Freeman Thomas

23rd Aug 1808 - 8th Mar 1859

Claimant or beneficiary


Absentee slave-owner and Sussex land-owner, awarded the compensation as tenant-in-tail for two estates on Antigua after his father Inigo Freeman Thomas (q.v.) had claimed for the compensation.

  1. The will of Freeman Thomas late of Ratton who died 08/03/1859 was proved 16/05/1859 by executors including his widow Amelia Thomas: he left £16,000 in personalty.

  2. The descendants of Freeman Thomas included his (posthumous) grandson Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon, who has an ODNB entry as 'governor-general of Canada and viceroy of India.'


T71/877 Antigua claim nos. 358 (Winthrope's) and 1042 (Galley Bay, St John).

  1. National Probate Calendar 1859.

  2. D. A. Low, ‘Thomas, Freeman Freeman-, first marquess of Willingdon (1866–1941)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [, accessed 3 Sept 2015].

Further Information

Amelia Frederick
Frederick Freeman, Isabella Mary, Clare Brodrick, Florence Emily, Charles Inigo

Associated Claims (2)

£2,535 8s 9d
£1,937 19s 8d

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (1)

Ratton Park, Willingdon, Sussex, South-east England, England