Jamaica St James 170 (Glasgow Estate)

16th Nov 1835 | 174 Enslaved | £3181 1s 1d

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 71.

T71/873: claim by John Gordon (an absentee), as owner-in-fee. Maria Gordon and George Gordon were executors.

R.A. Barrett, The Barretts of Jamaica: The Family of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Athlone, Continuum International Publishing Group, 2000) p. 87: shows George Gordon, of Moor Park, as attorney for Blue Hole estate.

Jamaica Almanac (1828): estate registered to John Gordon, with 184 enslaved persons.

B.W. Higman, Plantation Jamaica 1750-1850: capital and control in a colonial economy (Mona, Jamaica, University of West Indies Press, 2005) p. 70: shows George Gordon as attorney to Neill Malcolm.

T71/222: enslaved persons were registered by George Gordon in 1832.

Caribbeana Vol. VI p. 145: indenture between John Gordon, of Wincombe House, Wiltshire; Maria Oliver, of Weymouth, Dorset (a widow); Richard and Geo. Brassey (Maria's brother(s)); Wm. Gordon, of Paris; and Geo. Gordon, of Tockington in the county of Gloucestershire, as trustees of a marriage settlement, dated 02/04/1825, whereby Maria Oliver brings £31,700 consols, £12,000 reduced annuities (transferred to trustees) and £10,000 from the sale of Haddons or Weeks plantation in Antigua (sold in 1807 to Langford Lovell Hodge, since deceased, with trustees), and £10,866 (being 2/3rds of the money from the sale of Diamond estate in Grenada, sold in the lifetime of Richard Oliver to Wm. Stuart, of Inverugie in Scotland) d in Weymouth become absolute property of John Gordon, trustees of first 3 chunks to pay her £500 pa clear and rest to JG (in consideration of JG's settlement to be made of Winchcombe House and farms) for his life and at his death for her absolutely. John Gordon died 14/1/1834, left plantation and Wincombe after his death to his nephew Charles Gordon.

Further Information

St James
Claim No.
Glasgow Estate
Collected by
Meredith, Chas of CM and PReeve

Associated Individuals (3)

Deceased claimant successful (Owner-in-fee)
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Associated Estates (1)