TOBAGO (I)

Information taken from 'A Handbook of the Island of Tobago being a Brief Historical, geographical and general account of the island, compiled by L. G. Hay, when Treasurer of the Colony in 1884 and revised by him in 1898, printed by C. K. JARDINE, Proprietor, The Daily Chronicle, Printer to the Govert. Of British Guiana, 1899.'


Transcribed by Jane Macgillivray, pear.orchard@hol.fr. Website: OPERATION DUNLICHITY, Macgillivray Ancestor. May not be reproduced or copied without permission from transcriber.






Merchants and shop keepers

Scarborough
A. B. ISAACS & co

Jno. MCCALL & Co

HNDERRSON & Co

Thos. BALKELEY

J. FEREIRA

N, C. L. CAREW

D. HALL

C. PLAGEMANN

R. DONALDSON

R. MCEACHNIE

A. BUTSCHE

J. ROBERTS

J. PHILIPS

R. SHAW

Colonial Dispensary

B. GORDON

J. GADD

Dry Goods, Grocieries, Wines & Spirits

Dry Goods and Groceries

Dry Goods

Dry Goods and Groceries

Dry Goods & Spririts

Tobago Pharmacy, Drugs and Patent Meidcines and Groceries

Dry Goods

Dry Goods

Dry Goods & Groceries

Druggist

Dry Goods

Groceries

Groceries

Groceries

Drugs & Patent Medicines, Trinned Provisions, Groceries

Spirits

Groceries





Shopkeepers in Country District

Windward district
James Lucas GIBBES

John ALLEYNE

Do.

Michael FRITH

B. BIGGARD

C. CLARKE

D. T. WARNER

E. Jas. WARNER

F. A. GRANT

G. J. MARCELLE

H. Jas. E. ROBERTS

I. W. B. WILLIAMS

J. Jas. QUAMINA

Roxborough

Roxborough

Pembroke

Pembroke

Pembroke

Glamorgan

Mason Hall

Moriah

Moriah

Runnemeade

Plymouth

Plymouth

Plymouth

Dry goods and groceries

spirits and groceries

do.

Groceries

drugs and groceries

Groceries

Groceries

Groceries

Groceries

Groceries

Groceries

Groceries

Groceries



Sandy Point District
Chas. MCPHERSON Bethol Spirits and Groceries
P. T. PILGRIM Bethel Groceries










Local Societies

Freemasons - Scarborough Lodge, 488 (Grand Lodge of Scotland) R. W. M, J. B. AGARD, S. W, M., C. L. CAREW, J. W., G. R. AGARD, S. D., F. A, C. CROOKS, J. D., G. T. MACDOUGALL; Secry, G. B. IRVINE, Hon. G. H. MCEACHRAINE, J. P. M, P. M's, W. MCCALL, H. SEALY, Jas. A. ROBERTSON

Old Fellows - Alpha Lodge, No. 2,337, esablished 17th August 1882. Officers: N. G., S. G. GORDON, V. G., H. A. TODD, * P. N. G., A. B. COLLIER, N. F., J. M. A. THOMAS; P. N. F., G. T. MACDOUGALL; E. S,m A. C. JOHN; Permanent Secretary, C. L. PLAGEMANN; Treasurer, Hon. G. H. MCEACHARINE

Heart and Hand - Established 27 March, 1890, has 200 Members.





List of Public Officers of Tobago and their annual salaries (all their previous positions are also listed)

Commissioner (acting) His Honour J. Clanforgael O'HALLORAN

Clerk to Commissioner - George Hugh MCCALL

Chief Clerk - Treasury and Customs - Arthur Lacy MARSHALL

Harbour Master, Landing Waiter, &c Quinton Herbert SPICER, 250

Stipendiary Justice - Joseph Clanfergael O'HALLORAN (now Acting Commissioner)

Chief Clerk, Audit and Registry - Gilbert Banfield IRVINE

Junior Clerk, Audit and Registry, Giulbert Banfield IRVINE

Junior clerk, Audit and Registry - John thornton PATTERSON

Warden - Edward Matthias MACDOUGALL

Medical Officer, Districts 1 and 2 - Edwin Gerald BLANC, M.B., C.M.

