1817 JAMAICA ALMANAC

Government , Military , Statistics
with Jewish Calendars
PLANTATION OWNERS + SLAVES COUNTS

 

THE JAMAICA ALMANAC
FOR THE YEAR
1817,
BEING THE FIRST AFTER BISSEXTILE, OR LEAP-YEAR.

Kingston (Jamaica): Alex. Aikman, Junior, 1817.

6 x 33/4 inches


[Title page with blank recto + 3-129]+[1-3 ('Parochial Officers,&c. Elected for the year 1817.')]+[1-108 ('Return of Proprietors, Properties, &c. Given to the Vestries, for the March Quarter, 1816.')]

Front and back endpapers absent but there are 7 unnumbered blank leaves between pages 4/5, 6/7, 8/9, 10/11, 12/13, 14/15, 16/17.  Uncertain if this a printer's error and these account for the endpapers.

Volume ends with 2nd index on page 108 and the Parish of Trelawny being the last described in the second part of the book.

Appears complete. VERY RARE: WorldCat locates only 1 copy in Cincinnati.


The signature of 'Edward Sutton' presented on the title page. Edward Sutton is represented in this volume as having 3 slaves and 3 Stock.

The Sutton (Thomas) family were owners of one of the larger plantations in Clarendon, Jamaica:

'In 1690, 600 Enslaves rebelled led By Prince Naquan who would become the Father of the future maroon leaders.  The slaves who escaped from his plantation established a branch of the Jamaican Maroons at Cudjoe's Town (Trelawny Town). These Leeward Maroons, as they came to be called, were led by Cudjoe, whose guerrilla resistance eventually forced the governor, Edward Trelawny, to sue for peace and offer them a treaty in 1739.'(wikipedia).

Unsure if Edward Sutton is descended of Thomas Sutton.


Conditon is good. Original limp binding in poor conditon with chipping, edge and shelfwear. Some discoloration to top and bottom edge of of front and rear inner boards and corresponding first and last pages. Otherwise text block is tight and square with pages in very good condition, bright and clean.

 

$8,000.00

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