John Shaw Sampson

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Claimant or beneficiary


Partner in Sampson, Ainslie & Co. of Pamplemousses. Awarded the compensation for several claims in Mauritius. He was the principal in one of the first reported contracts for indentured labourers from south Asia for Mauritius - the 'Dhanghur Coolies' - in 1835. By 1851 he was dead and his family were in England, Sarah Sampson widow aged 40 living at West Street Fareham Hampshire with two daughters and a son, all born Mauritius. The older daughter Sophia, aged 20 in 1851, married in London in 1856.


Jonathan Connolly, Worthy of Freedom, Indenture and Free Labor in the Era of Emancipation (Chicago, 2024), p. 16.

1851 census online;, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online] for Sophia Mary Anne Sampson, which gives her father as John Shaw Sampson deceased, gentleman.

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Claims (6)

£613 3s 0d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£37 18s 4d
£349 19s 3d
£721 5s 1d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£4,901 7s 4d
Awardee (Judgement creditor)
£349 19s 3d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)


Relationships (1)

Business partners