Jamaica St James 549A & B (Hartfield Estate)

8th Feb 1836 | 86 Enslaved | £1689 5s 3d

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 73.

The award was split -

549A: £1126 3s 6d went to Ward.

549B: £563 1s 9d went to Irving.

T71/873: claim by the joint heirs of the late James Irving, owner in fee. Wm. Ward, of Liverpool, counterclaimed as mortgagee jointly with Sir Joseph Birch. John Beaufin Irving counterclaimed as tenant in common for one-third. James Irving, one of the original claimants, agreed 'to the claim of W. Ward and Sir J. [=T.?] B. Birch but not the amount'. Jacob Aemilius Irving eventually agreed to the payment of 'his' compensation to Wm. Ward.

Joseph Sturge and Thomas Harvey, The West Indies in 1837 (London, Hamilton, Adams, & Co., 1838) p. liv: the authors state that 'The apprentices are a jobbing gang, and work twelve miles from their houses and grounds'. Finlayson is shown as criticised special magistrate versus one woman. No ownership information is given.

T71/1608: letter, dated 14/12/1835, from Forbes, Evans & Smith, stating that Jacob Aemilius Irving is filing a Chancery suit versus the consigneee.

Further Information

St James
Claim No.
549A & B
Hartfield Estate
Collected by
Cook, GS of Leblanc Oliver (A); Nath. Mason of O'Hare, Little, Mason (B);

Associated Individuals (3)

Beneficiary deceased (Mortgagee)

Associated Estates (1)