St Vincent 453 (Langley Park)

31st Oct 1836 | 287 Enslaved | £7328 15S 5D

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 322. T71/892: claim by Alex. Cruikshank, owner-in-fee by trustee. Counterclaim by Patrick Cruickshank as 'trustee - claims the whole of the compensation money'.

T71/500 p. 23: enslaved persons registered by Patrick Crichton for Alex. Cruikshank junior esq. in 1834.

Times 30/5/1833 p. 4 'Suicide of a West india merchant':  Duncan Brown who recently arrived in Great Britain at 58 Upper-Charlotte st [lodging house] 'destroyed himself in a very extraordinary manner'. Patrick Cruikshank was a witness, of No 8 Cornwall Terrace, 'I am a West India merchant'.  Brown had addressed a letter to Barclay, a merchant in Dublin. He 'spoke almost incessantly on the West India question', according to Peter Cosgrave, his surgeon. Peter Cosgrave was Duncan Brown's London agent.


Further Information

Colony
St Vincent
Claim No.
453
Estate
Langley Park
Contested
Yes

Associated Individuals (2)

Unsuccessful claimant
Awardee (Trustee)