James Lowe

???? - 1819


Owner of the Surprise estate in 1813 in Trinidad; the estate is not mentioned specifically in his will. He also was probably the seller of a sugar estate called New Prospect in St Vincent in 1809 to Manning & Anderdon, for whom he acted as attorney in Trinidad.

  1. Will of James Lowe planter of Trinidad proved 20/10/1819. In the will he left specific legacies to several 'natural children': £500 apiece to Joseph, Robert and Helen; £250 to Catherine; 100 guineas each to Patrick and Eliza. He aslo left 100 guineas each to his godsons James Cadett and Charles Collins. He freed Cudjoe Lowe five years after his (James Lowe's death) but with a proviso apparently to permit his executors to grant freedom earlier. His residuary legatees were the children of his brother Joseph Lowe and his sisters Helen Sievwright widow, Margaret Cundall [?] and Catherine Allardice, share and share alike. He specified that his natural daughter Helen should 'be sent' to his sister Helen Sievwright, and he left 100 guineas to his housekeeper Pamela [?] Russell. In a 'Part B' he attempted to clarify the provisions for his natural children.

  2. By a deed of 20/10/1810 Colin Baillie (q.v.) with William Gemmell sold a mortgage of £1050 from Peter Dershon over Lot No. 24 of the Monckton lands to James Lowe of Trinidad for £750.


  1. PROB 11/1621/272.

  2. Deed Book 1810, British Library, EAP688/1/1/21, https://eap.bl.uk/archive-file/EAP688-1-1-21 pp. 272-83.

Associated Estates (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
1813 [EA] - 1813 [LA] → Attorney

James Lowe made the registration of enslaved people on the sugar estate called Brichin [sic] Castle owned by Messrs Manning & Anderdon in 1813.

1809 [EA] - → Previous owner
1813 [EA] - 1819 [LA] → Owner