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M.A. St. Elizabeth 1677, '9, '83. Died 1684.
M.A. St. Elizabeth 1701, '2.
In 1770, a private act was passed for enabling him (otherwise called John Stewart) to carry into execution his new invented mill for grinding sugar canes with the power of a fire engine.
Registrar in Chancery and Clerk of the Patents 1763. Resigned 1770. His wife Anne, daughter of John Clement of Petersfield Co., Southampton Esquire, died S.T. of Small Pox 1764, aged 52 years, and was buried within the Communion Rails of the Cathedral.
Rector of St Elizabeth 1763.
Registrar in Chancery & Clerk of the Patents 1770. Died S.T. 1781; aged 48. (Brother and Successor of George Ramsay.)
RATZER, Capt. BERNARD
Sub. Island Engineer 1774.
Commissary Accompong Town 1766. Church Warden St. Elizabeth 1760.
Shot with Col. Tyson for mutiny and buried in Spanish Town 1660. Vide Tyson.
In 1785 a private act was passed to entitle his reputed daughter by Mary Barrow to the same rights with English Subjects.
Coll. Cons. St. Catherine 1777.
M.A. St. Catherine 1786, '87, '90. Barrister at Law. Speaker 1802. Chief Justice 1808. Died in London 1810; aged 60 years.
REDWOOD, STEPHEN RICHARD
M.A. St. Thos. Vale 1756, '6, '5, '6, '9, '70, '81. Died S.T. 1781; aged 55 years. Father of Philip Redwood, Speaker.
M.A. St. John 1671, '88. Called to the Council 1688.
REEDER, JOHN (a Maroon)
Captured the daring Freebooter named Bristol alias "3 fingered Jack" at the Four Mile Wood in St. David. Rewarded with a pension for life.
Established a Manufactory of Iron, Brass, and Lead 1774.
REEKES, Capt. JONES
Commander of the ship Fortune under Admiral Morgan 1668, '70.
Merchant Kingston 1726.
REID, Capt. GEORGE
M.A. St. Thos. Vale 1716.
A private act was passed in 1703, for confirming an agreement made between Olivia Reid, widow, and Nathaniel Brown and Anna Petronella his wife for the maintenance of the said Olivia Reid, and providing portions and annuities for the children of George Reid and John Reid deceased; and for appointing commissioners to sell lands for payment of debts and other uses.
In 1721 a private act was passed for vesting certain lands in St. Thos. Vale in Trustees for the use of George Reid, Esqre. and his heirs.
Coll. Const. St. David 1761.
REID, THOMAS, Senr.
Churchwarden St. James 1768. M.A. St. James 1756.
Rebecca, wife of Col. Thomas Reid, died 1747; aged 21 years. Interred on Golden Grove Estate, in Trelawny, formerly St. James.
She was daughter of Col. R. Haughton, by his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of George Goodin. Mary, younger daughter of Col. Richard Haughton, by Elizabeth, married (29, March 1743) Col. John Reid, elder brother of the above. Of the same family was Major Gen. Peter Reid, who married Elizabeth Barrett, relict of Ezekiel Lawrence, of The Spring Estate [Lawrence Pedigree]. Also Major General Thomas Reid was married Elizabeth, daughter of James Lawrence of Fairfield (Archer).
REID, THOMAS, Jnr.
Lt. Col. St. James Regiment 1780.
M.A. St. James 1709. [or 1700?]
M.A. Vere 1757. St. James 1758.
RENNALLS, HENRY RICHARD
M.A. St. Thos. Vale 1784, '87, '90. Died S.T. 1797.
Island Storekeeper 1759. Messenger Public Despatches 1761.[?]
Merchant Kingston. His wife, sister of Mrs. Macqueen, died K.P.C. 1755; aged 30 years.
M.A. St. David 1771, '73, '81, '87, '90.
RICHARDSON, Capt. CLEMENT
M.A. St. David 1674. St. Thomas 1675, '7. Assistant Judge Common Pleas St. David 1675.
M.A. St. David 1688.
M.A. St. David 1740.
Clerk Supreme Court 1757.
RICHARDSON, Col. NICHOLAS
M.A. St. ThomAS 1691, '93, 1702. St. David 1695.
M.A. St. James 1729. St. George 1731.
RICKETTS, GEORGE CRAWFORD
M.A. Westmoreland 1777, '81. Counsellor.
