New River

Estate Details

Associated People (8)

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
- 1781 [EY] → Joint owner

This is tentative. An estate named New River was allocated to George Webbe senior (then of Stratford Wiltshire) in 1781 in a division of property previously held with his nephew then known as George Webbe junior, who took the Deodand estate.

- 1781 [EY] → Joint owner
- 1767 [EY] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Owner
1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Other
1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Owner

The Slave Register says 'belonging to or in the lawful possession of' Edward Huggins Jr. Esq.

1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Other

Associated Claims (1)

£2,694 3S 6D

Estate Information (7)

What is this?

[Name] New River  

Articles of Agreement dated 05/09/1781 between George Webbe senior of Stratford Wiltshire and George Webbe junior of Stoney Hill in Nevis recorded the division of estates on Nevis between the two men [who were uncle and nephew], after George Webbe junior had inherited under the will of his uncle Josiah Webbe (who with his brother George Webbe senior of Stratford had inherited as tenants in common under the will of their father, also George Webbe). At the instigation of the younger man, the two men had previously split the Stoney Hill estate. Under the new indenture of 1781, George Webbe senior took the New River estate (243 acres) and George Webbe junior the Deodand estate (194 acres), with an adjustment of £500 to reflect the higher value of the New River estate. It has not been possible to date to map these estates with complete confidence onto the estates named Stoney Hill and New River in later sources, but by inference the portion of Stoney Hill that went to George Webbe junior was that combined with Deodand that was mortgaged to James Wildman in the early 1800s. Common Records 1783-1785, British Library, EAP794/1/1/19, pp. 1-12.

[Number of enslaved people] 173(Tot)  
[Name] New River  

Return of Edward Huggins Sr. Esq., owner

T71/364 84-87
[Number of enslaved people] 170(Tot)  
[Name] New River  

Return of Edward Huggins Sr., owner

T71/365 164-166
[Number of enslaved people] 166(Tot)  
[Name] New River  

Return of Edward Huggins Sr., owner; returned by Edward Huggins Jr.

T71/366 140 -141
[Number of enslaved people] 168(Tot)  
[Name] New River  

Return of Edward Huggins Jr. Esq.; returned by Peter Thomas Higgins

T71/367 136-138
[Number of enslaved people] 178(Tot)  
[Name] New River  

"late of Edward Huggins Sr. and belonging to or in the lawful possession of Peter Thomas Huggins";

T71/368 175-176
[Number of enslaved people] 179(Tot)  
[Name] New River  

Return of Peter Thomas Huggins, owner; returned by W L Bucke

T71/369 160