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Counter-claim for compensation

Counter-claim for compensation


Document: Counter-claim for compensation, no. 3999, 1834. John Hugginson bought the Ives River Plantation in Barbados in 1825. At Emancipation in 1833, the Hon. Henry Evans claimed a share of the compensation.

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: 1834

Copyright: Copyright BCC Record Office

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