Thomas Bygrave

18th Sep 1804 - 1848

Claimant or beneficiary


Resident slave-owner in Jamaica.

  1. Thomas Bygrave, son of Thomas and Hannah Bygrave, born 18/09/1804 and baptised 14/01/1805 in Vere, Jamaica.

  2. Richard Bygrave, son of Thomas Bygrave and Janet Rhoden, of May Day Hill, baptised in Manchester, Jamaica, 23/01/1835. Thomas Middlemore Bygrave, "an infant", baptised in Manchester, 26/06/1836 (no parents' names given). Mary Bygrave, baptised 13/12/1840 in Manchester. Janet Rhoden, "a negro" was baptised in Manchester 28/02/1824 as part of a large group of enslaved people "belonging to May Day Milk Plantation".

  3. Thomas Bygrave MD of May Day Hill, buried 23/08/1848 at May Day Hill, age 44 years.

  4. Will of Thomas Bygrave practitioner in physics and surgery of Manchester Jamaica [made in 1847 and lodged in Jamaica in 1849] proved 26/04/1851. He left his property in trust to be sold and the proceeds divided among his three natural children, John Bygrave, Thomas Middlemore Anderson Bygrave and Mary Bygrave, and Jane Bygrave the reputed daughter of Richard Bygrave deceased.


  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  2. Ibid.

  3., Jamaican Parish Registers, All Parishes (unindexed records), Burials 1844-1863, vol. 4 p. 253.

  4. PROB 11/2130/152.

We are grateful to Andrea Azan for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£2,448 12s 9d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

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
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
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