David Morrice

5th Jan 1776 - 1826

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Resident planter in Jamaica (where he died in 1826), brother of William Morrice (q.v.). Duncan Robertson and William Ridgard, identified as trustees of David Morrice in one award but more accurately as his executors in another, counterclaimed for the compensation under two claims in western Jamaica by virtue of David Morrice's posthumous status as judgement creditor, in one case successfully, in the other apparently not.

  1. David MORRICE, Esq., son of the Rev. William MORRICE of Kincardine Oneil, Aberdeenshire, d. at Elim in the Parish of St Elizabeth, 7 Sept. 1826 aged 53 years, 33 of which he resided in this parish [Black River Parish Church]. The Fastie Ecclesiae entry for Rev. William Morrice gives David's date of birth as 05/01/1776 and states he died in Jamaica in 1826. David's mother was Helen, daughter of James Paterson, minister of Coull. The entry gives two more children with Jamaican links: Robert, planter in Jamaica, born 05/10/1776) and James, "went to Jamaica", born 14/10/1769 anddied 19/01/1816. The same entry gives William junior's date of birth as 20/07/1778 but with no mention of Jamaica.

  2. The children of David Morrice of Jamaica (d. 1826) included two early settlers in Australia, John Morrice (NSW Legislative Assembly member for Camden 1860-1872), who named his half of an estate at Marulan Eling after the Hampshire estate of his uncle Walter, and William Morrice, who named his half of the same estate Comfort Hill after Comfort in Jamaica.

Sources

T71/860 Manchester no. 266; T71/874 Trelawney no. 704.

  1. Philip Wright, Monumental Inscriptions of Jamaica, p. 170. Hew Scott, Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (Edinburgh, 1926) vol. VI pp. 101-102.

  2. http://www.marulan.com/documents/24.html

We are grateful to Neil Barrow and Elizabeth Draper for their help with compiling this entry.


Further Information

Occupation
Planter and attorney

Associated Claims (2)

£827 12S 7D
Beneficiary deceased (Judgement creditor)
£1,167 17S 9D
Beneficiary unsuccessful (Judgement creditor)

Associated Estates (19)

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
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Agent
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1826 [EY] → Owner
1829 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Previous owner
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - → Agent
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Agent
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Agent
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Agent
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Agent
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - → Agent
1823 [EA] - → Attorney

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

Other
Australia 
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The children of David Morrice of Jamaica (d. 1826) included two early settlers in Australia, John Morrice (NSW Legislative Assembly member for Camden 1860-1872), who named his half of an estate at...

Relationships (1)

Brothers

Addresses (1)

Kincardine O'Neil, Aberdeenshire, North-east Scotland, Scotland