James Pedder

1711 - 1775


  1. Near this Place [in Bath Abbey] lie the Remains of JAMES PEDDER, of the Island of Jamaica, Esqr who departed this Life, Novr: 21st 1775, Aged 64 Years.

  2. Will of James Pedder of St David Jamaica [made in 1774] proved 18/07/1776. In the will he left an annuity of £50 p.a. to his reputed natural daughter Frances Pedder 'begotten on the body of Jane Harris a free mulatto', and two annuities of £20 p.a. in trust to Edward Foord of Kingston to support James Ellis and Richard Ellis the sons of the said Frances Pedder and place them in a trade. He left his wife Elizabeth an annuity of £200 p.a., earnestly advising and recommmending her to live in England, and the rest of his estate in trust for his daughter Elizabeth Vallette Pedder. In a codicil of 15/07/1775, when he was shown as of Clifton, he added Samuel Delpratt as a trustee.

  3. Elizabeth Vallette Pedder married Nathaniel Moorsom 07/11/1780 at Wraxall near Bristol.

  4. James Pedder was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 170 acres of land in St David.


  1. Monumental Inscriptions in England Relating to Jamaica Vol.1a

  2. PROB 11/1022/104.

  3. Ancestry.com, England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973 [database online].

  4. '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.

Further Information


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
1774 [EA] - 1774 [EY] → Owner
1775 [EA] - 1783 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (4)

Testator → Trustee
Testator → Trustee
Father → Daughter
Notes →
Also heir and...
Testator → Trustee

Addresses (1)

Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England