Swamps

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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
1764 [EA] - 1782 [LA] → Owner
1783 [EA] - 1790 [LA] → Owner
1809 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Owner

Shown as owner through to 1829 but recorded in several sources as dying c. 1823.

1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executrix

Executrix and trustee


Associated Claims (1)

£3,326 14S 7D

Estate Information (46)

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1764
[Name] [no name given]  
[Crop] sugar, rum and rent.  
 

Belonging to the estate of Benjamin Cowells come to the hands of Thomas Hibbert his attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4
1769
[Name] Swamps  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to Bejamin Cowell Esq, as it came into the hands or knowledge of Malcolm Laing attorney for the said estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 198
1781
[Name] Swamp Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

No ownership details. Under the Management and Direction of John Kelly. Account filed by Thomas Gilder, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 42
1782
[Name] Swamps Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of Benjamin Cowell Esquire of the Kingdom of Great Britian. Account filed by Philip Pinnock, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 177
1783
[Name] Swamps  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The proeprty of Mrs Ann Cowell of the Kingdom of Great Britain. Account filed by Phillip Pinnock as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 22
1785
[Name] Swamps Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of Ann Cowell of Great Britain; account filed by Philip Pinnock.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 45
1786
[Name] Swamps Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of Mrs Ann Cowell; account filed by Phillip Pinnock.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 107
1787
[Name] Swamps Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Lott French, attorney and overseer. Swamps Plantation and Noviss Penn filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 125
1787
[Name] Swamps Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of Mrs Ann Cowell of Great Britain; account filed by Lot French as her attorney. Swamps Estate and Monies [?] Pen filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/14 93
1788
[Name] Swamps Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Lott French as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 304-305 f.162
1789
[Name] Swamps  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by L. French as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 440
1790
[Name] Swamps  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of Mrs Ann Cowel. Account filed by J. Francke.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 217 [f.109]
1791
[Name] Swamps  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Robert Law.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 244-245
1792
[Name] Swamps Estates  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Robert Law.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 245
1793
[Name] Swamps Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Robert Law.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 76
1794
[Name] Swamps Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Robert Law.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 194
1795
[Name] Swamps Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Robert Law.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 205-206
1798
[Name] Swamps  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St David 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 Surrey which he compeleted in 1798.
1799
[Name] Swamps Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Robert Law.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 167
1800
[Name] Swamps Estate  
[Crop] sugar  
 

Owner information not recorded. Account filed by Robt Low.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/28 65-66
1801
[Name] Swamps Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum, 3 steers, hire of one enslaved person (a mason)  
 

Account filed by Robert Law.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 55
1803
[Name] Swamps Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Robert Law (no status is given).

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 2
1804
[Name] Swamps Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Owner not given. Account filed in the name of Robert Law (status not given).

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 180
1807
[Name] Swamps  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Robert Laws.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 2- 3
1809
[Number of enslaved people] 378(Tot)  
[Name] Morriss [sic - Norris] and Swamps  
[Stock] 57  
 

Registered to James Renny deceased.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11David.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] 460(Tot)  
[Name] Morris [sic - Norris] & Swamps  
[Stock] 73  
 

Registered to James Renny.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812por.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 171(Tot)  
[Name] Swamps  
[Stock] 110  
 

Registered to heirs of James Renny.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15davi.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 214(Tot)  
[Name] Swamps  
[Stock] 108  
 

Registered to heirs of James Renny.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al10.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 214(Tot) 104(F) 110(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of William Shand as attorney to Thomas Rennie Strachan.

 
T71/139 277
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 209(Tot)  
[Name] Swamps  
 

Registered to heirs of James Renny.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p11.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 211(Tot)  
[Name] Swamps  
 

Registered to heirs of James Renny.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_07.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 212(Tot) 104(F) 108(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of the Hon. William Shand as attorney of Thomas Renny Strachan.

 
T71/140 187
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 210(Tot)  
[Name] Swamps  
[Stock] 86  
 

Registered to heirs of James Renny.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p11.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 195(Tot)  
[Name] Swamps  
[Stock] 98  
 

Registered to heirs of James Renny.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24davi.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 198(Tot) 102(F) 96(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Simon Taylor as attorney of Thomas Renny Strachan.

 
T71/141 305
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 191(Tot)  
[Name] Swamps  
[Stock] 85  
 

Registered to heirs of James Renny.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al13.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 198(Tot)  
[Name] Swamps  
[Stock] 91  
 

Registered to heirs of James Renny.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al07.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 193(Tot) 97(F) 96(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Simon Taylor as attorney of Thomas Renny Strachan.

 
T71/142 307
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 194(Tot)  
[Name] Swamps  
 

Registered to heirs of James Renny.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al12.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 192(Tot)  
[Name] Swamps  
 

Registered to heirs of James Renny.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29royldav.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) 98(F) 87(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Simpson Taylor and Co as attorneys of Thomas Renny Strachan Esq.

 
T71/143 293
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 180(Tot)  
[Name] Swamps  
 

Registered to heirs of James Renny.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831davi.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 185(Tot)  
[Name] Swamps  
 

Registered to heirs of James Renny.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32davi.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 176(Tot)  
[Name] Swamps  
[Stock] 56  
 

Registered to heirs of James Rennie.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33David.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 174(Tot) 93(F) 81(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Simon Taylor as attorney to the executors and trustees of Thomas Renny Strachan deceased.

 
T71/144 299
1839
[Name] Swamps  
[Size] 606  
 

Registered to estate of James Ronnie.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40David.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.