Saddle Hill

Estate Details


Associated People (10)

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
- 1792 [EY] → Previous owner
1792 [EA] - 1792 [LA] → Owner
1792 [EA] - 1792 [LA] → Annuitant
1817 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

In 1817 William Ewart, William Calton [sic] and other had a claim for £15,000 secured on Saddle Hill.

1822 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Executor
1822 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Previous owner
1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Other
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Other
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Receiver

Associated Claims (1)

£1,899 11S 2D

Estate Information (8)

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1792
[Number of enslaved people] 88(Tot)  
[Name] Saddle Hill  
[Size] 153  
 

'Deeds in the Nevis Courthouse record that on 2 July 1783 Saddle Hill Estate, formerly owned by Hon. John Dasent, and Clay Gut Estate were put up for sale by the Provost Marshall on Nevis. Herbert bid for the plantations and became the owner. Alone that summary would be perfectly clear but another document records a different transaction on 22 September 1792. In this source Francis Williams Sanders of Greys [sic] Inn and his mother Elizabeth Sanders sold and assigned Saddle Hill plantation, of 153 acres, to Herbert for an annuity of £160 sterling to the son and £50 Nevis currency to the mother. Elsewhere in the document it gives the acreage as 135 and notes there were 88 slaves. It is believed that a Thomas Williams, who appears to have owned land at Saddle Hill and who died in 1766, left part of his estate to a John Williams Sanders, the father of Francis.'

David Small Montpelier Estate St John Figtree Nevis Contrasting Legacies on a Sugar Plantation (2010) p. 23.

 
https://seis.bristol.ac.uk/~emceee/montpelierhistory.pdf p.23
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 117(Tot) 75(F) 42(M)  
[Name] Saddle Hill  
 

Return of Mrs. Martha Williams, owner; returned by A. H. [sp?] Hamilton ['Mrs Martha Williams' is presumed to refer to Mrs Martha Williams Hamilton, shown as previous owner in subsequent Registers.]

 
T71/364 145-147
1822
[Number of enslaved people] 115(Tot)  
[Name] Saddle Hill  
 

Return of Magnus Morton, in possession

 
T71/365 215-216
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 116(Tot)  
[Name] Saddle Hill  
 

Return of Mrs Martha W Hamilton deceased owner; returned by Magnus Morton as executor

 
T71/366 180
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 19(Tot)  
[Name] Saddle Hill  
 

Return of Mrs Martha W Hamilton deceased, owner; returned by F J Galpine

 
T71/367 177-178
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 114(Tot) 70(F) 44(M)  
[Name] Saddle Hill  
 

Return of Mrs Martha Williams Hamilton deceased, owner; returned by William Henry Rawlins

 
T71/368 204-205
1834
[Number of enslaved people] 111(Tot)  
[Name] Saddle Hill  
 

Return of James Davoren , Receiver in Chancery; returned by W H Rawlins

 
T71/369 204-205
1836
[Size] 134  
 

All that plantation or estate, called Saddle Hill situate, lying, and being in the parish of Saint John, Fig Tree... containing about 94 acres of cane land, and almost 40 acres of pasture land, together with a dwelling house, in tolerable repair, cattle mill and sugar works, in good order, 41 horned cattle, 3 mules, 17 sheep, plantation implements and utensils, and the unexpired term of apprenticeship of 14 male praedials, 27 female praedials, 10 boys praedials, 15 girls praedials, 3 male non-praedials, 10 female non-praedials, 1 girl non-praedials.

 
The London Gazette, Tuesday 11 Oct 1836 pp. 1770-1771