Plantain Garden River

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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] → Mortgage Holder
1725 [EA] - → Owner
1740 [EA] - 1743 [LA] → Joint owner
1755 [EA] - 1756 [LA] → Owner
1767 [EA] - 1768 [LA] → Not known

The Accounts Produce were filed by the executor of John Gardner junior and the guardian of John Millward Gardner a minor as devisee.

1800 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner
1803 [EA] - 1830 [LA] → Joint owner
1820 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Heir
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Associated Claims (3)

£3,258 0S 2D
£1,738 10S 2D
£1,784 0S 11D

Estate Information (75)

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1740
[Name] Plantane Garden River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Messers Gardener and March. Account delivered by Mr. Francis March and filed by William Beckford Esq. as attorney to Robert Myro guardian to John Gardner.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 72
1741
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Crop] sugar, rum, livestock and house rental  
 

Estate of John Gardner an infant. Account filed by William Beckford Esq. as attorney to the estate of the infant John Gardner. The estates of Rock River and Plantain Garden River were filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 150
1742
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Francis Marsh Esq. and John Gardener a minor. Account filed by William Beckford Esq. The estates of Rock River and Plantain Garden River were filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/2 49-50
1743
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle and a cart  
 

Belonging to Mr. Gardener a minor and Francis March Esq. Account filed by Andrew Dunnet as overseer on the plantation.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/2 76-77
1752
[Name] [no name given]  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Estate of Elizabeth March a minor daughter and hieres of the late Francis March Esq. deceased. Account filed by John Lee factor to John Ellis Esq. administrator with a copy of the will annexed of Francis March Esq. deceased. Estate under the care and direction of the said John Ellis Esq. Assumed to be Enfield and Plantatin Garden River.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/2 137
1755
[Name] Garden River  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Under the care and direction of James Jewer (sp?) attorney to John Gardner senior Esquire. Account filed by James Jewer (sp?), attorney. Garden River and Hopeful (sp?) Hole filed together. Crops listed separately.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 40-41
1756
[Name] Garden River  
[Crop] sugar, rum, oats, sale and rental of enslaved people, horses, copper, real estate  
 

Under the care and direction of James Jewer (sp?) attorney to John Gardner senior Esquire. Account filed by James Jewer (sp?), attorney. Garden River and Rock River Plantation filed together. Crops listed separately.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 40
1757
[Name] Plantain Garden River Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle, horses  
 

Under the care and direction of James Jewer attorney to John Gardner. Account filed by James Jewer, attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 72
1761
[Name] Plantain Garden River Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Belonging to John Gardner Esquire. Account filed by Thomas Pensyre (sp?) one of the attorneys to John Gardner Esquire.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 205
1762
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to John Gardner Senior Esq. Account filed by Thomas Penogre (sp) as one of the attorneys.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 17
1763
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to John Gardner Senior Esq. Account filed by Thomas Penoyre (sp) as one of the attorneys.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 49
1764
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to John Gardner Esq.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 109
1765
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to John Gardner Esq. Account filed by Nicholas Phampilion.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 148
1767
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to John Gardner Junior Esq. deceased, divised to John Gardner Milward. Account filed by John Milward as one of the executors to John Gardner Milward [= John Gardner?] deceased and guardian of the person and estate of John Gardner Milward a Minor under the age of twenty one years.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 75
1768
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to John Gardner Junior Esq. deceased. Account filed by John Milward as one of the executors to John Gardner Milward [=John Gardner?] deceased and guardian of the person and estate of John Gardner Milward a Minor under the age of twenty one years.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 127
1768
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by George Grant as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 147
1769
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by George Grant as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 216
1770
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by George Grant as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 232
1771
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Gavin Waugh as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 232
1772
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Gavin Waugh as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 14
1773
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Gavin Waugh as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 208
1777
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
 

In his will dated 1777 (sworn in Jamaica that same year and proved in London in 1783), Sir Simon Clarke 7th bart. stipulated that his mortgage on Plantain Garden River to be foreclosed and the estate sold.

 
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1786
[Name] Plantine Garden River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, corn, some cattle  
 

Account filed by Walter Sands as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 138
1787
[Name] Plantine Garden River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Account filed by Walter Sands as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 40
1788
[Name] Plantin Garden River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Walter Sands as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 367 f.193
1789
[Name] Plantain Garden River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Walter Sands.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 387 f.191
1790
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Crop] sugar  
 

Account filed by Walter Sands as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 32-33 [f.11]
1791
[Name] Plantains Garden River Estate  
[Crop] Plantains, some cattle  
 

Account filed by Walter Sands as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 335-336
1792
[Name] Plantain Garden River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Account filed byWalter Sands as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 164
1793
[Name] Plantain Garden River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

On the order of the Hon James Wildman and David Duncomb Esq.s attornies to the estate. Account filed by James Foxcroft as overseer for the period 01/01/1793 to 31/12/1793.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 97
1795
[Name] Plantain Garden River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by James Foxcroft? overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 35
1796
[Name] Plantain Garden River Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum and steers  
 

Account given by Lewis Cuthbert and David Duncomb, Esqs. Account filed by James Foxcroft, Esq.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/23
1797
[Name] Plantain Garden River Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum, steers  
 

Owner not given. Account filed by John Burke, status not given.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 132
1798
[Name] Plantain Garden River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by John Burke as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 87-88
1798
[Name] Plan.Garden-River  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St Thomas-in-the-East 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 Surrey which he compeleted in 1798.
1799
[Name] Plantain Garden River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by John Burke as overseer for the period 01/01/1799 to 31/12/1799.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 9-10
1800
[Name] Garden River Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

One half belonging to Mrs Elizabeth Hervey and also one of the receivers appointed by the Court of Chancery of the other half of the said plantation the property of the Heirs of John Garder Remy (=Gardner Kemys) deceased. Account filed by Lewis Cuthbert as one of the attornies on the island for Mrs Elizabeth Hervey.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/28 81
1803
[Name] Plantain Garden River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of John Kemeys Garden [Gardner ?] Kemeys Esq and Mrs Elizabeth Henney [=Hervey] under the care and management of George Cuthbert, Jn Blackburn and John Stewart Esq.s. Account filed by Marwood Innes as overseer for the period 31/12/1802 to 31/12/1803.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 213-214
1804
[Name] Plantain Garden River Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Owner not given. Account filed in the name of Narwood Innes (status not given).

