William Betts

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Claimant or beneficiary


Identified as 'England' in the compensation records.

Possibly the William Betts who served as Lieutenant in the Portland Regiment of the militia 1796 and as Assistant Judge in Portland 1808 and 1817. William Betts is shown as the owner of Sion Hill from at least 1812 to 1833, but no longer in 1838. There was a William Betts baptised in Portland, Jamaica, July 1809 (possibly a son? No names of parents recorded). There was also a daughter, Susannah Sarah Betts, baptised in St Catherine, Jamaica, 30/08/1840, to William Betts and Catherine Munro. The registration of the enslaved was made in 1817, 1820 and 1826 by attorneys to William Betts.   


T71/905 p. 20 Portland claim no. 10; Jamaica Almanac (1796, 1808, 1812, 1817, 1833, 1838); www.familysearch.org digital folder 004620474 and batch no. I03991-7. Ancestry.com, Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database on-line], Portland - 1817, 1820 and 1826.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£1,769 10S 11D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1815 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Addresses (1)

London, London, England