Nicholas Kirwan

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Claimant or beneficiary


Given as Nich. Kirwan City of Dublin Merchant in the compensation records, executor of Patrick Kirwan, and awarded part of the compensation for Bendals in Antigua in a highly-contested claim. Probably but not certainly Nicholas Tuite Kirwan, son of John Kirwan and brother of Clement, Matthew and Anthony Kirwan.

  1. Patrick Kirwan of Antigua had agreed to buy Richmond and Chapman's & Howard's estates in Antigua from the assignees of John Henderson and Archibald Neilson (trading as Tod and Co.) in 1815. Compensation for the Richmond and Howard's estate in the 1830s went mainly to the mortgagee Nathaniel Snell Chauncy.

  2. A Nicholas Kirwan was a partner with Clement and Anthony Kirwan in John Kirwan and Sons of London (Clement withdrew 30/06/1824); Nicholas Kirwan of Riches Court Lime Street trading under firm of John Kirwan and Sons was bankrupted in 1830. Members of the Kirwan family were involved in Chancery suits over the partnership between the three brothers, and appear in claims in Montserrat (Nos. 55, 206 and 252). On 25/12/[1805] at Dublin Nicholas Kirwan Esq., of Tavistock Place London married Miss Kelly of Dublin. In 1829 Nicholas Kirwan is shown living at 13 York Place London. Although it is not certain that the Nich. Kirwan of Dublin in the slave compensation records is the same man, it appears likely that the merchant of London had moved to Dublin by the mid-1830s.  


T71/877 Antigua claim nos. 85 and 95 (Bendals).

  1. London Gazette, Issue 17009, 06/05/1815, p. 859; T71/877 Antigua no. 397.

  2. London Gazette, Issue 18098, 11/01/1825, p. 69; London Gazette, Issue 18738, 26/10/1830, p. 2244; Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. 76 Part 2 (1806) p. 1250; Royal Blue Book 1829.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Nich. Kirwan

Associated Claims (1)

£2,854 16S 6D
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Addresses (1)

Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland