Richard Basnett the younger

???? - 1774


Richard Basnett was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 500 acres of land in St Mary.

  1. Will of Richard Basnett [late of the island of Jamaica but now] of Hammersmith [made in 1773] proved 24/12/1774. He left to his wife Ann, daughter of John and Penelope Grove of Southampton, all the arrears due to him from Brimmer Hall since 1771 and whatever claim he had to 'land and negroes' in St Andrews and also whatever effects were left to him by his mother Rachael Basnett of Jamaica. He asked his brother-in-law William Grove to forgive the debt owed to him [Grove] by the testator in favour of Ann Basnett and commended to the care of his wife his niece Penelope Raggatt.


"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

  1. PROB 11/1003/291.

Further Information

Ann Grove

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] - 1773 [LA] → Not known

In his will made in 1773 and proved in 1774, Richard Basnett left 'arrears' due to him since 1771 from Brimmer Hall. He had thus possibly been attorney or lessor of enslaved people to the estate.

Relationships (9)

Husband → Wife
Son → Mother
Notes →
Richard Basnett identified Rachael Basnett of Jamaica as his late mother in his will made in 1773....
Uncle → Niece
Son → Father
First Cousins
First Cousins
Grandson → Grandfather
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (1)

Hammersmith, Middlesex, London, England