Ashley Estate

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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
1783 [EA] - → Not known
1807 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner
1807 [EA] - 1808 [LA] → Overseer
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Receiver
1826 [EA] - → Receiver
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

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£2,429 18S 10D

Estate Information (39)

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1781
[Name] Ashleys Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of Thomas Fearon. Account filed by James Chisholme.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 94
1782
[Name] Ashleys Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

No ownership details. Account filed by James Chisholme.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 168-169
1783
[Name] Ashley's  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by James Chisholme.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 25
1796
[Name] Ashley Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to the heirs of the late John Russell, Esq. Account given by Christopher McRae, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/23
1797
[Name] Ashley's Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, meagre steers, old brass, old iron  
 

Belongingto the heirs of the late John ? Esq, dec. Account filed by Christopher Macrae, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 146
1798
[Name] Ashleys  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted In Clarendon 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 Middlesex which he compeleted in 1798.
1798
[Name] Ashley's  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Christer MacRay overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/25 59
1799
[Name] Ashley Hall Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Property of the heirs of John Ashley Esq deceased. Account filed by Thomas Thomson for the period 01/01/1799 to 31/12/1799.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 150-151
1799
[Name] Ashley Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of the heirs of John Russell Esq deceased. Account filed by Christopher McRae as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 47
1800
[Name] Ashley Plantation  
[Crop] sugar  
 

Belonging to the Heirs of the late John Russell EsqAccount filed by Alexander McLean as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/28 101
1801
[Name] Ashleys Plantation  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of the Heirs of the late John Russell Esq. Account filed by Archibald Campbell as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/28 203-204
1803
[Name] Ashleys Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, coffee, old copper  
 

Account filed by George W Evans for the period 31/12/1802 to 31/12/1803.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 22
1804
[Name] Ashley Estate  
[Crop] Rum and sugar, wainage  
 

Belonging to the heirs of the late John Russell, Esq. Account filed by George W Evans, late overseer of said plantation.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 115
1804
[Name] Ashley Estate  
[Crop] Rum and sugar, wainage  
 

Belonging to the heirs of the late John Russell, Esq. Account filed by George U Evans, late overseer of said plantation.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 116
1807
[Name] Ashleys  
[Crop] sugar, rum and coffee  
 

Belonging to the heirs of John Russel Esq. Account filed by Harris Roope as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 39
1808
[Name] Ashleys  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cofee, cattle, lime and waining  
 

Belonging to the heirs of John Russell Esq. Account filed by Harris Roope as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 162
1809
[Number of enslaved people] 201(Tot)  
[Name] Ashley's  
[Stock] 43  
 

Registered to John Russell deceased.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Clarend.htm. The 1811 almanac was based on the givings-in of the March Quarter for 1809, hence the earlier evolution date.
1811
[Number of enslaved people] 196(Tot)  
[Name] Ashley's  
[Stock] 54  
 

Registered to John Russell deceased.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812cla.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 186(Tot)  
[Name] Ashley's  
[Stock] 190  
 

Registered to John Russell, attorney.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15clar.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 172(Tot)  
[Name] Ashley's  
[Stock] 148  
 

Registered to John Russell deceased, by his attorney.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al03.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 164(Tot) 93(F) 71(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Donald McLean as receiver appointed by the Court of Chancery for Ashley's Estate in the Cause Bayley & al Vs Russell & al.

 
T71/57 134-139
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 164(Tot)  
[Name] Ashley's  
[Stock] 62  
 

Registered to John Russell deceased.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p04.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 160(Tot)  
[Name] Ashley's  
[Stock] 30  
 

Registered to John Russell deceased.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_03.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 160(Tot) 91(F) 69(M)  
[Name] Ashley's Estate  
 

In the possession of Donald McLean as receiver appointed by the Court of Chancery for Ashley's Estate.

 
T71/58 77
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 158(Tot)  
[Name] Ashley's  
[Stock] 136  
 

Registered to John Russell deceased.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p04.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 150(Tot)  
[Name] Ashley's  
[Stock] 125  
 

Registered to John Russell deceased.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24clar.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 151(Tot) 89(F) 62(M)  
[Name] Ashley's  
 

In the possession of Donald McLean as receiver appointed by the Court of Chancery for Ashley's Estate.

 
T71/59 6
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 147(Tot)  
[Name] Ashley's  
[Stock] 101  
 

Registered to John Russell deceased.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al08.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 141(Tot) 80(F) 61(M)  
[Name] Ashley's Estate  
 

In the possession of James Wright Turner as receiver appointed by the Court of Chancery for Ashleys Estate.

 
T71/60 19
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 143(Tot)  
[Name] Ashley's  
[Stock] 14  
 

Registered to John Russell deceased.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al05.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 139(Tot)  
[Name] Ashley's  
[Stock] 13  
 

Registered to John Russell deceased.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al04.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 130(Tot)  
[Name] Ashley's  
[Stock] 13  
 

Registered to John Russell deceased.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29clarvere.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 185(Tot) 92(F) 93(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of James W. Turner as attorney to the heirs of John Russell deceased. Including a large number purchased from Dr McNaught and registered by him in 1826 [previously on Harrietsfield, JA6282].

 
T71/63 381
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 185(Tot) 92(F) 93(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of James W. Turner as attorney to the heirs of John Russell deceased. Including a large number purchased from Dr McNaught and registered by him in 1826 [previously on Harrietsfield, JA6282].

 
T71/63 381
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 173(Tot)  
[Name] Ashley's  
[Stock] 19  
 

Registered to heirs of John Russell.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831clar.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 159(Tot)  
[Name] Ashley's  
[Stock] 14  
 

Registered to heirs of John Russell.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32vere.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 142(Tot) 74(F) 68(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of James W. Turner Esquire as attorney to the heirs of John Russell deceaesd. Large decrease due to deaths.

 
T71/64 374
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 142(Tot)  
[Name] Ahley's  
[Stock] 13  
 

Registered to heirs of John Russell.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33Claren.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1839
[Name] Ashley's  
[Size] 1644  
 

Registered to John Russell deceased.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40Clarend.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.