Worthy Park

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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
1670 [SY] - 1689 [EY] → Owner
1701 [SY] - 1730 [EY] → Owner
1689 [SY] - 1697 [EY] → Owner
1697 [SY] - 1701 [EY] → Owner
1750 [SY] - 1772 [EY] → Joint owner

Following the death of his brother Thomas Rose, Charles inherited a share of Worthy Park.

1730 [SY] - 1740 [EY] → Joint owner

John was joint owner with his brother Thomas Rose.

1740 [SY] - 1789 [EY] → Joint owner

John Price of Penzance inherited the half share in the property on the death of his father. The other half share belonged first to his uncle Thomas Rose Price and after his death to his uncle Sir Charles Price. When Sir Charles's eldest and only son and heir, Sir Charles Price 2nd Baronet, died then John became the sole owner under the terms of Sir Charles Price 1st Baronet's will.

1730 [SY] - 1749 [EY] → Joint owner
1789 [SY] - 1797 [EY] → Owner
1797 [SY] - 1835 [EY] → Owner
1772 [SY] - 1789 [EY] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£3,579 3S 2D

Notes

The Estate is located in the geographical center of the island of Jamaica, approximately forty miles by road to the north west of the capital Kingston and twenty eight miles due south of Ocho Rios, the major tourist center of Jamaica.

The name "Worthy Park" was patented in 1670 - by Lieutenant Francis Price. The commercial production of cane and sugar began fifty years hereafter in 1720 and the production of cane and sugar has continued in every year to the present day.

The production of rum ceased in the 1950's under agreement with the Spirits Pool Association of Jamaica to curtail the over production of Jamaican Rum which occured in the years following World War II. Since 1670 Worthy Park has been owned by three families including the present proprietors. The Clarke Family acquired the Estate in 1918. Since the time of acquisition by the Clarkes, the Estate has remained private and has always been owner-operated and managed.

Currently Worthy Park is 3,600 hectares, mills 210,000 tonnes of cane annually of which 90,000 tonnes is produced by the Estate (the remainder purchased from Farmers) with an average annual sugar production of 24,000 tonnes and 7,000 tonnes of molasses. On the agricultural side, the Estate produces sugar cane at 83 tonnes per hectare and 10 tonnes of sugar per hectare.


Sources

http://www.worthyparkestate.com/heritage.php

Michael Craton and James Walvin, A Jamaican Plantation: The History of Worthy Park 1670-1970 (London: W. H. Allen, 1970).


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1730
 

Colonel Charles Price left Worthy Park to his two younger sons John and Thomas Rose.

 
Michael Craton and James Walvin, A Jamaican Plantation: The History of Worthy Park 1670-1970 (London: W. H. Allen, 1970), p.86
1740
 

John Price died and his half share in Worthy Park was bequeathed to his two year old son John Price of Penzance who owned it jointly with his uncle Thomas Rose Price.

 
Michael Craton and James Walvin, A Jamaican Plantation: The History of Worthy Park 1670-1970 (London: W. H. Allen, 1970), p.86
1740
[Name] Worthy Parke  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Estate of the late Charles Price Esq. deceased. Account filed by Christopher Borlase.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 78
1740
[Name] Worthy Parke  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Estate of the late Charles Price Esq. deceased. Account filed by John Forsyth as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 78-79
1741
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Filed for 1741 (up to the 30th April). Estate of Charles Price Esq. deceased. Account received by Christopher Borlase in Spanish Town and filed by Charles Price Esq.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 168
1741
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Estate of Charles Price Esq. deceased. Account filed by John Forsyth overseer on the plantation and Charles Price Esq.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 168
1741
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Filed for 4th May - 31st Dec 1741. Estate of Charles Price Esq. deceased. Account received and filed by John Jump in Spanish Town and Charles Price Esq.?

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 168-169
1743
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Estate of the late Charles Price Esq. deceased. Produce received and disposed of by John Jump in Spanish Town. Account filed by John Jump and verified by Charles Price Esq.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/2 95
1743
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Estate of the late Charles Price Esq. deceased. Account filed by John Forsyth as overseer of the plantation.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/2 95
1750
 

Following the death of his brother Thomas Rose Price, Sir Charles Price inherited a share of Worthy Park.

