Estate Details

Associated People (9)

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

Inferred by LBS. John Baker's estate or estates on St Kitts have not been directly identified. This estate is marked as 'Bakers of Griffin Bascom' in the 1828 William McMahon map; in the 1753 map the same are included a number of owners (William Julius; Archibald Seaton; 'Gerald') none of whom was Baker.

1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Manager
1817 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Previous owner

Crooke is listed as being deceased in the Slave Registers between 1817 and 1828, and then his estate is shown as having sold the enslaved people in the 1831 Slave Register.

1825 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Manager
1827 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Manager
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

His surname is spelt Bascombe in the 1834 St Kitts Slave Register.

1831 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Manager
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£1,792 19S 9D

Estate Information (7)

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[Number of enslaved people] 112(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  

Return of William Crook [Crooke] Esq, deceased, owner; returned by Henry Sprott , attorney and manager. Christ Church, Nichola Town

T 71/253 125-128
[Number of enslaved people] 96(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  

Return of William Crooke Esq, deceased, owner; returned by William H. B. Francken, manager.

T 71/255 19
[Number of enslaved people] 101(Tot)  
[Name] Bakers  

Return of William Crooke Esq, deceased owner; returned by W H B Francken, manager; name of the estate is listed in index but not in the entry.

T 71/256 99
[Number of enslaved people] 112(Tot)  
[Name] Baker's  

Returned by William McNamara, manager of the estate of William Crooke, deceased owner.

T 71/258 35-36
[Size] 129  
[Crop] Sugar  

Listed in Christ Church, Nichola Town as an estate of 129 acres in William McMahon's 1828 map of St Kitts with 104 acres of caneland. Proprietor(s) Griffin Bascum.

William McMahon, A New Topographical Map of the Island of Saint Christopher, West Indies... (1828)
[Number of enslaved people] 114(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  

Return of Griffin Bascom Esq, owner; returned by John Tyson Thibou, manager; 111 enslaved people were purchased from the estate of William Crooke Esq deceased.

T 71/259 033-037
[Number of enslaved people] 114(Tot)  
[Name] Bakers  

Return of Griffin Bascombe [Bascomb], owner; returned by Thomas Barrett, attorney.

T 71/260 4