Estate Details

Associated People (3)

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
1799 [EA] - → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1827 [LA] → Owner
1830 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£4,169 2S 8D

Estate Information (7)

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[Name] Gumbes  

By a deed of 18/04/1799, Engle James Richardson of St Martin and his wife Mary agreed to sell to Henry Haffey their 1/10th share in an estate on St Vincent then known as Gumbes of 404 acres and described as being in the district of Wallilabo. The deed set out the background, showing that Benjamin Gumbes the elder of Saint Martin, having originally left a 1/6th share in his property in Saint Martin and St Vincent to his son Benjamin Gumbes the younger, revised his will by codicil after the death of his son Benjamin Gumbes the younger on or around 15/11/1785, to leave it between his surviving children and the two children of Benjamin Gumbes the younger (including Mary Richardson and her sister Sarah) in 1/5th shares [presumably another child had also died or been disinherited]. One of Benjamin Gumbes' co-heirs was his daughter Mary, married to Henry Haffey. LBS has inferred that Haffey then consolidated further his ownership of the estate, and that it is the same estate as that given in the Slave Registers as Wallilabo.

Deed Book 1800a, British Library, EAP688/1/1/12, https://eap.bl.uk/archive-file/EAP688-1-1-12 pp. 360-373.

[Number of enslaved people] 378(Tot)  
[Name] Wallilabo Estate, Chatoyes Estate and Mount Alexander Estate  

Henry Haffey as owner [195 enslaved people] and Mary Haffey [7 enslaved people] on Wallilabo Estate; Chatoyes Estate [50 enslaved people]; Mount Alexander Estate [126 enslaved people, amended to 127].

T71/493 316-323
[Number of enslaved people] 379(Tot) 178(F) 201(M)  
[Name] Wallilabo Estate  

Henry Haffey as owner.

T71/495 156-158
[Number of enslaved people] 379(Tot) 176(F) 203(M)  
[Name] Wallilabo, Chatoyes and Mount Alexander Estates  

Henry Haffey.

T71/497 115-116
[Number of enslaved people] 358(Tot) 170(F) 188(M)  
[Name] Wallilabo, Chatoyes and Mount Alexander Estates  

Henry Haffey [38 deaths].

T71/497 106-108
[Number of enslaved people] 182(Tot) 84(F) 98(M)  
[Name] Wallilabo Estate  

Alexander McBarnet.

T71/499 109-114
[Number of enslaved people] 152(Tot) 74(F) 78(M)  
[Name] Wallilabo Estate  

Wallilabo Estate. The property of Alexander McBarnet. Statement sworn by himself. Register taken on 1st May. Total on 1st August 1834 was 153 enslaved people.

T71/500 160-161