Estate Details

Associated People (3)

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
- 1793 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney


Demerara - not yet traced in the compensation records

Estate Information (4)

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[Name] North Brook  
[Crop] Cotton  

North Brook shown as plantation no. 17 under the sub-heading 'De Mahaica a Demerarie', proprietaire J. Baillie sen., no area shown, C[oton].

James Baillie of Bedford Square and Ealing Grove is known to have owned this estate and referred to it in his will proved in 1793 (when he instructed his trustees to sell it). He is presumably but not necessarily the 'J. Baillie sen.' recorded as the owner in 1798, despite his death.

Carte Generale...Demerarie 'Liste des habitations...' [1798] University of Amsterdam Library 'Suriname 1599-1975'
[Number of enslaved people] 277(Tot) 111(F) 166(M)  
[Name] Northbrook  

F. Cort atty of John Stuart [sic] prop. [This possibly refers to John Stewart sen., q.v.]

T71/397 N1 2172
[Number of enslaved people] 282(Tot) 128(F) 154(M)  
[Name] North Brook  

Property of John Stewart Esq. in the lawful possession of John Stewart jun. his atty.

T71/419 2475-2482
[Name] Northbrook  
[Size] 500  

A despatch from Governor Light to Lord John Russell dated 04/12/1839 described the purchase by 63 former enslaved people of the Northbrook estate of roughly 500 acres from the estate of the late Hugh Rogers.

A & P 1840 34 (6) p. 159 (p. 35)