Estate Details

Associated People (11)

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
1817 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Owner
1825 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Owner
1825 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Other
1825 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Trustee
1825 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Trustee
1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Joint owner
1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Lessee
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Assignee
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Assignee

Associated Claims (1)

£668 19S 1D

Estate Information (6)

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[Number of enslaved people] 41(Tot)  
[Name] Powells  

Return of Thomas Powell Sr., owner; Esq

T71/364 73
[Number of enslaved people] 39(Tot) 17(F) 22(M)  
[Name] Powell's  

Return of Thomas Powell

T71/365 190
[Number of enslaved people] 38(Tot)  
[Name] Powells  

Return of Protheroe and Savage trustees to B T Claxton, owner; returned by James Halliday;

T71/366 155

A petition from William Swanston, in the 1831 slave register, notes that no return was submitted in 1828. Swanston explained that at that time the "estate was tenanted by Samuel Sturge whose duty it was to have made the said Triennial Return (the lessors of the said Estate being resident in England and having no other representative within this Island)". Stated that Sturge failed to do so because he was "then in a very declining state of health, which not long afterwards terminated in his decease". An affidavit is annexed to the petition from George Bucke confirming what Swanston says, but gives slightly different information on one count saying that "Powells Estate [was occupied by] Samuel Sturge under a lease granted to him by Messrs Bosanquet Pitt and Co. of the City of London (Absentees from the said Island)"

T71/368 187
[Number of enslaved people] 34(Tot) 15(F) 19(M)  
[Name] Powells  

Return of Messrs Mannings and Anderdon, owner; returned by William Swanston. The return is followed by a petition from Swanston who says he noticed when submitting the return for "Powells in the said Island now in the possession of Messrs. Mannings and Anderdon of the City of London" that no return was submitted in 1828.

T71/368 185-187
[Number of enslaved people] 35(Tot)  
[Name] Powells  

Return of Messrs Mannings and Anderdon, in possession of Nevil Reid and John Dixon surviving assignees of Messrs Mannings and Anderdon"

T71/369 189