Petit Bordelle and Sharpe's Estates

Estate Details

Associated People (4)

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
- 1830 [EY] → Mortgage Holder
- 1791 [LA] → Owner

Laden was the original purchaser of Lot No. 6 (137 acres) which with Lot No. 7 (65 acres, originally purchased by Poor Settlers) became Petit Bordell. Jacob Kladen the elder in his will left an unnamed estate on St Vincent to Michael White [son of Michael White of Montserrat] as his residuary heir: Michael White appeared in the Slave Registers as the owner of Petit Bordelle and Sharpe's between 1817 an d1834.

1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Shown as Michael White senior

1818 [EA] - 1830 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Associated Claims (1)

£3,029 15S 4D


Shephard gives Lots no. 6 (137 acres, original purchaser Kladen) and no. 7 (65 acres, original purchaser 'Poor Settlers') as the origin of Petit Bordell and Lot no.18 (42 acres, original purchaser Sharpe) together with smaller lots leased to French inhabitants (part of Lots Nos. 14 and 15, and Lot 17) as the origin of Sharpe's.


Charles Shephard An historical account of the Island of St Vincent Appendix XX.

Estate Information (7)

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[Number of enslaved people] 206(Tot)  
[Name] Sharpe's Estate and Petit Bordel Estate  

Michael White as owner. 2 runaways and 1 enslaved people recorded as in the possession of Mr John Newcombe

T71/493 346-349
[Name] Sharpe's & Petit Bordels  

By a series of indentures the latest dated 2 & 3 April 1818, Michael White senior had assigned to D.H. Rucker & Co. the estates to secure three sums of £3780, £5300 and £1228 19s 9d, and agreed to consign the output to Ruckers. On 08/07/1830 the Ruckers, being indebted to William Hodges of London for £7000, deposited the indentures with him as security. Ruckers failed in November 1831 and the assignees with William Hodges launched a suit in St Vincent to foreclose in June 1833, and a receiver was appointed. In 1831 the estates, plus Michael White's other estate Mount Alexander, had been damaged by the hurricane of that year, and White had applied and been granted £3600 for the restoration of the estates. The Chancery case successfully blocked the repayment of White by the loan commissioners.

Borradaile & another v Brickwood (1834), Young & Collyer Reports of the Court of Excehequer in Equity (1836) pp. 60-65
[Number of enslaved people] 197(Tot) 93(F) 104(M)  
[Name] Sharpe's Estate and Petit Bordel Estate  

Michael White Snr. as owner.

T71/495 171-172
[Number of enslaved people] 192(Tot) 85(F) 107(M)  
[Name] Petit Bordel and Sharpe's Estate  

Michael White Snr.

T71/497 126-127
[Number of enslaved people] 190(Tot) 81(F) 109(M)  
[Name] Petit Bordel and Sharpe's Estate  

Petit Bordel and Sharpe's Estate. Statement sworn by John Antrobus [4 enslaved people imported from Montserrat].

T71/497 134-135
[Number of enslaved people] 191(Tot) 81(F) 109(M)  
[Name] Petit Bordel and Sharpe's Estate  

Petit Bordel and Sharpe's Estate. Statement sworn by John Antrobus.

T71/499 122-123
[Number of enslaved people] 176(Tot) 72(F) 104(M)  
[Name] Petit Bordelle and Sharpe's Estate  

Petit Bordelle and Sharpe's Estate. The property of Michael White Senior. Statement sworn by William Laborde. Register taken on 1st May. Total on 1st August 1834 was 175 enslaved people.

T71/500 177-179