Wilhelm Christiaan Retemeyer or Retemeijer

11th Nov 1798 - 14th Apr 1838

Claimant or beneficiary


W. C. Retemeyer was awarded compensation for the ownership of 22 enslaved people in four separate claims in British Guiana.

  1. Plantation owner, Berbice. Born Amsterdam, 11/11/1798, died on board the ship De Jonge Lodewyk Antonie sailing from Berbice to Suriname, 14/04/1838. Husband of Wilhelmina Elisabeth Esther Heijtmeijer, or Heytmeyer, daughter of Isaac Willem Heytmeyer, owner of plantation L’Esperance in Berbice.


  1. Email from Paul Koulen, 28/10/2021.

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

Further Information

Name in compensation records
W.C. Retemeyer
Wilhelmina Elisabeth Esther Heijtmeijer, or Heytmeyer

Associated Claims (4)

£172 18s 0d
£197 6s 0d
£150 19s 10d
£353 8s 1d

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
1828 [EA] - → Other

Purchaser of some of these enslaved people

Relationships (1)

Husband → Wife

Addresses (1)

Amsterdam, Netherlands