Estate Details

Associated People (10)

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
- 1793 [EY] → Owner
- 1763 [EY] → Owner

Shown in his will, made and proved in 1763, as having been purchased in fee by Samuel New of Mary Sargent.

1763 [SY] - → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Owner
1822 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Executor
1822 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Previous owner
1828 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Receiver
1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Other
1831 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Other
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Other


The Montpelier estate with which Stapleton's history was entwined is the subject of a detailed study by David Small of University of Bristol, 'Montpelier Estate St John Figtree Nevis Contrasting Legacies on a Sugar Plantation' (2010), [accessed 14/04/2017].

Estate Information (6)

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[Number of enslaved people] 56(Tot) 25(F) 31(M)  
[Name] Stapletons  

Return of Mrs. Martha Williams, owner; returned by A. H. [sp?] Hamilton

T71/364 148-149
[Number of enslaved people] 52(Tot)  
[Name] Stapleton's  

Return of Martha Williams Hamilton deceased owner, 'but now of Magnus Morton"

T71/365 241
[Number of enslaved people] 48(Tot)  
[Name] Stapletons  

Return of Mrs Martha W Hamilton, deceased owner; returned by Magnus Morton as executor.

T71/366 183
[Number of enslaved people] 48(Tot)  
[Name] Stapletons  

Return of Martha W Hamilton, deceased, owner, in the possession of her receiver James Davoren Esq.; returned by F J Galpine

T71/367 171-172
[Number of enslaved people] 38(Tot) 16(F) 22(M)  
[Name] Stapleton's  

Return of Mrs Martha Williams Hamilton, deceased, owner; returned by Charles C. Caines

T71/368 202-203
[Number of enslaved people] 32(Tot)  
[Name] Stapleton's  

Return of James Davoren, receiver; returned by W H Rawlins

T71/369 208