John Perry

???? - 1809


Resident slave-owner in Jamaica: almost certainly the same man as the John Perry who operated as a slave-factor in Montego Bay between c. 1787 and c. 1793. Christer Petley shows that he had worked as a merchant with John Cunningham and 'lived in a grand peri-urban dwelling near to Montego Bay. His Hopewell property consisted of a "dwelling house with offices and lands" and lay some 40 miles away from a sugar plantation in a neighbouring parish.'

  1. Will of the Honourable John Perry of St James Jamaica proved 03/08/1810. In the will he said that he had recently made provision to his son William Perry jun. of 'the very best of my property say funds in England.' He left the Abingdon estate, and a mortgage granted by William Gordon on Paisley and Windsor Lodge for £9610 7s 2d, in trust [his trustees included his brother William Perry sen. 'late of Bristol', given as of Montego Bay merchant] to be sold by his Jamaica executors, and the proceeds moved to his English executors, to pay one-third to his wife Ann Perry and two-thirds in trust for his daughters Ann jun. and Mary Perry.


David Richardson, Bristol, Africa and the 18th century slave-trade to America pp. 109, 117, 178, 203; Christer Petley, 'Plantations and homes: the material culture of the early nineteenth century Jamaican elite', Slavery & Abolition 35:3 (September 2104) pp. 437-457.

  1. PROB 11/1514/51.

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
1799 [EA] - 1810 [LA] → Owner
1811 [EA] - → Previous owner
1804 [EA] - 1809 [LA] → Receiver
1809 [EA] - → Not known
1787 [EA] - 1790 [LA] → Joint owner
1791 [EA] - 1808 [LA] → Attorney
1809 [EA] - → Not known

Probably owner.