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Official notice of counter claim

Official notice of counter claim


Notice of counter claim number 92. Official notice ot the Reverend John Maynard of Gloucestershire and Shepheard Teas, borough of Devon, that a counter claim had been filed in Nevis, for the compensation due on the slaves belonging to Walter Maynard.

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: unknown

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

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