Union Estate

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Associated People (11)

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
Previous owner

In his will made in 1775 and proved in 1776, Samuel Smith said he had purchased half of the Union sugar works from Henry Lord Esq. It is not clear that Henry Lord Esq. was the same man as the Henry Lord shown as previous owner of three estates in Clarendon and St Thomas-in-the-Vale in the late 1790s.

1778 [EA] - 1783 [LA] → Previous owner

Shown as deceased co-owner

1778 [EA] - 1810 [LA] → Previous owner

Shown as deceased co-owner

1785 [EA] - 1792 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1786 [EA] - 1786 [LA] → Previous owner
1810 [EA] - 1815 [LA] → Not known
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£2,824 14S 6D

Estate Information (55)

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1778
[Name] Union  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Late the property of Samuel Smith and Charles Kelsall Esqs. deceased. Account filed by Charles Russell one of the executors of the above named Samuel Smith deceased.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 98
1779
[Name] Union  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Late the property of Samuel Smith and Charles Kelsall Esqs. deceased. Account filed by Robert Campbell as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 174
1780
[Name] Union  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Late the property of Samuel Smith and Charles Kelsall Esqs. deceased. Account filed by Robert Campbell as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 203
1781
[Name] Union  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Late the property of Samuel Smith and Charles Kelsall Esqs. deceased. Account filed by Robert Campbell as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 209
1783
[Name] Union  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Hugh Watson.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 214
1783
[Name] Union  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Late the property of Samuel Smith and Charles Kelsall Esqs. deceased. Account filed by Robert Campbell as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 24-5
1785
[Name] Union Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Filed for Jan 1785 to Jan 1786. Declaration sworn in Glasgow concerning full estate accounts presented by John Francis Murray as clerk or book keeper with Robert Dunmore, William Cunningham, Thomas Crawford, Adam Lightbody and Patrick Dougall of the City of Glasgow, merchants, co-partners carrying on business under the firm of Robert Dunmore and Company (for monies advanced by them). Union and Harmon? Hill Estates filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/14 102-108
1786
[Name] Union Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Hugh Watson.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 190
1786
[Name] Union  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Account filed by Hugh Watson.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 177
1786
[Name] Union Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Filed for Mar 1786 to Mar 1787. Account filed by John Ferguson Esq as attorney appointed by Messrs Robert Dunmore and Co as mortgagees in possession of the property of Hermon Hill Estate and one moiety of Union Estate, the property of Charles March Esq deceased. Union and Harmon? Hill Estates filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/14 118-124
1787
[Name] Union Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Account filed by Hugh Watson.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/14 143-144
1788
[Name] Union Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Hugh Watson.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 263-264 f.141
1788
[Name] Union Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Declaration sworn in Glasgow concerning full estate accounts presented by John Ritchie gentleman as clerk or book keeper to Robert Dunmore, William Cunningham, Thomas Crawford, Adam Lightbody and Patrick Dougall of the City of Glasgow, merchants, carrying on business in the firm of Robert Dunmore and Company (for monies advanced by them). Accounts filed for 01/03/1787 to 01/03/1789. Union and Herman Hill Estates filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 73-95 f.37-48
1789
[Name] Union  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Account filed by Hugh Watson.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 383-384 f.189
1790
[Name] Union  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Jeremy Beasly.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 347-348
1791
[Name] Union  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Jeremy Ready.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 375 [f.182]
1792
[Name] Union  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The moiety of Charles Kelsal and Miss Smith. Account filed by Jeremy Ready.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 112
1792
[Name] Union Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Concerning Charles Kelsal's one-half interest in the estate in the possession of William Ross Esquire since 28/08 1792 and before that in the possession of Robert Dunmore and Co as mortgagees. Account filed by Jeremy Ready.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 182
1793
[Name] [no name given]  
[Crop] Rent  
 

Estate of Charles Kelsall deceased in the possession of Messrs Robert Dunmore and Company as mortgagees. Account filed by William Ross esq of Richmond, parish of St Mary, one of the attornies for the mortgagees for the period 31/12/1792 to 31/12/1793. Assumed to be Hermon Hill and Union Estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 65
1793
[Name] Union  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Jeremy Ready for the period 31/12/1792 to 31/12/1793.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 32
1794
[Name] Union  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Jeremy Ready for the period 31/12/1793 to 31/12/1794.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 17
1795
[Name] Union  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Jeremy Ready for the period 31/12/1794 to 31/12/1795.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 257-258
1795
[Name] Union Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Jeremy Ready, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 9
1796
[Name] Union Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Jeremy Ready, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 59
1796
[Name] Union Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Jeremy Ready or Donald Campbell.

