Slavery in Jamaica, records from a family of slave owners, 1686-1860

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Title Slavery in Jamaica, records from a family of slave owners, 1686-1860
Subject & Keywords America; history; BOABRAW
Description These documents deal with the history of Amity Hall plantation, a sugar estate in Vere Parish, Jamaica, and some associated properties (principally Bogue livestock pen) while they were in the hands of the Goulburn family. Most of the papers concern these properties when they were administered by Henry Goulburn between 1805, after he had attained his majority, and 1856, when he died, though there are also documents relating to the late seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries. Henry Goulburn was a staunch Anglican and a prominent Tory member of Parliament who was under-secretary in the Colonial Office (1812-21). He never found the time to visit his Jamaican properties but instead oversaw them as an absentee owner. Yet he took a close interest in their economic performance and in efforts to improve the living and working conditions of his slaves as well as their religious instruction. For this reason, the Goulburn papers provide a...
ISBN 9781851171842
Contributor Surrey History Centre
Type text
Format 6,000+ images (JPEG in PDF files)
Rights Digital images © 2009 Microform Academic Publishers, scanned & published with the permission of Surrey History Centre. All rights reserved.
Publisher Microform Academic Publishers
Coverage 1686 - 1856
Created On 23rd April, 2009 - 2:02pm
Last Updated 23rd April, 2009 - 2:02pm
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