William Peete or Pate

???? - 1751


Resident Jamaican slave-owner, owner of Ferry Pen (shown as 'Peet's Ferry' in the 1753 survey) in St Andrew Jamaica. Dead c. 1751. Member of Assembly for St George in 1749 and St Andrew in 1742 and 1745. "In 1736, a Law was passed for empowering William Peete to keep the Ferry and erect a Toll Gate between St. Catherine and St. Andrew, and taking up runaway negroes. In 1749, the Toll was vested in Trustees for repairing the Ferry Roads."

William Pate, deceased was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 253 acres of land in St Catherine and 1827 acres of land in St Andrew, total 2080 acres.

William Peete of Kingston, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1752. Slave-ownership at probate: 273 of whom 143 were listed as male and 130 as female. 60 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £38422.57 Jamaican currency of which £8950.5 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £219.25 currency cash, £23600.91 currency debts and £581.25 currency plate.


TNA CO 137/28 transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1753Andrew.htm [accessed 29/03/2018]; '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; W. A. Fuertado, Official and Other Personages of Jamaica from 1655 to 1790 Compiled from Various Sources (1896), transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/bfeurtado05.htm.

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

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Name in compensation records
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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
1752 [EA] - 1753 [LA] → Previous owner

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