William Mercer

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Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded a part-share in the compensation for ownership of enslaved persons on Virgin Valley estate in Clarendon, Jamaica, as one of the representatives of Charles Gordon Gray (q.v.), through his wife Frs. Mercer nee Gray (q.v.). Correspondent of the Commissioners in 1835 concerning another claim, on another Gray family estate, the Industry estate in St James, when he was shown as of 24 Addington Place, Ramsgate Kent.


T71/873 St James claim no. 172 (Virgin Valley); T71/1592 p. 192 and p. 202: letters, dated 11/08/1835 and 14/08/1835, to Wm. Mercer, 24 Addington Place, Ramsgate, re. St James claim nos. 166 & 172 in Chancery (presumably in Jamaica). Ibid p. 350: letter, dated 19/11/1835, stating: 'I am directed to acquaint you that it is impossible from the nature of the busines of the office to keep up a correspondence with Parties as to their individual claims'. Has sent a copy of the rules 'as you state that you are unacquainted with the Rules and Orders of the Commission'.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Wm. Mercer

Associated Claims (1)

£2,820 6s 3d

Relationships (3)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Son-in-law → Mother-in-law
Husband → Wife

Addresses (1)

24 Addington Place, Ramsgate, Kent, South-east England, England