RICKETTS, WILLIAM HENRY
Capt. "Brown Infantry" Westmoreland Militia 1778.
In 1770 a private act was passed for vesting several pieces and parcels of land in Westmoreland part of the estate of George Ricketts late of the same place Esqre., deceased in certain Trustees to sell and dispose of the same, and to apply the proceeds for the use and benefit of his son William Henry Ricketts for and during the term of his natural life and for such other uses agreeable to the will of the said George Ricketts.
Attorney at Law. M.A. St. Thos. Vale 1781. Died 1784.
In 1744 a private act was passed for the sale of 3 parcels of uncultivated land for payment of his debts and legacies and for preserving the profitable part of his estate.
Provost Marshal General 1706.
St. Andrew, Planter 1764.
RIPLEY, JOHN, St. Ann
In 1766 a private act was passed to entitle his reputed children by Emma Freeman & William Gibson, his reputed grand son (Kingston) to the same rights with English subjects.
M.A. Vere 1726, '27, '28, '33. St. Elizabeth 1731.
RISBY, Hon. Col. JAMES
M.A. Port Royal 1691, St. Thos. Vale 1718, '19, '21. St. Elizabeth 1719, afterwards M.C. Died S.T. 1726, aged 63 years. His wife Jane died S.T.; aged 19 years. His daughters Margaret & Sarah married respectively John, and Charles Kelly.
M.A. St. Thomas 1686.
Land Surveyor 1726.
RIVES, Capt. THOMAS
M.A. St. David 1673, '7, '8, '9, '88. Port Royal 1686. Speaker 16--. Called to the Council 1688.
RIVES, Capt. WILLIAM
M.A. St. David 1671, '75. St. Thomas 1674. Assistant Judge Common Pleas 1671.
M.A. St. George 1736. Died 1742.
Secretary to Commander in Chief 1774.
M.D. 1767. Discovered plant for making Vegetable Soap. Awarded £140 by the House of Assembly.
M.A. St. Andrew 1691.
M.D. Cornwall Gaol 1771, '6.
RODGERS. See Rogers.
Attorney at Law and partner with Mr. Finlayson. M.A. St. Catherine 1782, '87, '90. Member of the Privy Council. Custos St. Catherine. Died in London 1808 aged 63 years.
M.A. Clarendon 1728, '32.
RODNEY, Admiral Sir GEORGE BRYDGES
Afterwards Lord Rodney. Arrived in Jamaica with a powerful squadron in 1772. A Marble Statue was erected to his Memory in Spanish Town. He died in England on 21 May 1792, aged 74 years.
Merchant Kingston 1726. M.A. St Thos. East 173l, '32. Died 1734.
ROGERS, Capt. THOMAS
Commander of "The Gift" under Admiral Morgan 1668, '70.
Coll. Const. St. David 1767
Millwright, Clarendon 1777.
M.A. St. Dorothy 1710, '11, '16, '18, '22. St. Ann 1722.
Deputy Marshal Port Royal 1702.
M.A. St. John 1678, '98.
of Portland Esqre.
Private act passed in 1784, to enable him to overcome the Law of Disabilities, and to entitle his reputed sons to the same rights with English subjects.
ROSE, ALEXARDER [Alexander?]
M.A. St. David 1768.
ROSE, Major FRANCIS
(Rose Hall Estate St. Thos. Vale.)
M.A. St. Thos Vale 1693, '98. St. George 1702, St. Catherine 1701, '2. Speaker 1702. Called to the Council 1703. Was President. Died 1720; aged 67 years. In 1714 he gave a handsome Chandelier to the Church. ( Roby) married Elizabeth daughter of Francis Price.
M.A. St. Thos. Vale 1675, '7, '8, '9, '86. St. John 1688, '91, '93. His daughter and Co heir, Elizabeth, married John Fuller of Brightling Co., Sussex. Fulke Rose married Elizabeth daughter and Co heir of John Langley, Alderman of London. She married secondly Sir Hans Sloane.
Commanding St. Ann's Horse Militia 1779.
M.A. St. Thos. Vale 1711, '22. St. George 1716. St. Catherine 1718, '22. St. Ann 1721. Called to the Council 1722. Died S.T. 1724; aged 35 years. His wife Elizabeth died S.T. 1722; aged 25 years.
M A. St. David 1768, '70.
