Prospect Estate

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Associated People (8)

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
- 1795 [EY] → Attorney
1795 [EA] - 1800 [LA] → Attorney
1795 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1795 [EA] - 1807 [LA] → Attorney
1795 [EA] - 1802 [LA] → Overseer
1809 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Not known
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£2,809 10S 1D

Notes

This estate is among the four estates (Mount Vernon in the US; Newton and Seawells in Barbados; and Prospect in Portland Jamaica,) whose labour organisation and working methods are analysed in Justin Roberts, Slavery and the Enlightenment in the British Atlantic, 1750-1807 (Cambridge: CUP, 2013). That analysis draws on the plantation journals for the estate 1784-1793, Records of the Jamaican Prospect Estate [microform] (Wakefield: Microform Academic Publishers, 2003): there is also An Introduction to the Plantation Journals of the Prospect Sugar Estate by Simon D. Smith, https://microform.digital/map/guides/R97615.pdf [accessed 22/03/2017].


Estate Information (31)

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1795
[Name] Prospect Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of Stephen Oakly Attlay Esq and until 01/05/1795 under the management of Thomas Oakly Senior Esq as attorney for the property and since then under the management of Messrs John Russwurm and Thomas Oakly Junior as joint attornies, the latter also as overseer. Account filed by James Thomson head book keeper for the period 01/01/1795 to 31/12/1795.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 230-231
1796
[Name] Prospect Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum.  
 

Belonging to Stephen Oakley Attlay, Esq. Account given by Messrs John Russwurm and Thomas Oakley Jnr, attorneys. Account filed by Francis White, bookkeeper and overseer.

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

Property of Stephen Oakly Attlay Esq under the management of Messrs John Russwurm and Thomas Oakly Junior as attornies for the property, the latter also acting as overseer. Account filed by Francis White book keeper for the period 01/01/1797 to 31/12/1797.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 45
1798
[Name] Prospect  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in Portland in James Robertson's 1804 map of Jamaica as a sugar estate with a watermill.

 
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.
1798
[Name] Prospect Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of Stephen Oakly Attlay Esq under the management of Messrs John Russwurm and Thomas Oakly Junior as attornies for the proprietor, the latter also acting as overseer. Account filed by Francis White book keeper.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 244
1799
[Name] Prospect Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, mollasses  
 

Account filed by Francis Armstrong head bookeeper. The property of Stephen Oakeley Attlay(?) Esquire under the management of Messrs John Rusherson and Thomas Oakeley Junior. And said Thomas Oakeley Junior acting as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/25 191-192
1800
[Name] Prospect Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of Stephen Oakly Attlay Esq under the management of Messrs John Russweron [?] and Thomas Oakly Junior as attornies for the proprietor. Account filed by Thomas Oakly Junior as overseer for the period 01/01/1800 to 31/12/1800.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/27 75-76
1801
[Name] Prospect Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of Stephen Oakley Attlay Esq. Account filed by Thomas Oakley jnr as overseer and attorney for the proprietor.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 133
1803
[Name] Prospect Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of Stephen Oakley Esq deceased under the management and direction of Thomas Oakley junior Esq as attorney and overseer. Account filed by John Dutton book-keeper for the period 01/01/1803 to 31/12/1803.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 193-194
1807
[Name] Prospect  
[Crop] sugar, molasses and rum  
 

Belonging to Stephen Oakley Attlay Esq. and under the management and direction of Thomas Oakley Junior Esq. as his attorney. Account filed by John Dutton as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 92-93
1809
[Number of enslaved people] 136(Tot)  
[Name] Prospect  
[Stock] 13  
 

Registered to Thomas O. Attlay.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Portld.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] 136(Tot)  
[Name] Prospect  
[Stock] 13  
 

Registered to Thomas O. Attlay.

 
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] 130(Tot)  
[Name] Prospect  
[Stock] 72  
 

Registered to Stephen O. Atlay.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15port.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 159(Tot) 76(F) 83(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of James Bryan King as Attorney of Stephen Oakley Attley or Attlay or Attlary.

 
T71/151 5-7
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 162(Tot)  
[Name] Prospect  
[Stock] 71  
 

Registered to Stephen O. Atlay.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al11.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 152(Tot)  
[Name] Prospect  
[Stock] 35  
 

Registered to Stephen O. Atlay.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p12.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 149(Tot)  
[Name] Prospect  
[Stock] 37  
 

Registered to Stephen O. Atlay.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_08.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 146(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of James Bryan King as Attorney to Stephen Oakley Attlay Esq.

 
T71/152 26
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 150(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of James Bryan King as Attorney of Stephen Oakley Attley Esq.

 
T71/153 72
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 150(Tot)  
[Name] Prospect  
[Stock] 58  
 

Registered to Stephen O. Atlay.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24port.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 145(Tot)  
[Name] Prospect  
[Stock] 63  
 

Registered to Stephen O. Atlay.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al14.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 146(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Robert Mein as Attorney to Stephen Oakley Attley Esq.

 
T71/154 20
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 146(Tot)  
[Name] Prospect  
[Stock] 46  
 

Registered to Stephen O. Atlay.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al08.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 145(Tot)  
[Name] Prospect  
[Stock] 22  
 

Registered to Stephen O. Atlay.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al13.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 143(Tot)  
[Name] Prospect  
[Stock] 27  
 

Registered to Stephen O. Atlay.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29portgeorg.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 144(Tot) 67(F) 77(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Robert Mein as Attorney to Stephen Oakley Attley Esq.

 
T71/155-156 [unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 145(Tot)  
[Name] Prospect  
[Stock] 36  
 

Registered to Stephen O. Atlay.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831port.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 145(Tot)  
[Name] Prospect  
[Stock] 34  
 

Registered to [proprietor not named].

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32port.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 145(Tot)  
[Name] Prospect  
[Stock] 34  
 

Registered to Stephen O. Atlay.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32port.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 142(Tot)  
[Name] Prospect  
[Stock] 29  
 

Registered to Stephen O. Atlay.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33Portld.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 141(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Robert Mein as Attorney to Stephen Oakley Attley Esq.

 
T71/157 6