Vaucluse / Yorkshire Hall

Estate Details


Associated People (11)

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
Creditor
Joint owner
- 1785 [LA] → Owner
1762 [EA] - → Owner
1780 [EA] - 1785 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1780 [EA] - 1785 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1795 [EA] - 1808 [LA] → Owner
1816 [EA] - 1843 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney

It is possible that the Attorney was Henry Stephen Cummins rather than Henry Simmons Cummins - though the latter seems the most likely.

1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Manager
1829 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£6,140 8S 0D

Notes

From 1674-1762, the land constituting the Vaucluse or Yorkshire Hall estates was owned by various families including the Walke.


Sources

Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.


Estate Information (11)

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1762
[Size] 143  
 

Mary Walke of St. Thomas, widow of John Walke, deceased and her son, Thomas Walke, sold to James Straker of St. Michael, for £6238, retaining £5500 as a mortgage, plantation of John Walke deceased, 143 acres, St. Thomas.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1777
[Number of enslaved people] 199(Tot)  
[Size] 444  
 

Yorkshire Hall plantation consisted of 2 plantations joined together, 444 acres, St. Thomas, 199 enslaved.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1780
 

Mortgage. £2076 sterling. James Straker to David Barclay of London, banker and John Barclay of London, merchant. Secured on Yorkshire Hall plantation. See also details given under 1816 evolution.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1795
[Number of enslaved people] 138(Tot)  
[Size] 384  
 

1795 Chancery Court sale of Yorkshire Hall plantation, to Hugh Dalrymple for £18,701, 384 acres, St. Thomas, 138 enslaved. Highest valued male enslaved £102, female £86. Total value enslaved £5658. Legacies and other debts charged on plantation: Keturah Pilgrim assigned by George Barclay: £2257; Hugh Dalrymple: £1794; Hugh and Mary Dalrymple by inheritance: £5644; Elizabeth Straker by inheritance: £4859; Jacob Lucie Blackman: £2593; Dottin Maycock, trustee: £685; Court Costs: £863. Total: £18701.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1816
[Number of enslaved people] 190(Tot)  
[Size] 435  
 

In 1816 Chancery Court Conveyance to Henry Peter Simmons and John Simmons of St. Philip. In 1780 James Straker, the younger, became indebted to Barclay brothers, merchants of London, in the sum of £2076, secured by mortgage on Yorkshire Hall. In 1785 Barclay brothers assigned the debt with accrued interest to Keturah Pilgrim, widow. James Straker died and bequeathed plantation to daughter Mary Ann Dalrymple, wife of Hugh Dalrymple, formerly a Major in the 49th Foot Regiment stationed in Barbados. In 1792 Keturah Pilgrim sued for her debt in the Chancery Court and in 1795 the Chancery Court, through Samuel Le Gay, one of the Masters-in-Chancery sold the plantation to Hugh Dalrymple for £18,701. Hugh Dalrymple died in 1808 with the debt to Keturah Pilgrim, which he had assumed still unpaid. Keturah Pilgrim again filed a Chancery petition to recover the debt. Henry Peter Simmons and John Simmons bought the plantation for £30,250, 435 acres, St. Thomas. Land and building appraised at £45 per acres, total £19597, 190 enslaved, highest valued male £150, female £130, boys & girls £100, total £14,798, Court costs £2695. Total appraised value £36,000 but purchase price £30,250

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 229(Tot) 130(F) 99(M)  
 

Return of Henry S. Cummins, Attorney, the property of Henry Peter Simmons.

 
T71/522 231-37
1820
[Number of enslaved people] 251(Tot)  
 

Return of Henry Peter Simmons, his own property. Changes since 1817 included the purchase of 83 enslaved from Philip Crick: see Crick's return for Bath/Mount Edge in 1820.

 
T71/526 289-97
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 264(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  
 

Return of Henry Peter Simmons, his own property. Previously 251 enslaved

 
T71/531 220-21
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 281(Tot)  
 

Return of William H. Doyle, Chief Manager, the property of Henry Peter Simmons. Previously 264 enslaved

 
T71/538 104-5
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 280(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of William H. Doyle, Attorney, the property of Henry Peter Simmons. [Doyle was almost certainly the Attorney though no capacity was specified in the Register.]

 
T71/542 77-8
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 285(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of Henry Peter Simmons, his own property.

 
T71/551 90-91