Robert Lauder

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Slave-owner on St Vincent. By deeds of lease and release of 01/09/1799 and 02/09/1799, Robert Lauder mortgaged his two lots of land [given as comprising the plantation Hyndford] and 89 named enslaved people to John and Abram Atkins of the City of London, to secure the repayment by him of bills of exchange for £1800 that John and Abram Atkins had agreed to accept to enable Lauder to buy plantation supplies, subject to a pre-existing mortgage for £6000 to Charles John Warner and an agreement by Robert Lauder to sell an annuity of £420 p.a. for £2940 to William Webb of London. A later deed of 01/01/1800 confirmed this annuity to Webb. In 1808, an advertisement in the Royal St Vincent Gazette announced the sale of the right and title of Robert Lauder to 'several Negroes': 'There are remaining of the mortgaged Negroes ten men and eleven women who are very valuable people...and have three children.' LBS has not yet traced Lauder further.


Deed Book 1800, British Library, EAP688/1/1/11, pp. 101-121 and 122 et seq.; Shyllon, Folarin. "Slave Advertisements in the British West Indies." Caribbean Studies 18, no. 3/4 (1978): 175-99 at p. 185. Accessed November 10, 2020.

Associated Estates (1)

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
1799 [EA] - 1800 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Mortgagor → Mortgagee
Grantor → Annuitant