Antigua 101 (Clare Hall, St John)

5th Oct 1835 | 296 Enslaved | £4442 2S 0D

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 81.

T71/877: claim by Sir Charles [sic?] Bethell Codrington, of Doddington, Gloucestershire, as owner-in-fee.

Joseph Sturge and Thomas Harvey, The West Indies in 1837 (1838), p.45: reference to an ex-slave who left an estate of Christopher Bethell-Codrington 'because he used to be flogged when a slave.'

J.R. Ward, 'The Profitability of Sugar Planting in the British West Indies, 1650-1834' (1978), p.211: shows 'Windward and Clare Hall' with 1100 slaves, 1820-30, earning £14,758 p.a. 1815-19 at 10.6% R.O.I., and £4,376 p.a. 1820-30 at 4.4% R.O.I.. Sourced to Gloucestershire Record Office, Codrington papers, D1610, A12, A49.

Joseph Sturge and Thomas Harvey, The West Indies in 1837 (1838), p.71: reference to exceptions to the general rule of prosperity, 'of which several fine estates, belonging to a wealthy English baronet, present the most painful examples.' References also to the severity of an attorney from Barbados, who turned cattle into the provision grounds, and to the diminution of 100 Negroes. A comparison with p. 45 suggests that this alludes to Codrington.

Sources

J. R. Ward, 'The Profitability of Sugar Planting in the British West Indies, 1650-1834', Economic History Review, 31 (2) (May, 1978), pp. 197-213; Joseph Sturge and Thomas Harvey, The West Indies in 1837 (London, 1838).


Further Information

Colony
Antigua
Claim No.
101
Estate
Clare Hall, St John
Collected by
Liggins, Joseph L.
Uncontested
Yes

Associated Individuals (1)

Awardee (Owner-in-fee)