Thomas Churchyard

???? - 1835

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Son of Ann Churchyard, who was in partnership with Richard Battley as druggists, chemists and drysalters under the firm of Battley and Churchyard of Whitecross St until she withdrew and her son Thomas Churchyard continued. This partnership at Whitecross Street and Fore Street was dissolved in turn in 31/12/1815.

  2. Thomas Churchyard of Spital Square married 'Mary Grace' at St Bartholomew the Great in 1818; 23/05/1818; and Miss Geil of Nottingham in 1824. Two children baptised at Spitalfields Christ Church with St Mary and St Stephen: Mary Ann 03/11/1820 to Thomas (druggist) and Mary Churchyard of Spital Square; Elisabeth [sic] 25/05/1825 to Thomas (druggist) and Elisabeth Churchyard of Spital Square.

  3. Thomas Churchyard and Wiliam Crawley were partners in Crawley, Elgie and Churchyard (q.v.), druggists and chemists, of Spital Square, until 1825.  

  4. Compensation records show Henry Churchyard signing for the compensation as the executor of Thomas Churchyard in November 1835.

  5. Will of Thomas Churchyard [formerly of Spital Square but now] of Alveston Derbyshire [made in 1830] proved 27/06/1834. Neither this will nor that of his mother Ann proved on the same day sheds any light on the connection with slave-ownership.


T71/885 British Guiana claim no. 123.

  1. London Gazette, Issue 16685, 26/12/1812, p. 2603. London Gazette, Issue 17097, 06/01/1816, p. 29.

  2. Pallots Marriage Index 1780-1837;, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [dabase online]; Times 21/05/1824 p. 1;, London England Births and Baptisms 1813-1906 [database online].

  3. See under Commerical Legacies.

  4. The National Archives NDO4.

  5. PROB 11/1832/453; PROB 11/1832/454.

Further Information

(1) Mary Grace (1818); Miss Geil (1824)

Associated Claims (1)

£614 15s 8d

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner

Relationships (1)

Business partners

Addresses (1)

Spital Square, London, Middlesex, London, England