New Orange Nassau

Estate Details

Associated People (7)

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
- 1807 [LA] → Joint owner
1802 [EA] - → Joint owner

Anthony Crosby Martin gained joint possession of a moiety of the estate in a settlement by the Chancery Court (after Maria Elizabeth Alleyne Lespinasse a minor had married Anthony Crosby Martin without the Court's consent) in 1802.

1802 [EA] - → Joint owner
1815 [EA] - 1815 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1815 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder
1815 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder

James Christian Clement Bell was the heir at law and administrator of James Bell, partner in Reed, Bell (later Bell and Grant) which was mortgagee in 1815.

1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney


Demerara - not yet traced in the compensation records

Estate Information (5)

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[Name] Nieuw Oranje Nassau  
[Crop] Cotton  

Shown as plantation no. 36 under the subheading 'De Mahaica a Demerarie', proprietaire Lespinasse, 500 carreaux [C]oton

Carte Generale...Demerarie 'Liste des habitations...' [1798] University of Amsterdam Library 'Suriname 1599-1975'
[Mortgage] 00/00/00001815  

By the Representatives of Anthony Crosby Martin, and Maria Elizabeth Alleyn Martin, born Lespinasse, a Mortgage vested on one undivided moiety of Plantation New Orange Nassau, cum annexis, situated on the East Sea Coast of Demerary - in favour of James Bell, of London, merchant.

Royal Gazette19/08/1815
[Number of enslaved people] 163(Tot) 78(F) 85(M)  
[Name] New Orange Nassau  

F. Cort atty of Martin & Lespinasse prop.

T71/397 N1 2146
[Number of enslaved people] 179(Tot) 92(F) 87(M)  
[Name] New Orange Nassau  

In lawful possession of F. Cort qq. and C. Spencer qq.

T71/418 2237-2342
[Name] New Orange Nassau  

The estate was subject to the Chancery suit of Martin v. Martin in 1831, between the mortgagees of the estate (James Bell, partner with Charles Reed in Reed, Bell and then Bell and Grant, and Bell's heir James Christian Clement Bell) and Anthony Crosbie Martin and his wife Maria Elizabeth Alleyne Martin [nee Lespinasse], 'Martin v Martin', Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery Vol. II 1831 (1837) pp. 507 et seq. .