Calliaqua, later Villa Estate

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
1766 [SY] - 1788 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1833 [LA] → Joint owner
1822 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner

Associated Claims (1)

£3,120 1S 7D

Estate Information (9)

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[Name] Calliaqua  

274 acres of cleared land and an island, now known as Young Island, bought on behalf of Sir William Young in 1766 from Toussant Reviere 'and several other French inhabitants'.

Email from Peter Marshall, 04/09/2017 sourced to: Bodleian Library Oxford, MS W. Ind, f.1 (notes this is the first volume of a collection of the papers of Young's son, the second Baronet; it largely deals with the management of his inheritance of West Indian lands from his father by Sir William Young the second); National Archives, TS 11/214-17; Public Ledger 03/10/1774 and further advertisements for the largely abortive sale of Young's assets that appeared in the London press between 1774 and 1776.
[Name] Calliaqua  

Mortgaged in 1770 to Maitland and Boddington of London, part of £61,690 secured on three St Vincent estates. Then said to be being worked by 100 enslaved people.

[Name] Calliaqua  

Inventory of the buildings and of the enslaved people available for 1773. Value then assessed at £32,715. Young probably lived at Calliaqua from 1780 to 1783 again from 1787 to his death in 1788. He presumably built the spacious dwelling house which gave the estate its later name of the Villa. This must have required rebuilding, both after the 1780 hurricane and the ravaging of the estate by the Caribs in 1795.

[Number of enslaved people] 152(Tot)  
[Name] Villa Estate  

John Robley and Charles Brook as owners. 1 runaway and 1 enslaved people with Mr. Robley in Tobago

T71/493 164-166
[Number of enslaved people] 130(Tot) 69(F) 61(M)  
[Name] Villa Estate  

The heirs of John Robley and Charles Brooke as owners [34 deaths].

T71/495 73-74
[Number of enslaved people] 122(Tot) 62(F) 60(M)  
[Name] Villa Estate  

The heirs of John Robley, and to Charles Brooke.

T71/497 50-51
[Number of enslaved people] 117(Tot) 59(F) 58(M)  
[Name] Villa Estate  

Heirs of John Robley, and to Charles Brooke.

T71/497 79
[Number of enslaved people] 118(Tot) 61(F) 57(M)  
[Name] Villa Estate  

The heirs of John Robley, and to Charles Brooke.

T71/499 79-
[Number of enslaved people] 120(Tot) 63(F) 57(M)  
[Name] Villa Estate  

Villa Estate. The property of the heirs of John Robley, and Charles Brooke. Statement sworn by Adam Jeffrey. Register taken on 1st May. Total on 1st August 1834 was 120 enslaved people.

T71/500 125-126