Estate Details

Associated People (5)

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] - → Owner

Tentative association only. Woodcock shows the grantee of St George (Barbados Bay) no. 14, which became Adelphi, as William Stewart. Barbados Bay or St George no. 14 is missing from John Fowler's 1772 map and list of estate owners.

1811 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee and Executrix
- 1798 [EY] → Owner
1800 [SY] - 1811 [EY] → Joint owner
1813 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Other

Beneficiary of the compensation by virtue of his marriage to the widow of Charles Ruddach. The Register of Claims also refers to a Chancery suit of Ruddach versus Nolan.

Associated Claims (1)

£1,361 16S 6D


  1. The original grantee of Adelphi was William Stewart under St George no. 14; Present Possessor Dowland Kaye. In 1832 the Owners were shown as 'Heirs of Ruddack'; the estate was out of cultivation in 1862.


  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).

Estate Information (4)

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[Number of enslaved people] 139(Tot) 67(F) 72(M)  
[Name] Adelphi  

1819 return made by John Balfour Esq. executor and trustee of Thomas Ruddach deceased by his attorney A. MacGregor.

T71/462 386-391
[Number of enslaved people] 122(Tot) 63(F) 59(M)  
[Name] Adelphi  

John Stewart manager

T71/474 1
[Number of enslaved people] 96(Tot) 53(F) 43(M)  
[Name] Adelphi  

John Stewart manager

T71/481 1
[Name] Adelphi  

Woodcock shows the 'Present Possessor' of Adelphi as 'Dowland Kaye'. This is almost certainly Kaye Dowland, a stipendiary magistrate on Tobago who later lived at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, dying in 1872, and who appears to have been a major collector of 17th and 18thC drawings.

Henry Iles Woodcock, History of Tobago (1866) Appendix