Dr James Rowe

???? - 1799


Owner of Aberdeen estate in St Elizabeth, Jamaica. Likely 3rd son of James Rowe of Great Torrington (q.v.), and physician to the Island Estate owned by Joseph Foster Barham (q.v.). Married in 1774 Margaret (1755-81), daughter of Christopher Senior, member of the Jamaica Assembly for Westmoreland. The couple had a daughter Deborah Margaret, baptised in St Elizabeth in 1781. He is referenced in his father's will of 1785 as James Rowe the Younger. He is also mentioned in his elder brother's will, William Rowe (q.v.). By the 1780s he acted as his father's attorney in Jamaica, along with his brother William. He served as magistrate for St Elizabeth's from 1787 to around 1796 before dying in 1799. Aberdeen was inherited in trust by Deborah Margaret.


Much of this material comes from the extensive research carried out by Peter Murray and generously shared with the project. It offers a detailed family history based upon wide ranging archival research.

Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]. See estate evolutions for Aberdeen.

We are grateful to Peter Murray for his assistance in compiling this entry.

Further Information

Margaret Senior (1755-1781)
Deborah Margaret (1778-)
Physician and planter

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
1799 [EA] - 1815 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (4)

Father → Daughter
Son → Father