James Brodbelt of Nevis

???? - 1775


Resident slave-owner on Nevis.

  1. The summary by Vere Langford Oliver shows that in the will of James Brodbelt made and sworn in 1775, he left an annuity of £400 p.a. to his wife, and £3000 to his daughter Elizabeth the wife of Richard Stanley. He left his plantation 'of 250 acres and 100 negroes' to his son Richard Brodbelt; his plantation lately Herberts and 50 negroes and Frosts and 25 acres [sic] to his son Joseph Herbert Brodbelt; his plantation lately purchased of John Pinney and 15 acres and 50 acres to his son George Campbell Brodbelt. The inventory valued his property at £42,073 and specified two of his estates as Morning Star of 174 a[cres] and Pembroke of 110 a[cres].


  1. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana Vol. IV p. 19. The text of the will and the appraisal are at Wills 1763-1787, British Library, EAP794/1/5/1, https://eap.bl.uk/archive-file/EAP794-1-5-1 pp. 381-393.

Further Information

Amelia or Emelia Herbert

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
- 1775 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Father → Son
Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
James Brodbelt identified John Stanley as his nephew in the power of attorney he granted to Stanley in 1774, Common Records 1776-1777, British Library, EAP794/1/1/16,...
Other relatives
Notes →
Ann Nolan claimed compensation for the enslaved on Morning Star as net of kin of James Brodbelt. LBS has not traced her connection with James Brodbelt, who appears to have had a number of...