Owner of Mullett Hall in St Andrew, Jamaica, in 1753.
James Ramage was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 406 acres of land in St Catherine, 1100 acres in St Andrew and 810 acres in St Thomas-in-the-East, total 2316 acres.
James Ramadge of Kingston, merchant. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1756. Slave-ownership at probate: 118 of whom 71 were listed as male and 47 as female. 16 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £10536.86 Jamaican currency of which £9104.5 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £155.63 currency plate.
CO137/28 pp. 169-175 transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/1753Andrew.htm.
'A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples2/1754lead.htm.
Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.
Merchant and planter
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:
1753 [EA] - → Owner