Catalogue description National Debt Office: Abolition of Slavery Act 1833, Registers of Compensation Paid to Slave Owners

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Reference: NDO 4
Title: National Debt Office: Abolition of Slavery Act 1833, Registers of Compensation Paid to Slave Owners
Description:

These consist of payment books showing the sum awarded and the date of the Treasury warrant, and containing the signatures of the claimants' representatives; also miscellaneous accounts, certificates of deaths and marriages, correspondence etc.

Date: 1835-1842
Related material:

For records of the Slave Compensation Commission see

AO 14

T 71

Separated material:

NDO 4/29, 4/30 and part of the file in NDO 4/31 have been destroyed.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 32 volume(s)
Immediate source of acquisition:

Slave Compensation Commission , 1846 (Deputy Keepers Report, VIII, app I, pp 22)

Custodial history: The earliest records of the National Debt Office to be acquired appear to be those relating to slave compensation which had been held by the Slave Compensation Commission and were transferred to the Rolls House in 1846.
Administrative / biographical background:

The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 abolished slavery in the British dominions, and a sum of £20 million was granted by Parliament to compensate the slave proprietors. The actual payment of the compensation claims awarded by the Slave Compensation Commissioners was made by the national debt commissioners under Treasury warrant.

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