James Woodcock

???? - 1754


Slave-owner in Jamaica. James Woodcock was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 1148 acres of land in Westmoreland.

  1. Will of James Woodcock [late of the island of Jamaica and formerly] of Hatton Garden [but now residing at French Hay [sic] Gloucestershire] [made in 1750] proved 10/05/1754. He rewrote the original will, which left his estates in Jamaica identified as Delve and Wilderness in Westmoreland in trust for his daughter Dorothy subject to an annuity of £200 p.a. to his wife Margaret, in 1751 after the birth of his son James, to whom he left his estates and enslaved people; and added provision for a third child with whom his wife was then pregnant late in the same year. He identified John Woodcock of Jamaica as his nephew and Nathan Sprigg as his partner.


'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.

  1. PROB 11/808/299

Further Information

Margaret Cowper
Dorothy; James

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
1754 [EA] - 1778 [LA] → Previous owner
1744 [EA] - 1744 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Business partners
Notes →
Nathan Sprigg was identified as his partner in the will of James Woodcock made in 1750 and proved in...
Father → Son

Addresses (2)

Hatton Garden, London, Middlesex, London, England
Frenchay, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England