Samuel Bucknor

???? - 1761


Son of William Bucknor (q.v.), from whom he inherited Hopewell estate in Hanover, Jamaica, with his brother Thomas as tenants in common in tail. The estate was subject to a legacy of £1,500 currency to their sister Frances Gent Bucknor (who later married Donald Campbell). William Bucknor's will was written in 1757.

"Samuel Bucknor, in the year 1761, by indentures of conveyance and reconveyance, according to the law of the island, barred all estates tail and remainders, in the real estate and slaves, of which he was seised under his father's will; and afterwards, by his will, dated the 19th November 1761, gave (amongst other legacies) a legacy of £1,000 currency to his sister Frances Gent Bucknor; and he gave the residue of his real and personal estate to his brother Thomas Bucknor; but his will not having been executed so as to pass real estates, the moiety of the Hopewell estate, of which he was seised under this father's will, descended to his brother John Bucknor."

Samuel Bucknor of Hanover, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1766. Slave-ownership at probate: 133 of whom 79 were listed as male and 54 as female. 30 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £8337.5 Jamaican currency of which £6565 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £23.65 currency plate.


Jerome William Knapp, Reports of Cases argued and determined before the committees of His Majesty's Most Honorable Privy Council, appointed to hear appeals and petitions (London, 1831) pp. 179-230, quote on p. 180 (via Googlebooks).

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

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
1757 [SY] - 1761 [EY] → Tenant-in-tail or Remainderman

Relationships (3)

Son → Father

Inventories (1)