John Halstead or Halsted

???? - 1721


  1. Bought a half share in Bybrook estate in St Thomas-in-the-East from William and John Helyar in 1705. Managed the plantation for the next eight years. The Helyars sold their remaining moiety to William Gibbons for £2,350 in 1713.

  2. Owner of a moity of Mowden Hall at the time of Whitgift Aylmer's death (1720). Probably bought the other moity from Aylmer's daughter Catherine.

  3. John Halsted of St John, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1722. Slave-ownership at probate: 332 of whom 188 were listed as male and 144 as female. 97 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £17406.6 Jamaican currency of which £10046 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £9.25 currency plate.


  1. Richard S. Dunn, Sugar and slaves. The rise of the planter class in the English West Indies, 1624-1713 (New York, 1973) pp. 221-222; [accessed 20/12/2016].

  2. Michael Craton and James Walvin, A Jamaican Plantation. The History of Worthy Park 1670-1970 (W.H. Allen, London and New York, 1970) p. 51; PROB 11/871/1.

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

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
1705 [SY] - 1713 [LA] → Joint owner
1720 [SY] - 1721 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Great-uncle → Great-nephew
Father → Son
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Uncle → Nephew

Inventories (2)