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Compensation due on 40 slaves

Compensation due on 40 slaves

Description:

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

Compensation claims for freed slaves

Compensation claims for freed slaves

Description:

Pinney papers.
List of slaves on various estates in Nevis, for compensation claims made by owner/s at Emancipation (end of slavery),
in 1834. Lists slaves by trade (head people, tradesmen, field labourers, inferior labourers etc and their value for compensation. Charles Pinney still held slaves – gained in compensation.

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: Lent to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Compensation claims for freed slaves

Compensation claims for freed slaves

Description:

Pinney papers.
List of slaves on various estates in Nevis, for compensation claims made by owner/s at Emancipation (end of slavery),
in 1834. Lists slaves by trade (head people, tradesmen, field labourers, inferior labourers etc and their value for compensation. Charles Pinney still held slaves – gained in compensation.

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: Lent to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Compensation claims for freed slaves

Compensation claims for freed slaves

Description:

Pinney papers.
List of slaves on various estates in Nevis, for compensation claims made by owner/s at Emancipation (end of slavery),
in 1834. Lists slaves by trade (head people, tradesmen, field labourers, inferior labourers etc and their value for compensation. Charles Pinney still held slaves – gained in compensation.

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: Lent to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Extract

Report on slavery within Africa

Description:

Extract reporting on slavery in the Gold Coast area of West Africa.The report refers to slavery within Africa, rather than the transatlantic slave trade which involved Europeans.

From Report from the Select Committee on the Coast of West Africa; together with the minutes of evidence , 1842.

Date: 1842

Copyright: Copyright British Empire Commonwealth Mu

Extract

Report on slavery within Africa

Description:

Extract reporting on slavery in the Gold Coast area of West Africa.The report refers to slavery within Africa, rather than the transatlantic slave trade which involved Europeans.

From Report from the Select Committee on the Coast of West Africa; together with the minutes of evidence , 1842.

Date: 1842

Copyright: Copyright British Empire Commonwealth Mu

Extract

Report on slavery within Africa

Description:

Extract reporting on slavery in the Gold Coast area of West Africa.The report refers to slavery within Africa, rather than the transatlantic slave trade which involved Europeans.

From Report from the Select Committee on the Coast of West Africa; together with the minutes of evidence , 1842.

Date: 1842

Copyright: Copyright British Empire Commonwealth Mu

Extract

Report on slavery within Africa

Description:

Extract reporting on slavery in the Gold Coast area of West Africa.The report refers to slavery within Africa, rather than the transatlantic slave trade which involved Europeans.

From Report from the Select Committee on the Coast of West Africa; together with the minutes of evidence , 1842.

Date: 1842

Copyright: Copyright British Empire Commonwealth Mu

Extract

Extract reporting on Dixcove trading fort

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Extract reporting on Dixcove trading fort,on the West Coast of Africa. Europeans used forts such as Dixcove as bases for trading along the West African coast. These trading forts were used for temporarily housing enslaved Africans until they could be loaded onto waiting ships anchored nearby.

From Report from the Select Committee on the Coast of West Africa; together with the minutes of evidence , 1842.

Date: 1842

Copyright: Copyright British Empire Commonwealth Mu

Instructions

Instructions regarding trading forts

Description:

Instructions regarding the trading forts on the West Coast of Africa and their use after Abolition (when trading in slaves became illegal), 1840. The report mentions the activities of slave traders who were (illegally) still trading. Europeans used forts as bases for trading along the West African coast. These trading forts were used for temporarily housing enslaved Africans until they could be loaded onto waiting ships anchored nearby.

From Report from the Select Committee on the Coast of West Africa; together with the minutes of evidence , 1842.

Date: 1842

Copyright: Copyright British Empire Commonwealth Mu

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