Davis's Cove

Estate Details


Associated People (9)

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
- 1755 [LA] → Joint owner

In his will proved in 1755 Richard James jun. left £3000 and an annuity of £60 p.a. to his daughter Sarah James charged his moiety of the sugar works or plantation at Davis's Cove. He left the estate itself to his son Richard Haughton James.

- 1759 [LA] → Joint owner

In his will proved in 1759 Richard James senior charged his debts on his moiety of the sugar works near Davis's Cove, 'and also all my Moiety or half part of..] the Negroe and other Slaves Mules Cattle and other Stock thereunto belonging.'

1782 [EA] - 1782 [LA] → Joint owner
1782 [EA] - 1782 [LA] → Previous owner

The heirs of Richard Haughton James were shown as co-owners in 1782

1799 [EA] - 1821 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - → Other
1825 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - → Owner
1829 [EA] - → Previous owner

Estate Information (29)

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1771
[Name] Davis's Cove  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Account filed by Samuel Whiteheade as head overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 186
1771
[Name] Davis's Cove  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Account filed by Samuel Whiteheade as head overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 205
1778
[Name] Davis's Cove  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Charles Dinan as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 63
1779
[Name] Davis's Cove  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Charles Dinan as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 178
1780
[Name] Davis's Cove  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Charles Dinan as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 194
1781
[Name] Davies (sp?) Cove Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

No ownership details. Account filed by Charles Dinan, late overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 109
1782
[Name] Davis's Cove Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of Samuel Torrente James and the heirs of Richard Haughton James deceased on the orders of Thomas James Senior, Daniel Bernard and Francis Grant Esquires. Account filed by Andrew Robertson as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 155 f.78
1799
[Number of enslaved people] 27(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Registered in Hanover to Richard Dickson with 27 enslaved people in Balcarres' letter to the Duke of Portland, dated 22/03/1800, return given at a vestry meeting 23/11/1799.

 
Papers Presented to the House of Commons of the 7th May 1804, Respecting the Slave Trade (Houses of Parliament, 1804) section G p. 24.
1810
[Number of enslaved people] 46(Tot)  
[Name] Davis Cove  
[Stock] 7  
 

Registered to Richard Dickson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Hanov.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] 37(Tot)  
[Name] Davis' Cove  
[Stock] 6  
 

Registered to Richard Dickson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15hano.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 44(Tot) 15(F) 29(M)  
[Name] Davis Cove Settlement  
 

In the possession of Richard Dickson, owner.

 
T71/190 258-260
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 40(Tot)  
[Name] Davis Cove  
[Stock] 5  
 

Registered to Richard Dickson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al15.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 43(Tot)  
[Name] Davis's Cove  
[Stock] 4  
 

Registered to Richard Dickson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p15.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 40(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Richard Dickson as owner.

 
T71/191 184-185
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 39(Tot)  
[Name] Davis's Cove  
[Stock] 3  
 

Registered to Hon. Richard Dickson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_11.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 33(Tot)  
[Name] Davis's Cove  
 

Registered to Honorable Richard Dickson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p15.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 15(Tot)  
[Name] Davis's Cove  
 

Registered to John Dickson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24hano.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 32(Tot)  
[Name] Davis's Cove  
[Stock] 4  
 

Registered to William Augustus Dickson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al17.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 58(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of William Augustus Dickson as owner. 42 enslaved people purchased from John, Richard & William Dickson somce 1823.

 
T71/193 417-418
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 25(Tot)  
[Name] Davis's Cove  
[Stock] 4  
 

Registered to William Augustus Dickson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al12.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 29(Tot)  
[Name] Davis's Cove  
[Stock] 3  
 

Registered to William Augustus Dickson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al17.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 32(Tot)  
[Name] Davis's Cove  
[Stock] 5  
 

Registered to William Augustus Dickson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29hano.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 8(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of William A. Dickson as owner. 52 enslaved people sold to John Lee and Neill Callum since 1826.

 
T71/195 48
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 36(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of John Lee as surviving copartner of Alexander McCullum deceased. 40 enslaved people purchased from William Dickson since 1826.

 
T71/196 61
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 34(Tot)  
[Name] Davis's Cove  
[Stock] 5  
 

Registered to William A. Dickson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831hano.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 34(Tot)  
[Name] Davis's Cove  
[Stock] 5  
 

Registered to William A. Dickson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32hano.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 15(Tot) 15(F)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of William A. Dickson as owner. 10 enslaved people purchased since 1829. Previous return was for 8 enslaved people.

 
T71/198 201
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 22(Tot)  
[Name] Davis Cove  
[Stock] 3  
 

Registered to William A. Dickson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33Hanov.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1839
[Name] Davis' Cove  
[Size] 32  
 

Registered to William A. Dickson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40Hanover.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.