New Montpelier 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
1762 [EA] - 1781 [EY] → Owner
1784 [EA] - 1784 [LA] → Previous owner
1786 [EA] - 1786 [LA] → Not known

Apparently attorney or agent

1786 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£4,696 13S 10D

Notes

This estate together with Old Montpellier and Shettlewood Pen has been subject of significant historical research: B.W. Higman Montpellier Jamaica. A Plantation Community in Slavery and Freedom 1739–1912 (Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: The University Press of the West Indies, 1998).


Estate Information (46)

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1762
[Name] Mountpelier  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to John Ellis Esq. Account filed by William Buchanan as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 19
1774
[Number of enslaved people] 334(Tot)  
[Name] Montpelier  
[Crop] Sugar  
[Stock] 316  
 

Listed as belonging to Honorable John Ellis with 15 men bearing arms and 5 women or children; the same source gives the estate producing 361 hogsheads of sugar. Assumed to be both Old and New Montpelier.

 
Edward Long, 'A List of Sugar Estates and other Properties in the Parish of Saint James as they were in the Month of September 1774 shewing the number of white People residing in said Parish particularising those able to bear Arms, the number of Slaves & Stock & the number of hogsheads of Sugar made on the several Estates in the Crop of the year 1774' transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/StJames1774.htm
1783
[Name] Montpellier New Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

No ownership details. Account filed by Edward Whitefield.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 198
1784
[Name] Montpellier New Works  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of the heirs of John Ellis Esq. deceased. Account filed by Walter Scott

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 117-18
1786
[Name] Montpellier New Works  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Robert Nedham Ellis.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 108
1786
[Name] Montpelier New Works  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of Charles Rose Ellis Esq a minor; account filed by Leonard Parkinson.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 170
1787
[Name] Montpelier New Works  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of Charles Rose Ellis Esq a minor; account filed by Leonard Parkinson.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/14 214-215
1788
[Name] Montpelier New Works  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Account filed by Leonard Parkinson.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 274
1789
[Name] Montpelier New Works Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Account filed by William Fairclough as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 434-435 f.215
1790
[Name] Montpelier New Works  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by William Fairclough as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 423-424 [f.211]
1791
[Name] Montpelier New Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by William Fairclough as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 240-241 [f.115]
1792
[Name] Montpelier New Works  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Henry Hough as one of the attornies of the estate of Charles Rose Ellis Esquire. Montpelier Old Works and Montpelier New Works filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 133
1793
[Name] Montpelier New Works Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of Charles Rose Ellis Esq. Account filed by Tho.s Jeffs as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 38
1794
[Name] Montpelier New Works Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of Charles Rose Ellis Esq. Account filed by John Price as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 158
1795
[Name] Montpelier New Works Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of John Ellis Esq. Account filed by Henry Hough as attorney for the estates. Green Castle, Nutfield and Newry estates, Fort George Penn, Montpelier Old Works and Montpelier New Works, Whydalis Estate filed together. Crops listed separately.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 257-258
1796
[Name] Montpelier Estate (New Works)  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Belonging to Charles Rose Ellis, Esq. Account given by Henry Hough, attorney. Montpelier Estate (Old and New Works)/Shuttleworth Penn filed together.

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

Under the care of Henry Haigh Esq and the direction of Nicholas Robson clerk. Account filed by said Nicholas Robson for the period 31/12/1796 to 31/12/1797.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 93
1798
[Name] Montpelier New Works Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by William Summerville for the period 31/12/1797 to 31/12/1798.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 92
1799
[Name] Montpelier New Works  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St James 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] Montpelier New Works Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to Charles Rose Ellis Esq. Account filed by Ralph Parkinson Esq attorney for Montpelier New Works Estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 194-195
1800
[Number of enslaved people] 531(Tot)  
[Name] Mt Pelier, N.W.  
 

Listed in St James in the Earl of Balcarres's letter to the Duke of Portland, dated 22/03/1800, with Charles Rose Ellis as the proprietor.

