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Slave registers

Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834, are held by The National Archives in Kew, Surrey, England. The registers for Berbice (1818-19 & 1822) have been digitised and are available online at Ancestry.co.uk. The registers for Demerara have not yet been digitised.

Information available on these records includes:

* Name of owner
* Place of residence (usually name of parish)
* Name of slave
* Gender of slave
* Age of slave
* Nationality of slave

A summary of all slaves held in Berbice in 1818 is available for download on the library page of this site.

NEW: Also available is a speadsheet of ownership in 1819 with additions (purchase, transfer, births) and deductions (sale, transfer, death, free-ing) between 1819 and 1822.

The following pages use these registers to describe the slaves held by some of the Scots planters in Berbice.

Plantation Ross (Peter Fairbairn)

Plantation Brighton (Simon Fraser)

Plantation Wellington Park