Overseer "Jones Pen" St. Catherine 1772. Murdered by a slave.
Merchant St. Catherine 1774.
In that year a private act was passed to entitle his reputed sons by Mary Stott to the same rights with English subjects.
Superintendent General Maroon Negro Towns 1770.
Coll. Const. St. Elizabeth 1773.
M.A. St. Elizabeth 1716, '18.
Goldsmith, Kingston, Infant son "John" died K.P.C. 1770.
Churchwarden St. Elizabeth 1760.
Died St. John's 1709; aged 68 years.
M A. Vere 17l9, '20, '21, '22. Clarendon 1711, '16, '18, '22.
Will dated 23, July 1764. Rusea's Free School.
RUSSELL, THOMAS B.
M.A. St. David 1745.
M A. Northside 1664. Capt Rutter a Member of Assembly killed by Major Joy of the Council at a dinner given by the Assembly to the Governor and Council. The dispute arose out of party feuds of the last session.
In 1775 a private act was enabling him to carry into execution his new invented method of applying friction wheels to mills for grinding sugar canes.
ST. NICHOLAS, THOMAS
M.A. St. Mary 1678.
M.A. St. James 1745, '49. Died 1754.
The Estate Halse Hall, agreeable to the will of the third Thomas Hals, after the death of his son, Thomas Richard Hals, became the property of his half brother, Francis Sadler, who thereupon assumed the name of Hals in addition to Sadler, by act of the Island Legislature, 15, May 1746. In 1739, Capt. Francis Sadler obtained five patents of 300 acres each, and established the oble estate of Mont Pelier. He represented St. James in 1745, '46, and again as Francis Sadler Hals in 1749, and dying in 1750, '51, without issue, left Halse Hall to his widow Jennet, who by her first husband John Hynes had 2 daughters, Elizabeth who married Goodin Elletson, and Helen who married Thomas Beach Chief Justice. Both ladies were buried at Halse Hall. (Archers M.I.)
Mr. Sadler Hals married Jannet the widow of John Hynes.
SADLER, Lt.-Col. CHARLES
M.A. St. James 1688, Port Royal 1698. M.C. 1701. Married Mary daughter of John Rose of London, and widow of Major Thomas Hals of Clarendon. Vide Hals.
Churchwarden Port Royal 1701.
M.A. Clarendon 1704, '6, '9. St. Ann 1707. St. John 1711.
In 1709 a private act was passed for the better securing his title to certain lands formerly by him purchased of Anna Petronella Byndloss, widow. Vide "Sedgwicke."
SAINTHILL, Mjr. THOMAS
In 1736 a private act was passed for encouraging him in his projections of making cattle or horse mills, and for hanging of coppers and cleansing of cane liquor.
In 1778 a private act was passed for enabling him to carry into execution his method of hanging coppers for clarifying the liquor.
M.A. St. Mary 17 26, '27, '28. St. John 1727.
M.A. St. Ann 1719, '20.
M.A. Porty Royal 1713.
SANDYS, EDWYN Jnr.
M.A. Port Royal 1726, '27, '28.
Clerk Vestry St. George 1776.
SARGEANT, EDWARD PETER (St. Elizabeth.)
In 1782 a private act was passed to enable him to carry into execution his new constructed mill for grinding sugar canes.
M.A. St. James 1729, '31.
Coll. Cons. Clarendon 1773.
M.A. St. Andrew 1679.
Surveyor Hanover 1771. Vide Chapter on the "Peerage in Jamaica."
M.A. Hanover 1781, '87, '90.
SCOTT, Revd. JOHN
Chaplain House Assembly 1728.
Frances Mary, widow of the Honble. John Scott Esqre., and daughter of the Honble. Alexander Henderson Esqre., late one of H.M. Privy Council, and Attorney General of Jamaica, died K.P.C. 1755; aged 27 years.
In 1777 a private act was passed for vesting in Trustees several pieces of land part of the estate of the Honble. John Scott Esqre., deceased in trust to sell for payment of debts of said John Scott.
Coll. Cons. St. Elizabeth 1773.
SCOTT, Lt. Col. RICHARD
M.A. St. Elizabeth 1677, '79, '88.
Col. Cons. St. Andrew 1773.
SEDGEWICK, Mjr. General
Sent by Cromwell to command the Army in Jamaica 1655. Died 21 June 1656.
