Thomas Drew Beavan

23rd Feb 1802 - 19th Apr 1879

Claimant or beneficiary


Trustee for Philip Browne for 1/6th of the Morant estate in Jamaica. Son of Hugh Beavan of Brynyrhidd, Radnorshire, and a goldsmith in London.

  1. Birth and baptism of Thomas Drew Beavan, son of Hugh Bevan, Westminster 23/02/1802 and 31/10/1802; shown as goldsmith of 31 Marylebone Street Piccadilly in P.O. Directories for 1843 and 1856; will of Thomas Drew Beavan late of Brynrhydd [sic] County of Radnor who died 19/04/1879 proved 27/05/1879, effects under £7000.

  2. Philip Browne appears to have been resident in Jamaica at least in the 1830s. The correspondence of Henry Lord Willoughby de Broke includes a letter from Philip Browne Morant Estate dated 26/01/1834 containing 'General and naval news'. The 1839 Jamaica Almanac shows Philip Browne as a vestryman in St Thomas-in-the-East and Philip Browne RN as Harbourmaster for Port Morant. There is a stong naval and military thread running through the various awardees for St Thomas No. 507, as well as Irish linkages, but the unifying theme has not yet been established.


T71/867 St Thomas-in-the-East claim no. 507.

  1., England and Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 [database online]; P.O. Directories 1843 and 1856 online via [accessed 21/04/2011]; National Probate Calendar 1879.

  2. Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive, Verney (Lords Willoughby de Broke) of Compton Verney DR 98/1655/54.

Further Information

Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£4,184 0s 1d
Awardee (Trustee)

Relationships (1)


Addresses (2)

31 Marylebone Street, Piccadilly, London, Middlesex, London, England
Brynrhidd, Radnor, Radnorshire, Mid-Wales, Wales