Henry Laird senior

???? - 1800


Owner of Prospect estate in St Elizabeth, Jamaica. Died in 1800.

  1. Mr Henry Laird and Miss Mary Laird [sic] were married in St.Elizabeth by licence, 03/01/1765.

  2. Described as late of Prospect, Jamaica, died at his house in Park Street, Bristol, July 1800.

  3. Will of Henry Laird of St Elizabeth Jamaica [made in 1784 and reiterated in 1792] was proved 31/12/1801. In the will he left 1/3rd of his property to his wife Mary and gave consent for her to live on Prospect with life 'and a proper number of house negroes and horses.' He left £1000 currency each to his daughters Mary and Laetitia Isabella. He left the rest of his estate to his sons Henry and James and their heirs, with contingent remainder to his [the testator's] brothers Rev. William Laird of Belfast and Cairns Laird merchant of Dublin.

  4. His widow died in Park Street, 27/09/1814. His eldest daughter Mary died at Cheltenham, 27/09/1818.


  1. Familysearch.org, Jamaican Parish Registers, St Elizabeth, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1705-1820 p. 294.

  2. Kentish Gazette, 25/07/1800 (death “last week”).

  3. PROB 11/1367/281.

  4. Bristol Times and Mirror, 01/10/1814; Bath Chronicle, 08/10/1818.

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

Further Information

Mary; Laetitia Isabella; Henry; James

Associated Estates (2)

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] - 1799 [LA] → Owner
1803 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (2)

Other relatives
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Probably grandfather and...
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Park Street, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England