Jamaica St Thomas-in-the-East, Surrey 72 (Williamsfield)

13th Jun 1836 | 126 Enslaved | £2565 15s 3d

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 299.


William Pratt & others versus Browne Willis & others.


T71/867: claim by James Cockburn receiver. Counterclaims include the Commissioners and Governors of Greenwich Hospital 'Creditors on the Estate of John Willis and Benjamin Waterhouse for Masters Report in 'The Comms of Greenwich Hospital vs Willis and others''.


T71/1593 pp. 130-131: Browne Willis was 'a Captain in HM Artillery, at Woolwich' in letter dated05/03/1836 to Pickering, Smith & Thompson.


T71/1593 p 132: letter to Capt Browne Willis, RA Woolwich re this claim, warning him of the intention by Cockburn to go to Court in Jamaica and advising him to get an order in London from the Court of Chancery.


T71/1200: counterclaim from Samuel Harman late of Jermyn St. but now of Boulogne-sur-mer and Lavinia his wife.


Joseph Sturge and Thomas Harvey, The West Indies in 1837 (London, Hamilton, Adams, & Co., 1838) p. 296: Williamsfield is 'a fine sugar estate, under the attorneyship of James Cockburn, a gentleman who bears a high character for humanity and respect to the legal rights  of the apprentices.' P. lxvii: 'Their attorney, who lives in Kingston, is good to them, but the overseer compeles them to watch... without any allowance.'

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St Thomas-in-the-East, Surrey
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