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Special slave censuses were kept in the early 1800s. They are held at The National Archives (Kew, England). Slaves are identified by given name under their masters. If you can identify your ancestor's master, this source will prove of tremendous value to your research. Ancestry.com digitized these records:
Legacies of British Slave-ownership identifies the names of slaveowners in Jamaica at the time of emancipation in 1833. (free database)
A Tale of Two Plantations: Enslaved Families in Virginia and Jamaica explores enslaved families at the Mesopotamia plantation in Jamaica.