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
1823 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Tenant-for-life
- 1762 [EY] → Mortgage Holder

Slingsby Bethell reportedly held a mortgage c. 1750 over property of the Vernon family on Antigua that became the subject of a Chancery suit which Bethell's heirs lost in 1762. It has been inferred to have related to the Vernon estate.

- 1765 [EY] → Owner

John Vernon entailed 'all my real estate' on Antigua to his son James and then to James's half-brother John Joseph James Vernon in 1765.

1765 [SY] - 1769 [EY] → Tenant-in-tail or Remainderman
1769 [SY] - 1823 [EY] → Tenant-for-life

John Joseph James Vernon succeeded his half-brother James in 1769 to the entailed estate left by their father in 1765.

1817 [EA] - 1821 [LA] → Lessee

Shown as 'proprietor' but known to be lessee [see under Justinian Casamajor's biographic entry]. .

Associated Claims (1)

£4,906 5S 5D

Estate Information (7)

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[Name] Vernon's  

Under the will of John Vernon of Barking Essex proved 01/10/1765, he left in entail all his [unnamed] real estate in Antigua, to his son James Vernon and then to his son by his second marriage John Joseph James Vernon. This has been inferred with strong confidence to be or to include the Vernon's estate.

Vere Langford Oliver, History of Antigua Vol. III pp. 174-175 'Vernon Family'; PROB 11/913/15.
[Number of enslaved people] 342(Tot)  
[Name] Vernon's  

John Billinghurst attorney of Justinian Casamajor proprietor Vernon's

T71/245 626-632
[Number of enslaved people] 362(Tot)  
[Name] None given  

John Billinghurst attorney to Justinian Casamajor decd. proprietor. Inferred to be Vernon's.

T71/246 46-55
[Number of enslaved people] 389(Tot)  
[Name] None given  

Edward Corbett attorney of John Vernon Esq. prop. Inferred to be Vernon's, which was show in 1817 as belonging to Justinian Casamajor (q.v.), who was apparently lessee. There was contention at the time of compensation between the Vernon family and Casamajor's estate over the alleged sale of enslaved people from Vernon's to the Mount William estate in St Vincent [see under St Vincent no. 470].

T71/248 165-173
[Name] None given  

John Vernon prop. Inferred to be Vernon's

T71/249 749-756
[Number of enslaved people] 324(Tot)  
[Name] None given  

Paul Bridger agent to John Freeland attorney of John Vernon Esq. prop. The prior registration was of 368 people 'by the proprietor.'

T71/250 760-766
[Name] Vernon's  
[Size] 400  

Close Roll, 7 Will. IV Part 11, no. 9. Indenture 04/03/1836 between Justinian Vernon of Boulogne-Sur-Mer, William Jenkins of London and Robert Grant and James Farley Salmon of Antigua to barr the estate tail of Justinian Vernon, and to grant William Jenkins 'all that plantation in the parish of St Peter and division of New North Sound, containing 400 acres, and also all the compensation sums of money payable to the owners of the plantation in respect of the late slaves belonging to the same.'

Vere Langford Oliver History of AntiguaVol. III p.175