Upper Diamond

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
- 1807 [EY] → Joint owner
- 1834 [LA] → Other

Richard Worthington Robert's wife Sophai Mary nee Bolton was co-heiress of the Diamond estate under the will of her grandfather John Lawley.

- 1836 [LA] → Heir
1771 [EA] - 1771 [LA] → Previous owner
1771 [EA] - 1771 [LA] → Joint owner
1771 [EA] - 1771 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

It appears that Willis' mortgage of £4000 embraced both the estates later known as Upper and Lower Diamond, which were divided in 1790 between Jonathan Morgan and the heirs of John Lawley.

1774 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

William Snell lent £6000 secured by mortgage on the combined Diamond estate by a deed of 18/04/1774. Deed Book 1804, British Library, EAP688/1/1/18, https://eap.bl.uk/archive-file/EAP688-1-1-18 p. 342.

1807 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Heir

Associated Claims (3)

£368 11S 8D
£996 3S 4D
£190 11S 5D

Estate Information (7)

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[Number of enslaved people] 134(Tot)  
[Name] Upper Diamond Estate  

Lady Bolton as owner.

T71/493 253-256
[Number of enslaved people] 116(Tot) 58(F) 58(M)  
[Name] Upper Diamond Estate  

Lady Bolton as owner.

T71/495 122-123
[Number of enslaved people] 127(Tot) 67(F) 60(M)  
[Name] Upper Diamond Estate  

Lady Bolton and Roberts and Wallis. Statement sworn by Gabriel Gillett.

T71/497 86-87
[Number of enslaved people] 99(Tot) 57(F) 42(M)  
[Name] Upper Diamond Estate  

Upper Diamond Estate. Statement sworn by Alexander McBarnet [15 enslaved people recorded as on Estate but belonging to and registered by Richard W Roberts; 9 others registered by Thomas Wallis].

T71/497 56-57
[Number of enslaved people] 93(Tot) 58(F) 35(M)  
[Name] Upper Diamond Estate  

Upper Diamond Estate. Statement sworn by Allan Macdonald.

T71/499 60-61
[Number of enslaved people] 89(Tot) 53(F) 36(M)  
[Name] Upper Diamond Estate  

Upper Diamond Estate. The property of Charlotte Augusta Amelia Bolton. Statement sworn by Alex Durrie. Register taken on 1st May. Total on 1st August 1834 was 89 enslaved people.

T71/500 95-96
[Name] Diamond  

The Upper Diamond estate was put up for sale as a result of the Chancery suits of Howard v Prince, Howard v Stapleton and Howard v Howard, being the estate of John Lawley, the testator in the pleadings.

London Gazette 21315 p. 1275