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BURKE AND DUNN

 

 

Descendants of William Burke

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. William1 Burke died Bet. 1803 - 1813. He married Christian Downer?. She was born Bet. 1758 - 1759, and died January 1842.

 

Notes for William Burke:

The Jamaica Almanacs for 1784, 1787 and 1790 listed him as the Captain of the Foot Militia for Portland. He was commissioned as the Lieutenant Colonel on May 12, 1795. He appears in that office in the Almanacs of 1796 and 1799. He was no longer in the Militia in 1802.

 

He and his wife were baptismal sponsors of Thomas, son of Mr. & Mrs. Mein in Port Antonio in 1800, according to a statement in the St. Thomas Register, Vol. I, p. 245. [According to memorials in the old Parish Cemetery in Port Antonio the infant Thomas Mein and his mother both died and were buried there in 1801.]

 

Notes for Christian Downer?:

Her maiden name was probably Downer. She was probably the daughter of John Downer. In 1754 both John Downer and John Downer Snr. owned property in Portland. The Downers owned Snow Hill, among other places, and Christian's daughter-in-law was buried there. One of her sons was given the middle name Downer.

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On 1/1/1813 a Negro slave of hers, named Edward Burke, was baptized in Portland (B65, I, p. 27)

Another named Mary Burke was baptized on 6/4/1815 at about 25 yrs of age. (B065, I p. 34).

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In 1817 she filed a Return of Slaves for the Parish of Portland. They were all listed as Negro, as follows:

Males:

Burke, 35, African

Joseph, 25, African

William, 28, Creole

George, 23, Creole, son of Margaret Downer

Edward Burke, 17, Creole

James, 11, Creole

Tommy, 1, Creole, son of Venus

Females:

Margaret Downer, 50, African

Rebecca Cochran, 27, Creole

Amelia, 19, Creole

Venus, 23, Creole

Males - 7; Females - 4, Total 11.

[Signed Christian Burke]

 

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In 1820 she filed a Return of Slaves in Portland, showing a decrease of the following 2 slaves:

Male: Joseph Barnes, 28 - formerly returned as Joseph "but has been christened by the name of Joseph Barnes" decrease "By sale to Robert Cargill in trust for Henrietta Apthorp Burke."

Female: Rebecca Cochrane, 27, by death

Total slaves 1820: 9

(Signed C. Burke)

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In 1823 she filed a Return of Slaves in Portland, showing the death of 2 male slaves, Burke 35 and William 28.

Total slaves 1823: 7

[Signed Christian Burke]

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In 1826 a Return of Slaves was filed on behalf of "my ag mother Mrs. C. Burke" by Henry Burke. He reported that she had done an exchange with T. R. Phillips of her female slave Amelia for a male slave named Edwin, Creole Negro aged 19, who was in Mrs. Burke's possession in June 1826.

Total slaves 1826: 7

[Signed Henry Burke]

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On October 12, 1835 she was awarded 175. 15s. 7d on Portland Claim 66 as Slave Compensation for 7 slaves.

 

 

More About Christian Downer?:

Age: 1842, 83 years

Burial: January 20, 1842, Port Antonio, Portland, church yard1

Residence: 1842, Port Antonio, Portland

Children of William Burke and Christian Downer? are:

+ 2 i. Henry2 Burke, born Bet. 1779 - 1780 in Portland; died November 1827.

3 ii. William Downer Burke.

 

Notes for William Downer Burke:

He was referred to in the 1796 and 1799 Jamaica Almanacs in his listing as a Lieutenant in the Portland Militia as William Burke Jnr. while his father was still serving. He had been commissioned a Lieutenant on September 10, 1795. In the Almanacs for 1802 and 1805 he was listed as William Burke, Captain.

 

He was listed as William Burke Jnr. in the 1799 Almanac for Portland, where he was the Coroner, and in the 1802 Almanac when he was the Coroner and Collecting Constable. In the 1805 and 1808 Almanacs he was listed as William Burke, Esquire, for the same offices. In the 1808 Almanac, William Burke Esquire was also listed as the Inspector and Collector of Rum Duties in 1808.

