Thomas Berkeley

15th Sep 1770 - 1836

Claimant or beneficiary


Owner with John Henry Earle Berkeley of the Paradise, Mt Horne, Plaisance, Springs and Paraclete estates in Grenada, and the enslaved people attached to them, for all of whom the compensation was awarded to the Berkeleys' mortgagee Archibald Paull. Thomas Berkeley was of Brussels in the 1830s.

  1. Thomas Berkeley, son of Henry Berkeley (q.v.) of St Kitts and Nevis. His business partner John Henry Earle Berkeley was also his nephew. Born 1770, married Mary Young in London 06/09/1814 when his residence was given as Bloomsbury. In his will, he left everything to his wife and daughter, mentioning that they may sell the moiety of his Grenadan estates to his partner John Henry Earle Berkeley in return for a lump sum and an annuity.


T71/880 Grenada claim nos. 467, 700, 772, 773, 774, 775; T71/879 St Kitts claim no. 674.

  1. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) Vol. VI pp. 17-22; PROB 11/1867/494.

Further Information

Mary Stedman Young
Mina Elizabeth

PROB 11/1867/494 - precis.

Thomas Berkeley, no residence given.

To my beloved wife Mary Stedman Berkeley and my beloved daughter Mina Elizabeth Berkeley the whole of my property consisting first of my moieties of the several sugar plantations in the Island of Grenada which I hold conjointly with Mr John Berkeley as tenants in common. Also to my wife and daughter every kind of moveable property I may stand possessed of at the time of my deceased and all monies I may have in the hands of my agent. Also to my wife and daughter my half of the Union Estate in Carriacou lately purchased conjointly with Mr John Berkeley from Mr Pegus. Also to assign over the Mr John Berkeley and his heirs the moieties of the estates in Grenada and in Carriacou for a specific sum of money to my daughter and an annuity for life to my wife, the same to be served in England, under the best legal advice. In the present state of West India property it is difficult to define its value and therefore it is that I offer this recommendation but I do not at the same time impose on my wife and daughter an injunction to part with the moieties.

My wife and daughter to be joint executrix.

Signed 11/01/1836.

Proved in London 03/10/1836 by Mary Stedman Berkeley, widow, and Mina Elizabeth Berkeley, spinster, the daughter.

Associated Claims (6)

£4,969 7s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant
£3,629 8s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant
£1,358 17s 8d
Unsuccessful claimant
£3,140 18s 5d
Unsuccessful claimant
£2,876 0s 6d
Unsuccessful claimant
£2,022 14s 9d
Unsuccessful claimant (Trustee)

Associated Estates (4)

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] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
Uncle → Nephew

Addresses (1)

Brussels, Belgium