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Ref NoDM58/Miscellaneous Volumes/7
Alt Ref NoDM58/Miscellaneous Volumes/7
TitlePinney Miscellaneous Volume 7
DescriptionNotebook: List of deeds and papers at Nevis, 14 June 1783
List of enslaved people, stock, furniture and equipment at Nevis, 1783
Various Nevis accounts, 1781-1786
Instruction to Joseph Gill on land management on the Nevis estate by members of the Pinney family
List of deeds and papers at Nevis, 5 July 1794
[Formerly 1783-94 volume]

Please note that this volume has been catalogued page by page, and digital copies of each page made available. Words in inverted commas are quotations from the original documents and contain racist language.

Blanks, 2 leaves. 2nd leaf numbered no. 1
Pages 2 - 11 Bundles A-D A list of deeds and papers received prior to the death of John Frederick Pinney. June 14th 1783. Including reference to 'silver negro marks'.
Pages 12-29 Bundles E -T A list of deeds and papers received since the death of John Frederick Pinney. June 14th 1783
Page 30 A list of deeds received in the Island of Nevis since Pinney's departure from Nevis. July 5th 1783
Page 31 pencil note only
Page 32 A list of enslaved people and a list of manumitted enslaved people described as 'old and useless'
Pages 33 - 35 The issue and increase of the slaves belonging to the estate of John Pinney, July 1st 1783. This list makes reference to enslaved people of mixed heritage using derogatory language. Including a memorandum dated July 5th 1783, of the embarkation of Pinney with his wife, son Pretor and two servants aboard the Jonge Vrow Charlotte, captained by John Chivers bound to London
Pages 36 - 40 July the 1st 1783 List of enslaved people purchased by John Pinney since his arrival on Nevis on December the 23rd 1764, who are still living and of their 'issue and increase'. Includes a reference to the purchase of Pero-Jones 'To go with me to England' on July 4th 1765. The list of issue and increase includes references to children of mixed racial heritage, specifically 'mulattos' and 'mestizos'.
Page 41 blank
Pages 42 - 43 A general list of the enslaved people upon the estate of John Pinney on July 5th 1783. The day that John Pinney embarked with his family for England. Including on page 43 a reference to Pero Jones.
Page 44 - 55 A list of Cattles, Mules, Horses, Camels, with the number of sheep on the Estate of John Pinney on Nevis July 5th 1783, together with a list of Mules and other livestock purchased for the estate after July 5th 1783.
Pages 46 - 99 An inventory of sundry articles on the estate of John Pinney. Taken by Samuel Bennet July 2nd 1783.
Pages 50 - 55 Copy from Plantation book on Nevis with directions on Plantation management including two letters to Joseph Gill. June 23rd 1783
Pages 55-58 Inventory of furniture including a list of books.
Pages 59 - 66 Instructions to William Coker regarding building work on the estate. Bristol October 30th 1785
Pages 67 - 71 Records of accounts.
Pages 72 - 74 An account of bills of each received by Pinney from Joseph Gill and reflections on Gill's accounts. Bristol October 30th 1785. Including house rents received by Gill.
Pages 75 - 78 'Negro hire' received by Joseph Gill or still owing. 1783 - 1786
Pages 79 - 82 Woodcotts November 7th 1785
Pages 82 - 83 Note on Wine and Rum allowances
Page 84 Goods including books received from Nevis in June 1786. Sent by William Coker.
Page 85 Blank
Page 86 Copy of William Coker's account. Feb 15th 1786
Pages 87-90 Lists of bonds, notes and papers stored in the tin box
Page 91 Further notes on management of the plantation.
Pages 92 - 93 Memorandum of agreement made between John Frederick Pinney and James Williams regarding management of the estate and plantations. May 8th 1794
Pages 107 - 108 Memorandum of agreement made between John Frederick Pinney and John Smith regarding employment as an overseer and distiller on the estate. May 8th 1794
Page 109 Blank
Pages 110-112 Articles of agreement between John Beer and John Frederick Pinney regarding employment as an overseer and distiller on the estate January 31st 1797.
Pages 113-115 Articles of agreement between William Thomas Williams and John Frederick Pinney regarding employment as an overseer and distiller on the estate. 13th December 1803.
Pages 116-19 Blank
Pages 120-48 A list of deeds and papers received since the death of John Frederick Pinney

Pages 41, 85, 109, and 116-119 are blank.

Joseph Gill, John Pinney's cousin, was employed as manager of the Pinney estates in Nevis after the Pinney family's return to England in July 1783. (Richard Pares, 'A West India Fortune' p.142)
Date1783-1794
FormatManuscript volume
Extent1 volume
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