William Gibbes Alleyne I

1738 - 1783


Slave-owner on Barbados, dying there in 1783. He confirmed to his [second] wife his Spring estate which he had settled on her on their marriage, as well as the Black Rock estate and the enslaved people for life and then her to dispose of [i.e. bequeath] it to whichever of 'my family' she saw fit.


Brandow, Genealogies of Barbados Families: From Caribbeana and the Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society pp. 51-2, which gives a precis of his will.

Further Information

(1) Mercy Dottin (2) Elizabeth Lane

Associated Estates (2)

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 [EA] - 1783 [LA] → Previous owner

This is a very tentative association, based only on a suggestion in Hughes-Queree, and not verified by LBS to date.

- 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)

Relationships (2)

Husband → Second Wife
Uncle → Nephew