Thomas Latham

1744 - 1818

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Compensation for a variety of claims was awarded to Ann Latham (of Hunter Street, London) as executrix (and widow) of Thomas Latham. Thomas Latham was originally wine merchant who diversified into the slave-economy.

  1. The will of Thomas Latham merchant of Camberwell was proved 09/09/1818. In the will he said that while he had already provided for his daughters Susanna (the wife of Henry Perkins Esq.) and Ann (the wife of Daniel Willink Esq.), they were to share in his residual estate. In the will he cancelled the bond of his son Arthur for part of the advance of £8000 he had previously made to Arthur, and instructed his executors to lend him a further £3000 to carry interest only after the death of his [Thomas'] wife; similarly, the £3000 Thomas had laid out or committed as capital for his son Charles' entering into business. He left £1000 and an annuity of £1600 to his wife Ann, and £3000 in trust for the benefit of his son Thomas Davenport Latham, and £3000 each to his sons George, Alfred and Henry and his daughter Clara on their reaching 21 (or in her case on marriage if earlier). He left his 'Real estate...slaves, cattle, plantation implements and utensils' in the West Indies in trust for his trustees to sell. He gave his wife and trustees unusual discretion over dividing the interest on the capital on his estate among his nine children. He left £2000 to Christ's Hospital twelve months after his wife's death, towards the rebuilding and repairing of the hospital.

Sources

T71/877 Antigua claim no. 486 (Little Sion (?), Belfast division); T71/894 Trinidad claim no. 2024 (Latham Estate); T71/882 Nevis claim nos. 27 (Zetland), 131 (Belmont) and 157 (Hamilton's). Ann Latham and Charles Latham also counterclaimed apparently unsuccessfully on Union Island, St Vincent no. 688.

  1. PROB 11/1608.

The Thomas Davenport Latham of Putney who was buried at All Souls Kensal Green 08/01/1835 (Ancestry.com, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]), a wine merchant who with his partner Joseph Parry was declared bankrupt in 1823, was a partner with Thomas Latham until 31/12/1802 [T71/1223 Antigua no. 487 schedule to counterclaim of Ann Latham and Charles Latham].


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Ann
Children
George, Charles, Arthur, Alfred, Thomas Davenport, Elizabeth Jane, James, John, Anne, Emma, Susanna
Will
A will but no further details
Occupation
Merchant and plantation owner

Associated Claims (6)

£1,452 17S 5D
Beneficiary deceased
£1,266 10S 1D
Beneficiary deceased
£3,503 18S 11D
Beneficiary deceased
£1,225 10S 10D
Beneficiary deceased
£10,392 13S 7D
Beneficiary unsuccessful
£4,725 1S 0D
Beneficiary deceased

Associated Estates (3)

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
- 1818 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1818 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Thomas Latham & Co.
Wine merchant  
 

Relationships (9)

Husband → Wife
Father → Son
Father → Son
Testator → Executor
Testator → Trustee
Testator → Executor
Father → Son
Testator → Trustee
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Camberwell, Surrey, London, England