Richard James the younger

???? - 1755


The will of Richard James the younger is summarised on the JamaicaFamilySearch website.

Richard James junior was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 210 acres of land in Hanover.

Richard and Iona James were listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owners of 261 acres of land in St Elizabeth. Iona has not been identified and Richard could be Richard James the elder or the younger, or a different Richard James.

Richard James, junior of Hanover, planter. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1756. Slave-ownership at probate: 78 of whom 41 were listed as male and 37 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £4520.88 Jamaican currency of which £3269.7 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £9.5 currency plate.


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

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

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
- 1755 [LA] → Joint owner

In his will proved in 1755 Richard James jun. left £3000 and an annuity of £60 p.a. to his daughter Sarah James charged his moiety of the sugar works or plantation at Davis's Cove. He left the estate itself to his son Richard Haughton James.

Relationships (5)

Uncle → Nephew
Son → Father
Father → Son
Father → Son
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law

Inventories (1)