Dominica 206

23rd Jan 1836 | 180 Enslaved | £3545 5S 4D

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 313.

T71/881: claim from Edw. Collins Woodbridge & Frederick Woodbridge, as owners, by their attorney D.S. Laidlaw. Counterclaim by Alexander Gordon, of Old Broad St., London, and David Alexander Maitland, of Mincing Lane, London, as trustees under indre dated 05/09/1829 for £5577 1s 5d. The counterclaim was admitted.

 

T71/1609: letter from Teesdale & co., solicitors to the Woodbridges, received 27/11/1835, stating: 'A negotiation being in process between the Claimants and Counterclaimants in this case for a compromise, which we have no doubt will be effected, we have to request the favour (on behalf of of Messrs Edw. Collins Woodbridge & Frederick Woodbridge the Claimants) of your informing us what is the amount of  compensation and interest  which will be receivable in respect of the 180 slaves in question as this information will much facilitate the effecting of an arrangement.'  

 

Joseph Sturge and Thomas Harvey, The West Indies in 1837 (London, Hamilton, Adams, & Co., 1838) p. xvii: the authors state that the number of enslaved persons on the Good-will sugar estate, St George's, fell from 200 in 1817 to 180 in 1834, after 59 purchases and transfers, so the mortality rate was high. The owners are not identified.


Further Information

Colony
Dominica
Claim No.
206
Contested
Yes

Associated Individuals (4)

Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Owner-in-fee)
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Owner-in-fee)
Awardee
Awardee