Grand Sable Estate

Estate Details


Associated People (4)

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
- 1825 [EY] → Owner
1825 [SY] - 1839 [EY] → Owner
1809 [EA] - 1809 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Under deeds of lease and release of 20 and 21/08/1809 Thomas Browne conveyed to John Moss all his plantations in the Charaib country to secure £20,000 and upward owed to John Moss and further amounts to James Moss & Co. It appears it was later remortgaged to the Snell Chauncy firm of London.

1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Associated Claims (1)

£17,753 5S 7D

Notes

The demographic experience of the enslaved people on this estate in late slavery has been the subject of a detailed study by Simon D. Smith, SMITH, S. (2018). ‘Not that of mere accident, but of humane treatment’: Natural increase and ‘amelioration’ on Grand Sable Estate, St Vincent. Continuity and Change, 33(1), 117-144. doi:10.1017/S0268416018000073


Sources

SMITH, S. (2018). ‘Not that of mere accident, but of humane treatment’: Natural increase and ‘amelioration’ on Grand Sable Estate, St Vincent. Continuity and Change, 33(1), 117-144. doi:10.1017/S0268416018000073


Estate Information (6)

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1817
[Number of enslaved people] 587(Tot)  
[Name] Grand Sable Estate  
 

Grand Sable Estate. Statement made by Thompson Harrison as manager. Very few enslaved people listed as "privileged"

 
T71/493 20-31
1822
[Number of enslaved people] 630(Tot) 322(F) 308(M)  
[Name] Grand Sable  
 

Thomas Browne. Statement made by Thompson Harrison as manager [increase by births].

 
T71/495 11-15
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 671(Tot) 343(F) 328(M)  
[Name] Grand Sable Estate  
 

Thomas Brown [increase mainly by births,1 enslaved person by purchase and 5 enslaved people imported from the Bahamas in the sloop George and Thomas, Captain John McArthur, 9 March 1824].

 
T71/497 8-11
1827
[Number of enslaved people] 689(Tot) 361(F) 328(M)  
[Name] Grand Sable Estate  
 

Grand Sable Estate. Statement by Thomson Harrison [increase by births, only 2 enslaved people purchased from the estate of Dr Armstrong].

 
T71/497 2-6
1830
[Number of enslaved people] 679(Tot) 356(F) 323(M)  
[Name] Grand Sable Estate  
 

Grand Sable Estate. Statement by Joseph Latham [decrease by deaths and 5 manumissions, 1 runaway].

 
T71/499 16-20
1834
[Number of enslaved people] 696(Tot) 363(F) 333(M)  
[Name] Grand Sable Estate  
 

Grand Sable Estate. Property of Reverend Thomas Alexander Browne. Statement sworn by himself. Register taken on 1st May. Total on 1st August 1834 was 697 enslaved people.

 
T71/500 14-21