Jamaica Hanover 463 (Newfound River Estate)

12th Dec 1836 | 72 Enslaved | £1506 11S 2D

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 305.

T71/915 p. 37: claim from Colvill and Seton, of London, as owner-in-fee.

See also Trelawney claim no. 398 for another counterclaim from Sir James Webster Wedderburn, Archibald Murray Douglas, George Hawkins and Mary his wife, and Charles Wedderburn Webster et al. on Fontabelle Estate.

T71/1213: replication by Andrew Colvill and Alexander Seton, stating that they purchased enslaved persons from Taylor Cathcart, the only trustee of James Thomson, in January 1832. Neither Taylor Cathcart nor James Thomson had any part of the 1796 partnership on which the counterclaim was based.

See also John Stewart, Byron and the Websters: the letters and entangled lives of the poet, Sir James  Webster and Lady Frances Webster (North Carolina, McFarland & Co., 2008).


Further Information

Colony
Jamaica
Parish
Hanover
Claim No.
463
Estate
Newfound River Estate
Contested
Yes

Associated Individuals (2)

Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)