Orange Vale Plantation

Estate Details


Associated People (17)

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
1796 [SY] - 1798 [EY] → Overseer
- 1832 [EY] → Attorney
1780 [EA] - 1782 [LA] → Owner
1780 [EA] - → Attorney
1780 [EA] - → Attorney
1780 [EA] - → Not known

Filed Accounts Produce.

1807 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - → Trustee and Executor
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1823 [EA] - → Manager
1823 [EA] - → Manager
1826 [EA] - → Manager
1826 [EA] - → Manager
1829 [EA] - → Agent
1829 [EA] - → Agent
1832 [EA] - → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£2,987 10S 0D

Estate Information (29)

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1780
[Name] Orange Vale Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to John Elmslie Esquire Merchant in London. Under the care and management of Messieurs W. Laing & Sanderson as attornies. Account filed by William Abercrombie, planter.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 11
1782
[Name] Orange Vale Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

The property of or in the possession of John Elmslie Esquire. Account filed by John Sanderson attorney for the estate. Accounts filed for 19/06/1782 to 31/12/1782.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 175
1793
[Name] Orange Vale  
[Crop] Coffee, cattle  
 

Account filed by William Stephens as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 27
1794
[Name] Orange Vale  
[Crop] coffee, cattle  
 

Account filed by Andrew Sutherland as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 5-6
1795
[Name] Orange Vale Plantation  
[Crop] Coffee and steers, old cows  
 

Account filed by Andrew Sutherland, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 21
1797
[Name] Orange Vale Plantation  
[Crop] Coffee, old cows, calf, steers, old bull, heifers  
 

Owner not given. Account filed by Andrew Sutherland, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 177
1798
[Name] Orange Vale Estate  
[Crop] coffee, some cattle, horses and mules  
 

Account filed by Andrew Sutherland for the year ending 31/12/1798.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 243
1803
[Name] Orange Vale  
[Crop] coffee  
 

Account filed by William Clarke as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 137
1807
[Name] Orange Vale  
[Crop] Coffee and livestock  
 

Belonging to the heirs of Alexander Donaldson Esq. deceased. Account filed by William Clarke as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 100
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 260(Tot)  
[Name] Orange-Vale  
[Stock] 80  
 

Registered to Alexander Grant and Joseph Green.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15geor.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 244(Tot)  
[Name] Orange Vale  
[Stock] 82  
 

Registered to Alexander Grant & Joseph Green.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al12.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 240(Tot) 122(F) 118(M)  
[Name] Orange Vale  
 

In the possession of Alexander Grant, John Meek & Joseph Green Esquires as Executors & Trustees of the Estate of Alexander Donaldson the Owner, deceased.

 
T71/158 113
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 242(Tot)  
[Name] Orange Vale  
[Stock] 97  
 

Registered to executors of Alexander Donaldson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p12.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 243(Tot) 121(F) 122(M)  
[Name] Orange Vale  
 

In the possession of John Meek and Joseph Green Esquires as Executors and Trustees of Alexander Donaldson deceased the Owner.

 
T71/159 343
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 245(Tot)  
[Name] Orange Vale  
[Stock] 90  
 

Registered to heirs of Alexander Donaldson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_08.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 251(Tot)  
[Name] Orange Vale  
[Stock] 98  
 

Registered to heirs of Alexander Donaldson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p12.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 261(Tot) 134(F) 127(M)  
[Name] Orange Vale Plantation  
 

In the possession of Joseph Green and Alexander Stevenson as Managers appointed by the High Court of Chancery in England and confirmed by the Court of Chancery here in the cause of Frant & al. v.s. Meek & al. of the Trust Estate of Alexander Donaldson deceased and on Orange Vale Plantation.

 
T71/160 302
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 261(Tot)  
[Name] Orange Vale  
[Stock] 87  
 

Registered to executors of Alexander Donaldson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24geor.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 268(Tot)  
[Name] Orange Vale  
[Stock] 86  
 

Registered to executors of Alexander Donaldson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al15.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 278(Tot)  
[Name] Orange Vale  
[Stock] 65  
 

Registered to executors of Alexander Donaldson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al08.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 276(Tot) 142(F) 134(M)  
[Name] Orange Vale Plantation  
 

In the possession of William Lambie and James Grant as Managers appointed by the High Court of Chancery.

 
T71/161 301
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 270(Tot)  
[Name] Orange Vale  
[Stock] 84  
 

Registered to executors of Alexander Donaldson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al14.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 263(Tot)  
[Name] Orange Vale  
[Stock] 184  
 

Registered to executors of Alexander Donaldson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29portgeorg.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 160(Tot) 79(F) 81(M)  
[Name] Orange Vale Plantation  
 

In the possession of William Lambie & George McLeish as agents appointed by the High Court of Chancery in England. Decrease of 95 enslaved people removed to Low Layton estate.

 
T71/162 260
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 161(Tot)  
[Name] Orange Vale  
[Stock] 123  
 

Registered to executors of Alexander Donaldson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831geor.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 159(Tot)  
[Name] Orange Vale  
[Stock] 117  
 

Registered to executors of Alexander Donaldson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32geor.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 159(Tot)  
[Name] Orange Vale  
[Stock] 140  
 

Registered to executors of Alexander Donaldson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33George.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 158(Tot)  
[Name] Orange Vale Plantation  
 

In the possession of William Lambie & George McLeish as Attornies to the Heirs of Alexander Donaldson.

 
T71/163 239
1839
[Name] Orange Vale  
[Size] 1217  
 

Registered to heirs of Alexander Donaldson.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40George.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.