Cope Freeman

???? - 1734


  1. Will of Cope Freeman of Salisbury Wiltshire proved 09/12/1734. Under the will he left his property at Guanaboa in Jamaica in trust (one of his trustees was George Cure) to secure his wife Margaret an annuity of £300 p.a. and to raise portions of £1000 each for his son Guy and successive [younger] sons, with the estate itself [and the enslaved people] passing to John Cope Freeman subject to these charges. He left Mountain River in trust for his son Guy.


  1. PROB 11/668/280

Further Information

John Cope; Guy

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
- 1734 [EY] → Not known

Cope Freeman bequeathed an estate at Guanaboa in his will proved 1734, evidently as owner. This estate passed to John Cope Freeman. It is not clear whether the estate associated with Peter Beckford was the same estate.

- 1734 [EY] → Not known

In his will proved in 1734, Cope Freeman left an estate called Mountain River to his son Guy Freeman. Cope Freeman had other property in St John, so it is possible that the estate he left was this one. However, Mountain River shown as in St Catherine owned by Grace Harrison Ayscough appears to be the same estate as that later owned in St John by her husband David Robert Michel.

Relationships (1)

Father → Son