Old 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
1787 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Attorney

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£6,490 2S 1D

Notes

This estate together with New 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).


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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
1784
[Name] Montpellier  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

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

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 118
1786
[Name] Montpelier Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of Kean Osborn; account filed by John White, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 161
1787
[Name] Montpelier Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of Charles Rose Ellis Esq, a minor; account filed by Leonard Parkinson.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 126
1787
[Name] Montpelier Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

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

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/14 217-218
1788
[Name] Montpelier Old Works  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Account filed by Leonard Parkinson.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 379-380 f.209
1790
[Name] Montpelier Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by George Davison as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 413-414 [f.206]
1791
[Name] Montpelier Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by George Davison as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 241-242
1792
[Name] Montpelier Old 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
1795
[Name] Montpelier Old 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 (Old 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 Old Works Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

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

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

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

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 193-194
1800
[Number of enslaved people] 384(Tot)  
[Name] Mt Pelier, O.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 Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Joseph Fraser for the 1800 ending 01/10/1800.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/27 186
1801
[Name] Montpelier Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Joseph Fraser. Accounts filed for 1800-1801.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/28 197
1804
[Name] Montpelier Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Owners name not given. Account filed by Charles Harris (status not known).

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 112
1807
[Name] Montpelier Old Works  
[Crop] sugar, rum, livestock, house and land rental  
 

Belonging to Charles Rose Ellis Esq. and in the care of Phillip A. Scarlett Esq. Account filed by Andrew Ferguson as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 59
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] 455(Tot)  
[Name] Montpelier (o.w.)  
[Stock] 281  
 

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] 434(Tot)  
[Name] Montpelier (o.w.)  
[Stock] 260  
 

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] 426(Tot) 215(F) 211(M)  
[Name] Old Montpelier Estate  
 

In the possession of David Richards and William Miller, attornies to Charles Rose Ellis Esquire as settled on Old Montpelier Estate.

 
T71/201 137-149
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 420(Tot)  
[Name] Montpelier (O.W.)  
[Stock] 249  
 

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] 416(Tot)  
[Name] Old Montpelier  
[Stock] 290  
 

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] 412(Tot)  
[Name] Montpelier Old Estate  
 

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

 
T71/205 296-298
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 415(Tot)  
[Name] Old Montpelier  
[Stock] 287  
 

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] 402(Tot)  
[Name] Old Montpelier  
[Stock] 318  
 

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] 400(Tot)  
[Name] Old Montpelier Estate  
 

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

 
T71/210 279-282
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 402(Tot)  
[Name] Old Montpelier  
[Stock] 310  
 

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] 398(Tot)  
[Name] Old Montpelier  
[Stock] 313  
 

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] 395(Tot)  
[Name] Old Montpelier Estate  
 

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

 
T71/213 103-104
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 455(Tot)  
[Name] Old Montpelier  
[Stock] 1  
 

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
[Number of enslaved people] 456(Tot)  
[Name] Old Montpelier  
 

Registered to Lord Seaford. Number of stock unclear as page is torn.

 
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] 395(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] 393(Tot)  
[Name] Old Montpelier  
[Stock] 2  
 

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] 389(Tot)  
[Name] Old Montpelier  
[Stock] 293  
 

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] 382(Tot)  
[Name] Old Montpelier Estate  
 

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

 
T71/223 115-116
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 386(Tot)  
[Name] Old Montpelier  
 

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 Pen  
[Size] 4759  
 

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.

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