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Particulars for compensation claim

Particulars for compensation claim


Particulars of claim by Job Ede, Colhouns Estate, Nevis for 134 slaves. With counter claims noted from Charles Pinney (annuity on estate for £200 per year) and John Frederick Pinney and John Matthew Williams (mortgages on 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. 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: unknown

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

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