Law passed in 1702 reimbursing John Sadler for money expended by him for Mrs. Sarah Grace Sedgwick, a minor for the improvement of her estate.
SELWYN, Mjr. General Rt. Hon. WILLIAM
Col. Of 22nd Regiment, arrived January 1702 as Governor. Died S.T. 5, April 1702. The House of Assembly voted £2,500 to be presented to his remains. In August 1702, the House voted £2,000 to be paid to his heir at law and £100 "to the Captain of the Man of War that carried off Madam Selwyn."
M.A. St. Elizabeth 1688. Westmoreland 1757.
Lt. Col. Militia 1779. Attorney General 1784.
M.A. St. Andrew 1766, '68, '70.
Island Storekeeper 1764.
lst. Clerk Chancery Office 1768.
SHACKLEFORD, JOHN EDWARD
Island Storekeeper 1764.
Land Surveyor 1725.
Late of Bristol Merchant. Died K.P.C. 1716; aged 42 years.
Daughter of Richard Shea, died O.B.G.H.W.T. 1826; aged 40 years.
SHECKLES, Honble. JOHN
Brigadier General of Militia, and Custos of Clarendon. Died at Sheckles Estate 1782; aged 70 years. He resided in Jamaica 55 years.
SHEPHEKD, Capt. JOHN
Commander of The Recovery, under Admiral Morgan, 1668, '70.
Printer House of Assembly 1768.
The thanks of the House voted to him in 1763, for his courage activity and conduct in suppressing the Insurrection of Slaves in Westmoreland.
Land Surveyor Westmoreland 1729.
M.A. St. George 1781, '87, '90.
In 1761, a private act was passed for enabling him to carry into execution his new invented Hydraulic machine.
M.A. St. Dorothy 1675.
St Mary Planter.
A private act was passed in 1745 to entitle his wife and children to the same rights with English subjects.
M.A. St. James 1768.
M.A. Vere 1781.
SIMPSON, Capt. THOMAS
M.A. Port Royal 1709, '11. St. Thos. East 1711. Died 1713.
SINCLAIR, Hon. ARCH
M.A. St. Catherine 1761, 1765. M.C. 1766.
Clerk Crown 1776.
SINGLE, THOMAS NICH
M.A. Portland 1761.
Coll. Cons. St. Andrew 1777.
M.A. St. David 1752, '54. Port Royal 1755.
Deputy Marshal Kingston 1778.
M.A. St. Andrew 1698.
His wife died 1687, O.B.G H.W.T.
SLOANE, Sir HANS
Founder of the British Museum. Was in Jamaica in the suite of the Duke of Albemarle 1687. Married Elizabeth relict of Fulke Rose of Jamaica.
M.A. St. Mary 1706, '9, '11. Died 1711.
Coll. Cons. St. Mary 1773.
M.A. Vere 1686.
SMITH, Capt. BENJAMIN
M.A. St. Ann 1675, '7, '8, '9.
Major Militia Spanish Town 1779.
Clerk Vestry St. Ann 1757. Resolved by the House that he was unfit to hold any office of Trust.
Merchant Kingston 1728, M.A. Portland 1745.
M.A Vere 1716.
M.A. Clarendon 1722. Vere 1725. (Unseated)
Clerk Common Pleas Kinston 1767. Deputy Marshal Kingston 1767.
Deputy Marshal Spanish Town 1778.
In 1774. a private act was passed to entitle the reputed children of William Smith of St. Catherine, Gentleman, to the same rights with English subjects.
M A. St. Andrew 1724.
Merchant Kingston. Died K.P.C. 1715; aged 51 years. He was probably son of Hugh, grandson of the 1st aronet, who died 1670.
The Novelist, lived in Jamaica about 1741, and married a Jamaican lady, owning property.
SPENCER, JOHN SIMPSON
M.A. St.George 1772, '73.
Merchant Kingston 1728.
SPENCER, WILLIAM .
M.A. St. John 1719, '21. St. David 1722, St. Ann 1731.
Captain 60th Regiment Spanish Town 1777.
Capt. Fort Augusta 1764. M.A. St. James 1755.
Judge Common Pleas St. Thomas & St. David 1675.
Register Chancery 1759. Lieut. Rockfort 1764
Merchant, Kingston 1737.
STANTON, WILLIAM ( Brother of Robert)
Merchant Kingston. Died K.P.C. 1751 [or 1754?]; aged 40 years.
