David Bernard the elder

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Co-owner of Retreat estate with Joseph Eddy (q.v.): both men appear to have died c. 1768. David Bernard the elder appears to have been connected with the Bernard family of Bristol - his executor was shown as Charles Bernard. In most accounts of that family the first generation in Jamaica is shown only through Charles Bernard (1720-1790), father inter alios of Charles Bernard, David Bernard and William Rhodes Bernard (each of whom q.v.), but the evidence points to at least one generation in Jamaica prior to Charles Bernard (1720-1790), who was possibly the brother of David Bernard the elder.


E.g. 'Descendants of Richard James', http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/j/JamesRichard.htm [accessed 01/03/2017].

Further Information


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
1767 [EA] - 1767 [LA] → Joint owner
1769 [EA] - 1772 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (1)

Business associates