Thomas Shepard (or Shepherd) Waith

1759 - 1805

Claimant or beneficiary


Slave-owner on Barbados. Waith died in 1805 on his way to England. The Inventory of the Pine estate, Barbados (q.v.) was dated 1 February 1806. Sarah Waith (q.v.) was his widow and several of his children were awarded slave compensation.


Births, Deaths and Marriages from the Barbados Mercury and Bridgetown Gazette 1805-1818’ records the following: Oct 12th 1805 (Deaths) The 12th ult, on his passage to England, Thomas Shepherd Waith esq, of the 'Pine'Plantation. Thomas Shepherd Waith, the father of Joseph William Waith and Thomas Lewis Waith among others, was born in 1759 and died in 1805. His grandson, Thomas Shepherd, the son of Thomas Lewis, was baptized in 1811 and appears to have died young. A 3rd Thomas Shepherd Waith, (1816-1880) was also the son of Thomas Lewis but clearly not a beneficiary deceased at the time of compensation, Pam Griffiths, The Waith family of Barbados and Guyana and associated families, mainly in Barbados (January 2009), available at Waith family geneaology.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£647 1s 10d
Beneficiary deceased

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
- 1806 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (7)

Father → Son
Husband → Wife
Father → Son
Father → Son
Father → Son
Father → Son
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

St Michael, Barbados