Bachelors Adventure

Estate Details

Associated People (3)

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
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner

Tentatively inferred to be the John Walcott MD who died c. 1840.

1823 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Shown as 'in lawful possession' of John Bolton in 1826 for his late firm of Bolton & Littledale: he was possibly simply the owner rather than mortgagee-in-possession by that time, although he had begun as mortgagee.


Not yet traced in the compensation records.

Estate Information (4)

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[Mortgage] 00/00/00001815  

By James Walcot [sic], for self and q.q. John Walcot, a Mortgage on One Hundred Negroes, the names thereof to be seen at the Secretary's Office of this Colony, in favour of Messrs. Boulton [sic] and Littledale, of Liverpool. [This has been inferred to relate to Bachelors Adventure, of which Bolton and Littledale later became owners.] Demerary and Essequibo Royal Gazette 18/11/1815 {accessed 10/10/2018 through

Royal Gazette 18/11/1815
[Number of enslaved people] 265(Tot) 115(F) 152(M)  
[Name] Bachelors Adventure  

John Walcott registered 265 enslaved people on Batchelors [sic] Adventure in 1817, as proprietor [a note says Vide Return 2343, which shows John Walcott registering a further seven people, all female, as proprietor.]

T71/397 B4 1526
[Number of enslaved people] 217(Tot) 97(F) 120(M)  
[Name] Bachelors Adventure  

John Noble, attorney

T71/413 B7
[Number of enslaved people] 253(Tot) 106(F) 147(M)  
[Name] Bachelors Adventure  

Belonging to Bachelors Adventure Leguan and in the lawful possession of John Bolton for his late firm of Bolton & Littledale of Liverpool [signed by Edward Davison or Dawson]

T71/417 1660-1667