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
- 1815 [EY] → Joint owner

The will of James Bruce of St Vincent proved 28/05/1815 PROB 11/1568/31 showed him as owner of Belvidere with James McCaul.

1801 [EA] - 1801 [LA] → Owner

Edmund Reynolds showed himself as the owner of Belvidere when he made his will in 1801. He appears to have sold it in 1809 shortly before his death in 1811.

1809 [EA] - → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Owner
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£5,310 10S 3D

Estate Information (7)

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[Name] Belvidere  

f. 70‐2 Entered 1 April 1809 Release of a Term: An indenture between i) Edmund Reynolds (esquire, City of Bath), ii) Edward Sharpe (Esquire, Saint Vincent) and iii) James Bruce and James McCaul (esquires of Saint Vincent). Refers to the sale of a sugar plantation called Belvidere with slaves, stocks for £42,000 sterling to be paid as follows: £20,000 by a transfer by Robert Lang from the account of Edmund Reynolds to the debit of James Bruce and James McCaul and the remaining money to be paid in three instalments of £7,333 6s. 8d. payable on 1 August 1805. The plantation is confirmed for the use of Drewry Ottley and Edward Sharpe and their heirs and assigns.

Prof. Kenneth Morgan, EAP345: A survey of the endangered archives of St Vincent, West Indies, during the slavery era [accessed 31/03/2017].

[Number of enslaved people] 219(Tot) 91(F) 126(M)  
[Name] Belvedere Estate  

James McCaul as owner [plus 2 enslaved people recorded as not attached to the Estate].

T71/493 190-194
[Number of enslaved people] 201(Tot) 91(F) 126(M)  
[Name] Belvedere Estate  

James McCaul as owner [some enslaved people bought from Gerald Shaw, from William McCaul, from Betsey Seldon and from William Edwards, 50m deaths and 2 manumissions].

T71/495 89-90
[Number of enslaved people] 199(Tot) 86(F) 113(M)  
[Name] Belvedere Estate  

Elizabeth Hagart [28 deaths, 18 enslaved people purchased from Cariacou in 1824, formerly the property of William Urquhart].

T71/497 65-66
[Number of enslaved people] 194(Tot) 85(F) 109(M)  
[Name] Belvedere Estate  

Elizabeth Hagart [4 enslaved people purchased from William McCaul and 1 enslaved person sold to Jesse McCaul].

T71/497 67-68
[Number of enslaved people] 184(Tot) 83(F) 101(M)  
[Name] Belvedere Estate  

Mrs Elizabeth Hagart. Statement sworn by David Rickard, manager.

T71/499 50
[Number of enslaved people] 184(Tot) 84(F) 100(M)  
[Name] Belvedere Estate  

Belvedere Estate. The property of Mrs Elizabeth Hagart. Statement sworn by David Rickard, manager [1 enslaved person declared as having obtained freedom under the third section of the Slavery Abolition Act, having been in England]. Register taken on 1st May. Total on 1st August 1834 was 183 enslaved people.

T71/500 81-83