Pusey Hall 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
1834 [SY] - → Other
1834 [SY] - → Other
- 1804 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

In his will proved in 1822, John Pusey Edwardes made his legacies subject to the mortgage debt of the late James Hargreaves 'of Liverpool'. to whom was 'largely indebted' for his estates in Jamaica. Hargreaves' mortgage passed to his son Henry and his daughter Mary, who brought to her marriage with Richard Godson MP.

1809 [EA] - 1821 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Lessee (Enslaved)
1820 [EA] - 1821 [LA] → Not known

In his will made in 1820 and proved in 1821 Richard Pusey of Bath left unspecified sums and claims from the Pusey Halle estate, and from his 'cousin' John Pusey Edwardes its owner, to his wife.

1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1824 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Previous owner
1829 [EA] - → Lessee (Enslaved)
1829 [EA] - → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - → Attorney

Associated Claims (2)

£5,018 7S 11D
£618 1S 9D

Estate Information (22)

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1796
[Name] Pusey Hall Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by John McLaren, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/23
1797
[Name] Pusey Hall Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Owner not given. Account filed by Johm McLaren, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 124
1798
[Name] Pusey Hall  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in Vere as a sugar estate with two cattle mills 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.
1798
[Name] Pusey Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by John McLaren as overseer for the period 31/12/1797 to 31/12/1798.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 127
1807
[Name] Pusey Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by George Wilson as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 102
1808
[Name] Pusey Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by George Wilson as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 219
1809
[Number of enslaved people] 360(Tot)  
[Name] Pusey Hall  
[Stock] 157  
 

Registered to Hon. J. P. Edwards.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Vere.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] 338(Tot)  
[Name] Pusey hall  
[Stock] 156  
 

Registered to Hon. J. P. Edwards.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812cla.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 303(Tot)  
[Name] Pusey-Hall  
[Stock] 232  
 

Registered to Hon. John P. Edwards.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15vere.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 288(Tot) 141(F) 147(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Donald McLean attorney to John Pusey Edwardes (247 enslaved). In possession of Donald McLean attorney to John Pusey Edwardes the lessee of the trustees of Mrs Facey deceased (31 enslaved). In possession of Donald McLean attorney to John Pusey Esqrdes Esq. the lessee of the trustees of the Vere Free School (10 enslaved).

 
T71/51 66, 68, 86-92
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 291(Tot)  
[Name] Pusey Hall  
[Stock] 249  
 

Registered to Hon. John P. Edwardes.

 
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.
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 286(Tot)  
[Name] Pusey Hall  
[Stock] 172  
 

Registered to Honorable John P. Edwardes.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p05.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 281(Tot)  
[Name] Pusey Hall  
[Stock] 138  
 

Registered to John Pusey Edwardes.

 
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.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 276(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of John Pusey Edwards as owner (236 enslaved people). John Pusey Edwardes as lessee of the trustees of Mrs Facey deceased (32 enslaved people. John Pusey Edwardes as lessee of the trustees of Vere Free School (8 enslaved people).

 
T71/52 53-54
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 277(Tot)  
[Name] Pusey Hall  
[Stock] 279  
 

Registered to John Pusey Edwardes.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p05.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 259(Tot)  
[Name] Pusey Hall Estate  
 

In the possession of John Holmes as attorney for Pusey Hall Estate (227 enslaved people); John Holmes as attorney to the lessee of the trustees of Mrs Facey deceased (32 enslaved people).

 
T71/53 59-60, 65
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 269(Tot)  
[Name] Pusey Hall  
[Stock] 140  
 

Registered to heirs of John P. Edwardes.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24vere.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 271(Tot)  
[Name] Pusey Hall  
[Stock] 193  
 

Registered to heirs of John P. Edwardes.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al09.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 274(Tot)  
[Name] Pusey Hall  
[Stock] 192  
 

Registered to heirs of John P. Edwardes.

 
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] 266(Tot)  
[Name] Pusey Hall Estate  
 

In the possession of John Holmes as attorney as rented from the heirs of Mrs Facey (30 enslaved people) and as attorney to Pusey Hall Estate (233 enslaved people).

 
T71/54 90-92
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 274(Tot)  
[Name] Pusey Hall Estate  
 

Registered in three groups: John Ridley Esquire as attorney to Pusey Hall Estate rented from the heirs of Mrs Facey (32 enslaved people); John Ridley Esquire as attorney to Pusey Hall Estate rented from the trustees of the Vere Free School (7 enslaved people); John Ridley Esquire as attorney to Pusey Hall Estate belonging to Henry Hargreaves and Richard Godson (235 enslaved people).

 
T71/55 [unpaginated]
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 261(Tot)  
[Name] Pusey Hall estate  
 

230 enslaved people in the possession of Jno Melmoth Esquire attorney to Hy. Hargreaves and Rich. Godson Esquires owners; assumed to be Pusey Hall estate as this matches the entry in the Jamaica Almanacs and Compensation Records.

Also a separate entry, 31 enslaved people in the possession of John Melmoth Esquire attorney to Pusey Hall estate, rented from the heirs of Mrs. Facey.

 
T71/56 104 and 107