Thomas Barrett Lennard

4th Oct 1788 - 9th Jun 1856

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded part of the compensation for the enslaved people on Stewart Castle in Trelawny Jamaica. The remainder of the compensation under the claim was awarded to members of the Shedden family, and Lennard's claim came through his wife.

  1. Thomas Barrett Lennard was the eldest son of Sir Thos. Barret Lennard bart., of Bell House [sic] Essex. Banns of marriage were published 12, 19, and 26 June 1825 for Thomas Barrett Lennard widower and Mary Bridger Shedden of Saling Grove Essex at St Marylebone. Mary Bridger Shedden was the daughter and heiress of Bartlet Bridger Shedden of Aldham Hall Suffolk and Mary Shedden Goodrich (the eldest daughter of Bartlet's uncle Bartlet Goodrich of Saling Grove Essex).    

  2. Will of Thomas Barrett Lennard of Hyde Park Terrace Middlesex proved 5/9/1856. He predeceased his father, whose will (of Bolhus [sic], Essex) was proved 30/10/1857.

  3. Adm. Fell.-Com. at JESUS, June 28, 1806. [Eldest s. of Sir Thomas (above), 1st Bart., of Essex. [B. Oct. 4, 1788. School, Charterhouse.] Matric. Michs. 1806; B.A. (17th Wrangler) 1810; M.A. 1813. Adm. at the Inner Temple, Feb. 10, 1809. M.P. for Ipswich, 1820-6; for Maldon, 1826-37 and 1847-52. Married (1) Aug. 3, 1815, Margaret, dau. of John Wharton, of Skelton Castle, Yorks. (died 1818); (2) June 30, 1825, Mary, dau. of Bartlett Bridger Shedden, of Aldham Hall, Suffolk. Died June 9, 1856, at Brighton. Brother of Dacre B. (1819), etc.; father of Thomas B. (next), St Aubyn B. (1850) and Dacre B. (1848) and John B. (1860). (Burke, P. and B.; T. A. Walker, 489; Boase, II. 388, Inns of Court; Return of M.P.'s; W. R. Williams, MSS.).


T71/874 Trelawny 147A-D. Claim originally by G.R. Shedden and John [sic] Thomas Barrett Lennard and uxor, England.

  1., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]; John Burke, A genealogical and heraldic history of the Commoners of Great Britain, Vol. 3  'Shedden, of Paulerspury Park', p. 352.

  2. PROB 11/2239; PROB 11/2259.

  3., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online].

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Thomas Bennett Lennard
(1) Margaret Wharton (2) Mary Bridger Shedden
Thomas B; St Aubyn B; Dacre B.; John B.
Cambridge (Jesus) [1806-1810 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£6,259 8s 10d

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
1835 [EA] - → Receiver

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

election →
Ipswich Suffolk
1820 - 1826
election →
Maldon Essex
1826 - 1837
election →
Maldon Essex
1847 - 1852

Relationships (2)

Husband → Wife
Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (2)

Belhus, Aveley, Essex, South-east England, England
Hyde Park Terrace, London, Middlesex, London, England