Henry Fanning

???? - 1747


Henry Fanning was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 410 acres of land in St James.

Henry Fanning of St Catherine, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1748. Slave-ownership at probate: 72 of whom 53 were listed as male and 19 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £6085.94 Jamaican currency of which £3738.25 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £1806.25 currency debts and £64.52 currency plate.

Assumed to be the Henry Fanning who married Rosa Kelly in 1747 and died shortly after. This is the man who purchased the land later to be named Rose Hall. Note that Rosa Kelly appears in the Quit Rent books as well under the name Rosa Ash (after marrying her second husband George Ash).


"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.

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

Further Information

Rosa Kelly

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
1746 [SY] - 1747 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Husband → Wife

Inventories (1)