Lion Castle

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Associated People (5)

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
- 1781 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£2,998 6S 11D

Estate Information (7)

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[Number of enslaved people] 111(Tot) 61(F) 50(M)  

Return of William A. Culpeper, his own property.

T71/522 123-26
[Number of enslaved people] 6(Tot)  

Return of William Alleyne Culpeper, his own property. Since 1817 changes in the numbers of enslaved were: Births: 4 including 1 sold to John Carew; deaths: 8; transferred to Easy Hall (also owned by Culpeper): 19; sold to John Carew: 102 (including the child born); not registered in 1817: 1.

T71/522 163-66
[Number of enslaved people] 126(Tot)  

Return of John Carew, his own property. Previously 39 enslaved. Purchased of James Holligan: 92; purchased of William Oxley, Master in Chancery attached from Marsh & Quarless: 4; births: 3; inherited of William Carew, deceased: 1; purchased of Rebecca Batson: 1; removed from Bridgetown: 4. Total Increase: 105; deaths: 10; sold to George N. and Edward B. Taylor: 4; sold to John Montefiore: 1; sold to Eliza. Trotman ('Free Mulatto'): 1; sold to John Grayfoot: 2. Total decrease: 18. For the previous ownership by James Holligan see the latter's return: T71/531, pp. 181-3 which shows the sales of enslaved to Carew. Holligan's return showed that he had previously owned 100 enslaved at Lion Castle.

T71/531 144-47
[Number of enslaved people] 117(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of John Carew, his own property. Previously 126 enslaved. 12 of the enslaved were sold at Marshall's Sale, 'attached for a debt of Margaret H. Carew'. See also separate entries from John Carew for St Michael in 1829 and 1832 - and the subsequent claim. Note that John Carew also returned 10 enslaved in St Thomas, the joint property of John B. Carew and Margaret F. Carew, 'Minors under the age of 14 years'. T71/538, p. 43. These included 9 purchased at Marshall's sale, late the property of Margaret H. Carew (see above).

T71/538 42
[Number of enslaved people] 86(Tot)  
[Name] Lion Castle  

Return of John Thomas Ellis, his own property. No previous return. A substantial number of the enslaved were purchased from John Carew (q.v.).

T71/542 29-31
[Number of enslaved people] 137(Tot)  

Return of John Thomas Ellis, his own property.

T71/551 26-8
[Name] Lion Castle  
[Size] 236  

Listed in St Thomas, property of Mahon.

Barbados 1913 list from the Hughes-Quere indexes transcribed at