William Tharp of St James

???? - 1765


'William Tharpe' was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 100 acres of land in St James.

William Tharp of St James, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1765. Slave-ownership at probate: 163 of whom 82 were listed as male and 81 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £9667.46 Jamaican currency of which £8039.38 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £0 currency plate.

This William Tharp has not been definitively identified but is probably the son of William Tharp of Hanover (q.v.) and Ann Haughton. His association with the Plumb and Reading estate in St James is derived from the presence in 1800 as owner of the estate of William Haughton Tharp, known to be the son of William Tharp and his wife Sarah Ann: LBS has inferred that William Tharp the father was the same man as William Tharp of St James.


'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.

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

Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (London, 1871) vol. II p. 1369.

Further Information


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
1771 [EA] - 1775 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
Notes →
This is an inferred relationship. William Tharp of Hanover who died c. 1739 is known to have had two sons, Williams and John; while William Tharp of St James has been deduced by LBS to have been...
Father → Son

Inventories (1)