Owen Kernan

???? - 1831

Claimant or beneficiary


Deceased merchant, whose curators claimed successfully for the compensation for the enslaved people on the Hoop en Vries plantation in British Guiana.

  1. Will of Owen Kernan of Demerara proved at London 27/09/1833 but made in Demerara 11/08/1831 when Kernan was too sick to sign it. He left 10,000 guilders to his housekeeper Catherine or Kitty Beard, to be laid out in the purchase of a house for her use: and 'five or six slaves' were to be purchased for her for life. He left the rest of his estate to Owen and Catherine Beard, his children with Catherine or Kitty Beard alias Baird.

  2. Owen Kernan 'late of Demerary' merchant until 30/04/1827 had been a partner in William and James Eccles of Glasgow.


  1. PROB 11/1821/308

  2. London Gazette 18402 05/10/1827 p. 2060.

Further Information

West India merchant

Associated Claims (1)

£7,784 19s 9d
Beneficiary deceased

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Not known

'In the possession of' Owen Kernan'

1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Previous owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Local partner
William & James Eccles
West India merchant  

Relationships (2)

Executor → Testator
Business partners