Jamaica St Ann 619 (Aberly Plantation)

15th Feb 1836 | 70 Enslaved | £1526 8s 0d

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 17.

In his will dated 17/08/1835, Richard Briggs, Gentleman of Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, England left Aberly, a plantation of c. 510 acres in St Ann, Jamaica, to his brother John Briggs. He left Richardsfield, 300 acres also in St Ann and not yet identified in the compensation records, to his brother Jonathan Briggs. He stated that he bought Aberly from James Wilson and Richardsfield from Thomas Willis.

[Source: email from Jennifer S. Holt 20/01/2014 with a transcription of the will of Richard Briggs from Lancashire Archives WRW/L/1837.]

Aberly was registered to Benjamin Henderson in the Jamaica Almanac of 1812, to James Wilson, receiver, in 1816 and to James Wilson in 1822. It was registered to Richard Briggs in the Almanacs from 1824 to 1833. John Bloxam Elin, the awardee, was described in the 1832 Registration as 'executor and trustee of John Howlett. Previously registered by Richard Briggs but since acquired by John Howlett as mortgagee-in-possession.'

See also St Ann claim no. 618.

Further Information

St Ann
Claim No.
Aberly Plantation
Collected by
Elin, JB

Associated Individuals (1)

Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Associated Estates (1)