Roaring River

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  • SY - Association Start Year
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  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1740 [EA] - 1740 [LA] → Previous owner
1758 [EA] - 1765 [LA] → Previous owner
1766 [EA] - 1798 [LA] → Owner
1786 [EA] - 1800 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1800 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Other

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1740
[Name] Roaring River  
[Crop] sugar, rum and molasses  
 

Belonging to the late Peter Beckford Esq. Senior and his copartners. Account filed by William Beckford. The estates of Retreat, Kays, Malmsey Valley, Crofts, Rock River, Lime Hall, Danks, Petersfield, Shrewsbury, Roaring River, Hatfield, Smithfield, Barbadoes Valley, Lewis's Crawle, Beckford & Forbes Plantation, Seven Mile Walk, Dirty Pitt Pen, Dry sugar Work Pen, Two Mile Wood Pen, Bodles Pen, Withy Wood Pen and Esher were filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 76
1740
[Name] Roaring River  
[Crop] sugar, rum and molasses  
 

Belonging to the late Peter Beckford Esq. Senior and his copartners. Account filed by Richard Beckford Esq. attorney to Mrs. Bathshua Beckford and Mr. Julmes and Francis Beckford. The estates of Retreat, Kays, Malmsey Valley, Crofts, Rock River, Lime Hall, Danks, Petersfield, Shrewsbury, Roaring River, Hatfield, Smithfield, Barbadoes Valley, Lewis's Crawle, Beckford & Forbes Plantation, Seven Mile Walk, Dirty Pitt Pen, Dry sugar Work Pen, Two Mile Wood Pen, Bodles Pen, Withy Wood Pen and Esher were filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 79
1758
[Name] Roaring River  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Estate of Richard Beckford Esquire deceased, under the care and direction of John Morse & John Vern, acting executors. Account filed by William Foot. Shrewsbury, Roaring River, Fort William, Williamsfield, Hertford Penn, Plant.n Gt Account (sp?), Smitfield & H.d. Pen all filed together with crops listed separately.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 100
1762
[Name] Roaring River Pen  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Richard Beckford deceased. Account filed by Julines Beckford and John Venn acting as executors

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 34
1763
[Name] Roaring River Pen  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Richard Beckford deceased. Account filed by Julines Beckford and John Venn acting as executors

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 52
1763
[Name] Roaring River  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in Westmoreland in Thomas Craskell's 1763 map of Jamaica as a sugar estate with a water mill.

 
Thomas Craskell's Map of the County of Surry in the Island of Jamaica (1763)
1764
[Name] Roaring River Pen  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Richard Beckford deceased. Account filed by Julines Beckford and John Venn acting as executors

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 107
1765
[Name] Roaring River Pen  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Richard Beckford deceased. Account filed by William Foot, gentleman. Estate under the care and direction of Richard Lewing and Robert Mason Esqs as attorneys.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4
1766
[Name] Roaring River Pen  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Junior Esq. Account filed by William Foot, gentleman. Estate under the care and direction of Richard Lewing and Robert Mason Esqs as attorneys.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 24
1767
[Name] Roaring River Pen  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Richard Beckford deceased. Account filed by William Foot, gentleman. Estate under the care and direction of Richard Lewing and Robert Mason Esqs as attorneys.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 68
1768
[Name] Roaring River Pen  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Junior Esq. Account filed by William Foot, gentleman. Estate under the care and direction of Richard Lewing and Robert Mason Esqs as attorneys.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 132
1769
[Name] Roaring River Pen  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Junior Esq. Account filed by William Foot, gentleman. Estate under the care and direction of Richard Lewing and Robert Mason Esqs as attorneys.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 183
1770
[Name] Roaring River Pen  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Esq. Account filed by William Foot, gentleman. Estate under the care and direction of Richard Lewing Esq. as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 37
1771
[Name] Roaring River Pen  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Esq. Account filed by William Foot, gentleman. Estate under the care and direction of Samuel William Haughton, Julines Herring and Richard Lewing Esqs. as attorneys.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 171
1772
[Name] Roaring River Pen  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Esq. Account filed by William Foot, gentleman. Estate under the care and direction of Samuel William Haughton, Julines Herring and Richard Lewing Esqs. as attorneys.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 22
1773
[Name] Roaring River Pen  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Esq. Account filed by William Foot, gentleman. Estate under the care and direction of Julines Herring, Richard Lewing and William Foot Esqs. as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 191
1786
[Name] Roaring River  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Esq under the care and direction of George Scott Esq attorney to Messrs Beckford and James mortgagees in possession; account filed by John Whidbey as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 200-201
1786
[Name] Roaring River  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Estates of Willm Beckford Esquire under mortgage to Messrs Beckford and James and consigned to Geo. Scott Esquire their attorney. Declaration sworn in London concerning full estate accounts presented by John Davis of Nicholas Lane in the City of London as clerk or book keeper to Richard Beckford and Rice James of London, merchants and mortgagees in possession. Filed as Estates of Willm Beckford Esquire to include: Fort William, Williamsfield, and Roaring River.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 22-47 f.12-24
1787
[Name] Roaring River  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Esquire. Account filed by John Whidbey as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 29 f.15
1787
[Name] Roaring River  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Estates of Willm Beckford Esquire under mortgage to Messrs Beckford and James and consigned to Geo. Scott Esquire their attorney. Declaration sworn in London concerning full estate accounts presented by John Davis of Nicholas Lane in the City of London as clerk or book keeper to Richard Beckford and Rice James of London, merchants and mortgagees in possession. Filed as Estates of Willm Beckford Esquire to include: Fort William, Williamsfield, and Roaring River.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 48-72 f.25-36
1788
[Name] Roaring River  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Esquire under the care and direction of George Scott and Samuel Jeffries Esquires attornies to Messrs Beckford and James mortgagees in possession. Account filed by John Whidbey as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 242
1789
[Name] Roaring River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Esquire under the care and direction of George Scott and Samuel Jeffries Esquires as attornies to Messrs Beckford and James as mortgagees in possession. Account filed by John Whidbey as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 191 [f.97]
1790
[Name] Roaring River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Esquire under the care and direction of George Scott and Samuel Jeffries Esquires as attornies to the trustees of Messrs Beckford and James as mortgagees in possession. Account filed by John Whidby as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 317 [f.158]
1791
[Name] Roaring River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Esquire under the direction of George Scott and Samuel Jeffries Esquires, attornies to the trustees of Messrs Beckford and James mortgagees in possession. Account filed by John Whitely as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 134
1792
[Name] Roaring River  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

