Duckenfield Hall

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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
- 1777 [EY] → Joint owner
- 1779 [EY] → Joint owner
1756 [EA] - 1766 [LA] → Joint owner

Shown as part-owner of Dukinfield by Laurence Brown, sourced to London Metropolitan Archives, Acc/0775/805-806, Agreement between Samuel Dukinfield and Samuel Touchet, 6/12/1756; in 1766 he appears to have conveyed his share (a moiety) to Sir George Colebrooke, Arnold Nesbitt and Moses Franks.

1770 [EA] - 1771 [LA] → Joint owner
1770 [EA] - 1771 [LA] → Joint owner
1779 [EA] - → Joint owner
1810 [EA] - 1810 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - → Joint owner

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£6,379 12S 5D

Estate Information (61)

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1756
[Name] Duckenfield Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

No ownership details. Account filed by James Cameron.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 26
1766
[Name] Duckenfield Hall  
 

Account filed by Charles Boswell as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 150
1767
[Name] Duckenfield Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by Charles Boswell as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 21
1770
[Name] Duckenfield Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by Scudamore Winde.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 165
1770
[Name] Duckenfield Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Sir George Colebrook Baronet, Arnold Nesbitt and Moses Franks. Account filed by Scudamore Winde as attorney to Sir George Colebrook Baronet, Arnold Nesbitt and Moses Franks.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 184
1771
[Name] Duckenfield Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Sir George Colebrook Baronet, Arnold Nesbitt and Moses Franks. Account filed by Scudamore Winde as attorney to Sir George Colebrook Baronet, Arnold Nesbitt and Moses Franks.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 169
1774
[Name] Duckenfield Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by Maurice Connell as overseer. Produce shipped, sold and disposed of by order of John Kelly as executor for the estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 214
1775
[Name] Duckenfield Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by Maurice Connell as overseer. Produce shipped, sold and disposed of by order of John Kelly as attorney to the proprietors of the estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 289
1775
[Name] Duckenfield Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by Maurice Connell as overseer. Produce shipped, sold and disposed of by order of John Kelly as attorney to the proprietors of the estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/8 103
1776
[Name] Duckenfield Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by Maurice Connell as overseer. Produce shipped, sold and disposed of by order of John Kelly as attorney to the proprietors of the estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 289
1777
[Name] Duckenfield Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by Anthony Maddan as overseer. Produce shipped, sold and disposed of by order of John Kelly as attorney to the proprietors of the estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 143-4
1778
[Name] Duckenfield Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by Anthony Maddan as overseer. Produce shipped, sold and disposed of by order of John Kelly as attorney to the proprietors of the estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 142
1779
[Name] Duckenfield Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by Stephen Donelan as overseer. Produce shipped, sold and disposed of by order of John Kelly as attorney to the proprietors of the estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 142-3
1780
[Name] Duckenfield Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Account filed by Michael Keary as overseer. Produce shipped, sold and disposed of by order of John Kelly as attorney to the proprietors of the estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 217
1781
[Name] Duckingfield Hall Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

No ownership details given. Account filed by Michael Keary.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 61
1785
[Name] Duckingfield Hall Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Under the direction of John Kelly; account filed by Richard Casey, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 68
1786
[Name] Duckingfield Hall Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by John Smith.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 179
1787
[Name] Duckenfield Hall Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by William Townsend.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/14 84
1789
[Name] Duckenfield Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of Messrs Nisbetts and Franks. Account filed by George Scott.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 170
1790
[Name] Duckenfield Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by George Scott.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 306
1791
[Name] Dukenfield Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Geo. Scott.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 289 [f.139]
1792
[Name] Duckinfield Hall Plantation  
[Crop] Rum, cattle  
 

Account filed by Joseph Orr.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 15
1794
[Name] Dickinfield Hall Estate  
[Crop] Rents, sugar, rum  
 

Disposed of on the order of the Hon John Scott Esq attorney to the estate. Account filed by John Heverin [?] as overseer for the period 01/01/1794 to 01/01/1795.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 98-99
1795
[Name] Duckenfield Hall Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Disposed of on the order of the Hon John Scott Esq attorney to the estate. Account filed by John Burke as overseer for the period 01/01/1795 to 01/01/1796.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 145
1796
[Name] Duckinfield Hall Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, rents  
 

Belonging to John Nisbet and Jacob Franks. Account given by John Burke.

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

Belonging to Jacob Franks and John Nisbett, Esq. Account filed by John Kelly, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 190
1798
[Name] Duckenfield Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum, rents  
 

Account filed by Christie Christer Esquire (?).

