John Thomlinson

1731 - 1767


MP for Steyning, agent for New Hampshire, and son-in-law of Major Martin Blake (q.v.) whose daughter Margaret was Thomlinson's third wife. He succeeded his father as partner of Barlow Trecothick (q.v.). The History of Parliament entry for Barlow Trecothick states that he owned an estate with the Thomlinson family on Grenada, but the wills of both John Thomlinson MP and his father, both proved in 1767, are silent on 'slave-property.' Barlow Trecothick certainly owned the Grand Bacolet estate on Grenada, shown under his own name in 1782.

Sources; will of John Thomlinson of Queen Street City of London proved 13/02/1767 PROB 11/926/141; will of John Thomlinson of East Barnet proved 19/02/1767 PROB 11/926/195.

Further Information

(3) Margaret Blake

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Thomlinson, Trecothick & Co.
West India merchant  
notes →
Thomlinson's father, also John, was the original name partner with Barlow...

Political (1)

election →
Steyning Sussex
1761 - 1767

Relationships (3)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Business partners
Father-in-law → Son-in-law