William Oxley

1780 - 1843

Claimant or beneficiary


According to James C. Brandow, Oxley (1780-1843) was of Fairfield Plantation, St Michael, and held many public offices including Master in Chancery, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas for St Michael’s, Lieutenant Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Militia, member of the House of Assembly, and vestryman. He registered the enslaved people as owner of an unnamed estate - conceivably Fairfield - in St Michael between 1820 and 1832, an estate that has not yet been traced in the Slave Compensation records.


Nathaniel T. W. Carrington’s Journal: the 1837 Visit of a Barbados Planter, ed. James C. Brandow, The Island, 11 (Spring-Summer 1982), p. 14, n. 34, citing The Barbadian, 22 July 1843.

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Associated Claims (1)

£168 19s 11d

Associated Estates (5)

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
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner

It is probable that this is the same William Oxley as claimed on Barbados 1552 - though the numbers of enslaved in that claim was 10. The estate with 90 enslaved people shown in the Slave Registers for William Oxley up to 1832 has not yet been identified in the compensation records.

1823 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Master in Chancery
1823 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Master in Chancery
1823 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Receiver