Retreat Estate

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Associated People (7)

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
1799 [EA] - 1821 [EY] → Owner

1799 is currently first record of John Wedderburn as owner but it is highly likely that he came into possession of the estate during his time residence in Jamaica from the 1760s to 1789.

1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1837 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - → Trustee and Executor
1832 [EA] - → Trustee and Executor

Associated Claims (1)

£5,417 1S 5D

Estate Information (31)

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1752
[Name] Retreat  
[Crop] sugar, rum and molasses  
 

Belonging to Lewis Williams Esq. in the possession of William Petrie, Philip Prioleau and Daniel Crohall as mortgages. Account filed by the said William Petrie as one of the mortgages in possession of the estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/2 150
1763
[Name] Retreat  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

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

 
Thomas Craskell's Map of the County of Surry in the Island of Jamaica (1763)
1798
[Name] Retreat Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Under the direction of John Graham, William Fyffe and John Wedderburn. Account filed by Alexander Grierson as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1798.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 177
1799
[Number of enslaved people] 309(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
 

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. 37.
1799
[Name] Retreat  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in Westmoreland as a sugar estate with two cattlemills 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] Retreat Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Under the direction of John Graham Esq attorney to John Wedderburn Esq. Account filed by Alexander Grierson as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1799.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 135-136
1800
[Name] Retreat Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Under the direction of William Brown, Ptk Miller and Samll Forrester Esquires attornies to John Wedderburn Esq. Account filed by Thomas George Samwell David (?) as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/28 49-50
1801
[Name] Retreat Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Under the direction of William Brown, Patrick Miller and Somerville Forrester as Attornies to John Wedderburn. Account filed by George Somerville as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/29 44
1803
[Name] Retreat Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Under the direction of Patrick Miller, Somerville Forrester and James Wedderburn attornies to John Wedderburn Esq. Account filed by Thomas Geo Somerville as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1803.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 150
1804
[Name] Retreat Plantation  
[Crop] Coffee  
 

Owner not given. Account filed in the name of John Johnston (status not given).

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 179
1804
[Name] Retreat Estate  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account given in the names of Somerville Forrester, James Wedderburn and James Colquhoun, grant attornies to John Wedderburn, Esq. Account filed by Thomas George Sommerville, overseer to said estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archvies 1B/11/4/32 204
1807
[Name] Retreat  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle and logwood  
 

Under the direction of James Wedderburn, James Colquhun Grant and John Blyth as attornies to John Wedderburn Esq. Account presented by Peter Hogg as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 160
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 368(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 261  
 

Registered to John Wedderburn.

 
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] 363(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 260  
 

Registered to John Wedderburn.

 
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] 365(Tot) 203(F) 162(M)  
[Name] Retreat Sugar Estate  
 

In the possession of James Colquhoun Grant and John Blyth as attorneys to John Wedderburn Esquire the owner.

 
T71/178 372-376
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 354(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 250  
 

Registered to John Wedderburn.

 
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] 350(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 239  
 

Registered to John Wedderburn.

 
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.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 348(Tot) 196(F) 152(M)  
[Name] Retreat Estate  
 

In the possession of James Colquhoun Grant and John Blythe as attorneys for John Wedderburn Esquire owner.

 
T71/179 Book 12 4
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 345(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 237  
 

Registered to John Wedderburn.

 
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] 333(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat Estate  
 

In the possession of Joseph Stone Williams as attorney to James Wedderburne Esquire as owner.

 
T71/180 Book 10 27-28
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 335(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 229  
 

Registered to James Wedderburn.

 
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] 326(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 201  
 

Registered to James Wedderburn.

 
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] 332(Tot) 191(F) 141(M)  
[Name] Retreat Sugar Estate  
 

In the possession of Joseph Stone Williams as attorney to James Wedderburn Esquire.

 
T71/181 401-402
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 323(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 31  
 

Registered to James Wedderburn.

 
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] 326(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 38  
 

Registered to James Wedderburn.

 
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] 328(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 56  
 

Registered to James Wedderburn.

 
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] 333(Tot) 186(F) 147(M)  
[Name] Retreat Estate  
 

In the possession of Joseph Stone Williams as attorney to James Wedderburn Esquire, owner.

 
T71/187 [unpaginated]
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 327(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 47  
 

Registered to James Wedderburn.

 
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] 321(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 34  
 

Registered to James Wedderburn.

 
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] 311(Tot)  
[Name] Retreat  
[Stock] 37  
 

Registered to James Wedderburn.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33Westmd.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 314(Tot) 172(F) 142(M)  
[Name] Retreat Estate  
 

In the possession of Joseph Stone Williams as attorney to Andrew Colville and Alexander Seton executors and trustees of Jno. Wedderburn deceased.

 
T71/188 316