Halfway Tree

Estate Details


Associated People (7)

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
1815 [SY] - 1829 [EY] → Owner
- 1818 [LA] → Not known

Ralph Hotchkin left an estate named as Hotchkins Upper and Lower Ground in trust in 1818. His daughter Catherine Barnes, the widow of Thomas Barnes, in 1856 described the estate as Halfway Tree or Hotchkins Upper and Lower Ground. The Rev. John Hotchkin, almost certainly the grandfather of Ralph Hotchkin, had entailed the estate under the name Upper and Lower Ground in his will proved in 1745.

- 1745 [EY] → Owner
1832 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1834 [EA] - → Judgement creditor
1834 [EA] - → Not known

Possibly a judgement creditor as he was awarded a share in the slave compensation.


Associated Claims (1)

£4,775 17S 4D

Notes

In the will of Ralph Hotchkin proved in 1818 he left his estate of Hotchkins Upper and Lower Ground in trust to secure an annuity of £200 p.a. to his wife with the estate going to his children. In the will of Catherine Barnes nee Hotchkin proved in 1856 she bequeathed her one-third share in Halfway Tree or Hotchkins' Upper and Lower Grounds.


Estate Information (24)

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1815
[Number of enslaved people] 61(Tot)  
[Name] Halfway-Tree  
[Stock] 140  
 

Registered to Joseph Barnes.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15cath.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 72(Tot)  
[Name] Halfway-Tree  
[Stock] 195  
 

Registered to Joseph Barnes.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al01.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 264(Tot) 123(F) 141(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Joseph Barnes as owner. Many names crossed out in this register. Assumed to be Cumberland Pen and Halfway Tree.

 
T71/1 354-363
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 264(Tot) 123(F) 141(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Joseph Barnes as owner. Many names crossed out in this register. Assumed to be Cumberland Pen and Halfway Tree.

 
T71/1 354-363
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 69(Tot)  
[Name] Halfway-Tree  
[Stock] 148  
 

Registered to Joseph Barnes.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p01.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 270(Tot) 120(F) 150(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Joseph Barnes as owner. Assumed to be Cumberland Pen and Halfway Tree.

 
T71/2 515-516
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 270(Tot) 120(F) 150(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Joseph Barnes as owner. Assumed to be Cumberland Pen and Halfway Tree.

 
T71/2 515-516
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 283(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Joseph Barnes as owner. Assumed to be Cumberland Pen and Halfway Tree.

 
T71/3 208
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 283(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Joseph Barnes as owner. Assumed to be Cumberland Pen and Halfway Tree.

 
T71/3 208
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 39(Tot)  
[Name] Halfway-Tree  
[Stock] 186  
 

Registered to Hon. Joseph Barnes.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24cath.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 97(Tot)  
[Name] Halfway-Tree  
[Stock] 131  
 

Registered to Hon. Joseph Barnes.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al01.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 293(Tot) 142(F) 151(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Joseph Barnes as owner. Assumed to be Cumberland Pen and Halfway Tree.

 
T71/5 461
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 293(Tot) 142(F) 151(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Joseph Barnes as owner. Assumed to be Cumberland Pen and Halfway Tree.

 
T71/5 461
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 100(Tot)  
[Name] Halfway Tree  
[Stock] 137  
 

Registered to Hon. Joseph Barnes.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al01.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 98(Tot)  
[Name] Halfway Tree  
[Stock] 160  
 

Registered to Hon. Joseph Barnes.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al01.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 96(Tot)  
[Name] Halfway Tree  
[Stock] 187  
 

Registered to Hon. Joseph Barnes.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29cathjohn.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 299(Tot) 147(F) 152(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Thomas Barnes as owner. Last return by Joseph Barnes in St Catherine. Assumed to be Cumberland Pen and Halfway Tree.

 
T71/7 57
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 299(Tot) 147(F) 152(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Thomas Barnes as owner. Last return by Joseph Barnes in St Catherine. Assumed to be Cumberland Pen and Halfway Tree.

 
T71/7 57
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 126(Tot)  
[Name] Halfway Tree  
[Stock] 168  
 

Registered to Thomas Barnes.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831cath.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 151(Tot)  
[Name] Halfway-Tree  
[Stock] 171  
 

Registered to Thomas Barnes.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32cath.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 294(Tot) 150(F) 144(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of B.I. Williams as Executor and Trustee of Joseph Barnes Esquire Decd. Previously registered by Thomas Barnes as owner. Assumed to be Cumberland Pen and Halfway Tree.

 
T71/12 273
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 294(Tot) 150(F) 144(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of B.I. Williams as Executor and Trustee of Joseph Barnes Esquire Decd. Previously registered by Thomas Barnes as owner. Assumed to be Cumberland Pen and Halfway Tree.

 
T71/12 273
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 150(Tot)  
[Name] Halfway Tree  
[Stock] 187  
 

Registered to Thomas Barnes.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33Cath.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1839
[Name] Halfway-Tree pen  
[Size] 600  
 

Registered to Bartholomew Ibbott Williams.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40Catherin.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.