Major-General William Nedham

1770 - 1844

Claimant or beneficiary


Claimed unsuccessfully as owner-in-fee for the compensation for the enslaved people on Mount Olive in St Thomas-in-the-Vale. The compensation was paid to the London merchants Davidsons and Barkly as mortgagees.

  1. Major-General Nedham died at Worthing 1844 aged 74.

  2. Nedham's son Henry Nedham was born in Burnett, Somerset, 29/10/1814. He "went to Jamaica with the intent of being trained in sugar production with a view to managing the family estates." He was an overseer at Nutts Plantation (no date recorded), a Lieutenant in the militia in 1836, manager of the St Thomas-in-the-East Savings Bank in 1841 and an Assistant Judge/JP in St Thomas-in-the-East in 1845.


T71/855 St Thomas-in-Vale no. 313. Claim by Maj Gen William Needham owner-in-fee. Counterclaim by Aeneas Barkly 'with the concurrence of Henry Davidson and Wm Davidson,', mortgagees for £30,846 0s 5d. Letter re status 23/02/1835 from Major-General Nedham No. 1 Marine Parade Worthing.

  1. ‘The Gentleman’s Magazine, January to June, 1844’, published 1844 – Died – 1844 – Feb 13. At Worthing, aged 74, Major-General William Nedham, late Colonel of the 4th Veteran Battalion

  2. [accessed 19/03/2015].

We are grateful to Mary Mill and Karst de Jong for their assistance with compiling this entry.

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Associated Claims (1)

£3,669 17S 3D
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1 Marine Parade, Worthing, Sussex, South-east England, England