Charles Adams

???? - 1835

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Merchant in Walsall, father of (and co-claimant with) Charles Haden Adams (q.v.). Their path to ownership of a single enslaved person in Trinidad is unclear. The enslaved person appears to have been Ben Hughes, a carpenter aged 42 whose birthplace is given as St Kitts, registered to Charles Adam and Son in 1834.

  1.  Memorial in St Matthew Church Walsall to Joseph Haden and wife Dorothy and Charles and Ann Adams; also Charles Haden Adams (d. 1881), the son of Charles and Ann, buried at Fillongley, Warwickshire. Richard Morgan transported from Staffordshire 1826 for financial embezzlement (£50) from Charles Haden Adams, his employer.

  2. Will of Charles Adams merchant of Walsall proved 29/12/1835. The will makes very precise arrangements for the transmission of monetary legacies of £1000 each to his five daughters and £2000 to his son Christopher John Haden, and of land and other real property in Walsall, but is silent on the enslaved person on Trinidad.

Sources

Ancestry.com, Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database on-line], Trinidad 1834.

  1. Staffordshire Encyclopaedia, Staffordshire History Online http://www.the-staffordshire-encyclopaedia.co.uk/view.php?r=1&id=87&cid=2730 [accessed 29/03/2011].

  2. PROB 11/1854/350.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Ann [Haden?]
Children
Charles Haden Adams (1800-1881)
Occupation
Merchant

Associated Claims (1)

£74 2S 6D
Awardee

Relationships (1)

Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Walsall, Staffordshire, West Midlands, England