Estate Details

Associated People (5)

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
- 1819 [LA] → Joint owner
1677 [EA] - 1677 [LA] → Owner

LBS has tentatively attributed Rices to Nicolas Rice of two possible estate in St Philip: the other possibility is Foul Bay.

1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner
1820 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner

As Joshua Mayers Gittens [senior] died in 1819 it must have been Gittens jun. who owned the plantation by 1820 and possibly before.

1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Other

In 1834 enslaved persons were registered by Benjamin Gittens. They were purchased from William Oxley, Master in Chancery, and were lately the property of Joshua M. Gittens. See the associated claim.

Associated Claims (1)

£1,464 4S 4D

Estate Information (6)

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[Number of enslaved people] 109(Tot) 58(F) 51(M)  
[Name] [No name given]  

Return of Joshua M. Gittens, the joint property of Joseph and Joshua M. Gittens. See also the return for BA691 Fairfield, St Philip, Barbados.

T71/521 405-7
[Number of enslaved people] 120(Tot) 64(F) 56(M)  
[Name] Rice's  

Return of Joshua M. Gittens, his own property. The enslaved numbers included: Registered in 1817 as the joint property of Joseph and Joshua Gittens: 65 (including 5 who died between 1817 and 1820); Purchased of Samuel Alleyne: 27; Purchased [from unknown]: 3; Purchased of John G. Archer: 1; Purchased of Mary Roberts and since sold to Sam Greenidge: 3; Deaths: 9; Births: 5.

T71/525 472-75
[Number of enslaved people] 116(Tot)  

Return of Joshua Mayers Gittens, his own property. Previously 120 enslaved.

T71/530 83
[Number of enslaved people] 124(Tot)  

Return of Joshua M. Gittens, his own property. Previously 116 enslaved.

T71/536 247-8
[Number of enslaved people] 123(Tot)  

Return of Joshua M. Gittens, his own property.

T71/544 271-2
[Number of enslaved people] 130(Tot)  

Return of Joshua Gittens, his own property. (Gittens listed as joint owner 'with his children' [unnamed]: TNA, T71/549, p. 261.)

T71/549 261