John Brathwaite Skeete senior

1750 - 15th Nov 1793


  1. In a List of inhabitants of St Peter, Barbados, 1780, Skeete was listed as owning 16 enslaved people.

  2. Married Agness Bishop, sister of the Honourable William Bishop, President of the Legislative Council of Barbados also of Saint Peter parish. The marriage took place about 1774. Agness Skeete died 26 September 1816 and was buried in the All Saints Chapel Burial Ground, Saint Peter, Barbados. John Brathwaite Skeete was originally buried in St Peter's Church but his remains were removed, at his request, to the Mangrove plantation: there is a white marble slab surrounded by a a circular wall close to the ruins.


  1. Barbados Department of Archives, RB9/3/6.

  2. John Brathwaite Skeete grave memorial; Agness Skeete grave; FamilySearch: John Brathwaite Skeete (burial); FamilySearch: Elizabeth Brathwaite Skeete; FamilySearch: Elizabeth Brathwaite Skeete (burial); FamilySearch: Agnes Skeete; FamilySearch: Francis Skeete.

See separate entry for his daughter Agnes Bonham nee Skeete who referenced "a certain plantation and estate" in Barbados bequeathed by her father in her will proved in London in 1852, of which her share was £3744 9s 4d in 3% consols.

Further Information

John Brathwaite (1776-1833), Elizabeth Brathwaite (1778-1792), Agnes (1780- ); Francis (1786- )

In his Will he named his wife Agness, son John Brathwaite Skeete, uncle John Brathwaite, and brother-in-law William Harris.

Plantation owner

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
- 1793 [LA] → Owner
1788 [EA] - 1789 [LA] → Executor

Relationships (8)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Father → Son
Son → Mother
Husband → Wife
Father → Son
Father-in-law → Daughter-in-law
Father → Son