Adelphi 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
- 1821 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Not known

The enslaved people on Adelphi were registered to D.H. Rucker in the 1817, 1822 and 1825 Slave Registers, as owner in the case of 1817 and 'in the possession of' in 1822. However, by 1828 and certainly at the time of slave compensation the estate was again in the hands of the descendants of Charles Grant, notwithstanding the fact that Rucker had bought in the equity of redemption of Charles Grant in 1810. The key to this sequence might be an earlier deed of 31/03/1800, which appears to show Daniel Henry Rucker as having become mortgagee of Charles Grant c.1794 for £16,000 of the enslaved people rather than the estate. There is possibly some entwining of the Adelphi and Wallibo estates in LBS' reading of the deeds.

1821 [EA] - → Joint owner

Ann Montgomery Birch inherited a one-quarter interest in the personal estate of Charles Grant the elder of Carron. In 1828 she and her husband placed her/their interest in the estate for their children. A counterclaim from Messrs Lucas and Hay in the compensation records for the enslaved people on the estate was probably from Lucas and Hay as the trustees of Ann Montgomery and John Birch.

1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Joint owner

In the divorce case of Grant v Grant of 1828, Major Charles Grant was shown as owning a moiety of Adelphi estate

Associated Claims (1)

£12,765 13S 8D

Estate Information (7)

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[Name] Adelphi  

By an indenture of 29/10/1810, John Harvey assigned to Daniel Henry Rucker the equity of redemption in Adelphi that John Harvey had purchased from Charles Grant for £500 on behalf of and using the money of Daniel Henry Rucker.

Deed Book 1810, British Library, EAP688/1/1/21, pp. 364 et seq.
[Number of enslaved people] 557(Tot) 281(F) 276(M)  
[Name] Adelphi, Exchequer and Wrekin Estates  

The property of Daniel Henry Rucker.

T71/493 128-139
[Number of enslaved people] 508(Tot) 281(F) 276(M)  
[Name] Adelphi, Exchequer and Wrekin Estates  

In the possession of Daniel Henry Rucker [3 enslaved people sold to William Rickard in 1818 and 3 to the executors of Whitehead in 1819].

T71/495 57-60
[Number of enslaved people] 508(Tot) 267(F) 241(M)  
[Name] Adelphi Estate  

Daniel Henry Rucker.

T71/497 40-42
[Number of enslaved people] 512(Tot) 267(F) 245(M)  
[Name] Adelphi Estate  

Adelphi Estate. Statement sworn by John George Cox [c. 9 enslaved people removed from Kingswood Estate].

T71/497 26-28
[Number of enslaved people] 495(Tot) 266(F) 229(M)  
[Name] Adelphi Estate  

Adelphi Estate. Statement sworn by John George Cox [56 deaths].

T71/499 2-4
[Number of enslaved people] 478(Tot) 252(F) 226(M)  
[Name] Adelphi Estate  

Adelphi Estate. Property of Charles Grant and George Grant, heirs of the late Charles Grant and of himself (George C. Grant). Mrs Birch and Sarah Grant as devisees under the last will and testament of Charles Grant the elder, deceased. Statement sworn by George C Grant. Register taken on 1st May. Total on 1st August 1834 was 485 enslaved people.

T71/500 2-7