William Tharp of Heavitree

???? - 1829


Absentee Jamaican slave-owner. Son of William Tharp of Green Pond, and brother of John Tharp VII, Benjamin Haughton Tharp and Thomas Reid Tharp.

  1. Will of William Tharp of Heavitree Devon [made in 1828] proved 16/12/1829. In the will he left his household items to his wife Mary Harrison Tharp with the comment that he made no further provision as on his death she would be entitled to one-third of 'my estate in Jamaica' for life. He left his real and personal estate in Jamaica in trust with his wife and three brothers as trustees for the benefit of his eight children.


  1. PROB 11/1764/215.

Further Information

Married but no further details

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
1809 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Joint owner

Mary Harrison Tharp, the widow of William Tharp of Heavitree was awarded part of the compensation for the enslaved people on Windsor.

Relationships (5)

Son → Father
Deceased Husband → Widow