Profile & Legacies Summary
- Edward Stirling was overseer on Osborne Estate in St George, Jamaica, in the mid-1820s when Benjamin McMahon worked for him briefly as a book-keeper. Describing Stirling as "one of the most atrocious monsters" he had come across, McMahon noted that the enslaved people under him were "utterly disabled and worn down" by the "dreadful cruelties heaped upon them."
- Benjamin McMahon, Jamaica Plantership: Eighteen Years Employed in the Planting Line in that Island (1839) p. 73.
We are grateful to Siddharth Singh Ahlawat for his assistance with compiling this entry.
Associated Estates (1)
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
Years uncertain - mid-1820s