James Royer Smith

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Slave-owner on St Kitts, joint-owner of the Dieppe [sometimes given as Deep] Bay estate, who moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia c. 1833. With James George Piguenit (q.v.), James Royer Smith was shown in the key to William McMahon's 1828 as proprietor not only of Deep Bay but of Geralds (73 acres), Mercers (uncultivated) and Gibbons (164 acres), all in St John Capesterre. These other estates are probably subsumed in the reporting for Dieppe Bay in the Slave Registers and compensation records.

  1. James Royer Smith's son Henry William Smith (born in St Kitts in 1826) has an entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography as a 'lawyer, judge and politician.'


  1. ehttp://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/smith_henry_william_11E.html [accessed 02/02/2016].

Further Information

Cordelia Wigley
Henry William
Legal Education
Middle Temple [1816 ]

Associated Claims (2)

£59 9s 1d
£3,686 8s 2d
Unsuccessful claimant

Associated Estates (1)

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
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

Canada: Nova Scotia including Cape Breton Island 
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Lawyer with Smith and Hartshorn in Halifax N.S. after moving from St Kitts c. 1833. Father of Henry William Smith (in the...
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Relationships (1)

Business associates
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The two men were co-owners of Dieppe...