Name Index


Devon Slave-Owners

Extracted from the Legacies of British Slave-Ownership Database

Prepared by Peter Selley


The records of the Slave Compensation Commission, set up to manage the distribution of £20 million compensation, provide a more or less complete census of slave-ownership in the British Empire in the 1830s. Researchers from University College London have compiled a database of those who attempted to claim compensation.

In July 2020 I extracted all the names that are connected with Devon. Please note that this is an ongoing project and the data may be added to or corrected from time to time. It does not necessarily follow that these individuals lived in Devon, or actually “owned” slaves.
Please visit the UCL project website for access to the full database and more details about the project. My understanding is that the researchers are happy to receive biographic information about those who sought compensation when slavery came to an end.



NameAddress in DevonColonyCompensation Sought
[Number of Slaves]
Eliza AbellAlphingtonJamaica Manchester£287 16S 4D [17 Enslaved]
Thomas Maxwell AdamsDuryard Lodge, ExeterBarbados£4400 8S 7D [216 Enslaved]
John AndersonKenton, DevonJamaica St James£4866 16S 3D [252 Enslaved]
   £5586 9S 4D [285 Enslaved]
Robert Hilton AngwinSt Marychurch, Devon  
John Otto Baijer or BayerSt Thomas the Apostle, Exeter  
John Foster Barham the elderExeter, Devon  
Hannah BarnesBarton Cottage, Dawlish, DevonJamaica Kingston£157 8S 0D [9 Enslaved]
  Jamaica St Catherine£4775 17S 4D [267 Enslaved]
Mary Ann Barnett (née Brennand)Newport, Barnstaple  
Dr Henry Baston10 South Promenade, East Budleigh  
 5 Bouverie Place, Exeter  
John BentWeaton House, DevonBritish Guiana£14904 0S 5D [285 Enslaved]
 ? Weston House, Totnes  
Anna Binny (née Marshall)Fore Street, Tiverton  
John Nelson BondTorquayJamaica Manchester£5794 18S 7D [308 Enslaved]
  Jamaica St Andrew£3855 11S 6D [182 Enslaved]
  Jamaica St Thomas-in-the-East£3831 12S 9D [199 Enslaved]
  Jamaica St Thomas-in-the-East£586 10S 10D [29 Enslaved]
William BovellNorth Hill Place, PlymouthBarbados£567 0S 10D [37 Enslaved]
   £100 19S 7D [6 Enslaved]
   £2165 5S 2D [102 Enslaved]
   £2846 17S 7D [129 Enslaved]
   £2165 5S 2D [102 Enslaved]
   £2122 10S 10D [88 Enslaved]
  Trinidad£64 0S 1D [1 Enslaved]
William Bremner MDPlymouth  
James Lee BrodbeltPlymouth?Jamaica Clarendon£2683 18S 8D [144 Enslaved]
  Jamaica St Catherine£1704 9S 1D [98 Enslaved]
  Jamaica St John£115 0S 8D [8 Enslaved]
Alexander Scott BroomfieldTorquayTrinidad£2410 12S 0D [45 Enslaved]
Elizabeth Bryan (née Rodon)Montpelier Terrace, IlfracombeJamaica Clarendon£128 0S 3D [6 Enslaved]
Mary Elizabeth Pennant BryanBarnstaple  
John Dennis BurdonKentonJamaica St Elizabeth£1946 9S 10D [109 Enslaved]
William Gardner BurnExeterJamaica St Elizabeth£1242 12S 8D [57 Enslaved]
 Byrleigh House, (Bradninch)Jamaica St Elizabeth£1242 12S 8D [57 Enslaved]
Sarah Oxley Cadogan (née McIntosh)Northbrook House (near Exeter)Barbados£4691 14S 5D [211 Enslaved]
