Thomas Dunnage of Philpot Lane

???? - 1802


London merchant. Thomas Dunnage of Philpott Lane was among a group of individuals purchasing, for a total of £15,000, annuities from John Mills secured on the latter's estates and enslaved people on Nevis in 1774, when for £330 he purchased an annuity of £30 p.a., for the lives of Sarah Dunnage aged 13, James Dunnage aged 7 and Mary Dunnage aged 5, his children.

  1. Will of Thomas Dunnage of Philpot Lane [made in 1797] proved 27/01/1802. Among the provisions, he left to his two sons John and James Dunnage (also his executors) 'two West India annuities', one for £30 p.a. on John Mills' property in Nevis, the other for £31 10s p.a. on Matthew Christian's plantation in Antigua, in trust, the income to be split one-third to his wife Bridget, one-third to his daughter Sarah Hayward an done-third to be retained in his estate.

  2. Thomas Dunnage, in partnership with John Francis Rivas and Francis Philip Fatio, had been investors in slavery in East Florida, where their New Switzerland estate was surveyed in 1769. Fatio bought out his partners c. 1785.


Common Records 1775-1776, British Library, EAP794/1/1/15, pp. 65-94.

  1. PROB 11/1368/300.


Further Information


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
- 1802 [LA] → Annuitant

In his will proved in 1802 Thomas Dunnage left his annuity on Matthew Christian's estate in Antigua to his trustees for the benefit of his wife and daughter. LBS has inferred this to have been Elmes, on which a number of surviving annuitants were identified in the 1830s.

1774 [EA] - 1802 [LA] → Annuitant