Jamaica St Mary 119 (Rock River)

30th Nov -0001 | 92 Enslaved | £1673 10s 8d

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 288.

T71/856: awarded to James Forsyth, Receiver.

T71/1592: letter to C. Martyn, Galway, on process re claim on Rock River St Mary and Chancery.

T71/1606: letter dated 18/06/1838 from Reid Irving asking if any payment has been made on this estate and Knockpatrick, 'which belong to heirs of J. Kellikelly.'

T71/1606: indignant letter from C. Martyn, Galway, dated 26/06/1835: 'the barefaced attempt of Mr Martyn [?] to DEPRIVE US OF ALL'. There was, he said, no 1824 case of Molony v Catenach: there was in 1814, and it was determined in 1819 that in favour of Molony above £5000. 1833 Parties forwarded a power of attorney to Forsyth, but after nine months silence, replaced Forsyth with Stephen Hannaford; Hannaford also delayed, 'I am of opinion that he is in collusion with Mr Forsyth'. Petition from C.Martyn and 12 others dated 02/04/1834 about the children and grandchild of late Mrs Molony and Mrs Egan 'who died in Ireland possessed of land and slaves in Jamaica', advancing evidence of 'peculation and plunder'; 'your Petitioners are all poor and unable to prosecute such enquiry'. C. Martyn was the husband of Catherine Molony. Heavy correspondence from Martyn.

T71/1593: letter dated 23/01/1837 to C. Martyn, Galway.

T71/1592 letter to Mrs Sarah Jessop, Graigy [?] Abbey, Athey, Galway, re Rock River: where there is a chancery case, money will be paid into court.

The number of enslaved people in the almanac entries indicate this is Rock River and Knockpatrick estates rather than just Rock River.

Further Information

St Mary
Claim No.
Rock River

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Claimants in List E or Chancery cases
Awardee (Receiver)

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