Thomas Ansell

1799 - 24th Jul 1866

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded part of the compensation for Foulis plantation in British Guiana as executor of William Munro (probably his father-in-law); the bulk of the compensation in the award went to the British merchant firm of Thomas and John Daniel.

  1. Will of William Munro planter of Berbice South America proved 28/07/1832.

  2. In 1851 Thomas Ansell MD St Andrews 'in general practice' aged 52 born Thame Oxon was living at Harley Place Stratford-Le-Bow with wife Eliza aged 52 born Berbice West Indies with two daughters (Mary and Louisa) aged 23 and 20 both born Bow.  In 1861 he was at the same address aged 62 with [second] wife Isabella aged 44 and daughter Mary Sarah aged 35 born Bow.

  3. Thomas Ansell was described as proprietor of Foulis, 'residing in England' in 1844 in a legal notice from W. W. Bennett, Marshal of Berbice, dated 22/11/1844. The proprietor of Foulis as of 1842 was identified as 'Dr Ansell' in E. Stanley's letter to Gladstone of 1850.

  4. Thomas Joseph Ansell married Eliza Munro at St Marylebone 26/09/1821. One of the witnesses was William Munro.   

  5. Will of Thomas Ansell MD late of Harley Place Bow who died 24/07/1866 proved 06/09/1866 by executors including William Thomas Ansell of Cork, effects under £7000, resworn at £8000 January 1868.   


T71/885 British Guiana no. 166.

  1. PROB 11/1803.

  2. 1851-1861 censuses online.

  3. London Gazette, Issue 20429, p. 21; Hon. E. Stanley, 'Claims and resources of the West Indian colonies: a letter to the Rt. Hon. W.E. Gladstone MP', 3rd edition London 1850 Appendix A.

  4., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online].

  5. National Probate Calendar 1866.

Further Information

(1) Eliza Munro (2) Isabella
With (1) William Thomas; Mary Sarah; Louisa

Resworn January 1868 fom £7000 at probate

Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£17,532 6s 6d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Relationships (1)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (1)

Harley Place, Stratford-le-Bow, London, Middlesex, London, England