Ballard Beckford Nembhard

7th Aug 1761 - 11th Jun 1821


Son of Dr John Nembhard and his wife Ann Payton nee Hamilton. Inherited a share in Konigsburgh estate on the death of his father in 1777. Owner of one-third of Hounslow estate in St Elizabeth, Jamaica through his wife Ann Brooks. Also of New Place House, Southampton. Attorney-at-law in Jamaica in 1785; Member of Council 1808; died 11/06/1821 and buried in All Saint's Church, Southampton. He left monetary legacies totalling £39,000 to his children.


Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919), Vol. IV pp. 1-12, 'Nembhard of Jamaica'.

Further Information

Ann Brooks
John (1788-1791), Ballard Jacques (1789=1822), Letitia (1791-1864), Henry (1795-1876), William (1796-1833), Eliza (1802-1850), Edward (1804-1836), Thomas Hay (1809-1892)

Ballard Beckforde Nembhard of the parish of All Saints in the town and county of Southampton but late of the Island of Jamaica. Will dated 30/08/1819.

To my brother-in-law Robert Hibbert of East Hyde, Bedfordshire, and my friend John Smith Esquire, paymaster RN, £5000 sterling out of monies in the hands of George Hibbert, William Hibbert and Samuel Hibbert of London, merchants, upon trust to pay the interest for 5 years to my eldest son Ballard Jacques Nembhard, then the capital to him.

To my second son Henry Nembhard £5500 at the expiration of 5 years with interest in the meantime.

To my third son William Nembhard £4500 (having already received £1000) 6 months after my decease.

To my brother William Ellis Nembhard and my brother-in-law Robert Hibbert £6000 upon trust to pay the interest to my eldest daughter Leitia, wife of William Raynsford Taylor of Madras, and at her death the capital to her children.

£6000 upon trust to my second daughter Eliza Nembhard, the interest to be paid her at age 21 or marriage.

£12000 upon trust, half for my fourth son Edward Nembhard at age 25 and half for my youngest son Thomas Hay Nembhard.

My house called New Place in All Saints to be sold.

All residue among all my children.

And whereas my eldest son Ballard Jacques will be entitled on my decease in right of his mother to one third of a plantation now called Hounslow, but formerly Codd Penn, such as the same was holden previous to my purchase of 450 a., and my second son Henry will upon the decease of his grandmother Mrs. Deborah Brooks be also entitled to on third, and I am entitled to the remaining one third by purchase, I give to my third son William my said one third.

All my stock thereon, my 450 a., and all residue and sums due to me or as a copartner with Lacklan McBayne and Sam. Murphy in Jamaica to my 3 sons.


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
1821 [SY] - 1822 [EY] → Joint owner
02/03/1777 [SD] - 1790 [EY] → Trust beneficiary
1809 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Not known

Relationships (18)

Son → Father
Son → Mother
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Uncle → Nephew
Father → Son
Father → Daughter
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Father → Son
Father → Son
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

New Place House, Southampton, Hampshire, Wessex, England