John Basnett

???? - 1745


The estate of John Basnett was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 890 acres of land in St Mary.

John Basnett of St Mary, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1746. Slave-ownership at probate: 111 of whom 63 were listed as male and 48 as female. 20 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £7885.71 Jamaican currency of which £4335 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £26.44 currency debts and £6.6 currency plate.

No PCC will has been found for John Basnett. He is probably the younger son of Richard Basnett and his wife Rachel, and the brother of Richard Basnett the younger (all q.v.), mentioned in the will of his father.

The will of John Basnet was proved in Jamaica in 1745.


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

PROB 11/725/455.

Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) vol. 2 p. 116.

Relationships (8)

Son → Mother
Son → Father
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
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Grandson → Grandfather
Nephew → Uncle

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