Blackheath Estate

Estate Details

View in context on full map


Associated People (12)

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
1803 [SY] - → Joint owner

Heir to father, John Wedderburn of Balindean's estate (including all lands in Jamaica) 1803. Blackheath jointly purchased by John Wedderburn of Balindean and his brother James Wedderburn Colvile c. 1802. Upon his death in 1808, James Wedderburn Colvile left his share to his eldest son, Andrew Colvile. Throughout the first decades of the C19th the property was managed by the firm of Wedderburn and Co. in which Andrew Covile and David Wedderburn were partners, along with their cousin John Wedderburn of Spring Garden.

1808 [SY] - 1837 [LA] → Joint owner

Heir to father, John Wedderburn of Balindean's estate (including all lands in Jamaica) 1803. Blackheath jointly purchased by John Wedderburn of Balindean and his brother James Wedderburn Colvile c. 1802. Upon his death in 1808, James Wedderburn Colvile left his share to his eldest son, Andrew Colvile. Throughout the first decades of the C19th the property was managed by the firm of Wedderburn and Co. in which Andrew Covile and David Wedderburn were partners, along with their cousin John Wedderburn of Spring Garden.

1757 [EA] - 1760 [LA] → Previous owner
1770 [EA] - 1779 [LA] → Owner
1779 [EA] - 1780 [LA] → Other

David Kinlock filed Crop Accounts for Blackheath in 1780. One David Kinloch filed Crop Accounts for the estate in 1779, it is likely the same person.

1802 [EA] - 1803 [LA] → Joint owner

Joint purchase by John Wedderburn of Balindean and his brother James Wedderburn Colvile, mentioned in codicil to the latter's will dated 4/9/1802.

1802 [EA] - 1808 [EY] → Joint owner

Joint purchase by John Wedderburn of Balindean and his brother James Wedderburn Colvile, mentioned in codicil to the latter's will dated 4/9/1802.

1817 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£6,597 12S 5D

Estate Information (61)

What is this?

1757
[Name] Blackheath Plantation  
[Crop] sugar, rum, horses  
 

Estate of John Woolery Esquire deceased. Account filed by Antonio Dickenson (sp?), overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 43
1758
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to the heirs of John Woolery Esquire deceased. Account filed by Andrew Dunken, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 74-75
1759
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to the heirs of John Woollery Esquire deceased. Account filed by Andrew Dunken, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 140
1760
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Belonging to the heirs of John Woollery Esquire deceased. Account filed by Andrew Dunken, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 163
1763
[Name] Black Heath  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in Westmoreland in Thomas Craskell's 1763 map of Jamaica as a sugar estate with a water mill.

 
Thomas Craskell's Map of the County of Surry in the Island of Jamaica (1763)
1770
[Name] Blackheath  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Account filed by Edward Woollery.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/5 231
1773
[Name] Blackheath  
[Crop] sugar, rum, livestock, logwood  
 

William Gray as late trustee in possession.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 191
1774
[Name] Blackheath  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to Edward Woollery. Account filed by Daniel Benjamin.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 92
1775
[Name] Blackheath  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to Edward Woollery. Account filed by Daniel Benjamin.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 92
1776
[Name] Blackheath  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to Edward Woollery. Account filed by Daniel Barnjum.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 102
1777
[Name] Blackheath  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to Edward Woollery. Account filed by L. French as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 142
1778
[Name] Blackheath  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to Edward Woollery. Account filed by Thomas Walpoole as bookeeper.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 142
1779
[Name] Blackheath  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to Edward Woollery. Account filed by James Ryecastle and David Kinloch.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 143
1780
[Name] Blackheath  
[Crop] sugar, rum, livestock, logwood  
 

In possession of Duncan Mackglashan and under his direction. Account filed by David Kinlock as planter

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 94
1781
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle, copper  
 

In the possession of Thomas Wynter Esquire Receiver appointed by the Chancellor and under his directions. Account filed by David Kinloch, planter.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 77
1782
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

In the possession of Thomas Wynter Esquire Receiver appointed by the Chancellor and under his directions. Account filed by David Kinloch, planter.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/10 166
1783
[Name] Blackheath  
[Crop] sugar, rum and livestock  
 

In the possession of Thomas Wynter and under his care and direction. Account filed by David Kinloch, planter.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 115
1784
[Name] Black Heath  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Under the direction of Thomas Wynter. Account filed by James Hay as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 160
1786
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Under the direction of Thomas Wynter Esq, receiver, account filed by James Hay, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 134
1787
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Account filed by James Hay,planter.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 116
1787
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Account filed for 1 Jun 1786 to 31 Dec 1787. Under the direction of John Wedderburn Esq receiver for the estate from the date when John Wedderburn entered into possession of the estate; account filed by Patrick Miller as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/14 50-51
1788
[Name] Black Heath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Under the direction of John Wedderburn Esquire receiver for the estate. Account filed by Patrick Miller as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 394-395 f.217
1789
[Name] Black Heath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Under the direction of John Wedderburn Esquire receiver for the estate. Account filed by Patrick Miller as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 221-222 f.112
1790
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Under the direction of William Mitchell Esquire receiver for the estate. Account filed by Patrick Miller as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 338-339 [f.169]
1790
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] Slave labour  
 

Property bequeathed by Robert Mitchell deceased of Westmoreland to whom John Graham Esquire is guardian. Account filed by William Rodgers.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 356
1791
[Name] Black Heath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Under the direction of William Mitchell receiver for the estate. Account filed by Patrick Miller as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 118-119
1792
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Under the direction of John Wedderburn Esquire attorney to William Mitchell Esquire. Account filed by Patrick Miller as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 40-41
1793
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Under the direction of John Wedderburn Esquire attorney to William Mitchell Esquire. Account filed by Patrick Miller as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 329-330 [f.165]
1794
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