 

A William Burke was listed as a Magistrate in Portland in 1802, and then as an Assistant Judge in 1805 and 1808 (basically the same office, but with a change of name under a new Act). It is not known whether this office was held by him, or by his father.

 

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In June 1817 through 1826 Henry Burke filed Slave Returns for slaves belonging to him and his brother William Dunn Burke. They appear to be aged slaves who would no longer be able to work or produce children. Please see the Notes on Henry Dunn for details.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. Henry2 Burke (William1) was born Bet. 1779 - 1780 in Portland, and died November 1827. He married (1) Henrietta Ann Apthorp Bolton January 13, 1816 in St. Pancras Parish Chapel, Middlesex, England2, daughter of John Bolton and Martha (Bolton). She was born Bef. March 16, 1794, and died July 1821. He married (2) Charlotte Dunn November 06, 1823 in St. James3, daughter of Thomas Dunn and Sarah Roeswess. She was born December 19, 1797.

 

Notes for Henry Burke:

According to the Jamaica Almanacs for 1802 , 1805 and 1808 he was appointed as Adjutant to the Portland Foot Militia on July 4, 1801, and was still serving in 1807. He was also commissioned as an Ensign in that Militia in 1803, and was still an Ensign in 1804. In 1807 he was a Lieutenant. He was not listed in the Militia in the 1817 or 1824 Almanacs.

 

In the Almanacs for 1805 and 1808 (1804 and 1807 data) a Henry Burke was one of the Assistant Judges for Portland (basically a Magistrate with no legal training necessaary). The Jamaica List in the 1805 Almanac does not show him as a Barrister (Attorneys were not listed that year). In the 1808 Almanac, the Jamaica Lists do not show Henry Burke as an Attorney or as a Barrister.

 

The 1811 Jamaica Almanac (1809 data) lists a Henry Burke as the holder of "Silver Mount" in Portland, with 68 slaves and 15 stock. It is probable that he held the property as the executor. Silver Mount was a sugar estate south of Port Antonio. In the 1812 Jamaica Almanac (1811 data) the number was reduced to 53 slaves.

 

It would appear that after March 1811 Henry Burke went to England to study to be a Barrister. He got married in England in January 1816, and must have returned to Jamaica not long after that.

 

In the Almanacs for 1817 (1816 data) and 1824 (1823 data) Henry Burke was listed as a Barrister.

In the 1824 Almanac (1823 data) he was Member of the House of Assembly for Portland.

 

In the Almanacs for 1817 (1816 data) and 1824 (1823 data) Henry Burke was listed as a Barrister.

In the 1824 Almanac (1823 data) he was Member of the House of Assembly for Portland.

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No Henry Burke appears on the 1816 Almanac for Portland, (showing that no Property Tax Return was filed for 1815.)

In the Almanacs for 1817 and 1818 it shows that Henry Burke the holder of "Silver Mount" in Portland, was assessed for 15 slaves which means that he also did not file a Property Tax Return for 1816 and 1817.

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On his 1817 Return of Slaves Henry Burke reported the following as owner:

Males:

Robert, Creole Negro 50, Runaway

Andrew, Creole Negro aged 1, son of Sarah Kelly

Females:

Sarah Kelly, Creole Sambo 28

Eliza Burke, Creole Mulatto 10, daughter of Sarah Kelly

Ann Burke, Creole Mulatto 8, daughter of Sarah Kelly

Chloe, Creole Negro 3, daughter of Sarah Kelly

Total Slaves: 6

 

On his 1820 Return of Slaves Henry Burke reported the following as owner:

Slaves on last Return: Males - 2; Females - 4. Total 6

Females - Increase:

Jane Brown Orgill, aged 2

Caroline Briggs Orgill, aged 1. Both daughters born to Sarah Kelly.

Total slaves 1820: 8

 

(Neither Henry Burke nor Silver Mount appear on the list of Proprietors etc. in the Almanacs for Portland for 1820 through 1829, and 1821 through 1833.)

