William Nott

???? - 1816


Owner of Caenwood in Trelawny, Jamaica. Deceased by 1817. Two of the trustees of his will were Hopewell Tyler and William Fairclough.

  1. William Nott, "a white man", had three children with Charlotte Hall, "free mulatto", baptised in Trelawny: William Alexander (baptised 1798), Wilmot Elizabeth (born and baptised 1798) and Sarah Ann (baptised 1802 aged 8 years). Two more children of William Nott, both given as "free mulatto", were baptised in Trelawny on the same day as Sarah Ann: John (aged 21 years) and Thomas (age 22 years); their mother was Jane Crawford.

  2. 75 enslaved people were listed in the Jamaica Almanac of 1811 (based on the givings-in tax returns of 1809) to "Nott & Kroger". Given William Nott's later ownership of Caenwood in Trelawny this suggests he was in an earlier partnership for the ownership of the estate. "Kroger" may be the Gunter Henry Kroger of Martha Brae, Jamaica, planter, son of Gunter Henry Kroger (a sugar refiner in Bristol) who died in 1808 in the 40th year of his age.

  3. William Nott, millwright, aged 60 years, was buried in Trelawny, 23/06/1816.

  4. Between 1823 and 1826, Sarah Ann Nott acquired five enslaved people previously in the possession of her guardian Hopewell Tyler.


  1. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  2. Jamaica Almanac (1811); 'St Thomas Memorials Bristol', email from Chloe Meredith, 16/10/2020.

  3. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  4. T71/46 637.

Further Information

five illegitimate children

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
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (1)

Father → Natural Daughter