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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
1776 [EA] - → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner
1822 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

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£2,929 5S 10D


Shephard shows Pennistons as Lot no. 96 (208 acres, original purchaser 'Pennistons').


Shephard, Historical Account of the island of St Vincent Appendix XX.

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[Name] Penniston  
[Size] 203  

Charles Shephard following John Byres' 1776 Plan noted Penniston as Lot No. 96 with 208 acres. 'Jeremiah Penniston purchased 197 cleared acres in Boucamont, formerly occupied by one La Chaussée, at a price of £59 10 shillings per acre. Along with six uncleared acres at a price of £11 18 shillings per acre, Penniston paid a total of £11,792 sterling for his acquisitions in St. Vincent. BNA CO 106/9 N. 33.' Tessa Murphy, 'THE CREOLE ARCHIPELAGO: COLONIZATION, EXPERIMENTATION, AND COMMUNITY IN THE SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN, C. 1700-1796', Unpublished PhD Thesis, University of Chicago (2016) p. 91.

[Number of enslaved people] 140(Tot)  
[Name] Penniston's Estate  

Morgan & Jennings as owners.

T71/493 279-281
[Number of enslaved people] 129(Tot) 70(F) 59(M)  
[Name] Penniston's Estate  

Jonathan Morgan as owner [11 enslaved people purchased in Dominica and imported in the schooner Delta, July 1817].

T71/495 136-138
[Number of enslaved people] 115(Tot) 64(F) 51(M)  
[Name] Penniston's Estate  

Penniston's Estate. Statement sworn by Edward G Miers [18 deaths].

T71/497 98
[Number of enslaved people] 116(Tot) 66(F) 50(M)  
[Name] Penniston's Estate  

Jonathan Morgan. Statement sworn by William Rickard Junr. [18 deaths].

T71/497 92-93
[Number of enslaved people] 115(Tot) 66(F) 50(M)  
[Name] Penniston's Estate  

Jonathan Morgan. Statement sworn by George Griffin.

T71/499 89
[Number of enslaved people] 111(Tot) 67(F) 44(M)  
[Name] Penniston's Estate  

Penniston's Estate. The property of Jonathan Morgan. Statement sworn by George Griffin. Register taken on 1st May. Total on 1st August 1834 was 110 enslaved people.

T71/500 139-140