Hordley

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Associated People (6)

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
1782 [EA] - 1786 [LA] → Previous owner
1790 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner

Between 1817 and 1820, Matthew Henry Scott and George Scott sold their half-share in the enslaved people to Matthew Gregory Lewis (who d. 1818).

1812 [EA] - 1818 [LA] → Tenant-in-tail or Remainderman
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner

Probably the 'Matthew Scott' shown as co-owner from 1792, and certainly the co-owner in 1817. Between 1817 and 1820, Matthew Henry Scott and George Scott sold their half-share in the enslaved people to Matthew Gregory Lewis (who d. 1818).

1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1818 [EA] - 1835 [LA] → Joint owner

Associated Claims (2)

£4,436 14S 6D
£1,137 11S 7D

Notes

Hordley was served by a water system that stretched miles from the Plantain Garden River and served a number of estates in the area. The terrain was such that a canal system was necessary and it passed through the flood gates for both Hordley and Amity Hall. In 1818 when the owner Matthew Gregory visited there was a storm and the estate flooded hence the gates were installed. The original Hordley great house was located in the hills away from the works and the slave huts. The old great house was described by Lady Nugent in her journal. The great house later moved and Higman has noted that its architecture reflected creole taste. During the 1865 Morant Bay rebellion the house served as a gathering point for the local white population.


Sources

B. W. Higman, Jamaica surveyed: plantation maps and plans of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (Kingston, Institute of Jamaica Publications, 1988), pp.125-8.

Matthew Gregory Lewis, Journal of a West India Proprietor (Oxford University Press, 1999).


Estate Information (40)

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1782
[Name] Hordley Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Property of the Heirs of Matthew Gregory Esquire deceased. Account filed by Campbell Douglass, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 168
1783
[Name] Hordley  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by Joseph Neil.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 26
1786
[Name] Hordley Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Joseph Neil, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 130
1786
[Name] Hordley Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Property of the heirs of Matthew Gregory Esq deceased; account filed by Joseph Neil, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 172
1787
[Name] Hordley Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Account filed by Joseph Neil, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 129
1787
[Name] Hordley Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Account filed by Joseph Neil as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/14 214
1789
[Name] Hordley Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of Messrs Lewis and Scott. Account filed by George Scott.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 169 [f.86]
1790
[Name] Hordley Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by George Scott.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 378
1792
[Name] Hordley Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of Matthew Lewis Lewis, Matthew Scott and George Scott Esquires of Great Britain. Account filed by William Miller as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 265 [f.133]
1798
[Name] Hordley  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St Thomas-in-the-East as a sugar estate with two watermills 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 Surrey which he compeleted in 1798.
1807
[Name] Hordley  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account presented by Charles Scott as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 179
1808
[Name] Hordley  
[Crop] sugar, rum and old copper  
 

Account filed by Charles Scott as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 213
1810
[Number of enslaved people] 292(Tot)  
[Name] Hordley  
[Stock] 142  
 

Registered to Lewis & Scotts.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11STIE.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for 1810.
1811
[Number of enslaved people] 292(Tot)  
[Name] Hordley  
[Stock] 59  
 

Registered to Lewis & Scott (s).

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812por.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1811.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 301(Tot)  
[Name] Hordley  
[Stock] 125  
 

Registered to Lewis & Scotts.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15stie.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1815.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 81(Tot) 38(F) 43(M)  
[Name] Hermitage Estate  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as owner.

 
T71/145 745-747
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 283(Tot)  
[Name] Hordley  
[Stock] 130  
 

Registered to Lewis & Scotts.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al09.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1817.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 282(Tot) 140(F) 142(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as attorney to George Scott, Matthew Henry Scott and Matthew Gregory Lewis owners.

 
T71/145 443-449
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 349(Tot)  
[Name] Hordley  
[Stock] 18  
 

Registered to Lewis and Scotts.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p10.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1819.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 73(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as owner.

 
T71/146 401-402
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 347(Tot)  
[Name] Hordley  
[Stock] 20  
 

Registered to Lewis and Scotts.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_07.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1820.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 268(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as attorney to George Scott , Matthew Henry Scott and Matthew Gregory Lewis but the undivided moity of the undermentioned slaves has since been purchased from George Scott and Matthew Henry Scott by Matthew Gregory Lewis adn the whole is now the property of his heirs.

 
T71/146 252-259
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 342(Tot)  
[Name] Hordley  
[Stock] 128  
 

Registered to M. G. Lewis.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p10.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1821.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 67(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as owner.

 
T71/147 322-323
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 321(Tot)  
[Name] Hordley  
[Stock] 118  
 

Registered to heirs of Matthew G. Lewis.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24stie.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1823.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 254(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as attorney to the Exors of Matthew Gregory Lewis decd.

 
T71/147 203-204
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 319(Tot)  
[Name] Hordley  
[Stock] 141  
 

Registered to heirs of Matthew G. Lewis.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al12.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1825.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 68(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as owner.

 
T71/148 311
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 319(Tot)  
[Name] Hordley  
[Stock] 161  
 

Registered to heirs of Matthew G. Lewis.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al06.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1826.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 250(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as attorney to the Exors of Matthew G Lewis decd.

 
T71/148 184-185
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 305(Tot)  
[Name] Hordley  
[Stock] 73  
 

Registered to heirs of Matthew G. Lewis.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al11.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1827.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 320(Tot)  
[Name] Hordley  
[Stock] 63  
 

Registered to heirs of Matthew G. Lewis.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29stie.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1828.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 63(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as owner.

 
T71/149 [unpaginated]
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 247(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as attorney to the Exors of Matthew Gregory Lewis decd.

 
T71/149 [unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 324(Tot)  
[Name] Hordley  
[Stock] 77  
 

Registered to heirs of Matthew G. Lewis.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831stie.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1830
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 316(Tot)  
[Name] Hordley  
[Stock] 99  
 

Registered to heirs of Matthew G. Lewis.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32stie.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1831.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 58(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as owner.

 
T71/150 460
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 307(Tot)  
[Name] Hordley  
[Stock] 96  
 

Registered to heirs of Matthew G. Lewis.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33STIE.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1832.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 241(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as attorney to the Exors of M G Lewis decd.

 
T71/150 292
1839
[Name] Hordley  
[Size] 1670  
 

Registered to heirs of M. G. Lewis.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40Thoseast.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1839.