George Ellis of Jamaica

1704 - 1740


Chief Justice of Jamaica. Husband of Ann [Feurtado gives Elizabeth] Ellis nee Beckford (q.v.). Owner of Palm, Ellis Caymanas, Crawle, Cow Park Pen, Orange Hill and Bucknors. Died in 1740.

Possibly the George Ellis of St Catherine, Esquire, whose estate was probated in Jamaica in 1745, although this man's probate showed limited slave-ownership if he had been the owner of half a dozen estates as the Chief Justice of Jamaica is known to have been. Slave-ownership at probate: 158 of whom 85 were listed as male and 73 as female. 25 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £11820.45 Jamaican currency of which £7039 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £0 currency plate.

The will of George Ellis was proved in Jamaica in 1741.


W. A. Feurtado, The Peerage in Jamaica 'Ellis'.

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

Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) vol. 2 p. 119.

Further Information

Ann Beckford
George; William Beckford

Associated Estates (7)

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
- 1740 [LA] → Joint owner
1742 [EA] - 1743 [LA] → Previous owner
1740 [EA] - 1743 [LA] → Previous owner
1740 [EA] - 1743 [LA] → Previous owner
1741 [EA] - 1742 [LA] → Previous owner
1741 [EA] - → Previous owner
1740 [EA] - 1743 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (5)

Father → Son
Deceased Husband → Widow
Father → Son
Father → Son
Son → Father

Inventories (1)