Silver Spring

Estate Details

Associated People (3)

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
1807 [EA] - 1807 [LA] → Joint owner
1807 [EA] - 1807 [LA] → Previous owner
1815 [EA] - 1815 [LA] → Owner

Estate Information (6)

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[Name] Silver-Spring  
[Crop] Sugar  

Plotted In Westmoreland as a sugar estate with a cattle mill 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.
[Name] Silver Spring Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  

Account filed by James Chambers as overseer for the period 25/07/1801 to 25/07/1802

Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 181-182
[Name] Silver Spring Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  

Account filed by James Chambers as overseer for the period 25/07/1802 to 25/07/1803

Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 177-178
[Name] Silver Spring Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  

Owners name not given. Account filed in the name of James Chambers (status not given).

Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 91
[Name] Silver Spring  
[Crop] sugar and rum  

Belonging to Jacob Johnson and the heirs of William Ricket Johnson. Account filed by Donald Chisholm as overseer. [This is a confusing entry because a Jacob Johnson had died in 1784 while a William Rickets Johnson was still alive in 1807: either the names have been transposed, and it should reflect the heirs of Jacob Johnson and William Rickets Johnson, or there were two Jacob Johnsons, senior and junior, and two William Ricketts Johnson, senior and junior. LBS has concluded that the latter is the more likely.]

Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 105-106
[Number of enslaved people] 91(Tot)  
[Name] Silver-Spring  
[Stock] 69  

Registered to George Robert Johnson.

Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.