Richard Quarrell of Jamaica

???? - 1751


Member of Assembly for Hanover in 1749. Resident slave-owner in Jamaica, dying c. 1751.

Richard Quarrell of Hanover, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1752. Slave-ownership at probate: 457 of whom 270 were listed as male and 187 as female. 85 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £30820.2 Jamaican currency of which £22899 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £1547.27 currency debts and £0 currency plate.

Richard Quarrel, deceased was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 900 acres of land in St James and 400 acres of land in St Elizabeth, total 1300 acres.


W. A. Feurtado, Official and Other Personages of Jamaica from 1655 to 1790 Compiled from Various Sources (1896), transcribed at

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

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

Further Information

Basilia Dawes
William Dawes Quarrell

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
1758 [EA] - 1764 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (2)

Deceased Husband → Widow
Father → Son

Inventories (1)