 

In 1823 he filed a Return of Slaves in Portland as owner:

Number of slaves on previous Return: 2 males, 4 females, total 6 (This seems to ignore the total on the 1820 Return.)

Males:

Decrease: Robert, 56, Runaway, now presumed dead - (1)

Increase, by acquisition from Andrew Bogle in 1822 - 19

Females:

Decrease: Eliza Burke, mulatto 16, by mamumission - (1)

Increase, by acquisition from Andrew Bogle in 1822 - 23

Births since acquisition - 2

Total slaves: 48

 

Many of the slaves acquired from Andrew Bogle had the surname Burke. (Andrew Bogle filed a Slave Return for 1817 for slaves in Portland, but he had a much larger holding of slaves in St. Thomas in the East as well as some in St. David. It is a possibility that Andrew Bogle was one of those proprietors who "made his money work for him," buying and selling slaves.)

 

In 1826 he filed a Return of Slaves in Portland as owner, reporting 3 births and 1 death.

Total slaves: 50

 

After his death in 1827, his widow Charlotte Burke reported these slaves as agent for the children of Henry's first marriage. Her report also contained Lucinda, whom he had reported separately on a joint report will his brother William Burke. See Notes on Charlotte Burke (nee Dunn) for details.

 

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In June 1817 through 1826 Henry Burke filed Slave Returns for slaves belonging to him and his brother William Downer Burke. They appear to be aged slaves who would no longer be able to work or produce children.

 

In 1817 there were 8 Negro slaves aged between 50 and 80 years old, namely:

Males: Matthew Corr, Creole aged 80;

Thomas Deering, African aged 40

Females:

Sue, Creole, 80

Matty, African, 50

Rosey, African, 50

Mary, African, 55

Katey, African, 50

Lucinda, African, 50

 

In 1820 he reported that Matthew Corr had died leaving a total of 7 slaves.

 

In 1823 he reported that Sue, aged 80, had died, leaving a total of 6 slaves.

 

In 1826 he reported that 5 women had died: Sue, Matty, Rosey, Mary and Katey, leaving a total of 2 slaves (Thomas Deering and Lucinda).

 

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After Henry's death in 1827, in 1829 his widow Charlotte Burke reported as agent for the children of Henry's first marriage, the 50 slaves slaves he had previously reported as sole owner, and Lucinda, See Notes on Charlotte Burke (nee Dunn) for details.

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There is a monument to him in Port Antonio, Portland, which was written Latin. It has been translated into English in "Monumental Inscriptions" by Philip Wright, as follows: "Sacred to the memory of HENRY BURKE, barrister, a distinguished Member of the Assembly of this island, and Recorder of Kingston. . . Born in this parish, whose interests he faithfully forwarded in the Assmebly for many years, he died suddenly 4 Nov. 1827 aged 48."

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The Parish Register for the Baptism of his children by Charlotte (nee Dunn) in 1828 did not mention that he was already deceased.

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In the Almanacs for 1818, 1820, 1821, and 1822, Henry Burke was listed as the holder of slaves in St. Catherine. They were, in fact, held in right of his wife, as shown by his Slave Return for St. Catherine in 1820. Please see information on this under his wife Henrietta Burke

 

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On 8/23/1815 three negros "belonging to Henry Burke" were baptized in Portland. They were Mary Ann, John and Thomson Burke. (B65, I. p. 35).

 

 

 

More About Henry Burke:

Addressed as: Esquire

Age: 1827, 47 yrs

Burial: November 04, 1827, Trelawny4

Occupation: Barrister at law

Occupation (2): Member of Assembly

Race/nationality/color: White

Residence: 1816, Middle Temple, London, Middlesex

Residence (2): 1827, Kingston, Jamaica

 

Notes for Henrietta Ann Apthorp Bolton:

The St. Catherine register gave her middle name as Apthorp.

