Estate Details

Associated People (8)

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] - 1822 [EY] → Owner

The entry for this estate in the 1822 Register notes that it had been entered under the name of Josiah W. Archbald in the previous return.

1831 [SY] - 1831 [EY] → Manager
03/03/1825 [SD] - 1831 [EY] → Receiver
02/05/1830 [SD] - 1832 [LA] → Owner

There is a slight discrepancy in the date on which Shaw received the estate. He says it was 2 May 1830 (folio 141) while the Receiver says it was 1 June 1830 (folio 3).

1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Other

Messrs Ede & Bond are entered as being associated with Johnstones (Johnsons) estate in St Paule Cappesterre, St. Kitts

1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Other
1834 [EA] - → Trustee

Rickards - the trustee for Peter Theodore Shaw for a smaller award in Antiuga - was also awarded the compensation for an unnamed estate under St Kitts 706 which LBS has inferred to have been Johnson, shown under trustees for the estate of Theodore Shaw

1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£1,362 17S 11D
This is an inferred association based on similar numbers of enslaved people and on the known status of George Rickards as trustee of the family of Peter Theodore Shaw.


  1. Parish given as Cappesterre in 1822


  1. TNA T 71/255 folio 24

Estate Information (7)

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[Number of enslaved people] 77(Tot)  
[Name] Johnson's  

Return of Charles Arthurton, owner; returned by Humphry Ottley. Capisterre

T 71/255 2
[Number of enslaved people] 80(Tot)  
[Name] Johnson's  

Return of Charles Arthurton, deceased owner; returned by John Swindell, receiver. The preceding return by Hum[phre]y Ottley, concerns this estate and shows that 77 enslaved people were "delivered over to John Swindell the receiver appointed by the Court of Chancery [on] 3rd March 1825". St John Capisterre

T 71/256 15-18
[Name] Johnstone  
[Size] 130  
[Crop] Sugar  

The portion of land used to grow sugar cane was 110.3.2 acres.

New Map of St. Kitts by Surveyor William McMahon 1828
[Number of enslaved people] 77(Tot)  
[Name] Johnsons  

Returned by John Swindell, receiver appointed by Chancery for the estate of Charles Arthurton, deceased owner.

T 71/258 5
[Name] [no name given]  

Return of Charles Arthurton deceased, owner; John Swindell, receiver; 78 enslaved people were sold and delivered to Theodore Shaw on 1 June 1830.

T 71/259 1 to 3
[Number of enslaved people] 80(Tot)  
[Name] Johnston's  

Return of Theodore Shaw, owner; returned by John James Rawlins, manager; 78 enslaved people were received on "May 2nd 1830 from John Swindell, receiver of the estate of the late Charles Arthurton".

T 71/259 139-141
[Number of enslaved people] 89(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  

Return of the trustees of the estate of Theodore Shaw, owner; returned by Stedman Rawlins, attorney.

T 71/260 152 to 153