Heldens

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
- 1752 [EY] → Tenant-for-life
- 1798 [EY] → Owner
1798 [SY] - → Joint owner

Shown as 'owner' in the Slave Registers, Martha Helden is know to have inherited a one-fourth share under the 1798 will of her husband Cornelius Helden, and to have settled this one-fourth on her daughter's marriage subject to a £400 p.a. rent charge to her [Martha Helden] in 1803.

1817 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Owner

Shown as 'owner' in the Slave Registers, Martha Helden is know to have inherited a one-fourth share under the 1798 will of her husband Cornelius Helden, and to have settled this one-fourth on her daughter's marriage subject to a £400 p.a. rent charge to her [Martha Helden] in 1803.

1828 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Not known

A mortgagee of a rent-charge to Mrs Martha Helden of £400 p.a. under an agreement of 31/12/1828.


Associated Claims (1)

£2,067 4S 5D

Estate Information (8)

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1817
[Number of enslaved people] 141(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Return of Mrs Martha Helden, owner; returned by William Stephens, attorney.

 
T 71/253 349-352
1822
[Number of enslaved people] 124(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Return of Mrs. Martha Helden, owner; returned by Peter Fraser Grant , manager.

 
T 71/255 51-52
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 123(Tot)  
[Name] Helden's  
 

Return of Mrs. Martha Helden, owner; returned by Peter Fraser Grant, manager; the name of the estate is only found in the index.

 
T 71/256 198
1828
[Name] [no name given]  
[Size] 179  
[Crop] sugar  
 

Listed in St Paul Capisterre as an estate of 179 acres in William McMahon's 1828 map of St Kitts with 134 acres of caneland. Proprietor(s) Mrs Martha Helden deceased.

 
William McMahon, A New Topographical Map of the Island of Saint Christopher, West Indies... (1828)
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 124(Tot)  
[Name] Helden's  
 

Return of the estate Mrs. Martha Helden, owner; returned by William Stephens, attorney.

 
T 71/258 57-58
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 126(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Return of Mrs Martha Helden, owner; F W Mallalieu, attorney.

 
T 71/259 68-69
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 126(Tot) 73(F) 53(M)  
[Name] Negro's Nest or Heldens  
 

Pursuant to a decree dated 04/10/1832, in the Chancery case of John Brown, Complainant; and J William Foster M'Clintock and Mary (his Wife) and others, Defendants, the estate known as Negro's Nest or Heldens was to be auctioned at the chamber of R.W. Pickwoad, Master in Chancery of Basseterre St Kitts.

 
London Gazette 19006 21/12/1832 p. 2796
1834
[Number of enslaved people] 122(Tot)  
[Name] Heldens Estate  
 

Return of an unnamed owner; returned by F W Mallalieu, receiver.

 
T 71/260 73