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CS96Court of Session: productions in processes1495-1947
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference CS96/3102
Title Robert Cunyngham, sugar planter, St Christopher's. Waste or day book
Dates 1729-1735
Access status Open
Location On site
Description Cunyngham, a son of Richard Cunyngham of Glengarnock, owned plantation of Cayon and lands at Basseterre in St Christopher's (St Kitt's). Purchased lands in island of Montserrat. Most of sugar produced at Cayon consigned to London, some to Glasgow and Philadelphia. Some dealing also in rum, cotton, old copper, madeira wine. Cunyngham visited London several times, exporting from there, apparently for own use, books (titles listed), furniture, domestic articles, food stuffs including tea, clothes, jewelry, silverware including collars for negroes [enslaved people]. Provisions shipped from Cork. Agent in London: William Coleman, merchant there. Bills in favour of merchants in Amsterdam, the Hague, Rotterdam, Brussels. Cunyngham concerned with the affairs of Brigadier-General Robert Hunter, later Major-General and Governor of Jamaica.
Notes garden planting; weather; deaths of slaves; lawsuits. Employs distiller from London. Builds windmill.
Inventories of negroes [enslaved people], giving names, country of origin or names of parents, employment, value; horses, mules and cattle; plantation utensils; buildings on plantation. Directions for distilling rum.
Level Item
Extent 104pp
Previous numbers Process: CS230/C4/3. Ex CS230/Misc.15/7

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