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
1804 [SY] - 1828 [LA] → Joint owner
- 1804 [EY] → Owner

Walter Maynard left the Gingerland estate in 1804 to his sons Walter, William and James, except that if his son Walter completed (as he appears to have done) the purchase of the New River estate, the Gingerland estate would pass only to William and James.

1804 [SY] - → Joint owner
- 1792 [EY] → Mortgage Holder


Estate owned by Walter Maynard the elder (q.v.) at his death c. 1804, not currently identified in the compensation records but possibly the unnamed estate for which William Maynard claimed unsucessfully for compensation under Nevis No. 42.


  1. Will of Walter Maynard of Island of Nevis proved 12/07/1804, PROB 11/1411/153.

Estate Information (7)

What is this?

[Name] Gingerland  

An elaborate power of attorney dated 07/03/1794 from George Lee, George Ewing and Thomas Latham (the assignees of John Lane, Thomas Fraser and Thomas Boylston, trading as Lane, Fraser); Sir William Curtis, James Daniell and John Sowerby (assignees of Alexander Willock); and James, John and Joseph Kirkpatrick bankers of Newport [Isle of Wight] to William Priddie and Thomas Tuckett set out the elaborate web of financial ties between Lane, Fraser and Alexander Willock, and in turn the history of mortgages over the New River and Gingerland estates of the Maynard family on Nevis and over the Convent estate of Hubert Guichard Mercer on St Kitts. Under an agreement of 30/08/1784, Alexander Willock accepted bills of exchange for Lane, Fraser and jointly with the two partners provided bonds for £20,000 and £2000 to secure loans to Lane, Fraser, of £10,000 from Thomas Boylston and £1000 from Hannah Urquhart. Lane, Fraser were owed £8727 6s 1d by Hon. Walter Maynard, Josiah Maynard of Malton Yorkshire and Ann Maynard, secured on New River and Gingerland; those estates were also subject to mortgages held from Culling Smith for £5000 and £6000, which were transferred to the Kirkpatricks under a deed of 29 and 30/06/1792 (while an apparently separate amount of £6500 over New River was repaid by Lane, Fraser to Culling Smith) after the Kirkpatricks had agreed to lend Lane, Fraser £10,000, of which £8000 had been disbursed. Separately, Hubert Guichard Mercer owed Lane, Fraser £11,239 5s 4d secured on Convent estate on St Kitts. The power of attorney appointed Priddie and Tuckett to pursue both sets of debtors on behalf of the assignees and creditors in Britain. Common Records 1794-1797, British Library, EAP794/1/1/25, pp. 217-238.

Common Records 1794-1797, British Library, EAP794/1/1/25, pp. 217-238.
[Number of enslaved people] 138(Tot)  
[Name] Gingerland  

Return of James Maynard, owner; returned by William Maynard

T71/364 127-129
[Number of enslaved people] 129(Tot)  
[Name] Gingerland  

Return of William and James Maynard, joint owners

T71/365 79-80
[Number of enslaved people] 120(Tot)  
[Name] Gingerland  

Return of William Maynard and James Maynard, joint owners

T71/366 122
[Number of enslaved people] 128(Tot)  
[Name] Gingerland  

Return of William Maynard, James Maynard, and Mrs William Maynard, joint owners

T71/367 55-56
[Number of enslaved people] 128(Tot) 65(F) 63(M)  
[Name] Gingerland  

Return of William Maynard, owner

T71/368 143
[Number of enslaved people] 115(Tot)  
[Name] Ginger Land  

Return of William Maynard, owner; 8 enslaved people were 'transferred to Mrs W Maynard, the lawful owner'

T71/369 83-84