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/25 64
1798
[Name] Duckenfield-Hall  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St Thomas-in-the-East as a sugar estate with two windmills 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 Surrey which he compeleted in 1798.
1800
[Name] Dunkinfield Hall Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Owner not recorded. Account filed by John Bourke as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/28 9-10
1802
[Name] Duckenfield  
 

In 1808 the suit of Scott v Nesbitt was heard by Lord Eldon. The account of the suit set out the background: Arnold Nesbitt had entailed his one-third of the estate on his natural son Arnold Nesbitt and his make here, failing whom to his nephew John Nesbitt and his male heirs. John Nesbitt and his partners Edward Stewart and John Nesbitt the younger were bankrupt 13/04/1802. Jacob Franks had taken on the consigneeship himself for the whole estate. In reaching his judgement (which concerned payments by Franks of claims for earlier advances made by the Nesbitts, which a creditor of Arnold Nesbitt contested), Lord Eldon stressed 'the nature of a West India estate, and how far it differs from a mere estate of land in this country...the different nature of landed property in the West indies.' By this he appears to have meant not the presence of enslaved people, but the dependence on the consignee system. Francis Vesey (ed.) Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery between 1789 and 1817 (Boston, 1845), Volume 14 'Scott v. Nesbitt' (1808) p. 443.

1803
[Name] Duckingfield Hall Estate  
[Crop] rents, sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by John Burke for the year ending 31/12/1803.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 102
1804
[Name] Duckenfield Hall Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum, rent, timber  
 

Owner not given. Account filed in the name of John Burke, overseer of said estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 135
1807
[Name] Duckenfield Hall  
[Crop] sugar, rum, old copper and livestock  
 

Account filed by Cornelius Ocallaghan.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 23-24
1810
[Number of enslaved people] 271(Tot)  
[Name] Duckenfield Hall  
[Stock] 133  
 

Registered to Jac. Franks and John Nesbit.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11STIE.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for 1810.
1811
[Number of enslaved people] 266(Tot)  
[Name] Dukinfield  
[Stock] 15  
 

Registered to Franks and Nesbit.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812por.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1811.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 202(Tot)  
[Name] Duckenfield  
[Stock] 181  
 

Registered to Jacob Franks.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15stie.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1815.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 341(Tot)  
[Name] Duckenfield  
[Stock] 195  
 

Registered to Jacob Franks.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al09.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1817.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 243(Tot) 123(F) 120(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of John McKenzie Esq as attorney to Mrs Franks, Samuel Prado Esq and others.

 
T71/145 270-276
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 98(Tot) 33(F) 65(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of John McKenzie Esq as attorney to Mrs Priscilla Franks owner.

 
T71/145 276-279
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 323(Tot)  
[Name] Duckenfield  
[Stock] 55  
 

Registered to Jacob Franks.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p10.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1819.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 313(Tot)  
[Name] Duckenfield  
[Stock] 45  
 

Registered to Jacob Franks.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_07.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1820.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 90(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott and George Walton as attornies to Mrs Priscilla Franks.

 
T71/146 138-139
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 225(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott and George Walton as attornies to Mrs Priscilla Franks and others.

 
T71/146 139-140
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 314(Tot)  
[Name] Duckenfield  
[Stock] 187  
 

Registered to Jacob Franks.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p10.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1821.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 361(Tot)  
[Name] Duckenfield  
[Stock] 182  
 

Registered to Jacob Franks.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24stie.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1823.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 142(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as attorney to Mrs Priscilla Franks.

 
T71/147 123-125
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 219(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as attorney to Mrs Priscilla Franks and others.

 
T71/147 125-127
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 390(Tot)  
[Name] Duckenfield  
[Stock] 181  
 

Registered to Priscilla Franks.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al12.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1825.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 388(Tot)  
[Name] Duckenfield  
[Stock] 182  
 

Registered to Priscilla Franks.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al06.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1826.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 227(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as attorney to Mrs Priscilla and others.

 
T71/148 120
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 159(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as attorney to Mrs Priscilla Franks.

 
T71/148 118-119
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 388(Tot)  
[Name] Duckenfield  
[Stock] 62  
 

Registered to Priscilla Franks.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al11.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1827.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 383(Tot)  
[Name] Duckenfield  
[Stock] 75  
 

Registered to Priscilla Franks.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29stie.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1828.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 153(Tot)  
[Name] Duckenfield Hall Estate  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as attorney to Mrs Priscilla Franks.

 
T71/149 [unpaginated]
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 223(Tot)  
[Name] Duckenfield Hall Estate  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as attorney to Mrs Priscilla Franks and others.

 
T71/149 [unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 369(Tot)  
[Name] Duckenfield  
[Stock] 86  
 

Registered to Priscilla Franks.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831stie.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1830
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 365(Tot)  
[Name] Duckenfield  
[Stock] 79  
 

Registered to Priscilla Franks.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32stie.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1831.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 364(Tot)  
[Name] Duckenfield  
[Stock] 61  
 

Registered to Priscilla Franks.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33STIE.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1832.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 140(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as attorney to Mrs Priscilla Franks.

 
T71/150 191
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 219(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Charles Scott as attorney to Mrs Priscilla Franks and others.

 
T71/150 192
1839
[Name] Duckenfield  
[Size] 2361  
 

Registered to Priscilla Franks.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40Thoseast.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in for the March Quarter, 1839.