Jamaica St James 32 (Childermas Estate)

19th Oct 1835 | 159 Enslaved | £2925 14s 6d

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 70.

T71/873: claim from Charles Edward Bernard, of Great Britain, as owner-in-fee.

Jamaica Almanac (1828): Childermas estate registered to Charles Edward Bernard, with 153 enslaved persons.

Joseph Sturge and Thomas Harvey, The West Indies in 1837 (London, Hamilton, Adams, & Co., 1838) p. liii: no ownership information is given for the estate, but the authors comment that 'the apprentices are compelled to work extra hours for ten pence a day during crop, though they have made no agreement'.

Times 10/05/1831 p. 3: call as a result of Chancery suit - Elizabeth Samuels Bernard vs Charles Edward Bernard - for creditors of Charles Bernard, late of the parish of St James. He had died there some time in 1820.

Times 24/10/1839: dispute over the registration of W.C. Bernard and C.E. Bernard, West India merchants, on Bristol (electoral roll) for failure to pay rates; challenge by the Radicals.

Further Information

St James
Claim No.
Childermas Estate
Collected by
Glynn, Geo Carr of Glynn, Hallifax

Associated Individuals (1)

Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (1)