Ashbury

Estate Details


Associated People (5)

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
1774 [SY] - → Other

Co-guarantor with William Forbes of a mortgage taken out by Francis Bell over Homes and Lemon Harbour estates in 1774.

1784 [EA] - 1806 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1802 [EA] - 1806 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£3,911 1S 3D

Notes

  1. Originally Horne’s estate and established from 1674 and in the hands of Col. John Horne. By 1721 it was owned by James Gohier, a London merchant, whose son (also John) was living in Barbados. In James Gohier's will he appears to refer to this estate as 'Clift' and left his wife and daughter interests in the produce of the Clift estate subject to an annuity of £800 p.a. to Col. Thomas Horne (who was also his son-in-law): he left another estate in the Island of Providence [sic, presumably Rhode Island] to his son, also James [Will of James Grohier merchant London of Island of Barbados proved 24/03/1724, PROB 11/596/257].

  2. The estate - of approximately 315 acres - was still owned by the Nurse family in 1913.


Sources

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

  2. According to Creole links.


Estate Information (12)

What is this?

1768
[Size] 309  
 

By 1768 owned by William Forbes.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1773
 

Bought from Forbes by Francis Ball [= Bell].

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1774
[Mortgage] 01/06/1774  
 

121,000 guilders for Francis Bell for his two estates on Barbados then known as 'Homes' [possibly = Horns, which also came into the Nurse family] and 'Lemon Harbour', valued together at £24,292 (267,211 guilders) negotiated through Balthasar van Homrigh of Amsterdam, to run for 10 years at 5%. Guaranteed by William Forbes and James Ballmer in London and by Balthasar van Homrigh in Amsterdam.

Charles Wilson, Anglo-Dutch Commerce & Finance in the Eighteenth Century p. 184.

1784
 

Bought in Chancery Court by Francis Reece in trust for John Prettyjohn who was attorney of Balthazar van Hormigh who held a large mortgage on the plantation.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1802
 

Bought by John Nurse, owner of Todd’s plantation for £17,000.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1805
[Size] 310  
 

Unsuccessful attempt by Cholmely Outram to have plantation escheated to the Crown on the ground that it was the property of an enemy alien, Van Hormigh, who held a large mortgage.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1806
 

John Nurse paid van Hormigh £7,250 representing capital and interest of a mortgage by Francis Bell to William Forbes which Forbes had assigned to van Hormigh.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 106(Tot) 59(F) 47(M)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of John Henry Nurse, his own property. [This almost certainly refers to this estate.]

 
T71/520 756-58
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 144(Tot)  
 

Return of John Henry Nurse, his own property. Previously 104 enslaved.

 
T71/531 86-8
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 182(Tot)  
 

Return of William Sharp, Attorney, the property of John Henry Nurse. Previous return showed 144 enslaved.

 
T71/535 346-7
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 171(Tot)  
[Name] Ashbury  
 

Return of John Henry Nurse, his own property.

 
T71/543 69-70
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 172(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of John Henry Nurse, his own property.

 
T71/550 80-1