Elim 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
1741 [EA] - 1741 [LA] → Previous owner
1742 [EA] - 1765 [LA] → Owner
1768 [EA] - 1778 [LA] → Previous owner
1771 [EA] - 1778 [LA] → Attorney
1782 [EA] - 1821 [LA] → Owner
1792 [EA] - 1799 [LA] → Not known

Appears as owner of Elim intermittently between 1792 and 1799. If the John Foster who appears again 1826-1832 after the death of Eugene Frederick Foster was the same man, he cannot nevertheless be the same man as the claimant as tenant-in-tail in 1834.

1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Previous owner
1823 [EA] - → Trust beneficiary
1826 [EA] - → Previous owner
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

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£7,252 17S 8D

Estate Information (59)

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1741
[Name] Elime  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Estate of Collonel John Foster deceased under the direction of Florentius Vassell Esq. executor. Account filed by Florentius Vassell executor of Collonel John Foster deceased and Robert Wright Principal Servant managing the estate of the said Collonel John Foster. The estates of Elime, Two Mile Wood, Lancasters, Dawkins and the unnamed estate were filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 123
1742
[Name] Ellynn  
[Crop] sugar, rum and cattle  
 

Filed for 25th Dec 1741 - 25th Dec 1742. Estate belonging to Thomas Foster Esq. Account filed by Archibald Clarke of the parish of St. Elizabeth gent and overseer of the estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 215
1743
[Name] Elim  
[Crop] sugar, rum and cattle  
 

Belonging to Thomas Foster Esq. Account filed by Archibald Clarke as overseer of the plantation.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/2 74
1744
[Name] Elim  
[Crop] sugar, rum and cattle  
 

Estate of Thomas Foster of London Esq. under the direction of James Cunningham Esq. attorney of the said Thomas Foster Esq. Account filed by William Sayers as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/2 105
1762
[Name] Elim  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses, cotton, coffee, ginger, cocoa and pimento, livestock and mahogany  
 

Belonging to Thomas Foster Esq. Account filed by Charles Kiern as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 26
1763
[Name] Elim  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

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

 
Thomas Craskell's Map of the County of Surry in the Island of Jamaica (1763)
1763
[Name] Elim  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses, cotton, coffee, ginger, cocoa and pimento, livestock and mahogany  
 

Belonging to Thomas Foster Esq. Account filed by Charles Kiern as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 56
1764
[Name] Elim  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses, cotton, coffee, ginger, cocoa and pimento, livestock and mahogany  
 

Belonging to Thomas Foster Esq. Account filed by Charles Kiern as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 123
1765
[Name] Elim  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses, cotton, coffee, ginger, cocoa and pimento, livestock and mahogany  
 

Belonging to Thomas Foster Esq. Account filed by Charles Kiern as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 159
1766
[Name] Elim  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses, cotton, coffee, ginger, cocoa and pimento, livestock and mahogany  
 

Belonging to Thomas Foster Esq. Account filed by Charles Kiern as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 31
1768
[Name] Elim  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to Thomas Foster Esq. deceased. Account filed by James Campbell as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 146
1771
[Name] Elim  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to the heirs of Thomas Foster Esq. deceased. Account filed by William Smalling as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 164
1772
[Name] Elim  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to the heirs of Thomas Foster Esq. deceased. Account filed by William Smalling as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 67
1773
[Name] Elim  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to the heirs of Thomas Foster Esq. deceased. Account filed by William Smalling as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 76
1778
[Name] Elim  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to Thomas Foster Esq. deceased. Account filed by William Smalling as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 140
1782
[Name] Elim Estate and Pen  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Thomas Foster Esq. Account filed by John Niven as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 119
1783
[Name] Elim Estate and Pen  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Thomas Foster Esq. Account filed by John Niven as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 119
1783
[Name] Elim Estate and Pen  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Thomas Foster Esq. Account filed by John Niven as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 178-9
1785
[Name] Elim Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to Thomas Forbes Esq; account filed by John Niven, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 78
1785
[Name] Elin Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, stags, horses, mules, cattle  
 

Belonging to Thomas Foster Esq; account filed by John Niven as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 203
1786
[Name] Elin Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, horses, mules, cattle  
 

Belonging to Thomas Foster Esq; account filed by John Niven as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 203-204
1787
[Name] Elim Estate  
[Crop] Horses, cattle  
 

The property of Thomas Foster Esquire in the possession of Charles Rowe Esquire. Account filed by said Charles Rowe as his attorney. Accounts filed for 27/06/1787 to 31/12/1787.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 74
1788
[Name] Elim Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, mules, cattle, horses, stag, old copper  
 

The property of Thomas Foster Esquire under the care and direction of Charles Rowe Esquire his attorney. Account filed by Robert Pickering.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 85-86 [f.43]
1789
[Name] Elm  
[Crop] Mules, hire of enslaved people, cattle, wharfage, horses, sugar, cotton  
 

The property of Thomas Foster Esquire uner the care and direction of Charles Rowe Esquire his attorney. Account filed by John Coley as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 352-353
1790
[Name] Elim Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, mules, cattle and horses  
 

The property of Thomas Foster Esquire under the care and direction of Charles Rowe Esquire his attorney. Account filed by John Coley as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 304-306
1791
[Name] Elim Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle, horses, mules, labour hire  
 

