Walkers [Willoughby's; Brace's]

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
1788 [EA] - 1816 [EY] → Owner
1816 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1889 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£4,740 5S 5D

Notes

The plantation was established by the Willoughby family from at least 1674. In 1680 it was owned by Lady Ann Willoughby, widow of John, Lord Willoughby of Parham, who was the heir of Governor William, Lord Willoughby of Parham, 317 acres in St. George. Under her will of 1683 it was bequeathed to her nephew, Thomas Gunning (or Gonning or Gouning). In 1704 Gunning, by then living in Essex, England, bequeathed two plantations – Willoughby’s and Austin’s – to his two daughters, Ann and Dorothy. Ann married George Walker, Dorothy married Henry Evans. Under a property settlement of 1722 between Walker and Evans, George Walker became the sole owner of Willoughby’s with 106 enslaved people on 347 acres. Under George Walker’s will of 1723, his wife Ann Walker was to live in a dwelling house on the plantation while the property including the enslaved were bequeathed to their son, George Walker. However, in 1739 Ann obtained a court judgement against her son, his father’s heir, for £3,110. A levy on the plantation was appraised as: Windmill and its equipment £200, boiling house £300, dwelling house £230. The highest valued enslaved man was £45, woman, £40. The dwelling house, sugar works, enslaved people and animals but not the land were awarded to Ann Walker. For subsequent developments see evolutions.


Sources

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


Estate Information (10)

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1777
[Size] 322  
 

In 1777 Henry Walker, heir and executor of Ann Walker, widow, who was owner of Willoughby’s plantation, mortgaged it for £17,908 to pay Ann Walker’s debts.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1788
[Number of enslaved people] 62(Tot)  
[Size] 262  
 

In 1788 the plantation was in the hands of Ann Luke, widow of Joshua Luke, son and heir of John Luke, who sold it to Thomas Applewhaite for £7,000.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1791
 

In 1791 the Executors of the will of Ann Workman, widow of St. George, deceased, sold to Thomas Applewhaite for £6,295, Brace’s plantation, of 155 acres in St. George, which Thomas Applewhaite added to Walker’s.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1815
 

In 1815 in his Will, Thomas Applewhaite bequeathed Walker's in trust to his son Samuel Applewhaite as life tenant and at his death to his grandson, Edward Applewhaite, [Samuel's nephew], in fee simple.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 226(Tot) 109(F) 117(M)  
 

Return of Samuel Applewhaite, his own property.

 
T71/520 634-39
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 209(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Return of John Chase Eversley, late the property of Thomas Applewhaite, deceased, but now the property of Edward Applewhaite Archer, to whom Eversley was Attorney. Previously 217 enslaved. The Thomas Applewhaite was probably the senior.

 
T71/531 1-2
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 209(Tot)  
 

Return of John Chase Eversley, Attorney, the property of Edward Archer Applewhaite. Previously 209.

 
T71/535 268
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 215(Tot)  
 

Return of John Chase Eversley, Attorney, the property of Edward Archer Applewhaite.

 
T71/543 1
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 217(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of John Chase Eversley, Attorney, the property of Edward Archer Applewhaite. Edward Applewhaite owned the plantation until 1889.

 
T71/550 2; Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1913
[Name] Walkers  
[Size] 264  
 

Listed in St George, property of Yearwood.

 
Barbados 1913 list from the Hughes-Quere indexes transcribed at https://creolelinks.com/1913-barbados-plantation-owners-names.html.