Capt. Thomas Hurd

1747 - 1823


Thomas Hannaford Hurd, co-heir of Samuel Proudfoot (q.v.). He has an entry in the ODNB as 'naval officer and hydrographer' that makes no mention of his slave-owning but includes 'plantations in West Indies and North America' in the footnotes against 'Wealth at death'.

  1. Will of Thomas Hurd, Captain in HM Royal Navy and also Hydrographer in to the Board of Admiralty [made 16/01/1815] proved 22/05/1823. In the will he left his moiety of the property including enslaved people on Grenada and Dominica that had been given and bequeathed to him by his 'worthy and respected friend' Samuel Proudfoot of Clapham Common, to his wife Elizabeth Hurd and his son Samuel Proudfoot Hurd as tenants-in-common. He left his house in Sloane Street to his wife.


Andrew C. F. David, ‘Hurd, Thomas Hannaford (bap. 1747, d. 1823)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Sept 2012 [, accessed 12 April 2017]

  1. PROB 11/1670/281.

Further Information

Samuel Proudfoot Hurd
Oxford DNB Entry

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Legatee → Testator
Notes →
Capt. Thomas Hurd was co-heir of Samuel...

Addresses (1)

Sloane Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
Notes →

Under his will made in 1815 and proved in 1823 Capt. Thomas Hurd left his house in Sloane Street to his wife