Rev. Hamble James Leacock

4th Feb 1795 - 20th Aug 1856

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Slave-owner and African missionary.

Born at Cluff's Bay, Barbados, on his father's estate in St Lucy. Second son of John Wrong and Rebecca Leacock. The Leacock family had been in Barbados since the reign of Charles I. Educated at Codrington College. Ordained a deacon 1827. Following this Bishop Coleridge sent him, first, to St Vincent and then to Nevis. Following the abolition of slavery he moved with his family (including his 2nd wife, married after the death of his first), to the USA where he settled in Kentucky, Tennessee, and New Jersey. In 1855 he sailed for Africa as a missionary of the West Indian Church Association and founded a station at Rio Pongas, Sierre Leone. He died in 1856.

His biographer claims that he gave the privileges of the Church to all enslaved in his parish and freed the enslaved he owned. However, he received compensation for the enslaved.

Sources

Rev. Henry Caswell, The Martyr of the Pongas: being a Memoir of the Rev. Hamble James Leacock (London, 1857).


Further Information

Name in compensation records
Rev. Hamble J. Leacock
Spouse
Married but no further details

Associated Claims (4)

£279 12S 9D
Awardee
£159 11S 1D
Awardee
£19 18S 10D
Awardee
£305 11S 1D
Awardee

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
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner