Eden [formerly Brownes]

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
- 1804 [EY] → Joint owner
- 1774 [EY] → Tenant-for-life

James Browne broke the entail in 1774

1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner
1822 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Owner
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Other

Associated Claims (1)

£3,161 5S 9D


This estate appears to have been rechristened from Brownes to Eden around the time of its sale by Anne Hutton (formerly Browne, nee Nisbet) to Edward Huggins. It still appears as Eden Browne in some sources. It features as background in the effort by Christine Eickelmann and David Small to untangle the history of a duel in 1822 between two men from the Maynard and Huggins' families, David Small and Christine Eickelmann 'A Nevis ‘Legend’ Revisited: the Huggins-Maynard Duel of 1822' (2004 and 2012), https://seis.bristol.ac.uk/~emceee/hugginsmaynardduel.doc[1].pdf [accessed 15/08/2019].

Estate Information (6)

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[Number of enslaved people] 152(Tot) 84(F) 68(M)  
[Name] Eden  

Return of Anne Hutton, owner

T71/364 78-80
[Number of enslaved people] 156(Tot)  
[Name] Eden  

Return of John Huggins Jr., owner; "formerly belonging to and in the lawful possession of Mrs. Ann Hutton now of John Huggins Jr."

T71/365 70-71
[Number of enslaved people] 158(Tot)  
[Name] Eden  

Return of Edward Huggins, owner, formerly of John Huggins Jr; no total is given of the number of enslaved people on the estate

T71/366 57
[Number of enslaved people] 162(Tot)  
[Name] Eden  

Return of Edward Huggins, owner; returned by Peter Thomas Huggins

T71/367 50-52
[Number of enslaved people] 157(Tot) 88(F) 69(M)  
[Name] Eden  

Return of Edward Huggins, owner; included are 9 enslaved people "of the late Edward Huggins and transferred to the Eden Estate of Edward Huggins", the estates which they came from were New River (6) and Golden Rock (3).

T71/368 60-61
[Number of enslaved people] 166(Tot)  
[Name] Eden  

Return of Edward Huggins, owner

T71/369 122