Lacovia

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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
- 1718 [EY] → Owner
1718 [SY] - 1733 [LA] → Owner

Inherited Lacovia from his father Joseph Hodges in 1718; by the time he wrote his will in 1733 he owned one moity of it, which he bequeathed to his cousin Captain John Hodges.

1816 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Watt bought Lacovia estate in St Elizabeth from the executors and trustees of Thomas Warren and Thomas Fullerton Warren for £40,000 in 1816 (conveyance dated 25/07/1816).

1755 [EA] - 1757 [LA] → Attorney

Under the care and direction of John Morse.

1755 [EA] - 1768 [EY] → Owner
1768 [EA] - 1791 [LA] → Owner
1769 [EA] - → Heir

In the will of John Hodges proved in 1769, he left Lacovia to his wife Sarah with the proviso that if his son Thomas took on the estate, he [the son] would pay Sarah £1000 p.a. At some point between 1791 and 1805, the Hodges family appears to have sold Lacovia. It is not clear whether Thomas Fowler nee Hodges ever came into possession of the estate and enslaved people: it was held by his mother in 1791, and did not appear in her will proved in 1799, of which her son Thomas was co-residuary legatee.

1805 [EA] - 1805 [LA] → Not known

In his will made in 1805 and proved in 1814, the Rev. Thomas Warren of St Elizabeth referred to the Lacovia estate as if he owned it, and bequeathed it to his family. This has been confirmed by the case of Henckell v Davy, heard by the Privy Council in 1828, which showed the estate being sold to Robert Watt for £40,000 in 1816.


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Estate Information (50)

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1755
[Name] Lacovia Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum (??)  
 

Property of John Hodges Esquire, under the care and direction of John Morse Esquire. Account filed by George Gordon, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 12
1756
[Name] Lacovia Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of John Hodges Esquire, under the care and direction of John Morse Esquire. Account filed by Adam Macutchion, clerk.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 28
1757
[Name] Lacovia Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle, molasses  
 

Property of John Hodges Esquire, under the care and direction of John Morse. Account filed by William Hobbs, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 49
1763
[Name] Lacovia  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St Elizabeth in Thomas Craskell's 1763 map of Jamaica as a sugar estate with a cattle mill.

 
Thomas Craskell's Map of the County of Surry in the Island of Jamaica (1763)
1768
[Name] Lacovia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by Neil Malcolm as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 142
1769
[Name] Lacovia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Lachlan McLaughlan Esq. deceased. Account filed by Neil Malcolm as overseer on the direction of Dugald Malcolm Esq.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 182
1770
[Name] Lacovia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by James Mackintosh.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 228
1771
[Name] Lacovia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by James Mackintosh planter.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 161
1772
[Name] Lacovia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by James Mackintosh planter.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 209
1773
[Name] Lacovia  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by James Mackintosh as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 56
1774
[Name] Lacovia  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by James Mackintosh as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 269
1775
[Name] Lacovia  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by James Mackintosh as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 264
1776
[Name] Lacovia  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by James Mackintosh as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 275
1784
[Name] Lacovia  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Michael Mackintosh as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 80-1
1785
[Name] Lacovia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and fustick  
 

Account filed by Michael Mackintosh as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 28
1787
[Name] Lacovia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Charles Campbell, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 143
1787
[Name] Lacovia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Charles Campbell as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/14 59
1788
[Name] Lacovia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, hire of enslaved people  
 

Account filed by Charles Campbell as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 211-213
1789
[Name] Lacovia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, logwood  
 

Account filed by Charles Campbell as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 151-152 [f.76]
1790
[Name] Lacovia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, logwood, hire of enslaved people  
 

Account filed by Charles Campbell as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 228
1791
[Name] Lacovia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, logwood, hire of enslaved people, rents, some cattle  
 

In the possession of Mrs Sarah Hodges. Account filed by Charles Campbell as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 177-178 [f.83]
1792
[Name] Lacovia  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Chambers Campbell as overseer. Accounts filed for 01/01/1792 to 27/09/1792.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 53 [f.27]
1792
[Name] Lacovia  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by George G Vassall as overseer. Accounts filed for 27/09/1792 to 31/12/1792.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 53-54
1793
[Name] Lacovia  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by George G. Vassall as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 389-390
1794
[Name] Lacovia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, logwood, rents, hire of enslaved people  
 

Account filed by George Gale Vassall as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1794.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 123-124
1795
[Name] Lacovia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, hire of enslaved people, cattle  
 

Account filed by Samuel Davy Crispe as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1795.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 22-23
1796
[Name] Lacovia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, logwood, cart hire, hire of enslaved people  
 

Account filed by Samuel Davy Crispe, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/23
1797
[Name] Lacovia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, rents  
 

Account filed by John Holliday as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1797.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 5
1798
[Name] Lacovia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, rents, labour hire  
 

Account filed by John Holliday as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1798.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 144
1799
[Name] Lacovia  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St Elizabeth as a sugar estate with a cattle mill 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] Lacovia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by John Holliday for the year ending 31/12/1800.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/27 184-185
1801
[Name] Lacovia Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Owner details not recorded. Account filed by John Holliday as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 121
1803
[Name] Lacovia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account signed by John Holliday for the year ending 31/12/1803.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 43
1804
[Name] Lacovia Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Owner not given. Account filed by John Holiday (status not given).

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 132
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 346(Tot) 180(F) 166(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Robert Watt as owner.

 
T71/166 1025-1031
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 342(Tot)  
[Name] Lacovia  
[Stock] 130  
 

Registered to Robert Watt.

 
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] 335(Tot)  
[Name] Lacovia  
[Stock] 178  
 

Registered to Robert Watt.

 
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] 329(Tot) 174(F) 155(M)  
[Name] Lacovia Estate  
 

In the possession of Robert Watt on Lacovia Estate as owner.

 
T71/167 702-704
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 330(Tot)  
[Name] Lacovia  
[Stock] 126  
 

Registered to Robert Watt.

 
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] 329(Tot)  
[Name] Lacovia  
[Stock] 410  
 

Registered to Robert Watt.

 
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] 315(Tot) 172(F) 143(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Robert Watt as owner.

 
T71/168 735-736
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 313(Tot)  
[Name] Locavia  
[Stock] 231  
 

Registered to Robert Watt.

 
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] 309(Tot)  
[Name] Lacovia  
[Stock] 63  
 

Registered to Robert Watt.

 
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] 304(Tot) 167(F) 137(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Robert Watt as proprietor.

 
T71/169 797-798
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 284(Tot)  
[Name] Lacovia  
[Stock] 23  
 

Registered to Robert Watt.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al15.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 317(Tot) 177(F) 140(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Robert Watt as owner.

 
T71/175 [Unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 307(Tot)  
[Name] Lacovia  
[Stock] 30  
 

Registered to Robert Watt.

 
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] 321(Tot)  
[Name] Lacovia  
[Stock] 158  
 

Registered to Robert Watt.

 
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] 306(Tot)  
[Name] Lacovia Estate  
 

In the possession of Robert Watt as owner.

 
T71/177 468
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 308(Tot)  
[Name] Lacovia  
[Stock] 57  
 

Registered to Robert Watt. Number of stock unclear.

 
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.