New Ground 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
1788 [SY] - → Other

Filed Accounts Produce

1788 [EA] - 1792 [LA] → Joint owner
1807 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1829 [EA] - → Owner
1830 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Previous owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executor
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner
1834 [EA] - → Executrix
1834 [EA] - → Executor

Associated Claims (1)

£4,421 12S 2D

Estate Information (29)

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1788
[Name] New Ground Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account signed by George Reid Tracey and Thomas Reid Tracey and filed by James Newby. Accounts filed for May 1788 to June 1789 [dates unclear].

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 138-147 [f.70-74]
1788
[Name] New Ground Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account received from Bolt and Higgin of London and filed by William Bolt. Accounts filed for July 1788 to Feb 1789 [dates unclear].

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 166
1789
[Name] New Ground Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

The property of George Reid Tracey and Thomas Reid Tracey. Account filed by Ronald Campbell as overseer. Accounts filed for 31/12/1788 to 31/12/1789.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 432
1790
[Name] New Ground Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Ronald Campbell as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 328
1791
[Name] New Ground Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Ronald Campbell as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 199 [f.94]
1792
[Number of enslaved people] 93(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
[Stock] 43  
 

Owned by Thomas Tracey.

 
'A List of slaves and stock in the parish of St Ann taken the 28th March 1792 pursuant to order of the Honourable House of Assembly... transcribed from papers presented to the British Museum by Charles E. Long ref. Add. 12435' transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/mstann1792.htm.
1798
[Name] New-Ground  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St Ann 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.
1807
[Name] New Ground  
[Crop] sugar, rum and cattle  
 

Property of John Higgin Esq. Account presented by David Halliday as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 173-174
1811
[Number of enslaved people] 797(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground etc.  
[Stock] 860  
 

Registered to John Higgin.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812mar.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the March Quarter 1810, hence the earlier transcription date.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 399(Tot)  
[Name] New-Ground  
[Stock] 249  
 

Registered to John Higgin.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15ann.htm. The 1816 almanac was based on the givings-in of the March Quarter 1815, hence the earlier evolution date.
1816
[Number of enslaved people] 319(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
[Stock] 189  
 

Registered to John Higgin.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1817) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1817_02.htm. The 1817 almanac was based on the givings-in of the March Quarter 1816, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 297(Tot) 146(F) 151(M)  
[Name] New Ground Estate  
 

In the possession of Alexander Kidston and Isaac Higgin as attorneys to John Higgin Esq.

 
T 71/43 505-513
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 195(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
[Stock] 210  
 

Registered to John Higgin.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al06.htm. The 1818 almanac was based on the givings-in of the March Quarter 1817, hence the earlier evolution date.
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 280(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
[Stock] 165  
 

Registered to John Higgin.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p07.htm. The 1820 Almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 316(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground Estate  
 

In the possession of Isaac Higgin as attorney to John Higgin, owner of New Ground Estate.

 
T 71/44 313-314
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 275(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
[Stock] number torn  
 

Registered to John Higgin.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_05.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1822
[Number of enslaved people] 259(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
[Stock] 151  
 

Registered to John Higgin.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1823) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1823_04.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 249(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
 

In the possession of Isaac Higgin as attorney to John Higgin owner of New Ground [37 deaths, 43 transferred to Golden Spring Pen ].

 
T 71/45 390-392
1824
[Number of enslaved people] 332(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
[Stock] 193  
 

Registered to John Higgin.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1825) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1825_05.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 331(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
[Stock] 209  
 

Registered to John Higgin.

 
Jamaica Alamanc (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al07.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 322(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
 

In the possession of Thomas W Higgin as attorney to John Higgin on New Ground [increase in enslaved people by removal of over 50 from Coolshade].

 
T 71/46 435-440
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 322(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
[Stock] 15  
 

Registered to John Higgin.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al08.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 284(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
[Stock] 4  
 

Registered to John Higgin.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29ann.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 288(Tot) 145(F) 143(M)  
[Name] New Ground Estate  
 

In the possession of John Anderson and Duncan Matheson as attorneys of Isaac Higgin, owner on New Ground Estate [48 deaths].

 
T 71/47 [unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 285(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
 

Registered to estate of John Higgin.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831ann.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 277(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
 

Registered to estate of John Higgin.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32ann.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 271(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground Estate  
 

In the possession of John Anderson as attorney for New Ground Estate [Isaac Higgins, deceased][decrease in enslaved people by 36 deaths].

 
T 71/49 367
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 270(Tot)  
[Name] New Ground  
 

Registered to estate of John Higgin.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33Ann.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1839
[Name] New Ground  
[Size] 1157  
 

Registered to the estate of John Higgin.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40Ann.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.