Orange Valley

Estate Details

Associated People (4)

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
12/05/1766 [SD] - → Joint owner

'Drury Ottley' was the original purchaser on 12/05/1766 of Sandy Bay division (St Patrick parish) Lot no. 5, which together with Lot no. 3 (purchased by Wm Bartlet 19/03/1767) formed the Orange Valley estate. By c. 1773 the two Lots were held by 'Willcok and Crosier'.

NB: this is a tentative identification only. There was another Drewry Ottley who died at Teddington in 1794 aged 58 who might have been the Tobago purchaser, rather than Drewry Ottley of Marylebone.

1766 [SY] - → Joint owner
1773 [SY] - → Joint owner
1773 [EA] - 1780 [LA] → Joint owner

Associated Claims (1)

£952 1S 6D


The original purchasers of Sandy Bay division (St Patrick parish) Lots nos. 3 and 5, which became Orange Valley, were William Bartlet (100 acres 19/03/1767) and Drewry Ottley (200 acres 12/05/1766) respectively; by 1773 the Lots were owned by 'Willcock and Crosier' (identified as Alexander Willock and William Crosier). In 1832 the owner was 'T. Willock'; the Present Possessor c. 1866 was given as John Holder and the estate was shown in 1862 as 'Now worked with Prospect', also owned by John Holder.


'Tables showing the Lots in each Parish, numbered as originally granted - the original Grantee - the name of the Lot, or lots, if one has been acquired, and the present Possessor where there is one' and 'A Table, showing the Estates in cultivation in 1832, and their Owners, in 1832, copied from the list appended to Byres' map of that date, with those in cultivation in 1862', Henry Iles Woodcock, A History of Tobago (Ayr: Smith and Grant, 1867; new impression London: Frank Cass and Company Limited, 1971); John Fowler, A summary account of the present flourishing state of the respectable colony of Tobago in the British West Indies illustrated with a map of the island and a plan of its settlement, agreeably to the sales by his Majesty’s Commissioners (London: A Grant, 1774), pp. 58-59.

Estate Information (3)

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[Number of enslaved people] 115(Tot) 58(F) 57(M)  
[Name] Orange Valley  

Return made by Jas Duncan manager 31/01/1819.

T71/462 302-306
[Number of enslaved people] 59(Tot) 32(F) 27(M)  
[Name] Orange Valley  

William Walsh manager

T71/474 63
[Number of enslaved people] 53(Tot) 32(F) 21(M)  
[Name] Orange Valley  

John Watkins manager

T71/481 62