James Taylor

21st Mar 1810 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Sarah Racster 'a free mulatto' and William Thomas Taylor of Kingston. He inherited one enslaved person and possibly other property from Isabella Hall, his great-aunt, 'late of the parish of St Andrews Jamaica, a free woman of colour, gentlewoman' whose will in 1822 specified the James Taylor could choose any one of the children of 'my slave name[d] Rosannah Sefas that he may make thereof to and for his own use and benefit forever Also my small wardrobe.'

James Taylor, son of Sarah Racster, "free mestee" and William Taylor, born 21/03/1810 and baptised 27/02/1811 in Kingston.


T71/ Kingston no. 858 and 865; will of Bella otherwise Isabella Hall, spinster of Kingston Jamaica proved 25/02/1826 PROB 11/1708/344.

Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

We are grateful for the help of Sue Smith with this entry.

Further Information

Sarah Taylor

Associated Claims (2)

£333 14s 3d
£413 7s 5d

Associated Estates (1)

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  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Natural Son → Mother
Nephew → Aunt
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