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
1818 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Joint owner
1818 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Joint owner
1818 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Joint owner
1818 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Joint owner


Berbice - not yet traced in the compensation records

Estate Information (3)

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[Name] Dageraad  
[Crop] Sugar  

Dageraad 'zuyker plantagie'. Shown as one of six plantations in Berbice described as 'Behoorenden ann de Ed. Heeren' in 1794, each with a Directeur (in this case J.G. F. Krantz) and Surgeon (H .Brink), which appear in three cases (Dageraad, Dankbaarheid and Santvoort) to correspond to estates shown to have been owned by the Berbice Association of Amsterdam in the Slave Registers.

Naam-Lyst...op de colonie de Berbice (1794) [transcribed by Paul Koulen, 2011] p. 7
[Number of enslaved people] 144(Tot) 76(F) 68(M)  
[Name] Dageraad  

Return of slaves attached to Pln de Dageraad situate on the West Bank of the River Berbice the property of the Berbice Association of Amsterdam, return made by Henrik Staal one of their agents 04/12/1817. NB this appears distinct from 'Dageraad & Mocca' in Demerara.

T71/437 26-27
[Number of enslaved people] 141(Tot)  
[Name] Dageraad  

In 1819, D.C. Cameron had registered 141 enslaved people attached to Dageraad on the West Coast of River Berbice, the property of Henry Davidson, Aeneas Barkly, John Cameron and D.C. Cameron. [To date this is unsourced by LBS]. Local secondary material shows Cameron, Davidson and Barkly buying four estates - Dageraad, Sandvoort, St Jan and Dankbaarheid - from the Berbice Association in November 1818, and then dividing them among themselves. ['The history of Highbury', Guyana Times 14/06/2013, https://www.guyanatimesinternational.com/?p=27018/ [accessed 20/06/2018]