Jamaica Westmoreland 77 (Mesopotamia)

12th Oct 1835 | 319 Enslaved | £5612 0S 4D

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 62.

T71/871: claim from John Barham (the son of J. F. Barham), of London, as owner-in-fee.

J.R. Ward, 'The Profitability of Sugar Planting in the British West Indies, 1650-1834', Economic History Review, 31 (2) (May, 1978) p. 212: Mesopotamia estate earned £1509 per annum, 1821-31, or 3.4% ROI with 382 enslaved persons.

Times 17/07/1838 p. 8: advertisement for auction by orders of administratrix of the whole of the personal property of the late John Barham, at 26 Queen Ann St., Cavendish Square.

Times 30/07/1842 and 18/12/1842: coverage of the subsequent litigation around the compensation for Mesopotamia and Island estates:  Barham vs Earl of Clarendon (Mrs Barham had remarried and was the Countess of Clarendon). Barham had died intestate and without issue.


Further Information

Colony
Jamaica
Parish
Westmoreland
Claim No.
77
Estate
Mesopotamia
Collected by
Barham,John known to me James Leman
Uncontested
Yes

Associated Individuals (1)

Awardee (Owner-in-fee)