Richard Heming of London

???? - 1755


Son of Samuel Heming of St Ann (q.v.), and possibly father of Samuel Heming of St Catherine.

  1. Richard Heming was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 2296 acres of land in St Ann and 500 acres of land in St James, total 2796 acres.

  2. Will of Richard Heming of [the parish of St Ann in the island of Jamaica but now residing at] London [made in 1753] was proved 03/11/1755. He left each of his sons George and Francis £4000 at 21 and £60 p.a. each for their education until 15 and then £150 p.a. each thereafter until they reached 21; £2000 to his daughter Elizabeth at 18 and £100 p.a. until then, and £2000 to his daughter Rose with £60 p.a. until the age of 12 and then £100 p.a. between the ages of 12 and 18; and £300 and £20 p.a. to Richard Holmes, not further identified. He left his real estate in Jamaica to his eldest son Samuel, together with £200 p.a. until he was 21, and appointed guardians for all his children, including his brother-in-law and trustee Thomas Orby Hunter who appears as trustee of the estate of Samuel Heming for the Seville estate in St Ann.

  3. Richard Heming of St Ann, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1756. Slave-ownership at probate: 315 of whom 151 were listed as male and 164 as female. 86 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £19320.27 Jamaican currency of which £12935 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £1525.95 currency debts and £0 currency plate.

  4. Richard Heming's daughter Rose married in 1774 George Dempster (1732-1818), MP for Perth Burghs 1761-1768 and 1769-1790.


  1. A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at

  2. PROB 11/818/362.

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

  4. [accessed 22/01/2018]. The detailed entry for him says inter alia that he "opposed the abolition of the slave trade without full compensation to the planters and traders affected."

Further Information

Married but no further details

Relationships (3)

Son → Father
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Probably brothers, although this is tentative...
Father → Son
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Probably father and son, although this remains...

Inventories (1)