Estate Details

Associated People (5)

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
- 1810 [LA] → Joint owner

Deed of 1811 between Tho. Lucas (of Castle St, Leicster Sq., London), J. Laing (formerly of Dominica but now of Streatham, Surrey) and Robert Reid (of Dominica). John Lucas (deceased) had owned 1/3rd of Maccoucherie in the parish of St Joseph 'formerly the property of John Mair Esq.', and left an annuity of £300 (increased in 1810 to £500) to his wife Mary Ann Lucas, with the residue going to Tho. Lucas, his brother. J. Laing and Robert Reid owned the other 2/3rds. J. Laing and Robert Reid bought 1/3rd for £8400, with a mortgage to Tho. Lucas at 5%, and with £200 p.a. of interest to go to the annuity of Mrs Lucas.

1810 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Joint owner
1811 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Joint owner

Associated Claims (1)

£3,034 19S 8D

Estate Information (6)

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[Number of enslaved people] 133(Tot) 62(F) 71(M)  
[Name] Macoucherie Estate  

Return of J Laing and Robert Reid, joint owners. This entry includes the names of enslaved children's mothers. St. Joseph.

T71/340 296-299
[Number of enslaved people] 143(Tot) 73(F) 70(M)  
[Name] Macoucherie  

Returned by C F Chailleau, manager of Jas Laing and Robert Reid; 21 enslaved people were purchased from Richmond Estate; two others were purchased from individual owners. St. Joseph.

T71/351 213 - 214
[Number of enslaved people] 127(Tot) 67(F) 60(M)  
[Name] Macoucherie Estate  

Return of Hon. James Laing and Robert Reid, joint owners. The decrease list shows the assumed cause of death of the enslaved people listed. St. Joseph.

T71/358 164
[Number of enslaved people] 113(Tot) 59(F) 54(M)  
[Name] Macoucherie  

Returned by D S Laidlaw, attorney for an unnamed owner. St. Joseph.

T71/359 142
[Number of enslaved people] 99(Tot) 54(F) 45(M)  
[Name] Macoucherie  

Returned by D S Laidlaw as attorney for an unnamed owner; includes a full return of the enslaved. St. Joseph.

T71/362 308 - 311
[Number of enslaved people] 144(Tot) 74(F) 70(M)  
[Name] Macoucherie Estate  

Return of the heirs of the late Messrs. Laing and Reid, joint owners; returned by Dugald S. Laidlaw, attorney. 55 enslaved people were transferred from Battalie Estate. This entry includes the names of enslaved children's mothers. St. Joseph.

T71/363 122-124