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
1775 [SY] - 1796 [EY] → Owner
1821 [SY] - → Other
- 1821 [EY] → Owner
- 1812 [LA] → Owner

The Alma Jordan Library at UWI St Augustine is shown as having papers concerning Sir John Shaw-Stewart and the Roxburgh estate dated 1821-1825.

05/06/1770 [SD] - 1775 [EY] → Joint owner

Associated Claims (1)

£2,998 8S 8D


  1. The original purchasers of the Lots which became Roxburgh (or Roxborough) were D. Mill & A. Young (19/03/1767) and Archibald Stewart (05/06/1770), under St Paul nos. 5 and 18 respectively; by 1773 Archibald Stewart owned both Lots; 'Present Possessor Hon. James Kirk.' The owner of the estate in 1832 was shown as Sir M. Stewart (presumably the 6th bt., 1788-1836); the estate was still in cultivation in 1862.

  2. Ingram shows 'Roxborough estate, Tobago. indenture whereby Archibald Stewart of Tobago releases to Sir Michael Stewart Bt Roxborough Plantaion in the island of Tobago Sept. 22 1775. D.S. MS 1139. Recorded in the Register's Office of the island of Tobago Sept 24 1776 [sic]. Authenticated by the Lord Mayor of London Oct. 10 1775.'


  1. 'Tables showing the Lots in each Parish, numbered as originally granted - the original Grantee - the name of the Lot, or lots, if one has been acquired, and the present Possessor where there is one' and 'A Table, showing the Estates in cultivation in 1832, and their Owners, in 1832, copied from the list appended to Byres' map of that date, with those in cultivation in 1862', Henry Iles Woodcock, A History of Tobago (Ayr: Smith and Grant, 1867; new impression London: Frank Cass and Company Limited, 1971); John Fowler, A summary account of the present flourishing state of the respectable colony of Tobago in the British West Indies illustrated with a map of the island and a plan of its settlement, agreeably to the sales by his Majesty’s Commissioners (London: A Grant, 1774) pp. 50-51.

  2. Kenneth E. Ingram, Manuscript sources for the History of the West Indies item 0243.

Estate Information (3)

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[Number of enslaved people] 193(Tot) 99(F) 94(M)  
[Name] Roxburgh  

1819 registration by Philip McKenna, Attorney for Sir Michael Shaw Stewart, 25/01/1819.

T71/462 488-495
[Number of enslaved people] 183(Tot) 94(F) 89(M)  
[Name] Roxbro [sic]  

A. Maitland [no capacity given]

T71/474 72
[Number of enslaved people] 175(Tot) 93(F) 82(M)  
[Name] Roxbro [sic]  

Philip McKenna attorney

T71/481 70