Jamaica Portland 259 (part) (Friendship Hall)

20th Feb 1837 | 142 Enslaved | £1289 4s 7d

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Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 300.

T71/868: a complex case. Yates counterclaimed as joint tenants of a term of years 500, as lessors of plantation in judgement of ejection etc., for £10,717 18s 1/2d, from February 1823. For details see T71/868.

John Hughes, Liverpool Banks & Bankers 1760-1837.  A history of the circumstances which gave rise to the industry and of the men who founded it. (Liverpool, Henry Young & Sons, 1906) p. 79: description of the failure in July 1833 of Fletcher Roscoe & Co., a Liverpool bank in which Yates' erstwhile partner Thomas Fletcher was in turn a partner. Among the assets of Thomas Fletcher were a one-fourth interest in a mortgage for £5636 7s 1d on Friendship Hall, this coffee plantation in Portland with 70 enslaved persons; and one-fourth of a mortgage for £16,000 on the moiety of a sugar estate called Fellowship Hall, St Mary's, and the 50 enslaved persons on the estate.

Further Information

Claim No.
259 (part)
Friendship Hall

Associated Individuals (1)

Awardee (Judgement creditor)

Associated Estates (1)