New Canaan 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
1829 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee
1829 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee
1829 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee
- 1829 [EY] → Trustee
1744 [EA] - → Not known

Listed as proprietor but probably trustee.

1762 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trust beneficiary

'A minor' 1762-1773

1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Other

Possibly joint owner, but more likely owner of enslaved people leased to this estate.

1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (2)

£3,569 4S 4D
£294 14S 2D

Estate Information (57)

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1762
[Name] New Canaan  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to George William Ricketts Esq. a minor. Account filed by William Bryce as overseer on the instruction of George Robert Goodin Esq as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 84
1763
[Name] New Canaan  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to George William Ricketts Esq. a minor. Account filed by William Bryce as overseer on the instruction of George Robert Goodin Esq as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 84
1764
[Name] New Canaan  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to George William Ricketts Esq. a minor. Account filed by Edward Archer as overseer on the instruction of George Robert Goodin Esq as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 92
1765
[Name] New Canaan  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to George William Ricketts Esq. a minor. Account filed by William Buchanan as overseer on the instruction of George Robert Goodin Esq as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 165
1766
[Name] New Canaan  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to George William Ricketts Esq. a minor. Account filed by William Wight as bookeeper.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 54
1767
[Name] New Canaan  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to George William Ricketts Esq. a minor. Account filed by Robert Lang as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 58
1768
[Name] New Canaan  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to George William Ricketts Esq. a minor. Account filed by William Wight as bookeeper.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 111
1769
[Name] New Canaan  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to George William Ricketts Esq. a minor. Account filed by Robert Lang as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 162
1769
[Name] New Canaan  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to George William Ricketts Esq. a minor. Account filed by William Otley as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 219
1771
[Name] New Canaan  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to George William Ricketts Esq. a minor. Account filed by William Ottey as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 63
1772
[Name] New Canaan  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to George William Ricketts Esq. a minor. Account filed by William Ottey as overseer. Formerly in the parish of St. James but Trelawney created from land in St. James in 1770.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 216
1773
[Name] New Canaan  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to George William Ricketts Esq. a minor. Account filed by William Ottey as overseer. Formerly in the parish of St. James but Trelawney created from land in St. James in 1770.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 57
1774
[Number of enslaved people] 248(Tot)  
[Name] New Canaan  
[Crop] Sugar  
[Stock] 177  
 

Listed as belonging to Thomas Reid Jnr. & Smith with 5 men bearing arms and 1 women or children; the same source gives the estate producing 123 hogsheads of sugar.

 
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
1791
[Name] New Canaan  
 

The New Canaan estate was the subject of the 1791 marriage settlement of George William Ricketts then of Bishops Sutton, and Laetitia Mildmay of Shawford House, both in the county of Southampton. Neither the Beckfords nor Hinchley appear in that deed as trustees, but in the papers of the Godwin Austen family of Shalford is a deed concerning the appointment of Francis Love Beckford senior and junior, and Richard Hinckley [sic] as new trustees in place of Charles Nicholas Pallmer in 1829.

 
Partial transcription by Ann Marie Grant 01/08/2008 of the marriage settlement of 02/11/1791 from the Hampshire Record Office, Heathcote family papers, 18M54/B1/8/1 at http://www.jamai
1792
[Name] Canaan Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of George William Ricketts Esquire under the direction of Thomas Reid Junior Esquire. Account filed by James Caldwell as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 279 [f.140]
1793
[Name] Canaan Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, rents  
 

Belonging to George William Ricketts, Esq. Account given by George Goodin? Barrett? Attorney. Account filed by James Caldwell.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/23
1794
[Name] Canaan Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to George William Ricketts Esq. Account given by James Reid Junior, attorney. Account filed by James Caldwell, planter and overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 90
1794
[Name] Canaan Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, mare, filly, heifer, steers  
 

Belonging to George William Ricketts, Esq. Account given by Thomas Reid, Esq.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/23
1795
[Name] Canaan Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to George William Ricketts Esq. Account given by James Reid Junior, attorney. Account filed by James Caldwell, planter and overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 88/89
1796
[Name] Canaan Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum.  
 

Year unclear - 1792 or 1796? Belonging to George William Ricketts, Esq. Account given by George Goodin? Barrett? Attorney. Account filed by James Caldwell.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/23
1797
[Name] Canaan Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum.  
 

