Turner's Hall

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Associated People (4)

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
1768 [EA] - 1791 [LA] → Owner
1791 [EA] - 1798 [LA] → Owner

Though Anthony Perrin Fitzherbert became the owner on the death of his father it was held in trust by Lady Sarah Fitzherbert.

1798 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£3,615 17S 11D

Notes

For analysis of its economic performance between 1770 and 1793, when it was owned by Sir William Fitzherbert (until 1791 and then by his son), see Justin Roberts, 'Uncertain business: a case study of Barbadian plantation management, 1770-1793', Slavery and Abolition, 32 (2) (2011), pp. 247-68.

The estate remained in the Fitzherbert family until at least 1951. (Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.)


Estate Information (8)

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1668
 

In 1668 John Turner of St Philip sold ½ of a 421 acre plantation in St. Andrew to his step-son, Abel Alleyne. It then remained in the Alleyne family until at least 1746 when Elizabeth Alleyne, the widow of Col. Abel Alleyne, bequeathed the plantation to her nephew, Thomas Alleyne and, should he die without issue, to her niece, Mary Fitzherbert. In the event, Thomas Alleyne (1714-1752), the son of Timothy Alleyne and Elizabeth Buttals Alleyne (nee Holder) and husband of Jane Rolleston, died without issue. Hence the property appears to have passed to the Fitzherbert family.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations; J. C. Brandow, Genealogies of Barbados Familes (1983), p. 11.
1768
 

In 1768 Sir William Fitzherbert of Queen Ann Street, Middlesex, England, appointed Hon. Gedney Clarke & Hon. Francis Ford, both of Barbados, as his attorneys for Turner’s Hall.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1804
[Number of enslaved people] 176(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given.]  
 

In a Levy Book list for an unidentified parish [probably St Andrew], Barbados, 1804, Sir Henry Fitzherbert was listed as owning 176 enslaved. Although no estate was named it seems likely that it referred to Turner's Hall.

 
Barbados Department of Archives, RB9/3/7. Levy Book for unidentified parish, [probably St Andrew] 1804.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 136(Tot) 77(F) 59(M)  
 

Return of Sir Reynold Abel Alleyne, Attorney, the property of Sir Henry Fitzherbert 3rd Bart.

 
T71/522 294-98
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 138(Tot)  
 

Return of Sir Reynold Abel Alleyne, Attorney, the property of Sir Henry Fitzherbert 3rd Bart. Previously 135 enslaved.

 
T71/530 399
1826
[Number of enslaved people] 194(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  
 

Return of Sir Reynold Abel Alleyne, Attorney, the property of Sir Henry Fitzherbert 3rd Bart. Previously 138 enslaved. Changes: births: 23; purchased of Wm. M. Harris: 10; purchased of John P. Griffith: 52; deaths: 28; sold: 1.

 
T71/537 186-89
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 174(Tot)  
 

Return of Sir Reynold Abel Alleyne, Attorney, the property of Sir Henry Fitzherbert 3rd Bart.

 
T71/543 325-6
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 147(Tot)  
 

Return of Sir Reynold Abel Alleyne, Attorney, the property of Sir Henry Fitzherbert 3rd Bart.

 
T71/550 321-22