Henry Smallwood senior

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Owner of Bromley in St Ann, Jamaica. Deceased by 1803. Apparently from a long-standing resident family: Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Long the Speaker of the Jamaican House of Assembly (d. 1683), had married a Henry Smallwood of Jamaica in the early 18thC.

  1. Elizabeth Ann Smallwood, daughter of Mary Ryan, a "free quadroon woman", by Henry Smallwood junior [sic], was baptised in St Andrew 02/01/1781.

  2. Ellen and Mary Smallwood, "quadroon" children, daughters of Henry Smallwood, esq, of Bromley Pen, St Ann, were baptised 01/09/1791 in St Mary.

  3. Henry Smallwood senior and junior owned 37 enslaved people and 135 stock in St Ann in 1792.

  4. Henry Smallwood, esq, of St.Ann’s parish, bachelor, and Catherine Baillie of the same, spinster, were married 6/9/1793. They had three children: Henry Campbell (baptised 05/01/1795); Rosa Ann (born 12/05/1796 and baptised 20/09/1796); Susanna Henry (born 11/08/1799). The first two were baptised in St Ann, parents were "of Bromley Pen"; the third in Trelawny, parents "of St Ann".


  1. Familysearch.org, Jamaican parish registers, St Andrew, Births and Baptisms, 1664-1807 p. 98.

  2. Familysearch.org, Jamaican parish registers, St Mary, Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1752-1841 p. 23.

  3. 'A List of slaves and stock in the parish of St Ann taken the 28th March 1792 pursuant to order of the Honourable House of Assembly... transcribed from papers presented to the British Museum by Charles E. Long ref. Add. 12435' transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/mstann1792.htm.

  4. Familysearch.org, Jamaican parish registers, St Mary, Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1752-1841 pp. 111, 27, 29; Familysearch.org, Jamaican parish registers, Trelawny, Births and Baptisms, 1771-1839 p. 56.

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

Further Information

Catherine Baillie
3 by Catherine Baillie; 3 reputed

Associated Estates (2)

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
1803 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Previous owner
1792 [EA] - → Owner

Possibly joint owner with Henry junior.