Estate Details

Associated People (3)

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
Previous owner
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Administratrix
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£1,899 4S 3D

Estate Information (5)

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[Number of enslaved people] 164(Tot) 86(F) 78(M)  
[Name] Wilcox  

Return of Elizabeth Hinds Trotman, Administratrix, the property of the Estate of John Trotman, deceased.

T71/521 255-59
[Number of enslaved people] 88(Tot)  

Return of John Rycroft Best, his own property. No previous return.
The total given - 88 enslaved - appears to be a miscalculation in the Register. The register shows:
Purchased of William Oxley, Master in Chancery, the property of the Estate of John Trotman, deceased: 194 enslaved; 1 birth. Thus total increase = 195 (given correctly). Of these, 79 were 'sent to Blackmans'; 1 death; sales to: E. Pinheiro (1), Jas. Bartlett (1), Eliz. Trotman (2). The net was thus 111 enslaved.

See also the return of Elizabeth Hinds Trotman, Administratrix of the estate of John Trotman, deceased which shows the sales of enslaved to John R. Best: T71/536, pp. 177-82.

T71/536 10-15
[Number of enslaved people] 88(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of John Rycroft Best, his own property.

T71/544 17
[Number of enslaved people] 96(Tot)  

Return of J. R. Best, his own property.

T71/549 16
[Name] Wilcox  
[Size] 212  

Listed in Christ Church, property of Watson.

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