John Palmer the younger

1741 - 11th Sep 1818


Owner of the Acton estate in Jamaica and probably the John Palmer jun. who signed the 1783 address to George III from the planters of the West India islands residing in Great Britain and the merchants trading to those islands.

  1. Son of John Palmer the elder and his first wife (who had died by 1767). Along with his brother James Palmer he inherited Rose Hall and Palmyra on the death of his father in 1797. The death of "James Palmer, esq, of Bristol, many years a resident on the island of Jamaica" was reported in the Bath Chronicle of 17/06/1806; he died childless. John Palmer [the younger] died at Paragon Buildings on 11/09/1818, aged 77, described as "of the island of Jamaica" in the notice of his death in the Bath Chronicle, 17/09/1818. Rose Hall and Palmyra were inherited by a distant cousin John Rose Palmer.

  2. Will of John Palmer of Bath, Somerset proved 20/10/1818. He left to 'his esteemed friend' Elizabeth White spinster of Bristol his interest in his dwelling-house in Paragon Buildings in Bath; he left the remainder of his estate including Acton and the enslaved people on it in trust to Ralph Mountague formerly of Jamaica but then of the City of Bristol and Ralph Mountague of the same City to pay Elizabeth White an annuity of £400 p.a., and then for the benefit of the children of Ralph Mountague the son and his wife Rebecca James. In 1827 administration of the will was granted to Mary Mountague, daughter of Rebecca James and the deceased Ralph Mountague jun.


London Gazette 12422 11/03/1783 p. 2.

  1. Frederick J. DuQuesnay, 'Rose Hall Great House',; Bath Chronicle, 17/06/1806 and 17/09/1818.

  2. PROB 11/1609/272.

Further Information


Associated Estates (5)

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
1809 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner
1819 [EA] - 1835 [LA] → Previous owner
1795 [EA] - 1796 [LA] → Joint owner
1797 [SY] - 1806 [EY] → Joint owner
1806 [SY] - 1818 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Testator → Legatee
Testator → Trustee
Notes →
Mary Mountague took on the administration of the trust will of John Palmer in 1827 after the deaths of her father and...
Son → Father
Executor → Testator

Addresses (1)

Paragon Buildings, Bath, Somerset, South-west England, England