Carringtons

Estate Details


Associated People (4)

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
1780 [EA] - → Owner
1809 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

The estate appears to have been settled on George Carrington as part of his marriage settlement with Anna Maria Parris in 1809.

1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£5,458 15S 7D

Notes

Originally established by 1680 by John Johnson. 302 acres. In 1701, John Stewart of St. Philip, administrator of the estate of John Johnson, and Stewart's wife, Elizabeth Stewart, daughter of John Johnson, sold to Hugh Agnew of St. Michael, a plantation in St. Philip of 277 acres and with 47 enslaved people. By 1725, under a marriage settlement, Nathaniel Carrington, son and heir of Paul Carrington (late of St. Philip, deceased), and about to marry Mary Howell, daughter of John Howell of St. John: 2/3 of St Philip plantation being 225 acres, the remaining 1/3 (112 acres) being the dower of Hanningham Carrington, widow of Paul Carrington. At this point there were 73 enslaved people.


Sources

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


Estate Information (11)

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1772
[Name] Carrington  
 

In his will made 29/04/1772 and proved in London 04/09/1773, Francis Ford left an estate called Carrington to his son, also Francis. This appears inconsistent with other evidence about Carringtons and might refer to a different estate..

1780
 

David Parris, a major landowner of the last quarter of the 18th century, married a member of the Carrington family, the daughter of the owner of Carrington. Parris then bought the plantation. According to Hughes-Queree, at his death in 1796 it reverted either by sale or bequest to George Carrington. However (1) the George Carrington associated with the compensation claim for the estate was born in 1782 so either he inherited it at the age of 14 or possibly the George Carrington was his father or other relative; (2) the David Parris whose will was proved in 1796 was David Parris the younger, son of David Parris of Barbados, and half-brother or step-brother of Anna Maria Carrington nee Parris, and owner of the Harrison's estate on Barbados: his will makes no mention of Carrington estate. The 'Finding Aid for the Bound Manuscripts Collection, 1977' for the UCLA Special Collections shows
'MSS no: 170/165: 1-3 Carrington's Planatations, Barbados, W.I. Accounts (1810-1855). **Includes journal entries for the four Carrington sugar plantations [Chapel, Haggat's, Valley and Harrison's] of David Parris and his heirs, Anna Maria Carrington, wife of George Carrington, and Paul Carrington Parris. Physical Description: Manuscript. 3 vol.'

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1792
 

Sarah Eleanor Lynch and Mary Lynch of St. Michael, spinsters, sold to David Parris the Pashfield plantation in St. Philip and Christ Church. It was of 186 acres and with 66 enslaved. (The sale price was £12,500 currency.) Parris incorporated Pashfield into Carringtons.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1809
[Size] 542  
 

By 1809 George Carrington appears to be the owner (though possibly earlier).

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

There was £1,346 worth of damage in Bussa's rebellion according to the House of Assembly Report of 1818.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 252(Tot) 141(F) 111(M)  
[Name] Valley  
 

Return of John Rycroft Best, Attorney, the property of George Carrington. NB that the name was given as 'Valley' when it clearly refers to Carringtons. (This is based on a comparison of the names of the enslaved in the two returns for 1817 and 1820.)

 
T71/521 348-54
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 248(Tot)  
 

Return of John Rycroft Best, Attorney, the property of George Carrington.

 
T71/525 394-400
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 261(Tot)  
 

Return of John Rycroft Best, Attorney, the property of George Carrington. Previously 248 enslaved.

 
T71/530 45-6
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 266(Tot)  
 

Return of John Rycroft Best, Attorney, the property of George Carrington.

 
T71/536 222-23
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 250(Tot)  
 

Return of Edward Thomas, Attorney, the property of George Carrington.

 
T71/544 231-3
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 251(Tot)  
 

Return of Edward Thomas, Attorney, the property of George Carrington.

 
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