Patented 200 acres in Port Royal, Jamaica, which in 1773 was divided into two, forming Mavis Bank (JA109030) and part of Mount Charles (JA1801).
Jacob Stoakes was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 22 acres of land in St David and 1127 acres of land in St Thomas-in-the-East, total 1149 acres.
James A. Delle, An Archaeology of Social Space: Analyzing Coffee Plantations in Jamaica's Blue Mountains (New York, 1998) ch. 3.
'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.
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:
- 1773 [LA] → Owner