The Hope

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
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Heir
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Heir
1766 [SY] - → Owner

Almost certainly the original grantee of the Auchenskeoch estate in Tobago with Robert Young of Auchenskeoch under St Andrew nos. 12-14 (Robert Young) and nos. 15-16 ('Will. Young'). Tentative identification at present also of 'Will. Young' the original grantee of Hope under St George no. 1 (with Alex. Stevenson under St George nos. 7 & 8) as William Young of Auchenskeoch. There is scope for confusion with other grants to 'Wm Young' and with Sir William Young 1st bart.

20/05/1765 [SD] - → Owner

Purchaser of Barbados Bay (St George parish) Lots nos. 7 & 8 20/05/1765.

1773 [EA] - 1773 [LA] → Other

Gilb. and P. Francklyn were shown as 'Present possessors' of the lots making up Hope c. 1773.

1773 [EA] - 1773 [LA] → Other

Gilb. and P. Francklyn were shown as 'Present possessors' of the lots making up Hope c. 1773.

Associated Claims (1)

£4,381 19S 3D


  1. The original grantees of the Hope Estate were Will. Young and Alex. Stevenson (two grants) under Barbados Bay (St George parish) nos. 1 (500 acres), 7 (100 acres) and 8 (400 acres) respectively 20/05/1765. By 1773 the 'Present proprietor' for all 3 Lots was Gilb. & P. Francklyn. 'Present Possessor' c. 1867 Gregor M'Gregor. In 1832 Owner was shown as 'Heirs of Franklyn [sic]'.


  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).

Estate Information (4)

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[Name] Barbados Bay Lots nos. 1, 7 and 8  
[Size] 1000  

Barbados Bay (St George parish) Lots nos. 1 (500 acres), 7 (100 acres) & 8 (400 acres), which came to form Hope estate, were purchased by Will. Young (Lot no. 1) and Alex. Stevenson (Lots nos. 7 & 8) 20/05/1765.

Fowler pp. 32-33
[Number of enslaved people] 258(Tot) 132(F) 126(M)  
[Name] Hope  

1819 registration by Donald McMillan Attorney 28/01/1819.

T71/462 420-429
[Number of enslaved people] 229(Tot) 123(F) 106(M)  
[Name] Hope  

Charles A Francklyn Esq. [no capacity given]

T71/474 41
[Number of enslaved people] 222(Tot) 119(F) 103(M)  
[Name] Hope  

Alex Gairdener manager

T71/481 40