Coverley

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Associated People (2)

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
1816 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£3,885 16S 3D

Notes

The Coverley plantation in Christ Church first appears in 1638 when Thomas Coverley was in a list of owners of 10 acres or more. By 1654 it was in the hands of the Frere family (initially Capt John and then his son Tobias). It remained in the ownership of the Frere family until at least 1764. By 1816 (and possibly earlier) it had been bought by Abel Rous Dottin.


Sources

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


Estate Information (5)

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1817
[Number of enslaved people] 151(Tot) 83(F) 68(M)  
[Name] Caverleys  
 

Return of John Rycroft Best, Attorney, the property of Abel Rous Dottin.

 
T71/521 80-84
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 162(Tot)  
 

Return of John Rycroft Best, Attorney, the property of Abel Rous Dottin. Previously 159 enslaved.

 
T71/529 685
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 170(Tot)  
 

Return of John Rycroft Best, Attorney, the property of Abel Rous Dottin. Previously 162 enslaved.

 
T71/536 48
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 175(Tot)  
 

Return of John Rycroft Best, Attorney, the property of Abel Rous Dottin.

 
T71/544 65-6
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 182(Tot)  
 

Return of John Rycroft Best, Attorney, the property of Abel Rous Dottin.

 
T71/549 56-7