William Duncan of Blackheath

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Shown in 1815 as a 'free person', implying that he was a free man of colour. Deceased by 1823.

  1. On 26/1/1810 William Duncan, a "free quadroon", reputed son of Patrick Duncan, planter, of St Ann, deceased, by Sarah Gray, a free mulatto woman, was granted the same rights as privileges as if English-born. Presumably he had been born after 1783 when his mother, aunt, brothers and sister were granted the same rights.

  2. William Duncan married Elizabeth Ford Smith in 1812 in St Catherine. Two children baptised in St Catherine: Elfrida (1814) and Patrick (1819).


  1. Acts of Jamaican Assembly 1760-1810, compilation of extracts at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/acts2.htm referencing CO/139/1,139.

  2. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Elizabeth Ford Smith
Elfrida (1814-), Patrick (1819-)

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
1815 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Natural Son → Father
Husband → Wife
Father → Daughter
Father → Son
Father-in-law → Son-in-law