Joseph Lyder Briggs

1792 - 1866

Claimant or beneficiary


Probably, but not certainly for all these awards, Joseph Lyder Briggs of Barbados, father of Sir Thomas Graham Briggs. Joseph Lyder Briggs married Elizabeth nee Hinds, widow of John Abel Jackman, in 1833: the award to Joseph Briggs for Mount Prospect estate shows him as trustee of John A. Jackman. The other awards grouped under his name here identify him only as Joseph Briggs (including the award for Maynards, which was certainly associated with the family of Joseph Lyder Briggs). Kathleen Mary Butler traced Joseph Lyder Briggs' ownership of Checker Hall, Maynards and The Fortress and his subsequent purchase of further estates in the 1830s.

  1. If this is Joseph Lyder Briggs, then 'of Briggs, Maynards, and Farley Hill Barbados, J. P. Col. of the St. Lucy reg't of militia, b. 7, July 1792, m. 1832, Elizabeth dau. of Benjamin Hinds, esq. of Hindsbury Treasurer of Barbados, and widow of John Abel Jackman, esq. of Rockless, and d. 17 Sept, 1866, leaving an only child, the present Sir Thomas Graham Briggs, Bar't.'

  2. Thomas Graham Briggs, Adm. pens. (age 19) at TRINITY, Jan. 12, 1852. S. and h. of Col. Joseph Lyder, of Barbados. B. there Sept. 30, 1833. School, Codrington College, Barbados (Mr Rawle). Matric. Michs. 1852; B.A. 1856; M.A. 1862. A member of the Legislative Council, Barbados. On the Executive Council of Nevis, 1871. A member of the Federal Council of the Leeward Island. Created Bart., Nov. 27, 1871. Of Briggs-Dayrell, Barbados. J.P. Died Oct. 11, 1887, in London. (Foster, Baronetage, 1883.)


Kathleen M. Butler, The Economics of Emancipation (1995) pp. 86-87.

  1. The archives of the Briggs family

  2., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online]

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Joseph Briggs
Eiizabeth Jackman nee Hinds

Associated Claims (6)

£1,033 2s 3d
£223 6s 5d
£2,495 7s 10d
£19 8s 4d
£2,850 15s 4d
Awardee (Trustee)
£3,221 13s 7d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (5)

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
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Joint owner
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney

Given as Jos. L. Briggs.

1829 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney

Relationships (1)

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Identified in the will of Samuel Hinds of Bath (proved 1847) as his...