Thomas Hartley III

???? - 1855

Claimant or beneficiary


Partner in Hartley's bank at Whitehaven, nephew of Milham Hartley (q.v.), and probably son of Thomas Hartley II.

  1. Tentative identification as grandson of both John Hartley of Whitehaven and Thomas Hartley I of Gillfoot (d. c. 1815) who had been the co-founders of Hartleys & Co, in which Thomas Hartley III was a partner.

  2. 1841 UK census for Gillfoot shows Thomas Hartley merchant aged 38, Georgeanna Hartley (née Rimington) aged 22 and Georgeanna Hartley 3 mo.

  3. 1851 census shows Thomas Hartley Magistrate aged 48, at Gillfoot, Egremont, with George Anna [sic] Elizabeth his wife aged 37, Georgeanna Louisa 10, Caroline Mary 8, Ann 5, Thomas 5, Adline 2.

  4. The death of a Thomas Hartley is shown at Whitehaven Q2 1855.

  5. The will of Thomas Hartley of Egremont was proved 21/07/1855. He confirmed his settlement of the penal sum of £10,000 to secure his wife's annuity of £500 p.a. and left each of his children other than his eldest son (who was his residuary legatee) £5000 each.


  1. gives life dates for Thomas Hartley of 1802-1855.

  2. 1841 census online.

  3. 1851 census online.

  4. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online].

  5. PROB 11/2216/310.

Further Information

Georgiana Elizabeth Rimington
Georgiana (1841-), Thomas (1847-)

Associated Claims (4)

£2,379 4s 0d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£2,755 9s 9d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£3,914 2s 6d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£5,576 12s 6d

Associated Estates (6)

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
1829 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Joint owner

It is not possible to distinguish between Thomas Hartley II (d. 1831) and Thomas Hartley III in the ownership, which is given as Thomas and Milham Hartley throughout.

- 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
- 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Registered simply on behalf of Adam Cliff with Thomas and Milham Hartley in 1829, but in 1832 registered for Thomas and Milham Hartley and Adam Cliff as mortgagee-in-possession; subsequently the three men were co-awardees of the compensation.


Acquired enslaved people from this group.

- 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Hartleys & Co.

Relationships (2)

Nephew → Uncle
Notes →
Also business...
Business partners
Notes →
Probably also father and...

Addresses (1)

Gillfoot, Egremont, Whitehaven, Cumberland, Northern England, England