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
1778 [EA] - 1794 [LA] → Owner
1794 [EA] - 1806 [LA] → Owner
1794 [EA] - → Other
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney

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£3,804 5S 2D


The estate was named after its original owners, the Todd family, who seem to have been in possession from c.1680. By the early C18th it was owned by the Jones family. In 1732 Henry Jones of St John bequeathed Todds to his son, Henry, and the Husbands plantation to his son George. However, both died without issue and both plantations became the property of their brother, Benjamin, who merged both plantations into a single one.


Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.

Estate Information (9)

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[Number of enslaved people] 62(Tot)  
[Size] 170  

In 1778 Benjamin Jones conveyed Todds to his son, Robert Burnett Jones, with some obligations to his brothers: Robert Burnett Jones to pay each of his younger brothers £2,000. They were Benjamin Todd Jones and Thomas Battyn Jones.

[Number of enslaved people] 85(Tot)  
[Size] 162  

In 1794 Robert Burnett Jones of St. John, barrister-at-law and Attorney General, sold Todds to John Nurse of St. Philip and his wife Elizabeth Hannah Nurse for £14,000. He also sold to them 60 acres and 50 enslaved people in St. Philip (possibly The Nursery?).

Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantations.

The record of John Nurse's burial in 1806 places him as the owner of Horns & Todd's estate. See the biog. notes on him.

[Number of enslaved people] 142(Tot) 75(F) 67(M)  

Return of John Henry Nurse, his own property.

T71/521 649-53
[Number of enslaved people] 153(Tot)  
[Name] Todds  

Return of John Henry Nurse, his own property. Previously 148 enslaved.

T71/530 258-59
[Number of enslaved people] 165(Tot)  
[Name] Todds  

Return of William Sharp, Attorney, the property of John Henry Nurse. Previously 153 enslaved.

T71/537 33-4
[Number of enslaved people] 170(Tot)  

Return of John H. Nurse, his own property.

T71/543 173-4
[Number of enslaved people] 168(Tot)  
[Name] [No name given]  

This is probably Todd's estate. Nurse's other large ownership was the Ashbury plantation in St George. Both that and Todd's are identified in the 1913 listing of Barbados estates. Todd's estate was reckoned to be 255 acres in 1913.

T71/550 199-200
[Name] Todds  
[Size] 255  

Listed in St John, property of Forte.

Barbados 1913 list from the Hughes-Quere indexes transcribed at