Castle Bruce

Estate Details

Associated People (6)

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
1765 [EA] - → Owner
1773 [EA] - → Joint owner
1773 [EA] - → Joint owner
1773 [EA] - 1808 [EY] → Joint owner

The will of James Bruce proved in 1808 left his share in Castle Bruce in trust for his wife Margaret.

1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner

Associated Claims (1)

£3,317 4S 0D

Estate Information (6)

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[Number of enslaved people] 281(Tot) 145(F) 156(M)  
[Name] Castle Bruce Estate  

Return of Mrs. Margaret Bruce, the Rt. Hon Lord Dundas and the heirs of the late Simon Frazer, joint owners; returned by Charles Bertrand, attorney. This entry includes the names of enslaved children's mothers. St. David.

T71/344 483-493
[Number of enslaved people] 239(Tot) 122(F) 117(M)  
[Name] Castle Bruce  

No registering name is given; 42 enslaved people died. St. David.

T71/355 324 - 326
[Number of enslaved people] 210(Tot) 112(F) 98(M)  
[Name] Castle Bruce Estate  

Return of the Rt. Hon. Lord Dundas, Lady Saltoun and the heirs of James Bruce, joint owners; returned by John Laidlaw as attorney. The decrease list shows the assumed cause of death of the enslaved people listed. St. David.

T71/358 240 - 241
[Number of enslaved people] 167(Tot) 84(F) 83(M)  
[Name] Castle Bruce  

Returned by D S Laidlaw, attorney; the name of the owner is not given. St. David.

T71/360 207-209
[Number of enslaved people] 194(Tot) 101(F) 93(M)  
[Name] Castle Bruce  

Returned by John Laidlaw as attorney for an unnamed owner; includes a full return of the enslaved; 46 enslaved people were 'formerly attached to Buckingham Estate, Parish of St. Patrick, the property of Madame Widow Toussaint Jolly'; 10 enslaved people were 'purchased from Rosalie Estate', and one was 'purchased from Mrs. Merritt'. St. David.

T71/362 496 - 503
[Number of enslaved people] 174(Tot) 88(F) 86(M)  
[Name] Castle Bruce Estate  

Returned by Dugald S. Laidlaw , attorney for an unnamed owner. St. David.

T71/363 210-211