Sir Henry Fitzherbert 3rd Bart.

1783 - 1858

Claimant or beneficiary


Sir Henry Fitzherbert was son of Sir William Fitzherbert (1748-1791) and Sarah Perrin (m. 14/10/1777 in London). Henry was the heir of his uncle William Philip Perrin (an absentee) who had inherited Forrest, (Westmoreland), Vere (Vere), Blue Mountain (St Thomas-in-the-East), and Grange Hill (Portland) from his father in 1759.

Sir Henry inherited from his brother Anthony Perrin Fitzherbert, the 2nd bart., in 1798.

  1. The Turners Hall estate on Barbados is the subject of an analysis of its economic performance 1770-1793, when it was largely in the ownership of Henry's father Sir William Fitzherbert (1750-1791).

  2. A letter sent 07/04/1832 from Lombard Street, London, to Sir Henry Fitzherbert at Tissington Hall near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, indicates certain last-ditch attempts by some to influence Parliament on the subject of emancipation. "Nelson, Adam and Nelson" wrote to Henry Fitzherbert enclosing a letter from Benjamin McMahon, an Irish overseer who was involved in the suppression of a slave revolt in Jamaica in late 1831 or early 1832, as well as "two rolls of Jamaican newspapers 14 sheets reaching to the 17th February" (presumably in order to inform Sir Henry of what had transpired during the revolt). In their own letter, Nelson, Adam and Nelson wrote: "You will learn by the newspapers what was done at the meeting of the West India Planters merchants on Thursday. Petitions are now in a course of signature to the King and the two Houses of Parliament."

  3. William Fitzherbert, eldest son of Sir Henry Fitzherbert, married Annie, second daughter of the Hon. Sir Reynold Alleyne of Alleyne Dale Hall, in Barbados 20/02/1836. Sir William Fitzherbert 4th bart. (died 12/10/1896, will proved 16/02/1897 by Sir Richard Fitzherbert) left effects of £203168 9s 7d.

  4. Frances, daughter of Sir Henry Fitzherbert Bt, married 1844 Rev. Godfrey Harry Arkwright, grandson of Richard Arkwright.

We are grateful to Peter Selley and Marc Oxley for their assistance with compiling this entry.


Frances Wilkins, Bittersweet: a story of four Jamaican sugar plantations (Kidderminster, Worcesteshire, Wyre Forest Press for Franscript for the Historical Houses Association, 2007).

  1. Justin Roberts, 'Uncertain business: a case study of Barbadian plantation management, 1770-1793', Slavery and Abolition, 32 (2) (2011), pp. 247-268.

  2. Letter from sent from Lombard Street, London to Sir Henry Fitzherbert at Tissington Hall near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, dated 07/04/1832, collection of Marc Oxley PHS.

  3. Exeter Flying Post 14/04/1836; National Probate Calendar 1897.

  4. William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? 1860- (Volumes 3 and 4, manuscripts in preparation), reference 1867/2 Arkwright, (Revd.) Godfrey Harry, who left £300,000, 'another of the many wealthy Arkwrights who accomplished very little, despite their wealth.'

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Sir Henry Fitzherbert
Agnes Beresford
Selina; Sir William; Lt Col Richard; Agnes Louisa; Rev. Alleyne; Harriett; Anthony; John Knight; Judith; Frances; Augusta

Associated Claims (5)

£3,615 17s 11d
£1,613 7s 0d
£6,116 17s 2d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£3,141 14s 2d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£5,495 14s 11d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (4)

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
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1824 [SY] - 1834 [EY] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1798 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
Grandson → Grandfather
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (1)

Tissington Hall, Derbyshire, East Midlands, England