Andrews [The Russia]

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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

This association is made in Hughes-Queree. LBS has not yet verified the detailed account given there, which shows the mortgaged estate passing from Sarah Hales to her daughter's husband Rev. John Shepley.

1780 [SY] - 1809 [LA] → Owner

Related to - possibly the father of - Thomas Drake Barker (q.v.).

1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1832 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Other

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£4,241 4S 0D


The first record of the Andrews and the Russia estates appear in the 1650s.
1656: Petition to the Governor-in-Council, Barbados October 1656 by Thomas Andrews, Jonathan Andrews, & Thomas Wardall (Member of Council in 1683). Recites purchase of 400 acres by petitioners from James Holdipp in 1648. Petition seeks a ruling as to which Vestry the plantation should pay taxes to. Council orders to be paid to Vestry of St. George.
1659: Trust conveyance. Thomas Wardall to Edward Pye & Thomas Andrews. Trust for benefit of Robert Wardall, son of Thomas Wardall, Thomas Wardall stated to be owner of half plantation named 'The Russia'. This conveyance was shortly afterwards revoked.
1673: Deed making physical division of plantation. of 446 acres & 129 slaves. Thomas Wardall to be owner of Western part in St. Thomas (The Russia). Jonathan Andrews to be owner of Eastern portion in St Joseph.
1674: Lucretia Wardall married George Andrews. Their son Wardall Andrews owned both plantations. Wardall Andrews (d. 1714) by his will bequeathed the St. Joseph plantation to his wife & the St. Thomas plantation to his son William Andrews, a minor living in England. Should Wm. Andrews die childless, the plantation was to become the property of Wardall Andrews’ cousin, also named William Andrews & resident in England. The terms of Wardall Andrews’ will were not observed & his sister Sarah Hales became owner of the St. Thomas plantation, The Russia, while his cousin William Andrews became owner of the St. Joseph plantation – Andrews.
1739: Wm. Andrews of Worcester, England sold to Edward Parris of St. George for £2300 – 190 acres. St. Joseph & St. George.
1739: 90/182 Wm. Andrews sold to John Thorne of St. Joseph for £530 40 acres – St. Joseph.
1747: In 1731 Robert Hales of Westminster, England & his wife Sarah Hales neé Andrews, sister of Wardall Andrews, deceased, owed Sir Biby Lake of London, England £2721 sterling. Lake agreed to settle for £1000. This sum was advanced to Hales by Thomas Bird, merchant of London, England. The Russia was mortgaged to Bird to secure the debt. Robert Hales died in 1735 & his wife, Sarah Hales died in 1741. Their daughter and heir, Mary Hales married Rev. John Shepley of England who became the owner of the plantation. in right of his wife. Rev. John Shepley then sold the plantation to Christopher Moe of Barbados: £6000, 234 acres.


Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.

Estate Information (9)

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[Name] Andrews  
[Size] 180  

Chancery Court Conveyance. Andrews plantation in St. Joseph, formerly the property of Richard Parris, deceased (will 1765) sold by Benjamin Gittens, one of the Masters-in-Chancery, to Anthony Barker for £8,000.

Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
[Name] The Russia  

1786: Attached for settlement of debt confessed by Cheeseman Moe, executor of will of Irenaeus Moe, deceased. [Huighes-Queree add that N.B. Several other levies at about the same time indicate that “The Russia” ceased to exist at around this time. Perhaps some of the land was bought by the owner of Andrews, which grew in size from 180 acres to 312 acres between 1780 and 1846.]
1791: 20 acres of the Russia, the property of Irenaeus Moe levied on for debt, whole plantation, 234 acres.

Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
[Number of enslaved people] 200(Tot) 102(F) 98(M)  

Return of Thomas Drake Barker, his own property.

T71/521 713-18
[Number of enslaved people] 194(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  

Return of Thomas Drake Barker, his own property. Previously 197 enslaved.

T71/530 298-99
[Number of enslaved people] 195(Tot)  

Return of Thomas Drake Barker, his own property.

T71/537 82-3
[Number of enslaved people] 194(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of Thomas Drake Barker, his own property.

T71/543 217-18
[Number of enslaved people] 189(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of James Sarsfield Bascom, capacity unspecified, the property of Thomas Drake Barker, an invalid.

T71/550 239-40
[Name] Andrews  

Thomas Drake Barker settled on his two daughers, Margaret Walcott Hardy, wife of John Peter Hardy of England and Rebecca Montague Hodgkinson, wife of Francis Hodgkinson of St. George, Barbados. Subsequently, the estate owned by the Hardy & Hodgkinson families and, from 1866-1907, Hardy and Montague. (In 1866 Frances Barker Hodgkinson took the name of Montague.) From 1916 until at least 1970, Andrews was owned by the Challenor family (from 1951 Challenor Estates).

Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
[Name] Andrews  
[Size] 310  

Listed in St Joseph, property of Gibbs.

Barbados 1913 list from the Hughes-Quere indexes transcribed at