Samuel Clapham

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Early cartographer in Tobago, and original grantee 19/03/1767 of Barbados Bay (St George) Lot no. 5 which became Cinnamon Hill; and of Barbados Bay (St George) Lot no. 16 19/03/1767 which with Lot no. 24 became Concordia. Possibly the same man as the Samuel Clapham part owner of Mount William on St Vincent who was 'savagely murdered' by Caribs on that island in 1798. 'Clapham' had been shown as the original purchaser of St Vincent Lots Nos. 59 (5 acres, later part of Rutland Vale); 61 (56 acres, later part of Palmiste); 65 (38 acres, later part of Rutland Vale).


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); Charles Shephard, An historical account of the island of St Vincent (1831) p. 177.

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
19/03/1767 [SD] - 1767 [LA] → Owner
19/03/1767 [SD] - 1767 [LA] → Joint owner
1794 [EA] - 1795 [LA] → Joint owner

Highly tentative association only