Peter Breakenridge

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Son of Thomas Breakenridge (q.v.), from whose Philip's Valley estate he received a £50 pa annuity, Peter Breakenridge unsucessfully claimed compensation as executor of his father (Port Royal claim no. 72) and guardian to the children of William Breakenridge (Port Royal claim no. 71.) The compensation in each case was awarded to Charles Harvey as representative of his father's family who were still based in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland. He was awarded compensation for ownership of enslaved persons (presumably in his own name) for Port Royal claim no. 73.

  1. His father was presumably the same Thomas Breakenridge who was christened 25/03/1778 in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland, son of John Breakenridge and his wife Mary Langwill, as this would make him the brother of Isabella and Mary Breakenridge (both q.v.), who were the beneficiaries of his estate, and also the brother of William Breakenridge (q.v.) for whose children his son Peter Breakenridge claims as guardian.

  2. Not to be confused with his uncle, also called Peter Breakenridge, brother of Isabella, William and Mary, son of John Breakenridge and Mary Langwill, who was christened 02/08/1786 in Campbeltown, Argyll and died in infancy.

  3. Assumed to be resident in Jamaica and managing the family holdings as he is listed as proprietor of Philip's Valley between 1826 and 1833. Peter Breakenridge registered 23 enslaved persons in 1833 as guardian of the estate of William Breakenridge.


T71/864 Port Royal claim nos. 71, 72 (Philip's Valley) and 73.

  1. See separate entries for Thomas, Isabella, Mary and William Breakenridge.

  2. Christening of Peter Breakenridge (uncle): General Register Office for Scotland OPR Births 1786 502 020 091 Fr 712. Death of Peter Breakenridge from memorial inscription in Old Kilkerran Cemetary. Petition from Charles Harvey attached to Port Royal claim no. 71 specifically states that the claimant Peter Breakenridge is the son of Thomas.

  3. Jamaica Almanac (1826, 1828, 1831, 1832 and 1833). T71/124 p. 27.

Associated Claims (3)

£571 3s 10d
Beneficiary (Annuitant)
£261 17s 6d
Unsuccessful claimant
£161 4s 6d

Associated Estates (5)

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
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Guardian
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Executor
1820 [EA] - → Previous owner

Not an estate as such. Two people purchased and manumitted between 1817 and 1820.

1823 [EA] - → Attorney

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