Bluefields

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Associated People (10)

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
- 1782 [EY] → Previous owner
1759 [EA] - → Previous owner
1786 [EA] - 1786 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1790 [EA] - 1790 [LA] → Owner

Possibly mortgagee or mortgagee-in-possession rather than owner.

1798 [EA] - 1798 [LA] → Owner
1810 [EA] - 1810 [LA] → Not known

Probably owner. William Graham was left this estate [and the enslaved people on it] under the will of his father John Graham of Mossknowe in 1808.

1811 [EA] - → Other
1815 [EA] - → Other

Bluefields in Westmoreland, Jamaica, was registered to J.C. Campbell and J. Moore in the Almanac of 1816 - presumably this is John Russell Moore but his relationship to the estate is not clear.

1815 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Owner

Possibly a trust beneficiary rather than an owner - see claims by John Graham Campbell in the 1830s.

1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Attorney

Estate Information (32)

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1759
[Name] Bluefield Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Property of the heirs of Hugh White Esquire deceased, under care and direction of Hugh Wallace Esquire, administrator of the estate. Account filed, Alexander Patrick, overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/3 136
1763
[Name] Bluefields  
[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)
1782
[Name] Bluefields  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

The property of Hugh White Esq. deceased. Now if the possession of William Graham Esq. Account filed by Richard Crawford as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 86
1783
[Name] Bluefields  
[Crop] sugar and rum  
 

Account filed by Richard Crawford as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/11 60
1786
[Name] Bluefields Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum  
 

Account filed by Archibald Scott, overseer.

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

William Graham as mortagee. Account filed by Archibald Scott as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/16 195-196 f.98
1787
[Name] Bluefield Estate  
[Crop] Timber, cattle, sugar, rum, cotton  
 

Peter Campbell attorney. Account filed by Archibald Scott as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/15 53-54 f.27
1789
[Name] Bluefield Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cotton  
 

Account filed by Archibald Scott as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 193 [f.98]
1790
[Name] Bluefields Estate  
[Crop] sugar, cotton, logwood, some cattle  
 

The property of William Graham Esqire of Great Britain under the direction of James Graham and John Graham. Account filed by Archibald Scott as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/17 357-358 [f.178]
1791
[Name] Bluefields Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle, timber, mules  
 

Under the direction of James Graham attorney. Account filed by Archibald Scott as overseer

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/18 344
1792
[Name] Bluefields Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cotton  
 

Under the direction of James Graham and Doctor John Graham attornies to John Graham Esquire of Great Britain. Account filed by John Monteath as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/19 59
1794
[Name] Bluefields Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cotton  
 

Under the care and direction of James Graham Esq attorney to the John Graham Esq of Great Britain. Account filed by William Beatson as overseer for the year ending 31/12/1794.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/20 152
1797
[Name] Bluefields  
[Crop] sugar, rum, logwood, timber  
 

Account filed by Allan McDonald executor and attorney for the plantation.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 9
1798
[Name] Bluefield Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, fustick, some cattle, hire of enslaved people  
 

Under the direction of John Graham Esq as attorney to John Graham Esq of Mossknow. Account filed by William Beaston as overseer for the period 31/12/1797 to 31/12/1798.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/24 175
1799
[Name] Bluefields  
[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.
1803
[Name] Bluefields Estate  
[Crop] sugar, rum, fustick, logwood, wharfage, hire of enslaved people  
 

Under the direction of William Rougers Esq receiver appointed by the High Court of Chancery. Account filed by said William Rougers for the year ending 31/12/1803.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/31 39
1806
[Name] Bluefields  
[Crop] sugar, rum, cattle and tavern rental  
 

Under the direction of William Rodgers Esq. Account filed by the late James Gaskill.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 13
1807
[Name] Bluefields  
[Crop] sugar, rum and cattle  
 

Under the direction of James Wedderburn and James Colouhoun Grant as attornies to John Graham Esq. Account presented by Robert Ferguson as overseer.

 
Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/37 169-170
1810
[Number of enslaved people] 137(Tot)  
[Name] Bluefields  
[Stock] 13  
 

Registered to William Graham.

 
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] 116(Tot)  
[Name] Bluefields  
[Stock] 123  
 

Registered to Thomas Tomlinson.

 
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] 65(Tot)  
[Name] Bluefields  
[Stock] 98  
 

Registered to J. G. Campbell and J. Moore.

 
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] 121(Tot)  
[Name] Bluefields  
[Stock] 153  
 

Registered to John Graham Campbell.

 
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] 56(Tot) 27(F) 29(M)  
[Name] Bluefields Sugar Estate  
 

In the possession of Archibald Campbell Esquire as attorney to John Graham Campbell Esquire the owner.

 
T71/178 175-176
1819
[Number of enslaved people] 92(Tot)  
[Name] Bluefields  
[Stock] 181  
 

Registered to John Graham Campbell.

 
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] 74(Tot)  
[Name] Bluefields  
[Stock] 178  
 

Registered to John Graham Campbell.

 
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] 73(Tot) 31(F) 42(M)  
[Name] Bluefields Estate  
 

In the possession of Archibald Campbell as attorney to John Graham Campbell.

 
T71/179 Book 7 28
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 78(Tot)  
[Name] Bluefields  
[Stock] 170  
 

Registered to John Graham Campbell.

 
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] 75(Tot)  
[Name] Bluefields  
[Stock] 144  
 

Registered to John G. Campbell.

 
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.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 64(Tot)  
[Name] Bluefields Estate  
 

In the possession of John Graham Campbell as owner on Bluefields Estate. Returned by Archibald Campbell.

 
T71/180 Book 4 6 to 7
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 88(Tot)  
[Name] Bluefields  
[Stock] 159  
 

Registered to John G. Campbell.

 
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] 88(Tot)  
[Name] Bluefields  
[Stock] 104  
 

Registered to John G. Campbell.

 
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.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 59(Tot) 26(F) 33(M)  
[Name] Bluefields  
 

At some point between 1823 and 1826, the enslaved people on Bluefields Estate were transferred to Bog Estate.

 
T71/181 195-196