William Bryan

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Significant slave-owner in Jamaica, dying c. 1780. Co-owner with John Bryan (q.v.) of a group of estates among which they appear to have allocated some to each of them. To date nothing further has been traced of him, but probably the father or uncle of the Hon. William Bryan (q.v.).

William Bryan was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 50 acres of land in St Thomas-in-the-East.


'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 http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples2/1754lead.htm.

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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
1778 [EA] - 1778 [LA] → Owner
1779 [EA] - 1779 [LA] → Joint owner
1780 [EA] - 1801 [LA] → Previous owner
1776 [EA] - 1776 [LA] → Administrator
1776 [EA] - 1776 [LA] → Administrator
1778 [EA] - 1778 [LA] → Owner
1779 [EA] - 1780 [LA] → Previous owner

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William Bryan was the adminstrator of John...