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Compensation due on 40 slaves

Compensation due on 40 slaves


Counter claim by Charles Pinney to the compansation due on 40 slaves, in the possession of Maria Huggins, a plantation owner.
People with a financial interest in an estate could counter claim against the owner. Charles Pinney was the son of John Pinney, a wealthy plantation owner and sugar merchant.

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: Aug 1835

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

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