Estate Details

Associated People (6)

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
1768 [SY] - 1803 [EY] → Owner
1803 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Annuitant
1746 [EA] - 1768 [LA] → Owner
1803 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner
1806 [EA] - → Owner

The estate was conveyed to James Willoughby Gordon by an indenture of 02/07/1806 from the trustee of the estate. James Willoughby Gordon had been the tenant-in-tail or remainder man under the will of his great-uncle James Gordon of Moor Place.

1817 [EA] - 1824 [LA] → Executor

Shown as deceased by 1828.

Associated Claims (1)

£412 7S 6D


An estate called Gales on Antigua was known to have been owned by James Willoughby Gordon, the son of Francis Grant Gordon in 1806. The enslaved people registered to the estate of Francis Grant Gordon deceased have been tentatively associated with Gales: the compensation claim relating to these enslaved people carried no estate name. However, Gale's is said to have been renamed after its purchase in 1746 by James Gordon as 'Table Hill Gordon' and the name Gale's discontinued, Hewlester A.Samuel, The Birth of the village of Liberta, Antigua (Coral Springs, Florida: Llumina Press, 2007), p. 41.

Estate Information (5)

What is this?

[Name] Gale's  
[Size] 300  

Conveyance 9th and 10th May 1750 [Close Roll, 24 Geo II Part 3 Nos. 15 and 16] by William Hollier of Lewisham and Esther (nee Gale) his wife, only surviving child of Nathaniel Gale late of London brewer deceased, John Gale of Houndsditch cousin of Esther Hollier and also cousin and heir of Mary Gale late of Antigua (son of Robert Gale who was the eldest son of John Gale the elder brother of said Nathaniel Gale), and James Gordon, of the parish of St James's Westminster in trust to Henry Wilmot of Gray's Inn for benefit of James Gordon and heirs forever, for £420, subject to £2000 mortgage made by Desiderius Gale son of Nathaniel Gale, to Richard Rigby of Antigua. This conveyance followed an earlier indenture of 1746 making a similar conveyance for one year.

Oliver, History of Antigua Vol. II pp. 1-3
[Number of enslaved people] 40(Tot)  
[Name] None given  

Walter Murray executor to the estate of Francis Grant Gordon decd.

T71/245 518-519
[Number of enslaved people] 37(Tot)  
[Name] None given  

Walter Murray executor of will of Francis Grant Gordon decd.

T71/246 474-475
[Number of enslaved people] 33(Tot)  
[Name] None given  

Walter Murray exor to will of Francis Grant Gordon decd.

T71/248 467-468
[Number of enslaved people] 28(Tot)  
[Name] None given  

Eliza Murray executrix of Walter Murray deceased who was executor of Francis Grant Gordon deceased.

T71/249 306