Esher 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
- 1740 [LA] → Previous owner

Gauci used Peter Beckford's estate inventories.

- 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1735 [EA] - 1770 [LA] → Owner
1740 [EA] - → Attorney
1740 [EA] - → Not known
1740 [EA] - → Not known
1740 [EA] - → Not known
1740 [EA] - 1742 [LA] → Joint owner
1740 [EA] - 1742 [LA] → Attorney
1740 [EA] - → Attorney
1754 [EA] - → Attorney
1769 [EA] - 1772 [LA] → Attorney
1769 [EA] - 1773 [LA] → Overseer
1770 [EA] - 1798 [LA] → Owner
1772 [EA] - → Not known

Filed Accounts Produce, tentative association with this William Ross

1774 [EA] - → Not known

Filed Accounts Produce

1775 [EA] - 1778 [LA] → Overseer
1778 [EA] - 1779 [LA] → Not known

Listed as owned by his heirs - previously mortgagee or other creditor?

1778 [EA] - 1779 [LA] → Overseer
1779 [EA] - → Overseer
1780 [EA] - 1781 [LA] → Overseer
1781 [EA] - 1784 [LA] → Overseer
1786 [EA] - 1790 [LA] → Not known

Filed Accounts Produce

1791 [EA] - 1795 [LA] → Overseer
1800 [EA] - 1803 [LA] → Not known

Thomas Addison made the returns 1800-1803, probably as attorney possibly as overseer.

1800 [EA] - 1803 [LA] → Attorney
1802 [EA] - 1816 [EY] → Owner
1807 [EA] - → Not known

Filed Accounts Produce

1817 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1832 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Joint owner

Associated Claims (2)

£30 18S 10D
£8,076 16S 9D

Estate Information (67)

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1740
[Number of enslaved people] 120(Tot)  
 

Peter Beckford's estate inventory noted that he co-owned the property and gave the value of the stock as £3,924 Jamaican pounds. The crop was valued at £1284 Jamaican pounds.

 
Perry Gauci, William Beckford First Prime Minister of the London Empire (Yale University Press, 2013), p.44
1740
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar  
 

The estate of Lady Philadelphia Cotton and the heirs of Peter Beckford. Account filed by James Barclay as attorney to Lady Cotton. The estates of Esher and Pero were filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 64
1740
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the late Peter Beckford Esq. Senior and his copartners. Account filed by William Beckford. The estates of Retreat, Kays, Malmsey Valley, Crofts, Rock River, Lime Hall, Danks, Petersfield, Shrewsbury, Roaring River, Hatfield, Smithfield, Barbadoes Valley, Lewis's Crawle, Beckford & Forbes Plantation, Seven Mile Walk, Dirty Pitt Pen, Dry sugar Work Pen, Two Mile Wood Pen, Bodles Pen, Withy Wood Pen and Esher were filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 76
1740
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the late Peter Beckford Esq. Senior and his copartners. Account filed by Richard Beckford Esq. attorney to Mrs. Bathshua Beckford and Mr. Julmes and Francis Beckford. The estates of Retreat, Kays, Malmsey Valley, Crofts, Rock River, Lime Hall, Danks, Petersfield, Shrewsbury, Roaring River, Hatfield, Smithfield, Barbadoes Valley, Lewis's Crawle, Beckford & Forbes Plantation, Seven Mile Walk, Dirty Pitt Pen, Dry sugar Work Pen, Two Mile Wood Pen, Bodles Pen, Withy Wood Pen and Esher were filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 79
1741
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar  
 

Estate of Lady Philadelphia Cotton. Account filed by James Barclay as attorney to Lady Philadelphia Cotton. The unnamed estate along with Esher and Pero were filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 190
1742
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar, rum, livestock and plantation rental  
 

