Berkshire Hall

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Associated People (10)

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
1775 [EA] - 1776 [LA] → Owner
1799 [EA] - 1815 [LA] → Owner
1815 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Annuitant

In his will made in 1823 and proved in 1824 John James Vidal described himself and his wife as having an annuity of £300 p.a. from John Hayman of City of London secured on Berkshire Hall. He had presumably sold the estate sometime before 1817 to Hayman subject to this annuity.

1815 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Annuitant
1816 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1023 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1830 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Co-awardee (through trustees) as mortgagee in 1834.


Associated Claims (1)

£2,771 8S 3D

Estate Information (28)

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1763
[Name] Berkshire Hall  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St Thomas-in-the-Vale in Thomas Craskell's 1763 map of Jamaica as a sugar estate with a water mill.

 
Thomas Craskell's Map of the County of Surry in the Island of Jamaica (1763)
1775
[Name] Berkshire Hall  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of Edward Young Woodcock from the 6th day of May 1775.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 282
1776
[Name] Berkshire  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of Edward Young Woodcock Esq. Account filed by Edward Brailsford.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/8 65
1797
[Name] Berkshire Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Michael Allen as overseer for the period 01/01/1797 to 31/12/1797.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 55
1798
[Name] Berkshire  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Michael Allen as overseer for the period 31/12/1797 to 31/12/1798.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 137
1798
[Name] Berkshire Hall  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St Thomas-in-the-Vale as a sugar estate with a cattle mill and 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.
1799
[Number of enslaved people] 173(Tot)  
[Name] Berkshire Hall  
 

Registered in St Thomas-in-the-Vale to John James Vidal with 173 enslaved people in Balcarres' letter to the Duke of Portland, dated 22/03/1800, taken at an extraordinary vestry 02/11/1799.

 
Papers Presented to the House of Commons of the 7th May 1804, Respecting the Slave Trade (Houses of Parliament, 1804) section G p. 50.
1801
[Name] Berkshire Hall  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by James Rocke as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 212
1809
[Number of enslaved people] 175(Tot)  
[Name] Berksshire Hall  
[Stock] 7  
 

Registered to John James Vidal.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Cath.htm. The almanac entries were based on the givings-in for the March Quarter of 1809.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 175(Tot)  
[Name] Berkshire-Hall  
[Stock] 100  
 

Registered to John James Vidal.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15stiv.htm. The almanac entries were based on the givings-in for the March Quarter of the previous year.
1816
[Number of enslaved people] 174(Tot)  
[Name] Berkshire hall  
[Stock] 80  
 

Registered to John Hayman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1817) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1817_01.htm. The almanac entries were based on the givings-in for the March Quarter of the previous year.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 156(Tot)  
[Name] Berkshire Hall  
[Stock] 107  
 

Registered to John Hayman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al02.htm. The almanac entries were based on the givings-in for the March Quarter of the previous year.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 173(Tot) 84(F) 89(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Francis Graham as attorney to John Hayman esq.

 
T71/25 278-282
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 174(Tot)  
[Name] Berkshire Hall  
[Stock] 11  
 

Registered to John Hayman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p03.htm. The almanac entries were based on the givings-in for the March Quarter of the previous year.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 174(Tot)  
[Name] Berkshire Hall  
[Stock] 9  
 

Registered to John Hayman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_02.htm. The almanac entries were based on the givings-in for the March Quarter of the previous year.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 172(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of George Mill and Richard Welch as attornies to John Hayman.

 
T71/26 223
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 172(Tot)  
[Name] Berkshire Hall  
[Stock] 108  
 

Registered to John Hayman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p03.htm. The almanac entries were based on the givings-in for the March Quarter of the previous year.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 167(Tot)  
[Name] Berkshire Hall  
[Stock] 109  
 

Registered to John Hayman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24stiv.htm. The almanac entries were based on the givings-in for the March Quarter of the previous year.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 170(Tot) 86(F) 84(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of George Mills as attorney for John Hayman esq.

 
T71/27 241
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 171(Tot)  
[Name] Berkshire Hall  
[Stock] 109  
 

Registered to John Hayman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1825) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1825_02.htm. The almanac entries were based on the givings-in for the March Quarter of the previous year.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 168(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Edward Clouston as attorney for John Hayman esq.

 
T71/28 299-300
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 165(Tot)  
[Name] Berkshire Hall  
[Stock] 7  
 

Registered to John Hayman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al03.htm. The almanac entries were based on the givings-in for the March Quarter of the previous year.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 162(Tot) 82(F) 80(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Edward Clouston as attorney to John Hayman.

 
T71/30 unpaginated
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 165(Tot)  
[Name] Berkshire Hall  
[Stock] 15  
 

Registered to John Hayman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831stiv.htm. The almanac entries were based on the givings-in for the March Quarter of the previous year.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 330(Tot)  
[Name] Berkshire Hall  
[Stock] 250  
 

Registered to John Hayman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32stiv.htm. The almanac entries were based on the givings-in for the March Quarter of the previous year.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 316(Tot)  
[Name] Berkshire Hall  
[Stock] 202  
 

Registered to John Harman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33STIV.htm. The almanac entries were based on the givings-in for the March Quarter of the previous year.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 152(Tot) 79(F) 73(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Thomas Hooper as attorney of John Hayman.

 
T71/32 170
1839
[Name] Berkshire-Hall  
[Size] 1025  
 

Registered to John Hayman.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40Thosvale.htm. The almanac entries were based on the givings-in for the March Quarter of the previous year.