Richard Dawkins of Clarendon

???? - 1700


Son of William Dawkins of Jamaica (d. 1694). Married Elizabeth Masters. His father received 1,775 acres in land patents between 1669 and 1682: "After he was killed fighting against the French invaders in 1694, his estate descended to his son Richard." Richard received patents for a further 1,300 acres in Clarendon.

Member of Assembly for Clarendon 1679, 1688, 1693.

Richard Dawkins of Clarendon, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1700. Slave-ownership at probate: 143 of whom 75 were listed as male and 68 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £6659.68 Jamaican currency of which £2754 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £928.74 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £186.4 currency plate.


Richard Sheridan, Sugar and Slavery: An Economic History of the British West Indies, 1623-1775 (1974) pp. 224-227.

Fuertado's Personages transcribed at; Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.

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

Further Information

Elizabeth Masters
Henry (1698-1744), James (1696-1766)

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Father → Son
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Grandfather → Grandson
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