Resident slave-owner on St Kitts; 'almost everything was destroyed' on the estate of William Garvey at Palmetto Point in the hurricane of 1772. Father of Lucas Garvey (q.v.).
Will of William Garvey planter of Trinity Palmetto Point St Kitts [made in 1775] proved 18/05/1780. Under the will he left annuities of £60 p.a. to his widow Mary and £30 p.a. to his widowed daughter Mary Carney. He left £1000 to each of his daughters Elizabeth, Margaret and Christian Garvey and to his son William Garvey. His estate is not clearly identified in the will but is most likely Garvey's and was left in trust to his son Lucas Garvey.
Garvey's estate was in the hands of a Lucas Garvey who died in 1814 aged 45. Given a birth year of this Lucas Garvey in 1769 and that fact that William's son Lucas Garvey was named as a trustee in William's will written in 1775, it seems likely that the second Lucas Garvey was of the next generation. He has been identified as the son of a Lucas Garvey and his wife Ann Ruth Mauduit, presumably this second Lucas was the son named in William Garvey's will.
An Account of the late dreadful Hurricane, which happened on the 31st of August 1772 (St Kitts, 1772).
See separate entry for Lucas Garvey.
We are grateful to Lloyd de Vere Hunt for his assistance with compiling this entry.
Mary, Elizabeth, Margaret, Christian, Lucas, William
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:
- 1780 [LA] → Owner
Grandfather → Grandson