   £2693 9S 2D [133 Enslaved]
   £3864 9S 2D [171 Enslaved]
Ward Cadogan Barbados£2693 9S 2D [133 Enslaved]
   £3864 9S 2D [171 Enslaved]
John CampbellBudleigh SaltertonJamaica Hanover£4009 2S 3D [204 Enslaved]
George Stanley CaryFollaton, Plymouth Road, TotnesSt Kitts£3482 17S 6D [205 Enslaved]
   £3613 0S 11D [233 Enslaved]
Mary Bucknor Clark (née Mowatt)Bideford  
Caroline Haughton Clarke (née Haughton James)SidmouthJamaica Trelawney£5541 1S 11D [289 Enslaved]
  Jamaica Westmoreland£5725 2S 4D [324 Enslaved]
John Tharp Clarke9 Clarence Road, Withycombe RawleighJamaica Westmoreland£754 19S 0D [34 Enslaved]
George ColeDawlishTrinidad£1074 18S 9D [21 Enslaved]
   £2060 7S 7D [41 Enslaved]
   £1168 5S 4D [23 Enslaved]
   £2140 8S 5D [38 Enslaved]
Richard CollinsExeterJamaica St Andrew£4821 7S 7D [247 Enslaved]
Mary Cornish (née Mackenzie)Exeter  
Philip CornishExeter  
Grace Cosens (née Thomson)Exeter  
Hon. Henry CoxDevonportJamaica St Mary£3762 13S 10D [193 Enslaved]
   £6121 10S 10D [324 Enslaved]
John George CoxEast Street, South MoltonSt Vincent£44 17S 10D [2 Enslaved]
Caroline Fanny Crawford (née Wallen)2 York Terrace, Babbicombe, Torquay  
James CunninghamSidmouthJamaica St Catherine£93 5S 7D [5 Enslaved]
  Jamaica St James£1860 8S 4D [94 Enslaved]
   £3798 9S 3D [179 Enslaved]
   £1408 3S 3D [68 Enslaved]
   £579 18S 7D [28 Enslaved]
   £1911 4S 5D [92 Enslaved]
  Jamaica Trelawney 43£3870 16S 8D [184 Enslaved]
   £4688 3S 10D [229 Enslaved]
Mary Cure (née Willis)Exmouth  
Mary Elizabeth Stewart D'Urban (née Mitchell)Newport House, TopshamGrenada£3013 12S 7D [113 Enslaved]
Lieutenant General William James D'Urban   
Mary Elizabeth Dalzell (née Harding)2 Down Place, IlfracombeBarbados£3825 12S 5D [176 Enslaved]
Thomas DanielStoodleigh60 estates, mainly BarbadosTotal c. £250,000
Thomas DavyRaleigh House, Mill Street, Ottery St MaryJamaica Manchester£1101 3S 8D [59 Enslaved]
Frances DentOfficers Row, Devonport DockyardsNevis£2606 8S 4D [147 Enslaved]
Charles DevonLodge, RackenfordJamaica Clarendon£4205 6S 2D [225 Enslaved]
Christiana Sophia Dixon (née Hall)Stoke Damerel  
Admiral Sir Manley DixonExmouthJamaica St Andrew£1809 3S 5D [91 Enslaved]
John Hyde DoyleExeterAntigua£1704 6S 11D [102 Enslaved]
 Withycombe Rawleigh  
Elizabeth Charity Drake (née Collard)Colyton  
Thomas DraneMelville Lodge, TormohamMauritius£159 3S 9D [5 Enslaved]
   £3660 5S 9D [107 Enslaved]
Nathaniel ElliotSt Sidwell, Exeter  
John Ellis juniorMamhead House, Kenton  
John FisherTidswell House, Otterton  
Rev. John Campbell FisherMerton Parsonage, MertonJamaica St Elizabeth£4037 17S 5D [214 Enslaved]
   £2543 12S 5D [145 Enslaved]
Dame Mary Floyd (née Murray)Powys, Sidmouth  
John Dicker Inglett FortescueBuckland FilleighJamaica Clarendon£2468 8S 8D [124 Enslaved]
  St Vincent£2425 10S 10D [88 Enslaved]
John Nugent FraserExeterJamaica Port Royal£630 17S 1D [28 Enslaved]
Mary Fraser (née Rowland)   
William Fraser   
Tobias Frere IShute  
Nicholas Russell GarnerSt Sidwell, ExeterBarbados£141 17S 1D [9 Enslaved]
