Col. Robert Phillips

???? - 1763


Resident slave-owner in Jamaica.

  1. Eleanor [Gale] m. 22 Aug 1727 at St. Catherine’s, Jamaica, Colonel Robert Phillips of Liguanea in the parish of St. Andrew, Jamaica, Member for St. Andrew 1738 and 1745-46. She was buried at St. Andrew on 25 Feb 1759 and he was buried at St. Andrew on 17 Nov 1763 having had issue [James]. Presumably related to Robert Phillips of St Andrew (q.v.) who died c. 1704 and was a major slave-owner.

  2. Robert Phillips was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 671 acres of land in St Andrew, 1703 acres in St David and 3165 acres in St Thomas-in-the-East, total 5539 acres.

  3. Robert Phillips of St Andrew, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1764. Slave-ownership at probate: 98 of whom 36 were listed as male and 62 as female. 26 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £5281.66 Jamaican currency of which £4475 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £51.38 currency plate.


  1. [accessed 02/02/2017]; Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.

  2. '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

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

Further Information

Eleanor Gale

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
1764 [EA] - 1767 [LA] → Previous owner
1753 [EA] - → Owner

Inventories (1)