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The Almanacs for 1818 through 1822 listed Henry Burke as the holder of slaves in St. Catherine. They were held in right of his wife. The Almanacs reported as follows:

1818 Almanac (March 1817 data] 2 slaves and 3 stock.

1820 Almanac (March 1819 data] 8 slaves and 8 stock.

1821 Almanac (March 1820 data] 16 slaves and 16 stock (the number was evidently doubled as a penalty for non-reporting.)

1822 Almanac (March 1821 data] 8 slaves and 4 stock.

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In 1820 Henry Burke filed a Return of Slaves in St. Catherine in right of his wife as follows:

Slaves by previous Return - None

Males:

Joseph Barnes, 28, African Negro, reported by Christian Burke on the last Return in Portland as Joseph, but he has been christened as Joseph Barnes, and conveyed to Rogert Cargill in trust for Henrietta Apthorpe Burke.

 

Frederick Barnes, 2 1/2, Quadroon Creole. The same remarks apply to this boy as are made below in regard to his mother Letitia Russell Cole. By Conveyance in Trust as stated below for Letitia Russell Cole.

 

John Hill, 2 months old, Sambo Creole, by birth to Letitia.

 

Females:

Letitia Russell Cole, 29, Mulatto Creole. This woman was reported at last Return by May Rugg MacKay in Thomas in the Vale. She was sold by her to Christian Burke and by her subsequently conveyed to Rogert Cargill in trust for Henrietta Apthorpe Burke.

 

Number of Slaves in June 1820 - 4

 

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The Burial Register lists her in 1821 as the "relict of Henry Burke, Esq. Barrister at law and Representative of this Parish." In fact Henry Burke died in 1827, so the term "relict" was being used incorrectly. She was buried at Snow Hill in Portland, which belonged to William T. Downer from 1819 through 1821 (according to the Almanacs for 1820 through 1822) and then to George Downer from 1822 to 1823 (Almanacs 1823-1824.

 

The Parish Register for the Baptism of her two sons in 1823 did not mention that she was already deceased.

 

More About Henrietta Ann Apthorp Bolton:

Baptism: March 16, 1794, Wells Street Scotch Church, St. Marylebone, London, England5

Burial: July 31, 1821, Snow Hill Estate, Portland6

 

More About Henry Burke and Henrietta Bolton:

Marriage: January 13, 1816, St. Pancras Parish Chapel, Middlesex, England7

Marriage license: 1816

Status of bride/groom: Spinster/bachelor

Witness: one of the witnesses was Eliza Bolton

 

Notes for Charlotte Dunn:

In June 1829 Charlotte Burke filed a Slave Return for Portland "as Agent for Edmund and Henrietta Burke, her step-children, infants residing with her. "

Number on previous Return: 50, ( all slaves were listed again).

Additions:

Births: 6

Plus Lucinda, African Negro 68 formerly registered separately - 1

Total slaves: 57

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On June 20, 1836 Portland Claim #67 for Silver Mount, Slave Compensation was paid for 56 slaves in the amount of 1009. 1s. 11d. The Claim was made by W. M. [William] Holder of Portland as Trustee, and was probably made on behalf of Henry's children, Edmund and Henrietta. (William Holder was the husband of Charlotte's older sister, Elizabeth nee Dunn). Jacob Adolphus was added as a Trustee, and the payment was collected by him.

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In 1832 Charlotte Burke filed a Slave Return for Trelawny as owner of 4 slaves, as follows:

Edward aged 6, and Edmund aged 4, Juliet aged 26, Elizabeth aged 8, all Creole Negroes. They had previously been reported on a Slave Return in 1829 by William Myers.

 

On February 8, 1836 Charlotte Burke was awarded 87. 15s. 8d. as Slave Compensation for 4 Slaves in Trelawny Claim 524.

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In 1832 Charlotte Burke also filed a Slave Return for Trelawny as agent for Edmund Burke, as follows:

Slaves by last Return 4

Additions: Henry, Creole Sambo aged 2, son of Letitia Cole, by birth.

Total Slaves: 5

 

On February 8, 1836 Charlotte Burke was awarded 96. 11s. 4d. as Slave Compensation for 4 Slaves on Trelawny Claim 525. This was probably as Agent for Edmund Burke.