Under the direction of James Wedderburn Esq receiver appointed by the High Court of Chancery. Account filed by Patrick Miller as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1794.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 121
1795
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle  
 

In the possession of James Wedderburn Esq receiver appointed by the High Court of Chancery. Account filed by Patrick Miller as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1795.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/21 77
1796
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, hire of enslaved people, cows and heifers  
 

Account given by James Wedderburn, appointed Receiver by Chancery. Account filed by Patrick Miller, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/23
1797
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cows, heifers, old iron, old brass  
 

Account given by James Wedderburn, Esq, receiver appointed by Chancery. Account filed by Patrick Miller, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 209
1798
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle, hire of enslaved people  
 

Under the direction of John Graham Esq as receiver appointed by the High Court of Chancery. Account filed by Patrick Miller as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1798.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 171
1799
[Number of enslaved people] 144(Tot)  
[Name] Black Heath  
 

Registered in Westmoreland in Balcarres' letter to the Duke of Portland, dated 22/03/1800, taken at a vestry convened for that purpose 15/11/1799 and subsequent days. No ownership details given.

 
Papers Presented to the House of Commons of the 7th May 1804, Respecting the Slave Trade (Houses of Parliament, 1804) section G p. 38.
1799
[Name] Blackheath  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in Westmoreland 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 Cornwall which he compeleted in 1799.
1799
[Name] Black Heath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Under the direction of John Graham Esq receiver appointed by the High Court of Chancery. Account filed by Patrick Meller as overseer for the period 01/01/1799 to 31/12/1799.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 102
1800
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Under the direction of Patrick Miller and Samuel Forrester as receivers appointed by the High Court of Chancery. Account filed by William Galbraith.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/28 30
1801
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Under the direction of Patrick Miller and Samuel Forrester as receivers appointed by the High Court of Chancery. Account filed by William Galbraith.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/28 180
1803
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, logwood, old copper  
 

Under the direction of Patrick Miller, Somerville Forrester and James Wedderburn attornies to Sir John Wedderburn Bart and James Wedderburn Colville Esq.s. Account filed by William Galbraith as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1803.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 140-141
1804
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum, old steers  
 

Account given in the names of Somerville Forrester and James Wedderburn, grant attornies to Sir David Wedderburn, baronet and James Wedderburn Colville, Esq. Account filed by William Galbraith, overseer to said estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 205
1807
[Name] Black Heath  
[Crop] sugar, rum and logwood  
 

Under the direction of James Wedderburn, James Colquhun Grant and John Blyth as attornies to Sir David Wedderburn and James Wedderburn Colville Esq. Account presented by James Blair as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 161
1810
[Number of enslaved people] 602(Tot)  
[Name] Blue Castle and Blackheath  
[Stock] 633  
 

Registered to Sir David and Andrew Wedderburn.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Westmd.htm. The 1811 almanac was based on the givings-in of the March Quarter for 1810, hence the earlier evolution date.
1811
[Number of enslaved people] 686(Tot)  
[Name] Black Heath etc.  
[Stock] 353  
 

Registered to Sir D. Wedderburn. Assumed to be Blackheath and Bluecastle.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812co1.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 61(Tot)  
[Name] Blackheath  
[Stock] 376  
 

Registered to Andrew Colville.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15west.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 336(Tot)  
[Name] Blackheath  
[Stock] 396  
 

Registered to Andrew Colville.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al14.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 328(Tot) 182(F) 146(M)  
[Name] Black Heath Sugar Estate  
 

In the possession of Francis Graham as attorney to Andrew Colvile Esquire the owner.

 
T71/178 34-41
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 311(Tot)  
[Name] Blackheath  
[Stock] 261  
 

Registered to Andrew Colville.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p14.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 304(Tot) 168(F) 136(M)  
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
 

In the possession of George William Hamilton, James McDonald and Hugh McDonald as attornies to Andrew Colville.

 
T71/179 Book 7 1
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 306(Tot)  
[Name] Blackheath  
[Stock] 38  
 

Registered to Andrew Colville.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_10.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 301(Tot)  
[Name] Blackheath  
[Stock] 362  
 

Registered to Andrew Colville.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p14.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 281(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of James McDonald as attorney to Andrew Colville.

 
T71/180 Book 3 43-44
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 282(Tot)  
[Name] Blackheath  
[Stock] 305  
 

Registered to Andrew Colville.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24west.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 420(Tot)  
[Name] Blackheath  
[Stock] 322  
 

Registered to Andrew Colville.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al16.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 409(Tot) 229(F) 180(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of James McDonald as attorney to Andrew Colvill Esquire owner. Increase by purchase at a sale in Chancery 01/01/1825 and transferred from Springfield Estate to Blackheath Estate in Westmoreland.

 
T71/181 206
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 420(Tot)  
[Name] Blackheath  
[Stock] 105  
 

Registered to Andrew Colville.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al10.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 410(Tot)  
[Name] Blackheath  
[Stock] 113  
 

Registered to Andrew Colville.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al16.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 399(Tot)  
[Name] Blackheath  
[Stock] 101  
 

Registered to Andrew Colville.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29west.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 400(Tot)  
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
 

In the possession of James MacDonald as attorney to Andrew Colville owner.

 
T71/185 [unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 400(Tot)  
[Name] Blackheath  
[Stock] 282  
 

Registered to Andrew Colville.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831west.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 398(Tot)  
[Name] Blackheath  
[Stock] 272  
 

Registered to Andrew Colville.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32west.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 386(Tot) 220(F) 166(M)  
[Name] Blackheath Estate  
 

In the possession of James and John Reid McDonald as attornies for Blackheath Estate.

 
T71/189 57-58