New Ground

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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
1776 [EA] - 1776 [LA] → Administrator
1776 [EA] - 1784 [LA] → Previous owner
1796 [EA] - 1821 [LA] → Owner

Shown as minor in the early entries and then variously as Hon. William Bryan or simply William Bryan

1823 [EA] - 1827 [LA] → Previous owner
1826 [EA] - → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1826 [EA] - → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1828 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1828 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1829 [EA] - → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Agent

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£3,915 19S 5D

Estate Information (42)

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1776
[Name] New Ground  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The estates of the late John Bryan Esq. deceased. Account filed by John Smith as store keeper to the late John Bryan Esq. deceased and since his death to William Bryan Esq. his administrator. Mullet Hall and New Ground estates were all filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/8 82
1778
[Name] New Ground  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of John Bryan Esq. Account filed by William Bowler as clerk to the representatives of Messrs John and William Bryan. Mullet Hall, New Ground, Bryans Hill and Yarmouth estates were all filed toegther.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 91
1779
[Name] New Ground  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Described as the estates of Messrs John and William Bryan. Mullet Hall, New Ground, Bryans Hill and Yarmouth estates were all filed toegther. This estate had "IB" next to the name indicating John Bryan. The account was filed by James Flyn, planter and store keeper at Rules Pen.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 115
1780
[Name] New Ground Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The Estates of John & William Bryan Esquires Deceased. Acount filed by James Flynn. New Ground Estate, Bryans Hill Estate & Yarmouth Estate all filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 35-36
1782
[Name] New Ground Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by James Flyn as store keeper at Rules Penn. Estates of John William Bryan Esquire to include: New Ground Estate, Bryans Hill Estate filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 151-152 f.76
1783
[Name] New Ground  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The estates of John and William Bryan Esq. deceased. New Ground and Bryans Hill were filed toegther. Account filed by James Flyn as store keeper at Falconers Pen.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 78
1784
[Name] New Ground  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Described as the estates of John and William Bryan. New Ground and Bryans Hill estates were filed toegther. This estate had "IB" next to the name indicating John Bryan. The account was filed by Walrond Fearson, store keeper at Falconers Pen.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 162
1788
[Name] New Ground Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to the devisee under the will of William Bryan. Account filed by John Rodon as one of the trustees in possession. Bryan's Hill and New Ground filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 364-365 f.192
1788
[Name] New Ground Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

In the possession of Rowland Smith and John Rodon Esquires as trustees of William Bryan deceased. Account filed by William Skinner. Accounts filed for 27/02/1788 to 06/03/1789.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 369 f.194
1789
[Name] New Ground Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to the devisee under the will of William Bryan and within the knowledge of John Rodon one of the trustees in possession. Account filed by said John Rodon. Bryans Hill and New Ground Estates filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 273-274
1790
[Name] New Grove [Ground?] Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to the devisee under the will of William Bryan and within the knowledge of John Rodes [Rodon ?] one of the trustees in possession. Account filed by said John Rodes [Rodon?]. Bryans Hill and New Grove [Ground?] Estates filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 231-232 [f.116]
1791
[Name] New Ground Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belongong to the devisee under the will of William Bryan. Account filed by Walrond Wheeler Fearon as overseer of Dry River Penn.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 238-239
1792
[Name] New Ground Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Waldron Fearon as overseer. New Ground and Bryan's Hill Estates filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 293 [f.147]
1793
[Name] New Ground Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Waldron Fearon as overseer. New Ground and Bryan's Hill Estates filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 409-410 [f.205]
1794
[Name] New Ground Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of William Bryan Esq deceased. Account filed by Walrond Fearon as overseer on Dry River Penn.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 166
1795
[Name] New Ground Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of William Bryan an infant in the possession of John Rodon Esq his testamentary guardian. Account filed by Walrond Fearon as overseer on Dry River Penn. New Ground and Bryan Hills estates filed together. Crops listed separately.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 253
1796
[Name] New Ground Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to William Bryon, infant. Account given by John Rodon, Esq, guardian. Account filed by Walrond Fearon, overseer.

