Long Bay

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Associated People (6)

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
1778 [SY] - 1844 [EY] → Owner
1817 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Owner

Her brother, Samuel Hall Lord, conveyed his half-share in Long Bay to her in 1817; but this appears to have been a legal device because of his financial and legal difficulties. She re-conveyed her share to him in 1834. See notes on Samuel Lord's association with the estate.

1776 [SY] - 1818 [EY] → Owner

Part-owner: for details see the notes on the association of Long Bay with Samuel Hall Lord.

- 1799 [EY] → Previous owner

See notes on Samuel Hall Lord's association with Long Bay.

1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner

See notes on Samuel Hall Lord's association with Long Bay for details.

1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Executor

Associated Claims (1)

£1,852 12S 1D


The association of the Lord family with Long Bay (and with the Pool estate) is a little complex. The Lord family had owned Long Bay 'since the C18th' according to a family historian. Samuel Lord's parents, John Lord (?-1799) and Bathsheba Lord (c.1747-1820), had owned it. The property was to be divided between Samuel and his brother, John Thomas, on the death of their mother. However, in 1809 there was a conveyance of Long Bay from Bathsheba Lord to Samuel and John Thomas in exchange for an annuity so long as she lived. In 1817 Samuel Lord conveyed to his sister, Elizabeth Sarsfield Lord, his half-share in Long Bay (and his half-share in the Pool estate) in exchange for £35,000. This was possibly because Samuel faced charges of perjury and forgery at the time, though he was cleared of the charges by 1820. And there is no evidence that Elizabeth actually paid any of the £35,000. In any event, the half-shares were re-conveyed to Samuel by Elizabeth in 1834.
John Thomas Lord died in 1818, leaving his half-share in Long Bay (and also his half-share in Pool) to his son, John. However, as John died in 1821 (aged 14 and in ‘mysterious circumstances’), the half-shares in Long Bay and Pool went to Samuel and his daughters, Elizabeth and Frances. However, 1826 Elizabeth died; Frances, a minor, thus owned 2/3 of a half-share of both Long Bay and Pool while Samuel owned 1/3 of a half-share. The remaining half-share owned by Samuel’s sister, Elizabeth Sarsfield until 1834 when she re-conveyed the property. Hence, Samuel became the owner of 2/3 and Frances 1/3 of the estates.
In 1840 Frances married Captain Charles Trolllope, later General Sir Charles Trollope, the younger son of Sir John Trollope of Casewick, Lincolnshire. Frances agreed to relinquish her rights in Long Bay and Pool in return for an annuity of £1,000 p.a.. But Samuel never paid this; and after his death litigation led to the Trollopes getting possession of Long Bay and Pool after purchasing outstanding interests from mortgagees in 1847.


Colonel A. H. Wightwick Haywood, 'Sam Lord and his Castle' in James C. Brandow Genealogies of Barbados Families (1983), pp. 388-401. [Originally in the Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, XXX (1963), pp. 114-26. The author was Samuel Lord's great-grandson.]

Estate Information (5)

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[Number of enslaved people] 74(Tot) 33(F) 41(M)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of Mrs Bathsheba Lord, her own property.

T71/521 458-59
[Number of enslaved people] 95(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  

Return of Samuel H. Lord, Executor, the property of Bathsheba Lord, deceased. Previously 91 enslaved.

T71/530 121
[Number of enslaved people] 87(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of Samuel Hall Lord, Executor, the property of the Estate of Bathsheba Lord, deceased. Previously 95 enslaved.

T71/536 293-4
[Number of enslaved people] 86(Tot)  

Return of Samuel Hall Lord, Executor, the property of the Estate of Bathsheba Lord, deceased.

T71/544 306
[Number of enslaved people] 95(Tot)  

Note that Samuel Lord filed the return as Executor of his parents, John and Bathsheba Lord, though John had died in 1799 and Bathsheba in 1820.

T71/549 296