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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
1745 [EA] - 1751 [LA] → Owner

A tentative association only, inferred from the will of Thomas Maxwell but not confirmed by other sources.

1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (2)

£580 11S 1D
£5,394 13S 10D

Estate Information (8)

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[Number of enslaved people] 234(Tot) 128(F) 106(M)  

Return of Thomas Atkinson Jones, his own property.

T71/521 136-42
[Number of enslaved people] 251(Tot)  
[Name] Maxwells  

Return of Thomas Atkinson Jones, his own property. Previously 242 enslaved.

T71/529 716
[Number of enslaved people] 1(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  

Return of Thomas Atkinson Jones, his own property. Previous return showed 251 enslaved. Changes: births: 18; sold to Jno. Tappin: 249; sold to Edw. Senhouse: 12; deaths: 7. Net: 1. This probably refers to Maxwell's.

T71/536 86-93
[Number of enslaved people] 272(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of John Tapin, his own property. The changes since 1823 show that Tapin was establishing himself as a large plantation owner, at least until 1834 by which time he was an invalid. Changes since the previous return of 13 enslaved were:
Births: 1; purchased from Thomas A. Jones: 249; brought from Berbice: 2; purchased of Sarah Cummins: 1; purchased at Marshall's Yard sale: 12; repurchased of J. J. R. Holder: 1; purchased of A. Edwards: 1; sent to Trinidad: 4; sold to William Sharpe: 1; sold to Mrs Walton: 1.

T71/536 170-77
[Number of enslaved people] 288(Tot)  

Return of John Tapin, his own property.

T71/544 176-7
[Number of enslaved people] 321(Tot)  

Return of John Tapin, his own property.

TNA, T71/555, pp. 321-35 (Barbados Slave Register, 1834; return by W. H. Austin for John Tapin, invalid) shows that a large number of the enslaved were sold to William Sharpe. Hence the fall in the numbers of enslaved between 1832 and 1834 (when there were 31).

T71/549 172-3
[Number of enslaved people] 267(Tot)  

Note the compensation claim Barbados 3495 lodged by William Thomas Sharp. He received £5394 13s 10d for 267 enslaved. See the claim and T71/898: claim from William Thomas Sharp, owner-in-fee, T71/555 p. 306: enslaved persons were registered by W.T. Sharpe in 1834. And note the evolution in 1832 showing sales from Tapin to Sharpe.

[Name] Maxwell  
[Size] 430  

Listed in Christ Church, property of Jackman.

Barbados 1913 list from the Hughes-Quere indexes transcribed at