SLAVERY - MUSTIQUE and TRINIDAD
Lot 82
SLAVERY - MUSTIQUE and TRINIDAD
Sold for £1,080 (US$ 1,677) inc. premium

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SLAVERY - MUSTIQUE and TRINIDAD
Schedule "of twenty five Negroes brought from the Endeavour Estate Island of Mustique October 8th 1807 and employed upon Camden Estate in the Island of Trinidad", contained in a "Conveyance of 25 Slaves upon Camden Plantation in Trinidad - With Surrender of Term of 99 Years" from "Messrs Tilson & Lushington Jun.r and others to Messrs Stewart & Fraser", comprising two conjoint indentures dated 23 and 24 October 1818, namely the conveyance and release (each with its duplicate copy of the schedule), each signed by the contracting parties and both with duty stamps, dockets and witness signatures on the verso of the final leaf; with two attached certificates of affidavit issued by the Chief Magistrate of Inverness and Lord Mayor of London, on 5 sheets of vellum, the certificates on paper, minor dust-staining but overall in good condition, 600 x 650 mm., London, 23 and 24 October 1818

Footnotes

  • This schedule lists slaves' names, ages and occupations (twelve in the "Field", three as "Mule Boy", three as "Grass Gang", the youngest aged five, one as carpenter and six children aged between one and nine), with notes against two woman that they are with child (it is clearly stated in the preamble that the sale includes not just slaves, but "all the Issue Increase and Progeny thereof"). With the abolition of slavery fifteen years later, the island of Mustique was all but abandoned, with only the sugar-works and cotton house of the Endeavour estate - from where our slaves came - remaining standing to this day. The island was purchased by Colin Tennant (Lord Glenconner) in 1958, and soon attained its modern fame as the favourite resort of Princess Margaret and others. It is currently run by the Mustique Company, made up of villa owners and shareholders, with the stated aim of 'protecting the island's natural beauty, tranquility and privacy'. For reproduction and transcription of other deeds relating to this transaction, see the website of the National Library and Information System Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (Nalis).
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