Mount Pleasant

Estate Details

Associated People (7)

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
1790 [EA] - 1802 [LA] → Owner

Vere Langford Oliver shows George Barrow as the owner of Mount Pleasant in 1790 (Hughes-Queree appears to give a different account, attributing the estate to Gen. Robert Haynes ); it appears to have been sold by George Barrow in 1802.

1790 [EA] - 1802 [LA] → Owner

Possibly acquired by Gen. Robert Haynes by virtue of his marriage to Thomasin Barrow widow, née Clarke, although Vere Langford Oliver's account is different, suggesting the estate was owned by George Barrow (Thomasin Barrow's' brother-in-law) in 1790.

1802 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Note that Hinds was unsuccessful in claiming for compensation.

1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£3,788 14S 5D

Estate Information (9)

What is this?

[Number of enslaved people] 37(Tot)  
[Size] 208  

According to Robert Haynes, the estate had 37 enslaved; according to Hughes-Queree there were 78. According to Hughes-Queree's reading of Robert Haynes' notes, it was acquired by marriage settlement: Robert Haynes of St. John marrying Thomasin Barrow, widow, née Clarke, The plantation had been formerly owned by her father, William Clarke and was 208 acres in St. Philip & St. John parishes. However, Vere Langford Oliver in Monumental Inscriptions..of Barbados shows George Barrow, Thomasin Barrow nee Clarke's brother-in-law, as the owner in 1790. Consistent with this, it appears to have been sold in 1802 by George Barrow of St. Philip to Hon. Miles Brathwaite of St. Philip for £34,000 and was then of 230 acres. [Robert Haynes's son, George Barrow Haynes, was born c. 1796 and could not have been the seller].

Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations; Notes by General Robert Haynes, p. 15.
[Size] 230  

Sold to the Hon. Miles Brathwaite for £34,000. In 1816, the plantation, along with Three Houses and Palmers, which Brathwhaite also owned, suffered £8,700 damage [presumably as a result of Bussa's rebellion]. (Mount Pleasant was bounded by, among others, Palmers estate.) Number of enslaved not known.

Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
[Number of enslaved people] 123(Tot) 72(F) 51(M)  

Return of Miles Brathwaite, his own property.

T71/521 296-99
[Name] Mount Pleasant plantation  

Return of Miles Brathwaite, his own property. The numbers of enslaved reduced from 131 to 0 because: Births: 13; Deaths: 12; Carried to Palmers: 1; Sold to John Higginson: 131. Previously 131 enslaved.

T71/530 195-200
[Number of enslaved people] 133(Tot)  
[Name] Mount Pleasant  

No previous return. Return of John Higginson, his own property. Of the 133 enslaved: 131 purchased from the Hon Miles Brathwaite. There were also 2 births.

T71/530 228-32
[Number of enslaved people] 160(Tot) 92(F) 68(M)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of John Higginson, his own property. Previously 133 enslaved. Changes since 1823:
Births: 21; purchased from Charlotte Gowdey (q.v.): 5; purchased from William Oxley, Master in Chancery: 18; deaths: 19.

T71/536 271-2

Return of Richard Deane, Attorney, the property of John Higginson.

NB the changes recorded in the register entry:
Previous entry: 160
Sold to Thomas Maxwell Hinds: 168; sold to John Brathwaite: 2; deaths: 2; purchased of George Keyzar: 11; birth: 1.
However, there appears to be a mistake in the Register: the net number of enslaved allowing for the above changes is 0; the register gives 160.

See also Return of Josiah Heath, Attorney, the property of Thomas M. Hinds. Previously 4 enslaved. 168 enslaved purchased from John Higginson; 14 births; 11 deaths; 4 sold to others. Net = 171: T71/543, pp. 142-46.

T71/544 285-89
[Number of enslaved people] 166(Tot)  

Return of Josiah Heath, Attorney, the property of Thomas Maxwell Hinds.

T71/549 289
[Name] Mount Pleasant  
[Size] 317  

Listed in St Philip, property of Image et al.

Barbados 1913 list from the Hughes-Quere indexes transcribed at