William Ridgard

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Claimant or beneficiary


One of the 'Commissioners of Munro and Dickensons Charity' awarded the compensation for Knockpatrick in Manchester and Grosmond Pen in St Elizabeth, both in Jamaica, and almost certainly the same man as the William Ridgard who as co-trustee for the Forster famly was awarded the compensation with others for the Bogue estate in St Elizabeth.

  1. Will of William Ridgard [formerly of Gainsbro County of Lincoln] Saint Elizabeth Jamaica proved 09/03/1844. He left his estate named Gainsbro formerly Launcewood to his eight children with Mary Morais, as well as his bookcase and his books for their use and instruction. He left his sister Elizabeth Ridgard £80 and another sister Ann Massie and nieces and nepehews several legacies of £25-35. His executors were his nephew Joseph Massie of Barnsley County of York, Samuel Ridgard Massie and George Daly of St Elizabeth. In a note he explained that he and Duncan Robertson had been joint attorneys for so long that their concerns might clash, and therefore he though it better not to make Robertson an executor. In a final note, he said: 'I should wish some of my little family trifles to be sent home to my relatives as a remembrance.'


T71/860 Manchester no. 95; T71/870 St Elizabeth no.2; T71/870 St Elizabeth nos. 348A & B.

  1. PROB 11/1995; B. W. Higman, Plantation Jamaica 1750-1850: capital and control in a colonial economy (Mona, Jamaica, University of West Indies Press, 2005), p. 77.

Associated Claims (6)

£2,050 13s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant (Mortgagee)
£5,509 17s 11d
Awardee (Trustee)
£1,322 19s 0d
Awardee (Tenant-in-tail or Remainderman)
£7,467 15s 2d
£92 12s 10d
£2,752 15s 4d
Awardee (Receiver)

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
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Receiver
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney