Retreat [2]

Estate Details

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Associated People (3)

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
- 1835 [LA] → Owner
- 1815 [EY] → Owner

Left in trust for his wife and children under the will of Robert McGhie made in 1814, for which administration was granted in 1817.

1817 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Previous owner

Associated Claims (1)

£3,480 14S 8D

Notes

Higman puts two estates together - Hampstead and Retreat. They were both located in the upper Martha Brae River and were owned by John H. Deffell at emancipation. Hampstead had a cattle mill and Retreat had a water mill.


Sources

B. W. Higman, Jamaica surveyed: plantation maps and plans of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (Kingston, Institute of Jamaica Publications, 1988), p.138.


Estate Information (19)

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1799
[Name] Retreat  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in Trelawney 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.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 211(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 151  
 

Registered to heirs of Robert McGhie.

 
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] 143(Tot) 70(F) 73(M)  
[Name] Retreat Estate  
 

In the possession of William Fairclough as Receiver.

 
T71/225 709-714
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 210(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 147  
 

Registered to heirs of Robert McGhie.

 
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] 217(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
 

Registered to heirs of Robert McGhie.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_13.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 145(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat Estate  
 

In the possession of Robert H Scott as Reciever. Enrolled 28th June 1817 as in possession of William Fairclough Esquire the then Receiver.

 
T71/231 [unpaginated]
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 211(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 212  
 

Registered to James McDonald.

 
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] 202(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 188  
 

Registered to heirs of Robert McGhie.

 
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] 130(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat Estate  
 

In the possession of Robert H Scott as Receiver in Chancery.

 
T71/233 [Unpaginated]
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 210(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 199  
 

Registered to heirs of Robert McGhie.

 
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
[Name] Retreat  
 

Registered to heirs of Robert McGhie. Number of enslaved people and stock not clear, transcribed erroneously?

 
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] 118(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat Estate  
 

In the possession of Robert Haldane Scott as Receiver.

 
T71/235 [unpaginated]
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 210(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 99  
 

Registered to heirs of Robert McGhie.

 
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] 196(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 185  
 

Registered to heirs of Robert McGhie.

 
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] 103(Tot) 53(F) 50(M)  
[Name] Retreat Estate  
 

In the possession of William Mitchell Kerr and James MacDonald, as Receivers for Retreat Estate.

 
T71/239 [unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 181(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
 

Registered to heirs of Robert McGhie.

 
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] 186(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 152  
 

Registered to heirs of Robert McGhie.

 
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] 184(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Registered to John H. Deffell.

 
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] 186(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat Estate  
 

In the possession of William S. Grignon and James McDonald as attornies for Retreat Estate.

 
T71/242 155