Agualta Vale Estate

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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
1780 [SY] - → Tenant-in-common
1807 [SY] - 1855 [EY] → Trustee
1807 [SY] - 1837 [EY] → Trustee
1807 [SY] - 1842 [EY] → Trustee
1807 [SY] - 1847 [EY] → Trust beneficiary
1769 [SY] - 1780 [EY] → Owner
1780 [EA] - → Tenant-in-common
1793 [EA] - 1795 [LA] → Overseer
1780 [SY] - → Tenant-in-common
1796 [EA] - 1807 [EY] → Owner
1796 [EA] - 1798 [LA] → Overseer
1799 [EA] - 1800 [LA] → Overseer
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Previous owner
1826 [EA] - → Agent
1829 [EA] - 1832 [EY] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Attorney

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£5,507 18S 0D

Notes

Bought by Thomas Hibbert senior in 1769 when it was pasturage, woods and a coffee plantation. Developed into a sugar estate by Thomas Hibbert senior in the 1770s. Bequeathed to his nephews Thomas (1774-1819), Robert (1750-1835) and Thomas (1761-1807) as tenants in common on the death of Thomas Hibbert senior in 1780.

By 1796 the estate appears to have been owned by Thomas Hibbert of Aqualta Vale (1761-1807). He bequeathed his real estate in Jamaica to his eldest son Thomas Hibbert (1795-1845) in trust to heirs male. Aqualta Vale became the subject of the Chancery suit Washington Hibbert & others v Thomas Hibbert & others following disputes over the settling of Thomas Hibbert's will.


Estate Information (21)

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1769
[Name] Agualta Vale  
 

'In 1769 Thomas [Hibbert] purchased a 3,000 acre estate at Aqualta Vale in what is today the parish of St. Mary's but was then St. George's, although serious cultivation did not begin until 1771. The land had been in large part wood and pasture with limited coffee growing capacity. He transfored the usage of the estate, replacing the coffee with a sugar estate and large cattle breeding pen...'

 
Kate Donington, 'The Benevolent Merchant?' (UCL PhD thesis, 2013) p. 57
1780
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Bequeathed by Thomas Hibbert senior to his three nephews Thomas (1774-1819), Robert (1750-1835) and Thomas (1761-1807) as tenants in common.

 
Caribbeana vol. 4 p. 193
1793
[Name] Agualta Vale Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Allan Cameron as overseer for the period 01/01/1793 to 31/12/1793.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 76
1794
[Name] Agualta Vale Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Allan Cameron as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 155
1795
[Name] Agualta Vale Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Allan Cameron as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 175
1796
[Name] Agualta Vale Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to Thomas Hibbert Esq. Account filed by Archibald Carmichael.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/23
1797
[Name] Agualta Vale  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Archibald Carmichael as overseer for the period 01/01/1797 to 31/12/1797.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 31
1798
[Name] Agualta Vale Plantation  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Archibald Carmichael overseer of Agualta Vale Plantation.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/25 5-6
1798
[Name] Agualta Vale  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St Mary as a sugar estate with a watermill in James Robertson's 1804 map of Jamaica.

 
To the King's most excellent Majesty, this map of the island of Jamaica, constructed from actual surveys. . . (London, J. Robertson, 1804), based on Robertson's survey of the county of Middlesex which he compeleted in 1798.
1799
[Name] Agualta Vale Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Account filed by Robert Catanach as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 9
1800
[Name] Agualta Hall Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Account filed by Robert Catanach as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/27 175
1801
[Name] Agualta Vale  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock (cattle)  
 

Owner details not recorded. Account filed by Robert Catanach.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 203
1803
[Name] Agualta Vale Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Account filed by Robert Catanach as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 118
1807
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Thomas Hibbert bequeathed all his real estate in Jamaica in trust for his eldest son Thomas Hibbert (1795-1845) in tail to heirs male.

 
Caribbeana vol. 4 p. 197
1807
[Name] Agualta Vale  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account presented by Robert Catanach.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 178
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 817(Tot) 418(F) 399(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

James Simpson, agent to the executors and trustees of the late Thomas Hibbert, deceased. Assumed to be Orange Vale, Aqualta Vale Estate and Aqualta Vale Pen.

 
T 71/33 1097-1121
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 340(Tot) 182(F) 162(M)  
[Name] Aqualta Vale Estate  
 

James Simpson, agent to the executors and trustees of the late Thomas Hibbert, deceased. Total number of enslaved people given as 340 when the total should be 344.

 
T 71/34 222v-223v
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 348(Tot) 182(F) 166(M)  
[Name] Aqualta Vale Estate  
 

James Simpson, agent to the executors and trustees of Thomas Hibbert, deceased.

 
T 71/35 419-420
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 352(Tot) 188(F) 164(M)  
[Name] Aqualta Vale Estate  
 

William Lambie, agent of the executors and trustees of the late Thomas Hibbert, deceased.

 
T 71/36 121-123
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 354(Tot) 192(F) 162(M)  
[Name] Aqualta Vale Estate  
 

William Lambie, attorney to the executors of the late Thomas Hibbert, deceased.

 
T 71/38 [unpaginated]
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 339(Tot) 182(F) 156(M)  
[Name] Aqualta Vale Estate  
 

William Lambie, Simpson Taylor & Co. as attornies appointed by the High Court of Chancery for Aqualta Vale Estate.

 
T71/200

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