Commissioners of Legal Enquiry in the West Indies, unnumbered volume. Appendix to Berbice report. Papers [manuscript] relating to 39 cases of complaint about the administration of justice : Index; Printed book; Legal document; Petition; Financial document; Correspondence 1825.

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Including: Mrs S M Fraser: case of claim for maintenance from her husband; James Innes, colonial secretary: seeks clarification of his duties and advise on recovering debts; Robert Douglas: charges against lieutenant governor; Arabella Robinson: oppressive sentence of the court in 1821 on a 'negro named Thomas'; Robert Semple: his involvement in a particular case and wish to retire; four memorials from Mr Walker: 1) debt due by a Mr Keene; 2) unjust decision of the Court of Civil Justice; 3) case of sentence on a 'negro belonging to the Winkel Department'; 4) his inability to execute a judgment against a debtor; L Cohen: neglect of duty by fiscal; Simon Fraser: complaint against 11th article of the regulations of the Court of Justice; Nieuwerkerk and Cameron: complains that governor has refused to accept their security to prosecute an appeal; W Katz: complains of a case being delayed by the governor; Sally 'a slave' and her six children: complains that they have derived no benefit under the will of P S McGregor, who had bequeathed to them their freedom; Sarah Stewart: complains of an undue administration of the effects of the late James Fraser; Elizabeth Wishrop Gaymer: complains that a slave owned by her child, a minor, has been sold by the man she cohabited with without her consent; Arabella Robinson: claiming her freedom; second case of Mr Cohen: complains of heavy fine for selling rum; 'the negro Aligan': claims his freedom under the will of Mr Jones; 'the Colored Inhabitants of Berbice': complain of various grievances and disabilities under which they labour; Nelly Adair and her children: claims their freedom and certain bequests under the will of Hugh Adair; 'the Indian woman Kaatje Timmerman': claim against the executor of the will of Johannes Timmerman; Peggy Hagbourn: states that she purchased from Thomas Jones, who was considerably indebted to her, a slave who was her own child; The child was subsequently claimed by one of Jones's creditors, and sold; Peggy Hagbourn's claim was dismissed on the grounds that as a slave herself she could not hold property; two memorials from K Francken, first marshal: 1) claiming right to attend and perform execution sales of property; 2) rights of making official copies; J T Matthews: seeking readmission to practice at the bar; Roderick McKenzie: complaint against bill of costs against him; Kitty Rawlings: has been declared by the Court of Justice to be entitled to her freedom, but complains that she is too poor to pay for letters of manumission; E H Schneider: claim against the Criminal Court; H D Obermuller: judgment against his female ward in Holland; Mary Dromgoole: relating to Mr Walker's second memorial; Hughe Inglis: maladministration by officers of the Orphan Chamber; William Scott Griffier, Orphan Chamber: irregularities in the practice of the department as to wills, the time of service of members, and the making up of accounts; K Francken, first marshal: seeking revision of tariff of fees; Inhabitants of Berbice: complaint against the lieutenant governor.
  • AMDigital Reference:CO 318/74.
  • CO 318.
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Reproduction of: Commissioners of Legal Enquiry in the West Indies, unnumbered volume. Appendix to Berbice report. Papers [manuscript] relating to 39 cases of complaint about the administration of justice, 1825.
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