Golden Vale Estate

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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
1811 [SY] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner
1770 [EA] - 1781 [LA] → Not known

Identified variously as executor (1770), or the estate was described as 'Come into possession' of, or filed by, Philip Ph. Livingston (1773-1781).

1770 [EA] - 1781 [LA] → Previous owner

The Crop Accounts noted that the estate was in the possession of estate of George Paplay, deceased.

1783 [EA] - 1784 [LA] → Owner
1807 [EA] - 1807 [LA] → Not known

Registered by John Milligan as attorney of Milligan and Mitchell, who were possibly mortgagees or mortgagees-in-possession

1807 [EA] - 1807 [LA] → Not known

Registered by John Milligan as attorney of Milligan and Mitchell, who were possibly mortgagees or mortgagees-in-possession. David Mitchell had died in 1804, before the registration.

1811 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner
1820 [EA] - → Previous owner
1823 [EA] - 1832 [EY] → Receiver
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

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£6,779 7S 3D

Notes

The estate was located 5 miles up the Rio Grande in the hills behind Port Antonio. Higman noted that the estate was similar to Williamfield in St. Thomas in the Vale. Cane land was limited to the flats along the Rio grande. The hills on the estate rose up to 1000 feet. The woods and hills had the provision grounds on it. There was a mill house, trash house, boiling house, curing house and distilling house. The mill was water powered carrying water from the Back Rio grande. The cane fields were gridded.


Sources

B. W. Higman, Jamaica surveyed: plantation maps and plans of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (Kingston, Institute of Jamaica Publications, 1988), pp.114-116


Estate Information (45)

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1770
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the estate of George Paplay Esq. deceased. Account filed by Philip Philip Livingston as one of the executors of George Paplay deceased.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 184
1772
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the estate of George Paplay Esq. deceased and come into the hands of Philip Philip Livingston and Charles Dawes Junior. Account filed by Charles Dawes Junior as one of the executors of George Paplay deceased.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 23
1773
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the estate of George Paplay Esq. deceased and come into the hands of Philip Philip Livingston and Charles Dawes Junior. Account filed by Charles Dawes Junior as one of the executors of George Paplay deceased.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 197
1779
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the estate of George Paplay Esq. deceased and come into the hands of Philip Philip Livingston.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 202
1780
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Estates of George Paplay Esquire deceased. Account filed by Philip Philip Livingston Esquire. Maverlys, Sunning Hill, Golden Vale, Friendship all filed together. Crops listed separately.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 8
1781
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The different plantations belonging to the Estate of George Papley (sp?) Esquire Deceased. Account filed by Philip Philip Livingston. Mavely's, Sunning Hill, Golden Vale all filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 112
1783
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of Edward Manning Paplay Esq. Account filed by Bartholomew Waldren as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 102
1784
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of Edward Manning Paplay Esq. Account filed by Bartholomew Waldren as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 180
1786
[Name] Golden Vale Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by William Burke.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 182
1786
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Account filed by Will. Burke.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 149
1788
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by William Burke as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 134
1789
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Account filed by William Burke as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 395 f.195
1790
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by William Burke as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 299 [f.149]
1791
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by William Burke as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 352-353 [f.171]
1792
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by William Burke as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 180
1793
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by William Burke as overseer for the period 01/01/1793 to 26/07/1793.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 46
1794
[Name] Golden Vale Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by William Burke a overseer for the year ending 31/12/1794.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 94
1795
[Name] Golden Vale Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by William Burke as overseer for the period 01/01/1795 to 31/12/1795.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 236
1796
[Name] Golden Vale Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum.  
 

Account filed by William Burke.

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

Owner not given. Account filed by John Archer, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 222
1798
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in Portland in James Robertson's 1804 map of Jamaica as a sugar estate with a watermill.

 
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 Surrey which he compeleted in 1798.
1799
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by John Archer late overseer on Golden Vale Plantation.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/25 165
1800
[Name] Golden Vale Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Henry Birkett as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/27 177
1807
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

In possession of John Milligan as attorney to Messers Milligan & Mitchell. Account filed by George Thomson as overseer. Filed for 1807 (25th July-31st Dec).

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 26-27
1809
[Number of enslaved people] 154(Tot)  
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Stock] 14  
 

Registered to Greenwich Hospital.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Portld.htm. The 1811 almanac was based on the givings-in of the March Quarter for 1809, hence the earlier evolution date.
1810
 

David MacNae surveyed Golden Vale in 1810 when the estate was the property of the Greenwich Hospital, London.

 
B. W. Higman, Jamaica surveyed: plantation maps and plans of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (Kingston, Institute of Jamaica Publications, 1988), p.114
1811
[Number of enslaved people] 146(Tot)  
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Stock] 121  
 

Registered to Greenwich Hospital.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812por.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1811
[Number of enslaved people] 500(Tot)  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

The estate was sold to Alexander Kinloch and John Steel according to James Hakewill.

 
B. W. Higman, Jamaica surveyed: plantation maps and plans of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (Kingston, Institute of Jamaica Publications, 1988), p.114
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 504(Tot)  
[Name] Golden-Vale  
[Stock] 354  
 

Registered to Steel and Kinloch.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15port.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 516(Tot)  
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Stock] 450  
 

Registered to Kinloch & Steel.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al11.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 475(Tot) 205(F) 270(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Alexander Kinlock and John Steel as joint owners.

 
T71/151 215-223
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 489(Tot)  
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Stock] 193  
 

Registered to Kinloch & Steel.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p12.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 480(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of John Steel as owner with the Heirs of Alexander Kinloch Esq decd.

 
T71/152 81
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 475(Tot)  
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Stock] 305  
 

Registered to William Lambie, receiver.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24port.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 483(Tot) 223(F) 260(M)  
[Name] Golden Vale Estate  
 

In the possession of William Lambie as Receiver appointed by the Court of Chancery.

 
T71/153 85-86
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 451(Tot)  
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Stock] 281  
 

Registered to William Lambie, receiver.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al14.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 451(Tot)  
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Stock] 273  
 

Registered to William Lambie, receiver.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al08.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 451(Tot)  
[Name] Golden Vale Estate  
 

In the possession of William Lambie as Receiver appointed by the Court of Chancery.

 
T71/154 84-85
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 440(Tot)  
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Stock] 123  
 

Registered to William Lambie, receiver.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al13.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 424(Tot)  
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Stock] 116  
 

Registered to William Lambie, receiver.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29portgeorg.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 407(Tot)  
[Name] Golden Vale Estate  
 

In the possession of William Lambie as Receiver appointed by the Court of Chancery for Golden Vale Estate.

 
T71/155-156 [unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 400(Tot)  
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Stock] 91  
 

Registered to Young and Sims.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831port.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 386(Tot)  
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Stock] 98  
 

Registered to Young and Sims.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32port.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 374(Tot)  
[Name] Golden Vale  
[Stock] 88  
 

Registered to Young and Sims.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33Portld.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 369(Tot) 184(F) 185(M)  
[Name] Golden Vale Estate  
 

In the possession of William Lambie as Receiver appointed by the Court of Chancery for Golden Vale Estate.

 
T71/157 144

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