Estate of William Beckford Esq. and Lady Philadelphia Cotton. Account filed by James Barclay attorney to Lady Philadelphia Cotton of the Kingdom of Great Britain.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/2 54
1754
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The several Estates of William Beckford, under the direction of Richard Lewing & John Mclead. Account filed by Richard Lewing, one of the attorneys. Retreat, Rock River, Malmsey Valley, Danks, Karys's Cralie, Moores, Harbour Head, Stanton, Esher, Guamaboa, Seven Mile Walk, Stanton Estates. Crops are for all the estates combined.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 3
1767
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Esq.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 69
1769
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Esq. and under the care and direction of John Gordon Esq. as attorney. Account filed by Rupert Mackay as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 197
1770
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the heirs of William Beckford Esq. and under the care and direction of John Gordon Esq. as attorney. Account filed by Rupert Mackay as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 16
1771
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the estate of William Beckford Esq. deceased and under the care and direction of John Gordon Esq. as attorney. Account filed by Rupert Mackay as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 178
1772
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the estate of William Beckford Esq. deceased and under the care and direction of John Gordon Esq. as attorney. Account filed by William Ross.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 20
1773
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the estate of William Beckford Esq. deceased and under the care and direction of George Gordon Esq. as attorney. Account filed by Rupert Mackay as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 61
1774
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Francis Grant as planter.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 258
1775
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of William Beckford Esq. deceased. Account filed by George Munro as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/8 23
1778
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the heirs of William Beckford Esq. deceased. Account filed by George Munro as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 64
1779
[Number of enslaved people] 267(Tot)  
 

The estate belonged to William Thomas Beckford.

 
Perry Gauci, William Beckford First Prime Minister of the London Empire (Yale University Press, 2013), p.148
1779
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the heirs of William Beckford Esq. deceased. Account filed by Ronald MacDonald as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 105
1780
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the heirs of William Beckford Esq. deceased. Account filed by Alexander MacLeod as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 109-10
1781
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford of Fonthill Esq. Account filed by Malcolm MacNeill as overseer. Estate under the care and direction of Hon. James Wildman and Archibald Campbell Esq.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 116
1781
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the heirs of William Beckford Esq. deceased. Account filed by Alexander MacLeod as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 111
1782
[Name] Esher Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Esquire. Account filed by Malcolm McNiel, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 189
1784
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Esq. Account filed by Malcolm MacNeill.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 163
1786
[Name] Esher Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of William Beckford; account filed by Thomas Bevill.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 114
1787
[Name] Esher Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of William Beckford; account filed by Thomas Bevill.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 119
1787
[Name] Esher Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of William Beckford Esquire. Account filed by Thomas Bevill.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 299-300 f.159
1787
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to W.m Beckford Esquire. Account filed by Tho.s Bevill.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 38
1788
[Name] Esher Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of William Beckford Esquire. Account filed by Thomas Bevill.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 299 f.159
1789
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of William Beckford Esquire. Account filed by Thomas Bevill.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 255-256
1790
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of William Beckford Esquire. Account filed by Thomas Bevill.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 239-240
1791
[Name] Esher Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of William Beckford Esquire. Account filed by Christopher William Hutchinson as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 150-151
1792
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of William Beckford Esquire. Accoint filed by Christopher William Hutchinson as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 215-216
1793
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of William Beckford Esq. Account filed by Christopher Will. m Hutchinson as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 7
1794
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of William Beckford Esq. Account filed by C W Hutchinson.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 56
1795
[Name] Esher Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford, Esq. Account filed by William Hutchinson, status not given.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 11
1796
[Name] Esher Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Peter Reid, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 55
1797
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Property of William Beckford Esq of Fonthill. Account filed by Peter Reid.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 23-24
1798
[Name] Esher Plantation  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Peter Reid The Property of William Beckford Esquire of Font Hill.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/25 45
1798
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St Mary as a sugar estate with two cattle mills 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] Esher Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Peter Reid for the period 31/12/1798 to 31/12/1799.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 108-109
1800
[Name] Esher Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Mr Thomas Addison for the period 31/12/1799 to 31/12/1800.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/27 125
1801
[Name] Esher Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Under the care and direction of Mr Thomas Addison Accounts filed for 1800-1801.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 109
1802
[Name] Esher  
 

