Wards

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
1774 [SY] - 1823 [EY] → Annuitant

John Bowdler was an annuitant for £120 p.a. on the Nevis property of John Abel Ward.

1774 [SY] - 1813 [EY] → Annuitant

Thomas Thoresby was an annuitant for £50 p.a. for his life and that of his son (also Thomas, d. c. 1813) on the Nevis property of John Abel Ward under indentures of 1774.

1774 [SY] - → Annuitant

George Daubeny held three annuities of £50 p.a. each on the lives of his daughters Maria Elizabeth, Martha and Elizabeth Innis on the Nevis property of John Abel Ward.

1774 [EA] - 1789 [LA] → Annuitant

Henry Boldero was an annuitant for £50 p.a. for the life of the then Prince of Wales and that of his son (Edward Gale Boldero) on the Nevis property of John Abel Ward under indentures of 1774.

1817 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Previous owner
1825 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Joint owner
1825 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Joint owner
1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Owner
1831 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Attorney
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£4,885 14S 5D

Estate Information (7)

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1774
[Name] Not given  
 

In a series of deeds of which the first was dated 14/01/1774, John Abel Ward (who owed Mills & Swanston £21,254 1s 9d) raised £23,765 through the sale of 38 annuities of £25 p.a to £120 p.a. to a group of 30 or so annuitants in Britain. The first indenture gave the background to John Abel Ward's consolidation of his property in Nevis following his marriage to Ann Rogers, the 'daughter-in-law' [i.e. step-daughter] and co-heir of William Jones.

Common Records 1775-1776, British Library, EAP794/1/1/15, https://eap.bl.uk/archive-file/EAP794-1-1-15 pp. 1-63.

1817
[Number of enslaved people] 283(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Return of the trust estate of the late John Ward Esq., deceased, owner, in the lawful possession of and submitted by William Laurence as attorney to the trustees

 
T71/364 194-199
1822
[Number of enslaved people] 288(Tot)  
[Name] Wards  
 

"the trust estate of the late John Ward called Wards in the lawful possession of William Laurence attorney to the trustees"; returned by William Laurence

 
T71/365 258-259
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 291(Tot)  
[Name] Wards  
 

Return of William Laurence and Peter Thomas Huggins, joint owners; returned by Thomas Hudson

 
T71/366 203-204
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 297(Tot)  
[Name] Wards  
 

Return of Peter Thomas Huggins, owner; returned by R N Shea

 
T71/367 204-206
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 297(Tot) 158(F) 139(M)  
[Name] Wards  
 

Return of Richard Edward Cardin, attorney to the trustees; returned by Richard Cardin Jr.

 
T71/368 240-241
1834
[Number of enslaved people] 290(Tot) 158(F) 140(M)  
[Name] Wards  
 

Return of William James Sandiford, owner

 
T71/369 232-233