Eden Estate

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Associated People (12)

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
1811 [EA] - 1822 [EY] → Trust beneficiary
1811 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Other
1817 [EA] - → Other
1817 [EA] - → Other
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Trustee

Given as trustee for a group of enslaved people owned by Christopher Sayle on the Eden estate.

1832 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1834 [EA] - → Executor
1834 [EA] - → Executor
1834 [EA] - → Executrix
1834 [EA] - → Executor

Associated Claims (1)

£3,430 18S 5D

Estate Information (26)

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1757
[Name] Eden Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

No ownership details. Account filed by George Dunbar, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 58-59
1798
[Name] Eden  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St George 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 Surrey which he compeleted in 1798.
1811
[Number of enslaved people] 171(Tot)  
[Name] Eden  
[Stock] 21  
 

Registered to John Thompson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812and.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 285(Tot)  
[Name] Eden  
[Stock] 127  
 

Registered to John Thompson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15geor.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 252(Tot)  
[Name] Eden  
[Stock] 99  
 

Registered to John Thompson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al12.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 252(Tot) 128(F) 124(M)  
[Name] Eden Estate  
 

In the possession of Benjamin Crossley Esquire in the parish of St George, County of Surrey and Island of Jamaica as attorney to John Thompson and Eden Estate on the 28th day of June in the year of our Lord 1817 but who has since then departed hence and is now absent from this Island and which slaves are this twenty fourth day of September in the year of our Lord 1817 in the possession of Samuel Pryce, Philip Jaquet & Thomas Spicer Esquires of the Parish of Saint George as the Attorneys of the said Benajmin Crossley.

 
T71/158 218
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 29(Tot) 10(F) 19(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Benjamin Crossley Esquire in the parish of St George, County of Surrey and Island of Jamaica as attorney to John Thompson the Trustee of Christopher Sayle on the 28th day of June in the year of our Lord 1817 but who has since then departed hence and is now absent from this Island and which slaves are this twenty fourth day of September in the year of our Lord 1817 in the possession of Samuel Pryce, Philip Jaquet & Thomas Spicer Esquires of the Parish of Saint George as the Attorneys of the said Benajmin Crossley.

 
T71/158 299
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 257(Tot)  
[Name] Eden  
[Stock] 94  
 

Registered to John Thompson.

 
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] 243(Tot)  
[Name] Eden  
[Stock] 110  
 

Registered to John Thompson.

 
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] 215(Tot)  
[Name] Eden Estate  
 

In the possession of Benjamin Crossley as Attorney to John Thomson for Eden Estate.

 
T71/159 324
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 28(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Benjamin Crossley as Attorney to John Thomson trustee of Christoper Sayle.

 
T71/159 415
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 237(Tot)  
[Name] Eden  
[Stock] 108  
 

Registered to John Thompson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p12.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 229(Tot)  
[Name] Eden  
[Stock] 109  
 

Registered to John Thompson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24geor.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 218(Tot) 107(F) 111(M)  
[Name] Eden Estate  
 

In the possession of Abraham Hodgson as Attorney to John Thompson Esquire for Eden Estate. Increase of 30 enslaved people purchased at a public sale in Kingston 1822 "and therefore are to be transferred from the Return of Abraham Hodgson as Attorney to John Thompson Trustee of Christopher Sayle".

 
T71/160 410
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 26(Tot) 8(F) 18(M)  
[Name] Eden Estate  
 

In the possession of Abraham Hodgson as Attorney to John Thompson Trustee of Christopher Sayle who were sold by public sale in Kingston on the 19th day of September 1822 and are now included in the Return for Eden Estate.

 
T71/160 376
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 212(Tot)  
[Name] Eden  
[Stock] 107  
 

Registered to John Thompson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al15.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 205(Tot) 102(F) 103(M)  
[Name] Eden  
 

In the possession of The Honble Abraham Hodgson as Attorney to John Thompson Esquire for Eden.

 
T71/161 474
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 209(Tot)  
[Name] Eden  
[Stock] 47  
 

Registered to John Thompson.

 
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.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 199(Tot)  
[Name] Eden  
[Stock] 43  
 

Registered to John Thompson.

 
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] 191(Tot) 98(F) 93(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of The Honble Abraham Hodgson as Attorney to John Thompson Esquire.

 
T71/162 344
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 198(Tot)  
[Name] Eden  
[Stock] 32  
 

Registered to John Thompson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831geor.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 192(Tot)  
[Name] Eden  
[Stock] 31  
 

Registered to John Thompson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32geor.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 192(Tot)  
[Name] Eden  
[Stock] 6  
 

Registered to John Thompson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33George.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 193(Tot) 101(F) 92(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of George Hall on Eden Estate as Owner. Last registered by the Honble Abraham Hodgson as Attorney of John Thompson.

 
T71/163 414
1832
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of The Honorable Abraham Hodgson as Attorney to John Thomson. Decrease of 201 enslaved people by transfer to George Hall.

 
T71/163 444
1839
[Name] Eden  
[Size] 1145  
 

Registered to George Hall.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40George.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.