Henry Tufton, 11th Earl of Thanet

2nd Jan 1775 - 12th Jun 1849

Claimant or beneficiary


Henry Tufton, 11th Earl of Thanet, awarded part of the compensation for two estates in St Elizabeth, Jamaica, along with James Walter Grimston, 1st Earl of Verulam (q.v.), presumably as co-trustee,. The estates were owned by the Foster family. The beneficiaries of the trusts held by the two Earls have not yet been identified: the Earl of Thanet was trustee under the will of Joseph Foster Barham II (q.v.) and the Earl of Verulam was related by marriage to John Barham (q.v., under John [Foster] Barham), but no firm connection has yet been established.

  1. "Henry Tufton, 11th Earl of Thanet was born on 2 January 1775. He was the son of Sackville Tufton, 8th Earl of Thanet and Lady Mary Sackville. He died on 12 June 1849 at age 74, unmarried. He was educated at Westminster School, Westminster, London, England. He gained the rank of Ensign in 1790 in the service of the 26th (Cameronian) Regiment of Foot. He gained the rank of Captain in 1793 in the service of the Independent Company of Foot. He was educated at Military School, Angers, France. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Rochester between 1796 and 1802.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Appleby between 1826 and 1832. He succeeded to the title of 11th Earl of the Isle of Thanet, co. Kent on 20 April 1832. He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant for Kent between 1841 and 1846.1 On his death, his titles became extinct."

  2. He left his estates in Kent, Yorkshire and Westmoreland to his reputed illegitimate son Richard, who was created a baronet in 1851.


T71/870 St Elizabeth claim nos. 345 (Lancaster) and 346 (Two Mile Wood).

  1. http://www.thepeerage.com/p34762.htm#i347618 [accessed 22/05/2012].

  2. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/brough-castle/port-history-and-research/history/6-later-history/ [accessed 22/05/2012].

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Earl of Thanet
[illegitimate] Sir Richard Tufton, 1st bart.
Politician and landowner

Associated Claims (2)

£3,127 3s 1d
Awardee (Trustee)
£4,232 15s 3d
Awardee (Trustee)

Associated Estates (1)

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
1834 [EA] - → Trustee

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

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Rochester Kent
1796 - 1802
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Appleby Westmoreland
1826 - 1832