Charles Bernard junior (1720-1790)

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'Charles Bernard junior' was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 300 acres of land in St James and 64 acres of land in Hanover, total 364 acres.

LBS has tentatively identified him as Charles Bernard (1720-1790), as the Charles Bernard given as proprietor (possibly executor of David Bernard the elder instead) of Retreat estate in St James in 1774, and as the Hon. Charles Bernard given as proprietor of Spot Valley in the same source. See the Note under 'Sources' below, however, for the complexity of unravelling the various men of this name.


"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; Edward Long, 'A List of Sugar Estates and other Properties in the Parish of Saint James as they were in the Month of September 1774 shewing the number of white People residing in said Parish particularising those able to bear Arms, the number of Slaves & Stock & the number of hogsheads of Sugar made on the several Estates in the Crop of the year 1774' transcribed at

NB LBS has identified 6 separate men named Charles Bernard, and the possibility of confusion remains: (1) 'Charles Bernard senior' of the 1754 listing; (2) 'Charles Bernard junior' of the 1754 listing, whom we have concluded was Charles Bernard (1720-1790), probably the son of (1); (3) Charles Bernard 'of Bristol' (1750-1797), son of (2) and father of (4); (4) Charles Bernard of St James (d. 1820), son of (3); (5) Charles Bernard of Frampton Lodge (d. c. 1826), probably son of David Bernard (d. c. 1804) and nephew of (3) and first cousin of (4); and (6) Charles Bernard of Carpenters Hall, who was alive at the time of compensation and was probably the son of (5). There was possibly a seventh, 'Charles Bernard senior' (perhaps in fact 'Charles Bernard Senior'), active in St James in the 1820s.

Further Information

(1) Rebecca James; possibly two more marriages
Charles; David; William Rhodes; Daniel and others

Associated Estates (4)

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
1791 [EA] - 1791 [LA] → Previous owner

Tentative identification

1774 [EA] - → Other

Tentative association with this Charles Bernard. Listed as proprietor but possibly executor instead.

1774 [EA] - → Owner

Tentative association with this Charles Bernard.

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
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Father → Son
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