Jamaica St James 760 (Salt Spring)

29th Feb 1836 | 160 Enslaved | £3336 10s 9d

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 74.

T71/873: claim from John Henry Deffell, of London, as owner-in-fee.

R.A. Barrett, The Barretts of Jamaica: The Family of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Athlone, Continuum International Publishing Group, 2000) p. 83: a rebellion started in 1831 when W. S. Grignon, estate attorney for John Henry Deffell, ordered an enslaved person carrying a sugar cane to be flogged: the head driver, her husband, refused.

Jamaica Almanac (1828): estate registered to John Henry Deffell, with 182 enslaved persons.

Joseph Sturge and Thomas Harvey, The West Indies in 1837 (London, Hamilton, Adams, & Co., 1838) pp. xlix-l: the authors provide an adverse critique - 'the provision grounds are fifteen miles distant from the estate'. No ownership information is given.

Further Information

St James
Claim No.
Salt Spring
Collected by
Deffell, JH

Associated Individuals (1)

Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (1)