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Compensation due on 107 slaves

Compensation due on 107 slaves


Counter claim number 98 by Charles Pinney to the compensation due on 107 slaves in the possession of Walter Maynard, 19th Aug 1835. New River Estate.
Counter claims were issued where someone had an interest in the estate, eg had lent money to the owners, or had a claim on an inheritance.

The Abolition, or end, of slavery happened in 1834.
The slave owners and their supporters accepted the loss of their property (slaves) in return for compensation (money) from the government. £20 million was paid to slave owners by the British government, as compensation for this loss. Slave owners in Bristol received over £500,000 (worth about £25 million today); a vast sum at that time.

Date: 19th Aug 1835

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

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