Member of Assembly for St Thomas-in-the-East, Jamaica, 1736. "In 1761 a private act was passed to entitle his reputed children by Jane Harris to the same rights with English subjects."
John Elletson of St Thomas-in-the-East, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1746. Slave-ownership at probate: 101 of whom 55 were listed as male and 46 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £6764.41 Jamaican currency of which £4426.25 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £136.06 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £0 currency plate.
John Elletson was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 300 acres of land in St David and 959 acres of land in St Thomas-in-the-East, total 1259 acres. For Stoney Gut in St Thomas-in-the-East, John Elletson was shown as the deceased owner in 1753, raising the possibility that there were two separate men of the same name active at the same time in Jamaica.
Fuertado's Personages transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/b/bfeurtado02.htm.
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
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:
1753 [EA] - 1753 [LA] → Previous owner