West Farm

Estate Details

Associated People (9)

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
1828 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Owner
  1. West Farm acquired "by purchase from Charles Pinney Esquire in June 1828".
  2. The end year entered is the latest known date of ownership that has been verified so far.
1827 [SY] - 1827 [EY] → Manager
1827 [SY] - 1828 [EY] → Joint owner
  1. The start year which has been entered is the earliest date verifiable by the sources which have been viewed. In the 1827 - 1828 Register it is recorded that Pinney Ames and Co. had received the estate "from Thomas Pemberton Receiver for the Court of Chancery for the estates of Joseph Syder died". However, the date on which this occurred is not recorded in the register.

  2. Charles Pinney sold the estate to John James Amory in June 1828,

1827 [SY] - 1827 [EY] → Previous owner
1817 [SY] - 1817 [EY] → Manager

The start and end dates are the earliest and latest dates of association which can be varied by the available sources.

1821 [SY] - → Owner

Syder bought the estate in April 1821. He is dead by 1825.

1818 [SY] - 1821 [EY] → Owner

Woodley bought the estate from Henry Rawlins in 1818 and sold it in April 1821 to Joseph Syder.

1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner

'Trust estate' of Stedman Rawlins senior owner.

1828 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Other

In 1828, the enslaved people on the estate were registered to 'Pinney & Ames' although Jeremiah Ames had died in 1820. Presumably the entry referred to a mortgage or other assignment dating from the period he was a partner.

Associated Claims (1)

£1,270 4S 5D

Estate Information (14)

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[Number of enslaved people] 112(Tot)  
[Name] West Farm  

Return of the trust estate of Stedman Rawlins Sr, owner; returned by Thomas Jolly, manager.

T 71/253 567-569
[Number of enslaved people] 113(Tot)  
[Name] The West Farm  

Return of John Woodley, barrister at law, owner; 103 enslaved people were acquired from Henry Rawlins with the West Farm Estate in 1818; it is noted that the 1817 registration was completed by Thomas Jolly manager of trust estate of Stedman Rawlins Sr called the West Farm.

T 71/255 119-121
[Number of enslaved people] 99(Tot)  
[Name] The West Farm  

99 enslaved people were purchased with the West Farm Estate by Joseph Syder from the Honorable John Woodley in April 1821.

T 71/255 109-111
[Number of enslaved people] 99(Tot)  
[Name] West Farm  

Return of Joseph Syder, owner; 99 enslaved people were sold "to Joseph Syder with the West Farm Estate in April 1821'; Woodley retained 13 enslaved people.

T 71/255 119-121
[Number of enslaved people] 103(Tot)  
[Name] West Farm  

Return of Joseph Syder, owner; returned by Thomas Swanston MD, attorney

T 71/255 109-111
[Number of enslaved people] 93(Tot)  
[Name] West Farm  

Return of Joseph Syder, owner; returned by Thomas Swanston MD, attorney; 93 enslaved people were received with the estate on 27 May 1823 burchase from the Hon John Woodley

T 71/257 369-373
[Number of enslaved people] 98(Tot)  
[Name] West Farm  

Return of Joseph Syder, deceased owner; returned by T Pemberton, receiver; this is preceded by an entry concerning the same estate.

T 71/257 373
[Number of enslaved people] 97(Tot)  
[Name] West Farm  

Returned by T Pemberton, receiver of the estate of Joseph F Syder, deceased owner. Notes that the enslaved were delivered into the possession of the Hon'ble J C Mills Esq, attorney of Charles Pinney Esq of Bristol merchant on 25 April 1827.

T 71/258 150
[Name] West Farm  
[Size] 208  
[Crop] sugar  

Listed in Trinity Palmetto Point as an estate of 208 acres in William McMahon's 1828 map of St Kitts with 110 acres of caneland. Proprietor(s) John Amory.

William McMahon, A New Topographical Map of the Island of Saint Christopher, West Indies... (1828)
[Number of enslaved people] 94(Tot)  
[Name] West Farm  

John James Amory, owner; 94 enslaved people were purchased from Charles Pinney Esquire in June 1828.

T 71/259 6 to 7
[Number of enslaved people] 96(Tot)  
[Name] West Farm  

Return of F E Brown, manager of the estate of Pinney Ames and Co, joint owners; 97 enslaved people were received from Thomas Pemberton, receiver for the Court of Chancery of the estate of the late Joseph Syder; there is another entry for the same estate on page 150. Trinity, Palmetto Point

T 71/258 94-97
[Size] 208  
[Crop] sugar cane  

Total area in acres: 208.2.17 Cane Land: 110.3.32 Other Land: 97.2.25

New Map of St. Kitts by Surveyor William McMahon 1828
[Number of enslaved people] 87(Tot)  
[Name] West Farm  

Return of John James Amory, owner.

T 71/259 6 to 7
[Number of enslaved people] 74(Tot)  
[Name] West Farm  

Return of John James Amory, owner; 15 enslaved people were condemned by the Court of Admiralty.

T 71/260 2 to 3