Crab Hill

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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 [LA] → Previous owner

Will of 1790 bequeathed the estate to his sons.

1806 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Executor
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - 1833 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£2,693 9S 2D

Estate Information (8)

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1796
[Number of enslaved people] 101(Tot)  
[Size] 224  
 

Under a 1796 Marriage settlement: William Cadogan of St. Lucy about to marry Elizabeth Christian Best of Christ Church. Crab Hill part of the settlement.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 135(Tot)  
[Size] 300  
 

In 1817 a Chancery Court sale. Thomas Cadogan, deceased, by will of 1790 bequeathed £500 to each of 6 daughters and 4 sons. The sons were William, Thomas, Charles and Ward Cadogan. William Cadogan was named as residuary legatee. In 1817 £7,000 owed on legacies charged on Crab Hill plantation. Bought at public auction by Thomas Cadogan for £19,100. Land appraised at £30 per acre. Top valued enslaved person appraised at £135.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 143(Tot) 74(F) 69(M)  
 

Return of Thomas Cadogan [i.e. Cadogan II], his own property.

 
T71/522 577-81
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 115(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of Charles Cadogan, Executor, the property of the Estate of Thomas Cadogan, deceased. Previously 123 enslaved. It is probable that this return refers to Crab Hill.

 
T71/532 108-9
1825
 

It seems that between 1825 and 1829 the estate was for sale in Chancery and that, first, Leacock bought it and then the estate sold to the Cadogans via Chancery.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 127(Tot)  
 

Return of John Henry Leacock, his own property. Previously 6 enslaved. Changes:
Purchased of: T. Johnson: 1; J. Bayley: 1; J. Scantlebury: 1; William Oxley, Master in Chancery: 105; births: 16; deaths: 3. NB that Leacock's return made in St Peter. It is likely that his return was for Crab Hill - though it is not certain.

NB that Leacock has not been traced in subsequent Registers.

 
T71/538 290-93
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 126(Tot)  
 

Return of Edward P. Hart, Attorney, the property of Ward Cadogan.
No previous return. 122 enslaved purchased in Chancery, late the property of John Henry Leacock, deceased. 6 births; 1 death; 1 manumitted.

 
T71/545 21-24
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 128(Tot)  
[Name] Crabhill  
 

Return of Edward P. Hart, Attorney, the property of Ward Cadogan.
Spelling of Crabhill: given as single word in the 1832 Register; as two words - Crab Hill - in the compensation records.

 
T71/548 329-30