Jamaica St Ann 433 (Blenheim)

29th Feb 1836 | 107 Enslaved | £2522 12S 6D

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 291.

John Forbes & another v Walter Hammond & others; Sarah Moffett v Walter Hammond & others; John Forbes v Walter Hammond & others; John Forbes v Andrew Moffett Mills & another; Andrew Moffett Mills v Martha Bayard; Andrew Moffett Mills v Adolphus Moffett Bayard; Andrew Moffett Mills v Denzill Ibbetson Thompson & others (7 in total).

T71/857: claim by Archibald Paull, 'St Ann' consignee appointed by Court of Chancery in England.

T71/1602: letter [no. 172] dated 04/02/1835 from John Forbes, 31 Gayfield Sq, Edinburgh, proprietor of an estate in Jamaica, seeking guidance on the process.

Joseph Sturge and Thomas Harvey, The West Indies in 1837 (London, Hamilton, Adams, & Co., 1838) pp. xliv and 208: 'All the Negroes on Cranbrook and Blenheim were mulcted five Saturdays, because some canes were stolen, and it could not be discovered by whom.' No ownership information.

Jamaica Almanac(1833): estate owned by the heirs of John Moffat.

The case of Forbes v. Moffatt is described in Francis Vesey, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery 1789-1817 Vol. 16 pp. 384-394 available at https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=5XEDAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA385&lpg=PA385&dq=forbes+v.+moffatt&source=bl&ots=9MPhpgENYF&sig=hQG7H5XykF4eqbgI5EwSkxBnpus&hl=en&sa=X&ei=7hHKVJnkMcL1ULOMhLAC&ved=0CCMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=forbes%20v.%20moffatt&f=false [accessed 29/01/2015] and centres on the mortgages and debts of the brothers Andrew Moffatt (1780), James Moffatt (1790), Aaron Moffatt (1795) and John Moffatt (1807).

See also separate entry for Dorothy Moffatt, daughter of Aaron Moffatt.


Further Information

Colony
Jamaica
Parish
St Ann
Claim No.
433
Estate
Blenheim
Contested
Yes

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