Jamaica Westmoreland 80 (Blackheath Estate)

5th Dec 1836 | 359 Enslaved | £6597 12s 5d

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 303.

T71/871: claim from Andrew Colvile, of London, as owner-in-fee. Counterclaim from Sir James Webster Wedderburn etc. (see Trelawny claim no. 398, Fontabelle Estate). A. Seton, Colvile's agent, denied the counterclaim.

B.W. Higman, Plantation Jamaica 1750-1850: capital and control in a colonial economy (2005) p. 154: shows Andrew Colvile as the son of James Wedderburn (1730-1807), who married Isabella Blackburn, great gand-niece and last heir of Lord Colvile of Ochiltree, and left an estate of £300,000 currency. Andrew Colvile (1779-1856) was a London Sugarbroker and prominent shareholder in Hudson's Bay Company.

McCalman (ed.), The Horrors of Slavery (1991) p. 61 n. 1: notes that in 1824 Andrew Colvile denied that Robert Wedderburn was his older brother.

Jamaica Almanac (1811): Blackheath and Blue Castle estates registered to Sir David & Andrew Wedderburn.

Jamaica Almanac (1822-1833): only Blue Castle estate is registered to Sir David Wedderburn; Blackheath estate (1822-32) is registered to Andrew Colvile.

Further Information

Claim No.
Blackheath Estate

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Unsuccessful claimant
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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