Estate Details

Associated People (6)

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
1804 [SY] - → Owner
1773 [EA] - 1773 [LA] → Not known

1/4 of 3/4 of the Providence plantation was conveyed to Robert Scott Moncrieff in 1773.

1773 [EA] - → Joint owner
1804 [EA] - 1804 [LA] → Not known

Party to a deed of 1804 conveying the plantation [and the enslaved people attached to it], in an unknown capacity.

1819 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Previous owner
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Not known

Almsot certainly mortgage holder or mortgagee-in-possession

Associated Claims (1)

£2,159 12S 10D

Estate Information (5)

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[Name] Providence  

Deed between the devisees of John Walker and John Anderson et al., 1804-05-05. Conveyance of the Providence Plantation on Tobago to a term of 1,000 years. Indenture of fifteen parchment sheets; fourteen seals of all parties.

Parties include Joanna Thomson, Andrew Hunter, Thomas Davidson (formerly Thomas Randall) of Edinburgh; James, Margaret, and Jane Walker of Edinburgh; John Anderson of Tobago; Christopher William Irvine of Bath; and many others. [accessed 04/05/2020].

[Number of enslaved people] 142(Tot) 70(F) 72(M)  
[Name] Providence  

Return made by James Baird, executor and trustee of the last will and testament of John Anderson deceased, late proprietor of Providence estate, 29/01/1819.

T71/462 360-365
[Number of enslaved people] 125(Tot) 65(F) 60(M)  
[Name] Providence  

Arch. Hutchison manager

T71/474 67
[Number of enslaved people] 125(Tot)  
[Name] Providence  

Tobago Chancery case leading to the sale of Providence estate with 125 enslaved people, Davison, Simpson v M. Hutchinson, R. Anderson (the estate had belonged to John Anderson deceased).

London Gazette Issue No. 18586, 19/6/1829 p. 9
[Number of enslaved people] 126(Tot) 65(F) 61(M)  
[Name] Providence  

Richardson Alexander manager

T71/481 66