Slave-owner in Surinam, given as of Paramaribo. Clearly of Irish origin, although this has yet to be traced. He received compensation for 121 enslaved people (of 128 for whom he claimed) on Plantage de Vrede. In addition, on 03/11/1862 O'Ferrall filed a claim for W.P. Austin [q.v., under William Paul Austin] as owner of Plantation Pomona with 127 enslaved people on it, but in 1863 O'Ferrall was recognised as the owner of the plantation and recieved the 35,700 guilders compensation (for 119 enslaved people). Between November 1862 and July 10 1863 Austin must therefore have sold his interests in this plantation to O'Ferrall.
No. 174 (1465) Plantage Pomona (aan de Jonkermanskreek, divisie Beneden Cottica) owned by W.P. Austin* (lived at plantation Catharina Sophia te Suriname); tegemoetkoming f 35.700; Source: Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Algemene Rekenkamer CB (Comptabel Beheer), nummer toegang 2.02.09.08, inventarisnummer 227, claim number 174; No. 215 (1816) Plantage de Vrede (aan de rivier Boven Cottica, divisie Boven Cottica en Perica) owned by D.J.C. O'Ferrall (Paramaribo); compensation f 36.300, Source: Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Algemene Rekenkamer CB (Comptabel Beheer), nummer toegang 2.02.09.08, inventarisnummer 228, claim number 215.
We are grateful to Okke ten Hove for his help with this entry.