William Tharp of Green Pond

1762 - 1809


Younger son of John Tharp III of Green Pond and his wife Ann nee Harding. Baptised 13/09/1762 in St James, Jamaica. His father died in 1765 leaving Green Pond equally to William and his elder brother John Tharp V. A minor in England in 1773 and co-owner of Green Pond when his mother was granted an annuity on Green Pond in lieu of dower. Father of John Tharp VII and Benjamin Haughton Tharp (these sons are listed as the nephews of John Tharp V's widow Eliza Mary nee Harding in her will proved in 1832), and also of Thomas Reid Tharp and William Tharp of Heavitree (each of whom q.v.).

Death notice: "At his estate, called Windsor Castle, near Montego-bay, Jamaica, William Tharp, esq. lieutenant-colonel of the St James's Regiment of Militia; who, on his return from reviewing the Regiment, on Monday the 27th of February preceeding, was thrown by a young restive horse, and conveyed speechless to his house, in which state he remained till the instant of his dissolution."


Tharp Papers, Bundle 14, Green Pond Estate, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~atgwgw/resources/jsourcetharp.html [accessed 12/10/2015]. Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (London, 1871) vol. II p. 1369.

Gentleman's Magazine vol. 106 p. 677 (July 1809).

Further Information

John II; Benjamin Haughton; Thomas Reid; William

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
1765 [SY] - 1773 [LA] → Joint owner

Although not shown subsequently to 1763, William Tharp might have retained a half-interest in the estate.

- 1809 [EY] → Owner
1809 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (12)

Son → Mother
Son → Father
First Cousins
Father → Son
Father → Son
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Grandson → Grandfather
Nephew → Uncle
Nephew → Uncle
Father → Son
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Heavitree, Devon, South-east England , England