Sion Hill

Estate Details


Associated People (3)

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
- 1792 [EY] → Owner
1792 [SY] - 1807 [EY] → Annuitant
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£2,734 7S 3D

Estate Information (4)

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1817
[Number of enslaved people] 282(Tot)  
[Name] None given  
 

John Taylor [sic] prop. The estate has been inferred to be Sion Hill/Little Sion and, with less confidence, John Taylor has been inferred to be John Duncombe Taylor. It might be that the 'John Taylor' who appears in the will of Robert Jeaffreson as having purchased an estate from Jeaffreson in 1792 and featured in Jeaffreson's will of 1806/7 was still alive in 1817.

 
T71/247 558-563
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 268(Tot)  
[Name] None given  
 

John Duncombe Taylor registered 272 enslaved people. Inferred to be for a combination of Sion Hill and Little Sion: the enslaved people have been entered here for both estates.

 
T71/247 284-291
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 272(Tot)  
[Name] None given  
 

John Duncombe Taylor registered 272 enslaved people. Inferred to be for a combination of Sion Hill and Little Sion: the enslaved people have been entered here for both estates.

A note in the margin (p. 700) signed J.D. Taylor says: 'This male slave Pierre is returned "coloured" because by the law only two descriptions of slaves are admissible "Black" and "coloured" under the column headed colour. The said slave is in fact a "white negro."

 
T71/249 698-704
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 274(Tot)  
[Name] None given  
 

John Duncombe Taylor proprietor. Inferred to be for a combination of Sion Hill and Little Sion: the enslaved people have been entered here for both estates. Pierre was again identified as a 'White negro' [p. 635]

 
T71/250 634-639