James Knight

???? - 1747


  1. James Barclay filed Accounts Produce for the estate of James Knight in 1741 and 1742 as one of his attornies. "James Knight Esq. late of the parish of Kingston but now of the Kingdom of Great Britain." Hire of enslaved people, land sale, rental of houses, lands and stores.

  2. Will of James Knight of [the island of Jamaica but now residing at Stoke Newington] [made in 1743] proved 06/05/1747. He left his son-in-law John Williams £2000 on the condition that Williams ratified the marriage settlement with Knight's daughter Sarah; Williams owed him £1600 that was to be offset against the £2000. He left his daughter Ann £6000, charged on his plantation Molynes in Jamaica, as well as what he was owed by Daniel Monro of Jamaica on a second estate, in St Mary Jamaica. He left an annuity of £200 p.a to Mary Willis, the daughter of William Willis late of Jamaica deceased, now residing with him, secured on his two 'penns' in St Andrew [unnamed, but one was almost certainly Whitfield Pen]. Subject to these charges he left his property, including enslaved people, to his son John Knight.

  3. James Knight of Britain, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1751. Slave-ownership at probate: 52 of whom 39 were listed as male and 13 as female. 3 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £44915.84 Jamaican currency of which £1776 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £42581.34 currency debts and £0 currency plate.


  1. Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 p. 189; Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/2 p.29.

  2. PROB 11/754/236.

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

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Estates (3)

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
1740 [EA] - 1741 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1742 [EA] - 1747 [LA] → Owner
1740 [EA] - 1742 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Stoke Newington, London, Middlesex, South-east England, England

Inventories (1)