Bevon Island

Estate Details

Associated People (10)

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
- 1795 [EY] → Owner
1753 [EA] - 1753 [LA] → Owner
1795 [EA] - 1795 [LA] → Previous owner

Shown in the will of Ralph Willett proved 1795 as the previous owner of Bevon Island, and appearing on the 1753 Samuel Baker map against it.

1817 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Joint owner

Owner recorded as Evan Baillie Sons & Co.

1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Manager
1822 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Manager

John's middle name is spelt Haynes in the 1822 Slave Register.

1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Attorney
1828 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1831 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£1,424 1S 6D

Estate Information (7)

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[Number of enslaved people] 81(Tot)  
[Name] Bevon Island  

Return of Evan Bailie and sons, joint owners; returned by John McDonell, manager; this does not appear to be an agricultural estate and is not listed as such in the index of the slave register.

T 71/253 226-228
[Number of enslaved people] 83(Tot)  
[Name] Bevon Island  

Return of Messrs Evan Ballie Sons and Co, joint owners; returned by John Haynes O'Brien, manager.

T 71/255 6
[Number of enslaved people] 85(Tot)  
[Name] Bevon Island  

Return of Messrs Evan Baillie Sons and Co, owner; returned by John H O'Brien, manager.

T 71/256 41-42
[Number of enslaved people] 88(Tot)  
[Name] Bevon Island  

Returned by William Stephens, attorney of Baillie Sons and Co, joint owners. St. John, Capisterre

T 71/258 5 to 6
[Name] Bevon Island  
[Size] 82  
[Crop] sugar  

Listed in St John Capisterre as an estate of 82 acres in William McMahon's 1828 map of St Kitts with 52 acres of caneland. Proprietor(s) John Willett Willett.

William McMahon, A New Topographical Map of the Island of Saint Christopher, West Indies... (1828)
[Number of enslaved people] 80(Tot)  
[Name] Bevon Island  

Return of John Willett Willett Esq, owner; returned by Robert Claxton, attorney.

T 71/259 149
[Number of enslaved people] 85(Tot)  
[Name] Bevon Island Estate  

Return of Henry Ralph Willett, owner; returned by Robert Claxton, attorney.

T 71/260 175