Samuel Smith of St Catherine

???? - 1776


  1. Will of Samuel Smith of Spanish Town, St Catherine Jamaica [made in 1775] proved 28/03/1776. He left six enslaved people to Elizabeth Foord his housekeeper of thirty years for life. He left a series of monetary legacies including £300 currency to his clerk Charles Russell and £2000 to his nephew Samuel Hinton, 500 guineas to his natural son Samuel Smith at 21, and 2000 guineas to Sarah Penyman, the half-sister of his natural daughters. He ordered his executors to sell his half-share of the Union estate (formerly called Enmity [?] Hall) that he had bought from Henry Lord for the benefit of his four natural daughters. Two of his executors were Thomas Gowland of London and Robert Cooper Lee.

  2. The will of Samuel Smith of St. Catherine, Esq. was proved in Jamaica 18/07/1775.


  1. PROB 11/1018/94.

  2. LOS 42 f. 156.

We are grateful to Daniel Livesay for his assistance with compiling this entry.

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
1778 [EA] - 1783 [LA] → Previous owner

Shown as deceased co-owner

Relationships (3)

Business associates
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Testator → Executor
Testator → Executor

Inventories (1)