Thomas Bygrave the elder

???? - 1819


Owner of May Day Hill in Manchester, Jamaica. May Day Hill was left in trust for another Thomas Bygrave, presumably the son.

  1. Four children were born to Thomas Bygrave and his wife Hannah: Richard (baptised 30/08/1798 in Vere); John (baptised 10/12/1799 in Vere, aged 3 months); Jane (baptised 01/08/1803 in Clarendon); Thomas (born 18/09/1804 and baptised 14/01/1805 in Vere).

  2. Mrs Hannah Bygrave, wife of Thomas Bygrave Esquire of May Day Hill, died at Green Pond on Thursday the 17th day of April, + was buried at the same place on the Saturday following, aged 38 years, six months + 18 days.

  3. Thomas Bygrave aged [blank] years was buried at May Day Plantation, 14/10/1819.


  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]. Note that only the last two baptisms include the mother's name.

  2., Jamaican Parish Registers, Manchester (unindexed records), Baptisms, marriages, burials 1816-1836 vol. 1 p. 255.

  3. Ibid. p. 255.

We are grateful to Andrea Azan for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Estates (2)

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
1809 [EA] - 1819 [EY] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1828 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (3)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law
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John McCammon Trew was an executor and trustee under the will of Thomas Bygrave, almost certainly his...
Father → Son
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Father → Son
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