Thomas Rawlinson

???? - 1803


From a Lancaster Quaker family; the heirs of Thomas Rawlinson were shown as owners of Broom Hall in British Guiana. Business partner of Thomas Bond (q.v.), a trustee under Rawlinson's will [dated 14/10/1802] in which Bond was described with his co-trustees John Proctor (q.v.) and William Sanderson (all merchants of Lancaster) as Rawlinson's 'good friends'. In the will Rawlinson instructed his trustees to sell his land at Yealand Conyers in the county of Lancaster and at Burton-in-Kendal in the county of Westmoreland, and his estates and shares in estates in St Vincent and Grenada and all the estates conveyed to him by way of mortgage in St Vincent, Grenada, Berbice [?] and Demerara, for the benefit of his children share and share alike, with the proviso that his eldest son Abraham Rawlinson should receive £1000 more than any other of his children.

  1. Thomas Rawlinson and Thomas Bond of the town of Lancaster borrowed £10,000 from the British government under the Grenada and St Vincent loans scheme in 1796: a single repayment of £3333 6s 8d was recorded in January 1799, but the rest of the loan appears eventually to have been repaid.

  2. Thomas Rawlinson's son and co-heir Abraham Rawlinson (d. 1829) was a banker, a partner in Gurneys, Birkbeck and Rawlinson of Fakenham Norfolk, a predecessor of Barclays.


We are grateful to Ann Ranshaw for her help with this entry and for furnishing us with her transcription of the will of Thomas Rawlinson of Yealand Conyers, formerly of Lancaster, proved 14/04/1803, which is at the Lancashire Archives, W/RW/K/R512/94.

  1. Museum of London in Docklands Archives BA2183 680.

  2. [accessed 30/03/2018].

Further Information

Married but no further details

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
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (5)

First Cousins
Testator → Trustee
Notes →
John Proctor merchant of Lancaster was a trustee under the will of Thomas Rawlinson made in 1802 and proved in 1803. It is not clear whether the will - or indeed the compensation records - referred...
Business associates
Notes →
Possibly also...
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Yealand Conyers, Carnforth, Lancashire, North-west England, England