Mon Plaisir Estate

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
1787 [EA] - 1799 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1787 [EA] - 1790 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1799 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

In 1799 Marryat bought a mortgage over Grand Roi and Mon Plaisir from Henry Poole (q.v.). He appears to have foreclosed on Grand Roi and eventually taken ownership of it, but ownership of Mon Plaisir remained in the hands of the Marucheau family.

1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Associated Claims (1)

£1,881 15S 11D

Estate Information (7)

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[Number of enslaved people] 103(Tot)  
[Name] Mon Plaisir  

An indenture of 09/01/1799 between Henry Poole of Woodford and Joseph Marryat of New Bridge Street gave background on Mon Plaisir (and Grand Roi): By a deed of 05/03/1787 Marie Mariecheau [sic: this must be Marucheau] and Jean Baptiste Ollivier had mortgaged Grand Roi with 115 enslaved people, Mon Plaisir with 103 enslaved people, and a further 42 enslaved people, to Thomas Harrison of Angel Court and Henry Poole his partner for £20,000 (there was also a balance due on current account of £917 5s) at 6%p.a. Mariecheau [Marucheau] and Ollivier had committed to repay a total of £26,926 5s over the following 8 years. Harrison had died c. 31/12/1791 having assigned his interest in the mortgage to Poole. Four of the 8 instalments were made but the other four were not, and under the deeds of 1799 Joseph Marryat bought the mortgage for the then outstanding balance £16612 8s 2d, of which £6612 8s 2d was paid upfront and £10,000 to be paid over 10 years at 5% (secured also by £20,000 consols placed in trust by Marryat).

This deed has been transcribed by Jim Smith, who gives the reference Grenada Registers of Records Item 3 of the microfilm FHL [1563378], [accessed 24/11/2020].

[Number of enslaved people] 102(Tot)  
[Name] Mon Plasier Estate  

Belonging to or in the lawful possession of Jeanne Charlotte Aquert for the Heirs of Marucheau (Jeanne Charlotte and Marie Catherine Marucheau) and worked upon Mon Plasier Estate.

T71/265 302-304
[Number of enslaved people] 87(Tot) 34(F) 53(M)  
[Name] Mon Plaisir Estate  

Belonging to or in the lawful possession of Jeanne Charlotte Aquart and Marie Catherine Marucheau for the Heirs of Marucheau.

T71/274 56
[Number of enslaved people] 84(Tot) 34(F) 50(M)  
[Name] Mon Plaisir Estate  

Belonging to or in the lawful possession of Belonging to the Heirs of Marrecheaux, proprietors.

T71/285 53
[Number of enslaved people] 74(Tot) 31(F) 43(M)  
[Name] Mon Plaisir Estate  

Belonging to the heirs of Maricheau in the possession of Jeanne Charlotte Aquante and Marie Catherine Maricheau administrators.

T71/299 44
[Number of enslaved people] 71(Tot) 30(F) 41(M)  
[Name] Mon Plaisir Estate  

Belonging to or in the lawful possession of Jeanne Charlotte Aquart, Marie Catherine Marricheau and Modest Aquart as Proprietors

T71/311 139-140
[Number of enslaved people] 69(Tot) 28(F) 41(M)  
[Name] Mon Plaisir  

Belonging to Jeanne Charlotte Aquart, Marie Catharine Marucheau and Modeste Aquart and attached to Mon Plaisir Estate.

T71/317 92-93