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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
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1831 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

In his will made in 1831 Ward Cadogan said that he held a mortgage over the Blackmans estate of John Rycroft Best which he instructed to be used as part of his residuary estate, the whole to fund a legacy of £10,000 to his son and an annuity of £900 p.a.and a sum of £10,000 to his wife Sarah.

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£3,975 2S 11D

Estate Information (5)

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[Number of enslaved people] 152(Tot) 91(F) 61(M)  

Return of Charles Cadogan, his own property. Note that there appears to be no other reference to Cadogan owning the Blackman's estate, although Charles' brother Ward Cadogan said that held a mortgage from John Rycroft Best over the estate when he wrote his will in 1831.

T71/521 729-33
[Number of enslaved people] 215(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of John Rycroft Best, his own property. No previous return.
Best purchased in Chancery, late the property of Philip L. Applewhaite, 122 enslaved; 101 were removed from the Wilcox estate; there were 10 births and 21 deaths; and 3 additional people were included in the return (though unspecified).

T71/537 72-79
[Number of enslaved people] 176(Tot)  

Return of John Rycroft Best, his own property. The changes since 1826 accounted for by births and deaths. (There were a considerable number of the latter.)

T71/543 205-7
[Number of enslaved people] 167(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of John Rycroft Best, his own property.

T71/550 235-6
[Name] Blackmans  
[Size] 378  

Listed in St Joseph, property of Colvin.

Barbados 1913 list from the Hughes-Quere indexes transcribed at