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Charlotte Burke, along with William Holder, also made an unsuccessful claim as legatee under the will of Thomas Dunn for Slave Compensation on Claim 667 for St. James for Lilliput. The award was made instead to Philip Vaughan as mortgagee. Her address in 1837 was 2 Bolton Row, Mayfair, London, Middlesex, England.

 

 

More About Charlotte Dunn:

Baptism: May 03, 1798, Trelawny8

Race/nationality/color: White

Residence: 1828, Lilliput, St. James

 

More About Henry Burke and Charlotte Dunn:

Marriage: November 06, 1823, St. James9

Marriage license: 1823

None-Ending: Spinster/widower

Children of Henry Burke and Henrietta Bolton are:

+ 4 i. Edmund3 Burke, born March 04, 1819.

5 ii. Henrietta Apthorp Bolton Burke, born May 31, 1821.

 

More About Henrietta Apthorp Bolton Burke:

Baptism: June 30, 1823, Kingston10

Residence: 1816, St. Pancras Parish, Middlesex, England

 

Children of Henry Burke and Charlotte Dunn are:

6 i. Eliza3 Burke, born April 1826.

 

More About Eliza Burke:

Baptism: June 01, 1828, St. James11

Race/nationality/color: White

Residence: 1828, Lilliput, St. James

 

7 ii. Charles Dunn Burke, born April 1828.

 

More About Charles Dunn Burke:

Baptism: June 01, 1828, St. James12

Race/nationality/color: White

Residence: 1828, Lilliput, St. James

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

4. Edmund3 Burke (Henry2, William1) was born March 04, 1819. He married Jane Alves Dyer March 29, 1849 in Trelawny13, daughter of William Dyer and Jane Alves. She was born March 27, 1825.

 

Notes for Edmund Burke:

In June 1829 a Return of Slaves in Portland was made by William Holder as Trustee for Edmund Burke, infant. (William Holder was the husband of Charlotte Burke's older sister, Elizabeth nee Dunn. He must have been named as Trustee in the Will of Henry Burke.)

Number of previous Return: none

Addition: Tommy, Creole Negro aged 6, son of Veney alias Jane Oakley, by Gift from Christian Burke.

N.B. This Slave was reported by Henry Burke in 1826 on Slave Return As Agent for Christian Burke.

Total slaves: 1

[Christian Burke was Edmund's grandmother]

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In June 1829 Charlotte Burke filed a Slave Return for 57 slaves in Portland "as Agent for Edmund and Henrietta Burke, her step-children, infants residing with her. " For details, see notes on Charlotte Burke.

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On June 20, 1836 Portland Claim #67 for Silver Mount, Slave Compensation was paid for 56 slaves in the amount of 1009. 1s. 11d. The Claim was made by W. M. [William] Holder of Portland as Trustee, and was probably made on behalf of Henry's children, Edmund and Henrietta. Jacob Adolphus was added as a Trustee, and the payment was collected by him.

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In 1832 Charlotte Burke also filed a Slave Return for Trelawny as agent for Edmund Burke, as follows:

Slaves by last Return 4

Additions: Henry, Creole Sambo aged 2, son of Letitia Cole, by birth.

Total Slaves: 5

 

On February 8, 1836 Charlotte Burke was awarded 96. 11s. 4d. as Slave Compensation for 4 Slaves for Trelawny Claim 525. This was probably as Agent for Edmund Burke.

 

More About Edmund Burke:

Baptism: June 30, 1823, Kingston14

Occupation: Bet. 1849 - 1851, Solicitor, attorney at law

Occupation (2): 1849, Attorney at law for the Parish of St. Ann

Residence: Bet. 1849 - 1850, St. Ann's Bay

 

More About Jane Alves Dyer:

Baptism: January 29, 1826, Trelawny, by the Lord Bishop, in the church15

Residence: 1849, Trelawny

 

More About Edmund Burke and Jane Dyer:

Marriage: March 29, 1849, Trelawny16

Marriage Fact: Performed by John H. Moore, Rector's Substitute

Status of bride/groom: Widow

Children of Edmund Burke and Jane Dyer are:

8 i. Henry4 Burke, born December 29, 1849 in St. Ann's Bay, St. Ann17.

