Belleaire

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
- 1828 [EY] → Joint owner

Will of John Brown merchant of St Vincent proved 24/03/1829, PROB 11/1752/307.

1829 [SY] - → Trustee and Executor

Co-trustee and co-executor of Francis Brown, the owner of Belleaire prior to his death in 1829.

1829 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee and Executor

Co-trustee and co-executor of Francis Brown, the owner of Belleaire prior to his death in 1829.

1817 [EA] - 1828 [EY] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Joint owner

Associated Claims (1)

£3,697 10S 11D

Estate Information (7)

What is this?

1817
[Number of enslaved people] 148(Tot)  
[Name] Belleaire Estate  
 

Francis Brown, Robert Brown, John Brown, Robert Brown Jnr., William Brown, Francis Brown Jnr., as owners.

 
T71/493 235-237
1822
[Number of enslaved people] 151(Tot) 76(F) 75(M)  
[Name] Belleaire Estate  
 

Francis Brown Snr., Robert Brown, John Brown, Robert Brown Jnr., William Brown, Francis Brown Junr., as owners [24 enslaved people purchased and imported from Bahamas, June 1817].

 
T71/495 113-114
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 161(Tot) 78(F) 83(M)  
[Name] Belleaire  
 

Messrs. Brown [increase by birth, by import from Cariacou, October 1824 and by purchase from Trinidad].

 
T71/497 80-82
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 150(Tot) 75(F) 75(M)  
[Name] Belleair  
 

Belleair Estate. Statement sworn by John Brown [20 deaths].

 
T71/497 45-46
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 143(Tot) 72(F) 71(M)  
[Name] Belleair Estate  
 

Messrs. Smith and Brown, trustees to the will of the late Francis Brown. Statement sworn by Niven McKenzie [20 deaths].

 
T71/499 47-48
1833
[Name] Belleaire  
 

In 1833 the unattested August 1829 will of Francis Brown, who died in St Vincent aged 71 in 1829, was successfully challenged by his grandson Francis Brown Douglas in the Privy Council in Douglas v Smith & Brown, and the Belleaire estate passed to him relatively unencumbered by other legacies.

1834
[Number of enslaved people] 135(Tot) 68(F) 67(M)  
[Name] Belleair Estate  
 

Belleair Estate. The property of Francis Brown Douglas. Statement sworn by Thomas Studdert. Register taken on 1st May. Total on 1st August 1834 was 136 enslaved people.

 
T71/500 77-78