Thomas Stevenson

???? - 1764


Slave-owner on Barbados.

  1. Will of Thomas Stevenson of St John Barbados [being about soon to depart this island] proved 14/02/1764. He said in the will that his son Alexander Stevenson had contracted a marriage with Ann Husbands, but that the wedding had been delayed by her illness, and he was concerned to confirm the contingent marriage settlement (of £2500 from each family). He authorised the sale of the Pool estate and the enslaved people on it, with preference to his son Alexander as bidder, leaving him £1000 currency if Alexander bought the estate [which he did]. He left £2000 currency to Thomas Stevenson of Guadeloupe, his son and co-partner in Thomas Stevenson & Sons. He left two daughters Ann and Mary £1200 currency each. In a codicil of 1764, recognising the ambiguity over the Pool plantation, he revoked the preference to Alexander Stevenson as purchaser of Pool and the £1000 currency contingent legacy. his executors included his sons-in-law Alexander Graeme, Alexander Harvie and Thomas Harvie.


  1. PROB 11/896/121.

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
1756 [EA] - 1764 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Senior partner
Thomas Stevenson & Sons
West India merchant - Barbados  

Relationships (3)

Father → Son
Notes →
Inferred by LBS to have been the Alexander Stevenson appearing as his son in the will of Thomas Stevenson proved in...
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Notes →
There are conflicting accounts of which Harvie the daughter of Thomas Stevenson married, but Thomas Stevenson's will identified both Alexander Harvie and Thomas Harvie as his sons-in-law. It seems...
Father-in-law → Son-in-law