Charles Burnett

1700 - 27th Apr 1752


Charles Burnett of St Thomas-in-the-East, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1753. Slave-ownership at probate: 121 of whom 67 were listed as male and 54 as female. 33 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £13683.01 Jamaican currency of which £4574 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £476.18 currency cash, £7544.6 currency debts and £24.38 currency plate.

502 acres and 44 enslaved people were owned by the estate of [?] Burnett in St Andrew, Jamaica, in 1753.

The estate of Charles Burnett was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 522 acres of land in St Andrew, 166 acres in St David and 2539 acres in St Thomas-in-the-East, total 3227 acres.

Possibly also in the partnership of Burnett and Perrin who were listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owners of 900 acres of land in St Thomas-in-the-East (this may be Charles Burnett, John Burnett or Samuel Burnett, all q.v.). Burnett, Crawford and Poyntz were listed in the same source as the owners of 500 acres of land in St Thomas-in-the-East.

Charles Burnett died 27/04/1752 aged 52 and was buried in the Chancel in St Thomas-in-the-East, 28/04/1752.


Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.

CO137/28 pp. 169-175 transcribed at

'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, unindexed Jamaican parish registers, St Thomas-in-the-East, Baptisms, marriages, burials 1708-1821, Vol. 1 p. 104.

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
1753 [EA] - → Previous owner

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Trustee → Beneficiary of Trust
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Charles Burnett deceased was shown in 1752 among the trustees for the creditors on Leith Hall, owned by John...

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