Estate Details

Associated People (3)

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
1751 [SY] - 1757 [EY] → Overseer
1754 [SY] - 1784 [EY] → Owner
1750 [EA] - 1754 [EY] → Owner

Estate Information (2)

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[Name] Egypt  

Acquired by John Cope on the death of his father-in-law William Dorrill (who bequeathed the estate to his natural children Thomas and Mary, Mary having married John Cope the previous year).

Douglas Hall, In miserable slavery: Thomas Thistlewood in Jamaica, 1750-1786 (Mona, Jamaica, 1999) pp. 23-24
[Name] Egypt  

Sold by John Cope for "a mere" £8,300, "a humiliating public embarrassment for the custos of the parish."

Trevor Burnard, Mastery, Tyranny and Desire: Thomas Thistlewood and his Slaves in the Anglo-Jamaican World (Chapel Hill, 2004) p. 51