The property of William Beckford Esquire and in the possession of the trustees of Messrs Beckford and James as mortgagees and under the care and direction of George Scott and Samuel Jeffries attornies to the trustees. Account filed by Samuel Jeffries as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 151-152 [f.76]
1793
[Name] Roaring River Estate  
[Crop] hire of enslaved people  
 

The property of William Beckford Esquire and in the possession of Messrs Beckford and James as mortgagees and under the care and direction of George Scott and Samuel Jeffries Esquires their attornies. Account filed by Archibald Scott as overseer of Fort William, one of the morgaged estates. Estates of William Beckford to include: Fort William Estate, Williamsfield Estate, Roaring River Estate, Hartlands Penn and Smithfield Wharf all filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 448-449 [f.225]
1793
[Name] Roaring River  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Esq in the possession of Messrs Beckford and James mortgagees and under the care and direction of George Scott and Samuel Jeffries Esq.s attornies to the trustees for the house of Beckford and James. Account filed by George Kott as overseer for the period 01/01/1793 to 31/12/1793.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 78
1794
[Name] Roaring River  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Esq in the possession of Messrs Beckford and Keighly as mortgagees and under the care and direction of George Scott and Samuel Jeffries Esq.s thier attornies. Account filed by said George Scott as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1794.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 153
1795
[Name] Roaring River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford, Esq. Account given by George Scott and Samuel Jeffries, attorneys to Messrs Beckford and Keighley,, mortgagees in possession. Account filed by George Scott, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 8
1796
[Name] Roaring River Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Belonging to William Beckford, Esq. Under direction of Messrs Scott and Jeffries, attornies. Account given by Messrs Beckford and Keighley for Messrs Beckford and James of London as mortgagees. Account filed by George Scott, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/23
1797
[Name] Roaring River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to William Beckford, Esq. In possession of Messrs Beckford and Keighley for Messrs Beckford and James as mortgagees. Account given by Samuel Jeffries, attorney. Account filed by George Scott, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 151
1798
[Name] Roaring River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Esq in the possession of Messrs Beckford and Keighty for Messrs Beckford and James of London morgagees under the care and direction of Samuel Jeffries as attorney to the estate. Account filed by William Horlock as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1798.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 190
1799
[Name] Roaring-River  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in Westmoreland 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.
1799
[Number of enslaved people] 180(Tot)  
[Name] Roaring River  
 

Registered in Westmoreland in Balcarres' letter to the Duke of Portland, dated 22/03/1800, taken at a vestry convened for that purpose 15/11/1799 and subsequent days. No ownership details given.

