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
1766 [SY] - 1800 [EY] → Joint owner

Original grantee under St Andrew no. 27 (with Muther, Donaldson and Duncan under St Andrew nos. 17 & 18).

1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Other


1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Trustee

Associated Claims (1)

£4,083 1S 7D


Original grantees of Riseland were John Hamilton under St Andrew no. 27 and Muther, Donaldson & Duncan under nos. 17 & 18; 'Present Possessors James Bowhill and Wm. Allen, purser. In 1832 the owner was shown as 'J. Hamilton'; the estate was in cultivation in 1862.


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).

Estate Information (3)

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[Number of enslaved people] 260(Tot) 133(F) 127(M)  
[Name] Riseland  

The return was made in the name of John Hamilton but was signed by Benjamin Alleyne 'acting attorney for John Hamilton', 01/01/1819.

T71/462 116-125
[Number of enslaved people] 221(Tot) 115(F) 106(M)  
[Name] Riseland  

Benjamin Alleyne attorney for Riceland estate

T71/474 69
[Number of enslaved people] 218(Tot) 113(F) 105(M)  
[Name] Riseland  

John Baird manager

T71/481 71