Medical Officer No 3 District - T. B. KENNY

Medical Officer, No 4 District - J. LASALLE

Postmaster - James Ernest Cameron SCALY

Superintendent Coilonial Hospital - Charles Alfred ANDREWS

Matron, Colonial Hospital - Lydia MARTIN

Gaoler - Adam Richard TAITT

Bailiff, Leeward District - Aledander N. HENRY

Bailiff, Windward District - John Henry FRITH

Foreman Printer - James Bartholomew HAMILTON

Court House Keeper - Robert Henry DYALL

Letter carriers - George McDermott ANDRES, Allan Fitz Herbert ARMSTRONG, Peter Alexander DILLON

Lighthouse Keeper - James WHITE

Law Officer - the Hon. Vincent BROWN Q.C. (Solicitor General of Trinidad

Justices of the Peace

Hon G. H. MCEACHRANE

*Richard Benjamin ANDERSON

*Alexander CLARKE

*Simon James FRASER

Loraine Gedes HAY

Edward KENNS

*John George MCCALL

William MCCALL

Duncan MACGILLIVRAY

*Herbert Hamilton SCALY

*John Patrick TULLOCK

George Richard AGARD

Joseph Benjamin AGARD

*Thomas Newton BROWNE

Thomas BLAKELY

Matthew Bell CROOKS

*W. Sanger TUCKER

W SANGER-TUCKER Jr.

John Baker ISAACS

Edward M. MACDOUGALL

*Eric David EWEN

*Not residing in the Island

Board of Education

His Honour - J. C. O'HALLORAN, President

Members

The Rev. S. R. BROWNE, The Rev. Father REGINALD, The Rev. W. R. SYMONS, The Rev. Marc RICHARDS, Dr. BLANC and Major E. B. WALKER

Professional

barristers - J. B. AGARD, Thos. Reeves BLAKELY, Major E. B. WALKER

Consular

Consular Agent for the United States of America - E. KENNE

Lloyds' Agent - Duncan MACGILLIVRAY

Miscellaneous

The Tobago Crop Advance and Discount Company, Rue de Bouille, Scarborough

Managing Director - J. A. ROBERTSON

Church of England

Anglican clergy in the Leeward District of the Island are:

The Rev S. Russell BROWNE, Rector

The Rev. F. F. MANNING and the Rev. C. B. PHILLIPS, Assistant Curates

The spiritual care of the Windward District is taken by the Rev. H. A. TODD

Montgomery or Moravian Chapel

Churches at Moriah - Rev Theodor L. CLEMENS

Montgomery with Bon Account (Out-station) Rev Samuel RICHARDS

Black Rock (Out-station) - Rev. Samuel RICHARDS

Bethesda and Spring Gardens - Rev. Chas. P. JULIAN

Lay Assistants - six

Wesleyan Church

Ministers - Rev. W. R. SYMONS, Scarborough

Rev. G. B. BYER, Mount St. George

Roman Catholic Church

Father M. REGINALD O.P.

Schoolmasters and Catechists

B. L. CUPID at Scarborough

S. GEORGE, at Patience Hill

J. WOLFF at Goodwood

J. MITCHELL and R. HERCULES at Delaford

Tobago agents of the Royal Mail Comapny

Messrs. Edward KENNES and Company, Scarborough

Extract: The voyage from Southampton to Tobago (including of course the transhipment) is one of sixteen days. The charges for tickets to Tobago are: first class 35 and 25, the difference in price being regulated by the situation of the Cabin in which the passenger's berth is. There are special charges for cabin accommodation under special requirements. Children of passengers are charged for at the following rates:-

One under 3 years of age, free of charge

Any others under that age to be paid for as those above 3 and under 8 years

Three years and under 8 years will be charged one-fourth of the passenger rates paid by their parents and from 8 years and under 12 years, one half of the rates. Each adult cabin passenger is allowed 20 cubic feet measurement of baggage free of charge. Children in like proportion.

Sugar Plantations
Parish in which Estate located
Name of Estate
Name of Proprietor
Acreage
Nature of cultivation


