Rev. Thomas Alexander Browne

???? - 1839

Claimant or beneficiary


Clergyman resident at the time of compensation, claimed unsuccessfully the compensation for the enslaved people on Grand Sable on St Vincent as owner-in-fee.

  1. This appears to be the Rev. Thomas Alexander Murray Browne (1792-1839), son of the American loyalist Lt. Col. Thomas Brown[e]. Between 1817 and 1824 the Rev. Thomas Alexander Murray Browne lived in North Riding Yorkshire, where his children were born. His wife died in 1824 and the Rev. Browne moved his family to St Vincent, where he had inherited the Grand Sable estate, and bought further land c. 1829 and died in 1839. Thomas Alexander Browne the son, also a Reverend, sold Grand Sable in 1846 and returned to England, to his father's old parish at Ellerburn.


T71/892 St Vincent no. 455. His letter re political climate in St Vincent of 4/1/1834 forwarded by Thos Weatherall to S.Duckworth, Lincoln's Inn; Thos Browne reported to have been given the living of parish in which Grand Sable was located, worth £700 or £800. Rev Thomas Alexander Browne was resident, visited on Grand Sable by Colthurst pp 191-197. p 192 'Mr Browne's conversation is lively and gentleman-llke, and exceedingly entertaining.' But Browne was opposed to ending of apprenticeship. p 192: 'resisting the wishes of the British people in a matter upon which the whole nation has sets their hearts.'

  1. Edward J. Cashin, The King's Ranger: Thomas Brown and the American Revolution on the Southern Frontier (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1989), Epilogue p. 229-231.

Further Information

Church of England

Associated Claims (1)

£17,753 5s 7d
Unsuccessful claimant (Owner-in-fee)

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
1825 [SY] - 1839 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Son → Father