St Vincent 601 (Richmond Estate)

29th Feb 1836 | 329 Enslaved | £8753 7s 11d

Claim Details

Claim Notes

Parliamentary Papers p. 156.

T71/892: claim by Patrick Cruikshank, owner-in-fee. Counterclaim from from Patrick Cruikshank of Fenchurch st, Colin Campbell Mackay of Bighouse in North Britain, and Robert Ramsay of Fenchurch st, trustees under the will of James Cruikshank for the whole compensation money.

John Bowen Colthurst and Woodville K. Marshall, The Colthurst journal: journal of a special magistrate in the islands of Barbados and St. Vincent, July 1835-September 1838 (New York, KTO Press, 1977) p. 222: Richmond identified as Patrick Cruikshank's estate, 'to whom Mr John Gordon is manager.' P. 226: Colthurst anticipated difficulty  on Richmond in reaching a post-apprenticeship contract, the apprentices refusing to deal with John Gordon, 'because they assert he has used them cruelly, both during slavery and Apprenticeship, but said they, "If Massa come here to de estate, we all work for him every day, and all day, and all night if he like, but massa massa major, we no work for massa Gordon at all, for he bad man, oh very bad man.' 'Mr Gordon, who (though a man of some information) is by no means calculated manage West India property, and is one of those who has feathered his own nest warmly, having, I am well informed, accumulated a considerable fortune since his arrival in the West Indies.'

T71/500 p. 169: enslaved persons registered by John Gordon for Patrick Cruikshank in 1834.

Further Information

St Vincent
Claim No.
Richmond Estate
Collected by
Ramsay, Robert

Associated Individuals (3)

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Associated Estates (1)