Simon Agostini

1773 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Don Simon Agostini, a Corsican refugee who emigrated to Trinidad in the 1790s. Involved in three claims for compensation in Trinidad: awardee for ownership of enslaved people in claim no. 535; claimant in the Chancery case Nevile Reid and others verus Simon Agostini and others for claim no. 1742; awardee for ownership of 1 enslaved person in claim no. 697 where the compensation for 12 other enslaved persons was awarded to Joseph and Charles Marryatt as attorneys and assignees of Simon Agostini.

  1. Born in Camera di Centuri, Corsica in 1773. By the mid 1830s he was married to Maria Agostini née del Rosario Hospedales (q.v.). They had three sons, John, Augest and Simon. His 3rd son trained as a lawyer in London (a student of Middle Temple 22/01/1829, called to the bar 09/06/1837) then practised before the Supreme Court in Trinidad.


T71/893 Trinidad claim nos. 535 and 697A & B; T71/894 Trinidad claim no. 1742.

  1. [accessed 28/06/2012], sourced to Anthony de Verteuil, Corsicans in Trinidad (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Litho Press, 2005). Joseph Foster, Men-at-the-bar: a biographical hand-list of the members of the various Inns of Court, including Her Majesty's Judges, etc. (2nd ed., London and Aylesbury, 1885) p. 4.

Further Information

(1) Elizabeth Marthe Peschier (2) Maria del Rosario de Hospedales
John, Augeste, Simon

Associated Claims (3)

£1,785 3s 2d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases
£218 16s 8d
£679 5s 11d

Relationships (1)

Husband → Wife