Jamaica St Andrew 114 (Hope Estate)

25th Jul 1836 | 379 Enslaved | £6630 5S 6D

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 297.

T71/865: claim by the Duke of Buckingham. Paid to The Marquis of Breadalbane and The Hon. G. Neville Grenville, as trustee by a marriage settlement, dated 11/05/1819, for £20,000.

T71/1607: letter from G. Jago, no. 11 Trelleck Terrace, Pimlico, stating: 'I am directed by His Grace the Duke of B&C...to ascertain what sum will be awarded and at what period the same will be payable' (for St David claim nos. 114 and 150).

Joseph Sturge and Thomas Harvey, The West Indies in 1837 (London, Hamilton, Adams, & Co., 1838) p. 173: the authors passed through Hope estate, belonging to the Duke of Buckingham, commenting: 'we saw three white immigrants ploughing in the same field, in which a gang of negroes were at work with the hoe. About fifty Europeans have been brought out to this estate, under an agreement which entails an enormous annual expense on its proprietor. No preparation was in the first instance made for their reception, and the hardships they endured, and their own intemperate habits, carried many of them off. Those who remain, are more comfortably circumstanced, and a few of them work steadily, but in this climate one negro is worth two or three Europeans'.


Further Information

Colony
Jamaica
Parish
St Andrew
Claim No.
114
Estate
Hope Estate
Contested
Yes

Associated Individuals (4)

Beneficiary
Unsuccessful claimant
Awardee (Trustee)
Awardee (Trustee)

Associated Estates (1)