Richard Brissett

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Biography

Resident slave-owner on Jamaica, dead by 1796. Details of his life have been surprisingly elusive given the scale of his slave-ownership and that he was well-connected with elite Jamaican slave-owning families: he was executor to the wills of Neill Malcolm 11th of Poltalloch (d. 1802) and of Sir Simon Clarke bart. (made in 1777 and proved in 1783), and his name was embedded in Simon Taylor's nephew Sir Simon Richard Brissett Taylor.

Richard Brissett was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 300 acres of land in St James.

Richard brissett Esquire contributed £42 to the University of Pennsylvania following Dr John Morgan's fundraising tour of the West Indies in 1772-1773.


Sources

Will of Sir Simon Clarke bart. of Hanover proved 10/05/1783 PROB 11/1103/168.

'A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples2/1754lead.htm.

William Smith, Joseph Hopkinson, and Plunket Fleeson Glentworth, Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Minute Books, Volume 2, 1768-1779 p. 76, entry for 13/12/1773. Note amounts are in Jamaican currency.


Associated Estates (12)

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
1769 [EA] - 1772 [LA] → Trustee
1795 [EA] - → Not known

In possession - still trustee?

1796 [EA] - 1803 [LA] → Previous owner
1786 [EA] - 1787 [LA] → Executor
1786 [EA] - 1790 [LA] → Trustee
1796 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Previous owner
1799 [EA] - → Previous owner
1796 [EA] - 1803 [LA] → Previous owner
1784 [EA] - 1785 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Mortgagee-in-possession of one moiety.

1796 [EA] - 1807 [LA] → Previous owner
1796 [EA] - 1803 [LA] → Previous owner
1796 [EA] - 1804 [LA] → Previous owner

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Benefactor
University of Pennsylvania...... 
notes →
William Smith, Joseph Hopkinson, and Plunket Fleeson Glentworth, Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Minute Books, Volume 2, 1768-1779 p. 76, entry for 13/12/1773. Note amounts are in...

Relationships (4)

Brothers
Notes →
Inferred...
Uncle → Nephew
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Inferred...
Executor → Testator
Executor → Testator