Castara and Englishman's Bay

Estate Details

Associated People (7)

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
1780 [SY] - 1820 [EY] → Owner
1770 [SY] - 1780 [EY] → Owner
1820 [SY] - → Owner

Awarded the compensation for Castara and Englishman's Bay, the 'Present Possessor' and owner of the first of which being shown as Geo. Ferguson respectivley in 1832 and c. 1862 in Henry Iles Woodcock.

1772 [SY] - 1778 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
19/04/1768 [SD] - → Joint owner
1773 [EA] - 1773 [LA] → Owner

Shown as owner of the lots that became Englishman's Bay.

1819 [EA] - 1821 [EY] → Manager

Associated Claims (1)

£5,724 9S 11D


  1. The original grantee of Castara was Pat. Ferguson under St John no. 25, and of Englishman's Bay Arthur Leary Pigott under St John nos. 21 and 22 and James Macintosh under St John nos. 23 and 24. 'Present Possessor' of Castara was Geo. Fergson, and of Englishman's Bay was Colonel Taylor. In 1832 the Owner of Cartara [sic] was shown as Capt. Ferguson (the estate was still in cultivation in 1862); Englishman's Bay did not appear in this second list.


  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).

Estate Information (3)

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[Number of enslaved people] 341(Tot) 185(F) 156(M)  
[Name] Castara  

Return made by Alexander Law manager 30/01/1819.

T71/462 203-215
[Number of enslaved people] 322(Tot) 175(F) 147(M)  
[Name] Castara  

John Imary [sp?] manager

T71/474 20
[Number of enslaved people] 333(Tot) 173(F) 160(M)  
[Name] Castara  

James Marten manager

T71/481 19