The Bath

Estate Details

Associated People (5)

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
23/01/1812 [SD] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
- 1791 [LA] → Owner
1793 [EA] - 1812 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

According to Robert Haynes, Cave had been his Attorney since at least 1804.

1835 [EA] - 1835 [LA] → Owner

Robert Haynes reportedly transferred The Bath to his son Henry Husbands Haynes in 1835, receiving a mortgage for £4000 in lieu of the compensation for the formerly enslaved people attached to the estate [Edmund C. Haynes, A. Percy Haynes and Edmund S. P. Haynes (eds.), Notes by General Robert Haynes of New Castle and Clifton Hall Plantations, Barbados, and other documents of family interest (London, n.d. [1912]) p. 23].

Associated Claims (1)

£5,404 8S 4D

Estate Information (9)

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Douglas acquired the estate in 1793 following the sale, in 1791, when it had been the property of Edward Day, deceased. It was sold by Act of Parliament through trustees to satisfy Day’s creditors. (It is not clear whether the sale was to Douglas or whether Douglas acquired it from another.)

Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
[Number of enslaved people] 212(Tot)  
[Size] 400  

Haynes purchased the Bath in Chancery, for £37,100 currency. It was sold by the heirs and executors of James Douglas, deceased who had bought the estate in 1793. Haynes bid against James Maxwell (who had also bid against him on Clifton Hall [q.v.]) and John Thomas Lord.
The estate appraised at £34,607. 400 acres were appraised at £37 per acre = £15,018. There were 212 enslaved. Hughes notes that the value of the enslaved was unusually high for this period when £150 was an average, the top value of highest priced enslaved person. In this instance, the top valued enslaved person was appraised at £200 and 30 enslaved were appraised at more than £150. Total value of enslaved was £18,417. (Among the creditors of James Douglas was Thomas Daniel, owed £10,000.)

Notes by General Robert Haynes (1912), p. 20.
[Number of enslaved people] 224(Tot) 122(F) 102(M)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of Robert Haynes, his own property.

T71/521 596-602
[Number of enslaved people] 247(Tot) 138(F) 109(M)  
[Name] Bath  

Return of Robert Haynes, his own property. Changes in enslaved numbers since 1817: Births: 18; Purchased of Thomas Best: 17; 2 enslaved persons (Billy age 50 and Tackey age 12) were included in the Registration but were not in 1817 and not accounted for by purchases etc. There had also been 13 deaths. Note also that there were two in 1817 who were not included in 1820 and thus there was no explanation of what happened to them: Chactas aged 1 month in 1817 and Jackey age 9 in 1817.

T71/525 663-69
[Number of enslaved people] 249(Tot)  
[Name] Bath  

Return of Robert Haynes, his own property. Previously 247 enslaved.

T71/530 221-22
[Number of enslaved people] 250(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of Robert Haynes, his own property. Previously 249 enslaved.

T71/537 11-12
[Number of enslaved people] 248(Tot)  
[Name] Bath  

Return of Nathaniel Cave, Attorney, the property of Robert Haynes.

T71/543 160-1
[Number of enslaved people] 245(Tot)  

Return of Nathaniel Cave, Attorney, the property of Robert Haynes.

T71/550 178-9
[Name] Bath  
[Size] 627  

Listed in St John, property of Yearwood.

Barbados 1913 list from the Hughes-Quere indexes transcribed at