Richard Haughton II

1726 - 1762


Slave-owner in Jamaica, dying in England c. 1762.

  1. Mary, wife of Richard Haughton of Hanover, was buried at Westmoreland, 28/12/1749.

  2. Richard Haughton was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 1546 acres of land in Hanover.

  3. Will of Richard Haughton [late of Venture in Jamaica but now] of Hornchurch Essex [made in 1762] proved 23/02/1763. Under the will he ordered the freeing of two enslaved people, Diego and Nancy, with annuities of £10 currency p.a. each. He identified his brothers-in-law as John Reid and Thomas Reid, and Philip Haughton and Jonathan Haughton as his uncles. He left to Thomas Reid the land known as the Bogue estate, settled by Norwood Witter during his [Haughton's] minority and taken possession of by John Moor while Haughton was in England. He had purchased from Mrs Clarke her one-third interest (her dower) in an estate called Orange Cove, and he instructed that when his interest in the estate ended [presumably with her death] the enslaved people should be moved to his Esher estate. He left his Jamaica property, including a half-share in the Friendship estate purchased from John Tharp, in trust for his nieces and nephews, the sons of his two sisters Rebecca and Mary with their husbands Thomas Reid and John Reid, the property to be sold when the youngest reached 21 and the proceeds to be divided among them.

  4. Richard Haughton of Hanover, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1764. Slave-ownership at probate: 256 of whom 125 were listed as male and 131 as female. 81 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £14061.76 Jamaican currency of which £10987 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £0 currency plate.


Caribbeana Vol. VI Part 1.

  1., Jamaican Parish Registers, Westmoreland Baptisms, marriages, burials 1739-1825, Vol. 1 p. 13.

  2. 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

  3. PROB 11/884/416.

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

Further Information

Mary Ricketts
A will but no further details

Associated Estates (5)

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
1762 [EA] - 1762 [LA] → Not known

In his will made in 1762 and proved in 1763, Richard Haughton left land commonly known as the Bogue estate to his brother-in-law Thomas Reid. He referred to the land having been settled by Norwood Witter, which confirms the identification of the estate as this Bogue in St James, but Thomas Reid does not appear as owner in the Accounts Produce.

- 1763 [EY] → Owner
1776 [EA] - 1776 [LA] → Previous owner
1778 [EA] - 1779 [LA] → Not known

Listed as owned by his heirs - previously mortgagee or other creditor?

1762 [EA] - 1762 [LA] → Not known

Richard Haughton described himself as formerly of Venture in his will made in 1762, but does not appear as owner in the Accounts Produce.

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Hornchurch, Essex, South-east England, England