2. GRETTON, Jane Elizabeth
1. ESTWICKE, Ann
FORTE, Samuel Jr. 1 2 3 4
- Born: 1685
- Marriage (1): ESTWICKE, Ann before 1703
- Marriage (2): GRETTON, Jane Elizabeth on Jun 23, 1721
- Died: 1728, , St. Johns Parish, , Barbados at age 43
As a Lt. Col., Samuell Forte was a representative to the House of Assembly for St. Johns Parish from the years 1712,1715-1719, 1721 and 1723-27. He was elected in the place of John Rouse Aug. 19, 1712. (F-193, F-748) As well as Lieutenant Colonel he had also been Justice of the Peace of the St. John's Regiment of the Militia.
He was married twice. He and his wife Ann Forte are listed with their children in the 1715 Census Records of St. John's Parish, in Barbados. (F-159) They had two more children, Enoch and Tomazine after this census.
The following Barbados Deeds give detail about Samuel Forte Jr., his eldest daughter Elizabeth and his father Samuel Forte, Sr. and mother-in-law, Elizabeth Forte. V. 30, p. 138: Samuel Forte (Sr.) of St. Johns deeds to granddaughter Elizabeth Forte, Daughter of Samuel Forte Jr. of St. Johns Parish, with love and affection, 1 negro woman, Catriante, and 1 negro boy, Johnny. V. 30, pg. 139-140: 28 December 1714, Elizabeth Forte, Sr. gave Elizabeth Forte Jr. 1 negro girl, Martillah and 15 pounds sterling. V. 30, p. 139 a deed made 15 July 1717 between Col. Samuel Forte of St. Johns and Mrs. Elizabeth Forte of same gave Elizabeth 20 pounds sterling and 1 negro girl named Bella. V. 30, p. 138: 6 July 1720, Samuel Forte, Son of the within named Sam. Forte and father of Elizabeth Forte gave d. Elizabeth 1 woman slave, Catherine, Johnny and 1 girl, Jonny. V. 30, p. 140: 13 Aug. 1720, Ralph Weekes, guardian of Enoch Gritton (Under age 21) (because of marriage of Enoch G. & Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Samuel Forte), was pd. 1500 pounds in the parish of St. Phillips. V. 30, p. 179: 9 Sept. 1720, Samuel Forte of St. Johns deeded to Ralph Weekes of St. Phillips 10 acres in St. George bordering land of Col. William Lesly, Benjamin Battign, Richard Sutton DeSouth Carolina. for 200 pounds of Goods paid by Ralph Weeks. V. 30, p. 149: 14 Sept. 1720, Samuel Forte, St. Johns, deeded to William Lesly, St. Johns, 10 acres in St. George bound by Benjamin Batlyn, Mrs. Elis. Burks and said Forte. (F-254)
His sons are in or conspicuously not in the following records: Son Samuel--Left a will probated in 1745. He did not mention a wife or children. He did mention his brother Christopher's children: Samuel, William, Christopher, and Elizabeth and his brother Richard, brother Rich, brother-in-law, Samuel Leslie and nephew James Eastmand. (This means that two of his sisters were married to a Samuel Leslie and an Eastmand.) (F-194c) Son Richard-- No will has been located for him. No sign of children or a wife are in the church records for Barbados. Son Christopher--No will has been located for him. His children are mentioned in his brother Samuel Forte's will as Samuel, (William), Christopher and (Elizabeth). His children and wife are not mentioned in Barbados church records. Son Thomas--No information has been located about this son and his possible offspring. Son Enoch-- Was a Doctor in St. Philips Parish, Barbados. He did not declare any sons in his will. Children were Jane, Elizabeth, Mary Austin, and Rebecca all under age 21, when he died in 1771/2.
Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1715, , St. Johns Parish, , Barbados.
• Will, Jan 14, 1727/28.
• Probate, Feb 11, 1728/29, , St. Johns Parish, , Barbados.
Samuel married Ann ESTWICKE, daughter of Richard ESTWICK and Joan WALKER, before 1703. (Ann ESTWICKE was born before Apr 8, 1680 in St. Johns Parish, , Barbados and died in 1720.)
Samuel next married Jane Elizabeth GRETTON, daughter of Esq. Enoch GRETTON and Jane AUSTIN, on Jun 23, 1721.