Clare Valley

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
- 1779 [EY] → Owner

Left by William Snell in his will proved in 1779 to his son John Snell, subject to annuities to William Snell's second wife (and John's mother) Mary Snell.

1779 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Left under the will of William Snell sen. to his son John Snell, subject to annuity payments to William Snell's wife (and John's mother) Mary.

Associated Claims (1)

£3,341 3S 9D


Clare Valley was formed from Lots No. 103 and 104 (198 and 52 acres, purchased by Hendy and Gilbert respectively), and Lot No. 165 (124 acres, originally purchased by 'Poor Settlers') It is not known over what period these holdings were consolidated into a single estate.


Charles Shephard, An Historical Account of the island of St Vincent Appendix XX, following John Byres' 1776 plan.

Estate Information (6)

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[Number of enslaved people] 156(Tot)  
[Name] Clare Valley Estate  

John Snell as owner.

T71/493 281-284
[Number of enslaved people] 131(Tot) 77(F) 54(M)  
[Name] Clare Valley Estate  

John Snell as owner.

T71/495 138-139
[Number of enslaved people] 146(Tot) 85(F) 61(M)  
[Name] Clare Valley Estate  

John Snell [38 enslaved people imported from Tortola, November 1824].

T71/497 99-100
[Number of enslaved people] 131(Tot) 76(F) 55(M)  
[Name] Clare Valley Estate  

John Snell. Statement by John Dalzell, his attorney [decrease by deaths].

T71/497 97-99
[Number of enslaved people] 127(Tot) 74(F) 57(M)  
[Name] Clare Valley Estate  

John Snell. Statement by Laurence Brady.

T71/499 83-84
[Number of enslaved people] 122(Tot) 73(F) 49(M)  
[Name] Clare Valley Estate  

Clare Valley Estate. The property of John Snell. Statement by Lawrence Brady. Register taken on 1st May. Total on 1st August 1834 was 123 enslaved people.

T71/500 132-133