Woodland

Estate Details


Associated People (7)

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
Other

"conditional deed of gift" to Barbara Newton

- 1723 [EY] → Owner
1816 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1825 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Other

Higginson acted as merchant intermediary in buying the plantation from Jones and selling it on to Lovell.

1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Not known
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£2,392 9S 4D

Notes

Between 1635 and 1788 the plantation had been laid out and owned by various families. It was also known from the early C18th to the end of the century as "Bate's" plantation.

1654: Thomas Cooper of London, England, merchant, sold to Francis Raynes for 135,000 lbs of muscovado sugar ½ of plantation where Raynes now lived, 129 acres, St. George & St. John, 8 bondservants, being 4 Englishmen, 1 Englishwoman and 3 Scotsmen, 38 enslaved.

1662: Conditional Deed of Gift. Francis Raynes to Barbara Newton wife of Samuel Newton. Raynes retained the right to revoke gift at will. (1) Plantation of 129 acres, St. George & St. John; (2) Plantation bought by Raynes from Richard Newbold, 100 acres, St. John. 7 “Christian servants”, 105 enslaved.

1680: Francis Raynes. Bequeathed to Sarah Bate, wife of Richard Bate and daughter of Samuel Newton & Barbara Newton, (1) “Newbold’s plantation”, 100 acres, St. John, (2) 134 acres, St. George & St. John.

1723: William Bate of Derbyshire, England, son and heir of Sarah Bate, deceased, the late wife of Richard Bate of Barbados, deceased and daughter of Samuel & Barbara Newton of Barbados, both deceased, sold to George Newport of London, England, merchant for £5,000, the plantation formerly the property of Francis Raynes, deceased, 144 acres, St. George & St. John, 76 enslaved. Newport appointed John Miller of Barbados his attorney.

1725: George Newport had really being acting for John Miller in the purchase from William Bate. The plantation was Miller’s property.

1742: Marriage settlement. John Miller of St. George married Katherine Egerton, widow of Robert Egerton and grandchild of Katherine Polgreen. John Miller’s plantation called “Bate’s”, 140 acres, St. George & St. John, 104 enslaved.

1788: John Miller, deceased, 179 acres – for sale.
1794: Benjamin Collins stated to be owner of Bate’s plantation.


Sources

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


Estate Information (10)

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1794
[Name] Bate's  
 

Benjamin Collins stated to be owner of Bate’s plantation.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1816
 

By 1816 Humphrey Jones was the owner. In 1816 he incurred £3,675 damage [in Bussa's rebellion].

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 107(Tot) 68(F) 39(M)  
[Name] Woodland  
 

Return of Humphrey Jones, his own property.

 
T71/520 732-4
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 83(Tot)  
 

Return of Humphrey Jones, his own property. Jones purchased all 83 enslaved from John Cobham. The return is possibly confusing as Jones is recorded as having been the owner of enslaved at Woodland since 1816.

 
T71/531 64-5
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 82(Tot)  
[Size] 180  
 

In 1825 Humphrey Jones of St. George sold to John Higginson of St. Michael, merchant, for £22,500, the Woodland plantation in St George and St John.. Higginson then sold to the Rev. Edward Lovell of St Michael, the plantation and the enslaved for £22,500, of which £10,500 was paid and £12,000 remained as a mortgage.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1826
 

Return of William Henry Hutchinson, capacity not specified, the property of Humphrey Jones, an invalid. Previous return had shown 83 enslaved; among the changes: 80 enslaved sold to John Higginson. Net increase 87, net decrease, 87.
See also separate returns for Humphrey Jones in 1829 and 1832.

 
T71/535 323-5
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 80(Tot)  
 

Return of John Wood junior, Attorney, the property of Edward Lovell. No previous return. 79 of the enslaved had been purchased from John Higginson.

 
T71/535 335-7
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 96(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of Edward Lovell, his own property.

 
T71/543 56
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 104(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of Edward Lovell, his own property.

 
T71/550 191
1834
[Number of enslaved people] 109(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of Edward Lovell, his own property.

 
T71/557 146-8