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Saxham Estate (Jamaica) (ca. bef. 1763 - aft. 1839)


The Saxham plantation was a sugar cane plantation in Hanover parrish Jamaica that produced sugar and rum for export. The labor on the estate was performed by enslaved people which by 1811 numbered 380. The estate was owned by Hutchinson Mure of London a wealthy merchant who re-built the Robert Adam designed Great Saxham Hall in Bury St. Edmund. Mure also either owned or was a partner with relatives in the Caldwell estate in Jamaica.

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Saxham sugar plantation ledger

Codex 003468
Identifier: 003468
Content Description Bound ledger from Saxham sugar plantation in Jamaica. The first part of the ledger records names, occupation, health and disposition of enslaved people who worked on the plantation. Later entries record livestock, molasses, rum and sugar production records. The final portion records the number of hogsheads and puncheons that were shipped and includes the dates and vessels they were shipped on.