???? - 1804
Resident slave-owner in Jamaica, shown as previous owner of Culloden from at least 1807 onwards. Possibly the executor of Thomas Thistlewood: William Tomlinson reportedly manumitted Phibba on behalf of Thistlewood's estate 26/11/1792.
Nicholas and George Tomlinson, sons of William Tomlinson Esquire by Jane Goodin, baptised in Westmoreland, 06/10/1793. Nicholas Tomlinson, carpenter, married Jane Malcolm in Westmoreland, 22/12/1826; both free persons of colour.
William Tomlinson Esquire was buried in Westmoreland, 01/10/1804.
Douglas Hall, In Miserable Slavery (1989) p. 314.
Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].
Familysearch.org, Jamaica Parish Registers, Westmoreland Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1739-1825 p. 138.
We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.
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1807 [EA] - 1811 [LA] → Previous owner