Honorable Samuel Vaughan

1762 - 1827


Biography

Fourth surviving son of Samuel Vaughan (q.v.), born in Jamaica where he spent much of his life. Hon. Samuel Vaughan was a prominent member of island society, serving as Custos of St James, Assistant Judge of the Cornwall Assize Court and member of the House Assembly. After serving as an attorney he purchased Ridgeland estate from James Ricketts in the 1820s, where he subsequently died.

Although he never married he had several children. His youngest son John Thorpe Vaughan died in Falmouth, Jamaica in 1852.

Sources

Obituary of Hon. Samuel Vaughan, The Gentleman's Magazine, Vol.1:1827, p. 478.

Obituary of John T. Vaughan, Freemasons' Quarterly, Vol.1:1852, p. 215.

Vaughan Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society, http://www.masshist.org/collection-guides/view/fa0040.


Further Information

Occupation
Planter and attorney

Associated Estates (13)

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
1799 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Joint owner
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - → Trustee
1826 [EA] - → Not known

Registered enslaved peple on account and under the will of Elizabeth Vernon.

1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Executor
1809 [EA] - → Not known
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Owner
1820 [EA] - → Executor
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Executor
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney

Relationships (6)

Son → Father
Brothers
Brothers
Brothers
Uncle → Nephew
Father → Natural Son