Studley Park

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
1822 [SY] - 1862 [EY] → Administratrix
19/04/1768 [SD] - 1792 [EY] → Owner
1766 [SY] - → Owner

Originally granted to John Colby under St George nos. 33, 34 and 37; 'Present Possessor' Mary A. Brooke. In 1832 the owners were shown as 'heirs of Robley'; the estate was still in cultivation in 1862.

- 1822 [EY] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£2,432 0S 3D


Original grantee of Barbados Bay (St George parish) Lots nos. 33, 34 and 37 was 'John Colby' (conceivably an error for John Robley); by 1773 the Lots were owned by John Robley [Senior]. 'Present Possessor Mary A. Brooke. In 1832 the owners were shown as 'heirs of Robley'; the estate was still in cultivation in 1862. Mary A Brooke (q.v.) was identified in the 1830s as the administratrix of John Robley.


'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. 34-35.

Estate Information (3)

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[Number of enslaved people] 190(Tot) 95(F) 95(M)  
[Name] Studley Park  

1819 Return by John Robley

T71/462 30-36
[Number of enslaved people] 147(Tot) 76(F) 71(M)  
[Name] Studley Park  

John Baird manager

T71/474 73
[Number of enslaved people] 134(Tot) 70(F) 64(M)  
[Name] Studley Park  

James Gardner manager

T71/481 72