William Hayle was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 53 acres of land in St Andrew, 1500 acres in St Thomas-in-the-East, 500 acres in Portland and 880 acres in St George, total 2933 acres. Despite the scale of land-holdings he has not been definitively traced; a William Hayle 'bricklayer' of Kingston appears possibly to have been the same man.
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; 'William Hayle 7.1' http://www.antonymaitland.com/wright01f.htm [accessed 15/09/2020], which using the deed books in Jamaica links Hayle as a seller of land in St Thomas-in-the-East and Portland to John Dunston (q.v.).
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:
1769 [EA] - 1770 [LA] → Lessee
William Hayle of Kingston was shown as the deceased lessee in 1769 and 1770. LBS has inferred him to have been the same man as the landowner recorded in 1754.