Barbados 5228 (Bright Hall & Armstrong Plantation)

26th Oct 1840 | 148 Enslaved | £3272 3s 11d

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Not listed in Parliamentary Papers.

T71/900: claim by Howard Griffith, of the parish of St Lucy, as owner-in-fee. Counterclaim from Thomas Went, of St Lucy, in right of his wife, who was the executrix of her father (the late Wm. Griffith), as mortgage and judgement creditor. Counterclaim from Mary Griffith (the wife of Howard Griffith, of St Lucy) to be awarded compensation for 45 enslaved persons under a deed of settlement of 1824. Arthur Philips and James Morris Matthew were trustees of trusts set out in the 1824 settlement, after the deaths of Howard Griffith and Mary Griffith.  

Kathleen Mary Butler, The Economics of Emancipation: Jamaica and Barbados 1823-1843 (Chapel Hill and London, University of North Carolina Press, 1995) p. 87: shows Eyare King acting as attorney for Howard Griffith for the Bright Hall estate, the implication being that Howard Griffith was an absentee.

Further Information

Claim No.
Bright Hall & Armstrong Plantation

Associated Individuals (4)

Deceased claimant successful
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
Awardee (Trustee)
Awardee (Trustee)

Associated Estates (1)