List of Enslaved Men - detail
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FROM A LIST OF MALE SLAVES ON A JAMAICAN/SCOTTISH
PLANTATION

Occupations:
Doctor 1
Cook 1
Driver 4
Carpenter 4
Sawer 2
Cartman 4
Cooper 4
Copper smith 1
Cattleman 2
Stableman 1
Boiler 3
Field (20 plus)

Value of enslaved people - examples:
Doctor – infirm £60
Cook (male) – 'able but elderly' £80
Driver – elderly, infirm £100 and £80
Sawer – elderly £70, young £100
Carpenters – young, able £120 and £140
Coopers – young, able £160
Cattleman – 'able but runaway' £50
Copper smith – elderly £100
Field – able £80 – £100, 'swelled feet' £40

Some of the men's names:
Charles, Johney, Mungo, Big George, Daniel, Jack
Scotland, Kingston, Edenburgh, London
Thomson. Monmouth, Chatham, Binn
Cato, Sampson, Scipio
Mindo, Jupitter

There is no definition of ‘elderly’ or ‘infirm’. ‘Infirm’ could mean not able to do the tough work in the fields or sugar mills. This list is an extract from an Inventory – the owner had died – these men were listed as part of the estate.

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