Charles Drax

???? - 1721


Biography

Son of William Drax (d. 1697). Owner of Drax Hall. Died without issue.

Charles Drax was member of Assembly for St Ann in 1702, St David in 1707, St Mary in 1708, St George in 1710 and St James in 1719.

Charles Drax of St Ann, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1723. Slave-ownership at probate: 307 of whom 167 were listed as male and 140 as female. 120 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £8765.43 Jamaican currency of which £6424 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £0 currency plate.


Sources

Matthew Parker: Drax family tree

W. A. Fuertado, Official and Other Personages of Jamaica from 1655 to 1790 Compiled from Various Sources (1896), transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/bfeurtado02.htm.

Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.


Further Information

Occupation
Plantation owner

Associated Estates (1)

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
1691 [SY] - 1721 [EY] → Owner

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