Newfound River

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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
1741 [EA] - 1743 [LA] → Owner
1755 [EA] - 1755 [LA] → Previous owner
1757 [EA] - 1797 [LA] → Owner
1798 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner
1798 [EA] - 1800 [LA] → Joint owner

Inherited a 2/5th share of his father's residuary estate.

1817 [EA] - → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - → Previous owner
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1834 [EA] - → Joint owner
1834 [EA] - → Joint owner

Associated Claims (2)

£2,595 18S 5D
£1,506 11S 2D

Estate Information (64)

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1741
[Name] Newfound River  
[Crop] sugar, rum and molasses  
 

Estate of Mr. John Vassall. Account filed by James Campbell as overseer to the estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 118
1742
[Name] Newfound River  
[Crop] sugar, rum and molasses  
 

Estate of John Vassall Esq. Account filed by Thomas Rutherford present overseer to the estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives, IB/11/4/1 213
1743
[Name] Newfound River  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses and livestock  
 

Estate of John Vassall Esq. Account filed by Thomas Rutherfurd present overseer of the estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/2 95-96
1755
[Name] Newfound River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to the Heirs of John Vassall Esquire deceased. Account filed by Peter Ewing, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 7
1757
[Name] Newfound River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Property of John Vassall, a minor. Account filed by Patrick Hunter, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 54
1758
[Name] Newfound River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses, cattle  
 

Property of John Vassall, a minor. Account filed by Patrick Hunter, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 79
1759
[Name] Newfound River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Property of John Vassall, a minor. Account filed by Patrick Hunter, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 178
1762
[Name] Newfound River  
 

Belonging to John Vassall Esq. and delivered by order of James Kerr as attorney. Account filed by John Morison as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 8
1763
[Name] Newfound River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Belonging to John Vassall Esq. Account filed by John Morrison as overseer on the direction of Joseph Royall as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 42
1763
[Name] Newfound River  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted in Hanover 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)
1764
[Name] Newfound River  
 

Belonging to John Vassall Esq. and delivered by order of James Kerr as attorney. Account filed by John Morison as oversee on the direction of Joseph Royall Esq. as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 164
1765
[Name] Newfound River  
 

Belonging to John Vassall Esq. and delivered by order of James Kerr as attorney. Account filed by John Morison as oversee on the direction of Joseph Royall Esq. as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/4 164
1768
[Name] Newfound River  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to John Vassall Esq. Account filed by John Morrison as overseer on the instruction of Lewis Vassell Esq. as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 92
1769
[Name] Newfound River  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to John Vassall Esq. Account filed by John Morrison as overseer on the instruction of Lewis Vassell Esq. as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 93
1770
[Name] Newfound River  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to John Vassall Esq. Account filed by John Morrison as overseer on the instruction of Lewis Vassell Esq. as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 93
1771
[Name] Newfound River  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to John Vassall Esq. of Cambridge in New England. Account filed by John Morrison as overseer on the instruction of Lewis Vassell Esq. as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 94
1772
[Name] Newfound River  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to John Vassall Esq. Account filed by John Morrison as overseer on the instruction of Lewis Vassell Esq. as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 94
1773
[Name] Newfound River  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to John Vassall Esq. Account filed by John Morrison as overseer on the instruction of Lewis Vassell Esq. as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 95
1774
[Name] Newfound River  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to John Vassall Esq. Account filed by John Morrison as overseer on the instruction of Lewis Vassell Esq. as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 96
1775
[Name] Newfound River  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Belonging to John Vassall Esq. Account filed by John Morrison as overseer on the instruction of Lewis Vassell Esq. as attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/6 103
1778
[Name] New Found River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of John Vassall Esq. Account filed by William Brown as book keeper.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 165
1779
[Name] New Found River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of John Vassall Esq. Account filed by William Moyse as book keeper.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/9 148
1781
[Name] Newfound River  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Produce disposed of by William Hylton Esq. Account filed by William Moyse.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 96
1782
[Name] Newfound River  
[Crop] sugar, rum, molasses  
 

Property of John Vassall Esq. Produce disposed of by William Hylton Esq. Account filed by Angus McFaden as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/7 143
1783
[Name] New Found River  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of John Vassall Esq. Account filed by Angus McFaden. Produce disposed of by order of Thomas James Senior Esq.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 101
1786
[Name] Newfound River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of John Vassall Esq; account filed by David Stormont, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/12 180
1786
[Name] Newfound River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of John Vassakk Esq; account filed by David Stormont as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/13 198
1787
[Name] Newfound River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of John Vassall Esquire. Account filed by David Stormont.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 52-53 f.27
1788
[Name] Newfound River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by David Stormont as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 111 [f.56]
1789
[Name] New Found River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of John Vassall Esquire. Account filed by David Stormont as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 271 f.136
1790
[Name] Newfound River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

