Francis Dennis

???? - 1795


Biography

Owner of Pembroke Hall and Prospect Pen in St Mary, Jamaica. Wrote his will 30/05/1792 and died 12/12/1795.

  1. Will of Francis Dennis of [the parish of St Mary Jamaica but now residing at Lower Tooting in Surrey] proved 04/01/1796. Under the will he left £2000 for his natural daughter Mary Dennis with his late housekeeper Hannah Woodroff, and an annuity of £500 p.a. to his wife Mary. He directed that half of the £10,521 0s 2d 'or thereabouts' he had in consols be given to each his two daughters Eliza Jane and Maria Frances at 21 or on marriage. He left several named enslaved people to each of his daughters (to Eliza Jane he left 'Cleopatra and her children Fanny, Amy, Lucy and Ophelia, Countess and her children Dalling and Tamar with their future issue and increase'; to Maria Frances he left 'Susannah, Mulatto Kitty, Pamela, Favourite and Hunter with their future issue and increase'). He left his Jamaica real estate [and the other enslaved people attached to it] to his [unborn] sons, then to his daughters, then to his wife and then to his natural daughter. In a codicil he left an estate at Wouldham Kent and land at Burham Kent he had recently purchased from John Wallace Esq. to his wife Mary.

Sources

http://www.georgianjamaica.org/blog/great-houses-prospect-great-house-st-mary [accessed 29/03/2016].

  1. PROB 11/1270/19

Further Information

Absentee?
Transatlantic
Spouse
Mary Bourke
Children
Eliza Jane, Maria Frances (1785-)

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
- 12/12/1795 [ED] → Owner
- 12/12/1795 [ED] → Owner

Relationships (10)

Husband → Wife
Father → Daughter
Father → Daughter
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Grandfather → Grandson
Grandfather → Grandson
Grandfather → Grand-daughter
Grandfather → Grandson
Grandmother → Grand-daughter

Addresses (1)

Lower Tooting, London, Surrey, London, England