Josiah Heathcote

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Father of George Heathcote MP for Hindon, Southwark and London 1727-1747, and almost certainly the same man as that given by Dunn as Joshua Heathcote merchant in Port Royal, in partnership with George Heathcote, and as managing Bybrook in St Thomas-in-the-East from 1691 to 1698.

  1. Will of Josiah Heathcote merchant London proved 05/12/1706. In the will he identified his [surviving?] brothers as Gilbert, John, William, Samuel and Caleb, and his minor son and heir as George (born he said in St Andrew Jamaica in 1700). He made bequests of £200 to the poor of Chesterfield and £30 to the poor of Kingston Jamaica. He made provision for legacies of £500 with a further £500 contingent on the death of his wife Catherine to Ann Barrett, identified as daughter of Thomas Barrett of Jamaica and in fact his step-daughter.


Richard S. Dunn, Sugar and slaves. The rise of the planter class in the English West Indies, 1624-1713 (New York, 1973) pp. 220-221.

  1. PROB 11/491/321

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1691 [SY] - 1698 [EY] → Manager

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Josiah Heathcote has been inferred by LBS to be the same man as the Joshua Heathcote shown by Richard Dunn as partner with George Heathcote in...