Rabaca Estate

Estate Details

Associated People (5)

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
1812 [EA] - 1812 [LA] → Not known

Dr John Smith was shown as of Rabaca in his death-notices of 1812. It would be logical to assume that he was the John Smith awarded compensation with Alexander Cumming for damage to Rabaca in the 1812 eruption, but Alexander Cumming appears to have had a partner named John Smith active between 1817 and 8125 as co-owner of the Belmont estate and the enslaved people on it.

1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner
1822 [EA] - 1827 [LA] → Owner
1830 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£7,751 11S 3D


Shepard shows Rabacca as formed from two of the grant of Carib lands by Governor Bentinck c. 1804, 310 acres to John Smith and 100 acres to John Prest. John Smith and Alexander Cumming were awarded £1200 (of an Estimated loss of £4780) after the 1812 eruption. Shepard also showed the largest single compensation payment for the volcanic eruption went to Robert Sutherland, who was awarded £5,300 (of an Estimated Loss of £19,378) for Rabacca. This is the only association found by LBS between Rabacca and Robert Sutherland, who owned the Orange Hill and Waterloo estates (adjacent to Rabaca) at the time of the Slave Registers.


Shephard, Historic Account of the island of St Vincent Appendix XVI and Appendix XVII.

Estate Information (7)

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[Name] Rabaca  

John Smith and Alex. Cumming were awarded £1200 of an estimated loss of £4780 on Rabaca from the volcanic eruption of 1812, Charles Shephard, An historical account of the island of St Vincent (1831) Appendix No. XVII 'Appropriation of the sum of £25,000 granted to the sufferers by the volcanic eruption by 53d Geo III Cap. 136.'

[Number of enslaved people] 255(Tot)  
[Name] Rabaca Estate  

Alexander Cruikshank and Alexander Cumming.

T71/493 3-8
[Number of enslaved people] 273(Tot) 143(F) 130(M)  
[Name] Rabacca Estate  

Alexander Cruikshank.

T71/495 3-6
[Number of enslaved people] 275(Tot) 144(F) 131(M)  
[Name] Rabaca  

Alexander Cruikshank.

T71/497 3-4
[Number of enslaved people] 273(Tot) 142(F) 131(M)  
[Name] Rabaca  

Alexander Cruikshank.

T71/497 8-10
[Number of enslaved people] 273(Tot) 150(F) 132(M)  
[Name] Rabaca  

Alexander Cumming.

T71/499 31-32
[Number of enslaved people] 300(Tot) 159(F) 141(M)  
[Name] Rabaca  

Rabaca Estate. The property of Alexander Cumming. Statement sworn by himself. Register taken on 1st May. Total on 1st August 1834 was 300 enslaved people.

T71/500 47-50