Thomas Fearon junior

???? - 1779


Almost certainly the man later known as Hon. Thomas Fearon.

  1. Thomas Fearon junior was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 600 acres of land in St Thomas-in-the-East, 7951 acres in Clarendon, 110 acres in Vere and 280 acres in St Dorothy, total 8941 acres. Note that, given Thomas Fearon senior died c. 1752, there may have been a change in the senior/junior designation for Thomas Fearon junior (q.v.), but this seems unlikely given that Thomas Fearon junior owned considerably more land in 1754 than Thomas Fearon senior.

  2. 'Between 1756 and 1764 the Hon. Thomas Fearon served as the Chief Justice of Jamaica. He also acted as the Custos of the Parishes of Clarendon and Vere. During the mid-1760s and early 1770s his elective offices included sitting as a Member of the Assembly for Clarendon. Jamaican Assembly (1765), Public Record Office, Kew, CO 140/44, ff. nn.'


The death-date of 1779 is from W.A. Feurtado Official and other personages of Jamaica 1655-1790 (1896) for Hon. Thomas Fearon.

  1. 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

  2. Betty Wood, T.R. Clayton and W.A. Speck (eds.) RHS Camden 5th Series Volume 19 July 2002 , pp. 1-164 'The Letters of Simon Taylor of Jamaica to Chaloner Arcedekne, 1765–1775' Published online: 13 October 2009.

Associated Estates (3)

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
1781 [EA] - 1781 [LA] → Owner

Ashley estate was shown as the property of Thomas Fearon in 1781. W.A. Feurtado gave a death-date of 1779 for Hon. Thomas Fearon. He was shown as Custos of Clarendon in the 1779 Jamaica Almanac. His appearance in the Accounts Produce in 1781 might imply that he had recently died.

1741 [EA] - 1741 [LA] → Joint owner
1741 [EA] - 1741 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (4)

Grandfather → Grandson
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
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LBS has not verified this relationship which is drawn from a normally reliable source of genealogical material, the Menes family tree for Wheeler Fearon and his family at...
Father-in-law → Daughter-in-law
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