Thomas Brown Wylly

1788 - 29th Jan 1848

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Son of William Wylly (q.v.) of Bahamas and St.Vincent (1757-1828) . Admitted Trinity College, Oxford, 20/10/1806, aged 18; Middle Temple, 1811.

  2. Appointed Puisne Judge, Trinidad, 1846.

  3. Died, Port of Spain, 29/01/1848. A newspaper notice gives his death age 65 though his Oxford admission would give an age of 60 at death.

  4. Father of: Thomas B Wylly (died, Demerera, 2/8/1857); Susan Catherine Wylly (married William Cree, merchant, at Trinidad, 1846) and Matilda F. M. Wylly (died, Vancouver, 1904, aged 82).

  5. He was Solicitor-General of the Bahamas, domiciled at New Providence, in 1826. Owner then of 16 enslaved people, "13 domestics; three have the care of a small county residence; but Mr. Wylly neither owns nor manages any plantation." Also attorney of his father William Wylly as owner of one enslaved blacksmith and one enslaved shipwright.


  1. Alumni Oxonienses, and see Times of the Isles - All the King’s Men (article by Dr Charlotte Kozy, 2010, A href=""> [accessed 14/12/2018]), paragraph concerning Wylly brothers William and Alexander.

  2. Bath Chronicle, 22/01/1846.

  3. Morning Chronicle, 14/03/1848.

  4. Glasgow Herald, 02/08/1857; Greenock Advertiser, 23/11/1846; Victoria Times, 13/01/1904 (at

  5. Papers Relating to Slaves in the Colonies, Vol.XXII, 'Return of Functionaries who are Proprietors of Slaves or Plantations worked by Slaves', p. 6 (Munnings to Bathurst, July 1826).

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Legal Education
Middle Temple [1811 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£344 9s 7d

Relationships (3)

Son → Father
Brother → Sister