Belle Garden

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
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Mortgage Holder
1834 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Mortgage Holder
1766 [SY] - → Owner
1819 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£1,525 14S 8D


Original grantee Thomas Bridgewater under St Paul no. 44; Present Possessor Nelson & Adam. In 1832 the Owners were 'heirs of Sam. Hall.'; the estate was still in cultivation in 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] 116(Tot) 48(F) 68(M)  
[Name] Bell Garden  

1819 registration by Samuel Hall owner of the above slaves 26/01/1819.

T71/462 467-471
[Number of enslaved people] 82(Tot) 39(F) 43(M)  
[Name] Bell Garden  

John Kerr manager

T71/474 11
[Number of enslaved people] 83(Tot) 41(F) 42(M)  
[Name] Belle Garden  

John MacDonald manager

T71/481 12