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
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1830 [LA] → Owner
1830 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£3,182 16S 11D


Clifton sometimes known as Prideaux. From 1674 until at least 1722, it was associated with the Prideaux family.

Estate Information (8)

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[Number of enslaved people] 87(Tot) 47(F) 40(M)  
[Name] Clifton  

Return of Margaret Williams, her own property.

T71/522 244-46
[Number of enslaved people] 15(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of Margaret Elizabeth Williams her own property. Note that Margaret Elizabeth Williams was clearly the same as Margaret Williams who returned in 1817: the lists of the enslaved correspond. However, note too that 82 enslaved people were sold to John Henry Cutting while there were also 10 people who appeared in the 1820 list but did not appear in 1817. There was also 1 person who was a 'gift to J. T. Williams' in 1820 but did not appear as owned by M. E. Williams in 1817. It is not clear where they had been in 1817. The 1820 return is given here to show the transfer of ownership to Cutting. For subsequent returns of Margaret Elizabeth Williams see separate records under her name.

T71/526 326-28
[Number of enslaved people] 105(Tot) 55(F) 50(M)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of John Henry Cutting, his own property. Of the enslaved there were: births: 10; Purchased of Margaret Elizabeth Williams: 81 (although the return of Margaret Elizabeth Williams in 1820 shows that she sold 82 enslaved people to Cutting); Purchased of Anna M. Waith: 7; Purchased of Con. A. Howell: 5; Purchased from others: 2. There were also 5 deaths.

T71/526 153-55
[Number of enslaved people] 92(Tot)  

Return of John Henry Cutting, his own property. Previously 105 enslaved. 10 of the enslaved "reverted to Anna Maria Parlour, late Anna Maria Waith, having been purchased from her conditionally". Note that Cutting does not appear to have a record in the 1826 Slave Registers.

T71/531 140-41
[Number of enslaved people] 114(Tot)  

Return of John Henry Cutting, his own property.

T71/542 16
[Number of enslaved people] 96(Tot)  
[Size] 241  

In 1830 John Henry Cutting M.D. of St. Michael sold Clifton to Henry Trotman of St. Michael for £41,000.

Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
[Number of enslaved people] 135(Tot)  

Return of Henry Trotman, his own property. Many enslaved purchased from John Cutting.

T71/551 100-103
[Name] Clifton  
[Size] 240  

Listed in St Thomas, property of King.

Barbados 1913 list from the Hughes-Quere indexes transcribed at