Jamaica St Elizabeth 368 (Appleton Estate)

21st Dec 1835 | 167 Enslaved | £3013 0s 1d

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 57. 

T71/870: claim from William Dickinson, Ezekiel Harman and Jeremiah Harman, of 'St Elizabeth', as owners.  

J.R. Ward, 'The Profitability of Sugar Planting in the British West Indies, 1650-1834', Economic History Review, 31 (2) (May, 1978): shows 4.45% for 1821, 1827 and 1829 (versus 4.6% 1783-7), sourced to Wiltshire RO, Dickenson papers, 282/1, 282/3; and Somerset RO, Dickenson papers, DD/DN 469, 478-80. 

Walter E. Minchinton, Jamaica Plantation Records from the Dickinson papers 1675-1849, introduction to the microfilm collection (East Ardsley, Wakefield, Microform Academic Publishers Limited, 1978): Charles Dickinson II was in partnership in Bristol 1739-1748 with brother Vickris, shared estate with 3rd brother Ezekiel; Charles Dickinson II died 1783, Charles Dickinson II's son was William Dickinson (MP, d. 1806), grandson also = William Dickinson. Ezekiel Harman = nephew of Ezekiel Dickinson's son Barnard. 

Jamaica Almanac (1833): estate registered to Dickenson & Harmans.

This is the estate of the eponymous rum business. In September 2012, the sale by CL Financial of an 81.4% stake in Lascelles de Mercado & Co. of Jamaica to Campari of Italy for US$414.7MM was reported. Lascelles' brands included Appleton Estate, Wray & Nephew and Coruba [City AM, London, 4 September 2012 p. 11]; there is background on the estate and the business at http://www.appletonestate.com/en/the-place/history-of-the-appleton-estate.

Further Information

St Elizabeth
Claim No.
Appleton Estate
Collected by
Harman, Ezekiel

Associated Individuals (3)


Associated Estates (1)