"King George the Second by Letters patent dated 5th August 1740 granted unto Thomas Trower his heirs and Assigns for ever a certain parcell of land in the parish of Portland containing 300 acres. Bounding Northerly on Josiah Smeal deceased and on all other sides on waste land. Pursuant to an Act for encouraging White people to come over and become Settlers & passed 12th November 1723."
Thomas Trower was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 500 acres of land in Portland, 30 acres in St Ann and 100 acres in St James, total 630 acres.
Lodges Hope, a sugar estate in Portland, was registered to the late Thomas Trower 1775-1780. This estate was identified as the same as Fairy Hill in the will of Catherine Trower Fuhr (q.v.).
The will of Thomas Trower of Portland Esquire was proved in Jamaica 25/11/1773.
'RETURN OF LAND GRANTS. 1735-1754. CO 137/28', a href="http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/ReturnofLandGrants.htm">http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/ReturnofLandGrants.htm.
"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.
See estate information for Lodges Hope/Fairy Hill.
We are grateful to Daniel Livesay for his assistance with this entry.
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:
1775 [EA] - 1780 [LA] → Previous owner
Father → Daughter
Relationship inferred by LBS from the transmission of the Lodges Hope/Fairy Hill...