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William Ewbank (d. 1800). Plantation Owner in 18th C. Jamaica.

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William Ewbank (d. 1800). Plantation Owner in 18th C. Jamaica.

Posted: 20 Oct 2002 8:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Mar 2006 4:42PM GMT
Surnames: Ewbank
I am interested in any further information on William Ewbank, Esq. who died in St. Ann parish, Jamaica, in March, 1800. He was a wealthy Planter and owned two coffee plantations, Albion and Bradfield Pen, in the St. Ann highlands, and also hundreds of slaves. His wife, Ann, died in Kingston, Jamaica in July, 1798. They had three daughters. The eldest daughter married Col. Charles Steer of Trafalgar plantation, St. Ann. The other two daughters, Ann and Elizabeth Ewbank, married two brothers, Col. Thomas Ashmeade of Charlton Kings plantation and Dr. Henry Ashmeade of Tydenham plantation
in 1793 and 1801 respectively. I am a direct descendant of Col. Thomas Ashmeade and Ann Ewbank. Most of the Records for St. Ann prior to 1763 were destroyed and it has been difficut to find out information on William Ewbank, but we
believe he came to Jamaica from either Durham or Yorkshire
in England and that his family belonged to the Landed Gentry
since he displayed the Ewbank family crest on his silver. I would appreciate any information on the family.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
plantocracy 21 Oct 2002 2:29AM GMT 
Edward Ewbank 9 Jan 2004 10:14AM GMT 
ewbankgm 31 May 2004 2:04PM GMT 
stair_s 19 Jul 2014 7:50PM GMT 
stair_s 19 Jul 2014 7:46PM GMT 
William Highley 20 Mar 2004 1:58PM GMT 
plantocracy 20 Mar 2004 5:27PM GMT 
stair_s 26 Oct 2012 7:28PM GMT 
stair_s 19 Jul 2014 7:43PM GMT 
ewbankgm 31 May 2004 2:01PM GMT 
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