Henry Pinckard

1796 - 30th Dec 1866

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded with Netlam Tory (q.v.) the compensation for two groups of enslaved people in Kingston and (as 'Henry Pinkard') for the enslaved people on Relief and Healthy Hill in St Ann, in all three cases probably as trustees. He also appears as a correspondent of the Commissioners of Slave Compensation in what appears to be an agency capacity in several other claims in Jamaica.

  1. Son of Joseph Pinckard (1766-), and nephew of the physician George Pinckard, author of 'Notes on the West Indies'. George Henry Pinckard of Combe Court (born 1805) was a close relative.

  2. He was Auditor of the Jamaica Steam Navigation Company and author of Observations on the Management and Extraordinary Losses of that company (1838), in which he attributed the collapse of the company’s operations largely to mismanagement by its Chairman, Edmund Francis Green(q.v.), and those of its London Directors (including Green’s brother) who were his “obsequious servants and tools”. In 1837-8 his address was 1 Chapel Place, Poultry, London. On account of his remarks concerning E.F. Green, he was in 1839 assaulted in Hyde Park by Green’s nephew Edward Thomas Fitzgerald.

  3. In 1861 Henry Pinckard aged 65. 'Merchant (shipping)' born Exeter Devon was living at 10 Woodland Terrace Greenwich with his wife Agnes aged 40, born Kingston Jamaica. In 1841 aged 45 he had been living at Grays Inn Road apparently single. Buried Kensal Green All Souls 05/01/1867 of Manor Park, Lee.

  4. Letters of Administration for Henry Pinckard who died 31/12/1866 at 8 Manor Park Lee granted to Agnes Wemyss Pinckard,the widow 31/01/1867, effects under £9000.


Kingston nos. 790 and 2291, T71/857 St Ann no. 308. For Pinckard as an agent see e.g. T71/1593 pp. 236-7 Commissioners to Henry Pinckard 76 Great Russell St Bloomsbury re Kingston nos. 1154 and 2329, St Andrew no. 4 and Westmoreland no. 57; and similarly see also T71/865 St Andrew no. 284A and Manchester no. 165.

  1. Sourced but unverified family tree available at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=towcester&id=I1280 [accessed 03/02/2013].

  2. Henry Pinckard, Observations on the Management and Extraordinary Losses of the Jamaica Steam Navigation Company, London (1838); Bell’s Weekly Messenger, 20/01/1839.

  3. 1861 census online; Ancestry.com, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

  4. National Probate Calendar 1867.

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Agnes Wemyss Adamson (1848)
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (3)

£201 4s 11d
£303 10s 2d
£2,062 19s 9d
Awardee (Trustee)

Associated Estates (3)

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
1834 [EA] - → Trustee
1832 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

Addresses (5)

1 Chapel Place, Poultry, London, Middlesex, London, England
10 Woodland Terrace, Greenwich, Kent, London, England
78 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, Middlesex, London, England
8 Manor Park, Lee, Greenwich, Kent, London, England
Gray's Inn Road, London, Middlesex, London, England