Pickerings

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Associated People (8)

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
- 1791 [LA] → Owner
1788 [EA] - 1788 [LA] → Previous owner

The will of the London attorney Joseph Pickering, made in 1787 and proved in 1789, makes no reference to Pickerings but identifies his son as Tobias.

1788 [EA] - 1788 [LA] → Heir
1788 [EA] - 1791 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1812 [EA] - 1833 [LA] → Owner

Possibly owned the plantation at an earlier point.

1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£3,864 9S 2D

Notes

Pickerings was named after the Pickering family who had owned the plantation since 1674.


Sources

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


Estate Information (9)

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1788
[Number of enslaved people] 129(Tot)  
[Size] 356  
 

Tobias Pickering of Middlesex, England, eldest son and heir of Joseph Pickering, mortgaged to John Buckley of England to secure £200 on a plantation already encumbered by debts of £2000 to Alexander Willock and £7000 to Lucy Mary Billingsley, both of England.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1791
[Number of enslaved people] 131(Tot)  
[Size] 356  
 

Alexander Willock of London, England assigned to Lucy Mary Billingsley of Yorkshire, England, a mortgage of £2000 secured on Pickerings, the property of Tobias Pickering.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1809
 

Ward Cadogan appears to have sold the plantation to James Maxwell though it is not clear when Cadogan came into ownership.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1815
[Number of enslaved people] 135(Tot)  
[Size] 338  
 

Chancery Court sale. James Maxwell deceased, the owner of Pickerings at his death in 1812. Bought by Ward Cadogan for £25,646. The land and buildings were appraised @ £40 per acre. The total value of the land was £13,520. The highest valued enslaved male was given as £140, female £130, boys and girls £125. Total value of the enslaved was £11,032.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 165(Tot) 69(F) 96(M)  
[Name] Pickering  
 

Return of William Oxley, Attorney, the property of Ward Cadogan.

 
T71/522 569-73
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 164(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of Charles Cadogan, Attorney, the property of Ward Cadogan. Previously 169 enslaved.

 
T71/532 107-8
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 166(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of William Oxley, Attorney, the property of Ward Cadogan. Previously 164 enslaved.

 
T71/537 233-34
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 164(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of Edward P. Hart, Attorney, the property of Ward Cadogan. NB that the 1829 return was given as being in St Lucy rather than St Peter although it was clearly for the Pickering's estate. Previously 166 enslaved.

 
T71/542 238
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 161(Tot)  
 

Return of Edward P. Hart, Attorney, the property of Ward Cadogan. Return included in St Peter rather than in St Lucy.

 
T71/548 328