Hope 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
1777 [SY] - 1789 [EY] → Joint owner
1777 [SY] - 1789 [EY] → Joint owner
- 1826 [LA] → Enslaved
1789 [SY] - 1813 [EY] → Owner
1813 [SY] - 1836 [EY] → Joint owner
1813 [SY] - 1836 [EY] → Joint owner
- 1744 [EY] → Owner
1754 [EA] - → Owner
1762 [EA] - 1764 [LA] → Owner

Shown as owner but possibly tenant-for-life

1765 [EA] - 1765 [LA] → Joint owner
1765 [EA] - 1765 [LA] → Joint owner
1770 [EA] - 1775 [LA] → Owner
1775 [EA] - 1777 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Attorney

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£6,630 5S 6D

Notes

Hope was founded in the 1660s by Major Richard Hope who had arrived in Jamaica as part of the conquering English army. To begin with it operated a cattle mill, then in 1752 a private act was passed to allow Thomas Hope Elletson to build a water mill which was constructed in 1758. The estate was surveyed by William Smellie and James Sheriff in 1782 by which point 682 acres had been added to the estate by Roger Hope Elletson. In 1826 Edward McGeachy created a new plan of Hope estate. It showed the gutter going through Hope and on to the boundary with Papine. The aqueduct can still be seen in the Hope Botanical Gardens and the University of the West Indies.


Sources

B. W. Higman, Jamaica surveyed: plantation maps and plans of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (Kingston, Institute of Jamaica Publications, 1988), pp.121-24

Veront Satchell, Hope Transformed: A Historical Sketch of the Hope Landscape, St. Andrew, Jamaica, 1660-1960 (University of the West Indies Press, 2012).


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1752
[Name] [no name given]  
 

A private law was passed to allow the proprietor Thomas Hope Elletson to funnel water for a sugar mill.

 
B. W. Higman, Jamaica surveyed: plantation maps and plans of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (Kingston, Institute of Jamaica Publications, 1988), p.123
1762
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to Susannah Elletson. Account filed by Daniel Crockatt as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 37
1763
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to Susannah Elletson. Account filed by Daniel Crockatt as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 53
1764
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to Susannah Elletson. Account filed by Daniel Crockatt as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 110
1765
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to Susannah Elletson and Roger Hope Elletson. Account filed by Daniel Crockatt as the late attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4
1770
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to Roger Hope Elletson. Account filed by Reverend John Pool as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 52
1772
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to Roger Hope Elletson. Account filed by Reverend John Pool as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 47
1773
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses, livestock  
 

Belonging to Roger Hope Elletson. Account filed by Reverend John Pool as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 99
1774
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses, livestock  
 

Belonging to Roger Hope Elletson. Account filed by Reverend John Pool as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 100
1775
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to Roger Hope Elletson. Account filed by William Ballard as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/8 37
1777
[Name] Hope estate  
 

The estate passed into the hands of the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, who had married the widow of Roger Hope Elletson - Anna Eliza Elletson (born Gamon).

 
B. W. Higman, Jamaica surveyed: plantation maps and plans of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (Kingston, Institute of Jamaica Publications, 1988), p.123
1778
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by James Concanen as overseeer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 42
1779
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by James Concanen as overseeer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 23
1780
[Name] Hope Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by James Concannon as overseer. No ownership details given.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 7
1781
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

No ownership details. Account filed by James Cameron, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 108-109
1782
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by James Concanen.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 27
1783
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by James Concanen as overseeer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 190
1783
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

In the possession of His grace the Duke of Chandos. Account filed by James Concanen as overseeer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 16
1786
[Name] Hope Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by James Concanen.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 187
1787
[Name] Hope Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by James Concannon, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 118
1787
[Name] Hope Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by James Concanen as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/14 57
1789
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by J.s Concanon.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 287 f.142
1790
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by J. Corcoran.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 264 [duplicted 266]
1791
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by James Concanen as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 235 [f.112]
1792
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of the Dutchess of Chandos. Account filed by James Concanen.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 165 [f.83]
1793
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to the Duchess of Chandos. Account filed by James Concanen as overseer for the period 01/01/1793 to 31/12/1793.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 56
1794
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to the Duchess of Chandos. Account filed by James Concanen as overseer for the period 01/01/1794 to 31/12/1794.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 179
1795
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to the Duchess of Chandos. Account filed by James Concanen as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 240
1796
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by John Concannon, status not given.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 78
1797
[Name] Hope Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Owner not given. Account filed by Robert Hamilton, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 164
1798
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Crop] sugar and Rum  
 

Account filed by Robert Hamilton.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/25 5
1798
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted In St Andrew 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 Surrey which he compeleted in 1798.
1799
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, coffee, cattle  
 

Account filed by Robert Hamilton overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/25 212
1800
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, coffee, wainage  
 

Account filed by Robert Hamilton as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/27 194
1801
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, coffee and livestock (cattle)  
 

Owner details not recorded. Account filed by Robert Hamilton.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 209
1803
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, coffee, wainage  
 

Account filed by Robert Hamilton as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 119
1807
[Name] Hope  
[Crop] sugar, rum, coffee and wainage of coffee  
 

Account presented by James Clark as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 195-196
1809
[Number of enslaved people] 382(Tot)  
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Stock] 141  
 

Registered to Duchess of Chandos.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Andr.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] 379(Tot)  
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Stock] 61  
 

Registered to Duchess of Chandos.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812and.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 388(Tot)  
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Stock] 130  
 

Registered to Marquis of Buckingham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15andr.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 373(Tot)  
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Stock] 145  
 

Registered to Marquis of Buckingham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al08.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 372(Tot) 208(F) 164(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of James Simpson as attorney to the Marquess of Buckingham.

 
T71/125 105
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 360(Tot)  
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Stock] 82  
 

Registered to Marquis of Buckingham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p09.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 357(Tot)  
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Stock] 70  
 

Registered to Marquis of Buckingham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_06.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 358(Tot) 201(F) 157(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of James Simpson as attorney to the Marquis of Buckkingham.

 
T71/126 17
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 357(Tot)  
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Stock] 143  
 

Registered to Marquis of Buckingham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p09.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 353(Tot)  
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Stock] 168  
 

Registered to Marquis of Buckingham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24andr.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 357(Tot) 200(F) 157(M)  
[Name] Hope Estate  
 

In the possession of Thomas Wright as attorney to the Duke of Buckingham.

 
T71/130 1213
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 362(Tot)  
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Stock] 160  
 

Registered to Duke of Buckingham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al11.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 349(Tot)  
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Stock] 70  
 

Registered to Duke of Buckingham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al07.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 351(Tot) 196(F) 155(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of William Jackson Esq. as Attorney to His Grace Duke of Buckingham and Chandos.

 
T71/132 326
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 346(Tot)  
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Stock] 89  
 

Registered to Duke of Buckingham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al10.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 356(Tot)  
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Stock] 68  
 

Registered to Duke of Buckingham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29andr.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 362(Tot) 200(F) 162(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of William Jackson Esq. as attorney to His Grace the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos.

 
T71/135 289
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 368(Tot)  
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Stock] 86  
 

Registered to Duke of Buckingham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831andr.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 373(Tot)  
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Stock] 400  
 

Registered to Duke of Buckingham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32andr.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 574(Tot)  
[Name] Hope Estate  
[Stock] 101  
 

Registered to Duke of Buckingham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33Andr.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 374(Tot) 213(F) 161(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of the Hon. Richard Barrett as attorney to His Grace the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos.

 
T71/137 52
1839
[Name] Hope estate  
[Size] 2239  
 

Registered to Duke of Buckingham.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40Andrew.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.

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