Blackness 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
1818 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Executor
1818 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Executor
1798 [EA] - 1798 [LA] → Owner
1809 [EA] - 1818 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1818 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Trustee and Executor

Although shown in the compensation claim, John Baillie had died in 1832. He was appointed trustee and executor under the second codicil of Francis Grant's will, dated 1818, which gave him as of Lovell Hill Berkshire.

1820 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner
1820 [EA] - → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

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£4,511 12S 10D

Estate Information (29)

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1798
[Name] Blackness Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Under the direction of John Graham, William Fyffe and John Wedderburn attornies to John Wedderburn Esq. Account filed by Donald McNab as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1798.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 183
1799
[Name] Blackness  
[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] Blackness Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Account filed by John Lewis Donald McNab overseer. Under the direction of John Graham Esquire.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/25 163
1799
[Number of enslaved people] 293(Tot)  
[Name] Blackness  
 

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. 36.
1801
[Name] Blackness Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Under the direction of Thomas Munro and James Colquhoun Grant Esquires, Attornies to Francis Grant Esq. Account filed by Charles Coole as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/28 206
1803
[Name] Blackness Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, labour hire, logwood  
 

Under the direction of James Colquhoun Grant, attorney to Francis Grant Esq. Account filed by James Colquhoun Grant as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1803.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 25
1804
[Name] Blackness Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum, old steers, cows, logwood, old cows, old copper  
 

Owned by Francis Grant, Esq. Account given in the name of James Colquhoun Grant attorney to said estate. Account filed by Charles Coole, overseer to said estate,.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 202
1807
[Name] Blackness  
[Crop] sugar, rum cattle, logwood and hire of enslaved people  
 

Under the direction of James Wedderburn and James Colquhun Grant as attornies to Francis Grant Esq. Account presented by Niel McCullum as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 157-158
1810
[Number of enslaved people] 299(Tot)  
[Name] Blackness  
[Stock] 241  
 

Registered to Frances Grant.

 
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] 299(Tot)  
[Name] Blackness  
[Stock] 171  
 

Registered to Frances Grant.

 
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] 322(Tot)  
[Name] Blackness  
 

Registered to Francis Grant.

 
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] 310(Tot) 177(F) 133(M)  
[Name] Blackness Sugar Estate  
 

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

 
T71/178 194-198
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 309(Tot)  
[Name] Blackness  
[Stock] 331  
 

Registered to Francis Grant.

 
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] 298(Tot)  
[Name] Blackness  
[Stock] 332  
 

Registered to Francis Grant. Number of stock unclear.

 
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] 290(Tot) 163(F) 127(M)  
[Name] Blackness Estate  
 

In the possession of John Finlay as attorney to the heirs of Francis Grant deceased.

 
T71/179 Book 6 11
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 293(Tot)  
[Name] Blackness  
[Stock] 344  
 

Registered to heirs of Francis Grant.

 
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] 291(Tot)  
[Name] Blackness  
[Stock] 330  
 

Registered to Francis Grant.

 
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] 276(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Edward Smith and William McKerr as attornies to the heirs of Francis Grant deceased.

 
T71/180 Book 5 33-34
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 270(Tot)  
[Name] Blackness  
[Stock] 305  
 

Registered to heirs of Francis Grant.

 
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] 272(Tot)  
[Name] Blackness  
[Stock] 254  
 

Registered to Francis Grant.

 
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] 270(Tot) 157(F) 113(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of Edward Smith and W. M. Kerr as attornies to the heirs of Francis Grant deceased.

 
T71/181 174
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 268(Tot)  
[Name] Blackness  
[Stock] 103  
 

Registered to heirs of Francis Grant.

 
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] 258(Tot)  
[Name] Blackness  
[Stock] 93  
 

Registered to heirs of Francis Grant.

 
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] 255(Tot)  
[Name] Blackness  
[Stock] 92  
 

Registered to estate of Francis Grant.

 
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] 262(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of William Glen as attorney to the heirs of Frans. Grant deceased.

 
T71/183 [unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 253(Tot)  
[Name] Blackness  
[Stock] 119  
 

Registered to estate of Francis Grant.

 
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] 257(Tot)  
[Name] Blackness  
[Stock] 113  
 

Registered to estate of Francis Grant.

 
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] 265(Tot)  
[Name] Blackness Sugar Plantation  
 

In the possession of William Glen Esquire as attorney to the heirs of Frs. Grant deceased.

 
T71/189 201
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 258(Tot)  
[Name] Blackness  
[Stock] 120  
 

Registered to estate of Francis Grant.

 
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.