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
1766 [SY] - 1788 [EY] → Owner
1766 [SY] - → Owner
1788 [SY] - → Owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Not known

Probably owner-in-fee. He claimed the compensation for the enslaved people on Highlands but lost out to mortgagees.

Associated Claims (1)

£2,615 5S 3D


  1. Original grantees of 'Part of Highlands' were Torquil MacVicar (under St David nos. 15 and 16) and Alex. J. Alexander (under St David no. 17); 'Present Possessor Hon J. Kirk and others.' In 1832 the owner was Charles Gray; the estate was still in cultivation in 1862. NB the source aslo shows an entry Highlands under St George no. 25 granted to Rob. Alexander, 'Present Possessor' also Hon J. Kirk and others.


  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 (4)

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[Number of enslaved people] 154(Tot) 71(F) 83(M)  
[Name] Highlands  
T71/462 237-242
[Number of enslaved people] 138(Tot) 63(F) 75(M)  
[Name] Highlands  

Donal McLean manager

T71/474 40
[Number of enslaved people] 138(Tot) 63(F) 75(M)  
[Name] Highlands  

Donald McLean manager

T71/474 40
[Number of enslaved people] 125(Tot) 84(F) 71(M)  
[Name] Highlands  

John McColl manager

T71/481 39