Hon. Thomas Bladen Capel

1777 - 1853

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of 4th Earl of Essex and Harriet Bladen, Admiral of the Blue, awarded the compensation for three enslaved people in St Elizabeth Jamaica, probably in right of his wife.

  1. Born Mayfair c. 1777. Married Harriet Catherine, daughter of Francis George Smyth (q.v.), in 1816; buried  12/03/1853, will proven 29/03/1853. His wife was the beneficiary of the will of Joseph Royall (q.v.), and the three enslaved people under the award in St Elizabeth do not represent the full extent of the couple's interest in slavery. Dame Harriet Catherine Capel left effects of £20,000 (resworn from £18,000) on her death in 1866.


  1. 1851 census online; Illustrated London News 12/03/1853 obituary; Ancestry.com, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]; will of Sir Bladen Thomas [sic] Capel, PROB 11/2168; J. K. Laughton, ‘Capel, Sir Thomas Bladen (1776–1853)’, rev. Roger Morriss (Oxford, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004) http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/4587 [accessed 19/09/2012]; National Probate Calendar 1866.

Further Information

Harriet Catherine Smyth
Sailor (Royal Navy)
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (1)

£79 16s 8d

Relationships (2)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Son-in-law → Mother-in-law