Barbados 488 (Clermont)

8th Aug 1836 | 117 Enslaved | £2615 15s 10d

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 325.

T71/895: counterclaim from George Barton Irlam and Jonathan Higginson, both of Liverpool, Lancaster (Lancashire), assignees by a deed of 18/06/1835 of George Gibbs, the executor and trustee of Elizabeth Alleyn and personal representative of Agnes and Mary Elvira Lane, of a charge of four sums amounting together to £7278 18s plus interest (currency). Counterclaim from George Gibbs, of Bristol, as executor of Mary Elvira Lane, under the will of John Lane, dated 03/10/1801, and of Mary Elvira Lane, dated 11/09/1832, for £200 currency. George Gibbs admitted the counterclaim of George Barton Irlam and Jonathan Higginson.

Kathleen Mary Butler, The Economics of Emancipation: Jamaica and Barbados 1823-1843 (Chapel Hill and London, University of North Carolina Press, 1995) p. 61: the author refers to a BIH counterclaim versus the Clermont estate owned by Charles Bradford Lane, for a debt of £5100, secured. The Commissioners decided in favour of Lane, 'who almost immediately transferred his compensation to the merchants in partial repayment of his debt' (sourced to T71/895-900, Barbados claim no. 488; and Barbados RB).

T71/554 p. 32: enslaved persons were registered in 1834 by James T. Rogers, as the attorney of Charles B. Lane.

T71/1280: letter, dated, 18/05/1836, from J.H. Forbes, referring to the BIH claim, stating that Charles B. Lane is willing to admit the counterclaim.

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