Estate Details

Associated People (3)

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
- 20/05/1765 [ED] → Owner
1773 [EA] - 1773 [LA] → Joint owner
1808 [EA] - 1810 [LA] → Not known

In his will made in 1808 and proved in 1810 John Jackson of Fulham referred to his claims over the Courland estate in Tobago.

Associated Claims (1)

£3,861 6S 5D


Not yet definitively identified in the slave compensation process.

The original purchaser of Courland Bay division (St David Parish) Lot no.1, which became Courland, was James Simpson on 20/05/1765.The present proprietors c. 1773 were J. Simpson and G. Francklyn. The owners in 1832 were 'Rep G & J Petrie', and the estate was still in cultivation in 1862. The present possessor c. 1867 was Daniel G. Gordon.

In 1819 the Registration was by Wm McDowall attorney.

Estate Information (4)

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[Name] Courland  
[Size] 500  

The original purchaser 20/05/1765 of Courland Bay (St David parish) Lot no. 1 was James Simpson.

[Number of enslaved people] 365(Tot) 185(F) 180(M)  
[Name] Courland  

Return by William McDowall attorney 20/01/1819.

T71/462 163-176
[Number of enslaved people] 312(Tot) 156(F) 156(M)  
[Name] Courland  

William McDowall attorney for Courland estate

T71/474 17-18
[Number of enslaved people] 278(Tot) 139(F) 139(M)  
[Name] Courland  

A. McDougall manager

T71/481 17