Stephen Lost

No Dates


Slave-owner in Jamaica, apparently resident.

  1. "Lost, John. Son of Stephen Lost of Jamaica. School, Harrow (Dr Thackeray). Age 17. Pensioner, December 31, 1756. Tutor, Mr Backhouse. [Matriculated, 1757. Re-admitted as a Fellow-Commoner, January 14, 1758. Did not graduate.]"

  2. In 1756, A Private Act of the Jamaica Assembly was passed to 'intitle' John, Stephen, Elizabeth, Richard and Robert, the reputed sons and daughter of Stephen Lost merchant of St Catherine 'by Mary Ricketts, a free mulatto woman, deceased' to the same rights and privileges 'with English subjects, born of white parents.'

  3. Stephen Lost of St Catherine, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1770. Slave-ownership at probate: 312 of whom 154 were listed as male and 158 as female. 92 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £16858.61 Jamaican currency of which £10767 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £4381.14 currency debts and £2.5 currency plate.


  1. 'Jamaicans admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge, 1701-1800' {accessed 23/01/2016].

  2. Laws of Jamaica (1802) Vol. II.

  3. Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.

Further Information

Trinity College, Cambridge [did not graduate]

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 [EA] - 1772 [LA] → Previous owner
1770 [EA] - 1770 [LA] → Previous owner

Inventories (1)