Richard Deane

No Dates

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for 12 claims in Barbados as executor of John Higginson (q.v.).  Deane himelf appears to have spent much of his life in Barbados and no trace of his death in Britain has yet been discovered.

  1. Richard Deane appears as the attorney of William Barton, George Irlam and John Higginson in Essequebo [sic] in 1808.

  2. Deane appears in the Slave Compensation records mainly as the executor of John Higginson, the last of the original partners in Barton, Irlam and Higginson, who died in 1834.

  3. Barton, Irlam Higginson (q.v.) failed in 1847, when the partners were Richard Deane and Jonathan Higginson, John Higginson's son.  In 1851 the Official Assignee anounced a dividend of 20s (sic) in the pound. The bankruptcy was still running in 1870, and as late as 1895 the Official Receiver was negotiating with Jonathan Higginson's widow Charlotte over stock of the North-Eastern Railway Co.; the accounts of the Assignees were last reported audited in 1897.


T71/895 Barbados claim nos. 120 and 264 (Waterford); T71/897 Barbados claim nos. 2751A&B (Palmers), 2758 and 2902 (Mount Pleasant); T71/898 Barbados claim nos. 3048 (Congo Road), 3601A&B (Rowans) and 3999 (Joes River); T71/899 Barbados claim nos. 4072 (Castle Grant), 4412 (Sandy Lane), 4546 (Cane Gardens) and 4961 (Orange Hill).

  1. London Gazette, Issue 16135, 09/04/1808, p. 508.

  2. Kathleen Mary Butler, The Economcis of Emancipation (Chapel Hill and London, University of North Carolina Press, 1995) pp. 67-68.

  3. London Gazette, Issue 21175, 28/01/1851, p. 222; London Gazette, Issue 23667, 11/10/1870, p. 4470; London Gazette, Issue 26601, 22/02/1895, p. 1094; London Gazette, Issue 26916, 03/12/1897, p. 7309.

Further Information


Associated Claims (15)

£623 7s 4d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£2,726 9s 9d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£97 1s 1d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£1,969 2s 6d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£2,716 15s 4d
Unsuccessful claimant (Executor or executrix)
£5,705 8s 4d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£1,497 4s 8d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£2,491 10s 2d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£1,190 8s 3d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£3,297 8s 4d
Unsuccessful claimant (Executor or executrix)
£3,860 11s 6d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£3,788 14s 5d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£3,594 10s 9d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)
£930 3s 9d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Executor or executrix)
£3,011 18s 10d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Associated Estates (3)

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
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Other partner
Barton, Irlam & Higginson
West India merchant  

Relationships (1)

Executor → Testator