James Brodbelt of Nevis

???? - 1775


Biography

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].

Sources

  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

Spouse
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 (2)

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,...