John Bucknor

???? - 1775


Son of William Bucknor (died c. 1757) and brother of Samuel Bucknor (died c. 1761) and Thomas Bucknor (all q.v.).

Inherited a moity of Hopewell estate in Hanover, Jamaica, on Samuel's death; mortgaging it in 1774 (having mortgaged in 1773 the Spring Valley estate) to William White the elder.

Wrote his will 09/01/1775 [and died shortly afterwards], bequeathing to his wife Ann Bucknor (later Parnther) an annuity of £300 currency. Also left legacies to his daughters Mary Lauderdale, Ann Dunn and Elizabeth Witter Bucknor. His sons William Tracy, John Francis, James Joseph and Thomas Samuel Bucknor were residuary legatees, as tenants in common.

John Bucknor of Hanover, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1776. Slave-ownership at probate: 170 of whom 89 were listed as male and 81 as female. 57 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £12796.22 Jamaican currency of which £9493.67 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £152 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.

Further Information

Mary Lauderdale, Ann Dunn, Elizabeth Witter, William Tracy, John Francis, James Joseph, Thomas Samuel

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
1761 [SY] - 1775 [EY] → Joint owner
1775 [EA] - 1776 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (5)

Son → Father
Father → Daughter
Deceased Husband → Widow

Inventories (1)