William Barnett I

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Previous owner of Drax Hall, which had come to him through marriage to Martha Reynolds, daughter of Samuel Reynolds. Dead by 1752: the estate was in the hands of Samuel Barnett, possibly a brother, at the time Samuel made his will in 1762 but the estate appears to have been sold to or seized by William Beckford shortly afterwards.

William Barnet of St Ann, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1753. Slave-ownership at probate: 326 of whom 153 were listed as male and 173 as female. 114 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £10211.5 Jamaican currency of which £10086 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £0 currency plate.


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

Further Information

Martha Reynolds

Associated Estates (1)

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
1752 [EA] - 1752 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (1)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
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William Barnett's wife was Martha Reynolds, daughter and co-heir of Samuel...

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