Hugh White I

???? - 1750


Slave-owner and reportedly merchant of Jamaica, dying 1750. His son, also Hugh, matriculated Glasgow 1757.

Hugh White, deceased was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 900 acres of land in St James and 1565 acres of land in Hanover, total 2465 acres.

Hugh White of Westmoreland, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1752. Slave-ownership at probate: 250 of whom 128 were listed as male and 122 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £36844.78 Jamaican currency of which £12698.8 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £234.1 currency cash, £13189.45 currency debts and £167.5 currency plate.

Sources [accessed 20/03/2017]; sourced to a Senior family biography in Bigland's Miscellaneous Collections in the College of Arms [accessed 20/03/2017].

'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

Margaret Senior
Hugh II

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
1759 [EA] - → Previous owner

Relationships (1)

Father → Son

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