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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
1757 [EA] - → Owner
1757 [EA] - 1769 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Not known
1832 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Executor
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

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£5,023 15S 8D


The ownership of the lands which became the Guinea plantation passed between several different families between 1674 and 1734. In 1734 it was mortgaged by Joseph Ball to Edward Lascelles. It was of 317 acres and there were 70 enslaved people on the estate. It was then sold two years later by Ball to Lascelles for £11,500 sterling of which £3,000 was a legacy due to Lascelles from the estate of his father-in-law, the Hon. Guy Ball, whose estate was broken up and who died deeply in debt. It was then bought by George Walker from Edwin Lascelles, executor of will of Henry Lascelles and devisee of the estate of Edward Lascelles. There were 400 acres. The purchase price was £23,500 of which £20,000 was in the form of a mortgage left by Lascelles


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

Estate Information (7)

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[Size] 420  

In 1769 a settlement on the marriage of Henrietta Maria Keate to George Walker. In 1757 George Walker bought the Guinea and Rous plantations (The Cliff) in St. John (which adjoined each other) from Edwin Lascelles, giving Lascelles a mortgage for £20,000. By 1769 the mortgage was reduced to £7000. In 1769, the Guinea and Rous plantations were consolidated into a single plantation of 420 acres.

Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.
[Number of enslaved people] 204(Tot)  

Return of persons in Saint John 1774. It is not clear why this list was compiled. No name associated with the return.

Barbados Department of Archives. RB9/3/5
[Number of enslaved people] 180(Tot) 88(F) 92(M)  

Return of Thomas S. Withstandley, Attorney, the property of the Hon. John Crewe.

T71/521 570-74
[Number of enslaved people] 190(Tot)  
[Name] Guinea  

Return of Thomas S. Withstandley, Attorney, the property of the Hon. John Crewe. Previously 180 enslaved.

T71/530 204-5
[Number of enslaved people] 203(Tot) 107(F) 96(M)  

Return of John Withstandley, the property of the Hon. John Crewe to whom Thomas S. Withstandley is Attorney and who is an invalid. Previously 190 enslaved.

T71/536 357-8
[Number of enslaved people] 208(Tot)  

Return of Forster Clarke (Attorney), the property of John Crew.

T71/543 131-2
[Number of enslaved people] 217(Tot) 121(F) 97(M)  

Return of Robert Haynes, his own property. He had no previous return for this estate. For the return showing 0 enslaved from the estate of John Crew (or Crewe), filed by Forster Clarke, see T71/550, pp. 144-50. The previous return had shown 208. Of the total female and male of 218, 1 M was recorded as Absent: hence total of 217. The Register gave the total as 216 + 1 absent (rather than 217+1). Of the enslaved, almost 44% were between the age of 1 and 19 while almost 3/4 (73%) were 39 years old or below.

T71/550 170-75