Belle Vue

Estate Details


Associated People (7)

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
01/05/1827 [SD] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
  1. A total of 115 enslaved people were "transferred to Messrs Macqueen [&] McKay with the Belle Vue Estate May 1 1827"
  2. Partner in the firm Macqueen McDonnell & Company of Glasgow.
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1825 [EA] - 01/05/1827 [ED] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1825 [EA] - 01/05/1827 [ED] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1825 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Other

Four of the enslaved transferred to mortgagees George and Robert Dennistoun & Co. belong to Mrs Dorothy Caines.

1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Manager
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Partner in the firm Macqueen McDonnell & Company of Glasgow.


Associated Claims (1)

£1,939 13S 7D

Estate Information (9)

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1817
[Number of enslaved people] 104(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Return of James Thomas Caines MD, owner.

 
T 71/253 497-500
1822
[Number of enslaved people] 113(Tot)  
[Name] Belle Vue  
 

Return of James Thomas Caines MD, owner.

 
T 71/255 26
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 106(Tot)  
[Name] Belle Vue  
 

Return of James Thomas Caines, owner; 106 enslaved people were transferred 'to George and Robert Dennistoun and Co, mortgagees in possession'. Caines retained 15 enslaved people.

 
T 71/256 85-90
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 112(Tot)  
[Name] Belle Vue  
 

Return of George and Robert Dennistoun and Co, mortgagees in possession; 106 enslaved people were transferred from James Thomas Caines, while 4 were transferred from Mrs Dorothy Caines.

 
T 71/256 123-127
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 115(Tot)  
[Name] Belle Vue  
 

Return of George and Robert Dennistoun and Co, mortgagees in possession; returned by Hugh Fleck; 115 enslaved people were "transferred to Messrs Macqueen [and] McKay with the Belle Vue Estate, 1 May 1827"

 
T 71/258 40
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 116(Tot)  
[Name] Belle Vue  
 

Return of Return of Messrs Macqueen Mackay and Co, merchants in Glasgow, mortgagees in possession of the estate and enslaved people; returned by Hugh Fleck, manager; 115 enslaved people were transferred from George and Robert Dennistoun and Co; there is another return for this estate found on p. 40 which was also Fleck for George and Robert Dennistoun and Co, who were then mortgagees in possession of the estate. St. John, Capisterre

 
T 71/258 66-69
1828
[Size] 112  
[Crop] sugar cane  
 

The map shows that the portion of land used to grow sugar cane is 88.0.5 acres

 
New Map of St. Kitts by Surveyor William McMahon 1828
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 115(Tot)  
[Name] Belle Vue  
 

Return of Messrs Macqueen McDonnell and Co Merchants in Glasgow, mortgagees in possession 'of Belle View [sic] estate and slaves'; returned by James Thomas Caines MD. Shows that the enslaved were sold to John W Moody Esq of Harris's Estate. Moody's return follows this one showing that the date of purchase was 1 May 1829.

 
T 71/259 106 -110
1834
[Number of enslaved people] 113(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Return of Messrs Macqueen McDonnell and Co, mortgagees in possession; returned by James Thomas Caines, owner; the estate is not named in the register.

 
T 71/260 36