Middle Island (Vambels)

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
- 1815 [EY] → Lessee
- 1794 [LA] → Owner

Known to be one of the three estates left by William Wells in 1794 to his natural son Nathaniel Wells, but not identified in the will

1817 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Lessee

Shown as lessee in 1817 but as proprietor in 1822.

1817 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Other

Deceased lessee in 1822 and 1825

1822 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Receiver
1828 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£1,848 2S 5D
Inferred to be the estate given as Vambel in the Slave Registers

Estate Information (8)

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[Name] Vambells  

Vambells was settled in trust on the marriage of Nathaniel Wells and Harriet Este in1804. The settlement, including a schedule of the enslaved people on the estate, is catalogued by the Gwent Archives at D412/52 and D412/53.

Gwent Archives D412/52 and D412/53.
[Number of enslaved people] 113(Tot)  
[Name] Vambel  

Return of Nathaniel Wells Esq, lessee [in fact lessor]; returned by Edward Hynes O'Brien, manager.

T 71/253 319-322
[Number of enslaved people] 118(Tot)  
[Name] Vambell  

"John Benjn. Waterson, receiver and manager of the leased estate called Vambell of Michael O'Loughlin deceased, for Nathaniel Wells, Esq proprietor".

T 71/255 124
[Number of enslaved people] 122(Tot)  
[Name] Vambell  

Return of Michael O'Loughlin Esq, deceased owner; returned by John Benjamin Waterson, receiver; "receiver to the rented estate Vambell of Mich. O'Loughlin Esq deceased".

T 71/256 271
[Number of enslaved people] 117(Tot)  
[Name] Vambell  

Return of John Benjamin Waterson, owner. St. Thomas, Middle Island

T 71/258 143
[Name] Vambell  
[Size] 453  
[Crop] sugar  

Listed in St Thomas Middle Island as an estate of 453 acres in William McMahon's 1828 map of St Kitts with 208 acres of caneland. Proprietor(s) Jno. Benjn. Waterson.

William McMahon, A New Topographical Map of the Island of Saint Christopher, West Indies... (1828)
[Number of enslaved people] 104(Tot)  
[Name] Vambell  

Return of Dr John Benjamin Waterson, owner; returned by John Morgan, manager.

T 71/259 153
[Number of enslaved people] 107(Tot)  
[Name] Vambell Estate  

Return of John B[enjamin] Waterson, owner; returned by Davis Percival, manager.

T 71/260 174