Barbados 3245 (Newtons)

2nd May 1836 | 262 Enslaved | £5538 8s 1d

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 189.

Given in Parliamentary Papers as 23/05/1836.

T71/898: claim from Richard Lane, of England, owner-in-fee.

T71/555: enslaved persons were registered by Nath Cave, as the property of Richard Lane.

J.R. Ward, 'The Profitability of Sugar Planting in the British West Indies, 1650-1834', Economic History Review, 31 (2) (May, 1978), pp. 197-213, p. 210: shows the Newton estate earning £2313 per annum, 1799-1815, with 255 enslaved persons, and a rate of interest of 7.2% (sourced to London University Library, Newton Papers MS 523).

John Habakkuk, Marriage, debt and the estate system (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1994) p. 454: shows John Newton, of Barbados, buying the estate at King's Bromley in Staffordshire 'sometime before 1686', and comments in a footnote of p. 738 that 'the Newtons retained their Barbados estate until 1773'.

Alan Howard, The Lane Inheritance: Kings Bromley and Barbados (Kings Bromley, Kings Bromley Historians, 2011): John Newton Lane inherited Seawells and Newton in Barbados in 1794 with his brother Thomas Lane (1754-1824) of the Grange, Leyton from their [first?] cousins Lady Sarah Holte and Mrs Elizabeth Newton, who were the descendants of Samuel Newton (also from Kings Bromley, d. 1684: Sarah and Elizabeth's father also Samuel Newton had married Elizabeth Fowler, aunt of John and Thomas Lane's mother Sarah Fowler, who had married John Lane 1723-1782). Thomas Lane administered both plantations.

Deed of partition for Seawells and Newton: Newton Papers MS523/972: in 1820, John Lane took Seawells and Thomas Lane took Newton.

See also Barbados claim no. 3204.

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Lane, John attorney

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