Thomas Gillespy

???? - 1845

Claimant or beneficiary


London merchant, awarded part of the compensation for the enslaved people on Clermont estate in Trelawney as one of the executors (with Thomas Gillespy junior and George Harffy Longcroft, both of whom q.v.) of Charles Reynolds (q.v.).

  1. Partner in Thomas Gillespy & Son (q.v.) with his son, until his own retirement at the end of 1831. Thomas Gillespy the father may have been the Thomas Gillespy coal-factor bankrupt in 1812.  

  2. Will of Thomas Gillespy Coal-factor of Crutched Friars City of London proved 26/07/1845. Under the will (made in 1824), Thomas Gillespy left to his son Thomas Gillespy [junior] the legacy bequeathed to Thomas Gillespy the father by Charles Reynolds, described by the father as 'my friend and late ward.'


T71/874 Trelawney no. 171 (which gives them as executors of 'George Reynolds' and of London). Clermont is shown against Charles Reynolds in the 1816 Jamaica Almanac and heirs of Charles Reynolds in 1818.  

  1. London Gazette, Issue 16647, 19/09/1812, p. 1922,

  2. PROB 11/2021/98.

Further Information

Married but no further details
Thomas Gillespy junior

Associated Claims (1)

£2,384 0s 4d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Firm Investment
Thomas Gillespy
Shipbroker & Insurance Broker  

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Executor → Testator
Notes →
Thomas Gilespy described Charles Reynolds as his ward in his own will of...

Addresses (2)

12 Billiter Street, City of London, Middlesex, London, England
Crutched Friars, City of London, Middlesex, London, England