Francis Thwaites Esq.

1756 - 1837

Claimant or beneficiary


Partner in Thwaites, Trecothick & Co. until 1831, when it became Trecothick & Roper (q.v.). Previously partner with James Trecothick and Charles Apthorp[e] Wheelwright.

  1. Thwaites & Trecothick, merchants 25 Cullum Street.

  2. Francis Thwaites of Woburn Place buried aged 81 St George's Bloomsbury 31/05/1837. In 1835 Francis Thwaites was at 32 Woburn Place.

  3. Will of Francis Thwaites Esq of Woburn Place proved 11/08/1837. The will is unusual, leaving his estate in trust to be willed during his lifetime by his wife Susanna. It appears clear that if she predeceased him he intended to write another will.

  4. Possibly related to Jesse Thwaites who was a slave owner in Antigua. See Jessie Thwaites (ID: 401), award: Antigua 837.

  5. Francis Thwaites may also have been a member of the Loyal Islington Volunteer Infantry, 1803 and the same as gave £5 to the General Fund for the Relief of the . . . Clergy in Ireland in 1835.


T71/877 Antigua claim nos. 117 (Herbert's) and 360 (Nibb's).

  1. Kents Directory, 1825.

  2., London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]; Boyles Directory, 1835.

  3. PROB 11/1883/307.

  4. See also, Slave Registers of former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834 [database online].

  5. Times 14/09/1803; Morning Post 15/12/1835.

Further Information


Associated Claims (3)

£622 15s 1d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£2,063 10s 5d
£2,856 18s 11d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Mortgagee)

Associated Estates (1)

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
1788 [EA] - 1788 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Trecothick & Roper
West India merchant  

Relationships (1)

Business partners

Addresses (1)

32 Woburn Place, London, Middlesex, London, England