Edward Foord of Jamaica

???? - 13th Mar 1777


Biography

Merchant of Kingston, partner with Samuel Delpratt I (q.v.) and Richard Clark. Reportedly died in 1777 leaving an estate worth £147,294 sterling, mostly in debts owed to him.

  1. Edward Ford [sic] contributed £25 to the University of Pennsylvania following Dr John Morgan's fundraising tour of the West Indies in 1772-1773.

  2. The will of Edward Foord is summarised in Caribbeana Vol. III. He left £4000 to Samuel Delpratt and then £1000 to Delpratt's wife (Foord's sister) Martha with the other £3000 in trust for her life and then the principal to be willed by her. He left £3000 each to his sisters Elizabeth Howe [in fact How] and Mary Foord, and made lesser provision for a natural family in Jamaica. His residuary heir was Samuel Delpratt [I].

  3. Edward Foord of Kingston, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1777. Slave-ownership at probate: 69 of whom 51 were listed as male and 18 as female. 11 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £206210.76 Jamaican currency of which £3943.32 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £78.92 currency cash, £199749.97 currency debts and £222.43 currency plate.


Sources

  1. William Smith, Joseph Hopkinson, and Plunket Fleeson Glentworth, Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Minute Books, Volume 2, 1768-1779 p. 73, entry for 13/12/1773. Note amounts are in Jamaican currency.

  2. Trevor Burnard, Planters, Merchants and Slaves pp. 200-201.

  3. Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.


Associated Estates (2)

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
1774 [EA] - 1774 [LA] → Not known

In possession of Edward Foord, presumably as mortgagee.

1775 [EA] - 1775 [LA] → Attorney

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Benefactor
University of Pennsylvania...... 
notes →
William Smith, Joseph Hopkinson, and Plunket Fleeson Glentworth, Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Minute Books, Volume 2, 1768-1779 p. 73, entry for 13/12/1773. Note amounts are in...

Relationships (3)

Business partners
Notes →
Also probably brothers-in-law. Samuel Delpratt I's wife was Martha nee...
Uncle → Nephew
Trustee → Testator

Inventories (1)