Ruby

Estate Details


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
1816 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Owner
1825 [EA] - 1844 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (1)

£4,046 19S 11D

Notes

Samuel Hall Lord appears to have bought this estate (of 356 acres) in 1825 and added to it, making it 399 acres. By doing so he consolidated his estate ownership, some of which was also owned by his deceased brother's son, John, and others. His contiguous estates - Long Bay, Pool, Bowmanston and Ruby - formed a single block of estates. Samuel Lord was still the owner until his death in 1846. For notes on Lord and his ownership see notes on his association with BA677 Long Bay estate, St Philip, Barbados.


Sources

Colonel A. H. Wightwick Haywood, 'Sam Lord and his Castle' in James C. Brandow Genealogies of Barbados Families (1983), p. 395. [Originally in the Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, XXX (1963), pp. 114-26. The author was Samuel Lord's great-grandson.]; Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.


Estate Information (8)

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1816
 

In 1816 Belgrave claimed £6,720 in damage. Hughes-Queree described this as 'very high damage per acre'.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1817
[Number of enslaved people] 238(Tot) 141(F) 97(M)  
 

Return of Jacob Belgrave, his own property.

 
T71/521 338-44
1823
 

1823: Jacob Belgrave, free mulatto, sold The Ruby to John Cholmley Roach for £28,737 sterling, part of the purchase price apparently in the form of the conveyance to Belgrave of Roach’s plantation, Graeme Hall in Christ Church.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1823
[Number of enslaved people] 173(Tot)  
[Name] None given  
 

No previous return. Return of John C. Roach, his own property. Purchased of John Belgrave: 178; omitted to be registered in 1820: 1; purchased of Marshall's sale, the property of the estate of John Hunte, deceased: 2; births: 13; deaths: 21.

 
T71/530 146-53
1825
[Number of enslaved people] 170(Tot)  
[Size] 356  
 

In a Chancery sale, the Ruby plantation, the property of Cholmley Roach, was sold to Samuel Hall Lord.

 
Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
1826
[Name] None given  
 

Return of John B. Mann, Attorney, the property of John C. Roach. Previously 173 enslaved. Changes: Births: 26 (+1 which appears to have been omitted from the final total); purchased from John Mayers: 133; possession given to Thomas Louis who was appointed Receiver by the Court of Chancery in a cause Belgrave against Roach: 167; sent to Demerara: 1; deaths: 34. Net number of enslaved = 130 (or 131 if the missing birth is included). There appears to be no trace of these enslaved after 1826. John Cholmley Roach returned 9 enslaved in 1829 and 11 in 1832: T71/544, p. 323 (1829) and T71/549, p. 318 (1832). The 1829 return also gives the previous (i.e. 1826) figure as 9.

 
T71/536 311-20
1829
[Number of enslaved people] 159(Tot)  
 

Return of Samuel H. Lord, his own property.

 
T71/544 301
1832
[Number of enslaved people] 165(Tot)  
[Size] 399  
 

Return of Samuel H. Lord, his own property.

 
T71/549 298-9