   £2239 1S 0D [112 Enslaved]
   £1042 13S 10D [44 Enslaved]
   £1068 1S 5D [40 Enslaved]
Francis GlanvilleEggbucklandJamaica St Thomas-in-the-East£5842 13S 2D [334 Enslaved]
Joseph GrahamWest Emma Place, StonehouseTrinidad£54 3S 10D [1 Enslaved]
Sir Alexander Cray Grant 8th Bart.BowringsleighJamaica St Elizabeth£3294 14S 9D [198 Enslaved]
  Jamaica St Mary£6103 18S 10D [348 Enslaved]
  Jamaica St Thomas-in-the-Vale£2790 2S 1D [157 Enslaved]
   £1808 8S 0D [92 Enslaved]
Capt. Charles GrantHolcombe Barton  
Rev. John Thomas GrantButterleigh  
Catherine Campbell Griffith (née Shakespear)1 Newport Terrace, Bishops TawtonJamaica St Elizabeth£685 8S 11D [37 Enslaved]
Moses GutteresBelmont House, Sidmouth  
James HackettNewton AbbotBritish Guiana£4113 1S 10D [77 Enslaved]
Thomas HallExmouthJamaica St James£4998 15S 1D [270 Enslaved]
   £3629 5S 8D [189 Enslaved]
   £866 19S 7D [44 Enslaved
Rev. Walter Stevenson HallidayCountisburyJamaica St James£3168 12S 8D [165 Enslaved]
Sir Alexander HamiltonThe Retreat, Topsham  
Alexander Hamilton Hamilton formerly Kelso Grenada£2862 5S 3D [102 Enslaved]
   £922 10S 0D [38 Enslaved]
Henry HamlingRattery  
Philip Haughton James the youngerSidmouthJamaica Hanover£3401 10S 8D [187 Enslaved]
   £3018 6S 9D [155 Enslaved]
  Jamaica Trelawney£5541 1S 11D [289 Enslaved]
Mary Haverfield (née Ross)Great TorringtonJamaica St Thomas-in-the-Vale£4511 2S 2D [260 Enslaved]
Henry Adolphus HawkinsVictoria Terrace, ExeterJamaica St Catherine£364 14S 4D [17 Enslaved]
   £19 10S 10D [1 Enslaved]
  Jamaica St John£1969 8S 3D [84 Enslaved]
 High Street, BidefordJamaica St Catherine£364 14S 4D [17 Enslaved]
  Jamaica St John£19 10S 10D [1 Enslaved]
   £1969 8S 3D [84 Enslaved]
Edmund HaynesExeterBarbados£5649 1S 10D [272 Enslaved]
William Hudson HeavenIsle of LundyJamaica Hanover£2506 11S 2D [146 Enslaved]
   £3595 1S 5D [200 Enslaved]
   £3674 19S 6D [196 Enslaved]
   £12 16S 2D [1 Enslaved]
   £1921 13S 2D [94 Enslaved]
Elizabeth Mary Hewitt2 Clifton Terrace, SidmouthJamaica Clarendon£414 12S 4D [24 Enslaved]
William Kellett Hewitt seniorExeter  
James Modyford HeywoodMaristow House, Bickleigh  
Henry Stogden HighattLittle Cleave, Drewsteignton  
 Brampford Speke  
John Stogdon HighattLittle Cleave, Drewsteignton  
Mary Ann Eliza Highatt then Pierse (née Tharp)Brampford SpekeJamaica Trelawney£512 13S 1D [25 Enslaved]
Elizabeth Thornhill Hinds then Howell (née Rock)Rectory House, BridestoweBarbados£798 0S 2D [38 Enslaved]
Rebecca Montague Hodgkinson (née Barker)Swiss Cottage, Highweek  
John Hooper HolderTormoham  
Robert HoustonTorquayGrenada£5383 18S 11D [216 Enslaved]
   £4967 13S 7D [193 Enslaved]
   £5024 8S 11D [194 Enslaved]
Rev. Hinds HowellParsonage, ShobrookeBarbados£38 16S 9D [1 Enslaved]
   £242 14S 10D [13 Enslaved]
   £3155 12S 10D [160 Enslaved]
 Rectory House, Bridestowe £242 14S 10D [13 Enslaved]
   £3155 12S 10D [160 Enslaved]
Edward Rodon HugginsLipson, PlymouthJamaica St Catherine£325 6S 5D [19 Enslaved]
   £59 13S 9D [4 Enslaved]
 Laira Green, Plymouth  
