Rock Spring 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
1781 [EA] - 1782 [LA] → Joint owner
1781 [EA] - 1782 [LA] → Previous owner
1781 [EA] - 1782 [LA] → Previous owner
1783 [EA] - 1783 [LA] → Owner
1784 [EA] - 1786 [LA] → Previous owner
1799 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner

Shown as registered for Hibberts Fuhr and Purrier in 1817, after a purchase in Chancery by James Simpson for 'Thomas Hibbert' in trust, and sold by the firm by 1820. The purchase in Chancery presumably flowed from an earlier mortgage.

1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner

Shown as registered for Hibberts Fuhr and Purrier in 1817, after a purchase in Chancery by James Simpson for 'Thomas Hibbert' in trust, and sold by the firm by 1820. The purchase in Chancery presumably flowed from an earlier mortgage.

1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner

Shown as registered for Hibberts Fuhr and Purrier in 1817, after a purchase in Chancery by James Simpson for 'Thomas Hibbert' in trust, and sold by the firm by 1820. The purchase in Chancery presumably flowed from an earlier mortgage.

1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner

Shown as registered for Hibberts Fuhr and Purrier in 1817, after a purchase in Chancery by James Simpson for 'Thomas Hibbert' in trust, and sold by the firm by 1820. The purchase in Chancery presumably flowed from an earlier mortgage.

1819 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1834 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder
1834 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder
1834 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

Associated Claims (1)

£2,870 0S 5D

Estate Information (35)

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1763
[Name] Rock Spring  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in Hanover in Thomas Craskell's 1763 map of Jamaica as a sugar estate with cattle and water mills.

 
Thomas Craskell's Map of the County of Surry in the Island of Jamaica (1763)
1774
[Name] Rock Spring  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by James Scott as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 250
1779
[Name] Rock Spring  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by John Philip Boteler as clerk to William Dawes Quarell Esq. attorney for the Grange estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 185
1781
[Name] Rockspring  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of John Davies [=Dawes] Esquire & the heirs of James Dawes Esquire. Account filed by Christopher Cunliffe, overseer. Rockspring & Grange Estate filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 106
1782
[Name] Rockspring Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of John Dawes Esquire and the heirs of James Dawes Esquire deceased. Account filed by John Philip Boteler clerk to the plantations. Accounts filed for the year 1782 to 31/07/1782. Rockspring and Grange Estates filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 194
1783
[Name] Rockspring  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of John Dawes Esq. Produce disposed of by William Dawes Quarell Esq. Account filed by John Cunliffe as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 85-6
1784
[Name] Rockspring Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of the late John Dawes Esq. deceased disposed of by William Dawes Quarrell.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 40
1786
[Name] Rock Spring Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of the heirs of John Dawes Esq deceased; account filed by John Smith, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 189
1799
[Name] Rockspring Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Property of James William Dawes Esq. Account filed by Malcolm McKinnon as overseer for the period 31/12/1798 to 31/12/1799.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 19
1799
[Name] Rock Spring  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted In Hanover 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 Cornwall which he compeleted in 1799.
1799
[Number of enslaved people] 253(Tot)  
[Name] Rockspring  
 

Registered in Hanover to Jas. Wm. Dawes with 253 enslaved people in Balcarres' letter to the Duke of Portland, dated 22/03/1800, return given at a vestry meeting 23/11/1799.

 
Papers Presented to the House of Commons of the 7th May 1804, Respecting the Slave Trade (Houses of Parliament, 1804) section G p. 24.
1800
[Name] Rockspring Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to James William Dawes Esq. Account filed by Malcolm McKinnon. Accounts filed for 1799-1800.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/28 111-112
1807
[Name] Rock Spring  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Disposal of estate produce by order of James Sholto Douglas Esq. Account filed by George Henry.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 72-73
1808
[Name] Rock Spring  
[Crop] sugar, rum and amount "received for a negroe tried, condemned and hanged" (�70)  
 

Disposal of estate produce thereof delivered by order of James Sholto Douglas Esq. Account filed by Thomas P. Clement as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 198
1810
[Number of enslaved people] 199(Tot)  
[Name] Rockspring  
[Stock] 88  
 

Registered to J. W. Dawes.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Hanov.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] 194(Tot)  
[Name] Rock Spring  
[Stock] 25  
 

Registered to James W. Dawes.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812co2.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 157(Tot) 78(F) 79(M)  
[Name] None given  
 

In possession of James Simpson as attorney to Thomas Hibbert and purchaser in trust for him at a sale under the decree of the court of chancery. No name was given to this estate but it appears clear form the 1820 Slave Register that James Simpson had registered the enslaved people on behalf of Hibberts, Fuhr and Purrier.

 
T71/190 386-89
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 173(Tot)  
[Name] Rock Spring  
[Stock] 95  
 

Registered to Fuar Hibberts & Purrier.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al15.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 177(Tot)  
[Name] Rock Spring  
[Stock] 177  
 

Registered to John Campbell junior.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p15.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 180(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of John Campbell as owner. Previous registration was for 2 enslaved people. Increase by purchase. Previously given in by Messrs. Taylor & Simpson as atty to Hibbert, Fuhr & Purrier.

 
T71/191 135-140
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 181(Tot)  
[Name] Rock Spring  
[Stock] 113  
 

Registered to John Campbell junior.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_11.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 180(Tot)  
[Name] Rock Spring  
[Stock] 25  
 

Registered to John Campbell junior.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p15.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 170(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of John Campbell as proprietor.

 
T71/192 53
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 170(Tot)  
[Name] Rock Spring  
[Stock] 118  
 

Registered to John Campbell junior.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24hano.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 174(Tot)  
[Name] Rock Spring  
[Stock] 115  
 

Registered to John Campbell junior.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al17.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 159(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of John Campbell as proprietor.

 
T71/193 347-348
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 166(Tot)  
[Name] Rock Spring  
[Stock] 22  
 

Registered to John Campbell junior.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al12.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 157(Tot)  
[Name] Rock Spring  
[Stock] 24  
 

Registered to John Campbell junior.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al17.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 157(Tot)  
[Name] Rock Spring  
[Stock] 28  
 

Registered to John Campbell junior.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29hano.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 148(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of John Campbell as owner.

 
T71/194 88
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 158(Tot)  
[Name] Rock Spring  
[Stock] 26  
 

Registered to John Campbell.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831hano.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 158(Tot)  
[Name] Rock Spring  
[Stock] 26  
 

Registered to John Campbell.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32hano.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 118(Tot)  
[Name] Rockspring  
[Stock] 32  
 

Registered to John Campbell.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33Hanov.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 138(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of John Campbell as proprietor.

 
T71/198 161
1839
[Name] Rock Spring  
[Size] 700  
 

Registered to John Campbell.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40Hanover.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.