North Sound, St George

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
- 1850 [LA] → Owner
- 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
- 1815 [EY] → Tenant-for-life

Sir George Thomas 3rd bart retained Antigua estates under his father's marriage settlement despite his now disinheritance by his grandfather, and died in 1815. Sir George Thomas was shown as owner from 1817 onwards in the Slave Registers: this must refer to the 4th bart.

- 1777 [EY] → Tenant-for-life

Sir William Thomas had the power (which he exercised) under his marriage settlement to charge £4000 on the North Sound estate. LBS has inferred he was tenant-for-life.

- 1774 [EY] → Owner

Associated by R.B. Sheridan as one of the Antiguan estates owned by Sir George Thomas bart., Sheridan, Richard B. "Letters from a Sugar Plantation in Antigua, 1739-1758." Agricultural History 31, no. 3 (1957): 3-23 [at p. 3]. Accessed September 22, 2020.

1850 [SY] - 1856 [EY] → Previous owner

Sold by the trustees of Sir William George Lewis Thomas's estate in 1856, after his death in 1850.

Associated Claims (1)

£4,303 3S 1D


Inferred association with entry in 1817 Slave Register.

Sir George Thomas 3rd bart. had died in 1815 so there appears to be confusion in the Slave Registers. Vere Langford Oliver [History of Antigua, Vol. III p. 132] shows that Sir George Thomas 3rd bart. had inherited the estate at North Sound, and goes on to state 'sold his plantation of 286 acres [and 142 enslaved people] in 1802 for £22,000 to Thomas Edwards. This implies that the estate sold was North Sound: but it appears from the series of indentures [on ibid. p. 130] that only part of the estate was carved out and sold.

Estate Information (5)

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[Number of enslaved people] 317(Tot)  
[Name] None given  

John Allan attorney for Sir George Thomas bart. proprietor

T71/245 597-603
[Number of enslaved people] 300(Tot)  
[Name] North Sound  

John Allan attorney for Sir George Thomas Bart. for his North Sound estate.

T71/246 17-24
[Number of enslaved people] 280(Tot)  
[Name] None given  

John Allan attorney to Sir George Thomas bart.

T71/248 12-18
[Number of enslaved people] 295(Tot)  
[Name] North Sound  

John Allan attorney to Sir George Thomas bart. The estate is identified as North Sound in the affidavit.

T71/249 704-709
[Number of enslaved people] 304(Tot)  
[Name] North Sound  

David Cranstoun attorney of Sir William Lewis George Thomas bart. Identified as North Sound in the affidavit.

T71/250 647-653