Major slave-owner in St Andrew, Jamaica. Deceased by 1777.
Mathias Philip of St Andrew, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1777. Slave-ownership at probate: 271 of whom 157 were listed as male and 114 as female. 81 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £40,380.98 Jamaican currency of which £9,430.37 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £111.56 currency cash, £25,961.16 currency debts and £237.51 currency plate.
Matthias Philp was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 1719 acres of land in St Andrew and 319 acres of land in Clarendon, total 2038 acres. Philp and Perrin were listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owners of 1190 acres of land in Westmoreland.
Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.
'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.
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1741 [EA] - → Not known
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