George Goodin Barrett

1760 - 1795


Son of Edward Barrett and Judith Goodin. With Elissa or Eliza Peters, George Goodin Barrett had six children who were sent to live with John Graham Clarke (q.v.) in Newcastle-upon-Tyne after Barrett's death in 1795. They should 'not fix their abode in Jamaica but do settle and reside in such countries where those distinctions respecting colour are not maintained.' Partner with Leonard Parkinson (q.v.) as slave factors at Montego Bay and other northern and north-western Jamaican ports c. 1793.

  1. Administration of the will of George Goodin Barrett of Trelawny [made in 1794 with a codicil of 1795] granted 10/08/1808. He freed Elisa Peters, a 'mulatto woman' lately conveyed to him by his father Edward, and left her an annuity of £50 p.a. He left £2000 each to his six children.


John Charlton, Hidden Chains: the Slavery Business and North East England (2008) Ch. 14 'Newcastle's West India Man' p.121.

  1. PROB 11/1483/223.

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
1794 [EA] - → Attorney
1796 [EA] - 1809 [LA] → Previous owner
1796 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Previous owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Barrett & Parkinson
Slave Factors  

Relationships (4)

Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
George Goodin Barrett was the maternal uncle of Edward Barrett Moulton later Moulton Barrett ...
Son → Father
Business partners
Notes →
Leonard Parkinson, as surviving partner of George Goodin Barrett, recovered some £60,000 in judgements against Thomas Reid...
Father → Natural Son