Richard Brodie

???? - 1796


Resident Jamaica slave-owner, dying in St Ann's December 1796 'a very old and respectable inhabitant.'

  1. Apparently Dr Richard Brodie MD, born 06/11/1752, son of Rev James Brodie and his wife Anne, daughter of James Murray of Clairdon. His father was minister of Latheron in Caithness, Scotland, from 1734.

  2. Married Elizabeth Cross in Trelawny in 1781. 'Messrs Richard Brodie and Urquhart Gillespie were registered in Trelawny as medical practitioners in 1783. Richard and Elizabeth Brodie had six children baptised in Jamaica: Oswald (1785), William Cross (1785), Mary D'Raymond (1787), Ann (1792), William Barnett (1792) and Elizabeth Brady (1794). Margaret, daughter of Dr Richard Brodie by Sarah Burnett, "a free person of colour", was born 03/04/1796 and baptised in Trelawny 24/01/1800.

  3. Dr Richard Brodie was buried at Berrydale, St Ann, 14/12/1796.


Columbian Magazine December 1796 [excerpted in Caribbeana Vol. IV p. 207].

  1. 'Menes Family Tree' on by 1_becky13 (including reference to the Trelawny Medical Register of 1783); Hew Scott, Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae; the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the reformation... (1928) vol. 7 pp. 125-6; John Henderson, Caithness Family History (1884) pp. 308, 311.

  2., Caribbean, Select Marriages, 1591-1905 [database online];, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  3., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

We are grateful to David Barker for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Elizabeth Cross

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
1798 [EA] - 1824 [LA] → Previous owner
1792 [EA] - 1796 [EY] → Owner
1819 [EA] - → Not known

Probably previous owner

Relationships (9)

Grandfather → Grandson
Grandfather → Grand-daughter
Grandfather → Grand-daughter
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grand-daughter
Grandfather → Grand-daughter
Father → Daughter
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Grandfather → Grandson