 
Michael Craton and James Walvin, A Jamaican Plantation: The History of Worthy Park 1670-1970 (London: W. H. Allen, 1970), p.86
1775
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of John Price Esq. Account filed by Malcolm Laing as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/8 92
1778
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of John Price Esq. Account filed by Malcolm Laing.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 60
1779
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of John Price Esq. Account filed by Malcolm Laing as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 114
1780
[Name] Worthy Park Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Account for 31st December 1779 to 31st December 1780. Property of John Price Esquire. Malcolm Laing as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 10
1781
[Name] Worthy Park Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Property of John Price Esquire. Account filed by John Jaques one of the acting Executors of Malcolm Laing Esquire Deceased.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 59-60
1783
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of John Price Esq. Account filed by Henry Davies as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 108
1785
[Name] Worthy Park Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of John Price Esq; account filed by Thomas Kitson, overseer of Spring Garden Penn and keeper of the store on Worthy Park.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 82-83
1786
[Name] Worthy Park Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of John Price Esq; account filed by Thomas Kitson, overseer of Spring Garden Penn and keeper of the store on Worthy Park. Worthy Park Estate/Spring Garden Pen filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 106-107
1786
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of John Price Esq; account filed by Thomas Kittson as overseer of Spring Garden Penn in the parish of St Dorothy and book keeper for the produce from Worthy Park.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 199
1787
[Name] Worthy Park Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of John Price Esquire. Account filed by Thomas Kittson as overseer of Spring Garden Estate in the the parish of St Dorothy.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 102-103 f.52
1788
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of John Price Esquire. Account filed by George Doubt.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 155 [f.78]
1789
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of John Price Esquire. Account filed by Abr. Topham.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 201 [f.102]
1790
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of John Price Esquire. Account filed by James Fraser.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 95 [f.42]
1792
[Name] Worthey Park Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of John Price Esquire under the care of Arthur McKenzie Esquire. Account filed by Hector Mouat of the parish of Clarendon, clerk to Arthur McKenzie.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 273-274
1793
[Name] Worthy Park Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of John Price Esq of Penzance, Great Britain. Account filed by Robert Ellis as overseer for the year to 31/12/1793.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 51-52
1794
[Name] Worthy Park Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of John Price Esq of Penzance, Great Britain. Account filed by William Poole as overseer for Mickleton Penn.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 184
1794
[Name] Worthy Park Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of John Price Esq of Penzance, Great Britain. Account filed by Robert Ellis as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1794.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 89
1795
[Name] Worthy Park Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to John Price? Of Great Britain, Esq. Account filed by Edward Collier?.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 38
1795
[Name] Worthy Park Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to John Price, Esq of Great Britain, Esq. Account filed by Thomas Mowett?, overseer. Mickleton Penn and Worthy Park Estate filed together.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 47
1796
[Name] Worthy Park Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to John Price, Esq of GB. Account filed by Eugene Mackay.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/23
1797
[Name] Worthy Park Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, old steers  
 

Belonging to Rose? Price Esq of Penzance. Account given by Eugene Mahony, status not given.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 126
1798
[Name] Worthy Park Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Property of Rose Price Esq of Great Britain. Account filed by Eugene Mahony as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1798.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 253
1798
[Name] Worthy-Park  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St John as a sugar estate with a cattle mill and two watermills 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 Middlesex which he compeleted in 1798.
1799
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Eugene Mahoney. The property of Rose Price in the Kingdom of Great Britain.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/25 117-118
1800
[Name] Worthy Park Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, one cow  
 

Property of Rose Price Esq of Penzance, Great Britain. Account filed by Tho.s Mewett as overseer. Michleton Penn and Worthy Park Estate filed together. Crops listed separately.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/27 122
1800
[Name] Worthy Park Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Property of Rose Price Esq of Great Britain. Account filed by Eugene Mahony.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/27 128
1801
[Name] Worthy Park Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum, 26 old steers  
 

The property of Rose Price Esq of Great Britain. Account filed by Edward House as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 10
1803
[Name] Worthy Park Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of Rose Price Esq of Great Britain. Account filed by Edward House planter.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 99
1804
[Name] Worthy Park Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, old steers  
 

Owner not given. Account filed in the name of Edward House, planter (status not given).

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 138
1807
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle and a spur wheel  
 

Belonging to Rose Price of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Esq. Account filed by Eugene Mahony as attorney to Rose Price Esq.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 92
1809
[Number of enslaved people] 491(Tot)  
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Stock] 48  
 

Registered to Rose Price.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Cath.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] 505(Tot)  
[Name] Worthy Park  
 

Registered to Rose Price.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812cat.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 518(Tot)  
[Name] Worthy-Park  
[Stock] 369  
 

Registered to Sir Rose Price Baronet.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15john.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 527(Tot) 286(F) 241(M)  
[Name] Worthy Park Estate  
 

In the possession of John Gaynor as attorney to Sir Rose Price Bart.

 
T71/19 141-156
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 526(Tot)  
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Stock] 369  
 

Registered to Sir Rose Price Baronet.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al02.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.?
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 508(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of John Gaynor as Attorney to Sir Rose Price, Bart.

 
T71/20 171-174
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 514(Tot)  
[Name] Worthy Park  
 

Registered to Sir Rose Price Baronet.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_02.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.?
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 514(Tot)  
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Stock] 33  
 

Registered to Sir Rose Price Baronet.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p02.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.?
1822
[Number of enslaved people] 499(Tot)  
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Stock] 355  
 

Registered to Sir Rose Price Baronet.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1823) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1823_02.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.?
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 490(Tot) 280(F) 210(M)  
[Name] Worthy Park Estate  
 

In the possession of John Blair as Attorney to Sir Rose Price, Bart.

 
T71/21 53
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 494(Tot)  
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Stock] 357  
 

Registered to Sir Rose Price, Baronet.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24john.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.?
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 476(Tot)  
[Name] Worthy Park  
[Stock] 360  
 

Registered to Sir Rose Price, Baronet.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al02.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.?
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 468(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of John Blair Esq as Attorney for Sir Rose Price, Baronet.

 
T71/22 37
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 448(Tot)  
[Name] Worthy Park  
 

Registered to Sir Rose Price, Baronet.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al02.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.?
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 455(Tot)  
[Name] Worthy Park  
 

Registered to Sir Rose Price Baronet.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29cathjohn.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.?
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 430(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of John Blair Esq as Attorney of Sir Rose Price, Bart.

 
T71/24 unpaginated
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 397(Tot)  
[Name] Worthy Park  
 

Registered to Sir Rose Price Baronet.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831john.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.?
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 501(Tot)  
[Name] Worthy Park  
 

Registered to Sir Rose Price Baronet.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32john.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.?
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 491(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of John Blair as Attorney of Sir Rose Price. Increase by purchase formerly belonging to R. Bright Esquire and settled on Arthur's Seat Clarendon.

 
T71/18 17-19
1839
[Name] Worthy-Park  
[Size] 4440  
 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40John.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.

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