Estate Details

Associated People (5)

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
1820 [EA] - → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Previous owner
1829 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Executrix
1829 [EA] - 1838 [LA] → Owner
1838 [EA] - → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£3,615 17S 10D
Note that the award does not name the estate as Sterling; but it is clearly the one being referred to.

Estate Information (8)

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[Number of enslaved people] 356(Tot) 193(F) 163(M)  
[Name] Ruby and Sterling  

Jacob Belgrave of slaves his own property (Ruby and Sterling).

T71/525 379
[Number of enslaved people] 189(Tot)  
[Name] Ruby and Sterling  

Return of Jacob Belgrave, his own property, late on Ruby and Sterling. NB that the Ruby and Sterling estates were distinct although a single return is given here. Previously 356 enslaved. Changes in enslaved numbers since 1820 were:

Births: 19; purchased of Wm. Henry Scott: 6; purchased of J. Thompson: 1; deaths: 8; manumitted: 1; sold to Elizabeth Sarjeant: 6; sold to John C. Roach: 193.

T71/530 32-39
[Number of enslaved people] 192(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of Jacob Belgrave, his own property. Previously 189 enslaved.

T71/536 206
[Number of enslaved people] 8(Tot)  

Return of Elizabeth Belgrave, Executrix, the property of the estate of Jacob Belgrave, deceased.

Included here because the entry shows:
Previously 192; births: 8; 8 deaths; sold to Nathaniel Cave [q.v.]: 160; manumitted: 13; reverted to Eliz. A. Belgrave: 6; gift to Nathaniel Belgrave: 5. Net number of enslaved = 8.

T71/544 195-200
[Number of enslaved people] 168(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of Nathaniel Cave, his own property.
It is probable that this entry refers to the Sterling estate but it is not absolutely certain.
The previous return had shown 7. Changes included:
Acquired by marriage with Isabella C. Wharton: 1; purchased from the estate of Jacob Belgrave: 160; births: 9; sold to James R. Cheesman: 5; sold to Charlotte Elliott: 1; deaths: 3. Net number of enslaved: 168.

See also return in 1829 of Elizabeth Belgrave of unnamed estate in St Philip. (T71/544, pp. 195-200)

T71/544 218-22
[Number of enslaved people] 162(Tot)  

Return of Nathaniel Cave, his own property.

T71/549 220-23
[Size] 236  

In 1838 the plantation was sold by Nathaniel Cave to William Matson Barrow of St. Philip for £18,000.

Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
[Name] Stirling  
[Size] 218  

Listed in St Philip, property of Gooding.

Barbados 1913 list from the Hughes-Quere indexes transcribed at