James Dawes of Rock Spring I

No Dates


Resident slave-owner in Jamaica. Father-in-law of Charles James Sholto Douglas and although reportedly also father-in-law of the latter's son James Sholto Douglas (q.v.), the father of James Sholto Douglas's wife must have in fact been a second James Dawes of Rockspring. James Dawes's daughter Basilia Dawes had first married Richard Quarrell, who d. c. 1751.

James Dawes was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 681 acres of land in Westmoreland.



'A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples2/1754lead.htm.

Further Information

Married but no further details
Basilia; John; James

Associated Estates (1)

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
1781 [EA] - 1782 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (4)

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