The property of Thomas Foster under the care and direction of Charles Rowe Esqire his attorney. Account filed by John Coley as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 226-227
1792
[Name] Elim  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of John Foster Esquire, under the care of Robert Peart Esquire his attorny. Account fled by John Coley as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 136
1793
[Name] Elim  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of John Foster Esquire, under the care of Robert Peart Esquire his attorny. Account fled by John Coley as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 439-440 [f.220]
1794
[Name] Elim Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, old copper, brass and iron, hire of enslaved people  
 

Property of Thomas Foster Esq under the care and management of Robert Peart Esq his attorney. Account filed by John Coley as overseer for the period 01/01/1794 to 31/12/1794.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 111-113
1795
[Name] Elim Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, pasturage, jobbing, steers, hire of enlaved people  
 

Account filed by John Coley, planter.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 47
1796
[Name] Elim Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, hors, steers, stag, cows,heifer, old copper, cart and hire of enslaved people, wharfage, jobbing  
 

Belonging to Thomas Foster, Esq. Account given by Robert Peart? Esq. Account filed by John Coley overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/23
1797
[Name] Elim Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, hire of enslaved people,pasturage, mules, horse  
 

Belonging to Thomas Foster? Esq. Account given by Henry Waite Plummer, Esq. Account filed by John Coley, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 163
1798
[Name] Elim Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle, mules, cart hire, hire of enslaved people, pasturage, wharfage  
 

Property of John Foster Esq under the care and management of Henry Waite Plummer his attorney. Account filed by John Coley as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1798.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 199-200
1799
[Name] Elim Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle, hire of enslaved people, old brass  
 

Belonging to John Foster Esq under the care and management of Henry Waite Plummer his attorney. Account filed by John Coley as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1799.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 54
1799
[Name] Elim  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St Elizabeth 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 Cornwall which he compeleted in 1799.
1800
[Name] Elim Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Robert (?) Waite Plummer, late Attorney of Thomas Foster Esq.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 216-217
1801
[Name] Elim Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum, cattle, logwood, sale of some old copper and iron, hire of enslaved people  
 

Belonging to Thomas Foster Esq and under the care and direction of Samuel Jeffries, Attorney for the same. Account filed by Peter Prim as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 72
1803
[Name] Elim Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle, copper  
 

Belonging to Thomas Foster Esq under the care and direction of Samuel Jeffries his attorney. Account filed by E P Petgrave as overseer for the year ending 01/06/1803

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 177
1804
[Name] Elim Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, mules and cattle  
 

Belonging to Thomas Foster, Esq. Account given in the name of John White, Esq, attorney to said estate. Account filed in the name of Adam Copland, overseer to said estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 181
1810
[Number of enslaved people] 420(Tot)  
[Name] Elim and Modina  
[Stock] 422  
 

Registered to Thomas Foster.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Eliz.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1811
[Number of enslaved people] 420(Tot)  
[Name] Elim  
[Stock] 280  
 

Registered to Thomas Foster.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812co1.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 375(Tot) 181(F) 194(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of James Daly as attorney to Thomas Foster Esquire.

 
T71/164 268-278
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 368(Tot)  
[Name] Elim  
[Stock] 324  
 

Registered to Thomas Foster.

 
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] 366(Tot)  
[Name] Elim  
[Stock] 339  
 

Registered to Thomas Foster.

 
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] 373(Tot) 177(F) 196(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of David Morrice as attorney of Thomas Forster.

 
T71/167 450-452
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 373(Tot)  
[Name] Elim  
[Stock] 339  
 

Registered to Thomas Foster.

 
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] 374(Tot)  
[Name] Elim  
[Stock] 435  
 

Registered to Thomas Foster.

 
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] 371(Tot) 184(F) 187(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of David Morrice as attorney to the trustees of Thomas Foster deceased and guardian to Eugine Frederick Foster a minor. All registered in 1820 by David Morrice as attorney to Thomas Foster since deceased. This register gives two specific causes of death: James Smith, Quadroon, age 17, Creole, killed; Tatta, negro, age 47, Creole, found hung.

 
T71/168 443-445
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 372(Tot)  
[Name] Elim  
[Stock] 338  
 

Registered to E. F. Foster.

 
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] 384(Tot)  
[Name] Elim  
[Stock] 301  
 

Registered to Eugene F. Foster.

 
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
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Duncan Robertson and William Ridgard as executors to attorney of Eugene Frederick Foster. Previous registration was for 371 enslaved people. By the decease of Eugene Frederick Foster these slaves become the property of John Forster.

 
T71/169 593-603
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 381(Tot) 192(F) 189(M)  
[Name] Elim Estate  
 

In the possession of Duncan Robertson and William Ridgard as attorneys of John Forster. By the decease of Eugene Frederick Foster.

 
T71/169 603-613
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 385(Tot)  
[Name] Elim  
[Stock] 294  
 

Registered to John Foster.

 
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] 390(Tot) 190(F) 190(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Wm Ridgard and Dn Robertson as attornies to John Forster Esquires. Totals illegible. 19- and 19- with the total of 39-.

 
T71/172 [Unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 387(Tot)  
[Name] Elim  
[Stock] 183  
 

Registered to John Forster.

 
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] 377(Tot)  
[Name] Elim  
[Stock] 346  
 

Registered to John Foster.

 
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] 385(Tot) 201(F) 184(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of William Ridgard Esquire and the Hon. Duncan Robertson as attornies for John Forster Esquire.

 
T71/176 377
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 375(Tot)  
[Name] Elim  
[Stock] 200  
 

Registered to John Foster.

 
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.
1839
[Name] Elim  
[Size] 4560  
 

Registered to John Forster.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40Eliza.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.