Anthony (Anthon) Godfried Calmer

1782 - 1847

Claimant or beneficiary


Given as A.G. Calmer in the compensation records. Owner of Nieuw Hoop, of which he appears to have come into possession though his marriage to the widow of H. W. Nietsch, the previous owner of the estate and enslaved people. Born Amsterdam in 1782 and died there in 1847, but active in Berbice in the 1820s. His private life was notably complex, and his several wives or partners included Maria Gallez and Henrietta Cornelia Nietsch nee Meeuwissen (Berbice 1769 – Amsterdam 1823). The compensation for the Nieuw Hoop was paid to creditors, and the estate was later put up for auction in a judicial sale announced in 1845, when Calmer was described as late of Berbice but now of Amsterdam.

Sources [accessed 15/07/2017]; London Gazette 20545 28/11/1845 p. 6726.

We are grateful to Paul Koulen for his help with this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
A. G. Calmer
Married but no further details

Associated Claims (2)

£3,889 15s 11d
Unsuccessful claimant (Owner-in-fee)
£217 17s 9d

Associated Estates (2)

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
1831 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Owner
1825 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Joint owner

Nom. ux, i.e. in the name of his wife