John Reid of Grenada and Greenwich Kent

???? - 1815


Slave-owner of Carriacou, dying in Greenwich c. 1815 aged 83. Probably but not certainly the owner of Belair on Carriacou.

  1. Will of John Reid planter of [Carriacou at present residing at] Greenwich [made in 1813] proved 06/06/1815. He left a series of monetary legacies but no specified 'slave-property.' His residuary legatee was his cousin Sir John Stuart of Maida.

  2. There is or was a memorial to John Reid and his wife Elizabeth in St Alphege Greenwich, showing their deaths in 1815 and 1813 respectively.


David Beck Ryden ''One of the Finest and Most Fruitful Spots in America': an Analysis of Eighteenth-century Carriacou', Journal of Interdisciplinary History XLIII:4 (Spring 2013) pp. 539-570 Tables 4 and 5. Table 5 also shows a 'Mon Reid' as the owner of an estate named Belvedere with 44 enslaved people.

  1. PROB 11/1570/28

  2. Caribbeana II p. 20.

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Associated Estates (1)

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
1790 [EA] - 1790 [LA] → Owner

John Reid was shown as Absent proprietor of Belair in 1790. In 1776 John Reid had owned an unnamed cotton estate of 96 acres with 37 enslaved people, probably the precursor to Belair.

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Sir John Stuart was the residuary legatee of John Reid of Grenada and Greenwich, who described him as his...

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Blue Style, Greenwich, Kent, London, England