Mesopotamia

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1728 [SY] - 1746 [EY] → Owner
1746 [SY] - 1789 [EY] → Owner
1789 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1834 [EA] - 1837 [LA] → Owner

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1741
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Henry Barham Esq. Account filed by James Paterson of the parish of Westmoreland, practioner in Physick and Chisurgery, attorney for the said Henry Barham. The estates of Mesopotamia and Mesopotamia Pen were filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 105
1742
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] Page section missing  
 

Belonging to Henry . . . page section missing. Date missing but surrounding entries are for 1742.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 202
1752
[Name] Mesopotamia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham Esquire. Account filed by the Reverend Mr John Pool, attorney. Page marked "5" incorrectly, appears to be a sheet missing or photographed incorrectly? - this entry is incomplete.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3
1753
[Name] Mesopotamia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

the estate of Joseph Foster Barham Esquire. Account filed by Reverend John Poole, attorney. Page marked "5" incorrectly, appears to be a sheet missing or photographed incorrectly? - this entry is incomplete.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3
1754
[Name] Mesopotamia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham Esquire. Account filed by the Reverend Mr John Pool, attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 6 (page 5 is missing)
1761
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of Great Britain. Account filed by Reverend John Pool as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 30
1763
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham Esq. Account filed by Rev. John Pool.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 54
1763
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in Westmoreland in Thomas Craskell's 1763 map of Jamaica as a sugar estate with a water mill.

 
Thomas Craskell's Map of the County of Surry in the Island of Jamaica (1763)
1764
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham Esq. Account filed by Rev. John Pool.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 46 and 126
1765
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham Esq. Account filed by Rev. John Pool.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 166
1766
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of Great Britain. Account filed by Reverend John Pool as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 44
1768
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of Great Britain. Account filed by Reverend John Pool as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 150
1769
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of Great Britain. Account filed by Reverend John Pool as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 210
1770
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of Great Britain. Account filed by Daniel Barnjum.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 39
1771
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of Great Britain. Account filed by Daniel Barnjum.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 191
1772
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of Great Britain. Account filed by Daniel Barnjum.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 48
1773
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of Great Britain. Account filed by Daniel Barnjum.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 101
1774
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of Great Britain. Account filed by Daniel Barnjum.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 230
1775
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and cattle  
 

The property of Jospeh Foster Barham Esq. Account filed by Daniel Barnjum.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/8 9
1776
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of Great Britain. Account filed by Daniel Barnjum.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/8 75
1778
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and cattle  
 

Account filed by John Graham as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 95-6
1779
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of Great Britain. Account filed by John Graham as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 154
1780
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of Great Britain. Account filed by Daniel Barnjum.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 93
1781
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham of Great Britain. Account filed by John Graham as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 137
1782
[Name] Mesopotamia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Under the direction of John Wedderburn Esquire attorney to Joseph Foster Bonham (sp?). Account filed by John Graham, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 176-177
1783
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and cattle  
 

Under the direction of John Wedderburn as attorney to Jospeh Foster Barham Esq. Account filed by John Graham as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 7-8
1784
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum and cattle  
 

Under the direction of John Wedderburn as attorney to Jospeh Foster Barham Esq. Account filed by John Graham as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 33-34
1787
[Name] Mesopotamia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Under the direction of John Wedderburn, attorney to Joseph Foster Barham Esq; account filed by John Graham, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 124-125
1787
[Name] Mesopotamia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Under the direction of John Wedderburn Esq as attorney to Joseph Foster Barham Esq; account filed by John Graham as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/14 53
1788
[Name] Mesopotamia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Under the direction of John Wedderburn Esquire attorney to Joseph Foster Barham Esquire. Account filed by John Graham as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 395-396 f.217
1789
[Name] Mesopotamia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Under the direction of John Wedderburn attorney to Joseph Foster Barham Esquire. Account filed by David Forrester as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 226-228
1790
[Name] Mesopotamia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Under the direction of James Wedderburn and John Graham attornies to Joseph Foster Bacham Esquire. Account filed by David Forrester as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 334-335 [f.167]
1791
[Name] Mesopotamia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Under the direction of James Wedderburn and John Graham Esquires attornies to Joseph Foster Barham Esquire. Account filed by David Forrester as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 141-142 [f.65]
1792
[Name] Mesopotamia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Under the direction of James Wedderburn and John Graham Esquires attornies to Joseph Foster Barham Esquire. Account filed by David Forrester as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 36-37
1793
[Name] Mesopotamia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Under the direction of James Wedderburn and John Graham Esquires attornies to Joseph Foster Barham Esquire. Account filed by William Galbraith as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 328-329 [f.165]
1794
[Name] Mesopotamia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, logwood, cattle  
 

Under the direction of James Wedderburn and John Graham Esq.s attornies to Joseph Forster Barham Esq. Account filed by William Galbraith as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1794.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 119
1795
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum, logwood, cattle  
 

Under the direction of James Wedderburn and John Graham Esq.s attornies to Joseph Forster Barham Esq. Account filed by William Galbraith as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1795.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 84
1796
[Name] Mesopotamia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, logwood, hire of enslaved people  
 

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham Esq. Account given by James Weald and john Graham, attorneys. Account filed by William Galbraith, overseer.

