Thomas Bond of Lancaster

1758 - 1817


Lancaster merchant, business associate and probably partner with Thomas Rawlinson (q.v.) and uncle of John Bond of Lancaster (q.v.). Baptised at St Cuthbert, Carlisle, the son of John Bond of Gaitsgill.

  1. The will of Thomas Bond Esq. dated 22/04/1817 is in the Lancashire Archives. Under the will, Thomas Bond left land and buildings in Lancaster and Over Kellett as well as property in the West Indies including enslaved people. The primary beneficiary was his nephew John Bond, to whom he left 'all those my nine undivided fourteenth parts' of Broom Hall Plantation in Demerary with 'all the negroes, cattle, building stock' etc. upon it, and the Lancaster plantation in Berbice, together with 18 shares in the Lancaster Canal, a house in Dalton Square, Yealand Hall (at Yealand Redmayne, Carnforth, Lancs.) and other land holdings in Britain.

  2. Simon Bond, the younger brother of Thomas Bond, died on Grenada aged 30 in 1790 .


  1. Lancashire Archives W/RW/A/R129/43. This summary of the will is based on extracts kindly supplied by Ann Ranshaw.

  2. Margaret J Ferguson (ed.), The Monumental Inscriptions in the Church & Churchyard of St Cuthbert Carlisle (1889) p. 97.

We are grateful to Ann Ranshaw for her help with this entry.

Further Information

Ann Oates
West India merchant and plantation owner

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
- 1817 [LA] → Joint owner
1811 [EA] - 1812 [LA] → Other

Shown as the petitioner (through his attorney Thomas Fryer Layfield) against Webbe Hobson the proprietor of Lancaster estate, leading to the advertised sale of Lancaster in 1812.

Relationships (3)

Uncle → Nephew
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John Bond was also the primary legatee of Thomas...
Uncle → Nephew
Business associates
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Possibly also...

Addresses (2)

Lancaster, Lancashire, North-west England, England
Gaitsgill [Gatesgill], Carlisle, Cumberland, Northern England, England
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Thomas Bond was the son of John Bond of Gaitsgill, near Carlisle, and left an annuity of £60 p.a. to his borther Edward Bond of Gaitsgill in 1817