Solomon Bouffatt or Bouffan or Bousson

???? - 1750


Some uncertainty over the surname of this man.

Solomon Bouffatt [sic] was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 215 acres of land in St Catherine.

The recovery of "Quamina, a creole, formerly the property of Solomon Buffet [sic] of Salt Ponds" was sought by James Ramadge in an advertisement in the Weekly Jamaica Courant, 10/05/1754.

Solomon Bouffan was buried in St Catherine, Jamaica, 26/03/1750. An Elizabeth Bouffan (possibly his widow) marred Alex. Delap in St Catherine 08/01/1751 (both of St Catherine, marital status unspecified).

Solomon Bousson of St Catherine, planter. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1751. Slave-ownership at probate: 58 of whom 26 were listed as male and 32 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £3037.03 Jamaican currency of which £2125 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £133.68 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £0 currency plate.

Possibly related to Stephen Peter Godwin (q.v.) who inherited a pen in St Catherine on the death of the tenant-for-life, Elizabeth Bouffan in 1784.


"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

Advertisements for Runaway Slaves in Jamaica, 18th Century, edited by Douglas P. Chambers, 2013 (University of Florida Digital Collections).

St Elizabeth, Jamaica, parish register ( - unindexed Baptisms, marriages, burials 1669-1764 vol. 1 pp. 287, 295).

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

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

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