St. Andrew
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St John
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"
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St George
St George
"
"
St George
St Patrick
"
"
"
"
"
"
"
"
St. Mary
"
St. Mary's
"
Auchenskeoch (1)
Highmoor
Hermitage & Campbelltown (2)
Castara (3)
Lucy Vale
Tuckerville (4)
Belmont (5)
Bloody Bay
Rarlatuvin
Charlottesville (6)
Friendsfield (7)
Mt. St. George (8)
Blenheim (8)
Greenhill (8)
Bacolet (9)
Kilgwyn (10)
Friendship
Milford (11)
Shirvan (12)
Buccoo (13)
Grange & Old Grange (14)
Grafton (15)
Bonaccord (16)
Golden Grove (17)
Waterloo (18)
Luve (19)
Pembroke (20)
Richmond (21)
HENDERSON & Co
W. Sauger TUCKER
John MCCALL & Co
R. B. ANDERSON
William MCCALL
H. Hislop TUCKER *
E. W. DICKINSON
Paula BENNETT & others
Heirs of Christmas MURPHY
Rv Joseph TURPIN
Thos. BALKLEY
Heirs of HAMILTON
"
"
R. A. MACFIE
C. HALES
A. C. HOPE
Margaret MCCALL
HUTSON & Co
W. D. PHILLIPS
D.F. & H.O.D DAVIDSON
"
heirs of Jas. HAMILTON
G. L. LATOUR
Troctrilus TUCKER
"
Heirs of John B. MURRAY
M. SHORT
800
439
700
400
...
1,134
265
550
261
1370
500
700
1,000
700
250
464
...
240
450
500
300
450
497
1,323
949
188
1800
Sugar cane & cocoanuts
stock farm
Cocoa & provision grounds
Cocoa & cocoanut
3 acres provision ground
Cocoa, sugar, rubber, nutmegs, coffee,
Rubber, coffee, cocoa
Coacoa & cocoanuts
Provision chiefly, & cocoa
Cocoa & cocoanuts, high wood
Was until recently in canes
Sugar cane
cocoa
Sgar cane & cocoa and cocoanuts
Cocoanuts
Cocoanuts
Cocoanut walk
Sugar cane & cocoanuts
Sugar
Sugar cane & cocoanuts
Provision ground and cocoanuts
Sugar cane
Cocoanuts
Cocoa, rubber, nutmegs, sugar and stock farm
Cocoa, rubber, nutmegs, sugar
Provision ground, small quantity
Cocoa, nutmegs, india rubber, coffee, sugar
St. David
"
"
"
"
"
"
"
"
St. Paul
Craig Hall (22)
Mary's Hill (23)
Franklyns (24)
Orange Hill (25)
The Whim (26)
Les Coteaux
Woodlands
Highlands
Culloden
Louis D'Or
M.A. Des VIGNES
M.B. CROOKS
Heirs Mrs. MACGILLIVRAY
HERDERSON & Co.
Bejm. LEES
Joseph HACKETT
Wm M'CALL
"
John M'CALL
West India Rubber Plantation
195
270
200
700
387
600
360
190
270
1600
none
Cane and Cocoa
Cocoa and nutmeg
Sugar cane
Pasture and provision grounds
Canes
Pasture and provision grounds
"
Sugar cane and provisions
India rubber




* formerly Spery Tides, Trois Riveres, Pigeon Hill and Belle Vue
(1) Worked by proprietors and metayers
(2) Heavily timbered)
(3) chiefly provision grounds and pasture lands. Ocupied and worked by Atorney
(4) Estate is managed by Proprietor. Sugar under Metayer system, other cultivations worked by proprietor
(5) Worked by Proprietor under supervision of H. Hislop Tucker
(6) worked by a Manager
(7) This estate was under Metayer cultivation until recently, when owing to the low price of sugar, the Metayers have all given up. For sale - J. A. Robertson in charge
(8) Worked by Metayers in canes and cocoa and provision ground, and by Proprietors in cocoa and cocoanuts
(9) worked by Proprietor and Metayers
(10) Under lease by A. C. Hope
(11) Occupied by proprietress
(12) Occupied by Proprietors but worked by Metayers
(13) Princiaplly worked on the Metayer syster
(14) Worked by Proprietor and Metayers
(15) ditto The labourers plant ground provisions on the Estates
(16) Worked by Metayers
(17) Cocoanuts cultivated by proprietor and provision ground by renters
(18) Occupied and worked by proprietor. Not under lease
(19) Ditto
(20)The average of Estate has been 200 acres up to last year, since then 12 acres has been sold. There is also a good dwelling house and outbuildings unoccupied. Not leased
(21) Worked by Proprietor
(22) About 10 acres are rented for provision ground
(23) Cultivated by Metayers in cane and by proprietor in cocoa
(24) Worked on behalf of Proprietors
(25) Worked by Metayers
(26)Occupied and worked by Proprietor


(27) Worked for the Syndicate by a Manager. Not under lease
(28) Intend to plant India rubber and rear stock shortly. Total acreage of 520