John Spooner of Bloomsbury Square

???? - 1757


  1. Will of John Spooner of Bloomsbury [made in 1754] proved 17/01/1758. In the will he recited the settlement made on the marriage of his son John Spooner with Mary Fortescue, including the settlement of estates and enslaved people in St Kitts on his son for life. He left other estates and enslaved people in St Kitts and in Jamaica in trust [his trustees were James Gordon of Moor Park and his son Hungerford Spooner] to pay £200 p.a. to his daughters Mary, Susanna and Elizabeth, and £4000 to each of them on marriage. The estates themselves passed to his son Charles Spooner, also the residuary heir and sole executor.

  2. Spooner and Cossley were listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owners of 1881 acres of land in St David.

We are grateful to Alison Cassidy for her assistance in compiling this entry.


  1. PROB 11/835/62.

  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

Further Information

Drewry; Susanna; Elizabeth; Charles; John; Hungerford

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
- 1757 [EY] → Owner
1752 [EA] - 1752 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (4)

Father → Son
Notes →
Charles Spooner was also residuary heir and sole executor of his father....
Grandfather → Grandson
Father → Son
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Notes →
Tentatively inferred...

Addresses (1)

Bloomsbury Square, London, Middlesex, London, England