Lancaster

Estate Details


Associated People (6)

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
- 1734 [EY] → Owner
1766 [EA] - 1803 [LA] → Owner
1766 [EA] - 1766 [LA] → Seller
1790 [EA] - 1803 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

End date of mortgage holding not known. 1803 is approximate.

1803 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£4,109 2S 8D
This is probably the associated claim.

Notes

The Lancaster plantation lay in the parishes of St James and St Thomas.
From 1674-1766 the plantation was owned by the Barwick family. In 1733-35 Samuel Barwick, who had been President of the Council in 1731 and acting Governor, died and bequeathed his plantations – Pine, The Belle and Lancaster – to his sons, William and Samuel Barwick. William of St James then sold to Samuel of St Michael, the Lancaster plantation for £12,500. The estate of 379 acres included a dwelling house, windmill and boiling house. There were 196 enslaved people.


Sources

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


Estate Information (10)

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1766
[Number of enslaved people] 99(Tot)  
[Size] 431  
 

Joseph Osborne Bruce of St. James and his wife Jane Bruce, née Barwick the only child and heir of Samuel Barwick deceased, Anthony Laroque of St. James and his wife Frances Laroque, formerly the wife of Samuel Barwick, deceased, née Adams, daughter of Conrade Adams the elder, deceased, sold to William Ford of St. Peter, merchant, for £22,475, the Lancaster plantation of 431 acres. There were 99 enslaved people.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1790
[Number of enslaved people] 209(Tot)  
[Size] 408  
 

William Ford, owner of Lancaster plantation, had incurred debts on the plantation: £382 to James Conrade Bruce et al, sons of Joseph O. Bruce; £1,017 to Robert Ewing; £2,772 to William Moore. Ford then mortgaged the estate to Thomas Daniel of Bristol to pay the debts.

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

John Alleyne Beckles bought the plantation in Chancery Court Sale from John Arthur Chase, one of the Masters-in-Chancery for £25,750.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 222(Tot) 123(F) 99(M)  
 

Return of John Alleyne Beckles, his own property.

 
T71/522 17-23
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 266(Tot)  
 

Return of John A. Beckles, his own property. Previously 244 enslaved.

 
T71/531 260-61
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 241(Tot)  
 

Return of John A. Beckles, his own property. Previously 266 enslaved. Of the enslaved 21 were taken to the Bay Estate.

 
T71/538 131-33
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 232(Tot)  
[Size] 484  
 

Hon. John Alleyne Beckles sold Lancaster to Edward Lake Hinds for £40,000. [Hughes-Queree give the date as 1830 but the 1829 Slave Register entry shows that Hinds had already bought the enslaved from Beckles.]

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 227(Tot)  
[Name] Lancaster  
 

Return of Edward Lake Hinds, his own property. 231 of the enslaved were purchased from John Alleyne Beckles. (There were also births/deaths.)

 
T71/542 152-58
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 191(Tot)  
 

Return of Edward Lake Hinds, his own property.

 
T71/551 157-8
1840
[Size] 480  
 

The Executors of Edward Lake Hinds, deceased, sold Lancaster to Henry Alleyne for £30,000.

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