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Owner of 418 acres and 184 enslaved people in St Andrew, Jamaica, in 1753.
Edmund Hyde was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 404 acres of land in St Andrew.
Edmund Hyde was one of the executors of Hanbury Saunders (Sanders?) Pestell (q.v.) who died c. 1748. Pestell's estate was subject to a Chancery case and Hyde lodged a petition with the Privy Council regarding the case in 1761.
Edmond Hyde of St Andrew, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1764. Slave-ownership at probate: 267 of whom 137 were listed as male and 130 as female. 87 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £14892.99 Jamaican currency of which £11393 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £249.34 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £315 currency plate.
CO137/28 pp. 169-175 transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1753Andrew.htm.
'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.
Acts of the Privy Council of England: Colonial Series vol. IV (1911) pp. 465-466.
Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.
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:
1753 [EA] - → Owner
Executor → Testator