Hampton Court

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:

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  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Other

In the possession of John Bolton, for the late firm of Bolton & Littledale

1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Associated Claims (2)

£23,024 6S 5D
£964 3S 0D

Estate Information (3)

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[Number of enslaved people] 340(Tot) 162(F) 178(M)  
[Name] Hampton Court  

In lawful possession of John Bolton for the late firm of Bolton & Littledale (signed by Edward Davson, attorney of John Bolton).

T71/415 782-790
[Number of enslaved people] 446(Tot) 206(F) 240(M)  
[Name] Hampton Court  

Belonging to Pln Hampton Court in lawful possession of John Lane attorney [signed by John Lane].

T71/433 1952-1962
[Name] Hampton Court  
[Size] 2990  
[Crop] 1800 tons sugar  

In 1883, the estate belonged to the Colonial Company, amalgamated with Walton Hall, Devonshire Castle, Hampton Court and Windsor Castle. Ibid., Footnote 3, p. 85: the author explains further that Hampton Court belonged to the Baillie family 1828-1867, when it was bought by the Colonial Company. Devonshire Castle and Windsor Castle were added in 1876, after their purchase from McGarel & Hogg and Pollard, respectively. The output was 2000 hogsheads (1800 tpa). In 1881 the Census showed 594 'natives of the colony' and 949 'Asiatics'; but the Immigration Returns of the same date 'which are likely to be more correct' show that there were 724 unindentured and 644 indentured 'Asiatics' located upon it. 1277 acres in cane; 40 plantains, 1673 fallow.

Walter Rodney (ed.), Guyanese Sugar Plantations in the late Nineteenth Century: a contemporary description from the Argosy (Georgetown, Guyana, Reslease Publishers, 1979) pp. 17-18.

Walter Rodney (ed.), Guyanese Sugar Plantations pp. 17-18