Estate Details

Associated People (1)

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
19/03/1767 [SD] - 1798 [EY] → Joint owner

Associated Claims (1)

£4,897 15S 4D


  1. Original grantees were J.Leith and Ch. Irvine, under Sandy Bay division (St Patrick parish) nos. 34, 351/2 and 39 (which became Buccoo), who were also shown as Present Proprietors in 1773. 'Present Possessor Lord Douglas' c. 1866. The owners in 1832 were shown as 'Douglas & Irvine'; the estate was still in culitvation in 1862.


  1. 'Tables showing the Lots in each Parish, numbered as originally granted - the original Grantee - the name of the Lot, or lots, if one has been acquired, and the present Possessor where there is one' and 'A Table, showing the Estates in cultivation in 1832, and their Owners, in 1832, copied from the list appended to Byres' map of that date, with those in cultivation in 1862', Henry Iles Woodcock, A History of Tobago (Ayr: Smith and Grant, 1867; new impression London: Frank Cass and Company Limited, 1971; John Fowler, A summary account of the present flourishing state of the respectable colony of Tobago in the British West Indies illustrated with a map of the island and a plan of its settlement, agreeably to the sales by his Majesty’s Commissioners (London: A Grant, 1774) pp. 62-63.

Estate Information (3)

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[Number of enslaved people] 304(Tot) 139(F) 195(M)  
[Name] Buccoo  

Return made by Wm Downer manager 29/01/1819.

T71/462 141-154
[Number of enslaved people] 275(Tot) 128(F) 147(M)  
[Name] Buccoo  

William Downer Esq. [no capacity was given]

T71/474 7
[Number of enslaved people] 268(Tot) 126(F) 142(M)  
[Name] Buccoo  

John Brown manager

T71/481 7