Thomas Bucknor II

???? - 1793


Son of William Bucknor (q.v.), from whom he inherited Hopewell estate in Hanover, Jamaica, with his brother Samuel as tenants in common in tail. The estate was subject to a legacy of £1,500 currency to their sister Frances Gent Bucknor (who later married Donald Campbell). William Bucknor's will was written in 1757. In 1761, Samuel Bucknor barred the entail and following Samuel's death his moity was inherited by his brother John Bucknor.

  1. Although LBS has not fully analysed the Bucknor family, it appears that Thomas Bucknor II was the testator under whose will dated 1793 a list of legatees was given for the 61 enslaved people on Friendship Grove and Forrest Pen in Hanover.


Jerome William Knapp, Reports of Cases argued and determined before the committees of His Majesty's Most Honorable Privy Council, appointed to hear appeals and petitions (London, 1831) pp. 179-230, (via Googlebooks).

  1. T71/198 p. 43 loose-leaf insert. The list shows: 'Frances widow of the above [Thos. Bucknor] died 1814 - she had the slaves during life'. 1832 John Mowatt Bucknor (with a cross against his name); William Samuel Bucknor; Mary Wilkinson Bucknor; ? Sarah Bucknor [with 10 against her name]; Frances Gent Bucknor; Elizabeth Alice Bucknor [with 5 against her name]; Ann Bucknor; Eliza Roe Bucknor widow of JMB 33 'paid'; Richard James Bucknor son of JMB 12 'paid.'

Further Information

Jacob; John Mowatt; William Samuel; Mary Wilkinson; ? Sarah

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
1757 [SY] - → Tenant-in-tail or Remainderman
1832 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner

The 1832 Slave Register shows the legatees of 61 enslaved people under the will of Thos. Bucknor dated 1793, in possession of Richard James Bucknor as tenant-for-life.

Relationships (5)

Son → Father
Father → Son
Notes →
Tentative relationship only. A Jacob Bucknor was baptised in 1779 in Hanover to Thomas and Frances...
Grandfather → Grandson
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Inferred by...

Inventories (1)