Charles Henry Okey

1797 - 1882

Claimant or beneficiary


'Of the Temple, Barrister-at-law (then [1831] residing in the City of Paris)'. Son of Henry and Marisca Okey, husband of Eliza Dunbar Tod, and co-awardee with co-owner William Dunbar (q.v.) of the compensation for the enslaved on Dunbar's Estate, Dickensons Bay in Antigua. Dunbar's belonged in 1770s to Dr John Dunbar, member of assembly who married in 1773 a daughter of Samuel H. Warner.

  1. Charles Henry Okey was baptised 16/05/1797 at St John Hackney. Charles Henry Okey of the Inner Temple, Barrister at law married at St George's Bloomsbury Aug 30 1825 Eliza Dunbar Tod, only child of late Capt William Tod of 92nd Regiment (Okey's  slave-ownership and entitlement to compensation presumably flowed from his wife: Eliza Dunbar, wife of Capt Tod late of the 40th [sic] Regiment, died 22/01/1804 aged 24 years and was buried at St Cuthbert's in Edinburgh).  Okey was appointed member of Legislative Council of Antigua Jan 20 1862; a Charles H Okey reportedly died in Anguilla 23/10/1882.

  2. Charles Henry Okey was the author of  A concise digest of the law, usage and custom affecting the commercial and civil intercourse of the subjects of GB and France (Paris, Galiglani, 1842).


T71/1219 no. 21 Counterclaim of William Kent Thomas. T71/877 Antigua claim no. 21 (Dunbar's Estate, Dickensons Bay). Janet Schaw, Journal of a Lady of Quality, being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina and Portugal in the Years 1774 to 1776, ed. Evangeline Walker Andrews (New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University Press, 1921) p. 79.

  1., London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online] (which gives his parents as Henry and Marisca); Times 31/08/1825 p. 3;'s_Cemetery.pdf [accessed 17/08/2011[; Times 22/01/1862 p. 6; [accessed 17/08/2011].

  2. See [accessed 04/02/2013].

Further Information

Eliza Dunbar Tod
Adeline (1827-)
Legal Education
Inner Temple

Associated Claims (1)

£861 18s 7d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Addresses (1)

Inner Temple, City of London, Middlesex, London, England