The slave compensation records for Surinam show John Cornwell Ellis as receiving 12,300 guilders for 41 enslaved people (of 45 registered) attached to the deserted Plantage La Campagne but working on De Goudmijn, where Ellis reportedly lived. He also claimed the compensation for 100 enslaved people on De Goudmijn itself, which was then paid to creditors. Probably but not certainly the son of John Cornwell Ellis who matriculated at Trinity Cambridge in 1804, and died at Brussels c. 1837 (in turn the son of Thomas Ellis of Hackney) and step-son of Anne Amelia Adelaide Kennedy, the grand-daughter of Walter Kennedy (q.v.).
Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Algemene Rekenkamer CB (Comptabel Beheer), nummer toegang 2.02.09.08, inventarisnummer 224, claim no. 37; Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Algemene Rekenkamer CB (Comptabel Beheer), nummer toegang 2.02.09.08, inventarisnummer 224, claim no. 76. 'Adm. pens. (age 18) at TRINITY, June 22, 1803. S. of Thomas, of Stoke Newington, Middlesex. School, Shacklewell, Middlesex (Mr Hewlett). Matric. Michs. 1804', Ancestry.com, Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online]; will of John Cornwell Ellis of Rue du Vole no. 2 proved 06/04/1838, PROB 11/1893/301, which makes no mention of a son named John Cornwell Ellis but instead placed management of his children's affairs in the hands of a son called Edward Kennedy Ellis.
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