Key [Lavingtons in the compensation records]

Estate Details

Associated People (2)

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
1772 [EA] - 1772 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£1,105 9S 5D
The claim shown as Lavingtons corresponds to the registrations for the Key estate in the Slave Registers

Estate Information (8)

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[Number of enslaved people] 103(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  

Return of Jedediah Kerie Edmead, owner.

T 71/253 551-554
[Number of enslaved people] 129(Tot)  
[Name] Key & Profit  

Returned by Jedediah Kerie Edmead, owner "by purchase of all the right and title of John Walwyn Maillard and William H Rawlins at Marshal's Sale, of, in and to 49 slaves attached to the Profit estate, upon a relevy". This is the only time that Key and Profit are returned together.

T 71/255 42 - 44
[Name] [no name given]  

Return of Jedediah Kerie Edmead, owner; shows how the Key and Profit estates were divided; 40 enslaved people were sold to Ann Louise Edmead with the Profit Estate "under the execution of Mannings and Anderdon, and other executions"; 62 enslaved people were transferred to Charles Woodley and William Stephens Esquires with the Key Estate in trust; 5 enslaved people were delivered with the Key Estate, but sold by the Deputy Provost Marshal under 'divers' executions, and were purchased by John W Wattley; 8 enslaved people were sold by "the Deputy Provost Marshal under divers executions against [Edmead] , issued prior to the trusts of the Key Estate being created"; next to the ages of 27 of the enslaved attached to the Profit estate is noted "these ages agreeable to the Return A of John W. Maillard".

T 71/256 147-152
[Number of enslaved people] 70(Tot)  
[Name] Key  

Return of Jedediah Kerie Edmead, owner; returned by Charles Woodley, trustee.

T 71/257 427-429
[Number of enslaved people] 72(Tot)  
[Name] Key  

Returned by Charles Woodley, trustee for the estate of Jedediah Kerie Edmead, owner. St. Mary, Cayon

T 71/258 151
[Number of enslaved people] 73(Tot)  
[Name] Key  

Return of Jedediah Kerie Edmead, owner; returned by Charles Woodley, trustee.

T 71/259 52
[Number of enslaved people] 66(Tot)  
[Name] Key Estate  

Return of an unnamed owner; returned by Charles Woodley, trustee.

T 71/260 181 to 182
[Name] Key  

To be sold in the ensuing year pursuant to an order in the Court of Chancery in Boddington versus Seton, the Key estate in St John Cappisterre [sic] in St Kitts, with the services of 68 apprentices. One of the firms holding contact details was the solicitors Seton, Plomer and Seton of Adelphi.

London Gazette 19308 18 September 1835 p. 1767