Thomas James Brown

1790 - 20th Apr 1823


Resident slave-owner, son of Hon. William Brown (q.v.) and husband of Ann Gardner Allen nee Milward.

  1. Will of Thomas James Brown of St Catherine proved 12/11/1823. Under the will he freed an enslaved man named Thomas formerly Toby, christened according to Brown in his own name at Toby's request. He left his mother Mary Brown 100 guineas on the basis that she was entitled to an annuity of £700 p.a. under the will of his father Hon. William Brown and had other property. He left his wife his sugar estate called Kew, his pen Aurora and Woodstock to his wife Ann Gardner Brown.

  2. There is a family memorial in the Cathedral in Spanish-town: On the east wall of the south transept:- Sacred to the memory of JOHN GARDNER MILLWARD Esquire who died after a lingering illness which he bore with resignation and fortitude, on the 24th December 1822 in the 62 year of his age. Also sacred to the memory of THOMAS JAMES BROWN Esquire who died on 20th of April 1823 in the 33rd year of his age on his passage to England where he was going for the recovery of his health. This monument is erected by their affectionate widows ANNA MARIA MILLWARD, & ANN GARDNER BROWN. (1823.) Also to the memory of MARY KERR, MARY ANNA, and THOS. JAMES, children of THOS. JAS. BROWN and ANN GARDNER his wife, and grandchildren of the above J.G. MILLWARD. They died in their infancy.


  1. PROB 11/1677/205.

  2. Archer, Monumental Inscriptions transcribed at

Further Information

Ann Gardner Milward

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
1817 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1821 [LA] → Executor
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Previous owner
1823 [EA] - → Trustee and Executor
1820 [EA] - → Other

Previous owner of these enslaved people.

Relationships (7)

Deceased Husband → Widow
Son → Father
Brother → Sister
Son → Father
Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Son-in-law → Mother-in-law