Estate Details

Associated People (7)

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
1773 [SY] - 1827 [EY] → Joint owner
01/10/1831 [SD] - → Lessee (Estate)
Mortgage Holder
1766 [SY] - → Joint owner
1766 [SY] - → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - → Owner
1834 [EA] - → Administrator

Associated Claims (1)

£4,501 5S 9D


The original grantees of Shirvan were Hugh Smith under Sandy Bay division (St Patrick parish) Lots nos. 17 (200 acres) and 18 (100 acres) 19/03/1767 and James Hamilton under Lot no. 32 (100 acres), also 19/03/1767. By 1773 the Present Proprietors of all 3 Lots were G. Campbell and W. Bruce. In 1832 the Owner was Sir M. Bruce; the estate was in cultivation in 1862; 'Present Possessor Heirs of Hunt'.


'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. 60-61, 62-63.

Estate Information (3)

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[Number of enslaved people] 243(Tot) 130(F) 113(M)  
[Name] Shirvan  

Return made by James Rogers, Manager 29/01/1819.

T71/462 91-99
[Number of enslaved people] 234(Tot) 131(F) 103(M)  
[Name] Shirvan  

Logan Mitchell, manager

T71/474 74
[Number of enslaved people] 241(Tot) 127(F) 114(M)  
[Name] Shirvan  

Logan Mitchell attorney

T71/481 73