London merchant, with his partner Alexander Gibbon (q.v.) creditor of Walter Frye Skerrett secured on 'slave-property' in Demerara, and bankrupt in 1820.
London Gazette 17664 30 December 1820 pp. 2470-1
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1812 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder
The counterclaim [on Belle Vue under BG No. 658] arises under an indenture of Grant and conveyance by way of mortgage dated 31/10/1812 between Walter Frye Skerrett of the 1st part, Alexander Gibbon and John Boyne of the 2nd part and Thomas James Matthias and Rev. Thos. Kennedy Mallet [sp?] of the 3rd part to place in trust Belle Vue 'and also all the Negro and other slaves upon or belonging to the said plantation together with the future issue, offspring and increase of the Females of the said slaves' to secure an advance of £5938 6s 6d to Walter Frye Skerrett from Gibbon and Boyne and so much of a [further] sum of £7421 8s 8d that Gibbon and Boyne had become responsible to pay on behalf of Skerrett . On 22/11/1814, Gibbon and Boyne, who were indebted to James Graham, Geddes Mackenzie Simpson and James Wedderburn (since deceased) for £17,000, and were owed in turn £25,000 or thereabout by Skerrett, assigned all benefit from the 1812 indenture to debt from Graham, Simpson and Wedderburn, subject to redemption by payment of £17,000. On 31/12/1817 Walter Frye Skerrett acknowledged that he owed Alex. Gibbon and John Boyne £14,711 10s 0d