William Tyndall

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Slave factor in Jamaica. Co-owner of Roaring River with his partner Richard Assheton, dead by 1740. He was probably the brother of Onesiphorus Tyndall, the Bristol merchant and dry salter with two recorded slave-voyages in 1748 and 1750 [and possibly a third, in 1730, although this might have been the father of William and Onesiphorus] whose will was proved in 1757.

Tyndall and Ashton were listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owners of 1845 acres of land in St Ann.

William Tyndall of Kingston, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1739. Slave-ownership at probate: 20 of whom 12 were listed as male and 8 as female. 2 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £12268.56 Jamaican currency of which £669 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £9946.72 currency debts and £5.63 currency plate.


D. Richardson (ed.) Bristol, Africa and the Eighteenth Century Slave Trade to America Vol. 1 pp. 178 and 184.

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.

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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:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1740 [EA] - 1743 [LA] → Previous owner

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