   £325 6S 5D [19 Enslaved]
   £59 13S 9D [4 Enslaved]
John Inglett FortescueBuckland FilleighSt Vincent£2425 10S 10D [88 Enslaved]
Elizabeth JamesMont le Grand, Heavitree, ExeterJamaica Manchester£893 3S 8D [37 Enslaved]
   £657 17S 1D [20 Enslaved]
Euphemia Kerr JohnstonTormoham  
Robert JordanTeignmouthJamaica Portland£2809 10S 1D [141 Enslaved]
Samuel Trehawke KekewichPeamore Park, ExeterGrenada£3013 12S 7D [113 Enslaved]
William Brooks KingThe Hennons, West TeignmouthJamaica Kingston£214 6S 9D [9 Enslaved]
  Jamaica St Andrew£948 14S 4D [54 Enslaved]
   £965 3S 10D [53 Enslaved]
Alexander LambTotnesGrenada£3718 17S 7D [146 Enslaved]
Sir Manasseh Masseh LopesMaristow House, Bickleigh  
Emanuel LousadaPeak House, SidmouthBarbados£165 1S 3D [9 Enslaved]
   £122 6S 10D [6 Enslaved]
   £1879 16S 1D [81 Enslaved]
  Jamaica St Ann£2536 18S 0D [120 Enslaved]
  Jamaica Vere£4194 18S 1D [208 Enslaved]
Emanuel Baruh LousadaSidmouthBarbados£155 7S 1D [8 Enslaved]
Edmund Pusey LyonStaplake, Kenton  
Amelia MaisPlympton House Lunatic Asylum, Plympton St Mary  
John MartellKer Street, DevonportJamaica Port Royal£63 16S 1D [3 Enslaved]
Ann Clarke McClery4 Violet Terrace, SeatonJamaica St George£179 13S 5D [12 Enslaved]
 The Elms [now White House], Old Beer Road, Seaton  
Samuel MitchellNewport House, TopshamGrenada 
Martha Moody (née Clement)Bycroft Terrace, St David, ExeterBritish Guiana£35 9S 10D [1 Enslaved]
Rt. Hon Humphry MoriceWerrington  
Ann Napier (née Stirling)Verney Place, St Sidwell, ExeterTobago£2576 12S 7D [123 Enslaved]
John NeaveExeter  
Frances Herbert Nelson formerly Nisbet (née Woolward)Exmouth  
Rev. Henry NembhardBidefordJamaica St Elizabeth£181 13S 0D [12 Enslaved]
   £779 9S 10D [36 Enslaved]
James Langford Nibbs seniorBeauchamp, Washfield  
Ellen O'Halloran (née Adlam)Torquay  
William Adlam O'HalloranAdlamville Lodge, Torquay  
Clementina Perry OgilvieTotnes  
Rebecca Ann Palmer then Weekes (née James)SidmouthJamaica St James£1697 7S 10D [80 Enslaved]
   £2239 13S 2D [108 Enslaved]
Rev. James ParkinOakford  
Samuel ParrKnowle Cottage, Clyst St GeorgeGrenada) £3013 12S 7D [113 Enslaved]
Anne Rebecca Passley (née Bayley)Teignmouth  
John Panton PassleyEast TeignmouthJamaica Portland£48 13S 11D [2 Enslaved]
  Jamaica St George£5932 8S 8D [349 Enslaved]
   £448 6S 6D [28 Enslaved]
  Jamaica St Thomas-in-the-East£1006 7S 11D [50 Enslaved]
George PearseBradninchJamaica St Elizabeth£2489 1S 11D [129 Enslaved]
   £1242 12S 8D [57 Enslaved]
   £1496 18S 11D [80 Enslaved]
John Randal PhillipsTorville, Teignmouth Road, TormohamBarbados£19 8S 4D [1 Enslaved]
   £1576 16S 11D [86 Enslaved]
   £4901 8S 11D [232 Enslaved]
   £1829 6S 2D [86 Enslaved]
Philip Lovell Phillips Barbados£4105 4S 10D [219 Enslaved]
  British Guiana£4044 17S 6D [73 Enslaved]
Rt Rev. Henry PhillpottsExeterJamaica Clarendon£5480 13S 1D [304 Enslaved]
   £2412 6S 8D [125 Enslaved
  Jamaica Vere£4836 4S 7D [236 Enslaved]
Sir John Pole 5th Bart.Shute, Axminster  
Sir John William de la Pole 6th bart.   
