Colchis

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Associated People (7)

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
- 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1774 [EA] - 1780 [LA] → Previous owner
1777 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

Assignee in 1817 of a mortgage over Colchis with his partner John Vaughan.

1817 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

Assignee in 1817 of mortgage over Colchis with his partner John Longmore

1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Joint owner

Associated Claims (3)

£1,601 13S 11D
£1,944 4S 5D
£639 8S 3D

Notes

The ownership of enslaved people on this estate is complicated and has not been fully deciphered. There were at least three separate registrations in the slave registers which correspond to the three compensation claims.


Estate Information (59)

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1774
[Name] Oh Colchey  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Property of the heirs of John Greaves Esq. deceased. Produce disposed of by order of Richard Brissett Esq. as acting executor. Account filed by Peter MacNeill as planter and overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 218
1775
[Name] Oh Colchey  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Property of the heirs of John Greaves Esq. deceased. Produce disposed of by order of Richard Brissett Esq. as acting executor. Account filed by Peter MacNeill as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 291
1777
[Name] Colches Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of the heirs of John Graves Esquire deceased on the orders of Richard Brissett Esquire executor and trustee for the estate. Account filed by Dougald McLachlan as planter overseer of Trelawney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 126-127 f.64
1777
[Name] Colches  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of the heirs of Samuel Graves Esq. deceased and disposed of as under the will mentioned by Richard Brissett and John Crawford Esqs. as executors. Account filed by Allan Cameron , planter and overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 37
1778
[Name] Colches  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of the heirs of John Graves Esq. deceased and disposed of as under the will mentioned by Richard Brissett and John Crawford Esqs. as executors. Account filed by Dugald Maclacklan , planter and overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 38
1779
[Name] Colches  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of the heirs of John Graves Esq. deceased. Account filed by Dugald Maclacklan as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 168-7
1779
[Name] Colches  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The estate of Samuel Graves Esq. deceased. Produce disposed of by Richard Brissett and John Crawford as acting executor of the late Samuel Graves. Account filed by John Morison as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 171-2
1780
[Name] Oh Colchey  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Property of the heirs of Samuel Greaves Esq. deceased. Account filed by John Thomson as planter and overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 169
1780
[Name] Colches  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of the heirs of John Graves Esq. deceased. Account filed by Dugald Maclacklan , planter and overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 168
1781
[Name] Colches Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of the Heirs of Samuel Greaves Esquire Deceased. Account filed by John Thompson, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 52
1782
[Name] Colches Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

No ownership details. Account filed by John Thomson, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 206
1783
[Name] Colches  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by John Thomson as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 14
1783
[Name] Colches  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of the late Samuel Graves Esq. deceased. Account filed by John Thomson as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 197
1786
[Name] Colches Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of the heirs of Samuel Graves Esq deceased; account filed by John Thompson, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 153
1786
[Name] Colches Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Disposed of by order of Richard Brissett Esq executor; account filed by John Thomson as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 175
1787
[Name] Colches Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, coffee  
 

The property of the heirs of Samuel Graves Esq deceased; account filed by John Thomson as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/14 146-147
1788
[Name] Colches Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Account filed by John Thompson as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 74-75 [f.38]
1789
[Name] Colches Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

The property of Samuel Graves Esquire deceased whereof Richard Brissett Esquire is executor. Account filed by John Thompson as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 149 [f.75]
1790
[Name] Colchis  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of the heirs of Samuel Graves Esquire deceased. Account filed by John Thomson as planter overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 58-59 [f.24]
1799
[Name] Colchis  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted In Trelawney 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 Cornwall which he compeleted in 1799.
1801
[Name] Colchis Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Filed for 30th January to 6th October. No year stated but surrounding entries are for 1801. The property of the Residuary Legatees of Samuel Grieves Esq deceased and under the direction and management of Samuel Earnshaw (?) Esq. Account filed by Oliver Henry ----- (??) as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 161
1803
[Name] Colchis Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of the residuary legatees of Samuel Graves Esq deceased under the direction and management of Samuel Earnshaw. Account field by John Buchannan as overseer for the period 01/01/1803 to 31/12/1803.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 203
1804
[Name] Colchis Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the residual legatees of Samuel Groves, deceased. Account given in the name of Samuel Earnshaw, who has the care and direction of the estate. Account filed by John Buchanan, overseer to said estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 88
1806
[Name] Colchis  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Samuel Earnshaw as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 25-26
1807
[Name] Colchis  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Samuel Earnshaw as overseer. Filed for 31st Dec 1806-30th Sept 1807.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 25
1809
[Number of enslaved people] 136(Tot)  
[Name] Colchester  
[Stock] 162  
 

Registered to Samuel Ernshaw.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Trel.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] 136(Tot)  
[Name] Colchester  
[Stock] 48  
 

Registered to Samuel Earnshaw.

 
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.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 189(Tot)  
[Name] Colchis  
[Stock] 151  
 

Registered to Samuel Earnshaw.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al17.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 81(Tot) 42(F) 39(M)  
[Name] Colchis Estate  
 

In the possession of Samuel Earnshaw as Receiver of Colchis Estate, the Property of the Residency (sp?) Legatees of Samuel Greaves, deceased.

