Francis Ford of Lears

1717 - 1772


Born 24 February 1717-1718. Member of the Barbados Council, 1767. Died at Portman Street, London c. August 1772. Father of Sir Francis Ford 1st Bart. (q.v.).

  1. Will of Francis Ford of St Michael Barbados proved in London 04/09/1773. He left each of his daughters Martha, Ann and Elizabeth £10,000 each at 18. He left his estate to his son Francis, but if Francis died before 21, the estates were to be divided as follows: to Martha, the plantations called Bentley's, the Ridge and the Below Rock; to Ann, Lear's and the Bay (which he had contracted to sell to Alexander Sandiford for £13,500, which she was to receive in lieu should Bay be sold); to Elizabeth, Carrington and Pickering's. Of these estates, Below Rock has not yet been traced while Carrington appears to refer to a different estate to Carringtons, which was held by the Carrington and Parris families.


  1. PROB 11/991/24

Further Information

Elizabeth Osborne (nee Hothersall)

Associated Estates (6)

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
- 1772 [LA] → Owner

Owned by Francis Ford of Lear's, but leased to Alexander Sandiford since 1771, with Sandiford having the option to buy for £13,500.

1758 [EA] - 1772 [LA] → Owner
1758 [EA] - → Owner

This estate is not mentioned in the will of Francis Ford, unless under another name

- 1772 [LA] → Owner
- 1772 [LA] → Owner

Bequeathed to his son [Sir] Francis Ford I under the will of Francis Ford made in 1772 and proved in 1773.

- 1772 [LA] → Owner

Bequeathed under his will of 1772 proved 1773.

Relationships (3)

Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Other relatives
Notes →
Francis Ford married Elizabeth, the widow of Samuel Osborne of St...

Addresses (1)

Portman Street, London, Middlesex, London, England