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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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