Owner of 159 acres and 52 enslaved people in St Andrew, Jamaica, in 1753.
Peter Furnell was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 325 acres of land in St Andrew.
Peter Furnell of Kingston, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1769. Slave-ownership at probate: 108 of whom 52 were listed as male and 56 as female. 22 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £16772.41 Jamaican currency of which £5684.5 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £9902.39 currency debts and £343.83 currency plate.
CO137/28 pp. 169-175 transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1753Andrew.htm.
'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.
Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.
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:
1755 [EA] - 1768 [LA] → Not known
Possibly simply attorney but appears likely also a creditor.
1753 [EA] - → Owner