 
Papers Presented to the House of Commons of the 7th May 1804, Respecting the Slave Trade (Houses of Parliament, 1804) section G p. 37.
1800
[Name] Roaring River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Belonging to William Beckford Esq deceased in the possession of Messrs Beckford and Keighly trustees of Messrs Beckford and James of London, mortgagees, under the care and direction of Samuel Jeffries and David Ewart Esq.s attornies for the estate. Account filed by said Samuel Jeffries for the year ending 31/12/1800.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/27 96
1801
[Name] Roaring River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the late William Beckford Esq deceased and in the possession of George Hibbert, Jesse Curling and Edward Fuhr Esquires, Trustee; under the care and direction of Samuel Jeffries. Attorney for said Estate, Account filed by William Jones as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 6
1803
[Name] Roaring River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Belonging to the heirs of William Beckford Esq deceased under the care and management of Samuel Jeffries attorney to the trustees for the plantation. Account filed by Thomas Johnstone as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1803.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 90
1807
[Name] Roaring River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the heirs of Willliam Beckford Esq. deceased. In the possession of George Hibbert Esq. and other trustees and under the care and direction of Samuel Jeffries their attorney to the 1st July 1807 when Samuel Jeffries quitted. He was succeeded by William Forbes and George Kirlew as attornies on 1st July 1807. Account filed by Thomas Johnstone as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 89
1810
[Number of enslaved people] 261(Tot)  
[Name] Roaring River  
[Stock] 156  
 

Registered to (trustees of) William Beckford.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Westmd.htm. The 1811 almanac was based on the givings-in of the March Quarter for 1810, hence the earlier evolution date.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 230(Tot)  
[Name] Roaring-River  
[Stock] 161  
 

Registered to heirs of William Beckford.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15west.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 218(Tot)  
[Name] Roaring River  
[Stock] 155  
 

Registered to heirs of William Beckford.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al14.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 115(Tot) 63(F) 52(M)  
[Name] Roaring River  
 

In the possession of William Forbes and George Kirlew as attorneys or agents of creditors holding mortgage securities on the estate of William Beckford deceased, with directions to consign the produce to David Samuda of London as consignee appointed by the high court of chancery of England.

 
T71/178 26-32
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 210(Tot)  
[Name] Roaring River  
[Stock] 162  
 

Registered to heirs of William Beckford.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p14.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 211(Tot)  
[Name] Roaring River  
[Stock] 153  
 

Registered to heirs of William Beckford.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_10.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 409(Tot) 231(F) 178(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of George Kirlew and David Samuda as attornies or agents of the creditors of William Beckford deceased. Composite total numbers of enslaved for Fort William, Roaring River, Hertford and Williamsfield Estates.

 
T71/179 Book 6 5
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 208(Tot)  
[Name] Roaring River  
[Stock] 151  
 

Registered to heirs of William Beckford.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p14.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 210(Tot)  
[Name] Roaring River  
[Stock] 137  
 

Registered to heirs of William Beckford.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24west.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 390(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of George Kirlew as attorney or agent of creditors holding mortgage securities on the estates of William Beckford late of the same parish deceased and with directions to consign the produce thereof to David Salmuda of London Esquire as consignee appointed by the High Court of Chancery of England. Composite total numbers of enslaved for Fort William, Roaring River, Hertford and Williamsfield Estates.

 
T71/180 Book 3 14-16
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 201(Tot)  
[Name] Roaring River  
[Stock] 134  
 

Registered to heirs of William Beckford.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al16.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 382(Tot) 224(F) 148(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of George Kirlew as attorney or agent of the creditors holding mortgage securities on the estates of William Beckford late of said parish Esquire deceased. Composite total numbers of enslaved for Fort William, Roaring River, Hertford and Williamsfield Estates.

 
T71/181 80-81
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 196(Tot)  
[Name] Roaring River  
[Stock] 26  
 

Registered to heirs of William Beckford.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al16.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 193(Tot)  
[Name] Roaring River  
[Stock] 31  
 

Registered to heirs of William Beckford.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29west.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 363(Tot) 216(F) 147(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of George Kirlew as attorney or agent of the creditors holding mortgage securities on the estates of William Beckford late of said parish Esquire deceased. Composite total numbers of enslaved for Fort William, Roaring River, Hertford and Williamsfield Estates.

 
T71/182 [unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 195(Tot)  
[Name] Roaring River  
[Stock] 30  
 

Registered to heirs of William Beckford.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831west.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 191(Tot)  
[Name] Roaring River  
[Stock] 19  
 

Registered to heirs of William Beckford.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32west.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 184(Tot)  
[Name] Roaring River  
[Stock] 24  
 

Registered to heirs of William Beckford.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33Westmd.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 344(Tot) 208(F) 136(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of George Kirlew as attorney or agent of creditors holding mortgaged securities on the estates of William Beckford late of the said Parish Esquire deceased. Composite total numbers of enslaved for Fort William, Roaring River, Hertford and Lincoln Estates.

 
T71/189 16