Tower Hill 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
1748 [EA] - 1769 [EY] → Owner

Joint owner with his brother Abdnego Valemput Burt under the will of their father William Pym Burt dated 1748 [he died in 1751], and then sometime before 1769 sole owner. In 1769, the sale of the estate to William Hyndman for £12,500 was ratified.

1769 [EA] - 1769 [LA] → Owner
1814 [EA] - 1828 [EY] → Tenant-in-tail or Remainderman

Ann Estridge's father John Taylor of Carshalton Park had settled the reminder of his estates in Nevis on her behind her husband Joseph Estridge who died c.1814. John Taylor appears to have sold at least his Tower Hill estate on Nevis c.1828.

1817 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Owner

According to Christine Eickelmann and David Small, Towerhill was already owned by John Taylor in the 1790s.

1817 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Attorney
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£2,087 9S 3D


There is a history of the ownership of the Tower Hill estate by Christine Eickelmann and David Small, 'Tower Hill Estate, Nevis A Preliminary Chronological Account', at [accessed 31/01/2018].

Estate Information (7)

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[Name] Tower Hill  

Close Roll 9. Geo. III Part 15 Nos.. 5 and 6 6 and 7th September 1769. Indenture between William Mathew Burt of Maiden Early, Charles Pym Burt late of St Croix but now residing in London and William Hyndman of Nevis. The Tower Hill estate had been in the occupation of William Burt (d. 1707) and then William Pym Burt, who by his will dated 21/11/1748 left Tower Hill to his two younger sons Charles Pym Burt and Abednego Valemput Burt, with William Mathew Burt as residual heir; Abednego Burt had died without issue and intestate, the estate had come to Chalres Pym Burt and he had sold it to William Hyndman for £12,500. William Mathew Burt had claimed a right or interest in the estate, and begun an action to eject William Hyndman. The indenture of 1769 was 'for quieting William Hyndman' by joining William Mathew Burt - who continued to insist on his right as tenant-in-tail, but to waive it - to the sale by Charles Pym Burt and his wife Petronella to Hyndman.

Vere Langford Oliver, History of Antigua Vol. I pp. 89-90
[Number of enslaved people] 171(Tot)  
[Name] Tower Hill  

Return of John Taylor, owner; returned by Samuel Sturge

T71/364 18-21
[Number of enslaved people] 162(Tot)  
[Name] Tower Hill  

Return of John Taylor, owner; returned by Sam Sturge, Attorney

T71/365 253-254
[Name] Tower Hill  

Return of John Taylor Esquire, owner; returned by Sam Sturge

T71/366 195
[Number of enslaved people] 152(Tot)  
[Name] Tower Hill  

Return of John Taylor Esq.; returned by Thomas Marr

T71/367 185-187
[Number of enslaved people] 155(Tot) 84(F) 71(M)  
[Name] Tower Hill  

Return of W M Pemberton, owner; it is noted that the estate formerly belonged to John Taylor Esq.

T71/368 228
[Number of enslaved people] 156(Tot)  
[Name] Tower Hill  

Return of W M Pemberton, owner

T71/369 228-229