Estate Details

Associated People (6)

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
05/05/1771 [SD] - → Owner
05/06/1770 [SD] - → Joint owner
05/06/1770 [SD] - → Joint owner
1805 [EA] - 1805 [LA] → Owner
1819 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner
1860 [EA] - 1860 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£3,957 14S 9D


  1. Original grantee for Barbados Bay division (St George parish) Lots nos. 43 and 44 which became part of Runnemede was Arthur Leare [sic] Piggot; he was still Present Proprietor in 1773. Present Possessor c. 1866 was Hon. Jas. Leith. In 1832 the Owners were 'Heirs of C. Irvine'; the estate was still in cultivation in 1862.

NB Runnemede was also shown under St David nos. 31, 32 and 36, granted to Geo. Glover, Martha Glover and Wm. Forbes respectively; 'Present Possessor Hon. Jas. Leith.' The connection between these (whether one estate or two) to the Runnemede estate of the compensation records has not yet traced.

  1. Daniel Henry Rucker, John Anthony Rucker and Henry John Rucker, each of whom q.v., were mortgagees of the estate of Christopher William Irvine, including property in Bath and the Runnemede estate in Tobago, prior to their bankruptcy.


  1. '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. 36-37.

  2. London Gazette18918 20/03/1832 p. 629.

Estate Information (3)

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[Number of enslaved people] 216(Tot) 108(F) 108(M)  
[Name] Runnemede  

Return made by Christopher Irvine owner.

T71/462 216-223
[Number of enslaved people] 206(Tot) 111(F) 95(M)  
[Name] Runnemede  

Chr. Irvine [no capacity given]

T71/474 70
[Number of enslaved people] 209(Tot) 119(F) 90(M)  
[Name] Runnemede  

Christopher Irvine [no capacity given]

T71/481 68