Gedney Clarke junior

1735 - 1777


Early purchaser of land in Grenada and Tobago, having sold out of estates in Demerara and Essequibo amassed by his father. Overtaken by financial failure in 1774, from which the Lascelles appear to have benefited.

  1. By 1773, Gedney Clarke was the 'present proprietor' in Tobago of: Great River division (St Mary parish) Lots nos. 1, 4-6, 9, 22 and 23, and 44. He had purchased Lot no. 4 (500 acres) on 12/05/1766 [Fowler gives 12/05/1776 but this must be erroneous]; Lot no. 1 (500 acres) had been purchased at the same time by John Haslen [sic], Lots 5 & 6 (400+100 acres) by Walter Pringle, Lot no. 9 (again 500 acres) by Henry Smith, and Lot no. 22 (76 acres) by Frederick Corsar and Lot no. 23 (76 acres) by Charles Simpson, both on 19/04/1768; Lot no. 44 (40 acres) had been purchased by Benjamin Brown on 05/06/1770. Woodcock shows Lot no. 1 becoming the Goldsborough estate, Lot 4 Bushy Park, Lots 5 & 6 Richmond, and Lots no. 9, 22 and 23 becoming the Goodwood estate.


S.D. Smith, Slavery, family and gentry capitalism in the British Atlantic world Ch. 5

  1. 'Tables showing the Lots in each Parish, numbered as originally granted - the original Grantee - the name of the Lot, or lots, if one has been acquired, and the present Possessor where there is one' and 'A Table, showing the Estates in cultivation in 1832, and their Owners, in 1832, copied from the list appended to Byres' map of that date, with those in cultivation in 1862', Henry Iles Woodcock, A History of Tobago (Ayr: Smith and Grant, 1867; new impression London: Frank Cass and Company Limited, 1971); John Fowler, A summary account of the present flourishing state of the respectable colony of Tobago in the British West Indies illustrated with a map of the island and a plan of its settlement, agreeably to the sales by his Majesty’s Commissioners (London: A Grant, 1774), pp. 40-41, 42-43, 44-45.

Further Information

West Indian

Associated Estates (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
1773 [SY] - 1773 [EY] → Owner

Originally Great River division Lot no. 1, purchased 12/05/1766 by John Haslen [sic, possibly Hasler] but by 1773 held by Gedney Clarke junior.

1773 [SY] - 1773 [EY] → Owner
- 1777 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Son → Father