Estate Details

Associated People (9)

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
- 1826 [LA] → Owner
- 1877 [LA] → Owner
1835 [SY] - → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Manager
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Previous owner
1823 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Executor
1823 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Other
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1827 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executor

Associated Claims (1)

£4,458 13S 11D

Estate Information (9)

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[Number of enslaved people] 227(Tot) 135(F) 92(M)  

Return of George Hewitt, Manager, the property of Richard Cobham, deceased, there being no legal representative.

T71/520 675-80

Return of Richard Skinner, Executor, the property of the estate of Richard Cobham, deceased. Previously 206 enslaved. Births: 15; deaths: 23; "Sold by Richard Skinner to William Hinds and resold by said William Hinds to said Richard Skinner without any variation taking place.": 198. [Deaths + Sold - Births = 0.]

T71/531 16-21
[Number of enslaved people] 201(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of Richard Skinner, his own property. No previous number given. "Purchased of William Hinds the same having been sold to him by Richard Skinner as qualified Executor and resold by said William Hinds to said Richard Skinner the said slaves being the property of Richard Cobham deceased." There were 198 enslaved sold and resold. There were also 8 births and 5 deaths.

T71/531 113-19
[Number of enslaved people] 197(Tot)  

Return of William Hinds, Attorney, the property of Richard Skinner. Previously 201 enslaved.

T71/538 1-2
[Number of enslaved people] 195(Tot) 114(F) 81(M)  

Inventory of Hon. Richard Skinner. Executor: William Hinds. Dated: 18 January 1827.
Inventory also included: 10 horses, 120 cattle (stake cattle: 74; calves: 46), 17 sheep, 57 hogs and pigs.
Value of enslaved: £9,805 0 0d.
Total estate value: ££33,513 2 0d.
Note that the combined value of Mount Hillaby (q.v.) and the Stepney estate was: £59,796.

Barbados Department of Archives. Inventories
[Number of enslaved people] 200(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of William Hinds, Executor, the property of the Estate of Richard Skinner.

T71/543 87-8
[Number of enslaved people] 200(Tot)  

Return of William Hinds, Executor, the property of the Estate of Richard Skinner, deceased.

T71/550 104-5
[Name] Stepney  

K.A.H. Cobham bought the Stepney estate for £26,000 in 1835, including 364 acres of land, compensation for 197 enslaved persons, and the remainder of apprenticeship terms, Kathleen Mary Butler, The Economics of Emancipation: Jamaica and Barbados 1823-1843 (Chapel Hill and London, University of North Carolina Press, 1995) p. 107.

[Name] Stepney  
[Size] 365  

Listed in St George, property of Greenidge.

Barbados 1913 list from the Hughes-Quere indexes transcribed at