Thomas Breakenridge

1778 - 1825

Claimant or beneficiary


Owner of Philip's Valley estate, Port Royal, Jamaica, deceased by 1834. Father of Peter Breakenridge (q.v.), to whom he left an annuity of £50 pa. Compensation for the ownership of enslaved persons on Philip's Valley estate was awarded to his administrator, Charles Harvey.

  1. Assumed to be the Thomas Breakenridge who was christened 25/03/1778 in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland, as this would make him the brother of Mary, Isabella and Ann Breakenridge who were beneficiaries of the compensation for Philip's Valley. Parents were John Breakenridge (died 1800 age 49, a provision merchant) and Mary Langwill (died 1796 age 39). Memorial inscription in Old Kilkerran Cemetary, Argyll, states he died in 1825 aged 46.

  2. Listed as owner of land and 4 enslaved persons in Port Royal in 1825.


T71/864 Port Royal claim no. 72 (Philip's Valley).

  1. General Register Office for Scotland OPR Births 1778 502 020 039 FR 659. Photograph of gravestone available from [accessed 12/06/2012].

2. Jamaica Almanac (1825).

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Thos. Breakenridge

Associated Claims (1)

£261 17s 6d
Beneficiary deceased

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Other
1823 [EA] - → Owner

Relationships (10)

Uncle → Niece
Father → Son
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister
Uncle → Niece
Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Nephew