Joes River

Estate Details


Associated People (9)

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
Owner
1790 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder
1790 [EA] - 1802 [LA] → Owner

Holder's ownership predates 1790.

1790 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

See 1792 evolution for other Daniels involved.

1815 [EA] - 1818 [LA] → Owner
1815 [EA] - → Other
1818 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner

Sold almost all the enslaved he had owned - total of 240 at the 1823 return - in Chancery.

1820 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner

See 1825-1826 evolutions for the involvement of the firm of Barton, Irlam & Higginson.

1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£5,705 8S 4D

Notes

Originally established on land bought by John Jay in 1653, by 1661 John Holder (c.1611- ) had acquired the land in St Joseph. The Holder family owned the estate throughout the C18th.

'Lease and release', referred to in a number of evolutions, was the lease (tenancy) of non-tenanted property by its owner followed by a release (relinquishment) of the landlord's interest in the property. This sequence of transactions was commonly used to transfer full title to real estate under real property law. It was a common legal device before 1845.


Sources

Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations; for a detailed guide to 'Lease and Release' see University of Nottingham, Mss. and Special Collections


Estate Information (11)

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1790
[Mortgage] 00/00/0000  
 

Mortgaged to Hon. Francis Ford of St, Michael by Rev. Henry Evans Holder of St. Joseph. (460 acres and 160 enslaved). This mortgage was to secure £26,500 the purchase price of Codrington plantation which Holder bought from Ford. However, later in the same year Holder reconveyed Codrington to Ford at a loss of £2000 and was released from the mortgage.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1792
[Mortgage] 00/00/0000  
 

In 1792, Rev. Henry Evans Holder mortgaged to Thomas Daniel, snr, and Thomas Daniel jnr both of Bristol, England and John Daniel of London, England, £8000 sterling secured on (1) Joes River and (2) Grazettes.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1795
 

Rev. Henry Evans Holder, formerly of Barbados but now of Harley St, Cavendish Sq, Middlesex, England, late prisoner in the debtor’s prison, the Fleet, but now released by an Act of Parliament freeing certain debtors. Debts £8882 sterling to Thomas Daniel et al, £2500 sterling to other creditors. Debt secured by mortgages on Joes River. In 1815 Henry Evans Holder III removed to England where he died in 1818. He sold his Barbados properties before his death, but no conveyances have been found by Hughes-Queree.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1815
 

In 1815, 6 and 7 October, a 'Lease & Release' on the estate by William Henry Evans Holder to Henry Sealy though there was a mortgage, 11 October 1815, by which Henry Sealy and his wife, Elizabeth Jane Sealy mortgaged Joe's River to the Hon. William Henry Evans Holders to secure £17,500 for Joes River with interest which had been purchased 1 July 1815.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 234(Tot) 123(F) 111(M)  
 

Return of Henry Sealy, his own property.

 
T71/521 784-90
1818
 

In 1818, 20-22 April: Lease & Release: Henry Sealy to Thomas Ostreham of Joes River plantation subject to £34,000 balance of purchase money. In these days there was also a Covenant of Henry Sealy to Thomas Ostreham to try to discover the person or persons to whom a debt of £14,000 was due by Henry Sealy to representatives of Henry Evans Holder who had sold Joes River to him. A further Lease & Release of 22nd April by Thomas Ostrehan and his wife Mary Ford Ostrehan to Henry Sealy to secure £34,000.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1825
 

A Mortgage of 30 April 1825: Thomas Ostrehan to Sir William Barton et al of Joes River and enslaved to secure £8160 and £10,000.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 249(Tot)  
 

No previous return. 238 enslaved were purchased in Chancery, 15 of Thos A. Jones and there were 7 births. There were also 11 deaths.
See also return of Thomas Ostreham on pp. 131-38 which shows the sales in Chancery.

 
T71/537 100-107
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 239(Tot)  
[Size] 490  
 

Chancery Court Conveyance. In 1820 Thomas Ostrehan, owner of Joes River plantation gave mortgage of £10,000 sterling to Barton, Irlam & Higginson. Chancery proceedings to recover capital and interest commenced in 1825. The plantation was sold by William Oxley, a Master-in-Chancery to John Higginson for £34,000 sterling. The land and buildings were appraised @ £52 per acre - a total of £25,791. Court costs were £1184. Of the 239 enslaved the highest valued male adult was at £130; the total value of the enslaved was £12,835.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 238(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of Richard Deane, Attorney, the property of John Higginson.

 
T71/543 232-33
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 243(Tot)  
 

Return of Richard Deane, Attorney, the property of John Higginson.

 
T71/550 263-4