Clay Gut

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

Associated Claims (1)

£2,328 7S 7D

Estate Information (9)

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The keystone over the main entrance was inscribed "The Honorable John Richardson Herbert, Esquire, 1785.",Windmill,_Charlotte_Amalie,_St._Thomas,_VI_HABS_VI,4-NEVIS,1A-(sheet_4_of_8).png#/media/File:Estate_Clay_Gut,Windmill,_Charlotte_Amalie,_St._Thomas,_VI_HABS_VI,4-NEVIS,1A-(sheet_1_of_8).png (sourced 22/07/2015)

Clay Gut Estate, Windmill, Virgin Islands National Park Field Office 1962, Historic American Building Survey
[Number of enslaved people] 164(Tot) 91(F) 73(M)  
[Name] Clay Gut  

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

T71/364 130-133
[Number of enslaved people] 150(Tot)  
[Name] Clay Gut  

Return of Magnus Morton; "in the lawful possession of Martha Williams Hamilton deceased but now of Magnus Morton"

T71/365 56-58
[Number of enslaved people] 155(Tot)  
[Name] [no name given]  

Return of Mrs Martha W Hamilton, deceased, owner; returned by Magnus Morton as executor [the estate name is not given in the return; information from other returns was used to identify the estate]

T71/366 35-36
[Number of enslaved people] 152(Tot)  
[Name] Clay Gut  

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

T71/367 31-22
[Number of enslaved people] 138(Tot) 76(F) 68(M)  
[Name] Clay Gut  

Return of Mrs Martha Williams Hamilton deceased, owner; returned by William Henry Rawlins

T71/368 41-42
[Number of enslaved people] 134(Tot)  
[Name] Clay Gut  

Return of James Davoren as receiver in Chancery; returned by W H Rawlins

T71/369 51 - 52
[Size] 414  
[Stock] horse, mules, cattle, sheep  

All that plantation or estate, called Clay Gut, situate, lying, and being in the parish of Saint George, Gingerland ... containing about 164 a 3 r of cane land and about 250 a of pasture land, together with the remains of a dwelling house, windmill, and sugar works, and still house, in tolerable repair, 1 horse, 4 mules, 16 head horned cattle, 2 sheep, plantation implements and utensils, and the unexpired terms of apprenticeship of 27 male praedials, 37 female praedials, 13 boys praedials, 17 girls praedials, 7 male non-praedials, 11 female non-praedials, 1 boy non-praedials.

The London Gazette, Tuesday 11 Oct 1836 pp. 1770-1771

"The present owner, Miss Eva Wilkin, was operating the mill when it finally closed just prior to World War II."

Clay Gut Estate, Windmill, Virgin Islands National Park Field Office 1962, Historic American Building Survey