the said Rowland Duer and with his family since Rowland Duer's death. Rowland Duer had departed this life many years since, leaving a widow ('who is since dead') and five children and no more him surviving, namely Rowland Duer esq. (his eldest son and heir at law), John Duer (his younger son) - both since deceased - and Elizabeth and Theodora Duer, both now residing at Chichester (the aforesaid spinster and counterclaimants to the above claim), and Mary Cresswell, a widow. Rowland Duer (the son) died c. 1795; John Duer died c. 1828. Neither Elizabeth nor Theodora ever married.

Vere Langford Oliver, The history of the island of Antigua, one of the Leeward Caribbees in the West Indies, from the first settlement in 1635 to the present time (London, Mitchell and Hughes, 1894) Vol. 2 pp. 217-223, 'Pedigree of Duer'.

  1. PROB 11/1743/396

Associated Claims (2)

£889 10s 1d
Previous owner (not making a claim)
£3,306 6s 9d
Other association

Associated Estates (2)

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1795 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Owner

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