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
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Trustee and Executor
1773 [SY] - 1773 [EY] → Joint owner
- 1823 [EY] → Owner
1823 [SY] - → Other
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Manager
1829 [EA] - 1829 [EY] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£2,576 12S 7D


  1. The original purchasers of Queens Bay division (St Paul parish) Lots nos. 35, 361/2 and 37, which became the Merchiston estate, were John Sharpe, Wm Young and John Sharpe; 'Present Possessors [i.e. c. 1866] heirs of Napier'. In 1832 the owner was shown as 'Mrs Napier'; by 1862 the estate was 'Abandoned'.

  2. c. 1773 Lots 35 and 37 were owned by James Campbell.


  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).

  2. 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. 54 and 55.

Estate Information (3)

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[Number of enslaved people] 201(Tot) 109(F) 92(M)  
[Name] Merchiston  

1819 registration made by Charles Warrack.

T71/462 499-506
[Number of enslaved people] 168(Tot) 83(F) 83(M)  
[Name] Merchiston  

Jas. Aitchison manager

T71/474 59
[Number of enslaved people] 144(Tot) 72(F) 72(M)  
[Name] Merchiston  

Ja Aitchison atty.

T71/481 58