John Morant IV

1723 - 9th Aug 1741


John Morant IV, eldest son of John Morant III and his wife Mary nee Pennant. Baptised in Clarendon, Jamaica, in 1723. The will of John Morant III has not been located so it's not clear what of his father's extensive property was inherited by John IV. He died 09/08/1741 aged 18 and his brother Samuel died in October 1752, also aged 18. John Morant was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 4631 acres of land in Clarendon and 3528 acres of land in Vere, total 8159 acres. It's not clear which John Morant this refers to, as by 1754 the family estates had devolved to John Morant IV's brother Edward Morant (1730-1791).

Sources, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]; James Lawrence-Archer, Monumental Inscriptions of the British West Indies (1875) p. 299-300; Burke's Landed Gentry (1879) p. 1123; "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

Relationships (4)

Grandson → Grandfather
Son → Father
Uncle → Nephew