Hon. Philip Redwood

1750 - 1810


Biography

  1. Owner of Philipsburgh estate in St Thomas-in-the-Vale, Jamaica.

  2. Philip Redwood, son of Stephen Richard Redwood and his wife Ann of East Street, was baptised at St George the Martyr, Queen Square, Camden, 25/04/1750. Speaker of the Jamaican House of Assembly in 1803 and Member of Assembly for St Catherine. Later Chief Justice.

  3. Philip Redwood, Esquire, of York Place, Portman Square, late chief justice of the island of Jamaica, and Speaker of the Hon. House of Assembly, died in London in 1810, age 60.

  4. Monumental inscription in the Cathedral in Spanish Town: "To the memory of Stephen Richard Redwood Esquire who was born in Spanish Town on the 1st of December 1726 and died on the 8th of December 1781, and was, for many years, one of the representatives in assembly for St Thomas in the Vale. Also, to the memory of his son the Honorable Philip Redwood, barrister at law, who was a representative for St Catherine upwards of twenty five years, was chosen Speaker of the Assembly in 1802, appointed Chief Justice of this island in 1808, and died on the 9th of February 1810 in London in his 60th year."

  5. Philip Redwood left 250 enslaved people and a personal estate of about £30,000, according to his probate inventory.

Sources

  1. Jamaica Almanac (1808).

  2. Frank Cundall, Historic Jamaica: with fifty-two illustrations (Jamaica, 1915) p. 123.

  3. Gentleman's Magazine vol. 107 p. 287 (March 1810).

  4. James Henry Lawrence-Archer, Monumental inscriptions of the British West Indies from the earliest date (London, 1875) p. 66.

  5. Christer Petley (2014) 'Plantations and Homes: The Material Culture of the Early Nineteenth-Century Jamaican Elite', Slavery & Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies, 35:3, 437-457, at p. 440

We are grateful to Anthea M Eccles-Koprululer for her assistance with compiling this entry.


Further Information

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Occupation
Lawyer

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] - → Owner
1809 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Previous owner
1799 [EA] - → Owner
- 1810 [EY] → Owner
1811 [EA] - → Previous owner
1799 [EA] - → Owner
1815 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (1)

Brother-in-laws

Addresses (1)

York Place, London, Middlesex, London, England