 
T71/225 551-554
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 23(Tot) 5(F) 18(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Samuel Earnshaw as owner in right of his Wife Milbrough.

 
T71/225 653-654
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 14(Tot) 9(F) 5(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Samuel Earnshaw as owner in right of his Wife Milbrough.

 
T71/225 651-652
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 22(Tot) 16(F) 6(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Samuel Earnshaw and the Heirs of Joseph Parker and William Ringrose, as owners.

 
T71/225 555-556
1817
[Name] Colchis  
 

Assignment by John McNair of Greenock (by his attorney Samuel Walker of Kingston), to John Vaughan and John Longmore of Bristol, merchants (by David Richards of Trelawny, their attorney) of mortgage £6672 and £683 12s of interest on plantation or sugarwork called Colchis and plantation called Mount Plenty, 28/02/1817.

West Sussex Record Office, MAXSE/27, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/d2989518-22ab-4d42-9bfd-8cc34668bba5 [accessed 09/05/2016].

1819
[Number of enslaved people] 139(Tot)  
[Name] Colchis  
[Stock] 195  
 

Registered to Samuel Earnshaw.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p17.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 140(Tot)  
[Name] Colchis  
[Stock] 98  
 

Registered to Samuel Earnshaw.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_13.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 82(Tot)  
[Name] Colchis Estate  
 

In the possession of Samuel Earnshaw as Receiver.

 
T71/230 Unpaginated
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 32(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Samuel Earnshaw as owner.

 
T71/230 Unpaginated
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 141(Tot)  
[Name] Colchis  
[Stock] 215  
 

Registered to Samuel Earnshaw.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p17.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 136(Tot)  
[Name] Colchis  
[Stock] 216  
 

Registered to Samuel Earnshaw.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24trel.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 81(Tot) 46(F) 35(M)  
[Name] Colchis Estate  
 

In the possession of Samuel Earnshaw as Receiver for Colchis Estate (The property of the residing legatees of Samuel Graves deceased).

 
T71/232 [unpaginated]
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 56(Tot) 23(F) 33(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Samuel Earnshaw as owner. 26 enslaved people acquired: "Purchased from Thomas Connel (sp?) and Registered by Daniel Brown as Attorney to Jonathan Brown the Trustee to Mary Jane Haughton in 1820". 9 enslaved people "purchased from Wray and Gairdner and registered by Samuel Earnshaw as Executor in 1820". 5 enslaved people purchased from various.

 
T71/232 [unpaginated]
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 20(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Samuel Earnshaw as in right of his wife.

 
T71/232 [unpaginated]
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 19(Tot) 12(F) 7(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Samuel Earnshaw as owner with the Heirs of William Ringrose. 8 enslaved people "Delivered over to John Wallcott in right of his wife".

 
T71/232 [unpaginated]
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 137(Tot)  
[Name] Colchis  
[Stock] 210  
 

Registered to heirs of Samuel Graves.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al20.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 138(Tot)  
[Name] Colchis  
[Stock] 189  
 

Registered to heirs of Samuel Graves.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al13.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 88(Tot) 51(F) 37(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of the Heirs of Samuel Graves deceased as Owners.

 
T71/234 [unpaginated]
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 74(Tot) 34(F) 40(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

The Heirs of Samuel Earnshaw as owners. 23 enslaved people acquired by purchase "Registered by S. Earnshaw & W. J. Ringrose as owners in Trelawney".

 
T71/234 [unpaginated]
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 25(Tot) 16(F) 9(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Millborough G. Earnshaw as owner.

 
T71/234 [unpaginated]
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 144(Tot)  
[Name] Colchis  
[Stock] 64  
 

Registered to heirs of Samuel Graves.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al19.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 144(Tot)  
[Name] Colchis  
[Stock] 175  
 

Registered to heirs of Samuel Graves.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29trel.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 96(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of The Heirs of Samuel Graves deceased as Owners.

 
T71/237 [unpaginated]
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 73(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

The Heirs of S. Earnshaw as owners.

 
T71/237 [unpaginated]
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 29(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Milborough G. Earnshaw as owner.

 
T71/237 [unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 143(Tot)  
[Name] Colchis  
[Stock] 54  
 

Registered to heirs of Samuel Graves.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831trel.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 153(Tot)  
[Name] Colchis  
[Stock] 139  
 

Registered to heirs of Samuel Graves.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32trel.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 72(Tot) 37(F) 35(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

The Heirs of Samuel Earnshaw as owners.

 
T71/241 192
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 33(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Milborough G. Earnshaw as owner.

 
T71/241 171
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 153(Tot)  
[Name] Colches  
[Stock] 30  
 

Registered to heirs of Samuel Graves.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33Trel.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 99(Tot) 59(F) 40(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of The Heirs of Samuel Graves deceased as Owners.

 
T71/241 191