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

Account filed by Jeremy Ready for the period 31/12/1796 to 31/12/1797.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 28
1797
[Name] Union  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Jeremy Ready for the period 31/12/1796 to 31/12/1797.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 7
1798
[Name] Union  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St Mary as a sugar estate with a cattle mill and a windmill 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 Middlesex which he compeleted in 1798.
1798
[Name] Union Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Henry Rendy(?).

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/25 18
1799
[Name] Union Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Jeremy Ready as overseer for the period 31/12/1798 to 31/12/1799.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 35-36
1801
[Name] Union Plantation  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Charles Mackae.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 197
1803
[Name] Union Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Ricket Donovan head book-keeper (in the absence of Christopher MacRae overseer).

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 126
1807
[Name] Union  
[Crop] sugar, rum and land rental  
 

Account filed by Thomas G. Henley as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 27
1810
[Number of enslaved people] 151(Tot)  
[Name] Union  
[Stock] 116  
 

Registered to Kelsall & Smith.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Mary.htm. The 1811 almanac was based on the givings-in of the March Quarter for 1810, hence the earlier evolution date.
1811
[Number of enslaved people] 142(Tot)  
[Name] Union  
[Stock] 92  
 

Registered to Kinghorn and Smith.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812mar.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 138(Tot)  
[Name] Union  
[Stock] 103  
 

Registered to Kinghorn & Smith.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15mary.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 184(Tot) 82(F) 102(M)  
[Name] Union Estate  
 

Larchin Gordon, attorney of Joseph Timperon [also Joseph Temperon].

 
T 71/33 97-102
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 185(Tot)  
[Name] Union  
[Stock] 83  
 

Registered to Joseph Timperon.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al05.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 184(Tot)  
[Name] Union  
[Stock] 22  
 

Registered to Joseph Timperon.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p06.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 177(Tot) 83(F) 94(M)  
[Name] Union Estate  
 

Larchin Gordon, attorney of Joseph Timperon of London.

 
T 71/34 102-103
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 179(Tot)  
[Name] Union  
[Stock] 120  
 

Registered to Joseph Timperon.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_04.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 177(Tot)  
[Name] Union  
[Stock] 135  
 

Registered to Joseph Timperon.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p06.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 177(Tot) 82(F) 95(M)  
[Name] Union Estate  
 

Henry Cox, attorney of Joseph Timperon of London.

 
T 71/35 111-112
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 177(Tot)  
[Name] Union  
[Stock] 155  
 

Registered to Joseph Timperon.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24mary.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 176(Tot)  
[Name] Union  
[Stock] 160  
 

Registered to Joseph Timperon.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al06.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 178(Tot) 86(F) 92(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

James Lawes, attorney of Joseph Timperon.

 
T 71/36 139-140
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 178(Tot)  
[Name] Union Estate  
[Stock] 154  
 

Registered to Joseph Timperon.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al03.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 175(Tot)  
[Name] Union Estate  
[Stock] 32  
 

Registered to Joseph Timperon.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al07.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 174(Tot)  
[Name] Union Estate  
[Stock] 147  
 

Registered to Joseph Timperon.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29mary.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 172(Tot) 82(F) 90(M)  
[Name] Union Estate  
 

James Lawes, attorney to Joseph Timperon.

 
T 71/40 [unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 167(Tot)  
[Name] Union Estate  
 

Registered to Joseph Timperon.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831mary.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 167(Tot)  
[Name] Union Estate  
 

Registered to Joseph Timperon.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32mary.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 164(Tot) 81(F) 83(M)  
[Name] Union Estate  
 

John Blair, attorney of Joseph Timperon.

 
T 71/41 30
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 162(Tot)  
[Name] Union  
 

Registered to Joseph Timperon.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33Mary.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1839
[Name] Union  
[Size] 1867  
 

Registered to Joseph Timperon.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40Mary.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.