Thomas Sealy

1776 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for 31 enslaved people as owner-in-fee and 105 enslaved people as tenant-for-life on one estate (possibly Sealy Hall) on Barbados with his son William Drake Sealy (q.v.), and as owner-in-fee of the enslaved people on Cliffs estate.

  1. In 1841 Thomas Sealy independent aged 65 born f[oreign] p[arts] was living at 4 Saville Place Clifton with wife Mehetabel aged 65, daughters Margaret 40 and Mary 35 and son Rev. William D. 30. In 1851 Thomas Sealy landed proprietor aged 75 born 'Barbadoes' was again living at 4 Saville Place Clifton with wife Mehetabel aged 74, 2 daughters Margaret and Mary [ages illegible] and a grand-daughter, all born Barbadoes. The death of Mehetabel Sealy was registered Q4 1858 at Clifton: no death date for Thomas Sealy has yet been clearly identified.

  2. Thomas Sealy jun was a subscriber to John Poyer's History of Barbados on 1808.


T71/899 Barbados claim nos. 4196A & B (Sealy Hall?) and 4255 (Cliffs): Thomas Sealy claimed as owner-in-fee for 31 and as tenant for life for 105, remainder to his eldest son. T71/1593 p 142 15/03/1836 letter to Thomas Sealy 4 Saville Place Clifton re process, re split of this award and re Barbados no. 4255: you and your son need to agree 'the manner in which the money should be awarded.'

  1. 1841 and 1851 censuses online; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online].

  2. John Poyer, The History of Barbados, from the first discovery of the island (London, J. Mawman, 1808) p. Xxxv.

We are grateful to Ruth Hecht for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Sir John; William Drake;

Associated Claims (2)

£3,299 7s 1d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£2,151 13s 3d
Awardee (Tenant-for-life)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (4)

Principal → Attorney
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

4 Saville Place, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England