Edward Thomas

???? - 1853

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Slave-owner and large-scale attorney on Barbados, owner of Green's, resident in the 1820s and 1830s but dying in Britain in 1853. A large number of estates give Edward Thomas as attorney in the Slave Registers, and it is presumed that this was the same man. Kathleen Mary Butler showed him as attorney for 19 estates 1823-1843, against the 23 identified by LBS to date connected with this entry.

  1. The will of Edward Thomas formerly of the island of Barbados..but now residing at Clifton was proved 18/11/1853. Under the will he left his wife Mary Anna Thomas his household effects and £2000, and placed the rest of his property in trust to be sold and the proceeds to be divided among his 6 sons, with an adjustment for sums of £2250 and £2100 he had already advanced to two of them.

  2. In 1851, Edward Thomas aged 63 landed proprietor, his wife Mary Thomas aged 61 and son Elliot aged 20 student Cambridge all born Barbados were living at East Street in Weymouth.

Sources

Kathleen Mary Butler, The Economics of Emancipation (1995) p. 58.

  1. PROB 11/2181/252.

  2. 1851 census online.


Further Information

Absentee?
Transatlantic
Spouse
Married but no further details
Children
John Best; Lynch; William Grasett; Reynold; Edward; Elliott

Associated Claims (1)

£2,295 7S 5D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (25)

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
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney

Probably this Edward Thomas.

1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

This is probably Edward Thomas who was a claimant on Barbados 3813 (Greens); but it may be a different one.

1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

This is probably Edward Thomas who was a claimant on Barbados 3813 (Greens) and acted as Attorney in the 1832 returns for BA756 Britton's (Barbados, St Michael), BA4187 Neils (Barbados, St Michael) and for the return of BA594 Hannays estate, also previously owned by the Rev John Brome.

1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

If this is the correct Edward Thomas, he was Attorney for a number of Barbadian estates.

1826 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney

This is probably Edward Thomas who was a claimant on Barbados 3813 (Greens) and acted as Attorney in the 1832 returns for BA756 Britton's (Barbados, St Michael), BA4187 Neils (Barbados, St Michael) and for the return of BA593 Bromefield estate, also previously owned by the Rev John Brome.

1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney

This is probably Edward Thomas who was a claimant on Barbados 3813 (Greens); but it may be a different one.

1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Executor
1823 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Attorney
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Trustee

Addresses (1)

Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England