Willets Estate

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
1783 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner
1783 [EA] - 1783 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Ralph Willett of Merly was shown as holding a mortgage of £8000 over the estate then known as Ham Lodge, previously Willetts, in 1783 when the estate was sold by Joseph Coates and his wife Mary to Edward Brazier subject to the mortgage.

1783 [EA] - 1783 [LA] → Heir-at-law
1822 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Owner
1822 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Previous owner
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Judgement creditor
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Judgement creditor

Associated Claims (1)

£2,037 19S 8D

Estate Information (8)

What is this?


By indentures of 01/01/1783 and 02/01/1783, Joseph Coates wine merchant of Bristol and his wife Mary who was sister and heir at law of William Bowles deceased intestate sold to Edward Brazier an estate and sugar works called Ham Lodge, formerly known as Willetts, in St John Figtree and St Pauls 'or one of them', and 74 named enslaved people for £2136, subject to a mortgage for £8000 to Ralph Willett of Merly. Mary Coates provided a separate attestation that she was acting voluntarily. Common Records 1783-1785, British Library, EAP794/1/1/19, https://eap.bl.uk/archive-file/EAP794-1-1-19 pp. 40-52.

[Number of enslaved people] 135(Tot) 59(F) 76(M)  
[Name] Willets  

Return of Edward Brazier, owner

T71/364 186-188
[Number of enslaved people] 122(Tot) 57(F) 65(M)  
[Name] Willetts  

Return of Samuel Long, owner; returned by J Brazier, executor to the late Edward Brazier and attorney to William Long; the estate used to belong to Edward Brazier

T71/365 268-269
[Number of enslaved people] 123(Tot) 56(F) 67(M)  
[Name] Willets  

Return of Samuel Long, deceased, owner; returned by George W. Cousins

T71/366 202-203
[Number of enslaved people] 118(Tot) 53(F) 65(M)  
[Name] Willets  

Return of Samuel Long Esq., deceased, owner; returned by George W. Cozens

T71/367 189-190
[Number of enslaved people] 114(Tot) 51(F) 63(M)  
[Name] Willetts  

Return of Samuel Long Esq., deceased owner; returned by George W Cousins

T71/368 246

William McMahon of Middlesex, executor of Samuel Long's will, gives power of attorney to Charles Matthias Sughnee (sp?), of Stepney Green, Middlesex, Commander of the Ship William Lusher. It is noted that the Commander was about to leave for St Kitts and Nevis to take possession of Long's plantation in Nevis, house in Basseterre St. Kitts, any other relevant estates, and the enslaved people attached to them.

No. 18521, pg. 228, Deed Book H No. 4 1831-33 (St. Kitts Archives)
[Number of enslaved people] 112(Tot)  
[Name] Willetts  

Return of Samuel Long deceased, owner, in the possession of Messrs Boddington and Parris [= Davis]; returned by Richard Edward Cardin.

T71/369 234-235