Folly & Savanna

Estate Details


Associated People (6)

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
- 1732 [EY] → Owner
1773 [SY] - 1777 [EY] → Mortgage Holder
1800 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
Trustee

Named, apparently as having been a trustee, in details of the counterclaims for Folly & Savanna, T71/1622 Antigua no. 387.

1767 [EA] - 1780 [LA] → Joint owner
1780 [EA] - 1800 [EY] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£3,461 17S 6D

Estate Information (7)

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1767
[Name] Folly and Savannah  
 

Indentures dated 28/01/1766 & 29/01/1766 and 29/10/1767 and 30/10/1767 whereby John Johnson and his children Godschall and Sarah assigned their 1/3rd share in Folly and Savannah in trust to Edward Warner, for the benefit of John Johnson for life and at his death 1/6th part to Sarah Johnson, and the residue to Godschall Johnson. A year later, Sarah assigned her reversionary interest in 1/6th to Godschall Johnson in exchange for £3000. John Johnson's wife Elizabeth Ann Warner had inherited the one-third interest from her father Col. Edward Warner of Antigua.

 
Vere Langford Oliver 'History of Antigua' Vol. II pp. 112-113
1773
[Name] Folly & Savannah  
[Size] 1944  
 

By indentures of 7th and 8th May 1773 Edward Byam of Antigua pledged his one moiety in a sugar plantation of 385 acres [called the Folly] and his one moiety of the Savannah plantation and Piccadilly a part of it, 'and all slaves etc etc. belonging thereto' to secure a debt of £5000 from 1771 to [his father-in-law] Stephen Blizard. In 1780, Rebecca and Edward Byam had sold [their moiety in] the plantations to Godschall Johnson [subject to the mortgage (which stood at £5300 in 1787)] for £18,361 1s 5d.

[It is not entirely clear how the 1/3rd of the Johnson family from 1767 and the half owned by Edward Byam were made up to the whole: but Godschall Johnson appears by 1780 to have controlled the whole estate, subject to the mortgage held by the co-heirs of Stephen Blizard.]

 
Vere Langford Oliver History of Antigua I. p. 61
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 237(Tot)  
[Name] None given  
 

Henry Edward Gale attorney of Godschall Johnson prop.

 
T71/245 408-413
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 234(Tot)  
[Name] None given  
 

Henry Edward Gale attorney to Godschall Johnson. Inferred to be Folly and Savanna[h].

 
T71/246 162-167
1824
[Number of enslaved people] 243(Tot)  
[Name] Folly [?] and Savanna estates  
 

Henry Edward Gale attorney to Godschall Johnson Esq. proprietor Folly and Savanna estates

 
T71/248 263-268
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 243(Tot)  
[Name] None given  
 

Henry Edward Gale attorney to Godschall Johnson Esq. the proprietor

 
T71/249 413-417
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 252(Tot)  
[Name] Folly and Savanna  
 

Henry Edward Gale attorney to Godschall Johnson Esq. the proprietor of Folly and Savanna Estates in Falmouth Division.

 
T71/250 384-389