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Estate Details


Associated People (14)

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
- 1731 [EY] → Owner
1832 [SY] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1731 [SY] - 1789 [LA] → Owner
1762 [EA] - 1762 [LA] → Not known

Pangbourne filed Crop Accounts for Island estate in 1762 on behalf of Joseph Foster Barham. His specific role is not specified.

1764 [EA] - 1764 [LA] → Overseer

Submitted Crop Accounts on behalf of Joseph Foster Barham in 1764.

1765 [EA] - 1765 [LA] → Overseer
1766 [EA] - 1769 [LA] → Attorney
1768 [EA] - 1775 [LA] → Attorney

Listed in Crop Accounts as Attorney.

1789 [EA] - 1832 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - → Agent
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£5,873 18S 11D

Notes

A large sugar estate, bequeathed by Col. John Forster to his son Joseph Foster Barham in 1731. Owned by the absentee Joseph Forster Barham until his death in 1832, then inherited by his eldest son John. The enslaved people on Windsor and those on Island estates were registered as one group in the slave registers 1817-1832.


Estate Information (64)

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1743
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Accounts filed from 26th Nov 1742 - 31st Dec 1743. Estate of Collonel John Foster deceased under the direction of Florentius Vassall executor of the said Collonel John Foster. Account filed by Robert Wright as overseer. The estates of John Foster (Two Mile Wood, Lancaster, Dawkins's and The Island) were filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/2 65
1744
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Estate of Collonel John Foster deceased under the direction of Florentius Vassell executor of the said Collonel John Foster deceased. Account filed by Robert Wright as overseer. The estates of Two Mile Wood, Island and Lancaster were filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/2 104
1762
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham. Account filed by Thomas Pangbourne.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 18
1764
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham. Account filed by Thomas Mathias as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 104
1765
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham. Account filed by William Smalling as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 142
1766
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of the County of Bedford. Account filed by William Smalling as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 174
1767
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of the County of Bedford. Account filed by William Smalling as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 62
1768
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of the County of Bedford. Account filed by Lewis Robertson as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 114
1769
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of the County of Bedford. Account filed by William Smalling as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 219
1770
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of the County of Bedford. Account filed by Lewis Robertson as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 13
1771
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of the County of Bedford. Account filed by Lewis Robertson as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 88
1772
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of the County of Bedford. Account filed by Lewis Robertson as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 88
1774
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of the County of Bedford. Account filed by Lewis Robertson as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 256
1775
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of the County of Bedford. Account filed by Lewis Robertson as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 100
1776
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of the County of Bedford. Account filed by Lewis Robertson as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/8 64
1778
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

The property of Joseph Foster Bonham (sp?) Esquire. Account filed by Lewis Robertson, attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 133-134
1781
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by John Vanheelen "under his care and direction which he is in possession of".

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 98-99
1782
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle, land  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Bonham (sp?) Esquire. Account filed by John Vanheelen, attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 157
1783
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

The property of Jospeh Foster Barham Esq. Account filed by Samuel Alexander Junior as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 47
1784
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by Samuel Alexander Junior as overseer. Under the care and direction of Charles Rowe.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 202
1785
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by Samuel Alexander Junior as overseer. Under the care and direction of Charles Rowe.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 202
1787
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Samuel Alexander, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 124
1787
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle, enslaved hire  
 

Property of Joseph Foster Barham, account filed by Samuel Alexander, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 125
1787
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Samuel Alexander as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 71 f.36
1788
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of Jos. F. Barham Esquire nder the care and direction of John Vanheelen Esquire. Account filed by Samuel Alexander jun.r as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 69 [f.35]
1789
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

The property of Joseph Foster Barham Esquire under the care and direction of Charles Rowe Esquire his attorney. Account filed by Samuel Alexander Junior as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 359 f.177
1790
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle, rents  
 

The property of Joseph Foster Barham Esquire, under the care and direction of Charles Rowe Esquire his attorney. Account filed by Alex.r Sharp as book keeper.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 81 [f.35]
1791
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle, rents  
 

The property of Jos. Foster Barham Esquire, under the care and direction of Cha.s Rowe Esquire his attorney. Account filed by John Clarke as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 225 [f.107]
1792
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

The property of Joseph Foster Barham Esquire. Account filed by John Clark as overseer

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 233 [f.117]
1793
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Property of Joseph Foster Barham Esq in the possession of and under the care and direction of Charles Rowe Esq. Account filed by John Clarke as overseer for the period 01/01/1793 to 31/12/1793.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 62
1795
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle and sheep  
 

