Col Peter Beckford
King William having appointed William Selwyn to be the governor of the island of Jamaica, he died soon after his arrival. The council of the island then elected Peter Beckford, Esq., to act as lieutenant-governor in Mr. Selwyn's room, and he governed the island at King William's death in 1702, and also proclaimed Queen Anne. He was president of the council and commander-in-chief of the army. Besides distinguishing himself against the French, his great opulence gained him a superiority over most of the planters. T. Handasyd, Esq., was sent out from England as lieutenant-governor soon afterwards. Mr. Beckford died suddenly, in a fit of passion, in 1710, and left behind him two sons, Peter, the elder son, Speaker of the House of Assembly for the island, and Thomas. He was twice married. Source: http://beckford.c18.net/wbredding1-1.html
Killed by a gentleman he had offended.
Richard Howard 4th Earl of Effingham
dsp At his death, the Earlom of Effingham became extinct.
Thomas Howard 3rd Earl of Effingham
Governor of Jamaica 1790-1791. dsp
Chief Justice of Jamaica.
Lady Albinia Bertie
Had two daughters and one son.