The property of John Vassall Esquire by Thomas James Senior Esquire his attorney. Account filed by David Stormont as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 84-86
1791
[Name] Newfound River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Thomas James attorney for the estate.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 453-454
1795
[Name] Newfound River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to John Vassall, Esq. Account given and filed by Thomas James, attorney.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 21
1796
[Name] Newfound River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Belonging to John Vassall, Esq. Account filed by David Edward, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/22 218
1797
[Name] Newfound River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of John Vassell Esq under the direction of the Hon Thomas James Esq his attorney. Account filed by David Edwards as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 6-7
1798
[Name] Newfound River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of the heirs of John Vassell Esq deceased under the direction Thomas James Esq his administrator. Account filed by David Edwards as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 141
1799
[Name] Newfound River  
[Crop] Sugar  
 

Plotted In Hanover as a sugar estate with a cattle mill 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] Newfound River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Property of the heirs of John Vassell Esq deceased under the direction Thomas James Esq his administrator. Account filed by David Edwards as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/26 181-182
1799
[Number of enslaved people] 201(Tot)  
[Name] N.F. River  
 

Registered in Hanover to John Vassall with 201 enslaved people in Balcarres' letter to the Duke of Portland, dated 22/03/1800, return given at a vestry meeting 23/11/1799.

 
Papers Presented to the House of Commons of the 7th May 1804, Respecting the Slave Trade (Houses of Parliament, 1804) section G p. 25.
1800
[Name] Newfound River Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Property of the heirs of John Vassell Esq deceased under the direction Thomas James Esq his administrator. Account filed by David Edwards as overseer for the period 31/12/1799 to 31/12/1800.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/27 203-204
1803
[Name] Newfound River  
[Crop] sugar, rum, some cattle  
 

Property of the heirs of John Vassell Esq deceased under the direction Thomas James Esq his administrator. Account filed by David Edwards as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1803.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 100
1807
[Name] Newfound River  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle and land rental  
 

Property of the heirs of John Vassall Esq. deceased under the direction of William Brown and Robert Nalssan Esqs. as attornies to the trustees. Account presented by David Edward as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 177
1810
[Number of enslaved people] 214(Tot)  
[Name] Newfound River  
[Stock] 153  
 

Registered to heirs of John Vassall.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1811) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL11Hanov.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] 209(Tot)  
[Name] Newfound River  
[Stock] 38  
 

Registered to Eliza Vassall and al.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1812) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1812co2.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 201(Tot)  
[Name] New-Found-River  
[Stock] 171  
 

Registered to Elizabeth Vassall.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1816) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL15hano.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 198(Tot)  
[Name] New Found River  
[Stock] 176  
 

Registered to Spencer Vassall et al.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1818) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1818al15.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 198(Tot) 100(F) 98(M)  
[Name] Newfound River Estate  
 

In the possession of David Edwards as attorney to the trustees and to the wills of John Vassell, Spencer Thomas Vassall and Thomas Oliver Vassall Esquires late proprietors Newfound River Estate.

 
T71/190 702-705
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 191(Tot)  
[Name] New Found River  
[Stock] 171  
 

Registered to heirs of John Vassall and others.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1820) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al20p15.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 183(Tot)  
[Name] New Found River  
[Stock] 166  
 

Registered to heirs of John Vassall and others.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1821) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al1821_11.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 182(Tot)  
[Name] New Found River  
[Stock] 35  
 

Registered to heirs of John Vassall and others.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1822) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/Al22p15.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 175(Tot)  
[Name] New Found River  
[Stock] 140  
 

Registered to heirs of John Vassall.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1824) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL24hano.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 168(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of David Edwards as attorney to the trustees under the wills of John Vassall, Spencer Thomas Vassall & Thomas Oliver Vassall.

 
T71/192 445-446
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 172(Tot)  
[Name] New Found River  
[Stock] 161  
 

Registered to heirs of John Vassall.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1826) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1826al17.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 165(Tot)  
[Name] Newfound River  
[Stock] 40  
 

Registered to heirs of John Vassall.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1827) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/a1827al12.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 159(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of James MacDonald as attorney to the heirs of John Vassall & aliaa.

 
T71/193 320-321
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 160(Tot)  
[Name] Newfound River  
[Stock] 10  
 

Registered to heirs of John Vassall.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1828) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1828al17.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 155(Tot)  
[Name] Newfound River  
[Stock] 35  
 

Registered to heirs of John Vassall.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1829) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al29hano.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 154(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of James McDonald Esquire as attorney to the trustees under the wills of J. Vassall & S P Vassall & Thomas Vassall.

 
T71/197 120
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 157(Tot)  
[Name] Newfound River  
[Stock] 33  
 

Registered to heirs of John Vassall.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1831) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1831hano.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 235(Tot)  
[Name] Newfound River  
[Stock] 23  
 

Registered to heirs of John Vassall.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1832) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/al32hano.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 80(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

In the possession of James and John Reid McDonald as attornies for Messers Colvile and Co. Purchase from Spittal Plantation Hanover since 1829.

 
T71/198 158
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 226(Tot)  
[Name] Newfound River  
[Stock] 25  
 

Registered to heirs of John Vassall.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1833) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/AL33Hanov.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 141(Tot)  
[Name] Newfound River Estate  
 

In the possession of James and John Reid Macdonald as attornies for Newfound River Estate.

 
T71/199 118
1839
[Name] Newfound River  
[Size] 950  
 

Registered to John Vassall.

 
Jamaica Almanac (1840) transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples/AL40Hanover.htm. The almanac was based on the givings-in of the previous March Quarter, hence the earlier evolution date.