Hon. Miles Brathwaite

1756 - 20th Mar 1848

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on Palmers estate in Barbados; a Miles Brathwaite also claimed for the enslaved people on the Three Houses estate in Barbados as tenant-for-life. Almost certainly both claims were by the Hon. Miles Brathwaite, resident planter, an 'invalid' at the time of the 1832 and 1834 registrations of the enslaved people (and dying iin 1848) but they conceivably concerned his son, also Miles Brathwaite (c. 1801-1857) who was imprisoned for debt in London in 1844 and by 1851 was living at Hythe, Kent as Chief Officer Coastguard with his family.

  1. An online genealogical sources shows Hon. General [sic] Miles Brathwaite (1761(sic)-1848) as son of Robert Brathwaite (1723-1791) and father of inter alios John (1787-1856), Miles (1801-1857), Charlotte Rous (1803-1890), Christopher Moe (1800-1877) and Irenaeus Moe Brathwaite.

  2. Death "At Barbadoes, on the 20th March, in the 92nd year his age, the Hon. Miles Brathwaite, many years senior member of her Majesty's Privy Council in that island."


'Miles Brathwaite, formerly of Chepstow, in Barbadoes, West Indies, trading there alone as a Merchant, and at same time trading in copartnership with W. H. Boxill, at Bridge-town, in Barbadoes aforesaid, as Merchants, under the firm and style of Miles Brathwaite and Company, then of No. 5, Fortress-terrace, Kentish-town, and afterwards of the Grove, in Kentish-town aforesaid, both in Middlesex, following no trade or business, then of No. 13, Camden-terrace West, Camden-town, and late of No. 17, Hemingford-terrace, Pentonville, both in Middlesex, Trustee and one of the Managing Committee of the Elastic Pavement Company,' London Gazette, 20424, 17 December 1844, p. 5225; 1841 and 1851 censuses online. In 1841 Miles Brathwaite and his family were shown at the Grove, St Pancras.

  1. Shand Family Tree http://person.ancestry.co.uk/tree/29346541/person/26092211677/facts [accessed 22/10/2016].

  2. Hereford Journal 03/05/1848.

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Miles Brathwaite

Associated Claims (2)

£3,860 11s 6d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£5,623 16s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant (Tenant-for-life)

Associated Estates (3)

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
1802 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Described as an invalid in 1832 Barbados Slave Register.

1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (6)

Father → Son
Notes →
It's assumed that this was father and son but further verification...
Nephew → Uncle
Father → Daughter
Father → Son
Father → Son
Father → Son