James Archibald Holmes

No Dates

Claimant or beneficiary


Given as J.A. Holmes but almost certainly James Archibald Holmes, awarded the compensation for the enslaved people under three awards in British Guiana.

  1. Fiat of bankruptcy issued against James Archibald Holmes formerly of Demerara but at present residing at no. 35 New Broad Street 23/11/1843.

  2. For the award for the Fear Not estate, the awardee is given as 'J.H. Holmes' in the Register of Claims but J.A. Holmes in the original claim. To date no sign in the compensation records has been found of the family of the pro-slavery advocate George Frederick Holmes (1820-1897), born Demerara, whose parents are given as Joseph Henry Herndon Holmes and Mary Ann Pemberton Holmes in the catalogue of his papers at Duke University.


British Guiana no. 1120; T71/887 British Guiana nos 2333 and 2344.

  1. London Gazette, Issue 20287, 24/11/1843, p. 4023.

  2. T71/887 British Guiana no. 2333; T71/1056; http://www.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/findingaids/holmesgeorge/> accessed 22/04/2013.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
J.A. Holmes

Associated Claims (3)

£796 13S 9D
£607 8S 9D
£6,335 12S 11D
Awardee (Sequestrator)

Addresses (2)

British Guiana
35 New Broad Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England