Estate Details

Associated People (5)

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
- 1777 [EY] → Owner
1828 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

The 1831 Slave Register shows that Adamson purchased the enslaved people on the estate from Elliot, but does not note the date. That he bought the enslaved on the Lodge Estate from Elliot on 29 Jan 1829 might give some estimation of when the purchase of the enslaved on the Spring Estate occurred. Adamson is listed as the owner of both estates in the 'New Map of St. Kitts by Surveyor William McMahon 1828'.

1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Lessee (Estate)
  1. Although it appears that the William Thomson that received compensation may be the same William Thomson who leased this property, the association as not as yet been proven.
  2. The name of the owner is not recorded in the 1817 register.
1822 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Manager

The name of the owner was not recorded in the 1822 Slave Register.

1825 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£1,242 4S 5D


The evolution of the ownership of Spring estate is the subject of an overview, 'Documentary evidence for the Spring estate', http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism/slavery/archaeology/sites/spring-village/sites42.aspx</a< [accessed 19/03/2018].

Estate Information (8)

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[Number of enslaved people] 82(Tot)  
[Name] Spring Estate  

Return of an unnamed owner; returned by William Thomson, lessee.

T 71/253 541-543
[Number of enslaved people] 72(Tot)  
[Name] Spring  

Return of an unnamed owner; returned by Thomas S Pemberton, manager.

T 71/255 104-105
[Number of enslaved people] 75(Tot)  
[Name] Spring  

Return of David Elliot, owner.

T 71/256 155
[Number of enslaved people] 79(Tot)  
[Name] Spring  

Returned by James Watson manager of the estate of David Elliot, owner. St. Mary, Cayon

T 71/258 49
[Name] Spring  
[Size] 222  
[Crop] sugar  

Listed in St Mary Cayon as an estate of 222 acres in William McMahon's 1828 map of St Kitts with 94 acres of caneland. Proprietor(s) Charles Adamson.

William McMahon, A New Topographical Map of the Island of Saint Christopher, West Indies... (1828)
[Size] 222  
[Crop] sugar cane  

Estate size in acres: 222.0.1 Cane Land: 94.0.10
Other Land: 127.3.31

New Map of St. Kitts by Surveyor William McMahon 1828
[Number of enslaved people] 80(Tot)  
[Name] Spring  

Return of Charles Adamson, owner; 83 enslaved people were purchased from David Elliot.

T 71/259 7 to 9
[Number of enslaved people] 76(Tot)  
[Name] Spring  

Return of Charles Adamson, owner; returned by William Adamson, attorney; the estate is called Spooner Estate in the index.

T 71/260 1