Frederick Cort

???? - 1834

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Awarded the compensation for 12 enslaved people in British Guiana. Probably but not certainly the Frederick Cort who served as attorney to the Gladstone family, and who returned to Liverpool c. 1831 and established a merchant firm there with his brother-in-law John Wilson. This Frederick Cort reportedly died 12/5/1834, whereas the award was made in his name in January 1836. However, the will was not proved until late 1835, so it is conceivable that the executors did not notify the Commissioners of the death until after the award was made.

  1. Will of Frederick Cort, partner in the firm of Wilson and Cort of Liverpool, proved 26/12/1835. In the will he disposes of property in Georgetown in favour of Betsy Cort and Louisa Cort, the latter the mother of his two natural sons William (aged c. 7) and Frederick Cort (aged c. 5), the former of whom his father had brought to Liverpool with him. He also provided for a third natural child, Eliza Ann, born in Liverpool 29/05/1833, whose mother Ann Whittaker had been Frederick Cort's servant at Everton 1832 and 1833. The will indentifies Frederick Cort's three brothers as Coningsby, William and Richard Cort.

Sources

T71/887 British Guiana claim no. 2142; London Gazette, Issue 19635, 13/07/1838, p. 1596.

  1. PROB 11/1855.

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Occupation
Merchant

Associated Claims (1)

£444 19S 10D
Awardee

Relationships (1)

Brothers

Addresses (1)

Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England