Edward Pennant

1672 - 1736


Biography

Eldest son of Gifford Pennant, a soldier who arrived in Jamaica in 1655, and his wife Elizabeth Aldwinkle.

  1. Edward Pennant of Clarendon, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1736. Slave-ownership at probate: 610 of whom 324 were listed as male and 286 as female. 87 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £41,478.07 Jamaican currency of which £21,755.1 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £374 currency cash, £8,530 currency debts and £804.13 currency plate.

Sources

Burke's History of the Commoners vol. III p. (1836) p. 35.

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

Further Information

Spouse
Elizabeth Moore
Children
Edward, Henry, John, Samuel, Sarah, Elizabeth and others
Will

PROB 11/682/49 - precis.

£200 towards a school in Clarendon with Hon. Henry Dawkins, Thos. Roden, Thomas Fearon, John Pennant and Rev. Edward Reading as trustees. £50 of this to be paid out in books.

To my son Henry £1,000, of which £300 was left to him by his godfather Hon. Henry Lowe.

If my daughter Mrs Sarah Rodon shall survive her husband Thomas Toden then £50 sterling to her for life after the decease of her husband, to be paid out of the produce of my estate.

To Mrs Bathshua Moore £100 at age 21 years.

To Mrs Ann Huckle £50 a year.

To my apprentice James Martin £50 at the expiration of his apprenticeship.

Whereas it hath pleased God that my son Edward is disordered in his senses it is my will and pleasure if it should please God to restore him to his senses again and he should become of sane mind and memory then I give to him one quarter of my estate both real and personal share and share alike with his brothers. But if it should please God not to restore him to his senses then I give him £300 sterling per annum during his indisposition.

All rest and residue of my estate both real and personal to my sons John, Samuel and Henry. They to be executors (with my son Edward if he should be restored to his senses).

To Hon. Henry Dawkins £30 Jamaican currency. He to be executor and trustee.

My son Samuel received of me in Great Britain £3,000 sterling to set him up in business. He to pay £1,000 each to my sons John and Henry before he shall possess any part of my Jamaica estates.

Signed 05/04/1736.

Codicil [no date].

To my son Henry all the furniture of my house at Bullard Savannah (excepting plate). Also my kitchen furniture to Henry.

Proved in London 05/03/1736 by Samuel Pennant the son.


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
1741 [EA] - 1742 [LA] → Previous owner
1714 [SY] - 1736 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (6)

Father → Son
Father → Son
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Grandfather → Grandson