Henry Dawkins I

1698 - 1744


Son of Colonel Richard Dawkins and Elizabeth, formerly Masters. Married Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Pennant. Resident Clarendon Jamaica. Father of Henry and James Dawkins junior (both q.v.).

At his death in 1744, Henry Dawkins I owned Old Plantation, Parnassus, Friendship, Green River, Leicester Fields, Trout Hall, One Eye, Sandy Gully Pen, Windsor, Folly Pen, Bog Hole Pen, Withywood Pastures and Treadways.

Henry Dawkins of Clarendon, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1745. Slave-ownership at probate: 1315 of whom 695 were listed as male and 620 as female. 422 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £109678.1 Jamaican currency of which £36811 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £39769.73 currency debts and £0 currency plate.


Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.

We are grateful to William Norton for his help compiling this entry.

Further Information

Elizabeth Pennant
James, William, Henry

PROB 11/736/317.

Associated Estates (7)

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
1754 [SY] - → Owner
- 1744 [EY] → Owner
1741 [EA] - 1741 [LA] → Joint owner
- 1744 [EY] → Owner
- 1744 [EY] → Owner
- 1744 [EY] → Owner
1741 [EA] - 1741 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (9)

Father → Son
Father → Son
Grandson → Grandfather
Son → Father
Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Inventories (1)