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
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Trustee
1766 [SY] - → Joint owner
1766 [SY] - → Joint owner
1828 [SY] - → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£4,215 12S 10D


Original grantees of Auchenskeoch in Tobago under St Andrew nos. 12-16 were Robert Young (under St Andrew nos. 12, 13 and 14) and Will. Young under St Andrew nos. 15 and 16; 'Present Possessor' O'Niel & Simpson. In 1832 the Owners were shown as 'Heirs of Jas. Baillie'; the estate was still in cultivation in 1862.

It is not yet clear whether the grantee was the same 'Will. Young' as shown for the Hope estate (St George no. 1): the William Young identified as Sir William Young 1st bart. as grantee of Betsey's Hope (St Paul nos. 1 & 4)was shown as Wm. Young. A document of release in the Beinecke Lesser Antilles collection identifies William Young (1725-1788) [i.e. Sir William Young 1st bart.] with the William Young of 'William Young of Cariouacou Esquire, Robert Young of Grenada and Archibald Scot late of Grenada of one part and David Young of Grenada gentleman. H.M. Commissioners for the Selling and Disposing of the Lands in the Ceded and Neutral islands of Grenada and the Grenadines, St Vincent, Dominica and Tobago had put up for sale Lot Number One in the Rockly Bay division of Tobago.'


'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). The estate is given as 'Auchen Skesche' in the first of these lists and Auchen Skeoche in the second; The Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection at Hamilton College M194 p. 236.

Estate Information (3)

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[Number of enslaved people] 262(Tot) 117(F) 145(M)  
[Name] Auchenskeoch  

Return made by Danl Stewart manager of Auchenskeoch 28/01/1819.

T71/462 343-352
[Number of enslaved people] 268(Tot) 131(F) 137(M)  
[Name] Auchenskeoch  

Francis Thos. Taylor manager

T71/474 3
[Number of enslaved people] 247(Tot) 121(F) 126(M)  
[Name] Auchenskeoch  

Sam. Kissock manager

T71/481 3