William Molesworth

1732 - 1762


Eldest son of Sir John Molesworth 2nd Baronet. Predeceased his father. Spring Garden estate in Jamaica was shown in the ownership of Sir John Molesworth and his son William 1740-1743. William may have been the joint owner, or perhaps managed the property for his father.

Sir John and William Molesworth were listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owners of 3269 acres of land in St Dorothy.


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.

Further Information


Associated Estates (1)

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] - 1754 [LA] → Joint owner

Perhaps instead manager or heir.

Relationships (3)

Nephew → Uncle
Son → Father
Uncle → Nephew