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

Belonging to Joseph Foster Barham, Esq. Account given by James Wedderburn and John Graham, attornies. Account filed by William Galbraith, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 186
1798
[Name] Mesopotamia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, logwood, cattle, hire of enslaved people  
 

Under the direction of John Graham Esq attorney to Joseph Forster Barham Esq. Account filed by William Galbraith as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1798.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 165
1799
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in Westmoreland as a sugar estate with a watermill 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.
1799
[Name] Mesopotamia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, horses, cattle, mules, logwood  
 

Under the direction of Henry Waite Plummer and John Graham attorneys to Joseph Forster Barham Esq for the period 01/01/1799 to 01/05/1799; and under the direction of Henry Waite Plummer and William Rodgers his attorneys for the period 01/05/1799 to 31/12/1799. Account filed by William Galbraith as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 52-53
1799
[Number of enslaved people] 370(Tot)  
[Name] Mesopotamia  
 

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. 37.
1800
[Name] Mesopotamia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle, logwood  
 

Account filed by Robert Price as overseer under the direction of Henry Waite Plummer Esq for the year ending 31/12/1800.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/27 189
1801
[Name] Mesopotamia Estate  
[Crop] Livestock (horses, cattle, mules), logwood, old copper, sugar and rum  
 

Under the direction of William Bogels and Samuel Jeffries, Attornies to Joseph Foster Barham Esq. Account filed by James Creighton as overseer Accounts filed for 1800-1801.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 37
1803
[Name] Mesopotamia Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle, logwood  
 

Under the direction of William Rougers and Samuel Jeffries Esq.s attornies to Joseph Foster Barham [?] Esq. Account filed by Francis Graham as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1803.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 47
1807
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Crop] sugar, rum, livestock, cartage, logwood and hire of enslaved people  
 

Under the direction of James Wedderburn, James Colquhun Grant and John Blyth attornies to Joseph Foster Barham Esq. Account filed by John Patrickson as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 137-138
1810
[Number of enslaved people] 318(Tot)  
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Stock] 482  
 

Registered to Joseph Foster Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Westmd.htm. The 1811 almanac was based on the givings-in of the March Quarter for 1810, hence the earlier evolution date.
1811
[Number of enslaved people] 308(Tot)  
[Name] Misopotamia [Mesopotamia]  
[Stock] 361  
 

Registered to Joseph F. Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812co1.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 341(Tot)  
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Stock] 445  
 

Registered to Joseph Foster Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15west.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 321(Tot) 169(F) 152(M)  
[Name] Mesopotamia  
 

In the possession of James Colquhoun Grant and John Blyth as attorneys to Joseph Foster Barham Esquire the owner.

 
T71/178 79-82
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 317(Tot)  
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Stock] 355  
 

Registered to Joseph Foster Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al14.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 312(Tot)  
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Stock] 396  
 

Registered to Joseph Foster Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p14.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 308(Tot) 161(F) 147(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of James Colquhoun Grant and James Blyth as attornies to Joseph Foster Barham.

 
T71/179 Book 6 1
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 305(Tot)  
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Stock] 407  
 

Registered to Joseph Foster Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_10.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 418(Tot)  
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Stock] 468  
 

Registered to Joseph Foster Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p14.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 402(Tot)  
[Name] Mesapotamia Estate  
 

In the possession of John Blyth and David Morrice as attornies to Joseph Foster Barham Esquire as fixed on said estate under the direction of John Blyth and David Morrice Esquires. 56 males and 56 females removed from Springfield Estate in Hanover previously purchased by Joseph F. Barham Esquire.

 
T71/180 Book 2 21
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 408(Tot)  
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Stock] 489  
 

Registered to Joseph Foster Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24west.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 390(Tot)  
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Stock] 485  
 

Registered to Joseph Foster Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al16.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 384(Tot) 194(F) 190(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of William Ridgard and Duncan Robertson as attornies to Joseph Foster Barham owner.

 
T71/181 189-190
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 384(Tot)  
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Stock] 285  
 

Registered to Joseph F. Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al10.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 363(Tot)  
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Stock] 305  
 

Registered to Joseph F. Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al16.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 352(Tot)  
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Stock] 221  
 

Registered to Joseph T. Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29west.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 346(Tot) 182(F) 164(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of William Ridgard and Duncan Robertson Esquires attornies to Joseph Foster Barham Esquire.

 
T71/182 [unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 332(Tot)  
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Stock] 239  
 

Registered to Joseph F. Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831west.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 320(Tot)  
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Stock] 271  
 

Registered to Joseph F. Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32west.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 332(Tot) 174(F) 156(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of William Ridgard and Dr. Robertson as attornies to Joseph Foster Barham Esquire.

 
T71/189 17
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 326(Tot)  
[Name] Mesopotamia  
[Stock] 270  
 

Registered to Joseph F. Barham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33Westmd.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.

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