Estate Details

Associated People (3)

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
20/05/1765 [SD] - → Joint owner

Hunt was the original purchaser of Lots Nos. 11 and 12 of 500 acres, which with Lot No. 22 (400 acres) became the Belmont estate.

1773 [EA] - 1773 [LA] → Joint owner

William Donaldson in 1773 owned Lot no. 22 which became part of the Belmont estate in St George.

1819 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£2,251 4S 9D


NB there were two Belmonts in Tobago, one in St John (originally Northeast division Lot no. 35) and the other in St George (originally Barbados Bay Lots nos. 11, 12 and 22). For Belmont in St John, the original purchasers of Northeast division Lot no. 35 (Fowler gives Lot no. 36 as well) were Alex. and Nat. Gordon; by 1773 the owner was shown as Alexander Gordon. For the lots that came to form Belmont in St George, the original purchasers of Barbados Bay Lots no. 11 and 12 was John Hunt on 20/05/1765 and for Lot no. 22 A. Wilson and J. Hamilton. By 1773 the Present Possessor of Lots no.11 and 12 was Thomas Orr & Co., and of Lot no. 22 Wm. Donaldson.


'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. 46-47, 48-49.

Estate Information (3)

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[Number of enslaved people] 85(Tot) 41(F) 44(M)  
[Name] Belmont  

Return made by James Crooks owner

T71/462 228-231
[Number of enslaved people] 113(Tot) 58(F) 55(M)  
[Name] Belmont  

James Crooks owner

T71/474 14
[Number of enslaved people] 112(Tot) 58(F) 54(M)  
[Name] Belmont  

W. McEwen manager. Shown as Belmont in St George parish

T71/481 14