Thomas Fuller

???? - 1769


Thomas Fuller was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 1276 acres of land in St Catherine, 125 acres in St Mary, 166 acres in St Ann, 300 acres in Westmoreland, 2250 acres in Clarendon, 802 acres in St Dorothy and 1373 acres in St John, total 6292 acres.

Thomas Fuller of St Catherine, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1769. Slave-ownership at probate: 376 of whom 201 were listed as male and 175 as female. 72 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £36,371 Jamaican currency of which £17,751 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £93.78 currency cash, £9,495.31 currency debts and £503.1 currency plate.

In his will, Thomas Fuller left his property to his sons Henry, Peeke and Charles Beckford Fuller as tenants in common. He mentioned his pens Cork in Clarendon and Thetford in St Dorothy and his sugar estates Dods Valley and Luidas in St John. Of these Luidas and Thetford have been traced to date.

The connection of this Thomas Fuller to the Fuller family of Sussex [Stephen Fuller, and his nephews Rose Fuller of York Street, John 'Mad Jack' Fuller etc.], each if whom q.v.] has not yet been established


'A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at; Trevor Burnard's Jamaican inventories database; PROB 11/946/315.

Further Information

Peeke, Charles Beckford (1739-1825)

PROB 11/946/315 - precis.

Thomas Fuller of St Dorothy, Jamaica, Esquire.

Should I die in St Jago de la Vega then my body to be buried in the garden of my house there, my coffin be of the value of £20 currency and that 12 gentlemen of my acquaintance to be invited to my funeral.

Manumit my Negroe woman slave named Mary Rerd[?] who went to England with my late wife, and £8 Jamaican currency to her each year so long as she shall remain in the service of my sons after my decease.

Manumit my mulatto man slave named Tom who lives at my pen called Cork Pitton[?] in Clarendon and £8 currency to him each year so long as he continues in the employ of my sons.

Manumit my Negroe woman slave called Dido who takes care of my dwelling house in St Jago de la Vega and £4 Jamaican currency for her each year for her natural life.

All debts and money iin the hands of Thomas and Stephen Fuller of London, Richard Savage of Liverpool and More Dabis of Bristol or from any other person, all bonds and other papers, all plate and household furniture, all horses and other stock and all other personal estate to my sons Henry Fuller, Peeke Fuller and Charles Beckford Fuller equally to be divided between them share and share alike.

My sugar work called Dods Valley in St John to my said sons as tenants-in-common.

My other messuages, plantations and sugar works and all the lands called Luidas in St John and my pen called Thetford in St Dorothy and my pen called Cork Pens[?] in Clarendon to my sons as tenants-in-common.

In case of the death of any of my sons without legitimate heirs then their shares to the survivors of my sons. Should all my sons die without heirs then to my worthy friend Richard Lowing of St Catherine for his natural life and thereafter to his heirs by his present wife Sarah Grace Lowing.

My sons to be executors.

Signed 19/04/1760.

Proved in London 21/03/1769 by Peeke Fuller and Charles Beckford Fuller.

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
- 1769 [EY] → Owner
- 1769 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Father → Son

Inventories (1)