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
1773 [EA] - 1773 [LA] → Joint owner
1819 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Owner
1832 [EA] - → Owner

Sir M. Bruce was shown as the owner of Shirvan and Telescope in 1832. The compensation was contested between Sir Michael Bruce and John Gordon of Newton, the lessee.

1860 [EA] - 1860 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£1,238 18S 0D


Original grantees of Telescope under St John no. 39 were 'J & J Clarke', Present Possessor Jno & Jas. Leith. In 1832 the Owner was shown as Sir M. Bruce; the estate was 'Now worked with Charlotteville' c. 1862.


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] 77(Tot) 38(F) 39(M)  
[Name] Telescope  

1819 registration by James Clark Ledgerton, owner 25/01/1819.

T71/462 532-535
[Number of enslaved people] 68(Tot) 34(F) 34(M)  
[Name] Telescope  

James Ledgerton owner

T71/474 78
[Number of enslaved people] 68(Tot) 33(F) 35(M)  
[Name] Telescope  

Ja Aitchison attorney

T71/481 77