Harman Atkins D'warris [Dwarris?]

???? - 1756


  1. Inherited Cherry Garden estate in St George from his father Col. Thomas Dwarris of Jamaica. Late of Greenwich, then of Workshop, Nottinghamshire in 1751. Brother of Fortunatus Dwarris and father of William Dwarris.

  2. Harman Dwarris was apprenticed to Austin Mills, a surgeon, in Greenwich in 1745. Herman Atkins Dwarris married Sukey Keyworth in Perlethorpe, Nottingham, in 1751. They had three children baptised in Lincoln where Sukey was named as Susannah: William (1752), Thomas (1754) and Susanna (1755).

  3. Harman D'warris was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 166 acres of land in St George. D'warris and Company were listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owners of 60 acres of land in St Catherine and 982 acres of land in St George, total 1042 acres.

  4. Herman Dwarris was buried at Lincoln St Benedict, Lincolnshire in April 1756.

  5. Herman Atk. Dwarris of Britain, doctor. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1758. Slave-ownership at probate: 18 of whom 13 were listed as male and 5 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £624 Jamaican currency of which £624 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £0 currency plate.


  1. Caribbeana Vol. V 'Dwarris of Jamaica'.

  2. Ancestry.com, England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973 [database online]; Findmypast.co.uk, Britain, country apprentices 1710-1808 [database online]; Familysearch.org batch no. C02572-3.

  3. "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.

  4. Findmypast.co.uk, Lincolnshire Burials [database online].

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

Further Information

Sukey or Susanna Keyworth
William (1752-), THomas (1754-), Susanna (1755-)

Relationships (4)

Grandfather → Grandson
Father → Son
Son → Father

Addresses (3)

Worksop, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, England
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, England
Greenwich, Kent, London, England

Inventories (1)