William Rhodes James II

1734 - 18th Dec 1807


Born 1733 or 1734. William Rhodes James II and his wife, Juliana Wisdom, had at least six children, including William Rhodes James III (q.v., who predeceased William Rhodes James II), Charles Thomas James (1762-1771), Elizabeth Gallimore James (1765-1769), Henry Wisdom James (1759-1795), Juliana Wisdom James (1763/4-1822), and Mary Rhodes James (1758-?). William Rhodes James II was also grandfather to William Rhodes James IV (q.v.).

William Rhodes James II's inventory in 1808 showed assets of £16,286 2s 6d, but his remaining enslaved people were mortgaged to the Wedderburns, and his Fontabelle estate with the enslaved people attached to it had been put up for for sale by the Wedderburns in 1805.

We are grateful to David Barker for his assistance in compiling this entry.


http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/JamesWills&Inv.htm#William [accessed 24/11/2016]; The Royal Gazette 6 April 1805 Supplement p 12 JAMAICA, IN CHANCERY WEDDERBURN vs. JAMES & al., reproduced at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/j/JamesRichard.htm [accessed 24/11/2016].

Associated Estates (4)

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
1766 [EA] - 1766 [LA] → Not known

Mortgagor in 1766, presumably as owner

1787 [EA] - 1799 [LA] → Joint owner
1766 [EA] - 1766 [LA] → Not known

Mortgagor in 1766, presumably as owner

1795 [EA] - 1798 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (9)

Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Notes →
Tentative identification only of Thomas James the owner of Abingdon with the Thomas James known to be son of William Rhodes James I and brother of William Rhodes James II. ...
Grandfather → Grandson
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Grandfather → Grandson
Father-in-law → Son-in-law