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 179
1807
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Under the management of John Stewart Esq. as attorney to the proprietors. Account filed by Manwood Innes as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 73
1810
[Number of enslaved people] 196(Tot)  
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Stock] 188  
 

Registered to E. Harvey and G. Kemys.

 
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] 74(Tot)  
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Stock] 4  
 

Registered to Bell & Barclay.

 
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.
1811
[Number of enslaved people] 200(Tot)  
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Stock] 96  
 

Registered to Harvey & Kemeys.

 
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] 230(Tot)  
[Name] Plantain-Garden-River  
[Stock] 261  
 

Registered to Harvey & Kemys.

 
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] 226(Tot)  
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Stock] 246  
 

Registered to Harvey & Kemys.

 
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] 17(Tot) 9(F) 8(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of John Kemeys Gardner Kemeys (?) and Mrs Elizabeth Harvey as owners.

 
T71/145 422-423
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 107(Tot) 46(F) 61(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of John Kemeys Garden (?) Kemeys Esq as owners.

 
T71/145 423-426
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 102(Tot) 52(F) 50(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Mrs Elizabeth Harvey as owner.

 
T71/145 427-429
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 222(Tot)  
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Stock] 138  
 

Registered to Harvey and Kemys.

 
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] 221(Tot)  
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Stock] 143  
 

Registered to Harvey and Kemys.

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

In the possession of Joseph Watt as attorney for William Hervey Esq, heir of Mrs Elizabeth Hervey decd, owner.

 
T71/146 238
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 109(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Joseph Watt as attorney for John Kemeys Gardner Kemeys Esq, owner.

 
T71/146 239
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 17(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Joseph Watt as attorney for John Kemeys Gardner Kemeys and William Hervey Esq, joint owners.

 
T71/146 240
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 221(Tot)  
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Stock] 258  
 

Registered to Harvey and Kemys.

 
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] 215(Tot)  
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Stock] 237  
 

Registered to Harvery and Kemeys.

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

In the possession of Joseph Watt as attorney for William Harvey and John Kemeys Gardner Kemeys Esquires, Joint Proprietors.

 
T71/147 167-168
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 94(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Joseph Watt as attorney for William Harvey Esquire, owner.

 
T71/147 168-169
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 107(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Joseph Watt as attorney to John Kemeys Gardner Kemeys, owner.

 
T71/147 194-195
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 213(Tot)  
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Stock] 240  
 

Registered to Harvey and Kemeys.

 
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] 214(Tot)  
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Stock] 241  
 

Registered to Harvey and Kemeys.

 
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] 99(Tot) 56(F) 43(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Joseph Watt as attorney for William Harvey Esq.

 
T71/148 151
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 107(Tot) 42(F) 65(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Joseph Watt as attorney for John Kemeys Gardner Kemeys Esq owner.

 
T71/148 175
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 14(Tot) 6(F) 8(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Joseph Watt as attorney for John Kemeys Gardner Kemeys and William Harvey Esquires, Joint Proprietors.

 
T71/148 176
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 232(Tot)  
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Stock] 132  
 

Registered to Harvey and Kemeys.

 
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] 234(Tot)  
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Stock] 140  
 

Registered to Harvey and Kemeys.

 
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] 99(Tot) 52(F) 47(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Joseph Watt as attorney for William Harvey Esq, owner.

 
T71/149 [unpaginated]
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 100(Tot) 43(F) 57(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Joseph Watt as attorney for John Kemeys Garden Kemeys, owner.

 
T71/149 [unpaginated]
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 28(Tot) 11(F) 17(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Joseph Watt as attorney for John Kemeys Garden Kemeys and William Harvey Esquires (joint proprietors).

 
T71/149 [unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 242(Tot)  
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Stock] 155  
 

Registered to Harvey and Kemeys.

 
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] 383(Tot)  
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Stock] 162  
 

Registered to Harvey and Kemeys.

 
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] 376(Tot)  
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Stock] 119  
 

Registered to Harvery and Kemyss.

 
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] 97(Tot) 41(F) 56(M)  
[Name] Plantain Garden River Estate  
 

In the possession of Alexander Barclay and Charles Scott as attornies for Colthurst Bateman, owner.

 
T71/150 32
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 98(Tot) 52(F) 46(M)  
[Name] Plantain Garden River Estate  
 

In the possession of Alexander Barclay and Charles Scott as attornies for William Harvey Esq, owner.

 
T71/150 233
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 182(Tot) 91(F) 91(M)  
[Name] Plantain Garden River Estate  
 

In the possession of Alexander Barclay and Charles Scott as attornies for William Harvey and Colthurst Bateman, Esquires.

 
T71/150 231-232
1839
[Name] Plantain Garden River  
[Size] 1592  
 

Registered to Harvey and Kemyss.

 
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.