( Brother of William and Robert )
Died K.P.C. 1745; aged 28 years.
STANTON, Col. EDWARD
Asst. Judge Common Please St. David 1671. M.A. St. David, 1671. St. Thomas 1674, '5, '7, '8, '9, '86, '88, '91, 1701. Kingston 1702, '4. Speaker 1704. His daughter Meredith the wife of Col. Modyford Freeman, died S.T. 1697; aged 20 years. Col. Stanton married Prescilla Houghton, the widow of Cary Helyar 1675. He died S.T. 1705; aged 65 years. The widow died S.T. 1709; aged 56 years.
Lieut. H.M.S. Sphinx. Nephew of the Earl of Westmorland. Brother of Sir Thomas Stapleton Baronet. Died in attempting to fire off a cannon in the Fort at Port Morant, 1754. Interred P.R.C.; aged 28 years.
Coll. Cons. St. David 1773.
Messenger Assembly 1686.
Merchant Kingston 1728. M A. St. David 1731, '32, '36.
M A. Westmoreland 1704.
Died 1790; aged 69 years, O.B.G.H.W.T. See Lawrence Pedigree (Archer).
STEVENSON, WILLIAM JAMES
Receiver General. Born 1764. Died 1830; aged 66 years.
He was grand father of Sir William Stevenson, Judge Supreme Court, afterwards Governor of Mauritius, Monument erected in K.P.C. by the Merchants of Kingston.
M.A. Portland 1731, '32. St. George 1735. Speaker 1731. Called to the Council 1738.
In 1733 a private act was passed to establish confirm and secure the right and title of John Stewart Esqre. To a house in the town of St. Jago de la Vega, commonly called the Fort House with vertain lands thereto belonging. And in 1736 a private act was passed to confirm the sale of the same place and confirming and securing the title of the present owner under the said sale. Vide "Rainey."
Coll. Cons. Port Royal 1772.
M.A. St. George 1758, Receiver General 1761. M.A. Kingston 1761. Died 1763.
M.A. St. David 1673, St. Thos. East 1721.
Arrived December 1656, with 1,600 men from Nevis and settled near Port Morant.
M.A. St. Catherine 1736. Died 1742.
M.A. Port Royal 1686, '91, '93.
M.A. St. Thos. East 1711.
Registrar Chancery & Clerk Patents 1764.
M.A. Westmoreland 1768, '70. Died 1771.
M.A. St. Thomas, March 1695. Died June 1695.
M.A. St. Elizabeth 1722, Westmoreland 1724. M.C. 1726.
M.A. St. Thos. East 1731.
M.A. Kingston 1755, '56.
Clerk Island Secy. 1728.
Island Physician 1662.
1st Clerk Supreme Court Office 1764.
M.A. Clarendon 1745,'46. Died 1746. Grand son of Col. Thomas Sutton.
SUTTON, JOHN PEETE
M.A. Portland 1752.
SUTTON, Col. THOMAS
M.A. Clarendon 1677, '8, '9, '86, '91, '98, 1701, Vere 1695. Speaker 1691 to 1693, and again in 1698. M.A. Port Royal 1703, '6, St. Ann 1704. He was speaker in 1692, at the time of the Earthquake. Died (Vere Parish Church) 1710; aged 72 years.
He was a gallant soldier and defended Carlisle Bay Breastwork against the French, under Ducasse in 1694.
Merchant. Died K.P.C. 1781.
SWAN, Capt. CHARLES
Commander of The Endeavour under Admiral Morgan in 1668, '70.
SWIGLE, THOMAS NICHOLAS
M.A. Portland 1760, '61.
Captain Rock Fort 1769.
M.A. Port Royal 1671, '4, '5, '7, '8. Assistant Judge Common Pleas Port Royal 1675. M.A. St. Thos. East 1688, 1711, '18, '19, '21. Called to the Council 1721. Died M.B.C. 1729.
SWYMMER, ANTONIUS LANGLEY
Died St. Andrew's P.C. 1740; aged 34 years.
Merchant Kingston 1728.
Attorney at Law. Deputy Reg. Vice Admiralty Court 1774.
SYMONS, Capt. CLEMENT
Commander of "The Fortune Ketch" under Admiral Morgan 1668, '70.
M.A. Vere 1775, '87, '90.
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