Middleton Estate / Mount Charles

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Associated People (8)

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
1740 [EA] - 1743 [LA] → Previous owner
1757 [EA] - → Joint owner
1768 [EA] - 1768 [LA] → Seller

This is tentative only.

1810 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Receiver
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Receiver
1827 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£2,002 4S 11D

Notes

Mount Charles appears in James Robertson's 1804 map of Jamaica in the same place as Middleton estate in the 1890 map of sugar estates, and neither co-exist in other sources, so they are assumed to be one and the same. This is a continuation of JA13739.


Estate Information (28)

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1740
[Name] Mount Charles  
[Crop] sugar, rum, livestock, hire of enslaved people and "negroe investment"  
 

Estate of William Gordon Esq. deceased. Account filed by Alexander Macfarlane merchant, one of the executors of the Honourable William Gordon Esq. deceased under his and the other executor Samuel Spencer Esqs. care and direction. The estates of Charles and Halhead were filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 87 - 88
1741
[Name] Mount Charles  
[Crop] rum, livestock and hire of enslaved people  
 

Estate of the Honourable William Gordon Esq. deceased under the care and direction of Alexander McFarlane and Samuel Spencer Esqs. executors of the said Honourable William Gordon. Account filed by Alexander McFarlane of the parish of Kingston merchant one of the said executors of the Honourable William Gordon Esq. deceased. The estates of Halhead and Mount Charles were filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 145 - 147
1742
[Name] Mount Charles  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Estate of the Honourable William Gordon Esq. deceased. Account filed by Alexander McFarlane of the parish of Kingston merchant one of the executors of the said Honourable William Gordon deceased.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/2 60 - 62
1742
[Name] [no name given]  
[Crop] sugar, neat, rum and hire of enslaved people  
 

Estate of the Honourable William Gordon Esq. deceased under the care and direction of Samuel Spencer Esq. and Alexander McFarlane up to August 1742 then under the care and direction of Alexander McFarlane solely to the 31st December 1742. Account filed by Alexander McFarlane of the parish of Kingston merchant one of the executors of the said Honourable William Gordon deceased. Assumed to be Hall Head and Mount Charles.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/2 62 - 63
1743
[Name] Mount Charles  
[Crop] sugar, rum and hire of enslaved people  
 

Estate of the Honourable William Gordon Esq. deceased. Account filed by Alexander McFarlane of the parish of Kingston merchant one of the executors of the Honourable William Gordon Esq. The estates of Halhead and Mount Charles were filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/2 91 - 92
1757
[Name] Mount Charles Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed for 1752-1757. Property of William & Robert Gordon Esquire. Account filed by John Cossley overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 61
1798
[Name] Mt Charles  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St Thomas-in-the-East 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 Surrey which he compeleted in 1798.
1810
[Number of enslaved people] 170(Tot)  
[Name] Middleton  
[Stock] 97  
 

Registered to heirs of A. Gwynn.

 
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] 171(Tot)  
[Name] Middleton  
[Stock] 30  
 

Registered to A. Gwynn deceased.

 
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] 161(Tot)  
[Name] Middleton  
[Stock] 163  
 

Registered to A. Gwynn deceased.

 
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] 180(Tot)  
[Name] Middleton  
[Stock] 195  
 

Registered to A. Gwynn deceased.

 
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] 117(Tot) 68(F) 49(M)  
[Name] Middleton Estate  
 

In the possession of The Honourable George Cuthbert and James Forsyth Esq as Receivers of the rents, issues and profits of Middleton Estate, the property of the Honourable George Cuthbert.

 
T71/145 191-193
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 169(Tot)  
[Name] Middleton  
[Stock] 11  
 

Registered to A. Gwynn deceased.

 
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] 168(Tot)  
[Name] Middleton  
[Stock] 11  
 

Registered to A. Gwynn deceased.

 
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] 112(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of The property of the Hon George Cuthbert in the possession of the said Hon George Cuthbert and James Forsyth Esq as Receivers.

 
T71/146 99-100
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 147(Tot)  
[Name] Middleton  
[Stock] 90  
 

Registered to A. Gwynn deceased.

 
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] 111(Tot)  
[Name] Middleton Estate  
 

In the possession of James Forsyth and Frederick F Hill Esq, Receivers; enrolled in 1820 by the Hon. Geo Cuthbert and James Forsyth as Receivers for the Middleton Estate.

 
T71/147 115
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 141(Tot)  
[Name] Middleton  
[Stock] 32  
 

Registered to A. Gwynn deceased.

 
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.
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 150(Tot)  
[Name] Middleton  
[Stock] 106  
 

Registered to A. Gwynn deceased.

 
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] 146(Tot)  
[Name] Middleton  
[Stock] 89  
 

Registered to Frederick F. Hill.

 
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] 115(Tot) 70(F) 45(M)  
[Name] Middleton Estate  
 

In the possession of James Forsyth and Frederick Ferdinand Hill Esquires, Receivers for Middleton Estate.

 
T71/148 109
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 114(Tot)  
[Name] Middleton  
[Stock] 47  
 

Registered to Frederick F. Hill.

 
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] 147(Tot)  
[Name] Middleton  
[Stock] 47  
 

Registered to Frederick F. Hill.

 
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] 112(Tot) 69(F) 43(M)  
[Name] Middleton Estate  
 

In the possession of Frederick F Hill as owner on Middleton Estate.

 
T71/149 unpaginated
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 146(Tot)  
[Name] Middleton  
[Stock] 43  
 

Registered to Frederick F. Hill.

 
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] 144(Tot)  
[Name] Middleton  
[Stock] 4  
 

Registered to Frederick F. Hill.

 
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] 138(Tot)  
[Name] Middleton  
[Stock] 42  
 

Registered to Frederick F. Hill.

 
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] 108(Tot) 61(F) 47(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Frederick F Hill as owner.

 
T71/150 244