Houstouns, formerly Cane Field

Estate Details


Associated People (4)

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
1821 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Attorney
1822 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Owner

Shown as Canefield in the 1822 Slave Register, which is consistent with the will [made in 1826, proved in 1828] of Robert Houstoun otherwise Robert Houstoun Rae, under which he bequeathed the estate to his son Robert Rae Houstoun.

1828 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Other

In 1832 Nicholas Clements Henry registered the enslaved people on Houstons as manager of his own trust estate; although in 1834 he was shown as the 'owner' in the Slave Registration, the compensation for the enslaved people on the estate was awarded to trustees for him.


Associated Claims (1)

£1,023 11S 7D

Estate Information (6)

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1822
[Number of enslaved people] 65(Tot)  
[Name] Cane Field  
 

Return of Robert Houstoun Esq, owner; returned by Nicholas Clements Henry, attorney; 72 enslaved people were acquired "by decree of the Court of Chancery, whereby Clement Caines, who formerly had the possession of all [of the enslaved people], was debarred and foreclosed from any claim to them, and the right of possession vested in Robert Houstoun."

 
T 71/255 53-55
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 59(Tot)  
[Name] Houstoun's  
 

Return of Robert Houstoun Esq, owner; returned by Nicholas Clements Henry, attorney; the name of the estate is only found in the index.

 
T 71/256 217-218
1828
[Number of enslaved people] 59(Tot)  
[Name] Houstoun's  
 

Return of Nicholas Clements Henry, owner; 59 enslaved people were bought from Robert Houston; the return preceding this one, on pages 60-62, in which Henry acted in the capacity of attorney to Houston. St. John, Capisterre

 
T 71/258 62-64
1831
[Number of enslaved people] 59(Tot)  
[Name] Houstoun's  
 

Return of Nicholas Clements Henry, owner; many of the names of the enslaved and the total are crossed out but there is no explanation as to why.

 
T 71/259 66
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 64(Tot)  
[Name] Houstouns  
 

Returned by Nicholas Clements Henry, manager of his trust estate; 64 enslaved people were transferred to the trustees Wm Gowan, Richard Cardin, Thomas Drew, George Wattley and William Dowding on 7 April 1832".

 
T 71/260 70-72
1834
[Number of enslaved people] 64(Tot)  
[Name] Houstouns  
 

Return of Nicholas Clements Henry, owner; a separate return for this estate on pages 70-72.

 
T 71/260 72