Thomas Lancaster Davies

1798 - 1838


Son of David Byron Davies (owner of New Battle in St David, Jamaica) and his wife Catherine Robertson nee Lancaster. Inherited New Battle from his father in 1822. Matric. Magdalen Hall, Oxford, 04/06/1818 age 19; Ensign 03/03/1814 in the 100th Regt. of Foot (renumbered in 1816 as the 99th); A.D.C. to George, 8th Marquis of Tweedale; Lieut., later surgeon in the 99th Regt. Buried at New Battle 10/10/1838 age 40. Married Isabella, daughter of George McGowan of Galloway Hill, Jamaica, 08/11/1832.

  1. Photographs dated 1910 from a series of miniatures of David Byron Davies, Catherine Robertson Lancaster and Thomas Lancaster Davies (identifying their Jamaican background) are included in 'Martin and Inman families: portraits ca. 1850-1910' in the New South Wales Archives. The inscription recorded on the reverse of the portrait of Thomas Lancaster Davies shows that his daughter Decima Davies married Charles Inman of Spital Hall [the younger, son of Charles Inman of Spital Hall who died in 1858]: their son Wilfred Alexander Inman migrated to Australia and married Mary, daughter of Sir James and Lady Isabella Martin. Sir James Martin (1820-1886) was Chief Justice of Australia, with an entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography.


Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) vol. 5 p. 38.

  1., MIN 343;

Further Information

Isabella McGowan
Lancaster Byron James (1834-1867), Decima Isabella Katharine (1836-1871)
Oxford (Magdalen) [1818 ]

Associated Estates (1)

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
11/01/1822 [SD] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (8)

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Son → Father
Brother → Sister
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Notes →
Thomas Lancaster Davies' daughter Decima married in 1853 Charles Inman of Spital Hall, the great grandson of the slave-trader Charles...
Other relatives
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Thomas Lancaster Davies' daughter Decima married in 1853 Charles Inman of Spital Hall the younger, the son of Charles Inman of Spital Hall (1797-1858)....
Grandson → Grandfather
Nephew → Uncle