Conveyance 07/01/1802: Purchase of Esher plantation or sugar works in the Parish of St. Mary on the island of Jamaica from William Beckford to Henry Wildman for £123,558-16s. Also inlcudes a map of the plantation and adjoining plantations together with a list of slaves and their occupations.

http://catalogue.hullhistorycentre.org.uk/files/c-ddi.pdf C/DDI/2/7

1803
[Name] Esher Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Tho. Addison planter for the period 31/12/1802 to 31/12/1803.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 134
1807
[Name] Esher  
[Crop] sugar, rum and hire of enslaved people  
 

Account filed by William Kelly, planter.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 3
1810
[Number of enslaved people] 273(Tot)  
[Name] Esher and Pen  
[Stock] 222  
 

Registered to Henry Wildman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Mary.htm. The 1811 almanac was based on the givings-in of the March Quarter for 1810, hence the earlier evolution date.
1811
[Number of enslaved people] 318(Tot)  
[Name] Esher  
[Stock] 218  
 

Registered to Henry Wildman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812mar.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 335(Tot)  
[Name] Esher  
[Stock] 178  
 

Registered to Henry Wildman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15mary.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 365(Tot)  
[Name] Esher  
[Stock] 251  
 

Registered to Henry Wildman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al05.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 355(Tot) 174(F) 181(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

John Wade, attorney of Thomas Wildman.

 
T 71/33 252-262
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 385(Tot)  
[Name] Esher  
[Stock] 109  
 

Registered to Thomas Wildman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p06.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 427(Tot)  
[Name] Esher  
[Stock] 323  
 

Registered to Thomas Wildman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_04.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 423(Tot) 212(F) 211(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

John Wade, attorney of Thomas Wildman [increase by purchase].

 
T 71/34 298v-302
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 410(Tot)  
[Name] Esher  
[Stock] 312  
 

Registered to Thomas Wildman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p06.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 412(Tot)  
[Name] Esher  
[Stock] 327  
 

Registered to Thomas Wildman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24mary.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 408(Tot) 201(F) 207(M)  
[Name] Esher Estate  
 

John Wade, attorney of Thomas Wildman [decrease by deaths].

 
T 71/35 475-477
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 405(Tot)  
[Name] Esher  
[Stock] 322  
 

Registered to Thomas Wildman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al06.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 382(Tot)  
[Name] Esher  
[Stock] 342  
 

Registered to Thomas Wildman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al03.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 381(Tot) 189(F) 192(M)  
[Name] Esher Estate  
 

Henry Cox, attorney of Thomas Wildman [decrease by deaths].

 
T 71/36 383-385
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 375(Tot)  
[Name] Esher  
[Stock] 153  
 

Registered to Thomas Wildman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al07.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 365(Tot)  
[Name] Esher  
[Stock] 335  
 

Registered to Thomas Wildman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29mary.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 363(Tot) 190(F) 163(M)  
[Name] Esher Estate  
 

The Honble Henry Cox, attorney to Thomas Wildman [decrease mainly by deaths].

 
T 71/40 [unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 354(Tot)  
[Name] Esher  
[Stock] 150  
 

Registered to Thomas Wildman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831mary.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 347(Tot)  
[Name] Esher  
[Stock] 158  
 

Registered to Thomas Wildman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32mary.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 337(Tot)  
[Name] Esher  
[Stock] 179  
 

Registered to Thomas Wildman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33Mary.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 363(Tot) 190(F) 163(M)  
[Name] Esher Estate  
 

John Oldham and Joseph Gordon, attorneys to Messrs William R Mitchell and S Mitchell & Co. [decrease mainly by deaths].

 
T 71/42 138
1839
[Name] Esher  
[Size] 1745  
 

Registered to W. R. and S. Mitchell.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40Mary.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.