Samuel Wisdom Barrett

1765 - 1826


Eldest son of Wisdom Barrett of Spot Valley Estate and his first wife Anne.

  1. Will of Samuel Wisdom Barrett of Bedford Row proved 23/01/1827. In the will he left his wife Mary £100, £200 worth of household possessions and £100 p.a. to be paid out of the interest from a mortgage over Spot Valley [and the enslaved people on it] of £8818 3s 5d until his daughter Maria Theodora was 21, when the annuity was to be replaced by one of the same amount but secured instead on his estate [and enslaved people] in St James called Macaw River or Cottage. Somewhat unusually he entailed Macaw River to his daughter Ann first, then his son Samuel Francis then Maria Theodora: he said that Spot Valley would pass to his son Samuel Francis on his own death.


Barretts of Jamaica p. 178.

  1. PROB 11/1720/304

Further Information

[1] Anna Maria Paul [2] Mary Wills
Maria, Ann, Samuel Francis (?-1889)

Associated Estates (5)

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
- 1826 [LA] → Owner

Shown in Samuel Wisdom Barrett's will as 'Macaw River or Cottage'

1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner
1798 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Tenant-for-life

Shown as owner but his will indicated that he was tenant-for-life and then also mortgagee.

1827 [SY] - 1839 [LA] → Previous owner
1820 [EA] - → Other

Purchaser of enslaved people from this estate.

Relationships (5)

Brother → Sister
Son → Father
Uncle → Nephew
Deceased Husband → Widow

Addresses (1)

18 Bedford Row, Bloomsbury, London, Middlesex, London, England