Thomas Edgar

1780 - 1859


Probably Thomas Edgar, son of Archibald Edgar of Jamaica, who attended Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1796. Owned Gloucester Mount estate after the death of his father.

  1. Thomas Thomas Edgar, son of Mr and Mrs Edgar, baptised at Gloster Mount 26/05/1781 aged 8 months.

  2. Thomas Edgar, age 70, unmarried, "formerly West India proprietor and merchant", born Jamaica, was living at 7 Upper Gloster Street, Marylebone, in the census of 1851, with two female servants. Possibly the Thomas Edgar, unmarried, merchant, not born in county, living at 25 Dorset Place, Marylebone, age 60, in 1841.

  3. Thomas Edgar of 2 Hamilton Place who died in 1859 bachelor aged 78 leaving £16,000 (resworn from £20,000) was the same man. Letter of administration were granted to his nephew Henry Glennie. An announcement in the London Gazette in 1860 which said that Thomas Edgar died intestate showed him as formerly of 2 Great Helens and Upper Gloster Street, Dorset Square but late of 2 Hamilton Place.


James Edgar, Genealogial collections concerning the Scottish house of Edgar, with a memoir of James Edgar (1873) pp. 46.

  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  2. 1841, 1851 censuses online.

  3. National Probate Calendar 1859; London Gazette 22354 7 February 1860 p. 449. Much online genealogical material associates a Thomas Edgar dying in Marylebone in 1859 with the son of James Edgar (d. 1802), born in 1792: this is inconsistent with the age at death of Thomas Edgar of Hamilton Terrace, and does not reflect the presence of Henry Glennie as the nephew and next of kin in the probate record.

Further Information


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
1804 [EA] - → Owner
1826 [EA] - → Receiver

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
Notes →
Inferred by LBS. Thomas Edgar's executor in 1859 was his nephew Henry Glennie, almost certainly the Henry Edgar Glennie known to have been the son of Alexander Glennie and his wife Caroline Edgar....

Addresses (2)

25 Dorset Place, Marylebone, London, Middlesex, London, England
7 Upper Gloster Street, Marylebone, London, Middlesex, London, England