Thomas Hibbert of Chalfont

1744 - 1819


Brother of George Hibbert (q.v.). He left monetary legacies totalling £54,000 to his relatives as well as the Chalfont estate in Buckinghamshire to his brother Robert. He appears to have been the Thomas Hibbert jun. of Jamaica who was partner c. 1776 with Thomas Horton and John Purrier (each of whom q.v.).

  1. Will of Thomas Hibbert of Chalfont House proved 30/08/1819.


  1. PROB 11/1619/404.

Further Information

Sophia Boldero

Thomas Hibbert of Chalfont House, co. Bucks, Esq. Will dated 21 May 1814. To my wife Sophia Hibbert, my brothers Robert H., George H. and William H., my sisters Eliz. Markland, wife of Robert M., Esq., Mary Oates, widow of Mr George William Oates, late merchant, deceased, and Esther H., and my sister-in-1aw Mrs. Mary H., widow of my late brother Samuel H., £500 each. To my sisters-in-law Mrs. Letitia H., wife of my brother Robert H., and Mrs. Eliz. Margaret H., wife of my brother George H., and my brothers-in-law Thomas Greg, Esq., Robert Markland, Esq., and Major-Gen. John Prince £100 each. To my wife for life my copyhold of late a. called Holcomb in the manor of Westcott, co. Surrey. To the children of my brother George H. £16,000. To those of my brother William H. £10,000. Mrs. Mary H. £1000. My nephew Sam. H., son of my brother Sam. H., £2,500. My niece, dau. of my late brother Sam. H., £2,500. To the children of Eliz. Markland £5000. My nephew John Prince, only child of my late sister Ann £5000. To the children of Mary Oates £4000, and to her an annuity of £300, and power for her by will to charge my estate with £6000 in favour of her children and grandchildren. My sister Esther H. £3000. 5 years for payment of legacies and 5 per cent. interest. My mansion of Chalfont House in the parish of Chalfont St. Peter, plate, furniture, pictures, books and lands in that parish and in the parish of Chalfont St. Giles, and Iver, to my brother Robert H., he applying to my estate £25,000, part thereof to be added to the fund, out of which my wife's annuity of £1600 is payable after my death. All residue of estate to the said Robert H., George H. and W. H. and Ex'ors.

1st Codicil. 12 Sept. 1817. To Mrs. H. her portrait by Gainsborough, annuities to servants.

2nd Codicil. 27 July 1818. Revoke legacy to my nephew John Prince, his death leaving no issue but his widow. Mrs. Anne Penelope P. has had a dau. born since. £2000 to the said dau. at 21. Testator died 25 May 1819. Proved 30 Aug. 1819. (60, Ellenborough.)

Summary from Caribbeana Vol. IV

Merchant and landowner

Associated Estates (7)

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
1780 [EA] - → Tenant-in-common
1780 [SY] - → Tenant-in-common
1770 [EA] - 1771 [LA] → Trustee

'Thomas Hibbert junior' was shown as one of the trustees of the estate 1770-1771 with Thomas Hibbert senior.

1813 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

George and William Hibbert, who were the executors of Thomas Hibbert of Chalfont, were awarded the compensation for Leyden based on mortgage of 1813.

1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Not known

A group of between 64 and 75 enslaved people were registered by Dominic Loague as agent for his executors.

1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Joint owner

Shown as registered for Hibberts Fuhr and Purrier in 1817, after a purchase in Chancery by James Simpson for 'Thomas Hibbert' in trust, and sold by the firm by 1820. The purchase in Chancery presumably flowed from an earlier mortgage.

1774 [EA] - 1775 [LA] → Attorney

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

G. W. S. Hibbert & Co.
West India merchant  
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James [sic] Hibbert was shown as partner with George Hibbert, John Vincent Purrier and Edward Fuhr in 1801 in the Old Bailey Sessions. This appears to have been Thomas Hibbert of Chalfont, George...
Name partner
Hibbert, Purrier & Horton
West India merchant  

Cultural (1)

Portrait of Mrs Thomas Hibbert by Thomas Gainsborough, 1786. Now held at the Pinakotheken in Munich. A companion portrait of Thomas Hibbert of Chalfont is reportedly in a private collection in... 
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Physical (2)

Chalfont House, Bucks  
description →
Landscaping by Humphry Repton for 'J [sic] Hibbert' reported to be before 1790, although Thomas Hibbert bought Chalfont c. 1791. Gazetteer compiled with John Phibbs’ in Stephen Daniels, Humphry...
Country house
Chalfont House, Bucks 
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Modifications by John Nash c. 1799 for Thomas Hibbert of a house built originally c. 1755. Further remodelled c. 1836 by Anthony Salvin. A View of Chalfont House by Turner c. 1799 is in the Tate...

Relationships (5)

Nephew → Uncle
Uncle → Nephew
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Robert Markland the older had married Thomas Hibbert of Chalfont's sister...
Business partners
Business partners

Addresses (2)

44 Bedford Square, London, Middlesex, London, England
Notes →

This is a tentative identification of the Thomas Hibbert who was living in Bedford Square 1782-1784 with Thomas Hibbert of Chalfont: it is supported however by the 'Annals of T.H.' included in genealogical material on the family from Caribbean Vol. IV carried on Jamaica Family Search.

Chalfont House, Buckinghamshire, Central England, England