Richard Pinniger Broome

1778 - 1836


'R. P. Broom' was the owner of the Palmyra estate in Berbice, British Guiana, the compensation for which was paid to Christopher Edmund Broome (q.v.). Christopher Edmund Broome was the nephew of Richard Pinniger Broome and LBS has inferred this man Richard Pinniger Broome to have been the owner of Palmyra, although the path to ownership has not been established. The compensation was paid apparently before Richard Pinniger Broome's death, or at least before his will was proved.

  1. Will of Richard Pinniger Broome of Calne Wiltshire proved 07/06/1836. The will refers to a trust deed with his creditors, implying some settlement of his assets before death. He left his estate named Nuthills and houses in Romford Essex in trust for his [unnamed] wife.


  1. PROB 11/1862/344. For his marriage as widower in 1834 to Maria Theresa Hart, see, Somerset, England, Marriage Registers, Bonds and Allegations, 1754-1914 for Maria Theresa Hart [database online]

Further Information

(2) Maria Theresa Hart

Associated Claims (1)

£4,124 9s 11d
Previous owner (not making a claim)
In 1819, the enslaved people on Palmyra were registered for R.P. Broome Esq.

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
1818 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Owner

Shown as 'R.P. Broom'

Relationships (1)

Uncle → Nephew

Addresses (1)

Calne, Wiltshire, Wessex, England