Mount Pleasant

Estate Details

Associated People (9)

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
1765 [EA] - 1797 [LA] → Owner
1779 [EA] - 1779 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

In 1779 Walter Nisbet was indebted to Culling Smith for £6500 secured on his Mount Pleasant or Mo [sic] Mountain estate; Culling Smith did not regard it as adequate security and Walter Nisbet therefore assigned to him two mortgagees that he [Nisbet] and his wife Ann held on the New River estate on Nevis.

1792 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder
1817 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney
1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Other
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Other
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee

Associated Claims (1)

£2,059 10S 6D

Estate Information (7)

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[Name] Mount Pleasant  

Under indentures of 01/06/1792 and 02/06/1792, Walter Nisbet mortgaged for £6250 to Cornelius Cuyler, a Brigadier General in the British Army, estates on Nevis described as Mount Pleasant or the Mountain (600 acres, of which part was late the estate of Dr Henry Jones, Richard Griffin, Henry Griffin, James Griffin, James Russell Maddan, and William and James Pemberton), Low Ground or New Castle (150 acres, given as 350 acres in the second deed) and Keds [sic] Bay in St Thomas parish (250 acres), together with 450 named enslaved people.

Common Records 1792-1794, British Library, EAP794/1/1/24, pp. 114 et seq.

[Number of enslaved people] 153(Tot) 77(F) 76(M)  
[Name] Mount Pleasant  

Return of James Daniell, owner; returned by E Stather, attorney

T71/364 50-53
[Number of enslaved people] 132(Tot)  
[Name] Mount Pleasant  

Return of James Daniell , owner

T71/365 152-153
[Number of enslaved people] 27(Tot)  
[Name] Mount Pleasant  

Return of James Daniell, owner

T71/366 130
[Number of enslaved people] 127(Tot)  
[Name] Mount Pleasant  

Return of James Daniell, owner; returned by Thomas Mann

T71/367 111-113
[Number of enslaved people] 119(Tot) 63(F) 56(M)  
[Name] Mount Pleasant  

Return of James Daniell Esq., owner; returned by John Daniell

T71/368 152-153
[Number of enslaved people] 122(Tot)  
[Name] Mount Pleasant  

Return of Messrs Paull and Edwards, trustees; returned by John Daniell

T71/369 87-88