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
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Joint owner
1773 [EA] - 1773 [LA] → Owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Associated Claims (1)

£1,397 19S 8D


  1. The original purchaser of Barbados Bay division (St George parish) Lot. no. 6 on 19/03/1767 was Roger Smith: Woodcock shows Roger Smith also as the purchaser of Barbados Bay division Lot no. 13 (which was omitted by Fowler). Lots nos. 6 and 13 together with Lot no. 15 (purchased 19/03/1767 by Archibald Kennedy) came together to form the Cradley estate. By 1773 the Present Proprietor of Lots nos. 6 and 15 (and presumably no. 13 too) was Thomas Cotton. In 1832 the owner was 'Hrs Wilson & Cunningham'; the estate was still in cultivation in 1862 and the Present Possessor c. 1866 was Jas. Cunningham.


  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. 32-33.

Estate Information (4)

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[Name] Barbados Bay Lot no. 6, 13 & 15  
[Size] 400  

Barbados Bay division (St George parish) Lots nos. 6 and 15 (which together with Lot no. 13 - not shown in Fowler - came to form Cradley) were originally purchased 19/03/1767 by Roger Smith (Lot no. 6, 400 acres) and by Archibald Kennedy (Lot no. 15 100 acres). Woodcock shows Roger Smith also having purchased Lot no. 13.

Fowler pp. 32-33.
[Number of enslaved people] 134(Tot) 57(F) 77(M)  
[Name] Cradley  

The return was made by William Reid manager 29/01/1819.

T71/462 381-385
[Number of enslaved people] 92(Tot) 41(F) 51(M)  
[Name] Cradley  

David Forbes manager

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[Number of enslaved people] 78(Tot) 38(F) 40(M)  
[Name] Cradley  

David Forbes manager

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