Eliza Robertson

No Dates

Claimant or beneficiary


Unsuccessful counterclaimant for all or part of the compensation for 126 enslaved people in the Virgin Islands as legatee under the will of Daniel Donovan; the compensation under this award was paid to the partners in the London merchants Reid Irving (q.v.).  

  1. In 1851, Eliza Robertson aged 54 widow born West Indies was a visitor at 7 Gill Street St Silas Liverpool, as was Johanna Donovan unmarried aged 52 'Keeps a school', also born West Indies. The house was headed by a tailor, James Litchfield and his wife. There were two other 'visitors': presumably it was operating as a lodging house.


T71/883 Virgin Islands no. 254, Eliza Robertson widow now of Lancaster. T71/1593 shows letters 8/6/1836 p. 206 and p.211 13/6/1836 at P.O. Lancaster to Mrs [E.] Robertson acknowledging her counterclaim under this number.

  1. 1851 census online.

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Claims (1)

£1,907 0s 11d
Unsuccessful claimant (Legatee)

Addresses (2)

Lancaster, Lancashire, North-west England, England
7 Gill Street, St Silas, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England