Belle Vue

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
1798 [EA] - 1798 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£11,257 5S 7D

Estate Information (6)

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[Name] Belle Vue  
[Crop] Coffee  

Belle Vue, shown as plantation no. 17 under the subheading 'A la cote occidentale de Demerarie', proprietaire J. Daly jun., 750 carreaux, K [coffee]

NB this evolution is only tentatively linked with the subsequent entries from the Slave Registers

Carte Generale...Demerarie 'Liste des habitations...' [1798] University of Amsterdam Library 'Suriname 1599-1975'
[Name] Not given  

Vere Langford Oliver records a deed of 1800 in Demerara 'Walter Frye Skerrett by John Daly' which possibly represents the transmission of the Belle Vue estate and enslaved people between the two men.

Caribbeana Vol. II p. 32
[Number of enslaved people] 248(Tot) 95(F) 153(M)  
[Name] Bellevue  

James Johnstone registered 248 enslaved people in 1817 as atty of Walter F. Skerrett Prop.

NB the connection with Belle Vue of the compensation records remains tentative

T71/397 B6 1788
[Number of enslaved people] 220(Tot) 88(F) 132(M)  
[Name] Belle Vue  

R.M. Jones attorney.

T71/413 B2
[Number of enslaved people] 293(Tot) 132(F) 161(M)  
[Name] Belle Vue  

In lawful possession of R.M. Jones attorney of Andrew Colville. There had been a transfer of 107 people as well as 45 deaths and 11 births since 1823.

T71/416 1352-1359
[Number of enslaved people] 236(Tot) 97(F) 139(M)  
[Name] Belle Vue  

Belonging to Pln Belle Vue in lawful possession of R.M. Jones qq.

T71/430 723-729