Thomas Bourke Ricketts

28th Sep 1780 - 23rd Apr 1864

Claimant or beneficiary


Eldest surviving son of George Crawford Ricketts and Frances Bourke, brother of London merchant John Bourke Ricketts (c. 1794-1850) and of Sir George William Ricketts (1791-1831).

  1. Thomas Bourke Ricketts first wife Harriet Loftus was the daughter of the MP (for Great Yarmouth and Tamworth succesively 1796-1818) General Loftus. Letters of administration granted 26/05/1864 for the estate of Thomas Bourke Ricketts late of Combe in the County of Herefordshire who died 23/04/1864 at 20 Seymour Street St Marylebone to George Crawford Ricketts of Combe aforesaid the son, effects under £50.

  2. "George Crawford Ricketts, esq. of Gray’s-inn, who, being called to the bar in 1772, went out to Jamaica, where he practised as a barrister for many years, until appointed his majesty’s attorney and advocate-general, and a member of the honourable council of that island. Returning to England in 1802, he settled at Ayshford Hall, near Ludlow, and, in four years after, purchased the estate of Combe, in Herefordshire. He married, 19th March, 1775, Frances, youngest daughter of Nicholas Bourke, esq. by Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Fearon, esq. for several years chief-justice of the island of Jamaica, and had issue (1) George Crawford (d. young) (2) Thomas-Bourke his heir..."


Date of birth and details of marriages and children are taken from Stacey Family Tree, [accessed 17/08/2011]. The first marriage shown there has been confirmed from other sources (see below) but not the second.

  1. John Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank, but uninvested with heritable honours (4 vols., London, Henry Colburn, 1835-1838), Vol I pp. 212-3; National Probate Calendar 1864.

  2. John Burke, A History of the Commoners, Vol I p. 24.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Thomas B. Ricketts
(1) Harriet Loftus (2) Sarah Lewis
With (1): Ann, Elizabeth, George Crawford, William Loftus, Frances Spencer, Louisa, William, Thomas Henry. With (2): William, John, Elizabeth, Sophia
Wealth at death
Eton [1796- ]

Associated Claims (3)

£3,342 5s 11d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£496 5s 8d
£1,297 0s 1d
Unsuccessful claimant

Associated Estates (5)

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
1820 [EA] - → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - → Owner
1820 [EA] - → Owner

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

East India Company
notes →
Thomas Bourke Ricketts' brother Sir George William Ricketts (died 15/07/1831) was one of the judges of the supreme court at...

Physical (1)

Country house
Combe House, Presteigne [Built] 
description →
Said to be a house of the early 19th century, in which case it was built by or for Thomas Bourke Ricketts or his father George Crawford Ricketts (d. 1811), who had bought the Combe estate in 1806....
notes →
The house appears to be privately owned and very little is available on its history....

Relationships (4)

Grandson → Grandfather
Notes →
John Ricketts was the father of George Crawford Ricketts I, the father of Thomas Bourke...
Father → Son
Son → Father

Addresses (2)

20 Seymour Street, Marylebone, London, Middlesex, London, England
Combe House, Presteigne, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England