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
12/05/1766 [SD] - 23/04/1767 [ED] → Owner
1767 [SY] - 23/04/1768 [ED] → Joint owner

In 1768, Patrick Campbell and Cauldwell [sic] Craig of Tobago sold Sandy Bay Point Lot no. 6 to William Hall and George Gibb. The deed dated 23/04/1768 rehearsed the background, whereby Richard Ottley had agreed to purchase the lot in 1766 but in 1767 had ceded it to Peter Campbell in exchange for Campbell taking on the obligation to pay the British government for it. Campbell and Craig had since entered into a partnership to improve the land and by the new deed agreed to sell it for £750 to William Hall and George Gibb.

1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Not known
1856 [EA] - 1856 [LA] → Joint owner

Associated Claims (1)

£2,234 7S 3D
Tentative identification only: Tobago no. 28 was unnamed in the compensation database, when the award was made to John Gordon of Newton.


The original purchaser of Sandy Bay division (St Patrick parish) Lot no. 6 was Richard Ottley 12/05/1766 (given as 08/05/1766 in the indenture below); Peter Campbell took over the Lot by taking on Richard Ottley's obligations to William Young (as one of the Commissioners of the sales of land) 23/04/1767; Campbell then brought in Caldwell Craig as partner and assigned one moiety to him; on 23/04/1768, Campbell and Craig sold the land for £750 to George Gibb and William Hall. In 1773 the Present Proprietor was shown as George Gibbs; in 1832 the owner was shown as J. Gordon, Present Possessor c. 1866 were John and Jas. Leith. The estate was still in cultivation in 1862.

No estate called Grafton was recorded in the compensation database, but John Gordon of Newton had one award on an unnamed estate under Tobago no. 28, which could conceivably have been Grafton.


'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. 58-59; [accessed 03/12/2013].

Estate Information (3)

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[Number of enslaved people] 159(Tot) 84(F) 75(M)  
[Name] Grafton  

Return made by William Smith manager 31/01/1819.

T71/462 296-301
[Number of enslaved people] 144(Tot) 78(F) 66(M)  
[Name] Grafton  

Wm Gordon attorney

T71/474 36
[Number of enslaved people] 129(Tot) 70(F) 59(M)  
[Name] Grafton  

Richard Walsh manager

T71/481 35