Captain Thomas Rowe

???? - 1818


Owner of Jackmans and Checker Hall on Barbados until his death in 1818. The estates and enslaved people were sold by his trustee Henry Thornhill before the compensation process.

  1. Will of Thomas Rowe at present residing in St Michael Barbados Captain in HM's Royal Navy [recorded in Barbados in December 1818] proved in London 07/07/1819. Under the will he left members of the Thornhill family over £5000 in legacies (some in £ sterling, some in currency), and annuities to two female cousins named Gibson. He left his 'black man slave' named Frank Thomas to his cousin Jane Dowding Gibson. He instructed his executors to convey his faithful servant Sammy to any person resident in Great Britain in order to free him, the costs to come out of his estate 'but not to exceed ten guineas.' His residuary heirs were his nephews William Rigby Bradshaw and James Bradshaw, failing whom the estate was to pass to his executors Dowding Thornhill and Henry Thornhill.


T71/537, p. 285.

  1. PROB 11/1619/94

Further Information

Sailor (Royal Navy)

Associated Estates (4)

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] - → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner
1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
James Bradshaw was also co-residuary heir of his uncle with his brother William Rigby Bradshaw...
Testator → Executor