Estate Details

Associated People (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
- 1809 [EY] → Owner
1825 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Owner

In his will made in 1826 but proved in 1831, John Laidlaw said he had contracted for and purchased the Wall House estate and the enslaved people on it, but that the estate had not yet been conveyed to him.

Associated Claims (1)

£2,692 18S 11D

Estate Information (6)

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[Number of enslaved people] 137(Tot) 69(F) 68(M)  
[Name] Wall House Estate  

Return of John Gillon, deceased owner; returned by Robert Reid who is in possession of the estate 'under Mr. Gillon's last will.' St. George.

T71/338 176-180
[Number of enslaved people] 133(Tot) 67(F) 66(M)  
[Name] Wall House  

Returned by William Humphreys, manager for John Gillon, owner. St. George.

T71/349 143 - 144
[Number of enslaved people] 116(Tot) 59(F) 57(M)  
[Name] Wall House Estate  

Return of John Gillon, deceased owner; returned by William Humphrey as attorney. St. George.

T71/358 107
[Number of enslaved people] 170(Tot) 89(F) 81(M)  
[Name] Wall House  

Returned by William Bissese as manager for John Laidlaw, owner; Laidlaw purchased the estate and the 107 enslaved people who were attached to it from William Humphrey, attorney of the former owner [no first name given] Gillon; the enslaved were 'delivered over' on 16 Nov. 1825; Laidlaw also purchased 63 enslaved people, who were removed from the Mount Pleasant Estate in St. George on 30 Nov. 1825. St. George.

T71/359 92-99
[Number of enslaved people] 169(Tot) 87(F) 82(M)  
[Name] Wall House  

Returned by John Laidlaw, owner; 15 of the enslaved formerly belonged to Cachecrow Estate in the parish of St. Mark and were purchased from Frederic Bellot, executor of [first name not given] Titre deceased; the decrease list shows the cause of death; includes a full return of the enslaved. St. George.

T71/361 187-193
[Number of enslaved people] 152(Tot) 78(F) 74(M)  
[Name] Wall House Estate  

Return of John Laidlaw, deceased owner; returned by Dugald S. Laidlaw, executor. This entry includes the names of enslaved children's mothers. Cause of death is given for the 37 enslaved people who had died. St. George.

T71/363 85-87