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
1814 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Legatee
1814 [SY] - 1841 [LA] → Heir
1841 [SY] - 1848 [LA] → Owner
- 1814 [EY] → Owner

Associated Claims (1)

£15,343 8S 1D
Not named in the original compensation database, but inferred to be Alliance from the beneficiary (Janet Higgins widow of Matthew Higgins - Matthew Higgins owned Alliance until his death in 1814, after which it was show as belonging to his estate in the Slave Registers until 1826).


Demerara - not yet traced in the compensation records, but almost certainly British Guiana no. 2409, the compensation for which was paid to Janet Higgins, the widow of Matthew Higgins, himself the owner of Alliance until his death c. 1814.

Estate Information (4)

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[Number of enslaved people] 369(Tot) 166(F) 203(M)  
[Name] Alliance  

369 people registered 1817 on Alliance plantation by Charles Bean 'Atty of exors. of M.Higgins.'

T71/397 A1 243
[Number of enslaved people] 343(Tot) 154(F) 189(M)  
[Name] Alliance  

L. Fitzgerald attorney of executors

T71/413 A 1379
[Number of enslaved people] 325(Tot) 153(F) 172(M)  
[Name] Alliance  

In lawful possession of the exrs. of Matthew Higgins decd. by their attorney L. Fitzgerald

T71/416 1060-1068
[Number of enslaved people] 296(Tot) 143(F) 153(M)  
[Name] Alliance  

Belonging to Pln Alliance in lawful possession of heirs of Matthew Higgins deceased, signed James Alleyne qq.

T71/433 1904-1911