George Cunningham

???? - 1841

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Hon. John Cunningham, Member of Assembly for St James. The awards for St Catherine 565 and St James 555 and 562 are related to each other by virtue of the co-claimants (James, Samuel and George Cunningham); and Trelawny 633 and 635, including Maxfield, tie this George to the Hon. John Cunningham below.

  1. "The parish of St James Montego Bay. 'The Hon John Cunningham Esq., Member of Assembly  Born at Kirknewton, Scotland 1738. He married Elizabeth, relict of Robert Westland, and died in 1812. Erected by his sons James, Samuel and George'. He acquired Maxfield estate of which he had been the attorney for the Hodges family. 'John, eldest son of John and Elizabeth Cunningham ob. 1804' 'Mrs Elizabeth Cunningham ob. 1806' (Archer, 318, 319)".

  2. Will of George Cunningham [late of the island of Jamaica but at present residing at Rodney Place] Clifton, Bristol Gloucestershire proved 27/03/1844. Under the will he confirmed the annuity of £500 p.a. to his wife Ann secured on Maxfield and the enslaved people on it under his marriage settlement, and left her the Maxfield and Greenside estates in trust for their children except for 'my [sic] daughter' Mary, wife of Capt James Edward Gordon Morris of the East India Co., who had already been provided for.


  1. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919), Vol. 2, p. 18.

  2. PROB 11/1994/291.

Further Information


Associated Claims (5)

£93 5S 7D
£1,408 3S 3D
Awardee (Trustee)
£579 18S 7D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£4,590 0S 1D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£3,150 9S 7D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (7)

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
- 1815 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - → Agent
1817 [EA] - → Agent
1815 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
- 1815 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (3)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Rodney Place, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England