William Hammonds

No Dates


Slave-owner in Jamaica, of Bristol but shown as resident in Kingston c. 1809.

  1. Subject: Debt: 25 October 1809 respondent [William Hammonds merchant of Bristol but resident in Kingston] filed a bill against the appellant [Foster March] and Mary Rymer Hoyes, John Hoyes and Samuel Murphy, claiming that the respondent [sic] and John Hoyes, merchant of Kingston, deceased, had been co-partners and in November 1808 had become indebted to the respondent; payment of the debts of Joseph Wilkins Ogborn, deceased, Reverend T Simcox and others; the respondent's demand was secured by a mortgage on the Ogborn's Vale otherwise March's Vale plantation [slavery], the recovery of which was sought by foreclosure and sale of the mortgaged premises; the applicant demurred for a delay.


  1. TNA, PCAP 13/2/22 Description: Printed appeal to an Appeals Committee of the Privy Council from JAMAICA, Court of Chancery [colonial, Caribbean] Appellant: Foster March. Respondent: William Hammonds, merchant of Bristol but resident in Kingston, Jamaica. Documents: appellants case; respondents case. Folios 483-496 Date: [1812].

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Associated Estates (4)

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
1815 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner
1809 [EA] - 1809 [LA] → Not known

Probably mortgage holder, although the summary of the PCAP is not entirely clear.

1823 [EA] - → Other

Previous owner of these enslaved people.

1815 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner