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Grenada Plantation Reconveyance Mortgage Document

Identifier: SC59


Mortgage document dated 31 March 1774 between Charles Sloane Cadogan (of Whitehall, Westminster) on the one hand and four British subjects on the other: Sir Robert Cockburn Bt., Sir George Colebrooke Bt., John Stewart and John Nelson. The agreement is for a loan of £20,500 to purchase from Andrew Davoran a 320-acre estate in St. George's parish, Grenada, West Indies. The document includes the names of about fifty slaves (first-name only) as well as other possessions and equipment on the plantation. Three of the slaves are identified by their particular roles on the plantation, e.g. boiler. Seals of all the parties are to be found at the bottom of the document along with their signatures, while the names of witnesses to the agreement are at the back. The document is encased in a green leather wallet, presumably from the early twentieth century, with 'The Poor Slave' inscribed on the front.


  • Creation: 1774


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Custodial History

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, bought this mortgage document in 2003 from Jill McMillan in Scotland who had inherited it from her father. He had previously acquired the document from a local historian in Scotland.

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Part of the The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies Repository

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