Sir William Thomas 2nd Bart.

1721 - 1777


Son of Sir George Thomas 1st bart. (1694-1773).

  1. Will of Sir William Thomas of [New Norfolk Street] St George Hanover Square proved 02/01/1778. He left his daughters Mary and Lydia £4000 each, and his grandsons George Lyons and William Roe [sp?] £1000 each. He left £500 to Mrs Frances Giles of 52 Margaret Street Cavendish Square and confirmed the settlement he had made upon her. Using a power under his marriage settlement with his late wife Margaret [nee Sydserfe], he charged £4000 on his North Sound estate in Antigua to be raised as soon as possible without distressing his heir, to be divided between his three daughters Susanna Roe, Mary Thomas and Lydia Thomas. He left 1 shilling for her 'undutiful behaviour' to Mrs Frances Williams formerly Frances Thomas, wife of John Mongrel [sic] Williams. After monetary legacies to servants, the remainder of his estate went to his only son George Thomas.


  1. PROB 11/1038/13.

Further Information

Margaret Sydserfe
Mary, Lydia, Susanna

Associated Estates (2)

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
- 1777 [EY] → Tenant-for-life

Sir William Thomas had the power (which he exercised) under his marriage settlement to charge £4000 on the North Sound estate. LBS has inferred he was tenant-for-life.

- 1777 [LA] → Tenant-for-life

Inferred by LBS. William Thomas inherited the [unnamed] Antiguan estates of his father Sir George Thomas as tenant-for-life.

Relationships (6)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Father → Son
Son → Father
Grandfather → Grandson
Notes →
Derived from Debrett's baronetage, which shows William Thomas roe as the son of William Roe and Susan Margaret, daughter of Sir William Thomas of Yapton. In his will William Thomas Roe described Sir...
Grandfather → Grandson