Catalogue description Printed prize appeal from the Vice-Admiralty Court of Antigua. Captured ship: Margaret...

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Details of HCA 45/62/14
Reference: HCA 45/62/14
Description:

Printed prize appeal from the Vice-Admiralty Court of Antigua.

Captured ship: Margaret (master William Milberry).

Nationality: American.

History: a slave trader, first bound from Goree in Africa to Montevideo, laden with 57 enslaved people; now bound from Montevideo to Charleston, laden with dried beef; taken on 5 March 1807 by HMS Hippomenes (Edward Home Woolcombe commanding), and brought into Antigua.

Appellant: Simon Frazer merchant of London on behalf of Margaret D Schutt widow and merchant of Charleston, for the ship and cargo.

Respondent: The captor and HMPG.

Bound printed appeal with manuscript decree of 21 March 1811 (folios 201-211) [no folio 212].

Decision: ship and cargo condemned as lawful prize.

Folios 201-208: further proof, including details of sanitation arrangements for the slaves; Folio 208: decree; Folios 209-211: additional appendix

Date: 1811
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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