Olivees

Estate Details


Associated People (11)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1830 [SY] - 1830 [EY] → Attorney

Duncan is listed as the Attorney for Mannings and Anderson in both the 1831 and 1834 registers.

1828 [SY] - 1828 [EY] → Manager
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Manager
1758 [SY] - 1768 [EY] → Owner
1760 [SY] - 1762 [EY] → Manager
1817 [SY] - 1823 [LA] → Manager

Title given in 1822 is Manager and Director

30/05/1823 [SD] - 1831 [LA] → Joint owner
30/05/1823 [SD] - 1831 [LA] → Joint owner
30/05/1823 [SD] - 1831 [LA] → Joint owner
1834 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 30/05/1823 [ED] → Owner

Listed start year is the first for which evidence has been found so far. Despite the fact that the estate was transferred from Akers to Mannings and Anderdon on 30/05/1823, Akers is still listed as owner in the 1825 St. Kitts Slave Register. The transfer is belatedly recorded in the 1828 St. Kitts Slave Register.


Associated Claims (1)

£2,165 17S 10D

Estate Information (12)

What is this?

1758
 

Thomas Mills acquired the St Kitts estate of Olivees for about £6000 after its mortgagee faulted on his repayments. archive.museumoflondon.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/.../MillsArchive.doc

 
Introduction to the Mills Archive by Tom Wareham
1764
 

By 1764 the plantation was worth about £11,000 (over £1.2m at 2007 prices) archive.museumoflondon.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/.../MillsArchive.doc

 
Introduction to the Mills Archive by Tom Wareham
1768
[Number of enslaved people] 78(Tot)  
 

By the time of his death in 1768, Mills was the owner of 78 enslaved Africans on the Olivees estate on St Kitts. Many were put up for sale shortly after Mills left the island, because they were no longer required.
archive.museumoflondon.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/.../MillsArchive.doc

 
Introduction to the Mills Archive by Tom Wareham
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 129(Tot)  
[Name] Olivees Estate  
 

Return of Edmund Fleming Akers, owner; returned by John Richards, manager.

 
T 71/253 206 -209
1822
[Number of enslaved people] 122(Tot)  
[Name] Olivees  
 

Return of Edmund Fleming Akers Esq, deceased, owner; returned by John Richards, manager and director.

 
T 71/255 2
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 116(Tot)  
[Name] Olivees  
 

Return of Edmond F Akers Esq, deceased owner; returned by John Richards, manager and director.

 
T 71/256 13
1828
[Name] Olivees  
 

Returned by John W Moody, manager of the estate of Mannings and Anderdon, joint owners; 113 enslaved people were purchased from the heirs of the late Edmund Fleming Akers; there is another entry concerning this estate on pages 1-4; it was returned by John W Moody, manager of the estate of the late Edmund Fleming Akers, owner; the estate was delivered into the possession of the Hon'ble J C Mills Esq, attorney of Charles Pinney Esq of Bristol, merchant, owner; one enslaved person was retained by the estate of the late Edmund Fleming Akers.

 
T 71/258 78-81
1828
[Size] 284  
[Crop] sugar cane  
 

The total area of the estate at this time was 284.3.11 acres of which 151.3.2 acres was under cultivation.

 
New Map of St. Kitts by Surveyor William McMahon 1828
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 119(Tot)  
[Name] Olivees  
 

Return of Messrs Mannings and Anderdon, joint owners; returned by Duncan Robertson, attorney.

 
T 71/259 84
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 126(Tot)  
[Name] Olivees Estate  
 

Mannings and Anderdon, joint owners; returned by Duncan Robertson, attorney; 126 enslaved people were delivered on the 10th November 1832 to George N Wilson Esq

 
T 71/260 95
1833
[Name] Olivees  
[Size] 280  
[Stock] horses, mules, cattle  
 

A lease and conveyance of 7 February 1833, pp 155 - 159, No. 18642 grantor: John Proctor Anderdon of Farley Hill near Reading in the county of Berks Esq. grantees: John Hopton Forbes of Ely Place in the county of Middlesex, Gentleman James William Freshfield the younger of New Bank Building in the City of London, Gentleman.

The estate is said to be in St. George Basseterre. On the property are 'dwelling houses, negro houses, mills, mills houses, distilling houses, boiling houses, curing houses, refining houses, trash houses, [and] stables..." There are also "horses, mules, cattle and [other] livestock". The entry ends with a schedule of enslaved people on the estate listing their names, 'sex', 'colour', reputed age, country, and usual employment. It is noted that the information concerning the enslaved was taken from the most recent registration of the enslaved ordered by the office of the "Registrar of Slaves".

A lease of 26 July 1833, pp 410 - 411, No. 18740 grantors: John Hopton Forbes and James William Freshfield the younger grantee: John Wilson

A release of 27 July 1833, pp 412 - 429, No. 18741 First Part: John Proctor Anderdon Second part: John Hopton Forbes and James William Freshfield the younger as trustees Third part: John Wilson Fourth Part: Matthew Hale of Ely Place in the county of Middlesex, Gentleman

Forbes and Freshfield had been 'assigned .... upon trust' for the payment of £1500 sterling by John Wilson to John Proctor Anderdon.

 
Deed Book I No. 4, 1833-34, 2 (St Kitts Archives)
1834
[Number of enslaved people] 124(Tot)  
[Name] Olivees Estate  
 

Return of Rev John Wilson, owner; returned by William Scott, manager; 126 enslaved people were purchased from John Proctor Anderdon Esq

 
T 71/260 95 - 99