Nicholas Trought of St James

???? - 1794


Land surveyor in St James, Jamaica, who owned two coffee plantations - Catadupa and Mocho. Nicholas Trought married Anna Maria Dunn in Durham City in 1789. In his will of 1793 he left his plantations to his executors John Hilton and David Bernard in Jamaica and John Graham Clarke of Newcastle and John Dodson in Durham for the maintenance of his children. He also left land and money to his 'reputed' daughter Grace Trought. In a codicil of 1794, by which time he was at Liverpool, he recognised that he and his wife would have no more children than their single daughter, Anne. He died and was buried at Cheltenham in 1794, his daughter Anne and mother also dying there within weeks of his death


North East Slavery & Abolition Group ENewsletter 5, February 2009, p.2, available at [accessed 08/01/2013]; will of Nicholas Trought land surveyor of St James proved 10/09/1800, PROB 11/1348/21; Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 64 pt 2 December 1794 p. 1154.

We are grateful for the help of Sean Creighton with this entry.

Further Information

Anna Maria Dunn

Associated Estates (2)

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
1796 [EA] - 1800 [LA] → Previous owner
1794 [EA] - → Owner

Addresses (2)

Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England
Notes →

Of Liverpool when he made codicils to his will in 1793 and 1794.

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England