Chesterfield 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
1812 [SY] - 1823 [LA] → Trustee
1812 [SY] - 1823 [LA] → Trustee
1823 [SY] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1787 [SY] - 1823 [EY] → Owner
21/06/1796 [SD] - 20/06/1797 [ED] → Lessee (Estate)
1769 [SY] - 1787 [EY] → Owner
- 1769 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Agent
1826 [EA] - → Attorney

Henry Parker registered 185 enslaved people in Vere, Jamaica, as attorney in 1826. Presumably this is an error and it's the Henry Parker who was owner as this time.

1827 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - → Attorney

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£3,989 3S 6D

Estate Information (32)

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1769
[Name] Chesterfield  
 

George Booth of Vere, Jamaica, bequeathed Chesterfield estate and half of Kemp Savanna estate to Henry Parker.

 
PROB 11/951/204
1787
[Name] Chesterfield  
 

Chesterfield inherited by Thomas Henry Parker as residuary legatee of his father Henry Parker. See separate entry for Henry Parker (died 1787) for a summary of his will.

 
PROB 11/1159/230
1796
[Name] Chesterfield  
 

“Indenture between (1) Thomas John Parker, of the parish of Vere, Jamaica, but then in Surrey, Great Britain and (2) James Bowes, of St. Pancras, Mx., England. Lease for a year to Bowes of Hillside, Braziletto and Chesterfield Plantations, all in the parish of Vere, Jamaica; June 21, 1796.” Fragmenta Genealogica Vol. 10 carries a longer version of what appears to be the same or a related deed, in which Bowes appears to have been a trustee.

 
Kenneth E. Ingram, Manuscript Sources for the History of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica, UWI Press, 2000) p. 74.
1796
[Name] Chesterfield Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to Thomas John Parker, Esq. Account filed by Thomas Thomson, status not given. Hillside and Chesterfield Estates filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 62
1797
[Name] Chesterfield Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Belonging to Thomas John Parker, Esq. Account filed by Thomas Thomson, status not given. Hilside and Chesterfield Estates filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 167
1798
[Name] Chesterfield  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted In Vere as a sugar estate with a cattle mill 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] Chesterfield  
[Crop] sugar rum cattle  
 

Account filed by Thomas Thomson. The property of Thomas John Parker Esquire. Hill Side, Chesterfield, and Brasilia all recorded together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/25 60-61
1799
[Name] Chesterfield Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of Thomas John Parker Esq. Account filed by Thomas Thomson for the period 01/01/1799 to 31//12/1799. Chesterfield and Brazalitta estates filed together. Crops not differentiated by estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 126
1800
[Name] Chesterfield Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Property of Thomas John Parker Esq. Account filed by Thomas Thomson for the period 01/01/1800 to 31/12/1800. Hillside, Chesterfield and Brazalita estates filed together. Crops not differentiated by estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/27 87
1803
[Name] Chesterfield Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of Thomas John Parker Esq. Account filed by Charles Anderson as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 230-231
1804
[Name] Chesterfield Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Thomas John Parker, Esq. Account filed in the name of Charles Anderson, overseer to said estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 214
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 170(Tot)  
[Name] Chesterfield  
[Stock] 98  
 

Registered to Thomas John Parker.

 
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] 162(Tot) 77(F) 85(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In possession of Donald McLean as attorney to Jonathan Harrison and Charles Nicholas Pallmer, trustees under an indenture dated 30th April 1812 on record.

 
T71/52 152-155
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 169(Tot)  
[Name] Chesterfield  
[Stock] 90  
 

Registered to Thomas John Parker.

 
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] 177(Tot)  
[Name] Chesterfield  
 

Registered to Thomas John Parker.

 
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] 176(Tot)  
[Name] Chesterfield  
 

Registered to Thomas John Parker.

 
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] 170(Tot) 80(F) 90(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In possession of Donald McLean as attorney to Charles Nicholas Pallmer and Jonathan Harrison.

 
T71/52 36
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 180(Tot)  
[Name] Chesterfield  
[Stock] 88  
 

Registered to Thomas John Parker.

 
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] 184(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Donald McLean as agent to the trustees named in the will of Thomas John Parker Esquire deceased.

 
T71/53 112
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 134(Tot)  
[Name] Chesterfield  
 

Registered to Thomas John Parker.

 
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.
1823
[Name] Chesterfield  
 

Chesterfield estate bequeathed by Thomas John Parker to his eldest son Henry Parker (who had himself died by 1835).

 
PROB 11/1671/54
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 182(Tot)  
[Name] Chesterfield  
[Stock] 77  
 

Registered to Henry Parker.

 
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] 185(Tot) 87(F) 98(M)  
[Name] Chesterfield Estate  
 

In the possession of Henry Parker Esquire as attorney.

 
T71/54 128-129
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 186(Tot)  
[Name] Chesterfield  
[Stock] 76  
 

Registered to Henry Parker.

 
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.
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 184(Tot)  
[Name] Chesterfield  
 

Registered to heirs of Henry Parker.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al05.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 183(Tot)  
[Name] Chesterfield  
 

Registered to heirs of Henry Parker.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29clarvere.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 183(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of William Hewitt and Charles Sconce as attorneys to the heirs of Henry Parker Esquire deceased.

 
T71/55 [unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 179(Tot)  
[Name] Chesterfield  
 

Registered to heirs of Henry Parker.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831vere.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 188(Tot)  
[Name] Chesterfield  
 

Registered to heirs of Henry Parker.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32vere.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 191(Tot)  
[Name] Chesterfield estate  
 

Enslaved people registered by Charles Sconce attorney to the trustees of Chesterfield estate.

 
T71/56 142
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 188(Tot)  
[Name] Chesterfield  
 

Registered to heirs of Henry Parker.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33Vere.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1839
[Name] Chesterfield  
[Size] 1089  
 

Registered to Henry Parker.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40Vere.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.