 
Papers Presented to the House of Commons of the 7th May 1804, Respecting the Slave Trade (Houses of Parliament, 1804) section G p. 26. The number of enslaved people was recorded on 01/10/1799.
1800
[Name] Montpelier New Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by James Delany for the period 01/10/1799 to 01/10/1800.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/27 183
1801
[Name] Montpelier New Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by James Delaney. Accounts filed for 1800-1801.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/28 197
1807
[Name] Montpelier New Works  
[Crop] sugar, rum, livestock and provision ground rental  
 

Belonging to Charles Rose Ellis. Account given in by Philip Anglin Scarlett as attorney and filed by Walter Patrick as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 84-85
1809
[Number of enslaved people] 849(Tot)  
[Name] Montpelier  
[Stock] 10  
 

Registered to Charles Rose Ellis.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11James.htm. The 1811 almanac was based on the givings-in of the March Quarter for 1809, hence the earlier evolution date.
1811
[Number of enslaved people] 845(Tot)  
[Name] Montpelier Old and New  
[Stock] 2  
 

Registered to Charles R. Ellis.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812co2.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 315(Tot)  
[Name] Montpelier (n.w.)  
[Stock] 263  
 

Registered to Charles Rose Ellis M.P.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15jame.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 308(Tot)  
[Name] Montpelier (n.w.)  
[Stock] 234  
 

Registered to Charles Rose Ellis.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al16.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 303(Tot) 160(F) 143(M)  
[Name] New Montpelier Estate  
 

In the possession of David Richards and William Miller Esquire, attornies of Charles Rose Ellis Esquire.

 
T71/201 159-167
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 300(Tot)  
[Name] Montpelier (N.W.)  
[Stock] 225  
 

Registered to Charles Rose Ellis.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p16.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 354(Tot)  
[Name] New Montpelier  
[Stock] 233  
 

Registered to Charles Rose Ellis.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_12.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 353(Tot)  
[Name] Montpelier New Estate  
 

In the possession of William Miller as Attorney to Charles Rose Ellis Esq, Proprietor.

 
T71/205 291-295
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 352(Tot)  
[Name] New Montpelier  
[Stock] 228  
 

Registered to Charles Rose Ellis.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p16.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 388(Tot)  
[Name] New Montpelier  
[Stock] 241  
 

Registered to Charles Rose Ellis.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24jame.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 334(Tot)  
[Name] New Montpelier Estate  
 

In the possession of William Miller Esq as Attorney to Charles Rose Ellis Esq.

 
T71/210 277-278
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 316(Tot)  
[Name] New Montpelier  
[Stock] 230  
 

Registered to Charles Rose Ellis.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al19.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 319(Tot)  
[Name] New Montpelier  
[Stock] 225  
 

Registered to Lord Seaford.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al11.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 319(Tot)  
[Name] New Montpelier Estate  
 

In the possession of William Miller as Attorney to Charles Rose Ellis Esq.

 
T71/213 105-106
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 306(Tot)  
[Name] New Montpelier  
 

Registered to Lord Seaford.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al18.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Name] New Montpelier  
 

Registered to Lord Seaford. Number of enslaved people and stock unclear as page is torn and faded.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29jame.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 303(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of William Miller Esq as Attorney of Charles Rose, Lord Seaford, formerly Charles Rose Ellis Esq.

 
T71/220 unpaginated
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 296(Tot)  
[Name] New Montpelier  
[Stock] 6  
 

Registered to Lord Seaford.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831jame.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 286(Tot)  
[Name] New Montpelier  
[Stock] 192  
 

Registered to Lord Seaford.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32jame.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 288(Tot)  
[Name] New Montpelier Estate  
 

In the possession of Hon William Miller as Attorney to Lord Seaford.

 
T71/223 58
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 286(Tot)  
[Name] New Montpelier  
[Stock] 3  
 

Registered to Lord Seaford.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33James.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1839
[Name] Montpelier Estate  
[Size] 2372  
 

Registered to Lord Seaford.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40James.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.