Henry Stuart

???? - 1837

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the New Hampshire estate in Grenada, which the Slave Registers suggest that he had co-owned with James Laing (q.v.) in the 1820s, and probably the same man as the awardee of the compensation for a single enslaved person in Dominica. It appears that Henry Stuart (or Stewart) was an absentee.

  1. Henry Stuart died intestate 20/04/1837, leaving a widow Catherine Julia and two daughters of Cheltenham. He had settled the New Hampshire estate [possibly one moiety, given the evidence of the Slave Registers] on his marriage in 1807 to Catherine Julia Anson, and the estate was resettled on the marriage of his daughter Catherine Juliana to the Rev. Charles Ford of Billingford Norfolk (son of Sir Francis Ford) in 1839. In several secondary sources on the Anson family he appears as Capt. Henry Stuart.


T71/880 Grenada no. 442, Henry Stuart Esq., by George Henry Rowley; Dominica no. 585. The enslaved people on the estate were registered by attorneys as the property of James Laing and Henry Stuart (or Stewart) in the 1821, 1825 and 1829 Slave Registers (Ancestry.com, Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database on-line]). This man was conceivably the same man as Lt. Henry Stuart of Madras, the nephew and heir of John Stuart of Hampstead (q.v.), but LBS has not yet verified the connection.

  1. Caribbeana Vol. III p. 223.

Further Information

Catherine Julia Anson
Catherine Juliana; Mary Elizabeth

Associated Claims (2)

£20 7s 5d
£1,935 2s 5d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1834 [EA] - → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Joint owner

Given only as Stewart in 1817 and as Henry Stewart thereafter, inferred by LBS to have been the man given as Henry Stuart in the compensation records.

Relationships (1)


Addresses (1)

Cotmaton House, Sidmouth, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England