Stewart Castle 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
1809 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1817 [EA] - → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1817 [EA] - → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1820 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - → Joint owner
1820 [EA] - 1820 [EY] → Joint owner
1820 [EA] - 1823 [EY] → Joint owner
1820 [EA] - 1826 [EY] → Joint owner
1823 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1835 [EA] - → Receiver
1835 [EA] - → Receiver
1845 [EA] - 1845 [LA] → Joint owner

Robert Shedden of Palace Chambers left his 2/10ths share in Stewart Castle to his mother in his will [made in 1845] proved in 1850. He was probably too young to have been the Robert Shedden who was one of the recipients of slave compensation for the estate in the 1830s, whom LBS has concluded was his uncle Robert Shedden jun.


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£6,259 8S 10D

Estate Information (23)

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1786
[Name] Stewart Castle Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum, pimento  
 

Account filed by John Murdock, overseer and Robert Stirling, trustee.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 197
1799
[Name] Stewart-Castle  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted In Trelawney as a sugar estate with two cattle mills 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.
1809
[Number of enslaved people] 302(Tot)  
[Name] Stewart Castle  
[Stock] 402  
 

Registered to Hon. James Stewart.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Trel.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] 348(Tot)  
[Name] Stewart Castle  
[Stock] 109  
 

Registered to Hon. James Stewart.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812co2.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 300(Tot)  
[Name] Stewart-Castle  
 

Registered to Hon James Stewart. Number of stock unclear - 30?

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15trel.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 368(Tot)  
[Name] Stewart Castle  
[Stock] 240  
 

Registered to Hon. James Stewart.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al17.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 42(Tot) 18(F) 24(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of John Robert Mitchell as Attorney of Messieurs Robert Shedden & sons.

 
T71/227 1563-1564
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 258(Tot) 123(F) 135(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of John Robert Mitchell as Attorney to Messieurs Robert Shedden and Sons, Mortgagees in Possession, James Stewart as Owner.

 
T71/227 1569-1580
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 376(Tot)  
[Name] Stewart Castle  
[Stock] 272  
 

Registered to Honorable James Stewart.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p17.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 296(Tot)  
[Name] Stewart Castle  
 

In the possession of James Cunningham as Attorney to Messieurs Robert Shedden & Jones the Owners. 258 enslaved people acquired "By purchase. Returned by John Robert Mitchell as Attorney to Messieurs Robert Shedden & Sons Mortgagees in possession Trelawney, but now the Property of Robert Shedden, George Shedden, William Shedden and Bartlett Bridger Shedden, the Equity of redemption in these Slaves having been released by James Stewart & Wife".

 
T71/230 Unpaginated
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 367(Tot)  
[Name] Stewart Castle  
[Stock] 250  
 

Registered to Robert Shedden and sons.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p17.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 290(Tot)  
[Name] Stewart Castle  
[Stock] 242  
 

Registered to Robert Shedden and Sons.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24trel.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 288(Tot)  
[Name] Stewart Castle  
 

In the possession of John Cleghorn as Attorney to Messieurs Robert Shedden & Sons the owners.

 
T71/232 [unpaginated]
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 286(Tot)  
[Name] Stewart Castle  
[Stock] 228  
 

Registered to Robert Shedden and Sons.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al20.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 282(Tot)  
[Name] Stewart Castle  
[Stock] 235  
 

Registered to Robert Shedden and Sons.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al13.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 286(Tot)  
[Name] Stewart Castle  
 

In the possession of John Cleghorn as Attorney to Messieurs Robert Shedden & sons the Owners.

 
T71/234 [unpaginated]
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 286(Tot)  
[Name] Stewart Castle  
[Stock] 228  
 

Registered to Robert Shedden and Sons.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al19.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 281(Tot)  
[Name] Stewart Castle  
[Stock] 182  
 

Registered to Robert Shedden and Sons.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29trel.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 282(Tot)  
[Name] Stewart Castle Estate  
 

In the possession of John Cleghorn as attorney to Robert Shedden & sons, the owners, on Stewart Castle Estate.

 
T71/240 [unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 286(Tot)  
[Name] Stewart Castle  
[Stock] 77  
 

Registered to Robert Shedden and Sons.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831trel.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 289(Tot)  
[Name] Stewart Castle  
[Stock] 207  
 

Registered to Robert Shedden and Sons.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32trel.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 290(Tot)  
[Name] Stewart Castle  
[Stock] 70  
 

Registered to Robert & Sons Shedden.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33Trel.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 290(Tot)  
[Name] Stewart Castle Estate  
 

In the possession of James Galloway as Attorney of Messieurs Robert Shedden & sons.

 
T71/241 211