Florence Donovan

???? - 1774


Despite the name, apparently male, serving as overseer to the Long family on Lucky Valley until 1773. Florence Donovan of St Ann, planter. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1775. Slave-ownership at probate: 58 of whom 31 were listed as male and 27 as female. 12 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £8069.86 Jamaican currency of which £3235 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £2378.98 currency debts and £0 currency plate.

The will of Florence Donovan of Clarendon, Planter was proved in Jamaica 15/09/1774.


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

LOS 42.

We are grateful to Daniel Livesay for his assistance with this entry.

Further Information


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] - → Previous owner
1770 [EA] - 1773 [LA] → Overseer