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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] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Previous owner
1833 [EA] - 1833 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

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£2,928 8S 10D
£2,019 12S 3D
Although given only as Cox's in the Slave Registers, the numbers of enslaved people covered by the entries approximately correspond to the combined total for Cox's and Spa in the compensation records, for which separate awards were made for 134 and 95 enslaved people. No separate Slave Register entry has been found for Spa. Cox's and Spa appear to be treated as a single legacy in the will of James Holder Alleyne of 1842.

Estate Information (6)

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[Number of enslaved people] 71(Tot) 39(F) 32(M)  
[Name] Cox's  

Return of John Forster Alleyne, his own property.

T71/522 13-15
[Number of enslaved people] 101(Tot)  
[Name] Cox's  

Return of James Holder Alleyne, his own property. NB: Although the return refers to Cox's it also says that the enslaved were purchased from James Holder rather than inherited from or otherwise passed from John Forster Alleyne, James Holder Alleyne's father. The 1823 return at T71/531, pp. 249-52 gives the previous total as 101 enslaved whereas the 1820 return details: purchased from James Holder: 110. Of these there were 8 deaths, 1 sold to Thomas W. Hendy. and 4 births. (110 less deaths and sold = 101.) A comparison of the names of the enslaved in 1817, 1820 and 1823 make it clear that it was Cox's being referred to. It is possible that James Holder bought the enslaved and the plantation from J. F. Alleyne and then sold them to James Holder Alleyne between 1817 and 1820, or that these enslaved people represent some of those previously held and registered on Holder's/Black Rock in the name of James Holder who disappears (with the estate) after 1817.

T71/526 14-16
[Number of enslaved people] 179(Tot)  

Return of James Holder Alleyne, his own property. Previously 101 enslaved. Note that the 1826 return gave the figure for 1823 as 178. Changes in the number of enslaved since 1820: Removed from Swans Plantation: 22; births: 10; purchased of Sam. J. Mayers: 1; at Marshal's sale: 2; of the estate of J. Law: 1; purchased of Thos. W. Clarke: 14; purchased of J. Roach senior: 22; purchased of Wm. Oxley, Master in Chancery, late the property of the estate of Thomas Waterman, deceased: 15; registered as the property of Eliz. K. Devonish, FM ["free mulatto"] and thus late the property of T. Devonish: 2; deaths: 7; sold to N. G. Howell: 4.

T71/531 249-52
[Number of enslaved people] 193(Tot)  

Return of James Holder Alleyne, his own property. Previously 178 enslaved.

T71/538 128
[Number of enslaved people] 223(Tot)  

Return of James Holder Alleyne, his own property.

T71/542 121-2
[Number of enslaved people] 214(Tot)  

Return of James Holder Alleyne, his own property.

T71/551 125-6