Colin Graham Simpson registered ownership of three enslaved people in St Thomas-in-the-Vale, Jamaica, in 1817.
He was overseer at Palm Estate in St Thomas-in-the-Vale in the early 1820s when Benjamin McMahon was a book-keeper. McMahon details a power struggle between Simpson and Quamin, the head boiler on the estate and describes extremely harsh punishments meted out by Simpson: "He was mean and miserly in his habits, not violent in his temper, but terribly vindictive; if once he took a dislike, he never stopped till he destroyed his victim, if he were able."
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We are grateful to Siddharth Singh Ahlawat for his assistance with compiling this entry.
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1823 [EA] - → Overseer