Forster Hall

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
1747 [EA] - 1771 [LA] → Owner
1771 [EA] - 1781 [LA] → Owner
1781 [EA] - 1803 [LA] → Owner
1803 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£3,730 9S 3D

Notes

Forster Hall was named after Thomas Forster who estbalished the plantation in 1680 with 188 acres in St Joseph and 133 in St John. The Forster family owned the plantation until, through marriage it passed to the Holder family. For this and subsequent developments see evolutions.


Sources

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


Estate Information (13)

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1747
 

Hon. Henry Evans Holder, owner of Joe’s River plantation married Elizabeth Forster. Following her death he married Abel Dudley Alleyne.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1754
 

1754 Anthony Davis of Boston in North America and Elizabeth Davis, his wife, formerly Elizabeth Adams, spinster, of Barbados, daughter of Wm. Adams acting through Michael NcNamara of Barbados, attorney of Davis et al and brother-in-law of Davis, mortgaged to Hon. Henry Evans Holder of St. Joseph a plantation in St. Joseph and St. John formerly part of plantation of Geo. Forster, deceased, 241 acres. In the same year Henry Evans Holder mortgaged to Charles Long of England, £5000 sterling secured on Holder’s plantation called Forster Hall.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1771
 

By the will of Hon. Henry Evans Holder, his widow, Abel Dudley Holder, to live on at Forster Hall. All real estate was bequeathed to his eldest son, Henry Evans Holder

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1781
[Number of enslaved people] 62(Tot)  
[Size] 414  
 

Chancery Court Conveyance: plantation of Henry Evans Holder called Forster Hall in St. Joseph and St. John sold to Benjamin Alleyne Cox of St. Michael. Purchase price £8500 currency.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1803
 

By his will of 1803, Benjamin Alleyne Cox of St. Michael bequeathed 3 plantations to his nephew Thomas Yard, son of his sister Elvira Yard, neé Cox: (1) Forster Hall; (2) Grove in St. George; (3) Cottage in St. George.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 180(Tot) 100(F) 80(M)  
 

Return of John Wood jun., Attorney, the property of Thomas Yard.

 
T71/521 804-7
1818
[Number of enslaved people] 182(Tot)  
[Size] 434  
 

The Balance of Accounts at end of 1817 valued the estate at £5,647 15 10¼d. Stock was listed as 101 cattle, 1 horses, 8 asses.

 
Accounts Ledger 1817-1856 from Cottage, Grove and Forster Hall, Barbados Musuem Library
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 179(Tot)  
 
Accounts Ledger 1817-1856 from Cottage, Grove and Forster Hall, Barbados Musuem Library
1821
[Number of enslaved people] 183(Tot)  
 
Accounts Ledger 1817-1856 from Cottage, Grove and Forster Hall, Barbados Musuem Library
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 178(Tot)  
 

Return of John Wood jun., Attorney, the property of Thomas Yard. Previously 176 enslaved.

 
T71/530 364-65
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 183(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of the property of Thomas Yard by John Wood jun., Attorney. Previously 178 enslaved.

 
T71/537 160
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 180(Tot)  
 

Return of the property of Thomas Yard by John Wood jun., Attorney.

 
T71/543 298-9
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 167(Tot)  
 

Return of the property of Thomas Yard by John Wood jun., Attorney.

 
T71/550 304