Rev. Henry Mair

1788 - 19th Nov 1878

Claimant or beneficiary


Rev. Henry Mair, clergyman, born in Dominica, husband of Elizabeth Matravers Mair, awardee of the compensation for the enslaved people on Seven Rivers estate and Old Hope Pen as trustee of a mortgage of the late Martin Williams. The mortgage appears to have been entered into by his father John Mair (q.v.) in 1805: Rev. Henry Mair and his sisters were beneficiaries under the will of John Mair of Clifton who had also been a slave-owner in Dominica.

  1. In the censuses of 1841, 1851, 1861 and 1871 living in Donhead Lodge, Tisbury, Wiltshire, born in Dominica. Will proven 30/08/1879 by Elizabeth Matravers Mair, widow, effects £4000. Daughter Elizabeth born c. 1830 in Clifton, Gloucestershire.

  2. Adm. pens. at TRINITY, May 28, 1807. Matric. Michs. 1807; B.A. 1811; M.A. 1814. Ord. deacon (Norwich, Dec. 22, 1811; priest, Dec. 20, 1812. Resided at Donhead, Wilts., from before 1841 until 1878. Disappears from Crockford, 1879. (Clergy List.)


T71/873 St James claim no. 3; T71/871 Westmoreland claim no. 219.

  1. 1841 census online; 1851 census online; 1861 census online; 1871 census online; National Probate Calendar 1879.

  2., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online]

Further Information

Elizabeth Matravers Mair
Elizabeth M. (1830-), Rev. Henry Thomas (?-1855)

30/08/1879 National Probate Calendar

Wealth at death
Cambridge (Trinity) [1807-1811 ]
Church of England

Associated Claims (2)

£4,511 17s 9d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£3,604 8s 9d
Awardee (Mortgagee)

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
1827 [EA] - → Mortgage Holder
1827 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Relationships (2)

Legatee → Testator

Addresses (2)

Donhead Lodge, Tisbury, Wiltshire, South-west England, England
Rawford House, Somerset, South-west England, England