Estate Details

Associated People (3)

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
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner

Shown as 'Alexander Cummins', joint owner with Alexander Cruikshank and John Smith.

1827 [EA] - 1834 [EY] → Owner

Alexander Cruikshank is shown alone for the estate 1827-1834, after 1822 and 1825 when John Smith was so shown. The men had registered jointly with Alexander Cumming in 1817.

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£2,015 0S 6D


There were three estates named Belmont in the Slave Registers. Charles Shephard, from John Byres' 1776 Plan, showed Belmont as an extant estate against each of Lots No. 28 (95 acres, originally purchased by St Lawrence), No. 41 (39 acres, purchased by Coram), No. 81 (80 acres, purchased by Wilmot) and (as Belmont and Golden Vale) Lot No. 144 (471 acres, purchased by Byers). In addition, Belmont was shown among the lots leased to French settlers, against Lot No. 25 (135 acres leased to Michelle). The Belmont shown against Lot no. 144 was almost certainly that later owned by John Pemberton Ross. It is not yet clear how the other two Belmont estates in the Slave Registers relate to the early purchases.

Estate Information (7)

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[Name] Belmont  

f. 267‐76 Entered 15 July 1809 Release of Belmont estate: an indenture dated 14 July 1809 between i) John Cruickshank (esquire, Saint Vincent) and ii) Alexander Cruickshank and Alexander Cumming (esquires, Saint Vincent). Refers to the sale by John Cruickshank to Alexander Cruickshank and Alexander Cumming Belmont sugar estate, Saint Davids parish, Saint Vincent, 220 acres, 140 slaves. The slaves are named. The sale price was £28,000 sterling. The payments for this by bills of exchange are itemised. The estate currently has various encumbrances, including £6,000 sterling to James Grant, about £10,000 sterling in a mortgage to Protheroe & Claxton (merchants, Bristol).

EAP 345 Kenneth Morgan Endangered Archives of St Vincent
[Number of enslaved people] 63(Tot)  
[Name] Belmont Estate  

Alexander Cruikshank, Alexander Cummins and John Smith as owners and some enslaved people hired from Elsey Taylor.

T71/493 369-370
[Number of enslaved people] 93(Tot) 42(F) 51(M)  
[Name] Belmont Estate  

John Smith as owner [increase in enslaved people by birth and purchase from Mrs Molineaux, from Dominica and imported in sloop Ben, December 1819 and in sloop Superior and schooner Delta in 1820].

T71/495 182-184
[Number of enslaved people] 85(Tot) 39(F) 46(M)  
[Name] Belmont Estate  

Belmont Estate belonging to John Smith [14 deaths].

T71/497 134
[Number of enslaved people] 77(Tot) 33(F) 44(M)  
[Name] Belmont Estate  

Alexander Cruikshank [2 enslaved people returned to William Malcolm].

T71/497 130
[Number of enslaved people] 74(Tot) 28(F) 46(M)  
[Name] Belmont Estate  

Alexander Cruikshank. Formerly St David's

T71/499 93-94
[Number of enslaved people] 65(Tot) 25(F) 40(M)  
[Name] Belmont Estate  

Belmont Estate. The property of Alexander Cruikshank. Statement sworn by John Gordon. Register taken on 1st May. Total on 1st August 1834 was 65 enslaved people.

T71/500 162-163