James Risby Whitehorne

???? - 1789


James Risby Whitehorne (born c. 1744) was possibly the youngest son of Samuel Whitehorne (q.v.) and Sarah (nee Risby) of Llandovery estate, St Ann, Jamaica. Like his siblings he was born on Llandovery estate.

  1. James Risby Whitehorne entered Eton College in 1758, before progressing to Hertford College, Oxford in 1762. After completing his education he returned to Jamaica, becoming a member of the Assembly and Chief Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. He owned significant tracts of land in St Ann and Trelawny parishes, including receiving a grant of moiety of 120 acres in Trelawny in 1773 from John Tharp of Trelawny. He died in Jamaica June 1789. By the early 1800s Llandovery estate was owned by William White (q.v.), rumoured to have been lost by James Risby Whitehorne in a card game.


  1. See entry for Samuel Risby Whitehorne II

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