Grand Bras Estate

Estate Details


Associated People (10)

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
1807 [SY] - 1851 [EY] → Tenant-for-life
Joint owner

In the will of Isabella Hankey nee Alexander she recorded that after the death of her husband John Peter Hankey (in 1807) she had purchased the 1/8th interest in Grand Bras held by Sir Morris Ximenes.

1769 [EA] - 1769 [LA] → Joint owner

In 1769 Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury as one of a group of owners of estates on Grenada and Dominica issued a power of attorney to Simond & Hankey of London.

1769 [EA] - 1769 [LA] → Joint owner

In 1769, Lauchlin Macleane, John Stuart, Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury, Clotworthy Upton and George Ridge, who owned shares in the La Tante, Saint Cloud (Saint Cloux), Le Grand Bras, Chantilly, Saint Maur and two other plantations in Grenada and Balamonly [sic] and 11 other estates on Dominica issued a power of attorney to the London merchants Simond and Hankey. It is not clear whether this referred to Lower Latante, Upper Latante or to both. The Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection at Hamilton College, M196

1769 [EA] - 1769 [LA] → Joint owner

In 1769, Lauchlin Macleane, John Stuart, Sir Thomas Charles Bunbury, Clotworthy Upton and George Ridge, who owned shares in the La Tante, Saint Cloud (Saint Cloux), Le Grand Bras, Chantilly, Saint Maur and two other plantations in Grenada and Balamonly [sic] and 11 other estates on Dominica issued a power of attorney to the London merchants Simond and Hankey. It is not clear whether this referred to Lower Latante, Upper Latante or to both.

1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - → Agent
1829 [EA] - → Not known
1829 [EA] - → Agent

Associated Claims (1)

£8,736 8S 9D

Estate Information (6)

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1817
[Number of enslaved people] 333(Tot)  
[Name] Grand Bras  
 

In lawful possession of Bridgeman Hewitson, attorney to "Thomson Hankey Esquire and other proprietors".

 
T71/267 47-54
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 323(Tot) 165(F) 158(M)  
[Name] Grand Bras Estate  
 

Belonging to or in the lawful possession of John Stokes as Agent for Thomson Hankey.

 
T71/274 212-214
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 311(Tot) 155(F) 156(M)  
[Name] Grand Bras Estate  
 

Belonging to or in the lawful possession of B Hewitson, Attorney.

 
T71/285 174
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 309(Tot) 150(F) 159(M)  
[Name] Grand Bras Estate  
 

In the lawful possession of B. Hewitson attorney.

 
T71/299 160-162
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 325(Tot) 162(F) 163(M)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Belonging to or in the lawful possession of John Stokes as Agent of John Cumberland Hughes.

 
T71/311 313-314
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 316(Tot) 155(F) 161(M)  
[Name] Grand Bras Estate  
 

In the lawful possession of John Stokes as attorney for the proprietors.

 
T71/317 295-296