 

More About Henry Burke:

Baptism: January 03, 1850, St. Ann's Bay, St. Ann18

Residence: St. Ann's Bay

 

9 ii. Edmund Hylton Burke, born August 13, 1851 in St. Ann19; died August 06, 1852 in St. Ann20.

 

More About Edmund Hylton Burke:

Age: August 1852, 1 yr

Baptism: January 17, 1852, St. Anns' Bay, St. Ann21

Cause of Death: Fever

Registration: September 23, 1851, Birth registered in St. Ann

Residence: St. Ann's Bay

 

 

 

Endnotes

 

1. B0024 Jamaica Parish Register Burials I & II, 1826-1844, II, p. 42.

2. B665 English Church Records, ancestry.com.

3. B0055 St. James Parish Register I & II, 1770-1825 (Baptisms to 1841), II, p. 301.

4. B0024 Jamaica Parish Register Burials I & II, 1826-1844, I, p. 152 #22.

5. B665 English Church Records, familysearch.org.

6. B0065 Portland Parish Register I, 1804-1825, p. 289.

7. B665 English Church Records, ancestry.com.

8. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register I, 1771-1839, p. 44.

9. B0055 St. James Parish Register I & II, 1770-1825 (Baptisms to 1841), II, p. 301.

10. B0061 Kingston Parish Register Baptisms I & II, Marriages I, 1721-1825, II, p. 398.

11. B0004 Jamaica Parish Register Baptisms I & II, 1826-1834, I, p. 286 #22.

12. B0004 Jamaica Parish Register Baptisms I & II, 1826-1834, I, p. 286 #23.

13. B0012 Jamaica Parish Register Marriage III & IV, 1838-1855, IV, p. 525 #3.

14. B0061 Kingston Parish Register Baptisms I & II, Marriages I, 1721-1825, II, p. 398.

15. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register I, 1771-1839.

16. B0012 Jamaica Parish Register Marriage III & IV, 1838-1855, IV, p. 525 #3.

17. B0047 Jamaica Civil Register of Births IV, 1847-1851, p. 29 #1656.

18. B0048 Jamaica Parish Register New Series II, 1848-1860, p. 232 #1.

19. B0047 Jamaica Civil Register of Births IV, 1847-1851, IV, p. 93 #1853.

20. B0030 Jamaica Civil Register of Deaths IIIb & IV 1846-1854, IV, p. 66 #1789.

21. B0027 Jamaica Parish Register New Series IV, 1850-1859, IV, p. 139.

 


 

Descendants of Thomas Dunn

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. Thomas1 Dunn was born Abt. 1753, and died February 1810. He married Sarah Roeswess August 14, 1776 in Trelawny, Jamaica1. She was born Bet. 1758 - 1761.

 

More About Thomas Dunn:

Burial: February 23, 1810, St. James2

Residence: 1810, Proprietor of Lilliput Hall Estate

 

Notes for Sarah Roeswess:

Her name was spelled Rosewiss in the Marriage Register, but Roeswess was the name of the family in Trelawny, and that was the spelling that consistently appears in the Almanacs. Both spellings appear in the Parish Registers, as not all the parsons knew how to spell the name.

 

More About Thomas Dunn and Sarah Roeswess:

Marriage: August 14, 1776, Trelawny, Jamaica3

Children of Thomas Dunn and Sarah Roeswess are:

2 i. Ann2 Dunn, born Bef. October 31, 1778; died Bef. July 1795.

 

Notes for Ann Dunn:

Another daughter born in 1795 was named Ann.

 

More About Ann Dunn:

Baptism: October 31, 1778, Trelawny4

 

3 ii. Thomas Dunn, born November 22, 1781.

 

More About Thomas Dunn:

Baptism: July 17, 1782, Trelawny5

 

4 iii. William Dunn, born Bef. March 19, 1785.

