Jamaica St Thomas-in-the-East, Surrey 92 (Hector's River)

12th Oct 1835 | 334 Enslaved | £5842 13S 2D

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 47.

T71/867: claim by Jasper Taylor Hall of St Thomas-in-the-East. Counterclaim from Archibald Alves etc 'For a yearly rent charge of  £400 secured by a term of 99 years' dated 1825 and 1827. Was the counterclaim admitted? (Listed as uncontested in Parliamentary Papers.)

T71/1594 p. 352: identifies Duncan Davidson Alves as 8 Lime St Square on 02/08/1841.

Joseph Sturge and Thomas Harvey, The West Indies in 1837 (London, Hamilton, Adams, & Co., 1838) p. 297: 'a fine estate belonging to Major Hall, an absentee'. No complaints to bring before the magistrate (Richard Chamberlaine): no allowances to children except free medical care. Apprentices deprived of all half Fridays and all extra hours in crop time witout any payment, although nominally in return for the slave allowances. Ibid. pp. lxv-lxvi: two pages of complaints from apprentices on Hector's River - reportedly the comment, 'The people on Hector's River are worse off than any'.


Further Information

Colony
Jamaica
Parish
St Thomas-in-the-East, Surrey
Claim No.
92
Estate
Hector's River
Collected by
Alves, D.D.

Associated Individuals (5)

Unsuccessful claimant (consensual)
Awardee
Awardee
Awardee (Trustee)
Awardee