Burton's

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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
- 20/11/1720 [ED] → Owner
20/11/1720 [SD] - 12/11/1724 [ED] → Owner
12/11/1724 [SD] - 1727 [EY] → Tenant-for-life
1727 [SY] - → Owner
1758 [SY] - → Mortgage Holder
1758 [SY] - → Mortgage Holder
1775 [EA] - 1787 [LA] → Owner
1790 [EA] - 1809 [LA] → Owner
1803 [EA] - → Overseer
1815 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Owner

Estate Information (31)

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1720
[Name] Burton's  
 

Bequeathed by Francis Rose to his only son Thomas. According to the terms of his father's will, when Thomas died s.p. in 1724 the life interest devolved to Francis's wife Elizabeth and upon her death to his nephew John Rose.

 
Michael Craton and James Walvin, A Jamaican Plantation. The History of Worthy Park 1670-1970 (W.H. Allen, London and New York, 1970) pp. 54-55
1727
[Name] Burton's  
 

Acquired by Colonel Charles Price in 1725 when he bought the life interest of Francis Rose's Jamaican estates from John Rose of London.

In fact when Charles Price bought the interest in this land in 1725, it was still owned by Elizabeth Rose nee Price, who inherited a life interest from her husband Francis Price when her son Thomas Price died s.p. in 1724. Elizabeth herself died in 1727 whereupon the estate devolved to Francis's nephew John Rose.

Colonel Charles Price bought the life interest along with Bagnall's Ticket (later The Decoy), Savanna (or Old Works) and Rose Hall (or New Works), land in Halfway Tree and two houses in Spanish Town, for a total of £10,000 sterling.

 
Michael Craton and James Walvin, A Jamaican Plantation. The History of Worthy Park 1670-1970 (W.H. Allen, London and New York, 1970) pp. 54-55
1744
[Number of enslaved people] 543(Tot)  
 

Owned by Sir Charles Price 1st Bart. in 1744 with 543 enslaved people.

 
Michael Craton and James Walvin, A Jamaican Plantation. The History of Worthy Park 1670-1970 (W.H. Allen, London and New York, 1970) p. 82
1758
[Number of enslaved people] 242(Tot)  
[Name] Burton's New Works  
[Size] 658  
 

Mortgaged by Sir Charles Price 1st Bart. to Serocold and Jackson.

 
Michael Craton and James Walvin, A Jamaican Plantation. The History of Worthy Park 1670-1970 (W.H. Allen, London and New York, 1970) p. 157
1775
[Name] Burtons  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Sir Charles Price Bart. Account filed by Edward Bradsford.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 289
1776
[Name] Burtons  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Sir Charles Price's estate. Account filed by Edward Brailsford.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/8 100-1
1777
[Name] Burtons  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Sir Charles Price's estate. Account filed by Edward Brailsford.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 102
1778
[Name] Burtons  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Sir Charles Price's estate. Account filed by Edward Brailsford.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 46
1779
[Number of enslaved people] 218(Tot)  
[Name] Burton's  
[Size] 1181  
 

Mortgaged by Sir Charles Price 2nd Bart. for £1,500 to two unknown Liverpool merchants [identifiable in other sources as Chorley and Rawlinson].

 
Michael Craton and James Walvin, A Jamaican Plantation. The History of Worthy Park 1670-1970 (W.H. Allen, London and New York, 1970) p. 159
1787
[Name] Burton Estate Old Works  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of Sir Charles Price; account filed by James Mitchell attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 97
1787
[Name] Burton  
[Crop] Cotton  
 

Under the care and direction of David Gowdy and Thomas Dunhaley [?] Esquires the executors of Thomas Milburn Esquire deceased. Account filed by David Gowdy.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 65-66
1790
[Name] Burton Old Works  
[Crop] Cotton  
 

In the possession of John Chorley Esquire. Account filed by William Daggers one of his attornies.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 411 [f.205]
1795
[Name] Burtons Estate  
[Crop] Coffee  
 

Account filed by George Rose, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/23
1796
[Name] Burtons Estate  
[Crop] Coffee  
 

Account filed by John Chorley Esq. Account filed by George Rose.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/23
1798
[Name] Burtons  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St Thomas-in-the-Vale 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.
1799
[Number of enslaved people] 55(Tot)  
[Name] Burtons  
 

Registered in St Thomas-in-the-Vale to John Chorley with 55 enslaved people in Balcarres' letter to the Duke of Portland, dated 22/03/1800, taken at an extraordinary vestry 02/11/1799.

 
Papers Presented to the House of Commons of the 7th May 1804, Respecting the Slave Trade (Houses of Parliament, 1804) section G p. 47.
1801
[Name] Burtons Estate  
[Crop] Coffee and pasturage  
 

Owner details not recorded. Account filed by John William Whitman as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 171
1803
[Name] Burton Penn  
[Crop] Coffee  
 

Belonging to John Churley, Esq, of Great Britain. Account filed in the name of John Lound, overseer to said estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 68
1807
[Name] Burtons Pen  
[Crop] Coffee, corn and sundry pasturage  
 

Account filed by Richard Dickson as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 18
1809
[Number of enslaved people] 62(Tot)  
[Name] Burton's  
 

Registered to John Chorley.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11James.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the March Quarter 1809, hence the earlier evolution date.
1809
[Number of enslaved people] 62(Tot)  
[Name] Burton's  
 

Registered to John Chorley.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Cath.htm. The almanac entries were based on the givings-in for the March Quarter of 1809.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 55(Tot)  
[Name] Burton's  
[Stock] 69  
 

Registered to John Blackburn.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15stiv.htm. The almanac entries were based on the givings-in for the March Quarter of the previous year.
1816
[Number of enslaved people] 260(Tot)  
[Name] New Works and Burton's  
[Stock] 361  
 

Registered to John Blackburn.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1817) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1817_01.htm. The almanac entries were based on the givings-in for the March Quarter of the previous year.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 219(Tot)  
[Name] New Works and Burton's  
[Stock] 286  
 

Registered to John Blackburn.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al02.htm. The almanac entries were based on the givings-in for the March Quarter of the previous year.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 484(Tot) 266(F) 218(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Francis Graham as attorney to John Blackburn esq. Specifies two enslaved people owned by James alias George Davidson 'a slave included in the forging list'. Presumably combined totals for New Works and Wallens.

 
T71/25 283-297
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 253(Tot)  
[Name] New Works and Burton's  
[Stock] 97  
 

Registered to John Blackburn.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p03.htm. The almanac entries were based on the givings-in for the March Quarter of the previous year.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 578(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of George William Hamilton and Edward Sword as attornies John Blackburn esq. Combined totals for New Works and Wallens. Increase by purchase on New Works estate, last returned by Angus McKay as owner in St Thomas-in-the-Vale.

 
T71/26 187-192
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 553(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of George William Hamilton, Henry Lowndes as attornies to John Blackburn Esq. Presumably combined totals for New Works and Wallens.

 
T71/27 147-150
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 604(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Henry Loundes and George William Hamilton as attornies to John Blackburn esq.on New Works estate. Presumably combined totals for New Works and Wallens.

 
T71/28 261-266
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 585(Tot) 326(F) 259(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Edward Blouston as one of the attornies of John Blackburn. Presumably combined totals for New Works and Wallens.

 
T71/29-31 [unpaginated]
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 583(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Henry Lowndes as attorney to John Blackburn Esquire. Presumably the combined totals for New Works and Wallens.

 
T71/32 195