Antigua 820

24th Oct 1836 | 6 Enslaved | £56 16s 8d

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 310.

T71/1609: letter, dated 29/01/1836, from Rebecca Mackenzie, 16 St Andrews Sq., Edinburgh, stating that Rebecca Mackenzie had laid a counterclaim versus James Gilchrist, which was acknowledged by James Gilchrist: 'he will not put any obstacle in the way of receivng my share, say the half of compensation for the slaves of Mrs Martha Dow deceased. My brother Mr Wm Dow having put in a claim for one half, Mr Musson (?) lays claim as a creditor of my late brother Charles Dow supposing he had a share of the said slaves, but he could have none, for he disposed of one half of the Negroes left by my late mother... My brother Wm and self are the only Heirs and persons entitled to receive the compensation money'.

T71/1609 unnumbered bundle: second letter, dated 26/08/1835, from Rebecca Mackenzie, Mount lodge, Portobello nr. Edinburgh, stating: 'I regret to find that MR G has returned my six slaves left me by my sister Grace Dow in his name as her executor.' 'I have only to pray that you would show this to the commissioners so that the above claims might remain until they hear from me which shall be as soon as I get an answer from Mr JG of Antigua'. Wishes to put in a counterclaim for half of the 11 enslaved persons (under Antigua claim no. 831).

T71/1609 unnumbered: note, dated 01/09/1835, from Rebecca Mackenzie including forms returned by Rebecca Mackenzie.  

Problem with compensation numbers and number of enslaved persons?

Further Information

Claim No.

Associated Individuals (6)

Beneficiary deceased
Unsuccessful claimant
Unsuccessful claimant
Not a claimant