Lower Estate

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
- 1730 [EY] → Joint owner

In 1654, William Byam, previously of Barbados but who had moved to Surinam, sold 80 acres in St George and a further 10 in the possession of Ann Peppercorn to Robert Davers (subsequently Sir Robert Davers 1st Bt.). In 1730, Thomas Davers of St George and Sir Jermyn Davers Bt., absentee in England [the grandsons of the 1st bt.), sold to the Hon John Frere of St Philip: (1) the Lower Estate; (2) Moonshine Hall, which was then 198 acres and on which there were 91 enslaved people. The Frere family continued to own Moonshine until at least 1800. Applewhaite Frere appears to have been the owner by 1777.

1817 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£5,433 10S 11D

Estate Information (6)

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1817
[Number of enslaved people] 219(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Return of Seale Yearwood, Attorney, the property of Applewhaite Frere.

 
T71/520 203-8
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 221(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Return of William T. Yearwood, Attorney, the property of Applewhaite Frere. Previous return showed 221 enslaved.

 
T71/529 222-3
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 234(Tot)  
 

Return of Forster Clarke, Attorney, the property of Applewhaite Frere. Previous return showed 221 enslaved.

 
T71/535 299-300
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 237(Tot)  
 

Return of Forster Clarke (Attorney), the property of Applewhaite Frere.

 
T71/543 30-31
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 237(Tot)  
 

Return of Forster Clarke, Attorney, the property of Applewhaite Frere.

 
T71/543 30-31
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 249(Tot)  
 

Return of Forster Clarke, Attorney, the property of John Frere.

 
T71/550 30-31