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

Account given by John Rodon, Esq, guardian to William Bryan, infant. Account filed by Waldron? Fearon, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 115
1798
[Name] New Ground Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of William Bryan an infant in the possession of John Rodon Esq his guardian. Account filed by Walrond Fearon as overseer on Bryans Pen for the year ending 31/12/1798

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 118
1798
[Name] New-Ground  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted In Clarendon 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 Middlesex which he compeleted in 1798.
1799
[Name] New Ground Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

In the possession of John Rodon Esq as trustee under the will of William Bryan Esq deceased. Account filed by Alexander McRae planter for the year ending 31/12/1799

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 232
1800
[Name] New Ground Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

In the possession of Joh Roden Esq, Trustee under the Will of William Bayner (?) Esq deceased. Account filed by Alexander McRae as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/28 87
1801
[Name] New Ground Plantation  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

In the possession of John Roden as Exor and Trustee under the Will of William Bryan Esq deceased. Account filed by Alexander McRae as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 26
1809
[Number of enslaved people] 128(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
[Stock] -  
 

Registered to 'William Beckford'. This appears however, to be either an error in the original or a transcription error on the Almanacs page of JamaicaFamilySearch: the 1811 Almanac there shows both Bryan's Hill and New Ground as a continuation under 'ditto' of other estates shown correctly as owned by William Beckford. However, Bryan's Hill and New Ground are shown in earlier and later sources as owned by William Bryan, who does not appear on the 1811 Almanac page and appears to have been omitted in error.

 
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.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 71(Tot)  
[Name] New-Cross  
[Stock] 59  
 

Registered to George Archer.

 
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] 212(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
[Stock] 115  
 

Registered to Hon William Bryan.

 
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] 266(Tot) 143(F) 128(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of William Bryan as owner. Presumed to be a composite return for enslaved people on Bryan's Pen, New Ground and Peckham estates although it's not clear if William Bryan owned all three as early as 1817.

 
T71/57 855-864
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 218(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
 

Registered to Hon. William Bryan.

 
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] 218(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
 

Registered to?William Bryan.

 
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.
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 217(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
[Stock] 103  
 

Registered to William Bryan.

 
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] 210(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
[Stock] 85  
 

Registered to Hon. William Bryan 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] 415(Tot) 288(F) 187(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of William Bryan as owner. A composite return for enslaved people on Bryan's Pen, New Ground and Peckham estates.

 
T71/59 67-68
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 221(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
[Stock] 15  
 

Registered to William Bryan 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.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 218(Tot) 120(F) 98(M)  
[Name] New Ground  
 

In the possession of Francis Smith as the attorney of Mrssrs Wm, R. and S. Mitchell, mortgagees in possession. Last returned in Clarendon by or for William Bryan.

 
T71/60 299
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 218(Tot) 120(F) 98(M)  
[Name] New Ground  
 

In the possession of Francis Smith as the attorney of Mrssrs Wm, R. and S. Mitchell, mortgagees in possession. Last returned in Clarendon by or for William Bryan.

 
T71/60 299
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 218(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
[Stock] 16  
 

Registered to William Bryan 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] 214(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
[Stock] 35  
 

Registered to W. R. and S. Mitchell and Co..

 
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] 100(Tot) 228(F) 128(M)  
[Name] New Ground  
 

In the possession of Francis Smith as attorney to Messrs. Wm. Rowle and Samuel Mitchell.

 
T71/62 321
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 226(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
[Stock] 42  
 

Registered to W. R. and S. Mitchell and Co..

 
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] 234(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
[Stock] 44  
 

Registered to W. R. & S. Mitchell & Co..

 
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] 289(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground Estate and Bryan's Pen  
 

In the possession of William Wheeler Fearon as agent to Messrs William Rowland and Samuel Mitchell & Co.

 
T71/64 274
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 234(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
[Stock] 38  
 

Registered to W. R. & S. Mitchell & Co.

 
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.