Bulkeleys

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Associated People (9)

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
1752 [EA] - 1782 [LA] → Owner
1782 [EA] - 1804 [LA] → Lessee
1782 [EA] - 1805 [LA] → Lessee
1796 [EA] - 1805 [LA] → Owner
1805 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Previous owner

Trotman died in 1826. His widow, Ann Trotman (q.v.) was his Executrix.

1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executrix
1832 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£5,080 2S 2D

Notes

William Bulkeley was listed as a landowner in 1638. The plantation remained in the hands of the Bulkeley family until 1724 when Mary, daughter and heir of William Bulkeley married John Gould of Essex, England.


Sources

Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.


Estate Information (10)

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1752
[Size] 401  
 

In 1752 John Gould of Devonshire Street, London, England, eldest son and heir of John Gould deceased, late of Essex, England, took action to recover the Barbados plantation (of 401 acres, 3 dwelling houses, 3 mills, and a boiling house).

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1782
[Number of enslaved people] 136(Tot)  
 

1782 Revision of terms of lease made in 1779. John Gould of Horsham Park, Sussex, England, leased the plantation to Simon Lee, mariner, & Henry Trotman the younger, planter of Barbados for £500 a year. As a result of the great damage caused by the hurricane of 1780 the terms of the lease were changed: Lee & Trotman to repair buildings but the annual rental was reduced to £400. There were 136 enslaved, with the highest valued male slave £80, female £55, boys & girls £50. The total value of the enslaved was £3,700.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1805
 

23 and 24 April 1805: (1) Henrietta Steorgin [= Sleorgin] of Henly, Suffolk, widow (2) Simon Lee of Lyme, Dorset (3) Thomas Clarke Trotman of Island of Barbados, West Indies, esq. Lease and release of plantation called Bulkeley's, Barbados, for use of (1) for term of 2000 years then to the use of (3) for ever. Consideration: Further instalment of £20,000 purchase money plus interest as per articles of agreement.

 
1811
 

By 1811, Thomas Clarke Trotman was the owner. The Trotman family continued to own the plantation until the 1860s.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 225(Tot) 134(F) 91(M)  
[Name] Bulkleys  
 

Return of Thomas Clarke Trotman, his own property.

 
T71/520 801-7
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 364(Tot)  
[Name] Bulkeleys and Carmichaels  
 

Return of Henry Trotman, Attorney, the property of Thomas Clarke Trotman. Note that this was a return for both Bulkeleys and Carmichaels. The return shows that the numbers of enslaved had been 339. Since 1820 there were 25 births and a decrease of 41. The total for 1820 was thus 364. The decreases in the numbers of enslaved included 31 deaths, 9 ‘given up to H. Trotman’ and 1 who was absent but also given up to H. Trotman.

 
T71/527 193-203
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 214(Tot)  
[Name] Bulkleys  
 

Return of Henry Trotman, Attorney, the property of Thomas C. Trotman. Previously 210 enslaved.

 
T71/531 120-21
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 231(Tot)  
 

Return of Samuel Drayton, Attorney, the property of Thomas C. Trotman. Previously 214 enslaved.

 
T71/538 11-13
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 219(Tot)  
 

Return of Henry B. Phillips, Attorney to Ann Trotman, Executrix of the estate of Thomas C. Trotman, deceased.

 
T71/543 100-101
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 221(Tot)  
 

Return of George Hewitt, Attorney to Ann Trotman, Executrix of the estate of Thomas C. Trotman, deceased.

 
T71/550 120-21