Thomas Fitzhugh of Portland Place

???? - 1799


  1. Will of Thomas Fitzhugh of Portland Place proved 11/01/1800. The will identified his brother-in-law as John Purling, his brother as Valentine, his nephew and his nephew's wife as William and Charlotte Fitzhugh, and his great nephew as William Fitzhugh jun. He left each of the directors of the Hon. East India Co. a mourning ring. He left his daughters Charlotte and Emilia (also given as Emily) £8500 each. He left his real estate in England and St Vincent to his son Thomas Fitzhugh.

  2. In 1791, John Purling (q.v.), Thomas Fitzhugh and [Sir] Richard Neave (q.v.) bought 88 acres of land and 31 named enslaved people on St Vincent for £6169 14s from Duncan Campbell of St Vincent. Neave still held an interest when he made his will, proved in 1814.

  3. It appears that Thomas Fitzhugh was owed substantial sums in 1771. A note in the papers of Sir William Lee states: "Fitzhugh owes Thos. Fitzhugh August 1771 £10,000' and is then followed by: "[John] Purling £5,000 / [Mary?] Rogers £1,600 / [William] Lee £2,000 / [William Michael] Lally £1,000 / [Total owed =] £19,600 / Upon mortgage of his St Vincent estate £3,000 more to Mr [blank] his Merchant the whole interest amounts to £1,220."


  1. PROB 11/1335/107.

  2. Deed Book 1791, British Library, EAP688/1/1/5, pp. 184 et seq.

  3. Slip in the Memorandum Book of Wm Lee of Totteridge, Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, ref: 68383. Thanks to David Hunter for this reference.

    See also the entry for Sir William Lee.

Further Information

Married but no further details
Mary, Harriet, Charlotte, Emily or Emilia

Relationships (4)

Uncle → Nephew
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Neave and Fitzhugh together with John Purling were joint purchasers of an estate and enslaved people from Duncan Campbell in 1791. Neave still held an inteterest when he made his will, proved in...

Addresses (1)

Portland Place, London, Middlesex, London, England