Estate Details

Associated People (6)

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
1816 [EA] - → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Not known

Capacity not specified but probably Attorney.

1830 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executor

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£3,186 14S 5D


Appears to have been established from 1657 by John Read or Reid who owned the plantation until 1680 (or later). By 1680 it was of 198 acres. By 1698-99 Lt. Col. Bartholemew Reese of St. Peter sold the plantation to Edward Jordan of St. George: Reese’s ‘Black Rock’ plantation, in St. James, 210 acres, 68 enslaved.

1728: Edward Jordan’s daughter, Ann Jordan, married Joseph Dottin. Ann Jordan was Edward Jordan’s heiress. (Edward Jordan died in 1728.) Joseph Dottin’s daughter, Susannah Dottin, married Samuel Husbands, who thereby inherited the plantation.


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

Estate Information (8)

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[Number of enslaved people] 149(Tot)  
[Size] 306  

Samuel Husbands of St. Michael and his wife Susannah Husbands, née Dottin, a daughter of Joseph Dottin, deceased, made a trust conveyance to Hon. Thomas Applewhaite of St. George, Rev. Dudley Woodbridge of St. James and Richard Husbands of St. Michael, merchant. Plantation in St. James and St. Michael.

Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
[Size] 278  

Mortgage. Joseph Dottin Husbands, son of Samuel Husbands, deceased of St. James to Joshua Luke of St. Michael, merchant, 278 acres, St. Michael & St. James.

Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
[Number of enslaved people] 85(Tot)  
[Size] 132  

Samuel Perry, executor of will of Joshua Luke, deceased (1788) sold Husbands, St James, to Thomas Ostrehan.

Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
[Number of enslaved people] 104(Tot) 55(F) 49(M)  

Return of James Cummins, Attorney, the property of Thomas Ostrehan.

T71/522 54-56
[Number of enslaved people] 136(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of Howard Griffiths, his own property. Previously 9 enslaved. Changes:
Purchased under a decree of the Court of Chancery, late the property of John Cummins, deceased: 120; purchased at Marshall's sale, late the property of Thomas Harris: 2; births: 12; purchased of Nathaniel Evanson: 1; deaths: 3; sold to Alexander King: 1; sold to George Cummins: 4.

See also Return of George Cummins, Executor, late the property of the Estate of John Cummins, deceased which shows that 116 enslaved were given up to William Oxley, Master in Chancery and sold by him to Howard Griffith.

T71/538 144-48
[Number of enslaved people] 139(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of John William Perch, the property of Howard Griffith.

T71/542 139
[Number of enslaved people] 125(Tot) 64(F) 61(M)  
[Size] 223  

Inventory of Howard Griffith [Executors not known], 22 January 1830.
Total enslaved = Men: 27; Women: 36; Boys: 34; Girls: 28. Enslaved valued at £6,670; total value of estate: £16381 10 0d.
Inventory also includes 3 horses, 525 cattle, 23 sheep, 19 hogs, 2 goats.

Barbados Department of Archives. Inventories
[Number of enslaved people] 142(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of Eyare King, Executor, the property of the Estate of Howard Griffith.

T71/551 149