Jamaica St Mary 324 (Mango Valley Plantation)

17th Oct 1836 | 32 Enslaved | £614 9s 1d

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 12.

T71/856: claim by Joseph Reay, St Mary, guardian of Thomas Henley and in right of wife.

T71/1606: letter/petition dated 30/11/1835 from Thomas Henly of No. 3 New City Chambers, Mariner, stating that Joseph Reay, late guardian, died in November 1834 'having destroyed himself', Thomas Henly reached the age of 22 last 28th February and is entitled to compensation. Catherine Reay was Thomas Henly's sister and Joseph Reay's wife. 32 enslaved persons were registered without allocating them between Thomas Henly and Catherine Reay: more than 20 were Henly's property, 'and they are of a description quite as valuable as his sister's'; 'his perfect conviction that his sister if on the spot would offer no oppostion to the prayer of his petition', viz that he should get half the compensation money now, the other half held over; he has had no benefit from the labour of his negroes which has been 'appropriated to the entire use and benefit of his said guardian.' Henly's agent was John Burton of New City Chambers.

Further Information

St Mary
Claim No.
Mango Valley Plantation
Collected by
Davidson, Henry of D&B

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Associated Estates (1)