Under the direction of James Wedderburn and John Graham Esq.s attornies to Joseph Foster Barham Esq. Account filed by John Blyth as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1795.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 81-82
1796
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, hire of enslaved people  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham? Esq. Account given by James Weald and john Graham, attorneys. Account filed by John Blythe, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/23
1797
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle and geese  
 

Under the direction of John Graham Esq attorney to Joseph Foster Barham Esq. Account filed by John Blyth as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1797.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 5
1798
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, hire of enslaved people and mules  
 

Under the direction of Graham and Henry waite Plummer Esqs attornies to Joseph Foster Barham Esq. Account filed by William Witter for the year ending 31/12/1798.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 194
1798
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by James Ferrier Overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/25 9
1799
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by James Ferrier overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/25 213
1799
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Bartram Esq under the direction of Henry Waite Plummer Esq his attorney Account filed by William Wittie as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1799.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 5
1799
[Name] Island  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St Elizabeth 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.
1800
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Account filed by William Willes as overseer under the direction of Henry Waite Plummer Esq for the year ending 31/12/1800.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/27 218
1801
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Under the direction of Thomas Plummer Esq and John Raker Webb Esq. Account filed by William Witter as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 1
1801
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by David Galbraith (?).

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 212
1801
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] Hire of enslaved people (?)  
 

Account filed by Charles Mitchell as Attorney of the Assignees of Hillard (?).

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 215
1803
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by William Willes as overseer under the direction of John Racker Webb Esq for the year ending 31/12/1803.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 74
1804
[Name] Island Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum, steers  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham, Esq. Account given in the name of John Racker Webb who has the care and direction of the estate. Account filed in the name of William Witter, overseer to said estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 125
1807
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Joseph Fosters Barham Esq. under the care and direction of John R Webb Esq. as his attorney. Account filed by Thomas Osborn as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 49-50
1808
[Name] Island  
[Crop] sugar, rum, copper and cattle  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham Esq. and under the care and direction of John R. Webb Esq. as his attorney. Account filed by Thomas Osborn as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 161
1810
[Number of enslaved people] 200(Tot)  
[Name] The Island  
[Stock] 191  
 

Registered to Joseph F. Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Eliz.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1811
[Number of enslaved people] 200(Tot)  
[Name] The Island  
[Stock] 191  
 

Registered to Joseph Foster Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812co1.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 374(Tot) 190(F) 184(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of John Racker Webb as attorney to Joseph Foster Barham Esquire. Assumed to be both Island and Windsor estates.

 
T71/166 1014-1023
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 370(Tot)  
[Name] The Island and Windsor  
[Stock] 217  
 

Registered to Joseph Foster Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al13.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 369(Tot)  
[Name] The Island and Windsor  
[Stock] 214  
 

Registered to Joseph Foster Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p13.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 370(Tot) 195(F) 175(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of David Morrice as agent for Joseph Foster Barham Esquire. Assumed to be both Island and Windsor estates.

 
T71/167 456-458
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 232(Tot)  
[Name] The Island and Windsor  
[Stock] 232  
 

Registered to Joseph Foster Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_09.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 188(Tot)  
[Name] The Island  
[Stock] 150  
 

Registered to Joseph Foster Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p13.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 365(Tot) 190(F) 175(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of David Morrice as attorney to Joseph Foster Barham. Assumed to be both Island and Windsor estates.

 
T71/168 461-463
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 184(Tot)  
[Name] The Island  
 

Registered to Joseph Foster Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24eliz.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 184(Tot)  
[Name] The Island  
 

Registered to Joseph Foster Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al18.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 355(Tot) 187(F) 168(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Duncan Robertson and William Ridgard as attorneys to Joseph Foster Barham. Assumed to be both Island and Windsor estates.

 
T71/169 621-623
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 348(Tot) 183(F) 165(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of W. Ridgard and D. Robertson as attorneys to Joseph Foster Barham Esquire. Assumed to be both Island and Windsor estates.

 
T71/172 [Unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 171(Tot)  
[Name] Island  
 

Registered to Joseph Foster Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831eliz.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 172(Tot)  
[Name] Island  
[Stock] 185  
 

Registered to Joseph F. Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32eliz.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 162(Tot)  
[Name] Island  
 

Registered to Joseph F. Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33Eliz.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 279(Tot) 129(F) 150(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Wm Ridyard and Duncan Robertson as attornies for Joseph Foster Barham Esquire. Assumed to be both Island and Windsor estates.

 
T71/176 43
1839
[Name] Island and Windsor  
[Size] 5011  
 

Registered to John Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40Eliza.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.