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Leonard Claiborne
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Birth: 1649
Death: 1694, Jamaica

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=70725&strquery=claiborne
1692
Nov. 28.2,644. Minutes of Council of Jamaica. Colonel Leonard Claiborne confessed to disobedience of orders to Captain Bernart Andreis, his superior officer. Order for a General Court Martial on the 1st of December. Order for delivery of the sloop Neptune to her owners; for despatch of French prisoners to Hispaniola; for provision of wine, water-jars, beer, flour, cheese, chocolate and sugar loaves for the King's House, and for building a room in Fort Charles. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 77. pp. 226, 227.]

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=70726&strquery=claiborne
Dec. 3.Order for prosecution of Colonels Leonard Claiborne and Christopher Senior, and Captain Michael Holdsworth, at next General Court. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 77. pp. 227, 228.]

From: 'America and West Indies: December 1692', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Volume 13: 1689-1692 (1901), pp. 743-753. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=70726&strquery=claiborne Date accessed: 11 October 2009.

Virginia Historical Magazine pg 316
Leonard Claiborne had a grant of 3000 acres on the Mattopony, April 1, 1672 granted;

Tyler's quarterly historical and genealogical magazine, Volume 1 By Lyon Gardiner Tyler
Claiborne. There is at Spanistown, Jamaica a power of attorney from Thomas Claiborne (second son of Secretary William Claiborne) to his brother, Leonard Claiborne.

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tmetrvlr/bio14.html
4. Leonord, who settled in Jamaica, W.I., and died there in 1694. He married Martha ---, and left two daughters (a) Katherine, who died in 1715, aged 34 years, wife of Hon. John Campbell, of Inverary, Argyleshire (of the family of Auchenbrack), and (b) Elizabeth. Mr. Leonard Claiborne had a grant of 3,000 acres on the Mattopony, April 1st, 1672 granted;

A history of Bristol Parish, Va: with genealogies of families connected ... By Philip Slaughter
Grants of land to the extent of more than 24,000 acres are of record in Virginia Land Office in the name of Col Claiborne. His family seat was "Romancock", situated in King William County, fourteen miles below the Court House and five miles above West Point. Here is the tomb of Lt Col Thomas Claiborne, and at "Sweet Hall", another seat a few miles above, are those of Capt Thomas, Jr, and his son, Thomas Claiborne, and of Mrs Martha, wife of Leonard Claiborne. (NOT THIS LEONARD)

http://genforum.genealogy.com/claiborne/messages/815.html
In G.M.Claiborne's "Claiborne Pedigree"lists #4 Leonard Claiborne' He settled in Jamica, W.I., and died there in 1694. He left two daughters, (a) Katherina, who died in 1715, aged 34years, wife of Hon. John Campbell of Inverary, Argyleshire (of the family of Auchenbrack; and (b) Elizabeth. Leonard had a grant of 3,000 acres on the Mattony, April first, 1672.
George M. had nothing else on Leonard.
I recall a Virginia document stating Leonard and his brother Thomas having a mutual power of attorney for each other. Thomas to act for Leonard in Virginia and Leonard for Thomas in the West Indies.
Harold Claiborne
http://genforum.genealogy.com/claiborne/messages/928.html
Re: Col Leonard Claiborne/family
This is everything I have for Leonard Claiborne. I am descended from William Jr and Jane Claiborne (Brereton), so I haven't looked specifically for information for their brother Leonard.

1692

Leonard Claiborne got into some sort of trouble in Jamaica. I've never discovered how the court martial was decided, but there must be a record of the proceedings somewhere. I also have never found any additional information for the "Nathaniel Grubing" mentioned in the text below as a pirate. From these records, we can at least see that Leonard Claiborne was chasing pirates in 1692 and probably disagreed with his commanding officer about pirate chasing technique.

The notes below are from:
Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies (1901)
www.british-history.ac.uk

March 2. 2,103. Minutes of Council of Jamaica. Report that a small French vessel, Nathaniel Grubing, master, had lately landed men and plundered Spanish river. Two sloop masters having volunteered to give pursuit of the vessel, ordered that if they capture her they shall have her for sole prize, and 100 besides. Commissions to be issued to the two sloop-masters, and ammunition also. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 77. pp. 146, 147.]

April 16. The Council meets in Port Royal. Some French prisoners report that Nathaniel Grubing is on his way to make another raid on Jamaica. To guard against him, the councilors decide to hire the sloop Pembroke, captained by the lieutenant of HMS Guernsey (stationed in Port Royal), and manned by 60 men from the Guernsey and ten more impressed specifically for the purpose. The Pembroke will then cruise around the island along with the sloop Greyhound to prevent any attacks.

Sept. 19. 2,492. Minutes of Council of Jamaica. Order appointing Captain Bernart Andreis to command any sloop or sloops employed against Nathaniel Grubing. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 77. pp. 216, 217.]

Nov. 28. 2,644. Minutes of Council of Jamaica. Colonel Leonard Claiborne confessed to disobedience of orders to Captain Bernart Andreis, his superior officer. Order for a General Court Martial on the 1st of December. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 77. pp. 226, 227.]

Dec. 3. Order for prosecution of Colonels Leonard Claiborne and Christopher Senior, and Captain Michael Holdsworth, at next General Court. [Board of Trade. Jamaica, 77. pp. 227, 228.]

As for Leonard Claiborne's death in 1694, from what I read, it appears that Jean Baptiste Ducasse, former slave trader and now French governor of Santo Domingo, invaded the English colony of Jamaica with about 1500 troops. The timing of the raid closely followed an earthquake that damaged defenses in Port Royal. Ducasse's troops romped through dozens of sugar refineries, rum distilleries, cotton and indigo processing plants. They stole as much as they could carry. More to the point of the raid, they kidnapped enslaved people. There is a wikipedia article for Ducasse.

Seven hundred troops of the local militia quickly mustered to confront the invaders. The outnumbered militia hypothetically drove off the French invaders with no naval support or regular army reinforcement. My guess is that with the kidnappings accomplished, Ducasse retired to his fleet and set sail to the nearest auction block, but he may have sold the kidnapped people directly to the French navy for use in their galleys.

Blood and Silver By Kris E. Lane (Oxford : Signal, 1999) says that "The French filibuster attacks wrecked the local economy nevertheless, leaving 50 sugar mills in ruins, over 200 houses burned, about 100 soldiers killed, and some 1300 African slaves missing, presumed stolen."

Leonord, who settled in Jamaica, W.I., and died there in 1694. He married Martha ---, and left two daughters (a) Katherine, who died in 1715, aged 34 years, wife of Hon. John Campbell, of Inverary, Argyleshire (of the family of Auchenbrack), and (b) Elizabeth. Mr. Leonard Claiborne had a grant of 3,000 acres on the Mattopony, April 1st, 1672 granted; 5. Jane, who, on February 10, 1657, as "Mrs. Jane Claiborne, Spinster," received a grant of 1400 acres in Northumberland county - 750 of which had been granted in 1653, to her father, Col. Wm. Claiborne. She married Col. Thomas Brereton, of Northumberland county, and died before May 20, 1671 (Northumberland Records). 
 
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 Parents:
  William Claiborne (1587 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Floyd Claiborne*
 
 Children:
  Catherine Claiborne Campbell (1681 - 1715)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
 
Created by: Carolyn Whitaker
Record added: Sep 28, 2012
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