 

Notes for William Dunn:

Baptism by Thomas Simcocks, curate.

 

More About William Dunn:

Baptism: March 19, 1785, Trelawny, Jamaica6

 

+ 5 iv. Elizabeth Dunn, born September 03, 1787.

6 v. Henry Dunn, born November 29, 1791.

 

More About Henry Dunn:

Baptism: June 20, 1972, Trelawny7

 

7 vi. Ann Dunn, born July 22, 1795.

 

Notes for Ann Dunn:

She was Mary's twin.

 

More About Ann Dunn:

Baptism: May 03, 1798, Trelawny8

 

8 vii. Mary Dunn, born July 22, 1795.

 

Notes for Mary Dunn:

She was the twin sister of the second daughter named Ann.

 

More About Mary Dunn:

Baptism: May 03, 1798, Trelawny8

 

+ 9 viii. Charlotte Dunn, born December 19, 1797.

10 ix. Caroline Dunn, born August 08, 1799.

 

More About Caroline Dunn:

Baptism: May 15, 1801, Trelawny9

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

5. Elizabeth2 Dunn (Thomas1) was born September 03, 1787. She married William Holder August 03, 1805 in St. James10. He was born Abt. 1780.

 

More About Elizabeth Dunn:

Baptism: May 01, 1789, Trelawny11

 

Notes for William Holder:

He was apparently named as a Trustee under the Will of Henry Burke of Portland, as he made reports of slaves held as Trustee for Henry's cildren by his first wife, Edmund and Henrietta. He received Slave Compensation for the slaves at Silver Mount, probably as Trustees of the children, Portland Claim 67.

 

He was also the son-in-law of Thomas Dunn of Lilliput, and he made an unsuccessful claim for Slave Compensation as a devisee under his will. Payment was made instead on the Counterclaim by the mortgagee Philip Vaughan of Bristol.

 

He was awarded Slave Compensation under two other claims:

Claim 513 for 13 slaves in Trelawny in the amount of 296. 9s. 4d. (which was contested)

Claim 2578 for 3 slaves in Kingston, in the amount of 58. 12s. 6d.

[It is not known whether he made these claims for himself or for someone else.]

 

More About William Holder:

Addressed as: Esquire

 

More About William Holder and Elizabeth Dunn:

Marriage: August 03, 1805, St. James12

Status of bride/groom: Spinster/bachelor

Child of Elizabeth Dunn and William Holder is:

11 i. William Green3 Holder, born Bef. September 03, 1808.

 

More About William Green Holder:

Baptism: September 03, 1808, Trelawny13

 

 

9.       Charlotte2 Dunn (Thomas1) was born December 19, 1797. She married Henry Burke November 06, 1823 in St. James14, son of William Burke and Christian Downer?. He was born Bet. 1779 - 1780 in Portland, and died November 1827.

For more about this family, see above tree of William Burke.

 

 

 

Endnotes

 

1. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register I, 1771-1839, p. 142.

2. B0055 St. James Parish Register I & II, 1770-1825 (Baptisms to 1841), II, p. 346.

3. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register I, 1771-1839, p. 142.

4. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register I, 1771-1839, p. 7.

5. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register I, 1771-1839, p. 11.

6. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register I, 1771-1839, p. 16.

7. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register I, 1771-1839, p. 27.

8. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register I, 1771-1839, p. 44.

9. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register I, 1771-1839, p. 59.

10. B0055 St. James Parish Register I & II, 1770-1825 (Baptisms to 1841), I, p. 247.

11. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register I, 1771-1839, p. 22.

12. B0055 St. James Parish Register I & II, 1770-1825 (Baptisms to 1841), I, p. 247.

13. B0006 Trelawny Parish Register I, 1771-1839, p. 68.

14. B0055 St. James Parish Register I & II, 1770-1825 (Baptisms to 1841), II, p. 301.

 


Data concerning Slave Compensation was taken from Legacies of British Slave-ownership - UCL Department of History 2013 http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/

Data from Slave Registers was extracted from records in the Jamaica Archives, and from Ancestry.com. Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA.



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