Estate Details

Associated People (2)

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
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Owner


Note that there is no record of Dottins on Barrallier's 1825 map (nor does it appear in the Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations [Barbados Department of Archives]). It appears to be the estate later known as Greenland or Greenlands. The main estate owned by Abel Rous Dottin was Coverley in Christ Church. Dottin had sold the enslaved on Dottins by 1823 having owned 127 enslaved on the property in 1823.

Estate Information (3)

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[Number of enslaved people] 145(Tot) 68(F) 77(M)  

Return of John Rycroft Best, Attorney, the property of Abel Rous Dottin.

T71/522 289-92
[Number of enslaved people] 127(Tot)  

Return of John Rycroft Best, Attorney, the property of Abel Rous Dottin. Since 1817 there had been 22 deaths, 2 who were absent and 5 births.

T71/526 357-60

Return of John Rycroft Best, late the property of Abel Rous Dottin, to whom he is Attorney. Zero return: changes in the enslaved since 1820: total decrease = 190, including 7 deaths and the sale of 183 enslaved people to John Rycroft Best. The total increase was 63 including 3 births and 60 purchased from James Innis. Previously 127 enslaved hence 127 + 63 - 190 = 0 enslaved. See also the returns of Greenlands, St Andrew, by J. R. Best.

T71/530 389-98