Mapps Estate

Estate Details


Associated People (6)

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
1741 [EA] - → Owner
1764 [EA] - → Owner

Shown as owner by Hughes Queree but in his will he said that he held a mortgage over Mapp's.

1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney

Given as W.T. Sharpe in 1834


Associated Claims (2)

£1,259 6S 11D
£1,259 6S 11D

Notes

Owned by the Mapp family from 1720 or possibly earlier.

NB the possible confusion between the Mapp and Valley estates, most obviously In 1817 when there were two returns for 'Mapps': one in St George, one in St Philip. The St George return was from Nathan Lucas, Attorney, the property of James Mapp Allen; for St Philip it was by J. F. Alleyne for Smith and Allen. It seems likely that the St George return was for the Valley estate: in 1826 the return of Nathan Lucas noted that 153 enslaved were inherited by the death of James Mapp Alleyne, who was, presumably, the same as James Mapp Allen.


Sources

Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.


Estate Information (9)

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1741
[Number of enslaved people] 70(Tot)  
[Size] 130  
 

Marriage settlement. Samuel Mapp of St. Philip married Katherine Gibbes, daughter of Dr. Joseph Gibbes of St. Philip. Samuel Mapp’s plantation was 130 acres and there were 70 enslaved people.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1764
 

In 1764 Richard Smith of England married Mary Mapp, daughter of Samuel and Katherine Mapp and thus became the owner of Mapp’s plantation.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1788
[Number of enslaved people] 151(Tot)  
[Size] 245  
 

According to Hughes-Queree there were 151 enslaved and 245 acres. Citing National Archives CO28/62, p. 251. (Colonial Office papers, Barbados Correspondence 1788-1790)

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1816
 

Damage resulting from Bussa’s Rebellion: reported costs were £1,832.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 126(Tot) 63(F) 63(M)  
 

Return of John Forster Alleyne, Attorney, the joint property of the Rev. Richard Smith and Robert Allen. The enslaved 'attached to or belonging to the plantation called Mapps'.

 
T71/521 524-7
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 128(Tot)  
[Name] Mapps  
 

Return of William Sharp, Attorney, the joint property of Richard Smith and Robert Allen. Previously 124 enslaved.

 
T71/530 168
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 116(Tot)  
[Name] Mapps Estate  
 

Return of William Sharp, Attorney, the joint property of Richard Smith and Robert Allen. Returned in St George.

 
T71/536 326-27
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 121(Tot)  
 

Return of William Sharp, Attorney, the joint property of Richard Smith and Robert Allen.

NB see also the return for Mapps Estate, St George, in 1832. There is some lack of clarity as to who is who in these returns (and in the compensation award associated with Mapps estate.) One of the joint owners in 1832 appears to be Robert Alleyne but it is probably the same as here - (the Rev.) Robert Allen (q.v.).

 
T71/544 233-34
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 126(Tot)  
 

Return of William Sharp, Attorney, the joint property of Richard Smith and Robert Allen.

 
T71/550 3