Unity 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
28/08/1833 [SD] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1774 [EA] - → Owner
1780 [EA] - 1785 [LA] → Previous owner
1789 [EA] - 1794 [LA] → Owner

Given in trust by William Bucknor to John Mowatt

1795 [EA] - 1795 [LA] → Previous owner
1809 [EA] - 28/08/1833 [ED] → Owner
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Other

Associated Claims (1)

£4,203 0S 2D

Estate Information (42)

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1769
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Under trust to John Crawford Esq. Account filed by James Sharp late the overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 153
1774
[Number of enslaved people] 116(Tot)  
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Crop] Sugar  
[Stock] 52  
 

Listed as belonging to Samuel Hollenshed/ Hollenshead with 3 men bearing arms and 1 women or children; the same source gives the estate producing 70 hogsheads of sugar.

 
Edward Long, 'A List of Sugar Estates and other Properties in the Parish of Saint James as they were in the Month of September 1774 shewing the number of white People residing in said Parish particularising those able to bear Arms, the number of Slaves & Stock & the number of hogsheads of Sugar made on the several Estates in the Crop of the year 1774' transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/StJames1774.htm
1780
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by John Morrison as the present overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 214
1780
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of the estate of Samuel Mottershed deceased. Account filed by George Perry late the overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 83
1781
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

No ownership details given. Account filed by John Morrison overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 93
1782
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of the estate of Samuel Mottershed deceased. Account filed by Thomas Wright late the overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 79-80
1783
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of the estate of Samuel Mottershed deceased. Account filed by George Perry late the overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 82
1784
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of the estate of Samuel Mottershed deceased. Account filed by George Perry as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 78-9
1785
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of the estate of Samuel Mottershed deceased. Account filed by George Perry as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 127
1786
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed for 1 Aug 1785 to 1 Aug 1786. Account filed by Joseph Tucker as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 179-180
1789
[Name] Unity Hall sugar Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Given in trust by William Bucknor to John Mowat. Account filed by Thomas Worrell as overseer and counter signed by John Mowat. Accounts filed for 25/08/1788 to 28/07/1789.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 413-414 f.204
1789
[Name] Unity Hall sugar Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Given in trust by William Bucknor to John Mowat. Account filed by George Bucknor as overseer and counter signed by John Mowat. Accounts filed for 28/07/1789 to 01/01/1790.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 413-414 f.204
1790
[Name] Unity Hall Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to William Buchan Esquire under the care and direction of John Mowatt Esquire his trustee. Account filed by Archimedes George Bucknor as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 390
1791
[Name] Unity Hall Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by John Bourke as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 155-156 [f.72]
1792
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of William Buchan Esquire under the direction of John Stewart Esquire, his trustee. Account filed by Archimedes Geo. Buchan as overseer

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 74-75
1794
[Name] Unity Hall sugar Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to William Bucknor Esq under trust to John Mowatt Esq. Account signed by said William Bucknor and witnessed and filed by Sam.l M Lewis for the period 31/12/1793 to 31/12/1794.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 28
1795
[Name] Unity Hall sugar Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to the heirs of William Bucknor Esq deceased in the possession of John Mowatt Esq as trustee. Account filed by Samuel Lewis clerk to said John Mowatt for the period 01/01/1795 to 31/12/1795. (Richard Lewis had been book keeper and later overseer on the estate between 24/02/1795 and 22/12/1795 but refused to swear to the account).

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 220
1797
[Name] Unity Hall Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Andrew Buchanan as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 60
1798
[Name] Unity Hall Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, old copper and lead  
 

Account filed by Walter Minto as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 247
1799
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St James 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 Cornwall which he compeleted in 1799.
1809
[Number of enslaved people] 265(Tot)  
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Stock] 59  
 

Registered to James Galloway.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11James.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] 271(Tot)  
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Stock] 22  
 

Registered to James Galloway.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812co2.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 250(Tot)  
[Name] Unity-Hall  
[Stock] 199  
 

Registered to James Galloway.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15jame.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 247(Tot) 115(F) 132(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of George and William Miller as attorney to James Galloway.

 
T71/201 459-466
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 254(Tot)  
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Stock] 210  
 

Registered to James Galloway.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al16.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 242(Tot)  
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Stock] 183  
 

Registered to James Galloway.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p16.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 239(Tot)  
[Name] Unity Hall Estate  
 

In the possession of William Miller as Attorney of James Galloway Esq, owner.

 
T71/207 36-37
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 235(Tot)  
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Stock] 184  
 

Registered to James Galloway.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_12.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 234(Tot)  
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Stock] 183  
 

Registered to James Galloway.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p16.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 234(Tot)  
[Name] Unity Hall Estate  
 

In the possession of William Miller as Attorney to James Galloway Esq.

 
T71/210 275-276
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 234(Tot)  
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Stock] 174  
 

Registered to James Galloway.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24jame.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 234(Tot)  
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Stock] 155  
 

Registered to James Galloway.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al19.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 246(Tot)  
[Name] Unity Hall Estate  
 

In the possession of James Galloway Esq as owner. Increase of 24 enslaved people by purchase of Miss Reid from the Estate of Olive Gallimore dec'd 14th January 1826.

 
T71/213 31-34
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 252(Tot)  
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Stock] 168  
 

Registered to James Galloway.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al11.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 245(Tot)  
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Stock] 35  
 

Registered to James Galloway.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al18.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 251(Tot)  
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Stock] 53  
 

Registered to James Galloway.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29jame.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 254(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of James Galloway as owner. Increase of 9 enslaved people by purchase, 7 purchased from Charles Waite Dare Saint James, 1 from Saint James workhouse, 1 from Alexander Pew Executor of McLachlans.

 
T71/217
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 249(Tot)  
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Stock] 51  
 

Registered to James Galloway.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831jame.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 248(Tot)  
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Stock] 194  
 

Registered to James Galloway.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32jame.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 234(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of James Galloway as Proprietor.

 
T71/222 237-238
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 224(Tot)  
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Stock] 37  
 

Registered to James Galloway.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33James.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1839
[Name] Unity Hall  
[Size] 1165  
 

Registered to James Galloway.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40James.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.