Parris (also known as Black Rock)

Estate Details

Associated People (8)

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
01/10/1826 [SD] - 1828 [LA] → Owner
1776 [EA] - → Owner
1776 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder
1817 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Owner
1822 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Manager
1825 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Receiver
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Other

Associated Claims (1)

£2,434 1S 10D

Estate Information (7)

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[Name] Black Rock  

An indenture of 04/05/1776 between John Halliday of Antigua, Edward Parris of Nevis and Thomas Warner and Bertie Entwisle recapitulated Articles of Agreement between Halliday and Parris dated 15/08/1774 for the sale by Halliday of the estate know as Wanseys to Parris for £8000. To secure the payments of the purchase price (in instalments of £2000 and then 4 of £1500 each), Halliday took a mortgage over both the Wanseys property and Parris' Black Rock estate. The document includes a list of the enslaved people subject to Halliday's mortgage. Common Records 1775-1776, British Library, EAP794/1/1/15, pp. 191-206.

[Number of enslaved people] 132(Tot) 71(F) 61(M)  
[Name] Black Rock  

Return of James Parris Esq., owner

T71/364 01-Mar
[Number of enslaved people] 131(Tot) 73(F) 58(M)  
[Name] Black Rock  

Return of James Parris Esq., owner; returned by Horatio Iles, manager

T71/365 21-22
[Number of enslaved people] 129(Tot)  
[Name] Parris's  

Return of J C Mills, receiver of James Parris' estate

T71/366 152
[Number of enslaved people] 133(Tot)  
[Name] Parris's  

Return of Charles Pinney Esq., owner; returned by Horatio Iles; "N.B. The above named slaves are from the original stock given in as the property of James Parris Esquire which original stock with others named on subsequent returns (all the increase of the said original stock of the said James Parris Esquire) was by a decree of the Honorable Court of Chancery transferred into the absolute possession of Charles Pinney Esquire on the first day of October in the year 1826. - Horatio Iles"

T71/367 141-142
[Number of enslaved people] 134(Tot)  
[Name] Parris's  

Return of Peter Thomas Huggins, owner; this estate is also known as Black Rock

T71/368 21-22
[Number of enslaved people] 138(Tot)  
[Name] Parris's alias Black Rock  

Return of Peter Thomas Huggins, owner; returned by W L Bucke

T71/369 167