Luidwyk or Zuidwyk

Estate Details

Associated People (2)

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
1818 [EA] - 1831 [EY] → Owner
1825 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Attorney

Associated Claims (2)

£355 7S 9D
£9,026 18S 2D


Berbice - not yet traced in the slave compensation records but conceivably British Guiana no. 47, for which David Melville was awarded the compensation, and possibly given there as 'Freidwyk', for which David Melville was also awarded the compensation for a smaller group of enslaved people. Although the name in the Slave Registers appears consistently to be 'Luidwijk' or 'Luidwyk' this must be Zuidwijk, the name of a town in the Netherlands.

Estate Information (5)

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[Name] Zuydwyk  

Plantagie Zuydwyk. Eigenaar [owner] J.G.Rausch; Adminis. Jacobus Rausch; Directeur Jacobus Rausch.

NB tentative connection only with the Luidwyk or Zuidwyk of the Slave Registers.

Naam-Lyst...op de colonie de Berbice (1794) [transcribed by Paul Koulen, 2011] p.11
[Number of enslaved people] 223(Tot) 103(F) 120(M)  
[Name] Luidwyk or Zuidwyk  

Return of slaves attached to Plantation Luidwyk situate on the west bank of the River Berbice the property of Andrew Melville, this return made by Andrew Melville 30/09/1817.

T71/437 249-251
[Number of enslaved people] 204(Tot)  
[Name] Luidwyk  

Return of slaves the property of Andrew Melville attached to Plantation Luidwyk Berbice, this return made by David Melville attorney. 225 + 14 (10m 4f) - 35 (21m 14f) = 204.

T71/442 535-538
[Number of enslaved people] 198(Tot)  
[Name] Luidwyk  

The property of Andrew Melville, return made by his attorney William Ross

T71/443 125-128
[Number of enslaved people] 189(Tot)  
[Name] Luidwyk  

The property of Andrew Melville, attached to Pln Luidwyk on the West Bank of the River Berbice, return made by his attorney John Cameron

T71/444 443-446