Nathaniel Beckford

???? - 1810


Biography

Slave-owner in Jamaica, absentee. Nugent sought the removal of Nathaniel Beckford as a Member of the Council in 1804, citing his absence from duty for 7 or 8 years. Beckford reportedly returned the following year and was President of the Council in 1806. Natural son of Alderman William Beckford.

  1. The Chancery case of Susannah Hyde Beckford v Kemble and others in 1822 covered the 1763 marriage settlement and subsequent mortgage (to Richard Beckford and Rice James) by Nathaniel and Elizabeth Beckford of estates in Jamaica. The estates were unnamed but from other evidence included Spring Garden and Oxford, both in St Thomas-in-the-East.

Sources

Lady Nugent's Journal p. xxv.

  1. Reports of Cases Decided in the High Court of Chancery by Sir John Leach Vol. I 1822 1823 1824 (London, 1824) pp. 7-16. The account in this volume gives the date of the marriage settlement as 1768, whereas the Accounts Produce show the change from Elizabeth Carroll to Elizabeth Beckford in 1763.

Further Information

Absentee?
Transatlantic
Spouse
Elizabeth Carroll

Associated Estates (9)

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
1787 [EA] - → Attorney
1786 [EA] - → Attorney
1764 [EA] - 1769 [LA] → Joint owner
1770 [EA] - 1810 [EY] → Owner
1815 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner
1764 [EA] - 1769 [LA] → Joint owner
1770 [EA] - 1801 [LA] → Owner
1810 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Owner
1815 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (4)

Husband → Wife
Natural Son → Father
Brothers
Grandson → Grandmother