Jamaica St James 152A-C (Potosi)

16th Nov 1835 | 189 Enslaved | £3421 12s 9d

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 71.

The award was split -

152A: £2210 16s 5d went to Frances [sic] Watt.

152B: £855 8s 2d went to R. W. Walker.

152C: £355 8s 2d went to J. Walker.

T71/873: claim by Francis Watt, R.W. Walker and John Walker. Counterclaim by Francis Watt alone, as 'Entitled to a moiety under indre 25 Aug 1829 and mortgagee of a term for self £500 together with £13 3s 9d for interest'. Therefore the 1/2; 1/4; 1/4 split was adjusted for the £500.

Jamaica Almanac (1828): Potosi estate registered to Samuel Hurlock (deceased), with 224 enslaved persons.

Jamaica Almanac (1833): Potosi estate registered to the heirs of Samuel Hurlock.

T71/1593 p. 337: letter, dated 26/11/1836, to Wm. Mercer, 5 Miles's Buildings, Bath (Somerset), refusing to summons claimants and counterclaims: they will be there anyway.

Caribbeana Vol. II, Deed & Indentures, Jamaica no. 127: deed between Richard Watt, of Bishop Burton, Yorkshire; J. W. Peterson & W. Lambie, of St Mary; Richard Watt Walker and others, conveyance of Potoso and Orange Hill plantations. Note says of Richard Watt: 'See his pedigree in Burke's Landed gentry. Miss Watt of Speke Hall near Liverpool is present representative'.

See also Westmoreland claim no. 84.

Further Information

St James
Claim No.
Collected by
Oliver W (of Oliver, Leblanc) (A&B); Diamond, Chas Palmer (C)

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Associated Estates (1)