Sandy Lane

Estate Details


Associated People (12)

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
- 1780 [LA] → Owner
- 1780 [LA] → Executor
1779 [EA] - → Tenant-for-life
1790 [EA] - 1790 [LA] → Not known
1797 [EA] - → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1821 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Administrator
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner
1823 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Previous owner
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£2,491 10S 2D

Estate Information (14)

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1764
[Size] 328  
 

William Neblett of St. Michael sold the Sandy Lane plantation to John Wickham of St. Peter for £15,000.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1776
[Number of enslaved people] 129(Tot)  
[Size] 328  
 

By a marriage settlement, John Wickham, son of John Wickham, senior of St. Peter marrying Mary Straker. John Wickham senior appears to continue as owner; the details of the marriage settlement are not clear.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1779
 

By his will, John Wickham of St. Peter bequeathed Sandy Lane to his wife, Elizabeth Wickham, as life tenant and then to his son, John Wickham junior.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations/Will 23/110
1780
[Number of enslaved people] 168(Tot) 81(F) 87(M)  
[Size] 338  
 

Inventory of John Wickham. Executor: John Wickham junior. Dated: 10 May 1780. Total enslaved: Men: 54, Women: 57, Boys: 33, Girls: 24. (The men included 2 runaways and 1 absent.)
Inventory also included: Horses: 4, Cattle: 97, Sheep: 44, Hogs: 4.
Value of enslaved: £4,815 0 0d.
Total estate value: £16,059 6 8d.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Inventories
1790
[Number of enslaved people] 132(Tot)  
[Size] 339  
 

By a marriage settlement, Richard Straker Wickham marrying Mary Jane Pinder, daughter of William Pinder. The marriage portion was £500 (Barbados currency). [As in 1776, the terms of the marriage settlement are not clear.]

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations/RB1/196/304
1797
[Size] 295  
 

By 1797 it appears that Sandy Lane was owned by John Forster Alleyne.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 113(Tot) 63(F) 50(M)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of John Gay Alleyne, his own property.

 
T71/522 10-13
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 105(Tot)  
 

Return of Charles T. Alleyne, Administrator, the property of the estate of John Gay Alleyne, deceased. Previously 111 enslaved. See also the return of John Higginson, the property of Sir William Barton, George Irlam and himself. Higginson's return showed that 105 enslaved were bought from William Oxley, Master in Chancery. T71/531, pp. 278-81.

 
T71/531 252-3; 278-81
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 106(Tot)  
 

Chancery Court sale. The plantation of John Gay Alleyne, deceased. Sold to Barton, Irlam & Higginson, business partners, for £19,718. Land & buildings appraised @ £35 per acre, 106 enslaved. The highest value of the enslaved was: male: £150, female: £130, boy and girl: £120. The total value of land: £10,351, the total value of the enslaved: £8,360.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1825
 

By 1825 in possession of Sir William Barton & Co.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 119(Tot)  
 

Return of John Higginson, the property of Sir William Barton, deceased, George Irlam, and himself. Previously 105 enslaved. 1 enslaved purchased from John Watson; 8 purchased from John Watson and Mary G. Watson; 9 births; 3 deaths; 1 sold to John Alleyne.

 
T71/538 161
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 121(Tot)  
 

Return of Richard Deane, Attorney, the property of John Higginson.
All of the enslaved had been purchased/transferred from William Barton (deceased), George Irlam and John Higginson. The separate return of Richard Deane, Attorney for Barton, Irlam and Higginson showed previously 119 enslaved. Changes: 18 births; 3 purchased from Thomas Harding; 121 sold to John Higginson; deaths = 19. Net = 0. See: T71/542, pp. 124-8.

 
T71/542 145-8
1829
[Size] 295  
 

The Executors of Sir William Barton, deceased, sell to John Higginson for £32,984 which is the amount charged the plantation as owing to Barton, Irlam & Higginson on Sandy Lane.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 112(Tot)  
 

Return of John Higginson, his own property.

 
T71/551 153