Samuel Moore of Clarendon

???? - 1733


Large-scale slave-owner in Jamaica. Died c. 1733.

  1. Samuel Moore of Clarendon, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1733. Slave-ownership at probate: 181 of whom 100 were listed as male and 81 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £8720.81 Jamaican currency of which £5139 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £20 currency plate.

  2. Possibly the Samuel Moore who married Elizabeth Lowe in Clarendon 20/08/1711. Lowe and Moore, deceased were listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owners of 5706 acres of land in Clarendon and 650 acres of land in St Dorothy, total 6356 acres.

  3. The will of Samuel Moore was proved in Jamaica in 1731.

  4. Sir Henry Moore 1st bart., son of Samuel Moore a planter in Jamaica and Elizabeth Lowe, has an entry in the ODNB as 'colonial governor.'


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

  2., Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts [online database with images]; 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

  3. 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. 2 p. 157.

  4. Tiedemann, Joseph S. "Moore, Sir Henry, first baronet (1713–1769), colonial governor." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 23 Sep. 2004; Accessed 13 Apr. 2020.

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Father → Son

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