Sir William Templer Pole 7th Bart.Shute House, Shute, AxminsterSt Kitts£2784 8S 4D [170 Enslaved]
   £2512 8S 0D [170 Enslaved]
Henry PorterWinslade House, Clyst St MaryBritish Guiana£35960 14S 8D [709 Enslaved]
Thomas Porter IIRockbeare House, East BudleighBritish Guiana£19295 8S 0D [385 Enslaved]
   £19295 8S 0D [385 Enslaved]
Thomas Porter I   
William Porter   
James PotterHeavitree  
Rebecca Cresse Potter (née Evans) Jamaica Westmoreland£135 19S 9D [8 Enslaved]
Catherine Prentice14 Beacon, ExmouthBarbados£19 8S 4D [1 Enslaved]
John Prettejohn of ExmouthExmouthBarbados£3559 14S 2D [244 Enslaved]
Sophie Louisa Ratcliffe later Ketelhodt (née Colleton Graves)Buckerell, Honiton  
Jane Agnes Wilhelmina Fraser Rich (née Fraser)Stoke DamerelBritish Guiana£6437 7S 3D [124 Enslaved]
James RichardsIlfracombe  
Robert Robertson of AuchleeksMembland  
Caroline Robley (née Blake)TivertonSt Vincent£5110 6S 7D [195 Enslaved]
   £3120 1S 7D [120 Enslaved]
  Tobago£1260 11S 10D [65 Enslaved]
   £1074 1S 7D [59 Enslaved]
   £7016 8S 8D [354 Enslaved]
   £5213 10S 5D [252 Enslaved]
   £3832 8S 2D [187 Enslaved]
   £4475 19S 2D [241 Enslaved]
   £624 5S 4D [39 Enslaved]
   £2574 4S 5D [139 Enslaved]
John Rolle, Baron Rolle of StevenstoneStevenstone House, St Giles in the WoodBahamas£4333 6S 9D [377 Enslaved]
 Bicton House, Bicton  
Thomas RossiterTivertonJamaica St Thomas-in-the-Vale£1064 9S 4D [55 Enslaved]
Charles William RoweMont le Grand, Heavitree  
Elizabeth Williams Rowe (née Johnson)Rectory, Morchard BishopJamaica Manchester£893 3S 8D [37 Enslaved]
 Exeter £158 13S 4D [7 Enslaved]
  Jamaica St Elizabeth£449 9S 7D [23 Enslaved]
George Herbert RoweMont le Grand, Heavitree  
 Angotti, Manor Road, Torquay  
James Rowe of Great TorringtonGreat Torrington  
John SayersTotnes  
Charles SchawTorquayJamaica St Andrew£196 11S 11D [8 Enslaved]
Rev. John James ScottBarnstapleJamaica Clarendon£2515 11S 0D [122 Enslaved]
  Jamaica Port Royal£851 0S 8D [48 Enslaved]
  Jamaica St Thomas-in-the-East£3986 5S 11D [201 Enslaved]
Catherine Seaman1 Carlton Place, East TeignmouthJamaica St Andrew£185 18S 6D [8 Enslaved]
Robert Shedden juniorTormohamJamaica Trelawney£6259 8S 10D [288 Enslaved]
Isabella Hannah Shiffner (née Spooner)East Budleigh  
William SloaneExeterTobago 
Mrs Elizabeth SmythExeterJamaica St Elizabeth£1946 9S 10D [109 Enslaved]
Francis George Smyth or Smith seniorExeter  
Houston Stewart8 Dockyard Terrace, DevonportTobago£2998 8S 8D [143 Enslaved]
 Port Admiralty House, Mount Wise, Devonport  
Maria Manuella StricklandDawlishTrinidad£2876 10S 1D [58 Enslaved]
 1 Prospect Place, Littleham  
Henry StuartCotmaton House, SidmouthDominica£20 7S 5D [1 Enslaved]
  Grenada£1935 2S 5D [70 Enslaved]
Rev. John Swete ne TripeOxton House, Exeter  
