John Frye the younger of Antigua

???? - 1747


Slave-owner on Antigua. Vere Langford Oliver shows him as dying in 1745, but it seems from the attestation of his will that he died in 1747; in either case he predeceased his father John Frye the elder (q.v.) and was dead when the latter made his will 14/08/1747.

  1. Named as an executor in the will of Bayer Otto Bayer of Antigua (signed 15/05/1736, proved London 28/11/1738).

  2. Will of John Frye [of Antigua] proved 09/09/1748. He asked to be buried in the churchyard at Bermudian Valley. He left to his wife £500 and the interest on £1000 given to her under the will of her father Valentine Morris in addition to the provision under their marriage settlement; £5000 to his daughter Elizabeth at 21; £5000 to his son Rowland at 21, and the rest of his property to his son John. He instructed that his unnamed estate be rented out for £1000 p.a. for 22 years 'to some protestant excluding as far as possible any Roman Catholic', but that if his property was destroyed by enemy action or insurrection of the slaves his remaining real and personal estate was to be divided equally among his three children. Three of his brothers, Samuel, William and Rowland were among his executors.


  1. Will of Bayer Otto Bayer, PROB 11/693/154.

  2. Will of John Frye, PROB 11/764/334.

We are grateful to Rita Lamb for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Elizabeth Morris
Elizabeth; Rowland; John

Relationships (4)

Executor → Testator
Son → Father
Father → Son
Son-in-law → Father-in-law