Cow Bay Pen

Estate Details

Associated People (1)

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
1783 [EA] - 1783 [LA] → Joint owner

Shown as owner with his wife Hannah Elizabeth.


On the western side of the mouth of the Yallahs River.


B. W. Higman, Jamaica Surveyed (Mona, Jamaica, 2001) pp. 214-215.

Estate Information (2)

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[Name] Cow Bay Pen  
[Crop] Livestock  

The properties of Henry Shirley of the Kingdom of Great Britain Esq. and Hannah Elizabeth, wife were listed together as Petersfield, Cow Bay Pen, Port Royal, Chester Vale, Spring Garden. Account filed by John Badger of Spring Garden plantation, gentleman. Produce shipeed and sold by Peter Robertson as the lawful attorney.

Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 84
[Name] Cow Bay Pen  
[Size] 600  
[Crop] Cattle, corn, cotton  

"In 1789 Cow Bay covered 600 acres, with 295 acres in woodland and waste. The 304 acres of cleared land were divided into 22 units, all of them fenced except Bernard's piece which was still being cleared. Guinea grass covered 95 acres, common 58 acres, 'pasture' 45 acres, corn 56 acres and cotton 12 acres.

B. W. Higman, Jamaica Surveyed (Mona, Jamaica, 2001) pp. 214-215