Spring Garden 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
1768 [EA] - 1773 [LA] → Previous owner
1768 [EA] - 1773 [LA] → Trustee and Executor

Trustee and executor of John Spencer

1768 [EA] - 1769 [LA] → Trustee and Executor

Trustee and executor of John Spencer with Bryan Edwards

1777 [EA] - 1783 [LA] → Owner
1799 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner
1815 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - → Other
1817 [EA] - → Other
1817 [EA] - → Other
1820 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - → Attorney
1829 [EA] - → Attorney

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£8,429 18S 1D

Estate Information (41)

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1768
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the estate of John Spencer Esq. deceased and under the care and direction of the Hon. Zachary Balyley Esq. and Bryan Edwards as executors and trustees of John Spencer Esq. deceased.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 140
1769
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the estate of John Spencer Esq. deceased and under the care and direction of the Hon. Zachary Balyley Esq. and Bryan Edwards as executors and trustees of John Spencer Esq. deceased.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 140
1770
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the estate of John Spencer Esq. deceased and now in the possession of Bryan Edwards Esq. his executor. Account filed by William Williams, Rector of the parish of St. Mary as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 45
1771
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the estate of John Spencer Esq. deceased and under the care and direction of Bryan Edwards as surviving executor and trustee of John Spencer Esq. deceased.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 141
1772
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the estate of John Spencer Esq. deceased and under the care and direction of Bryan Edwards as surviving executor and trustee of John Spencer Esq. deceased.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 141
1773
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to the estate of John Spencer Esq. deceased and under the care and direction of Bryan Edwards as surviving executor and trustee of John Spencer Esq. deceased.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 141
1776
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Account filed by Edward Irvine as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 122
1777
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Henry Shirley Esq. Account filed by Richard Mason as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 131
1778
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed Richard Mason as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 62
1779
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Robert Downer as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 133
1780
[Name] Spring Garden Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to the heirs of the deceased John Spencer Esquire. Account filed by Robert Downer, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 26-27
1782
[Name] Spring Garden Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to the Heirs of John Spencer Esquire deceased. Account filed by Robert Downer, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 202-203
1783
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The properties of Henry Shirley of the Kingdom of Great Britain Esq. and Hannah Elizabeth, wife were listed together as Petersfield, Cow Bay Pen, Port Royal, Chester Vale, Spring Garden. Account filed by John Badger of Spring Garden plantation, gentleman. Produce shipeed and sold by Peter Robertson as the lawful attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 84-5
1798
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in St George 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] Spring Garden Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of Schaw Grosett and Edward Shirly [?] Esq.s. Account filed by William Lamont as overseer for the period 01/01/1799 to 31/12/1799.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 218
1801
[Name] Spring Garden Plantation  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Owner details not recorded. Account filed by Henry Shirley. Accounts filed for 1799-1801.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/28 84, 85 -86
1801
[Name] Spring Garden Plantation  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of John Garnett (? =Schaw Grosett) and Edward Shirley. Account filed by William Dawson as overseer and Attorney Accounts filed for 1800-1801.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 222
1803
[Name] Spring Garden Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to Schaw Grosett and Edward Shirley, Esq. Account filed by Benjamin Crosby, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 9
1807
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle, fresh beef and coffee  
 

Property of Schaw Grosett and Edward Shirley Esq. Account presented by Benjamin Crossley as overseer and attorney for the estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 211-212
1809
[Number of enslaved people] 537(Tot)  
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Stock] 39  
 

Registered to Grosett and Shirley.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11George.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] 603(Tot)  
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Stock] 55  
 

Registered to Grosett and Shirley.

 
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] 293(Tot)  
[Name] Spring-Garden  
[Stock] 273  
 

Registered to Schaw Grossett and Son.

 
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] 629(Tot)  
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Stock] 264  
 

Registered to Schaw Grossett, & Son.

 
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] 630(Tot) 321(F) 309(M)  
[Name] Spring Garden Estate  
 

In the possession of Benjamin Crossley Esquire in the parish of St George, County of Surrey and Island of Jamaica as attorney to Schaw Grossett and John Rock Grossett and on Spring Garden Estate on the 28th day of June in the year of our Lord 1817 but who has since then departed hence and is now absent from this Island and which slaves are this twenty fourth day of September in the year of our Lord 1817 in the possession of Samuel Pryce, Philip Jaquet & Thomas Spicer Esquires of the Parish of Saint George as the Attorneys of the said Benajmin Crossley.

 
T71/158 218
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 117(Tot)  
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Stock] 254  
 

Registered to Schaw Grossett, and Son

 
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] 616(Tot)  
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Stock] 227  
 

Registered to Schaw, Grossett, and Son

 
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.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 612(Tot)  
[Name] Spring Garden Estate  
 

In the possession of Benjamin Crossley as Attorney to John Rock Grosett for Spring Garden Estate.

 
T71/159 195
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 599(Tot)  
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Stock] 289  
 

Registered to Schaw Grossett, and Son

 
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] 583(Tot)  
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Stock] 271  
 

Registered to John R. Grossett.

 
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.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 597(Tot) 321(F) 276(M)  
[Name] Spring Garden Estate  
 

In the possession of Charles Anderson and Thomas Spicer as Attorneys to John Rock Grossett Esqr for Spring Garden Estate.

 
T71/160 145
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 581(Tot)  
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Stock] 247  
 

Registered to John R. Grossett.

 
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] 572(Tot) 308(F) 264(M)  
[Name] Spring Garden Estate  
 

In the possession of Charles Anderson & thomas Spicer as Attorneys of John Rock Grosett for Spring Garden Estate. Increase of 10 enslaved people by Purchase: 4 of whom registered last in Portland by Ann Delany, 4 of whom registered last by Amelia Frey Mann in Portland, 2 of whom registered in Portland by George Fuller. Decrease of 9 enslaved people by manumission.

 
T71/161 452
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 565(Tot)  
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Stock] 86  
 

Registered to John R. Grossett.

 
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.
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 511(Tot)  
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Stock] 56  
 

Registered to John R. Grossett.

 
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] 514(Tot)  
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Stock] 11  
 

Registered to John R. Grossett.

 
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] 508(Tot) 271(F) 237(M)  
[Name] Spring Garden Estate. Decrease of 10 people by manumission.  
 

In the possession of Philip P & Robert G. Kirkland as Attorneys for John Rock Grosett Esquire for Spring Garden Estate. Regsitered last by Charles Anderson and Thomas Spicer Esquires as Attorneys for John Rock Grosett Esquire.

 
T71/162 156
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 491(Tot)  
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Stock] 11  
 

Registered to John R. Grossett.

 
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] 485(Tot)  
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Stock] 4  
 

Registered to John R. Grosett.

 
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] 478(Tot)  
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Stock] 3  
 

Registered to John R. Grosett.

 
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] 493(Tot) 273(F) 220(M)  
[Name] Spring Gardon Estate  
 

In the possession of John Rock Grossett as Owner of Spring Gardon Estate. Increase of 7 enslaved people by purchase at Marshall's Sale, last registered by M.A. Giscome in St George.

 
T71/163 296
1839
[Name] Spring Garden  
[Size] 2660  
 

Registered to Hon. J. R. Grosett.

 
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.

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