Spring

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
- 1783 [EY] → Owner

It appears that the Spring estate settled by William Gibbes Alleyne I on his wife Elizabeth and confirmed in his will was the Spring estate in St James (rather than the Spring estate in St Thomas)

Tenant-for-life

The estate was settled on Elizabeth Alleyne nee Lane on her marriage to William Gibbes Alleyne I.

1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£4,229 10S 10D

Notes

According to Hughes-Queree, following James Brandow, Genealogies of Barbados families (1983), p. 32, in 1753 William Gibbes left to his wife the Spring, Blackrock and Small Hope estates, with Spring or Blackrock to be passed on to their grandson William Gibbes Alleyne. In 1761, a marriage settlement with Mercy Dottin, daughter of the Hon. John Dottin, specifying the plantation of William Gibbes Alleyne: 190 acres and 78 enslaved. It was then left in 1783 to Alleyne's second wife, Elizabeth Lane. It is not clear what happened between then and Walcott's ownership by 1817.


Sources

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


Estate Information (8)

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1817
[Number of enslaved people] 146(Tot) 81(F) 65(M)  
[Name] Spring  
 

Return of Robert John Walcott, the joint property of himself and Elizabeth Walcott.

 
T71/522 106-9
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 144(Tot)  
 

Return of Robert John Walcott, the joint property of himself and Elizabeth Walcott.

 
T71/526 131-4
1822
[Number of enslaved people] 154(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
[Size] 281  
 

In a Levy Book list for St James, Barbados, 1822, Walcott was listed as owning 154 enslaved and 281 acres of land. The name of the estate (or estates) was not given. It is probable that this was (a) the same Walcott - the name in the Levy book is given as Robert Walcott junior and (b) that it referred to the same estate as this one.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. RB9/3/7. Levy Book list for St James, Barbados, 1822.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 147(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of Robert John Walcott, his own property. Previously 144 enslaved.

 
T71/531 306-7
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 146(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of Robert John Walcott, his own property.

 
T71/538 192-3
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 185(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of Robert John Walcott, his own property.

 
T71/542 195-7
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 180(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of Robert John Walcott, his own property.

 
T71/551 185-6
1913
[Name] Spring  
[Size] 532  
 

Listed in St James, property of Walcott.

 
Barbados 1913 list from the Hughes-Quere indexes transcribed at https://creolelinks.com/1913-barbados-plantation-owners-names.html.