Williams Moreland

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Associated People (4)

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
1758 [EA] - → Owner
1794 [EA] - 1794 [LA] → Receiver
1800 [EA] - 1803 [LA] → Receiver
1804 [EA] - 1807 [LA] → Owner

Notes

NB this estate appears to be the same as the 'Moreland' estate shown in the Jamaica Almanacs from 1815 onwards.


Estate Information (21)

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1775
[Name] Moreland  
[Crop] Sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Late the property of George William Esq. deceased and under the care and direction of James Roach.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 126
1776
[Name] Moreland  
[Crop] Sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Late the property of George William[s] Esq. deceased and under the care and direction of James Roach.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 128
1777
[Name] Moreland  
[Crop] Sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Late the property of George William[s] Esq. deceased and under the care and direction of Andrew McKay.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 129
1778
[Name] Moreland  
[Crop] Sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Account filed for 4 May 1778 to 31 Dec 1778. Property of George Williams Esquire, deceased, taken possession of by Hugh White as receiver by order of the Chancellor. Account filed by William Lyon, late overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 137
1786
[Name] Williams's Moreland Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by William Walcott as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 170
1787
[Name] William's Moreland Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by William Grant as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/14 95-96
1793
[Name] Williams's Moreland Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

In the possession of Michael Watt Esquire disposed of by Mr Robert Parkinson. Account filed by Robert Parkinson his attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 313
1794
[Name] William's Moreland Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

In the possession of Robert Parkinson as receiver appointed by the Chancellor. Account filed by John Potter as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1794.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 129-130
1795
[Name] William Morland Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to Williams Morland [estate]. Unclear as to signing but could be John Laird.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 49
1796
[Name] Williams Moreland  
[Crop] sugar, rum, hire of enslaved people  
 

Belonging to the heirs of Thomas Williams Esq, dec. Account given by Robert Parkinson, appointed receiver by Chancery. Account filed by John Potter, overseer.

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

Account given by James Wedderburn, Receiver appointed by Chancery. Account filed by John Fetter?, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 216
1798
[Name] Williams Moreland Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, logwood, hire of enslaved people, some cattle, old brass  
 

Under the direction of John Graham Esq as receiver appointed by the High Court of Chancery. Account filed by John Potter as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1798.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 175
1799
[Name] Williams' Moreland Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Under the direction of John Graham Esq receiver appointed by the High Court of Chancery. Account filed by John Potter as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1799.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 146-147
1799
[Number of enslaved people] 167(Tot)  
[Name] William's Moreland  
 

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. 38.
1799
[Name] Williams's-Moreland  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted In Westmoreland 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 Cornwall which he compeleted in 1799.
1800
[Name] Williams Moreland Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Under the direction of Patrick Miller and Somerville Forrester attornies for John Graham receiver for the estate. Account filed by John Potter as overseer for the period 31/12/1799 to 13/05/1800.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/27 179
1800
[Name] Williams Moreland Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by John Potter as overseer for the period from 30/05/1800 (when Matthew Atkinson Esq took possession as receiver) to 31/12/1800.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/27 67-68
1801
[Name] William Morland Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Delivered by order of Matthew Atkinson Esq, receiver. Account filed by John Potter as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/28 152
1803
[Name] Williams Moreland Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

On the order of Matthew Atkinson Esq receiver. Account filed by John Potter as overseer for the year 1803 to 01/07/1803.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 12
1804
[Name] Williams Moreland Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account given in the names of Somerville Forrester and James Wedderburn, attornies to John Wedderburn, Esq. Account filed by John Porter, overseer to said estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 199
1807
[Name] Williams Moreland  
[Crop] sugar, rum and cattle  
 

Under the direction of James Wedderburn, James Colquhun Grant and John Blyth as attornies to John Wedderburn Esq. Account presented by John Potter as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 161-162