Edward Butler TaylorTeignmouthBarbados£1079 14S 5D [45 Enslaved]
Margaret TaylorDawlishJamaica Kingston£29 3S 1D [1 Enslaved]
Frederick William Teschemaker22 Beacon Hill, Littleham  
 Peter Street, Tiverton  
Joan (John) TeschemakerIlfracombeBritish Guiana 
 9 Claremont Terrace, Littleham  
Thomas Teschemaker22 Beacon Hill, LittlehamBritish Guiana£345 1S 6D [7 Enslaved]
 Peter Street, Tiverton £5709 17S 9D [105 Enslaved]
   £652 1S 3D [13 Enslaved]
   £1978 19S 8D [37 Enslaved]
   £109 1S 0D [3 Enslaved]
   £36 7S 0D [1 Enslaved]
   £65 4S 10D [1 Enslaved]
   £8627 3S 6D [62 Enslaved]
   £5293 6S 1D [106 Enslaved]
Thomas John Teschemaker22 Beacon Hill, Littleham  
 Peter Street, Tiverton  
Thomas Reid TharpTopshamJamaica St James£2236 3S 7D [99 Enslaved]
William TharpHeavitreeJamaica St James 
George TobinTeignmouth  
Anne TobyPlymouthTobago£2070 9S 2D [107 Enslaved]
Isaac Toby Tobago£2070 9S 2D [107 Enslaved]
Constantine Estwick TrentDurnford Street, East StonehouseBarbados£3384 15S 11D [161 Enslaved]
   £2441 0S 4D [109 Enslaved]
   £1945 16S 7D [83 Enslaved]
Rev. George TrevelyanColytonGrenada£4499 16S 1D [168 Enslaved]
   £356 1S 3D [14 Enslaved]
   £4195 6S 10D [143 Enslaved]
   £5552 10S 4D [208 Enslaved]
   £5844 18S 8D [231 Enslaved]
   £6543 5S 11D [240 Enslaved]
Eleanor Amelia Tringham formerly Tarleton (née Fletcher)TivertonGrenada£6526 2S 0D [256 Enslaved]
William TringhamTivertonGrenada£6526 2S 0D [256 Enslaved]
George Lowman TuckettFore Street, IlfracombeJamaica St Catherine) £128 7S 1D [5 Enslaved]
Ann Upham (née Rogers or Royers)ExeterJamaica Manchester£1898 9S 2D [88 Enslaved]
William VassallBerry PomeroyJamaica Hanover£3870 19S 8D [198 Enslaved]
Elizabeth Wade Vidal (née Allwood)IdefordJamaica St Thomas-in-the-Vale£2771 8S 3D [143 Enslaved]
 Newport Row, Bishops Tawton  
Elizabeth Archange WallenExeterJamaica St Andrew£477 10S 10D [18 Enslaved]
Bethell WalrondDulford House, CullomptonAntigua£3626 12S 1D [233 Enslaved]
   £2588 6S 6D [190 Enslaved]
Mary Waymouth (née Beach)Dawlish  
Alice Anne Welch (née Preston)Exmouth  
Rev. James King WentTeignmouthBarbados£605 17S 8D [26 Enslaved]
   £1790 9S 4D [80 Enslaved]
   £1033 13S 7D [67 Enslaved]
   £473 16S 8D [21 Enslaved]
Ann WilliamsMont le Grand, HeavitreeJamaica Manchester£893 3S 8D [37 Enslaved]
   £119 5S 1D [5 Enslaved]
   £26 12S 2D [1 Enslaved]
Mary Willis (née Freeman)Exmouth  
Martha Euphemia WilsonTeignmouthTobago£2458 10S 6D [122 Enslaved]
Henry George WindsorBudleigh SaltertonBarbados£106 6S 2D [4 Enslaved]
   £168 18S 11D [9 Enslaved]
   4377 £262 3S 3D [13 Enslaved]
   £58 5S 2D [2 Enslaved]
John Owen WoodBerry Pomeroy  
William WyllyBudleigh Salterton  
William Rose WynterEast Stonehouse  
Sir William Laurence Young 4th Bart.SidmouthAntigua£1691 11S 10D [114 Enslaved]