Henry Frere

???? - 1792


Barbados slave-owner, whoses estate were indebted to the Lascelles. Reported by Hughes-Queree to be grandson of Thomas Applewhaite Frere from whom he reportedly inherited the Kingsland estate in 1749. The will of Tobias Frere II (q.v.) suggests the estate belonged first to Tobias Frere II and then to his brother Henry. No man named 'Thomas Applewhaite Frere' has yet been traced: this must in refer to Thomas Applewhaite, the maternal grandfather of Tobias Frere II, Henry Frere and Applewhaite Frere, whose will was dated 21/06/1749 and left an estate named Spring to his wife [presumably for life] then to Henry Frere, and Kingslands to his grandson Tobias subject to the-life interest of his [the testator's] daughter Susannah.

  1. Will of Henry Frere of Christ Church Barbados proved 10/11/1792. Under the will his heir after monetary legacies was his grand-niece Dorothy Jones, daughter of his niece Elizabeth Susanna Jones (q.v.) and Robert Burnet Jones.


Barbados Department of Archives. Hughes-Queree Index of Plantation Owners; Brandow, Genealogies precis of will of Thomas Applewhaite of St George Barbados 12/06/1749 pp. 109-110, which shows Applewhaite also leaving to Henry Frere land at New Barbados 'in the Jerseys.'

  1. PROB 11/1224/222.

Associated Estates (5)

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
1749 [EA] - 1749 [LA] → Heir

Thomas Applewhaite of St George reportedly left his estate in St George - there apparently described as the Spring - to his grandson Henry Frere subject to the life-interest of his [the testator's] wife Elizabeth under his will dated 12/06/1749.

1766 [EA] - 1766 [LA] → Seller
1770 [EA] - 1787 [LA] → Owner

S. D. Smith, Slavery, Family and Gentry Capitalism p. 266 shows Henry Frere buying Fortescues sometime before 1770 and giving it up to the Lascelles in 1787.

1763 [EA] - → Owner
1787 [EA] - 1787 [LA] → Previous owner

S. D. Smith, Slavery, Family and Gentry Capitalism p. 266 shows Henry Frere giving up Thickets to the Lascelles in 1787.

Relationships (5)

Uncle → Niece
Brother → Sister
Other relatives
Notes →
Robert Burnet Jones's wife Elizabeth Susannah was the niece of Henry...