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Slave Compensation Claims - Barbados and Antigua

Post by bimjim » Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:21 pm

http://compensations.plantations.bb/

Slave Compensation Claims - Barbados and Antigua

When slaves were freed by the 1833 Emancipation Act the owners of those slaves were paid compensation by the British government. This applied to the British colonies in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Belize, Guyana, Mauritius and Cape Colony (South Africa).

This website currently lists all those compensated for slaves in Antigua and Barbados. It is searchable by surname and the following information is given: claim number, number of slaves compensated for and the amount of money received in compensation.

Some claimants made more than one claim and some claimed jointly with other people. Those compensated were not always the slave owners (e.g. creditors, trustees) and where this is the case details are given. Where extra information is provided about claimants (e.g. widow, minor) these details have also been given.

For more information about these claims click on Compensation History to read a description by Guy Grannum.

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Guy Grannum author of Tracing Your West Indian Ancestors
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Post by Rosaline Jeffrey » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:14 pm

bimjim wrote:http://compensations.plantations.bb/

Slave Compensation Claims - Barbados and Antigua

When slaves were freed by the 1833 Emancipation Act the owners of those slaves were paid compensation by the British government. This applied to the British colonies in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Belize, Guyana, Mauritius and Cape Colony (South Africa).

This website currently lists all those compensated for slaves in Antigua and Barbados. It is searchable by surname and the following information is given: claim number, number of slaves compensated for and the amount of money received in compensation.

Some claimants made more than one claim and some claimed jointly with other people. Those compensated were not always the slave owners (e.g. creditors, trustees) and where this is the case details are given. Where extra information is provided about claimants (e.g. widow, minor) these details have also been given.

For more information about these claims click on Compensation History to read a description by Guy Grannum.

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Geraldine Lane author of Tracing Ancestors in Barbados: A Practical Guide
Guy Grannum author of Tracing Your West Indian Ancestors
Copyright © 2007 Plantations.bb

Hi bimjim,

maybe it's me, but the link doesn't appear to be working. :(


If I don't get to speak with you again before Christmas, Seasons Greetings to you.

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Post by bimjim » Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:44 pm

I guess they closed it down... I can't even open the root domain plantations.bb by itself.

Sorry, beyond my control.

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Post by Rosaline Jeffrey » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:30 am

:lol: maybe they've decided to have a little privacy .. :lol: Scores of people may have visited the site and it's crashed... :cry: Never mind, one day they may get it sorted......at least you tried bimjim, at least you did something to help....

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Post by gaw496 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:03 pm

It appears to be back up as I have just entered.
Thank You

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Post by bimjim » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:13 pm

Geraldine Lane, the person responsible for publishing that info, died and I assume someone decided to take the web site down.

But obviously someone else thought it worthwhile, because as indicated it is back up again.

Works for me!!!

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Re: Slave Compensation Claims - Barbados and Antigua

Post by bimjim » Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:15 pm

I had found more info at
http://www.plantations.bb/
But it seems even that is down now (December, 2009).

Perhaps Geraldine Lane's heirs can't afford to keep it on line.

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