Belonging to Richard James Lawrence. Account given by Thomas Reid, Jnr. Account filed by James Stewart, planter and overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/23
1798
[Name] Canaan Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Disposed of by Thomas Reid Jun.r Esq attorney to George Wm Ricketts Esq. Account filed by James Caldwell as overseer for the period 31/12/1797 to 31/12/1798.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 149
1799
[Name] Canaan  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St James as a sugar estate with two cattle mills 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] Canaan Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Disposed of by the Hon G C Ricketts attorney to G W Ricketts Esq. Account filed by James Caldwell as overseer for the period 31/12/1798 to 01/08/1799.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 230
1800
[Name] Canaan Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by James Caldwell as overseer for the period 31/12/1799 to 31/12/1800.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/27 50-51
1800
[Number of enslaved people] 250(Tot)  
[Name] Canaan  
 

Listed in St James in the Earl of Balcarres's letter to the Duke of Portland, dated 22/03/1800, with G. W. Ricketts 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. 27. The number of enslaved people was recorded on 01/10/1799.
1801
[Name] Canaan Plantation  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Owner not recorded. Account filed by James Caldwell as overseer. Accounts filed for 1800-1801.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/28 159
1807
[Name] New Canaan  
[Crop] sugar, rum and land rental  
 

Account filed by John Watson as estate attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 123
1808
[Name] New Canaan  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to George William Ricketts Esq. Account filed by John Willocks as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 159
1809
[Number of enslaved people] 208(Tot)  
[Name] New Canaan  
[Stock] 32  
 

Registered to George William Ricketts.

 
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] 206(Tot)  
[Name] New Canaan  
[Stock] 24  
 

Registered to George W. Ricketts.

 
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] 212(Tot)  
[Name] New Canaan  
[Stock] 135  
 

Registered to G. W. Ricketts.

 
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] 36(Tot) 18(F) 18(M)  
[Name] Canaan Estate  
 

In the possession of Edward Earl as tenant by parole to Geo. R, Goodin RIcketts an absentee and unrepresented.

 
T71/201 501-502
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 217(Tot)  
[Name] New Canaan  
[Stock] 168  
 

Registered to G. W. Ricketts.

 
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] 207(Tot) 97(F) 110(M)  
[Name] Canaan Estate  
 

In the possession of Edward Earl as attorney to George William Ricketts.

 
T71/201 494-500
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 238(Tot)  
[Name] New Canaan  
[Stock] 182  
 

Registered to G. W. Ricketts.

 
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] 27(Tot)  
[Name] New Canaan Estate  
 

In the possession of Edward Earl as Attorney for New Canaan Estate as Tenant by Parol to George Robert Gooden Ricketts, an absentee and unrepresented.

 
T71/205 172
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 211(Tot)  
[Name] New Canaan Estate  
 

In the possession of Edward Earl as Attorney to George William Ricketts, the owner.

 
T71/205 170-171
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 239(Tot)  
[Name] New Canaan  
[Stock] 184  
 

Registered to G. W. Ricketts.

 
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.
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 240(Tot)  
[Name] New Canaan  
[Stock] 232  
 

Registered to George Ricketts.

 
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] 24(Tot)  
[Name] New Canaan Estate  
 

In the possession of David McNish, Attorney for New Canaan Estate, as tenant by parole to G.R.G.Ricketts.

 
T71/210 183
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 208(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of David McNish as the Attorney of George William Ricketts, owner.

 
T71/210 181-182
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 235(Tot)  
[Name] New Canaan  
[Stock] 190  
 

Registered to George W. Ricketts.

 
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.
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 215(Tot)  
[Name] New Canaan  
[Stock] 200  
 

Registered to George William Ricketts.

 
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] 17(Tot)  
[Name] Canaan Estate  
 

In the possession of David McNish as Attorney for Canaan Estate as Tenant by Parole to G.R.G. Ricketts Esq, an absentee and unrepresented.

 
T71/214 128
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 201(Tot)  
[Name] New Canaan Estate  
 

In the possession of David McNish as Attorney of George William Ricketts Esq.

 
T71/214 133-134
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 218(Tot)  
[Name] Canaan  
[Stock] 188  
 

Registered to George William Ricketts.

 
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.
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 207(Tot)  
[Name] Canaan  
[Stock] 24  
 

Registered to George William Ricketts.

 
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] 262(Tot)  
[Name] Canaan  
 

Registered to George William Ricketts. 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] 16(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of William Carey as Attorney to New Canaan Estate and Tenant on Parole to G.R.G. Ricketts Esq, an absentee and unrepresented.

 
T71/216 [unpaginated]
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 187(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of William Carey as Attorney to George William Ricketts Esq.

 
T71/220 unpaginated
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 192(Tot)  
[Name] New Canaan  
[Stock] 34  
 

Registered to George William Ricketts.

 
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] 197(Tot)  
[Name] New Canaan  
[Stock] 190  
 

Registered to George W. Ricketts.

 
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] 16(Tot)  
[Name] New Canaan Estate  
 

In the possession of William Carey as Attorney to New Canaan Estate and tenant by parol to G R G Ricketts, an absentee and unrepresented.

 
T71/222 84
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 187(Tot)  
[Name] New Canaan  
[Stock] 39  
 

Registered to George W. Ricketts.

 
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.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 179(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of William Carey as Attorney to George W Ricketts.

 
T71/222 85
1839
[Name] New Canaan  
[Size] 2047  
 

Registered to George W. Ricketts.

 
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.