Limlair Estate

Estate Details

Associated People (16)

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
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Trustee
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Trustee
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Trustee
1830 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner
- 1834 [LA] → Trustee
- 1817 [EY] → Joint owner
1830 [SY] - → Annuitant
1830 [SY] - 1844 [EY] → Annuitant
1776 [EA] - 1776 [LA] → Owner
1790 [EA] - 1790 [LA] → Not known

Patrick Bartllete [sic] was shown as 'surgeon' on Limair in 1790.

1817 [EA] - 1830 [EY] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner
1822 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trust beneficiary
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1827 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee

Associated Claims (1)

£7,186 12S 6D

Estate Information (8)

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[Number of enslaved people] 157(Tot)  
[Name] None given  
[Crop] Cotton (38,100 pounds)  

Shown in David Beck Ryden ''One of the Finest and Most Fruitful Spots in America': an Analysis of Eighteenth-century Carriacou', Journal of Interdisciplinary History XLIII:4 (Spring 2013) pp. 539-570 Tables 4 and 5.

[Number of enslaved people] 208(Tot)  
[Name] Limlair  

Belonging to or in the lawful possession of George McLean as attorney for P. and J. Bartlet and Dorothea Span.

T71/267 252-255
[Number of enslaved people] 212(Tot) 110(F) 102(M)  
[Name] Limlair Estate  

Belonging to or in the lawful possession of John Dallas as Attorney or Agent for Patrick Bartlet and Dorothea Span Milne.

T71/285 278-279
[Number of enslaved people] 235(Tot) 117(F) 118(M)  
[Name] Limlair Estate  

Belonging to Patrick Bartlet and Dorothea Milne in the possession of Geo. McLean their attorney.

T71/299 321-322
[Name] Limlair  

'It was in his capacity as trustee of a marriage settlement that, in 1827, James William Freshfield, with his fellow trustee, one Alexander Baillie, acquired fifteen slaves from an estate on Union Island for the estate of Linlair [sic] on the Island of Grenada, in the West Indies.' This was almost certainly the Limlair [often transcribed as Sinclair] estate. There is ambiguity as to which of the two Freshfields this was (both were shown as trustees in 1834) but it was probably the older of the two, given that in 1827 James William Freshfield jun. was still a very young partner, aged 26.

Judy Slinn, History of Freshfields (1984), p. 44
[Number of enslaved people] 251(Tot) 127(F) 124(M)  
[Name] Limlair Estate  

Belonging to or in the lawful possession of George McLean as Attorney to Patrick Bartlet and Dorothea Span Milne.

T71/311 37-38
[Number of enslaved people] 267(Tot) 134(F) 133(M)  
[Name] Limlair Estate  

The property of Dorothea Span Milne and in the posssession of George McLean her Attorney.

T71/317 48
[Number of enslaved people] 279(Tot) 140(F) 139(M)  
[Name] Limlair Estate  

Belonging to and worked upon Limlair Estate in the Island of Carriacou the property of Alex. Geo. Milne Junr, Wm. Bartlet and Crawford D. Kerr trustees appointed under the last will and testament of the late Patrick Bartlet and in possession of George McLean, their attorney.

T71/328 113-122