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
1798 [EA] - 1803 [LA] → Owner
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Other

This estate belonged to a fund initially set up by Bartholomy Van den Santheuvel in 1772, of which J. J. Bysterus Heemskerk was the managing director.

1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney


Demerara - the enslaved people on this estate form part of the slave compensation claim for Herstelling estate.

Estate Information (5)

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[Name] Hermitage  

Hermitage, shown as plantation no. 28 under the subheading 'A la cote occidentale de Demerarie', proprietaire J.C. Cells, 500 carreaux, S[ugar].

NB the linkage between this evolution and subsequent ones for a Hermitage estate in Demerara is tentative.

Carte Generale...Demerarie 'Liste des habitations...' [1798] University of Amsterdam Library 'Suriname 1599-1975' https://hdl.handle.net/11245/3.38621
[Number of enslaved people] 153(Tot) 61(F) 92(M)  
[Name] Hermitage  

George Gill registered 153 enslaved people as proprietor

T71/397 H3 717
[Name] Hermitage  

In 1821 the sugar and coffee plantation Hermitage, situated on the West Bank of the Demerara river, the property of George Gill and his wife Louisa Mathew [sic] Cells [sp?] was advertised for judicial sale early in 1822. London Gazette 17693 31/03/1821 p. 740.

London Gazette 17693 31/03/1821 p. 740.
[Number of enslaved people] 113(Tot) 48(F) 65(M)  
[Name] Hermitage  

In lawful possession of M.J. Retemeyer qq. J.J.B. Heemskerk. Not yet firmly linked with the entry in the 1817 Slave Register

T71/418 2107-2109
[Number of enslaved people] 103(Tot) 47(F) 56(M)  
[Name] Hermitage  

Belonging to Pln Hermitage in lawful possession of J.J. B. Heemskerk by his attorney M.J. Retemeyer.

T71/430 666-669