Thomas D'warris [Dwarris]

???? - 1738


Owner of Golden Grove and Cherry Garden estates in St George, Jamaica. Died c. 1738.

Thomas Dwarris of St George, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1739. Slave-ownership at probate: 143 of whom 92 were listed as male and 51 as female. 24 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £8499.74 Jamaican currency of which £3555.5 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £138.42 currency debts and £5 currency plate.

Thomas D'warris was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 1073 acres of land in Portland and 653 acres of land in St George, total 1726 acres. Note this would have been his late-owned property. 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.


Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) vol. V. pp. 20-21.

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

"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

Further Information

Married but no further details
With first wife: Fortunatus (1727-1790), Herman Atkins, Mary Atkins, Honoria, Janet

Associated Estates (1)

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  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
- 1738 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Father → Son
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson

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